Next big rant

So a few links first. I figure it’s easiest to get these out of the way first.

Ted Talk about Siftables, some pretty nifty new computer interactions. Think Tomogatchi on crack with real the ability to have real software support. I especially like the quick musical demonstration. Could really open the door to some amazing possiblities with it.

Next, I somehow couldn’t avoid getting Mac stuff in my weekly flow of information. Many of you know that I am not a Mac fan at all. Now I’m not saying I’m an afficianado of any form of technology, though I do my best to keep up with what interests me, (damn you Intel i7) but both of these managed to make it to my eyes. It’s quite maddening, realy. I need to find a baby to punch.

Not sure how many have seen this, the exclusive date with Rorschach. Do enjoy, it is quite exhilirating.

Lastly, a few Kung-fu vids. If you haven’t seen Chocolate yet, no not the french love film, the Korean? kung-fu film brought by the team that does Tony Jaa’s amazing feats of physical exceptional ability. Here is their latest film. It’s called Power Kids, and I swear I had total flashbacks to 3 Ninjas watching it. Except the 3 kids here are far more deadly, and believe every problem can be solved by one strategically placed knee to the face.

Things have been doing well on my front. Our company just announced they are closing some more plants. Whoopie, I suppose. I’m still employed, so I’m counting my blessings. I’m trying to save up my money, about to file taxes. I’m hoping I get around 1k, with the stimulus package and all. We shall see. I’ve been hanging out with my sister and her crew quite a bit. I find that after everything that has happened with Kelli, I am becoming more and more passionate about embracing emotion. 

I would be fool-hardy to say that I took the whole break-up without too much of  breakdown. I was a wreck for a couple of weeks, and am only now struggling to salvage what’s left of me. But at the same token, I wanted to feel all those things. I’m not the kind of person who wants to run from pain or fear, at least not once they are in my life. I don’t take rejection well, for example, but once I’ve been rejected, I fully embrace that pain. I don’t like trying to hide from those things. I had a friend recently telling me they saw a counselor that told them they are depressed. This person didn’t want to think they were, so they just kept avoiding it. That would bother me to no end. I believe you should embrace it. Everyone is depressed at some point in there life. EVERYONE. But there is a difference between being depressed and suffering from depression.

I’m not saying I’m any kind of doctor or anything, but I like to think I understand the human psyche pretty well, and I do believe people are afraid of embracing emotions. They are afraid of the emotional backlash it can cause. I don’t like to live this way. I want to embrace the good just as much as the bad. This is the base principle for how I can believe in things like true love, for example, but that’s for another time.

Brit, sir, I will come see you soon and I will get my butt whooped in some ST4 and possibly whoop some butt in SSBB. Also, have you played Left 4 Dead yet? Amazingly fun game to just waste some time in if you like FPS. I love a good co-op game and that sir is all you can get out of this game. Lastly, I leave you with a little SF meets Jackie Chan.

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1 Response to Next big rant

  1. Brit Butler says:

    The Siftables are an interesting idea but while I feel we’ll see more innovative embedded applications (like Siftables) I’m far from convinced that user interfaces are moving towards that or even moving away from keyboards. Touchscreens (shut up, iPhone owners, you are not all technologists) are great but are poor for various interaction styles. Any change that big (input/output time) takes a long time.

    Powerkids is hilarious and does indeed hearken back to 3 Ninjas but you are absolute win for finding that ridiculous Jackie Chan in Street Fighter insanity. Congratulations, good sir. I look forward to seeing you at the next tournament this Friday. Also, I’m glad to hear that you did struggle over you and Kellie and that you have come through it. We didn’t really talk about it at all and to be honest I only know/understand a fraction of the motivations/decisions behind the split but I suspect it was for the best and am glad to hear you’re doing better.

    Love you, bro. Peace.

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