Friday, July 30, 2010

Ants make beads

I remember one time as a child in elementary school there was an anthill. I noticed how curious it was that most the little rocks piled were about the same size. Sifting through the pile with a stick I noticed some beads in the mix. I thought that surely the ants couldn't make such uniform doughnut-shaped objects. I decided to make a mental note that the next time I found an ant hill away from people that I'd check to see if it had beads in it. Later, I stumbled upon a remote anthill and checked to see if there were beads in it. There were! Even now, I still believe that ants make beads.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

BitBlinder dead as dead?

BitBlinder is dead, correct? Can't seem to find anything about how the website or the program went down.

Download. Upload.

Download = Consume.
Upload = Create.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

PRO-Keds Royal High Canvas vs Chrome Kursk

I got some black PRO-Keds sneakers from Gilt for 5 dollars. They're nice and everything but hot on the feet during the summer when compared to my Chrome Kursks:

Also, I wish the PRO-Keds had a red sole or something like the Kursks do. All together, I like my Chromes better. However, I might change my mind when the fall & winter seasons roll around.



Monday, July 12, 2010

Screening; Inception

As a student going into architecture this movie is brilliant! Go to IMDB and check it out.
My friend Anna invited me to a free screening of this movie that I've never even heard about. I don't see why I haven't because this movie has very talented people: DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Cillian Murphy, Marion Cotillard & Michael Caine. 
The plan is simple, plant an idea inside someone's head by actually being in their dreams. The movie however, diving layers into a person's mind, renders a menagerie of story lines together to form a whirlwind of different genres into one, very successfully.
I applauded at the ending because of how well the story was executed. Visually, it was a treat and never let me down, always in good taste. Architecturally it was a treat to see elements of design made significant, trumpeting just how integral design is to our waking (or dreaming) world. The story fit neatly together and unfolded appropriately. I would most certainly use my hard earned money to see this film again and recommend my friends to do so as well :D Good Job Christopher Nolan!

Friday, July 09, 2010

UTA TRAX, fix your effing doors!

I know the UTA transit system readjusted their routes so as to accommodate fiscal savings in their budget. Which means, that they should have some extra cash on hand to fix the doors on their trains. Seems like lately its been a game of chance on which door to pick. If you have a bicycle you only get two chances to get it right before the train leaves you stranded and estranged like some out of work illegal immigrant. Though watching people frenzy to try and catch a train and miss it by moments always makes me smile it shouldn't be because the train's doors don't work.

But really, doors on any vehicle are VERY basic functions of transportation. People should not have to consider the doors opening on public transportation a luxury.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Windows 7 64-bit, Chrome

I'm pretty sure that Google's Chrome is the slowest browser ever when it comes to using it on a Win7 64-bit. Takes forever to load even seemingly simple things. Common Google. Really.

I read an article today about the new Firefox beta. Maybe I'll use that.

I tried the 64-bit version of IE but apparently Adobe Flash is not supporting 64-bit browsers yet and they tell you to use the 32-bit version instead. Tough luck, go home, do not pass go and absolutely do not collect $200.


It seems that plenty of people are supporting 64-bit versions of Linux though. Or perhaps it's just that the grass is greener.