January 4th, 2008

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9117 - Friday the 4th

Ah! The Weekend at last. Why a 3-day span feels longer than some 5-day ones, I do not know.

Just heading out to dinner and a movie with BHK - Juno is on the agenda, not sure about dinner yet. Most likely Cheeburger2... but California Tortilla, Johnny Rockets and Potbelly are also in the running. I could go for just about anything - looking forward to having a nice slow weekend. In-laws are going out of town, so we'll be peeking in on Miss Tigger. Maybe I'll get a little Wii or Portal time in, and I wouldn't mind doing some exploring with BHK to points outside of our walls, either.

Oops, there she is now! Until later, Dear journal. Have a link or two, a meme and a psa to tide you over.

via Drawn ! -

This animated music video was created by 64 Communications students from Concordia University in Montreal as part of the Open-Source Cinema project. The students “rotoscoped 1-3 seconds of video each, over a period of three weeks. (Most of them had never used Flash before.)” The results are fantastic - with a variety of engaging styles in the final product.

They say: “We were inspired by Bob Sabiston’s digital rotoscoping (as seen in Snack and Drink, Waking Life, A Scanner Darkly), and our readings and class discussions about copyright and creativity. (Course textbook: Christine Harold’s OurSpace: Resisting the Corporate Control of Culture.)”

Friday 5 -

1. What's your favorite shape?
I'm pretty fond of pentagons and 5-sided stars, but I'd have to say the simplicity of a circle is my favorite.

2. Who is the craziest person you know?

Dangerous to themselves crazy?

Dangerous to others Crazy?

Just insane?


I know a lot of people that are definably nutso.

3. Sweet, salty or savory?

I love 'em all! depends on my mood.

4. Best ice cream topping?

Simple hershey's chocolate sauce for me.

5. Do you ride horses?

I've ridden before, but not for a loooong time. I'm not the best at it, but I don't look like a monkey humping a football when on a canter.

via dcist -

Temperatures are expected to remain well below freezing again overnight, which can mean danger for the District's homeless population. The city has put out a reminder to call their Hypothermia Shelter Hotline should you spot anyone trying to sleep outside when it's this cold.

By calling 1-800-535-7252, the Shelter Hotline can provide transportation to emergency shelters and distribute items such as blankets, gloves and jackets.

If you live outside the District, Express has compiled a list of numbers to call in Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Arlington County, Fairfax County and Alexandria.

"A DARPA-funded research project at UCLA has wrapped up a set of animal trials testing the effects of inhalation of the brain chemical orexin A, a deficiency of which is a characteristic of narcolepsy. Monkeys were deprived of sleep, and then given a shot of the compound. 'The study ... found orexin A not only restored monkeys' cognitive abilities but made their brains look "awake" in PET scans. Siegel said that orexin A is unique in that it only had an impact on sleepy monkeys, not alert ones, and that it is 'specific in reversing the effects of sleepiness' without other impacts on the brain.' Researchers seem cautious to bill the treatment as a replacement for sleep, as it is not clear that adjusting brain chemistry could have the same physical benefits of real sleep in the long run. The drug is aimed at replacing amphetamines used by drowsy long-haul military pilots, but there would no doubt be large demand for such a remedy thanks to its apparent lack of side-effects."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

1 year ago - The Library is Open

2 years ago - on call, nice day, rainbow love thingum

3 years ago - Mel lunch, food cravings, b/w picture of Scotto, torture

4 years ago - Henry Earl Likes to Party (he still does!), Glossary of Linguistics and Rhetoric, Tokyo bowl, playing with filters

5 years ago - Ticked at bro, want to try out for LSH

6 years ago - chilly, dream, Miss Cleo in trouble, digi cam shopping, Cinnamon Pecan Bread

7 years ago - super power desire, phoneless