June 2009 archive

Fuck Being Civil! And While We’re At It, Fuck Religion Too!

I’m terribly sorry: were you offended by my language? If so, might I suggest that you visit a site where someone actually gives a shit about your personal sensibilities regarding language use. That’s it. I’ve had it. I’m done with even attempting to be civil about it (as I’m sure you gathered from the title …

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An Amazing Animated Short from Ani7ime

This evening my wife and I watched a short (about 15 minutes) animated video produced by Ani7ime Studio (廣州美術學院數碼藝術專業) called Water Brain (我要看). There are no spoken words, so don’t worry if you don’t understand Chinese. From the page on Vimeo, the poster has this to say about Water Brain: This is a story about …

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Hey, Jason

Or maybe it’s over here.

Yahtzee’s Head-to-Head review of Prototype vs. InFamous

If you play video games, you should watch Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw’s Zero Punctuation reviews. To follow my mention of Prototype in my last post, here’s Yahtzee’s latest review.

A Shitty Week, and Gaming with [PROTOTYPE]

No, I haven’t posted in nearly two weeks. I don’t really have much of an excuse, either. It has been a shitty week though. Our car died (when two of four cylinders have no compression, it’s time to let the patient go). We got another car (used: I’m a cheap bastard). After filling up the …

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Two, Four, Six, Eight, Why Won’t We Accommodate?

The debate about Accommodation rages on. Can science and faith be reconciled? Is there a middle ground? Jerry Coyne has taken the liberty of compiling a list of some of the relevant posts made during the latest rounds of this bout. Of course, it’s really not a “fight”. A discussion? Certainly. An argument? Perhaps. The …

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Dr. Accommodationist or: How I Should Learn to Shut Up and Love the Religious Moderates

(with sincere apologies to Stanley Kubrick.) I recently read DuWayne Brayton’s blog post “Just Who Are We Accommodating and Why Should I Participate?“. DuWayne’s post responds to an issue regarding atheists and the accommodation of persons who profess a religious faith, yet say that they also accept evolution. This reconciliation of science (evolution in particular) …

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Yet Another Cover

I mentioned something about an artist taking a song originally recorded by another artist and making it their own. That’s what this one is for me. (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding was written and originally recorded by English musician Nick Lowe. The best known recording of the song, however is by Elvis …

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HDR Photograph with CHDK – Raccoon Skull

Raccoon skull with HDR

I must admit that I’m not much of a photographer. I do, however, have a digital camera that I like to play around with. I based my camera purchase partly on the ability of the camera to run CHDK (Canon Hack Development Kit). This software greatly enhances the capabilities of the camera, including saving in …

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Yay! More cover songs!

Yes, still more cover songs. Every band out there probably comes to the decision that they too can do a good version of one of their favorite songs. Some of them are right, and some of them are dreadfully wrong. First up is one that I enjoy for a couple of reasons. On reason is …

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