March 31, 2011 § Leave a comment
Reading an article about the wobbles in Saturn’s rings and found this quote that made me smile =) here Dr. Mark Showater (SETI Institute) describes the effect of comets on the rings of planets:
Rings are comet catchers,” he says. “We probably already realised that comets hit rings periodically but we never realised before that every comet puts its own signature into the rings when it comes by and that that history gets recorded into these spiral patterns”
March 31, 2011 § Leave a comment
A couple of days ago I got a new phone contract, I decided to finally join the modern world and get something where I could use the internet, and possibly get a phone made some time in the past century (my old sony ericsson really belongs with the dinosaurs). I ended up with a blackberry curve and I’m amazed at how much it can do, spent all day downloading apps for twitter,wordpress,email it’s amazing =) I love the qwerty keypad, the battery life is surprisingly good =s (which is one thing I was worried about) and its still good for all the things phones should be, can’t wait to learn more about what it can do =)
February 27, 2011 § Leave a comment
The weather’s been gloomy for days now, can’t wait for another clear day =) this morning looked promising but the clouds stayed and the gloom set in for another afternoon let’s hope there’s some better weather soon =)
Today also marks the 15th anniversary since pokemon Red & Green were released in Japan, happy Birthday Pokemon =) x Sitting here excited for Black & White release day on Friday, can’t wait (really glad it’s happening the day after my midterms finish and not the day before =p), tis going to be awesome…well it’s been a good 15 years so far =) here’s to at least another decade together
January 8, 2011 § 3 Comments
I think I might be in love…with a skycat.
Ever since I was a child I’ve loved blimps, I like the idea of them. Anything that flies is always going to get my attention, but there’s something quite special in my mind associated with airships, and I always wished I lived somewhere where I could see them flying around.
Living in a garage the iconic goodyear blimp is one that holds a lot of appeal for me, makes me think of summers as a kid
There’s also that very steam punk thing about them *drools a little*
So when I saw a hybrid air vehicle on the news my heart skipped a beat, such gorgeous machines, if you look at the website (or check out youtube, worth checking out the nearly identical P-791 as well) you can see a video of one in flight, they fly like some kind of sky whale, really graceful. They look so much like the blimps I love, but new technology is creating so much potential in these hybrid machines as cargo transporters & surveillance that their standard blimp counterparts just don’t have
Really hope this technology continues to go places
November 15, 2010 § 2 Comments
I’ve never been a big fan of afternoons, and as a result I hate having to waste the mornings. A normal working day starts at 9am, and for a lot of us that means falling asleep around midnight and waking up some time around 6, or if you’re lucky enough to be a student on campus like I am at the moment some time between 7.45 & 8.30 =p
This I find to be a very sad state of affairs for us morning lovers wasting 60-85% of the best part of the day asleep, I’m having a lot of trouble sleeping at the moment and as a result I do actually get to enjoy the early hours of the morning…but struggle through the rest of the day as a result. I also tend to feel bad for not sleeping and in trying to make myself sleep at the right time I waste the time I’m actually awake.
I think a lot of us crave a certain amount of freedom in our lives, that if we look at things sensibly we know we can’t have. For me this craving manifests in how I want my sleep patterns to go & on a larger scale having some degree of control over when I do what. If I had my way I’d fall asleep sometime around midday & either sleep through until 8pm or if I could reshape biology sleep 12-4pm and then 8-12pm or 9pm-1am…now that’d be amazing. I’d have a lunch type meal around 9am I think, just because I like to eat a lot at that time of day.
Looking at the bigger picture I’d love to structure the year around learning, because that’s essentially what my life’s about. Even last year studying at home my time was ruled by exams & my personal timetable was strict, and whilst I’m enjoying the structure of university because it’s different something about it still clashes with me, as I expect the necessity of social conformity clashes with everyone, at least at some point or another.
So for now I’ve opened my curtains because it makes me happy & hope I’ll be able to get enough sleep to function in today’s labs (no chance), hopefully today will be a productive day if nothing else =)
May 1, 2010 § 2 Comments
I meant to write a while ago about Pokemon Soul Silver, I must say it’s amazing one of the things that has impressed me most so far is the sheer variety of pokemon at the beginning of the game, and not just variety…an assortment of pokemon that you might actually want to keep and train. The collection of new features are also really fun, I love seeing my pokemon walking along beside me, and my pokewalker hasn’t left my side in the past month.
Leveling up happens much slower than in other games (understandable with 16 badges to get through), although the levels of your opponents are lower to compensate…keep having the urge to grind constantly, but considering how little time I have to play at the moment it seems like a bit of a waste doing that, and I haven’t come across any problems so far =)
Actually really behind with this game, and haven’t been able to play in a week so not much more I can say (damn exams), might start cataloging the stories behind my pokemon names, that would be fun
December 28, 2009 § 4 Comments
Sometimes I get quite opinionated and usually I like to ramble on about nothing so hopefully in future I’ll be able to write more…I’m an imaginative and quite frankly unusual child so this shouldn’t be a problem…it’s just the quality I worry about
Some of my favourite things (in no particular order) are: