Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Art | My face on some flapjacks

This was for an assignment for my Digital Arts Print Media class. I like how it turned out
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Google Wave | This is so cool! Communicate and work in a group online in real-time

This is a long demo video but the potential for this application is going to be insane! It would be a very useful tool for class. You could use it to collaboratively take notes for study groups, create mind-maps in a group, sharing pictures with each other, and MORE.
"What is a wave?
A wave is equal parts conversation and document.People can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.
A wave is shared. Any participant can reply anywhere in the message, edit the content and add participants at any point in the process. Then playback lets anyone rewind the wave to see who said what and when.
A wave is live. With live transmission as you type, participants on a wave can have faster conversations, see edits and interact with extensions in real-time."

Check it out here for more information

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Friday, October 16, 2009

LeGarrette Blount Press Conference | Jimmy Kimmel

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Getting a cold? Make ginger tea!

Ginger tea is very simple to make. This is my first time making it.

Ginger root (you can find it at any grocery store)
Honey (optional if you want, but it makes it taste great)

Hack off a chunk from the root. For one cup you will only need a chunk about half the size of your thumb.
Remove the peel
Cut into thin slices. The thinner the better because the ginger is pretty dense and thin slices can absorb water better.
Boil water
Put the slices into a cup and pour the boiling water over top. The ginger will float and settle to the bottom. Add some honey and you are done. Easy!
If you have a cold make sure to drink plenty of fluids. Water and juices are best. Stay away from drinks that will dehydrate you. You should drink 8 glasses a day regularly, so if you have a cold you should double that amount. Don't forget about nutritious food, plenty of sleep, yadda yadda, but why am I telling you this, you already know the drill.
Cin Cin
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

DIY Project and eating good food

The DIY project was to build Cold Frames for Fall gardening. We built them for an assignment in my class called 'Your Lifestyle Your Design' with professor John Park at the University of Oregon.
We started the day by going to Bring Recycle in Eugene to pick up some recycled materials to build an inexpensive cold frame.
We built the frames using old wood and an old single pane window.

This was a side DIY project Zach was working on. He wanted to build a cover for this organ he was restoring.

TEA TIME! We took a break to enjoy some tea.

Here is one of the boxes half way done. As you can see the top is slanted, this way it can be angled to the south to absorb the most sunlight.

Here it is completed. All it needs now is some hinges.

After that project, the group went out to John's property to build a fire pit.

Here is the fire pit finished. We lined the pit with rocks and used oven racks to cook on.


People in the group brought some great food to cook over the fire. We had stew, spaghetti, roasted vegetables, fire-cooked bread, and even some brownie pumpkin pie for desert. It was a good time. We cooked, we ate, we laughed, we cried (not really).

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

This makes me want to get a green roof |

Think about laying up on your roof getting a tan or watching the stars, that would be sweet! Check out more pictures at of how architects are designing green roofs. Hopefully green roofing won't make our cities look like Hobbit towns, or Teletubbie houses.
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Saturday Night Live | Conspiracy Theory Rock!

conspiracy theory rock

This is a cartoon that aired once on Saturday Nigh Live then was banned by NBC. I wonder why? Also, If you want to learn more about the major companies controlling our media and pop culture check out the documentary by Frontline Merchants of Cool. The documentary is a little dated but the message is still very strong. I was shocked after watching it, the media is a sick machine.
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Monday, October 5, 2009

Print Design Project #1

I had to remove all the typography from a food label. Looks nuts right.
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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Everyone needs to see this movie

I just watched it yesterday and it gets a 10 out of 10.
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