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Man, I feel super cool.
Thursday. 2.28.08 11:53 pm
Just created the MOST BOMB-SHIGGITY-IST PowerPoint ever. It runs like an interactive menu (since the project is on SanDisk, my theme is oh-so-loosely based on my Sansa) that organizes the information. It looks like you're doing something cool, but really it's just a lot of "special effects". Still, I'm so proud. Made the backgrounds, which are simple yet elegant, copied the "interface" from my Sansa, BUT IT WAS HARD, and designed a few special effects.

I also managed to code a fairly complicated program in my Prog. class. There's a certain amount of joy to be had when the thrice accursed computer finally bends to your will. Needless to say, all the stuff I do out of the book has certain...extra features.

Now that I'm finished tooting my own horn, I'm going to go fetal, pass into a comatose state, maybe hallucinate vividly, and have amnesia about the whole episode.

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Seaweed polymer
Tuesday. 2.26.08 11:09 pm
A professor from Clemson came to Chem today and talked about fabric engineering. Funny guy. He made plasma and a lightning storm in the microwave, which was cool. Then he squirted protein from seaweed into another chemical, I forget what, from a large syringe. When it hit the chemical it instantly turned into a long worm-shaped polymer, and he let some of us keep it. Ashley tied a piece around my wrist.

The bracelet dried out when I got outside, though, and looks less like a long noodle and more like some long hairs covered in dry snot. D:

Spanish quiz tomorrow on 25 semi-new verbs. I need to know the verb for each English definition. Ew...

Boyman wrote some stuff in her xanga that...relieved the pressure a little. I dunno. It's kind of what I wanted to hear, actually. For a long time now.

What's with my sudden popularity? I just noticed that I'm top ten for popular points and also most active. Neat! Thanks, guys.

So, for the rest of the night I shall be practicing Spanish, and after that I might try some GIMP to see how I do. That's WAY too complicated...haha.


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I made this in MS Paint...
Monday. 2.25.08 9:21 pm

I did this in MS Paint with the default colors. nuTang doesn't accept .bmp, so I had to crapify it to make a .jpg.

The one outlined in grey is the subtractive colors, or pigments. The one next to it is light. On the far left we have our yummy rainbow colors because they look cool.

The difference between light and pigment is this. Our eyes have receptors for three major frequencies of light: those for red, blue, and especially green. Equal amounts of any two of those frequencies will yield yellow, cyan, or magenta, and from there one can go through the entire visible spectrum. Each color has its own frequency, but we only see most objects because they reflect red, green, or blue frequencies as well as the color we perceive. I think this is like timber and tone quality, where certain instruments actually emit different tones that blend together. (A tuning fork emits one note, and different instruments have different "signatures")

ANYWAY. We see most colors because of the way that red, green, and blue COMBINE. If you shone equal amounts of red, green, and blue light on the same spot, it'd turn white, like in the middle of the shape. Pigments are different.

All of the above has been as if you were watching lights on a white screen. The screen reflects all wavelengths, so it's irrelevant. But pigments work backwards. Instead of overlapping colors adding to each other's frequencies, they subtract from each other. The primary colors of painting are usually cyan, magenta, and yellow, (the secondary colors of light!) but really they can be any three colors evenly spaced around the proverbial "color wheel". It's neat that when you add blue and green frequencies, you get cyan light. Cyan paint would reflect green and blue light pretty evenly. But what happens when you add yellow? The cyan is absorbing all but green and blue, while the yellow absorbs everything except the green and red. Blue and red are both SUBTRACTED and you get green.

I don't completely understand the concept, except that it's psychological and not actually a property of light itself.

Still, it's so pretty!

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I did a survey! WHOO
Sunday. 2.24.08 10:57 pm
You guys should only read this if you're curious.

What was the last thing you heard?
Sean, unfortunately.

What is bothering you right now?
Cranky people.

Do you think slavery was wrong?

Have you ever seen somebody get hit by a car?

Who do you tell everything to?
Nobody. Somethings I leave for those who already know them.

Have you ever taken a picture in a bathroom?
Plenty of times. It's not like I'm automatically naked or something.

Do you use big words?

Does your head hurt?
I don't do headaches. So, no.

Favorite number?
4. Hands down.

When was the last time you saw your Father?
I don't remember what day it was. Wow, it's only been 5 years? Seems...longer.

Name a lyric from the song you're listening to?
There aren't any. That's how I'm rolling right now.

Do you use your friends?

