The Reflection Range by Kim Thome at Show RCA 2012 http://t.co/BZgOby0d
History of Spaceflight infographic is cool, minds will blow.
Note to self - write about the only childhood dream that survived.
The link may give you a better view
Today I deactivated my Facebook account. Yeah yeah I know, quitting Facebook is the new quitting MySpace and all the cool kids are doing it, whatever.
I think my mid twenties are catching up with me. Facebook has been a big part of my online life for many years and it’s been great. But I’m just not getting what I need from it anymore. It’s not you Facebook, It’s me.
Actually no, it is you - you’re insidiously addictive and that brings out the worst in me. I cannot count how many times I have checked Facebook, been miffed that there were no new updates only to realise that I had checked it only minutes earlier (to be fair it was probably seconds). I have not made a good effort to catch up with friends of mine, people who I genuinely care about because somehow a ‘like’ here or a comment there suffices. The fact that it does for many a friendship is saddening. It never used to be this way but as I get older I seem to settle for less and have noticed others doing the same.
I feel lazy for relying on you. I feel disgusted for turning to you in any moment of slight boredom. I feel like you are the worst of many distractions that prevent me from fully relaxing and appreciating the calmer, more mundane things in life. The subtle gamification has lost it’s replay value - I want my attention span back.
Although this change is a long time coming, I needed a bit of a push to make the final move. A man called Paul Miller helped there - I’d like to give him a bit of a plug. Paul Miller is a tech journalist for The Verge - an excellent technology website that focuses not only in gadgetry but also the role it plays in defining and shaping culture. Paul has recently embarked on a year long internet hiatus, no small feat considering his job. I am fascinated by this experiment and really hope it will provide some interesting insight (more than just ‘oh no I have to use the post office’). Check him out here http://tinyurl.com/d6rt83o
That’s all for now.
Ah, before I go: I think it’s quite illustrative of my point that I have not posted here in 10 months yet as soon as I get off FB I’m here. This was much more stimulating. My stream of consciousness is way better than ‘Paul commented on your photo “lolza”’. Then again that may point more to my internet addiction than anything else. Tumblr, you’re my rebound.
Today a migraine ruined my weekend and no, I don’t just mean a bad headache.
First off there’s a visual disturbance which starts off as a small prick of light just off centre of my vision. This expands very quickly to engulf one half of my vision entirely in a blind spot. I can still sort off see colour behind it but no definition whatsoever. The blurry part in this pic is similar, but really all I would see is hazy green for that whole left side of my vision.
The only way for me to deal with a migraine is to immediately take extremely strong pain killers and a sleeping tablet and go to bed…. But with the panic that grips me as soon as I see the visual aberration I can’t sleep. And today, at home alone I could not find any medication so had to tough it out.
About an hour into it the visual abberation goes away and the headache starts. Pounding, stabbing, throbbing intense pain in the front of my skull. I can’t handle any noise or light or movement. Stuck, paralysed by pain in bed unable to sleep.
About an hour into this the nausea sets in. Vomiting ensues.
Shortly after the vomiting one half of my body goes numb. It starts with the fingers and works its way across one side of me. Tingling numbness….
So there I am in severe pain, just recovered from half blindness to endure another 3-6 hours of vomiting and numbness. I feel like a stroke victim.
This really takes a psychological toll. It’s like a battle with yourself where no one can help you and nothing can be done until it passes.
And so it passed….I feel asleep eventually and 8 hours later woke up feeling amazing. Except for when I bend my head down and the throbbing pain goes back to its worst, I generally feel quite good. I think this is a known after effect of a imgraine, some sort of euphoria once it’s gone. Sort of like my body’s way of say “sorry about that migraine buddy, here are some happy chemicals to help you forget about it”.
Gee thanks, I rather just not have a migraine.
So next time I hear someone say they have a migraine when all they really have is a bad headache I am going to glass them in the eye so they go half blind, repeatedly stomp on their forehead so they feel the pain, anaesthetise their left arm for the numbness and jam ipecac down their throat to induce vomiting. That done they will be thrown into a dark room for 8 hours to recover.
Once ‘recovered’ I’ll force feed them 2 ecstasy tablets and send them on their way.
So I was Heytelling some of my friends a snippet of Rebecca Blacks Friday song….an atrocious thing to have done when I knew they were on mushrooms.
This is what they came back with. It was quite touching and reminded me of my stoner days listening to The Cure in dark rooms. Good times.
Here’s the original but I prefer the version sent over that little walkie talkie app at 3 in the morn.
My friends are actually quite talented musicians- check out Dearly Wish playing at a dingy pub near you…if you live in Melbourne that is.
After watching this I went straight to the interwebs to try and buy it. But alas I don’t have $500 to spend on a nerdy cookbook.
Just got my Google + invite from a dear nerdfriend and here are a first few thoughts.
Potential potential potential! The huddle function looks great, especially if used on a mobile (as an android user I’m lucky enough to get this immediately). The muliti way video chat is promising. Circles manages something facebook never could. Overall I’m impressed with this first quick look.
Everyone is being very hesitant to predict success or failure. This is probably wise as in the end the success of social networking depends largely on numbers. Personally I think this is a promising project by Google after a few failed attempts. Myspace is dead, their Buzz didn’t create any and with the exception of some big tech names, no one really has the strength to challenge facebook in any way.
On Facebook; Facebook will always rule. I think it has the younger market and once you have signed up it’s hard to let go (and not come back). But I for one and if the murmurs are true a lot of others have become bored. FB has lost any appeal beyond the occasional check which makes it the perfect time for a fresh alternative. Enter Google+. Good luck Le Goog
I have a burning desire for new furniture and this lounge at Dare in Richmond is perfect… If only I had the cash…
This needed to get off my computer and be unleashed unto the world. One of those pics with the thumbnail that was somehow always the one chosen to identify the whole folder and all of the the sub-folders and the thousands of photos therein. Thanks Microsoft. So my innocent attempt to show friends the reel of my recent holiday to SE Asia went awry and ended up with me explaining this shame….ick! Let this explain itself…pic = 1000 words etc etc
Just started the second audiobook and saw this little chucklr about the show:
The sun rises over a castle, a castle made of swords and pegasuses and gargoyles shaped like dongs. In the distance, 100 concubines have sex with their sisters and step-dads.
EDDARD STARK: I, Eddard Stark, am a warrior of the Dawn-Dune. I have bedded many lady-women in the dew of Beowulf’s…