Showing posts from December, 2013

Tis twerking

A lot of people want to hear someone else tell them that "everything is going to be OK" or that "this too shall pass." But what happens after that. What happens when everything really is ok ? A lot of people will tell you that life is about suffering. That if things are going good that it means something bad is about to happen. But what if, what if, things are going really good and they continue on that way? Is there a rule in the universe that says that you can't continue to be happy and successful? I'm realizing that almost all of the bad things that have happened to me were actually self induced. I'll get to the point where things are too good to be true so I'll make something bad happen to counteract that. But what happens if, instead, I chose to continue to allow for good thing to happen? What's it like to be living in your own personal 'golden age' when you can look at your life and realize its exactly where you want it to be? …



So I just go the Nokia 521 super cheap cell phone from amazon & T-mobile. I didn't 'need' a new phone and I certainly would never choose this for my next phone. I only got it to test out Windows Phone 8 - which I have never been able to play with before.

 I have to say i'm really impressed with it. I keep telling myself

"wow this is reallllly good for a 50-80$ device."
 But the more I use it, along with windows 8 phone, I go from "this is realllly good for a cheap phone" to - this is a really good phone.

Whenever you go into considering this phone you have to go into it's price. I got it delivered to my house for -90$ - no contract, no nothing else. I put my sim card in and it worked. I didn't have to change my plan. I didn't have to sign a contract. I took the sim card out of my Galaxy s3, put it in the Nokia and it was like, hey Derek. It even automatically showed me my t-mobile minutes, data, and things that took me 3…

Imaginary Demons

"Demons" by Imagine Dragons

When the days are cold And the cards all fold And the saints we see Are all made of gold
When your dreams all fail And the ones we hail Are the worst of all And the blood’s run stale

Iris Infiltration

Eye color is fascinating to me. Why are different eyes different colors? I don't mean how genetics change the pigments that change the color of the iris I am talking about the fact that there is even a variation.  Does that variation affect the way we see? 
If someone has blue eyes is their vision tuned slightly differently than someone with green or brown eyes? 
After thinking about it a lot and some research I'm going to go with, yes

The Iris is a muscle that is colored and opens and closes to allow more or less light in through the pupil (hole.) The light then goes through the lens and is focused on the back of the eye. The light that goes through the Iris would be slightly tinted by it's color like stained glass windows.
 Even if the Iris was completely opaque  and no light could go through it's fibers the light would still be tinted by it's color since it is bouncing around and off of the iris (on both sides) and within the eye itself.  

It would be like if…

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes "A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species."
July 18, 2014 (Previously Announced)  -  July 11th* Updated Release Date
December 18, 2013 -Trailer Release Date
Matt Reeves - Director
120$ - Budget

Andy SerkisGary OldmanJason ClarkeKodi Smit-McPheeKeri RussellJudy Greer
Mark Bomback ... (screenplay)Pierre Boulle ... (novel "La Planète des Singes")Scott Z. Burns ... (screenplay)Rick Jaffa ... (screenplay)Amanda Silver ... (screenplay) A trailer for the Trailer?

A sneak peak was shown to the attendees of this years Comic-con. It showed a group of humans trying to enter Caesars's camp and him trying to keep his own group from attac…

Why did Neanderthals bury their dead?

Did Neanderthals bury their dead? 

That's an interesting question that leads to other interesting questions. If they did, then why? If they didn't - then why not?

The following articles are about archaeologists finding Neanderthal remains underground that were very well preserved that would indicate that they were buried soon after death. You would assume that it was done intentionally since it's relatively difficult for a body to become buried after death by itself. How does a body get underground without getting eaten or rotting? Bacteria, Ants, Vultures, Flies - it doesn't take very long for a body to disappear.

 It does happen occasionally which is what creates fossils. That's usually because something fell in a bog, tar pit, in mud - something more natural like that. Other than those rare natural situations the other way things get buried is if they are purposely buried and this can also be found in the "natural kingdom" by quite a few different ani…

Affect vs effect

The stick figure on the left is affecting: 'having an effect on, make a difference to." The effect is "a change that is a result or consequence of an action or other cause." getting wet. 
I can read and write these two a thousand times and still get confused. They have that effect on me? Or affect me? Ugh I think we should just combine them together into one word and use them interchangeably. Aeffecting change.

Mona's Hieroglyphica

This, umm, not sure what to call it. 'Essay' by John Dee is really interesting. I came across it a while ago because it came up when I was researching 'Mona.' I tried reading through some of this and it seems to be related to The Mona Lisa. Maybe not directly but by the titles and their meaning. "Mona-d" is similar to the vitruvian man , which represents the human body, but "Monad" represents all beings. 

You could think of the Mona Lisa being a Monad for everybody combined into one and the Vitruvian man as every BODY combined into one. I would bet that the meaning of Monad is one of the reasons for the title "Mona." (there are many)  Leonardo knew about and mentioned the Pythagoreans who originated the idea of the "Monad" so it's possible Mona is in that realm of thinking. From what I have discovered in his art, specifically with the Mona Lisa and especially her title(s) I think it's very likely that Mona was an allusion …