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Friday, November 30, 2007


though im not quite sure why he's called it "earthship", cause its blatently not a ship, its a house.
but then again, its pretty awesome.

Part 1

Part 2

I think personally i may streamline his power and water systems, i'm sure they work fine, but look like they are held together with zipties and tape.
Modular housing is awesome, i want to be a modular housing designer.
Mike's a Hippy


Wednesday, November 28, 2007


I'm sure its just me, with too much time on my hands and not enough excitement in life, but this is really getting on my boobs.

How come, there are two types of calories? Wikipedia explains:

calorie was never an SI unit. Modern definitions for calorie fall into two classes:
  • The small calorie or gram calorie approximates the energy needed to increase the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 °C. This is about 4.184 joules.
  • The large calorie or kilogram calorie approximates the energy needed to increase the temperature of 1 kg of water by 1 °C. This is about 4.184 kJ, and exactly 1000 small calories.
Basicly, this allows companies to put on the front of the packets for food "only 15 calories!!"
while on the reverse, it says "15,000 calories"
why should the figures be different by a factor of a thousand for people who read the front and people who read the back?
Its not like it matters, as long as you keep reading the same side of the packet, but its daft!
at least, the front of the back should say gramcals, in the same way the back says Kcals
I think nutrition companies are using the fact that the system is antique and full of holes in its standards, to thier advantage, and convincing people incorrect information (which i guess is what advertising is all about, especially when aimed at the fairer sex)
speaking of which, I am resigned to the fact that the makeup and beauty industry is taking the piss with thier claims at bit. "Seven signs of aging", i can only count two; getting older, not getting younger. grrr. but i saw an advert today, for some cacky face cream for men, only the advert was aimed at women :S
"buy this product for your chap and he will feel rejuvinated and look younger in half an hour" or something. That strikes me as being almost exactly the same as a kid asking his dad for something, getting told no, and then going and askin his mum and making daddy out to be a faccist.
grrrrrrrrr and grrr
ide become a terrorist or something, except i dont need to bother, cause L'oreal and Mabeline (maybe shes born with it, maybe shes been the victim of a makeupshotgun) wont be getting a penny off me.

P.S, the TAN refers to tangent, not orange in a bottle. grrrrr, fake tan, grrrrr

Friday, November 09, 2007


Officially the best thing on the interweb so far! go play samorost 1 and 2, 2 is a smidgen better in every resepct but 1 is the original i guess, and still excellent.
a really detailed but still simple game based on exploting the surroundings with the mouse pointer, finding things that do stuff, and linking the actions togther to solve the puzzles
and some awesome graphics (1 has a few low points, like photographic faces which dont fit the feel of the game, and a bit of clipart (sick) but all in all, awesome.
total play time about half an hour if you havent played it before i would say