The Video Sampler

5.31.2006

May 31 2006 Backish

May 31, 2006 Wednesday 9:34 PM
I'm proud to say I finally got some sleep.
I've been up far to much for the past few days.
And it feels good to type in a relaxed state for once.
It's easy to get to distracted with people leaving and classes
starting. 
But once I'm past this first week I'll have adjusted to the work load
and be back to (hopefully) fulfilling my destiny.

Hopefully, I won't forget about all the little side adventures I can have
this summer between setting up meetings with people and
making all the new cool stuff I can make. But first essays, artist
research and other things.
And finding out why things will not post.

== mail to Daniel ==========================================
Hey, I found some mail for you
(days after it came) in the mail box
which I finally remembered to check.

From Wells Fargo 
How does forwarding it to you work? Or do I say something else?

Your Change of address IS in effect and working properly I think.
(I got their confirmation letter)

so this stray piece of mails is just awkward and out of place.

What do you want me to do?

-chris

ps I'm in another philosophy class with the same guy talking about
kids. 
============================================================

10:21 PM
This is really comedic. I started sketching how I was going to make
this claw hammer. And then I was like... you know I'm just going to 
blender it. And so I did and it was much faster nicer and cooler.

11:40 PM
It's strange being in art class. I have flash backs of that Doug Cartoon.
I have flash backs to High School Ms. Kenwood. 
It's strange. And I dont' get the whole 'art thing' yet.
Which is better than before when I had absolutely no clue.

later... 
welp I can't seem to find out what is wrong.
I do know regular flash player embeds are fine.
I have problems with archive links and embeds I write.
The next time a problem comes up I'll figure it out with BBEdit and a stiff 
resolve.

To bad I lost all that traffic.

5.30.2006

NOT POSTING UNTIL STUFF FIXED

========================
NOT BLOGGING FOR A WHILE
========================
Due to problems with the
posting system on Blogger

However,
the posts WILL appear later
for I continue to write each day
and do what it is that I do.

Thanks for the interest in ... well my life? I guess.
Check out some side links to movies if you haven't seen
them all yet.

5.29.2006

May 29 2006


May 29, 2006 Monday 2:13 PM
 I wake up for the second time today. ... The details behind the day will
not be fully discussed. Many of them will rest in a secret file along side this one.

But of thoughts that awoke with 2 stood out the most. 

The Power of Computer Science
I am not familiar with or can not think of a major with as much influence as
computer science does as soon as students get somewhere with in it. 
The power that is bestowed upon those whom walk the CS path has immediate impact on
society. If not in real moves and actions than on the potential to become either
a threat or a god send. What other major could have as much immediate strength.
Business majors must build experience. Physics majors know but do not possess materials.
Computer Science majors can immediately apply their knowledge to the net for better or
for worse. And who are these people? Most of them not much different in ethical
standards from the rest of us. 

 Is this need for worry? Computers permeate our environment. Shouldn't we be
 more careful whom picks up on these skills? But then again, one could teach themselves 
from scratch all of it. That's just it. It doesn't matter what the organization does
to 'teach' people. It can all be learned alone. Especially given the fact, that the 
information is out on the net already. 

Social World
The social growth I underwent in this last semester was tremendous.
I look now at other people and see more than I ever did before.
Before I was inclined to just glance on by but now I can finally associate
a bit of myself with those all to common human tendencies. 
I speak mainly of the way they socially interact. And how couples tend to
behave. I understand. 
I think my learnings this semester have filled a void. I know now and since 
I've learned I can rest more peaceably and more deeply.
I am not a fellow driven to go after anything.
Not someone wanting to gain.
But I am now balanced a bit more in the great arena that all creatures 
seek balance in.

Vague? You bet.

2:32 PM

===written yesterday
PLAYS WITH COIN

This coin? Fiat Money. Just one tool that civilization
uses to build it's economy.
The idea.
The incarnation.
The telling sign that there's a greater monster at work.
A system.
Noting more.
But people tend to romanticize the dollar, the coins, gold and silver.
But they're useless alone.

A persons a person..
all of wealth is but a single number... nothing more..
And yet merely realizing that fact will not pull anyone out
of their economic entrapment.
=====

 8:28 PM
I think it degrades the quality of movies if you try to do one a day.
I think that some of the powerful of spreading them out is that you could
re envision your life with added effect. For example, perhaps spending a few
days to turn a walk around the house into an artistic matrix style warped
thing. ... I think it would come across better visually.

