Mandelbrot iPhone app is pretty neat. The update today was awesome.
So we got a “light box” for the young lady of the house. It goes well with the new camera and will allow her to take great pictures of the wonderful food she makes for me.
Here is some fun with it:
Still working out the bugs.
Below are my current scores on the main songs in Rock Band. Those in bold are my expert scores. Those not in bold are my hard scores.
Say It Ain’t So: 5 gold stars; 112,175
Creep: 5 gold stars; 138,225
I Think I’m Paranoid: 5 gold stars; 145,175
Wanted Dead or Alive: 5 gold stars; 127,575
In Bloom: 5 stars; 170,475
Gimme Shelter: 5 gold stars; 186,175
Wave of Mutilation: 5 stars; 89,625
Celebrity Skin: 5 stars; 107,810
Mississippi Queen: 5 stars; 98,389
Here It Goes Again: 5 gold stars; 133,492
Suffragette City: 5 stars; 150,700
Main Offender: 5 stars; 92,525
Maps: 5 stars; 152,625
Reptilia: 5 stars; 156,775
Epic: 5 stars; 176,775
Blitzkrieg Bop: 5 stars; 97,125
Should I Stay or Should I Go: 5 stars; 115,625
Learn to Fly: 5 stars; 145,025
Black Hole Sun: 5 stars; 132,019
The Hand That Feeds: 5 stars; 117,793
Sabotage: 5 gold stars; 106,850
Paranoid; 5 stars; 101,610
Dani California: 5 gold stars; 202,175
Orange Crush: 5 stars; 159,600
Are You Gonna Be My Girl: 5 stars; 112,300
Welcome Home: 5 stars; 220,677
Vasoline: 5 stars; 135,791
Electric Version: 5 stars; 122,475
When You Were Young: 5 stars; 136,875
Green Grass and High Tides: 5 stars; 393,245
Go with the Flow: 5 stars; 152,775
Ballroom Blitz: 5 stars; 140,750
Dead on Arrival: 4 stars; 79,275
Train Kept A Rollin’: 5 stars; 185,388
Detroit Rock City: 4 stars; 91,383
(Don’t Fear) The Reaper: 5 stars; 182,889
Cherub Rock: 5 stars; 186,157
Enter Sandman: 5 stars; 228,300
Highway Star: 4 stars; 185,551
Foreplay/Long Time: 5 stars; 235,706
Next to You: 4 stars; 82,275
Flirtin’ with Disaster: 5 stars; 155,049
Tom Sawyer: 5 stars; 152,073
Run to the Hills: 3 stars; 59,611
Won’t Get Fooled Again: 5 stars; 233,275
Blogging from my iPhone!
Here is a picture of a circuit I made so I could use a double bass pedal in rock band.
This is me enjoying a nice rest in Belize.
My camera will unfortunately only shoot 3 minutes of footage so I can’t record a full song. Sucks. But here are some videos of three of my favorite drum playing songs on Rock Band. Bear in mind that I have never played drums in my life until I got Rock Band.
This is me playing some Disturbed song. Not sure of the name. The song just became available as DLC this week. This is me playing on Hard difficulty. I can beat it on Expert but it isn’t nearly as fun and I don’t do nearly as well.
This is me playing Rush’s Limelight. Truly one of my favorite songs to play on the drums. This is me playing on Expert Difficulty. My best on this song is about 167K points which is enough for 5 stars.
Later I may upload a video of me playing The Police’s Message in a Bottle. This is another one of my favorites. My record on Expert difficulty is 200K points which is 5 stars.
Suppose I were to have an incredibly long piece of string, so long infact that I could wrap it tightly around the Earth. Such a string would need to be, assuming the Earth has a radius of 4000 miles (sorry this is in miles…god I wish I could think in kilometers), 25132.7 miles long. Now suppose I were to add just one inch to the string. This would presumably give the string a little bit of slack. The question is, how much slack? If I were to grip the string and pull up on it perpendicular to the Earth, how far could I lift the string? Far enough to just fit my hand under it? To crawl under it? To drive a bike under it? To ride an elephant under it?
There is a constant such that the curve intersects the curve at a single point. Find .
I’ll post the solution once my students are finished with it.
The following is a list of some of my favorite video games of all time. They are listed by system. I’m not one for the PC games so much, so all of these are for consoles. Many of these games appear on multiple systems so I will be listing the game by the system I played it on.
I plan on adding to this as (a) I think of more and (b) I play new awesome games.
- Bionic Commando
- Blaster Master
- Final Fantasy
- Super Mario 2
- Super Metroid
- Mario 64
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- GoldenEye 007
- Metroid Prime
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
- Beyond Good and Evil
- Final Fantasy VII
- God of War
- God of War II
- Final Fantasy X
- Final Fantasy XII
- Guitar Hero
- Knights of the Old Republic
- Jade Empire
- Assassin’s Creed
- Call of Duty 4
- Elder Scroll’s IV: Oblivion
- Guitar Hero II
- Guitar Hero III
- Rock Band
- Rainbow Six Vegas 2
- Half Life 2
- Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
- Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
- Metroid Prime 3
- Super Mario Galaxy
- Golden Sun
- Golden Sun II
- Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass
So I finally have found a way to get my Gamer Tag on this page. I’ve been thwarted by WordPresses refusal to allow iFrames. But now it is done. Yay me.