Sunday, October 23, 2005

Weirdness. Two days after I have a mammoth argument with my dad about Jack Thompson and video games, I see an article called "five reasons why jack thompson is right (and five reasons he's not)" that contains everything I wish I had thought to say in said argument.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Just finished a truly incredible book called "Peeps," by one Scott Westerfield. Peeps is his personal revision of the vampire myth, and he's written one other YA book that I know of, which is about extreme consumerism in the future, all of which is creepily similar to M.T. Anderson, but I digress. The book is incredibly smart, well-written, and most of all fun to read. You'll also learn a lot of information about parasites that you really didn't want to know, but ah well. Go read it. Now.

Monday, October 10, 2005

David Wong of PWOT has posted yet another interesting game of devil's advocate. If you take a moment to see the past the rudeness you'll notice that there's a very intelligent logical construction there. As the text I made the the link indicates, Mr. Wong must realize that whether what the article says is true or not has absolutely zero impact on how we live our lives--either by choice or simply because we must--but it's an interesting thing for them to say. Read it. C'mon. You know you want to.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

LST broke 1,000 pageviews this week, God knows how. It also passed 500 visits last week, although I didn't notice then. In other news, certain social situations have me feeling very teenage-angsty lately, so if there's a really emo "everyone hates me" post up next time you visit, I've given in to the pressure.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Sci-fi becomes reality once again...

This should be interesting to those who've read Dune. It may be designed for explosives, but basically what they've got here is a working poison sniffer.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

I have just returned from my local county fair, which while a reasonably fun thing, was slightly marred this year by two things. First of all, my braces got switched to a retainer today, which was rather painful and meant I couldn't chew any of the tasty fair food. More importantly, however, was the fact that when we entered one of the exhibit buildings, a large pumpkin with no one anywhere near it rolled off of its table and attacked my father, almost breaking his toe. O.o

As you can see from the image at left, I am once again going to attempt National Novel Writing Month this year. Last year I didn't even make 5000 of the 50,000 word goal, but I shall foolishly tilt at the windwill once again. (see? I'm already writing as wordifersouly as possible.) Wish me luck...

Monday, October 03, 2005

I just got myself a nifty little program called Konfabulator. It's kind of hard to describe what it does, but just click the link and read the small, comic history of the program and you'll figure it out soon enough. As you can see from the image, it's possible I went a little bit overboard with picking widgets.