I had no idea I would have such new material to draw from when I first awoke.
I lots more stuff to edit but I wont' be doing it today I don't think.


11:07 PM
http://www.archive.org/details/JoyAndITalkingMay292006



Best to be off with today. I could write but I will not.

May 29 2006

bog


May 29, 2006 Monday 2:13 PM
 I wake up for the second time today. ... The details behind the day will
not be fully discussed. Many of them will rest in a secret file along side this one.

But of thoughts that awoke with 2 stood out the most. 

The Power of Computer Science
I am not familiar with or can not think of a major with as much influence as
computer science does as soon as students get somewhere with in it. 
The power that is bestowed upon those whom walk the CS path has immediate impact on
society. If not in real moves and actions than on the potential to become either
a threat or a god send. What other major could have as much immediate strength.
Business majors must build experience. Physics majors know but do not possess materials.
Computer Science majors can immediately apply their knowledge to the net for better or
for worse. And who are these people? Most of them not much different in ethical
standards from the rest of us. 

 Is this need for worry? Computers permeate our environment. Shouldn't we be
 more careful whom picks up on these skills? But then again, one could teach themselves 
from scratch all of it. That's just it. It doesn't matter what the organization does
to 'teach' people. It can all be learned alone. Especially given the fact, that the 
information is out on the net already. 

Social World
The social growth I underwent in this last semester was tremendous.
I look now at other people and see more than I ever did before.
Before I was inclined to just glance on by but now I can finally associate
a bit of myself with those all to common human tendencies. 
I speak mainly of the way they socially interact. And how couples tend to
behave. I understand. 
I think my learnings this semester have filled a void. I know now and since 
I've learned I can rest more peaceably and more deeply.
I am not a fellow driven to go after anything.
Not someone wanting to gain.
But I am now balanced a bit more in the great arena that all creatures 
seek balance in.

Vague? You bet.

2:32 PM

===written yesterday
PLAYS WITH COIN

This coin? Fiat Money. Just one tool that civilization
uses to build it's economy.
The idea.
The incarnation.
The telling sign that there's a greater monster at work.
A system.
Noting more.
But people tend to romanticize the dollar, the coins, gold and silver.
But they're useless alone.

A persons a person..
all of wealth is but a single number... nothing more..
And yet merely realizing that fact will not pull anyone out
of their economic entrapment.
=====

 8:28 PM
I think it degrades the quality of movies if you try to do one a day.
I think that some of the powerful of spreading them out is that you could
re envision your life with added effect. For example, perhaps spending a few
days to turn a walk around the house into an artistic matrix style warped
thing. ... I think it would come across better visually.

I had no idea I would have such new material to draw from when I first awoke.
I lots more stuff to edit but I wont' be doing it today I don't think.


11:07 PM
http://www.archive.org/details/JoyAndITalkingMay292006

May 29 2006


May 29, 2006 Monday 2:13 PM
 I wake up for the second time today. ... The details behind the day will
not be fully discussed. Many of them will rest in a secret file along side this one.

But of thoughts that awoke with 2 stood out the most. 

The Power of Computer Science
I am not familiar with or can not think of a major with as much influence as
computer science does as soon as students get somewhere with in it. 
The power that is bestowed upon those whom walk the CS path has immediate impact on
society. If not in real moves and actions than on the potential to become either
a threat or a god send. What other major could have as much immediate strength.
Business majors must build experience. Physics majors know but do not possess materials.
Computer Science majors can immediately apply their knowledge to the net for better or
for worse. And who are these people? Most of them not much different in ethical
standards from the rest of us. 

 Is this need for worry? Computers permeate our environment. Shouldn't we be
 more careful whom picks up on these skills? But then again, one could teach themselves 
from scratch all of it. That's just it. It doesn't matter what the organization does
to 'teach' people. It can all be learned alone. Especially given the fact, that the 
information is out on the net already. 

Social World
The social growth I underwent in this last semester was tremendous.
I look now at other people and see more than I ever did before.
Before I was inclined to just glance on by but now I can finally associate
a bit of myself with those all to common human tendencies. 
I speak mainly of the way they socially interact. And how couples tend to
behave. I understand. 
I think my learnings this semester have filled a void. I know now and since 
I've learned I can rest more peaceably and more deeply.
I am not a fellow driven to go after anything.
Not someone wanting to gain.
But I am now balanced a bit more in the great arena that all creatures 
seek balance in.

