It’s better to die on your feet than live on your knees. The men of Zack Snyder’s “300” trained 10-12 hours a day, five days a week, for four months – all while eating barely enough to cover their needs and recovery. It was at the invitation-only fitness center in Utah, Gym Jones, where strength… Continue reading Gym Jones – The Discipline Behind “300”
Today is officially my son’s 4th birthday. We celebrated Sunday and we had a good turn out from friends and family. We got one of those blow-up fun houses for the kids, though plenty of parents took trepidatious young children in with them. 4 years seems to have gone by pretty quick. Next year he’ll… Continue reading Balthazar Takes on 4
Lately I’ve had a lot of things on my mind which warranted good posting material. However, I’ve either been too lazy, busy, or undecided to actually post about them. Each situation probably demands a separate reason. One thing I’m doing now is listening to podcasts again. The Zune has enabled me to get back into… Continue reading Podcasts Return (to Me)
NPR tells me that scientists are developing a theory around the potential development of synthetic universes. If that sounds vague, it’s because the explanation is based on a mathematical non-zero probability. That’s a tough concept to sell to the general public, myself included. However, I’m learning more about the ideas and am onboard with the… Continue reading The End is Nigh; Scientists Plan to Build New Universe
A romantic notion in the recesses of my mind really loves the F.B.I., C.I.A., and the like. I like spy novels. I like James Bond. I like super heroes fighting super villans. However, the real world of federal investigative services is far different than the portrayal delivered through metaphor and myth. I read today in… Continue reading Federal Bureau of Inefficiency
Spring is great, but I seem to forget that it means one of the hardest times for my allergies…ever! I was doing okay at first, but as of tonight I’m feeling pretty miserable from a stuffy head and chest. I spread Vic’s all over my chest and throat, but that’s just not cutting it. Lucky… Continue reading Runny Nose, Anyone?
Not being a medical student, I can’t begin to fully appreciate what I saw, but I can say that I would never have otherwise been able to examine cadavers as I did here.
I’m putting together a class for the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville towards the end of this month. I’ll be focusing on web site development by more traditional means. I think a critical step often forgotten by developers is wire framing and white boarding. Web sites are visual, so you should attack them visually… Continue reading Web Sites for Artists at the Quinlan
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