Saturday, February 16, 2008
It was being shown off, as if it was actually something to behold. I eventually figured out the first sentence, but I still have no idea what the 2nd one says. I decided to make a de-motivational poster featuring the "art."
Here is my glorious work:
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Candles would be lit everywhere, water features would grace every room, and even one room would be completely black. The master bedroom would be without windows, with a water bed fitted with a memory foam pillow top. Musical instruments for the talented would be available for those with talent, and every cooking utensil and ingredient imaginable would be available for the cook's discretion. A hot tub, fireplace, sauna, media room, and theater would offer other creature comforts. A vast library of books fascinating to all eyes would form the center of one of the levels, representing the importance of knowledge. The great room is the central focus of another level. This is my very possible ideal place.
Have you ever noticed that all this junk falls into the keys on your keyboard? A few months ago I bought a Saitek Eclipse. It is backlit so you can see those spaced in between the keys really well. I have to shake this keyboard out every night just to keep it in good clean shape. Ever spilled a drink on your keyboard? The keys start to stick and if you're lucky, none of the electronics go bad.
Well, tonight I wanted to tell you about a different kind of keyboard. It's nothing new, by any means, but it is extremely relevant in our "live at the computer" times. People eat, drink, smoke, and do other unspeakable things often times at their computer, and the keyboard, being a human interface device, can often just get plain cruddy. The roll-up keyboard is a solution to that. You can spill drinks on it, and just wash it off. You can flick ashes all over it (smokers know how annoying it is to have ashes all over your keyboard) and just dust it right off. Its made of.. something like rubber. There's no way to get under the keys, and no need to. It's like a keyboard with one of those clear plastic protective covers built in. And, its good for travel since it bends and forms to whatever shape you need it. I found this keyboard on thinkgeek.com for about 24 dollars, and I sure would love to have one!
todays word is rixiform. I will post the actual definition after I create my own meaning.
rixiform, adjective. able but unwilling to bend under pressure or stimulus of any kind; stoic; unreactive, hardened. When I read this word somehow the picture of a lawn mower blade appears in my mind. A lawnmower blade will eventually bend under pressure, but just imagine one that wouldn't. It would also be something that is not brittle.. This can also describe a person who could be swayed, but chooses to value their opinion more than another's. Here are a few sentences to display context:
The cold steel bars of the cell were rixiform to him; they seemed to cry out with laughter when he ran his metal cup across them. They defied his need for freedom.
The jury remained absolutely rixiform when the defendant was cross-examined, for the jury was rigged, and would not be swayed to convict someone of their own demographic.
Note: I tried several times to search for a definition, but I could not find one. I found this word on a random dictionary word list site.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
But seriously folks, whether you realize it or not, I have spent over a year searching for a song that absolutely put me in a trance when I heard it on the radio. It is a remix of Mr. Brightside by The Killers. 104.7 WNOK in Columbia, South Carolina, played the song on their "Club 104" Lineup on Saturday nights along with other electronica, dance, and techno pop remixes. After not hearing it often enough, I decided to go to the website right after I had heard it since they show the last 10 songs played. They showed no remix information, like the DJ who remixed it or what the remix was called. I haven't heard the song again since then. Until today, that is. While using stumbleupon, I found this site, which streams any mp3 you can think of (just about) to your computer on demand. Just type in the artist, or name of the song, and boom. You've got music. If anyone would like to stop downloading music illegally, well you no longer have any excuse. Try songza out. I sure won't be pirating anymore.