Vague? You bet.

2:32 PM

===written yesterday
PLAYS WITH COIN

This coin? Fiat Money. Just one tool that civilization
uses to build it's economy.
The idea.
The incarnation.
The telling sign that there's a greater monster at work.
A system.
Noting more.
But people tend to romanticize the dollar, the coins, gold and silver.
But they're useless alone.

A persons a person..
all of wealth is but a single number... nothing more..
And yet merely realizing that fact will not pull anyone out
of their economic entrapment.
=====

 8:28 PM
I think it degrades the quality of movies if you try to do one a day.
I think that some of the powerful of spreading them out is that you could
re envision your life with added effect. For example, perhaps spending a few
days to turn a walk around the house into an artistic matrix style warped
thing. ... I think it would come across better visually.

I had no idea I would have such new material to draw from when I first awoke.
I lots more stuff to edit but I wont' be doing it today I don't think.


11:07 PM
http://www.archive.org/details/JoyAndITalkingMay292006

5.28.2006

May 28, 2006 Sunday

May 28, 2006 Sunday 2:58 PM

== to Blogger suport team from yesterday 2:58 (exactly 24 hours ago whoa)
I write my post in html complete with tags in a simple ASCII text editor.

I then past them into the post editor in Html
mode.

I can preview things fine much of the time, and
I can verify that my html code is correct BUT
when I try to post it returns an warning that my html is wrong and shows me my html code BUT WITH OUT the last half the
[msg can not be displayed]on my href links.

It seems to be eating my code.

It looks like the last part of my file is being hacked off through the posting process.
Because it's always the last part of the message BUT only when it's a href tag.

This is very frustrating and keeping me from posting links to the movies that I do.
Please help!
======

At what point do I throw in the towel? Do I ever? Or do I just keep thinking at some
later date. I suppose I just keep thinking considering I only got started on this
problem because I couldn't solve it years ago. Back in 2003 I came accross a volume I
wanted to find... but could not prove a result. I knew the answer though. I knew it becase
it had to be a certain way. It couldn't not be. But I could not prove it.
And the thing about it is... because I know the answer is analyitcally simple that means
any properly set up intergral to find it MUST be solveable. It must be exact and possible
to solve the integral that I set up.

It sticks in my mind that by the time I've set up the integeral I might be able to find it
somewhere. Looking up intergals in a table is a tried and true and somewhat respectable
method for quote un quote 'solving them' if someone else has, "Why should I?" Least that
is the genearl attuitude.

I fear I have not done another movie. And just when the hit counts were getting up there.
I'd hate to lose the momentum even though it is sort of meager. There isn't a day
that goes by when I don't think about doing a movie. However, I wish I could say I'll
continue this minor trend but once classes start it's very very difficult.

I never seem to put down any problem forever. It's just that now that I've been exposed
to such advanced mathematical methods I have to try them out on old ideas I coudln't get.
I've seen and continue to see the impact it's been having. I would never have been able
to make such progress on the trebuchet range equation. I'm so close. Really, I should just
go back to working on that one. Considering there is a real device waiting to be put
together and used.

http://www.archive.org/details/halfCylinder


halfCylinder.mp3


5.27.2006

May 27, 2006 Saturday

May 27, 2006 Saturday 11:09 AM
Looks like I'm quickly missing my chance to do Blender Videos. It would seem
that other people are really getting the idea off the ground.
I suppose if I should go forward with Blender videos that I would be competing
against a lot. I guess that means that my unique style is the only thing that would
set me apart from their prof. skill as well as support in the community.
Obviously, I need to offer more than just those sorts of videos.
Will I be good enough? I'm not a 'professional' in the area. I'm not to concerned
because I really feel style goes a ways in this sorts of videos. But than I get
to thinking.... they are going to make a lot of money and I'll be thinking to myself
... dang that could have been me. But than I come to me senses and say, "My videos
are prob. not that details as what they are talking about." But hey, I'll still
do something.

I wake up remembering old high school lockers for some reason. It's not important.
A while later I get a call from a friend thinking me for being a visionary because
she was talking with someone else and they were telling her stuff wasn't possible.

