Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Now at 104 followers!  Thanks to everyone who comes to this blog for making it so successful. Please enjoy this comic of a dog on acid.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Another Dream

So over the past couple of months I have been having a series of recurring dreams.  As far of the events of these dreams, they are nothing out of the ordinary.  In fact they could not be anymore mundane.  They all start the sam.  I am in bed, extremely tired, just lying there thinking about what time it is and whether I want to get up.  At this point I generally grab my phone to check the time and see that it is two to three hours before I have to get up.  In reality it is only five to ten minutes before I get up.  Now generally I have kinda insane dreams, so in comparison these are so normal that I tend to think they are real until a couple of hours after I get up.  This makes it extremely aggravating when all of a sudden a my remaining sleep time is ten minutes as opposed to two hours.  One interesting thing that I have learned from these dreams is that, in a dream you can check the time without opening your eyes.  

My face getting up

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Something to Share

I found this comic yesterday and thought that I might as well share it.  It wont show the comic at a reasonable size so just click on it to open it in another window and then your browser should let you zoom in.  If that doesn't work try saving it to your hard drive and then you can adjust the size more freely.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My Green Screen

Weekend I finally got around to making that green screen I mentioned a couple posts back.  It is made completely out of bright green poster board that only cost sixteen dollars in total.  While it is not perfect, its great if you have a video project that you would like to add some depth to.
Some pics:
Building materials
I had no empty wall space so I ended up hanging it from the ceiling 

Finished project, works better then it looks.

So overall it was easy enough to make just tape some paper to a wall and your done.  However I would strongly recommend using a tripod while filming, unless you want the background to be having an earthquake.


Monday, April 11, 2011

An Alternative Way to Get Audio Files

Say you here a unique sound on the internet but you can't find anywhere that allows you to download it, and its not in a video format that you could easily rip it from.  You could accept that you will never have this sound or, alternatively you could download a program to record any sound that is currently playing through your computer speakers.  The one that I use is called handbrake and it works well at capturing high quality sound.  The only downside is that it requires a bit more work on the users part because you need to hit record on the program while letting the sound play simultaneously.   

Friday, April 8, 2011

An Interesting Dream

I think it was two summers ago when what was intended to be just a mid day nap, turned into one of the most interesting experiences of my life.  I laid down on the couch and had the TV on, however nothing great was on so I ended up nodding off.  Somewhere along the line of the dream I was having I began to dream, inside the first dream.  I was now at dream level two.  Now for me at least dream level two is essentially a cocktail of many psychedelic drugs, all taken at once.  I don't remember specifics but it was definitely one of the most amazing but bizarre dreams I have ever had.  Interestingly enough, even though I was dreaming two times already, some of the things from the TV managed to make there way all the way down to level two and manifest themselves further leading to the insanity.  Eventually I woke up from level two and oddly enough was in the same position on the couch that I had gone to sleep in.  Since I was in the same position, thought I was awake and stood up and walked about five feet before fully opening my eyes.  Immediately I woke up in real life extremely confused as to how I was back in this position.  My immediate thought was that I had teleported, but reality soon sank in.  To this day I have never experienced something like this in a dream but it was truly one unique experience.       
No mushrooms were consumed surprisingly 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Not What I Wanted...

So yesterday I went on Youtube looking for something that I don't quite remember.  However Youtube had other plans.  Whenever I go on Youtube I always check the recommended video, because sometimes they contain useful videos.  As I was checking I noticed the usual types of videos were being displayed; green screen shots, Minecraft and others.  However one of the video that was so aptly named "Horse Breeding" I found to be quite out of place.  I don't know how watching a video called "Retarded Horse" would make youtube think I would every watch this, but it was surprising to say the least. 
Why would anyone ever assume this

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Airsoft Guns

Some friends and I decided that this spring/summer we wanted to mess around with some airsoft guns in the woods near our houses.  So after many hours of research and ninety dollars latter here is what I got.  

I decided to get two because rifle is electric and I figured it would really suck to be stuck without anything if the battery crapped out.

Here is the sidearm I decided on.  It's not that great quality(made entirely of plastic) however it shoots a about forty feet accurately and holds twelve bbs in the clip which, might seem like a small amount, works for me because hopefully I will not have to use it that much.  

 And now for my favorite.  Lets start with the body.  Unfortunately most of the rifle is not metal however very little is plastic and it is metal in the places that count, such as the trigger, trigger guard and hop up.  The magazine is nicely sized and holds around 250 bbs, however that does not mean it is able to shoot 250 bbs in a row.  Instead the magazine requires you to wind a gear located on the bottom that pushes the bbs into the firing mechanism.  When this thing does fire it doesn't mess around.  On average the bbs come out going about 340 fps and travel 150-200 feet before dropping.  Best part is that it has full auto and semi-auto mode  either of which is extremely fun.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Minecraft: The Eye of Sauron

So after making the monster trap I had a lot of cobblestone left over so I decided to make a tower.  I couldn't find a spot that I liked to build it on, so I decided to make an island.  

Next I laid down a basic outline and started building.  The tower is about thirteen by thirteen and is as circular as I could make it with cubic building materials.

Next I just filled the rest in by jumping repeatedly and laying down blocks, creating straight vertical lines.

At this point I decided to make the tower a little different then I had originally intended, so I took some inspiration from The Lord of the Rings and built this.

I then made a giant floating glass sphere and, using obsidian for a pupil and magma for an eye, I transformed the sphere into a pupil.

And there you have it.  The tower makes a great landmark as it is as tall as the game allows for, and has a massive ball of fire at its top.  Next I am going to go exploring and documenting any interesting landscapes that I encounter.  If anyone has any build suggestions leave them in the comments section and I will try to get around to them.