The Entertainment Shack

Nov 26 '07

 
The Mist

The Mist

B

It's been an hour since I saw the movie and I'm still sitting and trying to take it all in, or "decompress" as my roommate said.

To start off: I went into this movie not having read the short story by Stephen King, so I had no idea what to expect, and I didn't go in with any expectations based on the book.

I really liked it. It went in directions I didn't expect: especially in the area of religion and human nature. It started out really... cheesy... in the area of special effects and shallow character development ... so don't get discouraged in the first 20 minutes.

Give it a chance. It gets a lot better. The characters begin to seem more real, and as you get tied in tighter with the story, the special effects become more real, and I eventually got sucked right in.

And the ending. Wow. Just wow. After talking to a friend of a friend that read that book, even if you did, you won't even see it coming.

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Nov 24 '07

Recent Music Finds

Album Covers

I love music. I listen to a lot of different music. Between the iTunes radio stations, Last.fm, and Pandora Radio I discover a couple new artists I like every week.

Below are some recent finds. "Recent" as in I recently discovered it... the songs might be old. Hopefully you hear something new that you like. If you do, I encourage you go buy the music from iTunes or Amazon.com.

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Nov 16 '07

Only in Madison

This guy made my day:

A Protester

"Why does everyone suck but you?" a woman screamed from her car.
"Because I have a sign and am shouting very loudly!" replied the guy.
The woman smiled, she understood.

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Nov 15 '07

 
 
 

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Nov 13 '07

My Monorail

Well ladies and gentlemen, THIS is what had consumed over 40 hours of my week this week, but it's finally done! (and I am now a happier person)

Monorail

It may look basic, but everything is done from scratch. The curve is actually calculated mathematically by me and composed of many many little straight lines. The objects were all created with primitives (squares, triangles, lines). And the rotation calculations were also done by hand (no using pre-existing libraries).

I didn't get all the features done I wanted to (like arc-length parametrization and some simple physics), but I think I did enough to give my grade a little boost.

You can download my program if you'd like to try it out. Let me know if it doesn't work... I might need to add more things to the zip file.

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Nov 8 '07

Website Updates

Hello all! I made some updates to my website today, some you may or may not notice:

Now that school is slowing down, I should be posting more. Let me know if you have any comments/suggestions!

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