Do you fight with your parents often?
not often.

Where is the shirt you're wearing from?
Nerd camp. GO CLEMSON!

Do you have to check in with your parents before you go someplace?

Do you know anyone with cancer?
I did.

Do you have any picture frames in your room?
No. OH, I do. From when I was a kid.

Where did you spend Christmas?
Maryland with the grandpa.

Ever smoked a cigarette?
No, and I don't intend to.

Do you think the whole day is better if you smoke pot?
No. You just think it is.

Do you get good grades?
I used to get awesome grades. Now they're just good. :D

Have you ever been intoxicated twice in one week?
Never been intoxed.

Have you ever thought about getting your nose pierced?
I've thought about it.

Does a kiss make you feel better?
For the moment.

Have you ever passed out on the bathroom floor?
Ha, no.

Do you start the water before you get in the shower or when you get in?
Depends on how much I pay attention.

Have you ever brushed your teeth while in the shower?

Would you rather be in a permanent relationship or play the field?
Permanent. Maybe THAT'S my problem! I actually care. Oh, darn.

(sarcasm that has nothing to do with the usual suspect)

Have you ever had stitches?
Not to my knowledge >.>

How long ago did you hug someone?

Do you like the Red Sox or Yankees?
IDGARA means I Don't Give A Rat's Ass.

Whats your favorite cereal?
As of right now, I hate cereal.

Have you ever had an oreo with peanut butter on it?
No. But now I want one.

Are you more of a coffee or tea drinker?
Neither, really.

Have you ever thrown shoes on a telephone wire?

Have you ever climbed up a water tower?
Dang it, I was going to. But they went without me.

Do you dream in black and white?
I dream in high definition and surround sound.

Do you talk in your sleep?
People tell me I do.

Last time you had butterflies in your stomach?
I don't like eating insects.

Oh, and I don't get nervous, either.

Can you recite the alphabet backwards?
No. I don't need to, do I?

How do you feel about life right now?
The same way I always feel. I'm gonna live it, and I'm going to do something about it.

Would you ever get someones name tattooed on you?
No, because in the end I'll probably end up removing it.

Do you feel guilty?
Not about things I've done to people. Maybe about other things.

What do you want to get accomplished today/tonight?
Sleep. Oh, wait, already 11:11. Curses.

And no, I'm not going to make a wish. Go eat a battery.

Where was your default picture taken?
School. Huh.

what is your middle name?
Edward. Yes.

Your current job status?
Free agent. Yes, I just made unemployment cool.

What is your current mood?
My happy balloon was shot down. And now I'm tired.

What color shirt are you wearing?

Who has the ability to hurt you most?

If you could go back in time and change something, would you?
I'd not pay as much attention to music videos just because my friends made them.

Where was the last place, out of town, that you went to?
Ft. Lauderdale.

Ever had a near death experience?
Probably a few.

Something you do a lot?
Waste time.

Do you have a fondness for gnomes?
No. They look stupid.

Who can you tell EVERYTHING to?
Just God. Nobody else wants to hear that.

Name someone with the same birthday as you?
Rasputin, evil monk from Russia!

When was the last time you cried?
A while ago. I don't remember.

Where are you right now?
My house.

If you could have one super power what would it be?

What is your favorite color?
Blue and orange. Next to each other. Yeah.

What is one thing that annoys you on TV?
The many stupid people. Seriously. Are they payed to act dumb?

Do you still like kiddie movies?

What are you eating or drinking at the moment?
Just had some chocolate, and I'm...not thirsty anymore. Neat.

Do you speak any other language?
Just a little or Spanish. Not enough to do anything remotely cool.

What's your favorite smell?
Right now, it's Vanilla candles or Shea Butter hand sanitizer...or both!

Describe your life in one word.
I can't do it.

Have any tattoos?
Not now.

What are you looking forward to the most?
Getting out of here. Moving on.

What are you thinking about right now?
Haha, something not very nice and so I'll keep it to myself.

What should you be doing right now?
taking out my contacts and going to sleep.

Who was the last person that made you upset/angry?
Katie busted my bubble. And I totally had a great one.

What are you listening to?

Do you act differently around the person you like?
Nobody comes to mind. But you know what? I bet I would. Otherwise we'd not get along very well.

What is your natural hair color?
Dark brown=now.

What is the holiday closest to your b-day?
New Years.

Have you broken a bone?
Not yet.

Anyone on your mind right now?
No. Why?

OKDONE. Now I fin my paper.

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