Every-time there is a birthday I need to recognize I do some sort of video card.
It has become the norm these days. So, around the time I'm warned of fellow family
members birthdays, I begin to imagine what I could do. I seldom can do very
elaborate things. Though Brenna's birthday card was an intense sort of project.
I've made Starfish bounce for my friend Starfish. I've made cares flap for my sister.
I made a digital cake once for Dad and Zach. Don't know if they remember it.
What do I do now?
... The only other thing is that I don't want to miss getting to spend time with a
certain friend whom is leaving soon. So... really.. whatever I can do in the next
couple of hours of today...

I don't have a, "here's the url and license" card for my movie files. I think
tacking might help people find this place. I have been spending more time
enhancing the side bar to make it enticing to the random visiter.
Recently, I noted that for two days in a row, I have something like 10 visits
and I wondered if I kept putting up movies that I might get a third day of visits at
the same level. Course it will not continue but the fact that I got this many
visits anyway. Well, that's just unprecedented.
Oh yeah, I keep forgetting that they are always seeing the previous day.
No one can ever know what I do today until the tomorrow. 

Gotta stop embedding things inside the page too.

1:32 PM
Success. I did create something. It's something. At least something.
In the space of 2 or 3 hours I made a 2 to 3 min movie. Nice.
Every minute of movie time is like an hour of production time. Much more
if scripts and actors and CG is deployed.

Watch the Video http://www.archive.org/details/HBDadAndZach

5.26.2006

May 26 2006 Sort of

May 26, 2006 Friday 9:15 PM
Back in.

I did manage to see KJ today. Before she leaves forever.
Because forever is sort of like the concept of infinity.
No one actually reaches infinity, and no one is actually
gone forever, but the end result is the same. I miss them.






Got Correct Codecs?
VP3
Xvid
Got Quicktime?
Got OpenSrc Players?
VLC
Phew.. that's a lot of good stuff. Download it for best (if any) viewing.

5.25.2006

May 25 2006 [Movie]

May 25, 2006 Thursday
My writing is definatly impacted in this manner. At least having writing
gives people something to look at if they just wanted to see the movies.
Because really... moving things beat non moving things.... ;)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BqIH2H1MuM



Watch the Video http://blip.tv/file/get/Sirhcsenots-CGReview783.mp4 http://blip.tv/file/35583 Life Metrics Resting Heart Rate 70 bpm Light Excersize For a minute... 123 bpm 2 minutes after light 75 bpm -24 bpm drop/min
The difference in quality is clear. GET the open source Codecs! And view much nicer imagery!





Got Correct Codecs?
VP3
Xvid
Got Quicktime?
Got OpenSrc Players?
VLC
Phew.. that's a lot of good stuff. Download it for best (if any) viewing.


5.24.2006

May 24, 2006

May 24, 2006 Wednesday 5:21 PM
It's good to have a rack. 
I just got back from Safeway with 2 bags of groceries and it worked beautifully
after I duck-taped this box to it. I used enough to make it fairly water proof just
in case I was going to use it for a while. 

I get to thinking about bike gears on the way home. I realize that the load I feel
is related to how fast the wheels themselves are turning and how many turns 
each time I pump the pedals is. I realize the mathematics might just be similar to the
whole if you move at one velocity and I move at another along side you than I notice
you move at a diff velocity that is the difference between ours. .. sort of...
I should look into it later.. but wasn't I suppose to work out Basket Ball stuff for
the big screen?

That could wait because I just made a break through earlier with the whole...
cross product thing and while sitting at the restaurant I got much further.
There's hope again to solve the Trebuchet range issue.

Welcome to chris world.. where the mundane becomes something more.

If I could go grocery shopping and talk about life metrics, fixing bath room scales,
better bike ride techniques, and otherwise point out that all the mundane stuff still offers
a lot of ground for thinking than perhaps people will finally catch on that their life don't
have to be that boring. Really.

..
6:02 PM
The internet is the true common ground for a World Wide Democracy.
It need only be harnessed by the people whom can see that it is the free land.
Or at least should be.

From an entry on 3/14/2006

"You know what I realized?
If you were to go back many many years ago and tell
them that in the future there will be devices
capable of capturing a bit of reality as it happens
than allow anyone to play it back at any later point
in time they would be truly astonished. 
Why aren't we?

