Tuesday, November 27, 2007

How to make a foot

This is a fascinating video about designing robotic feet using biologically inspired design. Great stuff!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Marc Whittemore has a change of heart...

Marc Whittemore, the guy who started ObamaLA.com, has thought a lot about the issues and thus has had a change of heart. He is now supporting none other than RON PAUL FOR PRESIDENT!!!

This is the effect Ron has on people. How can this not be an evidence that Paul is a uniter around the traditional principles of American governance?

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Would the real Giuliani please stand up?

There are plenty of reasons not to support Rudy Giuliani. Check out
The REAL Rudy...

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The iphone: completely hackable

This has convinced me that buying a smart phone is NOT a good idea.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

BGG.Con 2007

This weekend, my wife and I are going to Dallas for BGG.Con 2007, hosted by www.boardgamegeek.com (hence, the BGG). BGG is a fantastic website for board game information, pictures, discussions, trading, sales, and pretty much anything else you can imagine relating to non-video gaming. I became familiar with the site as an undergraduate, but I didn't really get into it until my wife and I began attending our Friday night gaming group at Great Hall Games in Austin.

We are really excited about going for many, many reasons. First off, you get to basically spend three days gaming your heart out. You can play in tournaments (such as the Tigris and Euphrates tournament on Saturday), test out prototype games that aren't even on the shelf yet, or just try out stuff with your friends from the game library that has over 1000 titles. Second, you're doing all this with great people who love games. We are particularly looking forward to hanging out with our dear friend Mischa from New Orleans once again. (I am anticipating some late night Jungle Speed, Mischa!!!) I hope that our group from Austin gets to do some fine dining at least once together. Third, it's like taking a mini-vacation -- in the middle of the semester! Nothing like taking off for an excursion in the middle of school. I have rarely done this, either as an undergrad or a grad student, so this is pretty cool.

We are participating in the "math trade" as well. This is basically a very complicated multi-person trade. In other words, A sends game to B, B sends game to C, C sends game to A -- except there are over 85 people involved. Mischa is running this one. I'm getting some really cool stuff, like Battlelore, Attika, and Colossal Arena. I'm trading away some good games, but I think K and I were interested in some new acquisitions anyway. This is a great way to do it!

I'll blog about what happened next week...

Monday, November 12, 2007

We have just begun to fight.

All you skeptics out there who think Paul doesn't have a chance, start paying attention!

What Republican can raise 4.3 million bucks in 24 hours from 40,000 different donors?

Who else can claim first place for donation money from military men and women?

Who else has over 1000 meetup.com groups? Heck, who has over 100?

Who can claim strict constitutionalism as the hallmark of his campaign?

Who else can get 5000 people to come to a political rally these days?

Fred is dead. McCain is broke. Rudy and Mitt are not even conservative. And they're all statists.

There is only one: Ron Paul. It's not even worth telling you to get ready, because the rEVOLution is here. The message to you: get on board. Get involved. Get moving.

Ron Paul Philadelphia Veterans’ Rally Draws 5,000 - News - NBC13.com

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Green is universal?

I'm watching the pre-game show for the Cowboys-Eagles game that starts in 10 minutes. Amazingly, they are turning off the lights in the commentary studio in order to promote "being green" or something like that. Wow. Get real.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Mike isn't right...

Chuck Baldwin at www.NewsWithViews.com says that Christians need to beware of Mike Huckabee. I totally agree with him.

Mike Huckabee is a statist.
Mike Huckabee doesn't believe in the Constitution.
Mike Huckabee supports a police state.
Mike Huckabee is a big spender.

Waaiiiiit a second... Isn't that everybody on the Republican and Democrat ticket? Oh yeah, except for one - Ron Paul. Duh.