Monday, January 16, 2012

Maker Faire

SoooOoOOoO.  Saturday, what did I do?  Well, I met up with one of my buddies and went to Maker Fare Melbourne.  This event, hosted by the Connected Community Hacker Space in Melbourne, was "sold out" even though tickets were free.  Going here was quite neat, as it was located at the Swinburne University of Technology, which means train time!  Quite sad were the large grey painted regions that lined the once, what I can only imagine as being lovely, graffiti-decorated train line.  See, Melbourne is kinda known for its awesome graffiti, and covering it up just looks depressing.  From what I was told, the government thought it would be good to shove-its graffiti heritage and make things look drab and all gray since the Queen was coming to town.  But that has nothing to do with the Fare.  That was way cool, and one of the coolest demos I saw was from Julien Oliver's LevelHead project,  which creates an augmented reality game based on human-interaction with QR-covered cubes, some OpenGL gluttony, and a camera.  Anyways, great event, and I gotta hand it to the CCHS team for putting together such a great event.


Friday, January 6, 2012

Randy Blythe for 2012

Damn right that's what I said. The lead singer from the great metal band, Lamb of God (check out the bangin' vid below) is running for president. While I can't say that I have ever voted in a US election; I must say, I found probably one of the best candidates for 2012. I am really on with the whole Penn Jillette "a vote for the lesser of two evils is still a vote for evil" Well, Penn is my ideal candidate. But, I have been reading through Randy Blythe's bid for nomination.  Here is Randy's bid. Please excuse the harsh language. But Randy makes a darn good point(s).  So... here it is.  I might actually vote this year, if I decide to score a absentee ballot:

And here is a video with Randy and Lamb of God kicking serious anus.