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What is it with creationists?

What is it with these people that they can’t let go of arguments that have been refuted time and again by respected scientists. Oh, wait. I forgot. That would mean they were wrong, and since they have God™ on their side, they just can’t be wrong. So many of them think they have The Truth™ …

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Remember that text you shouldn’t have sent last night?

Somebody does. I came across texts from last night a while back, and hadn’t been back for several weeks. It continues to remind me that although some things change (like lots of people texting all the time now), some things never do. Warning: Some of the language may not be safe for work. The way …

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Look Out! A Meme! 15 Books I’ve Read That Will Always Stick With Me (Part the Second)

Since I wasn’t able to finish my list the first time through (Yeah, I know… fifteen minutes. Bah! I take my own time.), I’ve continued it here in this second post. As DuWayne points out in his most recent post, there’s been some discussion about whether or not people have been following the rules for …

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Look Out! A Meme! 15 Books I’ve Read That Will Always Stick With Me (Part the First)

Yes, I’ve been tagged with the meme that seemed to run through Facebook, then escaped into the blogoshpere at large. DuWayne got tagged, and spread the love around to include me and several others. The instructions as originally given: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you’ve read that will always stick …

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New 3D Models for Google Earth (I Hope)

Today I finished my fourth model for Google’s 3D Warehouse, in hopes that it will be included in Google Earth’s 3D Buildings layer. My first model was accepted (on July 12th), and now shows up in Google Earth. My next two were finished early last week, and my fourth was finished just today. All three …

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My First Model in Google’s 3D Warehouse

202 S Neil St, Champaign, IL, US, 3D Warehouse Screenshot

Today I finally got around to posting a model to Google’s 3D Warehouse. This is where Google gets the models that are used in Google Earth for 3D buildings. I have another that I’m working on, but it’s much more complicated. In order to get one up more quickly, I chose a little nondescript building …

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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.

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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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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