It's so common that the full impact is masked from you.
The magic of the thing is hidden by the clumsy and 
common display of the technology everywhere we look.

I can see myself doing things later. I can allow my mind
to experience the event, the memory and then re experience
a portion of it again. Not only may I posses the memory
but also a record of me watching that memory unfold once
more. 

Soon the record becomes a part of the life that is lived. 
Feedback has a funny way of affecting things. I should
know this because I've become almost obsessed with it though
I can not rationally explain why. Maybe it is because I 
spent so much time believing my own gibberish about keeping
track of ones life and how that is suppose to have a 
special quantifiable meaning. I kept thinking that once it's
stuck there in some form it can be counted and registered.
If for no other reason that the fact that one of the most relaxing
moments of my day is when I sit down and pour it onto the 
screen.

We forget so much in our lives that unless we begin to keep
track we lose the very precious thing we thought we had.
Even if you thought you remembered a lot the only way to prove
you do is to record and compare with your own memory.

The records are the key to change. This belief rests firmly
on the assumption that change requires a clear vision of 
where you once where in order for you to establish a strategy
for the future. I know this because as I have written and worked
and re worked ideas and activities I have changed. And I know
because I can see this change. I see myself evolve and adapted
to fit the new conditions presented to me. But most of all, I see
the vast shift between what I once was and what I am to become. "


...
8:22 PM
I'm so close to putting together a real home biz. I should just
set up Cubical walls. I'm really putting the efforts in lately
but I think I'm quickly burning myself out.

Trade off between video and image files? It's better to do 
video files.




Images
Welp, I'll be working on telecom this summer.
It isn't just drawn on there it's really graphed. Note equation.
From the screen saver I did.

Audio
Ah something worked finally.

Codecs?


Movies


Got Correct Codecs? VP3 Xvid Got Quicktime? Got OpenSrc Players? VLC Phew.. that's a lot of good stuff. Download it for best (if any) viewing.
Rest of the files

5.23.2006

May 23, 2006

May 23, 2006 12:48 AM
I was reading through this old script I had written the first semester I came to
college. And I realized... "by the time your really in college, your just not thinking
about being in college" It's just natural.

...
1:40AM
Wow. I typed in Tourettes in the search bar at the top of this page and mine was the 
only post that came back. Wow. I could be the 'someday famous' Tourettes Web Guy.
I suppose that means I should speak more about it. Seeing as how there isn't a lot a material
in the blogger pages on the subject... OH WAIT A MINUTE.... if I type tourettes syndrome I find
a whole lot of them. Oh well. Nevermind.

http://christinemoers.blogspot.com/2006/05/if-you-were-tourette-syndrome-what.html

Well what about a tourettes movie? Short doc.

tummy aches oh yeah I got those.

"Many kids with TS also battle depression, anxiety, ADD, ADHD, OCD, and other things."

I recall getting upset over people not understanding this last semester. By people I mean
my former apartment mate Daniel. I wanted to say something but I couldn't. All I could
do was talk to myself as I walked away from the place one day.

You don't have a choice. Nothing you can do will change it. It permeates your existence.
Every choice.
He said things like if he had it he would find ways to avoid doing the behaviors. 
I think one was use the garage door rather than the main door (the checking thing)
But he doesn't get it. The fact that regardless of your choice you will tic. You will
re check. If you choose to use the garage door you will open and close it or perhaps
something of the sort. There is no way to 'decide' out of this condition. It is as much
a part of you as anything else.

Not having full control of my limbs all the time forces, at least 'I', to know just how
much of a machine I really am. As we all are regardless to what you 'believe'

Another blog...

http://theclayexperience.blogspot.com/2006/05/personal-insight-into-misunderstood.html


....
You Can Change the world.
But first you have to realize that you can.
And you have to realize what it means.
For changing the world might be as simple as changing someone's mind 
at the right time. It might be as simple as identifying a 'jerk' and
figuring out the why and what can be done about it rather than go on
thinking, 'man that guys a jerk' 
One has to know that it 'is' possible to change bits of things.
It's possible to change pieces of everyday reality if you work 
at it. I might even change this town if I live here long enough.

