Open Source
Kittenboo
jerelk
Yup, it is too quiet around here. One of my new year's resolutions, as it is every year, is to post more in LJ, and spend as much time as possible with friends.
So here is what's on my mind.Collapse )
If you were wondering how my geeked-up Nanowrimo project went, I managed to finish it in mid-december (mostly; I had to write a new class last night). My point-and-click game engine consists of 8 AS3/Flex classes. I can't wait to actually make a game with it.

I did, of course, use proper programming workflows.

Ready to go back.
Kittenboo
jerelk
My first summer in several years that I have not done ren fests has resulted in a kind of rabid cabin fever. Even after hitting a weekend at Lillies and the last weekend at Dub-dub, I'm ready to go back, in spite of head cold that is likely the result of inhaling too much wood smoke.

Dub-dub was a lot of fun.

We had a nice size crowd for the first time in many years, and a well set encampment. I forgot how much I enjoy outdoor cooking, which was made much easier by djordiso's awesomely constructed stove. There were s'mores, and campfire drinking, the Shadewe's party, watching Ben fight, a quarterstaff class, and much else. Mostly, there was camping with friends. I was very impressed by our youngest member, who behaved himself incredibly well, and didn't complain even when he was obviously bored, so kudos to Spence.

So, who wants to hit Herald Hill the last weekend of Aug?

A post containing words.
Kittenboo
jerelk
The last second saturday was quite an experience. As often as I am made to observe just how awesome my life/friends are, it hit a new height as after a pleasant afternoon gaming, I got to watch the children tear around the Rose's backyard hitting each other (and sometimes us) with foam swords. I discovered quickly once I had joined the fray that my ticklin' hand served as a much better weapon than the foam selections available.

And here it comes. The above link points to an article on threesome, polyamorous marriages. I have no doubt that we will start seeing more commentary along these lines, along with the Neo-Conservatives yelling "We told you so!" at the top of their lungs.

The thing is, the gay marriage debate needed to happen on its own merits. Yes, it likely did open the door for other kinds of non-traditional marriages, and now we can discuss these things on their own merits, but using this as a reason to deny homosexuals the right to marry would be like denying women the right to vote because you're afraid felons might be next.

Speaking of Neo-Conservatives; to Rush Limbaugh, Dick Cheney, and Sarah Palin, please shut up. You have right-winged your political party into irrelevance. Your extremist ideology was roundly rejected in the last election. By continuing to embrace it, you are obliterating the miniscule remains of your credibility, and leaving the country without a credible advocate for small government, which at a time when deficit spending is reaching new records leaves the US much poorer.

Blarg!
Kittenboo
jerelk
Following the popularity of Twitter, I think it is time I embraced and took advantage of emerging trends. So it is here that I will announce I have begun work on my new "Blarg!" service: the social site that allows you to communicate using single, one-syllable words, inarticulate grunts, moans, and emoticons.

Blargs will be limited to six characters, and can consist of any combination of the unicode ASCII character set. In draft 1.0, HTML or BBCode tags will not be supported, but may be in future releases. Also planned for future development: EarBlarg!, or audio blarging, will allow for blargs to consist of a 1-second sound clip rather than text.

Slow news day.
Kittenboo
jerelk
So there must not be much happening today. All morning on CNN was taken up by this human interest piece about some guy taking a new job.

borrowing trouble
Kittenboo
jerelk
Copied from sarah_sdr:

The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
• I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
• What I create will be just for you.
• It'll be done this year.
• You have no clue what it's going to be. It may be a story. It may be poetry. I may draw or paint something. I may bake you something and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!
• I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

The catch? Oh, the catch is that you have to put this in your journal as well. We all can make stuff!

One more down.
Kittenboo
jerelk
Another year brought in in the company of close friends. It's good to have a reminder, right at the beginning of the year, that no matter what it has in store I have people I care about and who care about me. robotapocalypse recently described the tribe as being "strange and wonderful", and that particular phrasing resonates strongly with me for some reason.

And today, back home, there is a Loony Toons marathon all day on Cartoon Network. Happiness is.

Courting the Stupid Vote.
Kittenboo
jerelk

The Great Schlep
Kittenboo
jerelk

The Great Schlep from The Great Schlep on Vimeo.

Tuesday silliness
Kittenboo
jerelk
This comes to mind almost every Tuesday:

http://www.theonion.com/content/news/it_only_tuesday

And, just because it's been on my mind recently:

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/06/13/

For those of you who don't know, the round guy in the above comic is Mr. Period, who appears in multiple PSA's on Penny Arcade to help you make your web posts better.

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