...
2:45 AM
speaking of changing the world What about that ProtoCity?
yeah, start a proto city.
A place that a collective of robots have build dwellings,
raised produce and basically created a habit for a community
than allow whom ever to come and live?
And the catch?
Everything is monitored. If you do wrong you must leave.
It's like signing up to a certain code of rights.
I know this idea has it's roots else where if I could remember I could
give credit to the source. But I can not. I hope that in the court of law
the thought that I accept that it isn't mine but that I convey that fact
indemnifies me from a legal suit. Sounds like a common law case to me.
Ah that legal environment of business class still rings in my ears.

...
3:12 AM

I know people whom want to change the world.
But they all have their individual methods and ways for doing it.


I wonder to myself... am i doing what is necessary to succeed in that
contract? That 2014 Contract? 
Robotics Algo mathematics?

blip.tv

PiTalking AGAIN But with different Video host...




Watch the Video

12:13 PM Hey I went to bed and woke up. I sort of got into bed by the time the birds were chirping. I was pretty excited over things so I just wanted to keep at them. And that's prob. why I don't feel so tired right now. Well, I'm tech. tired but still excited so I'm off and running already. Speaking of which, I'm very unimpressed with the 10 MB sized compression. It turns out that if I work with the MPEG 4 settings for a while I can get a much highter quality images thought the file will be from 4 to 6 times larger. At least it's in a compression format that people can just play however. This doesn't change the fact I'd rather have it in Xvid or VP3. .. http://www.m4if.org/patents/ If your on windows and you want to play 'very nearly everything' KLite Mega Codec Pack http://www.free-codecs.com/K_Lite_Mega_Codec_Pack_download.htm http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_Lite_Mega_Codec_Pack.htm Might be a good start. ... The antidote to computer issues today is not more point and click solutions.... but more knowledgeable people. Get Knowledgeable. I think about this while attempting to find some sort of plug in that will play Xvid inside of Firefox. And I'm like... grrrr. I suppose the whole Quicktime gets the codec and then plays it in firefox is alright... But still. .. 11:03 PM Considering it's 11:03 now I suppose I'll upload and post what I can. Finish off the day by wrapping things up nicely. I did walk out today. It was in the rain. It sufficed in making me wet and making me want to stay in more. I suppose I have just been in so much working on so many things... Screen Saver, audio, other stuff I can't remember, that time has just zipped by. I'm glad my journal is now so rich with media. It's mm Mmm good. Now to get someone to test my Mac OS X Screen Saver.... Download from Archive
Imagery

The compress meshed up the message.
Only under this compress could I see the equation.
It takes a high quality shot to actually see the equation.
Relativity Proving from time to time.
Audio
Ah the basket Ball Equations... Math Exploration
It seems like blogger is eating half of my html files and not letting some text show. This is quick troble some. I'm very annoyed. Links to all files are here... Rest of files

5.22.2006

May 22, 2006

May 22, 2006 Monday 12:22 AM
 What's nice to know....
is that I can work on theories, and simulate models without ever having step foot in 
a nano tech lab and still have my ideas and possibly discovers be useful someday.
I think I'm seeing this push now that I've developed some skills of my own, this push
to finally get out there. And I think it could manage to be very rewarding and exciting.
I think I want to spend even more time getting the technically details worked out with
this blog and video style. 
I was browsing around looking for difference plug ins for Blender and in the process
downloaded Avid Free DV (did NOT do the task I wanted) deleted it. And than found a bit
of hope with this one plug in that says difference and I think I'll test it out... well
after I wake up ''today'' I suppose. 

I just got out of the shower and my thoughts ranged over a lot of what I had just researched.
This sort of changing culture of citizen journalism and the huge increase in people doing
or at least sharing autobio type material. Truly, it is exciting to see it all.

...
When I think back on footage I have captured and projects I have attempted. I remember
that time the cat tried to get in through the screen door. And that break documentary I
attempted that now rests as 40 GB's of material I really have to deal with soon.
What is one to do?
I even have recent footage of Alex I have yet to edit. Which reminds me I was going to 
edit that.
There's just so much by now. I doubt I would have to shoot anything else... because I could
just re collect what I've done already and reformulate it into something.
There's just lots and lots of stuff. I could cut from fencing with Jack to various conversations
with people, and quick clips I have taken as I go about my days.
I now have more than 1687 media items in iPhoto alone. A lot more of which, are now movies.
I could even take something I wrote, say in a blog, and re write it into a vague script and
edit with those ideas. Or perhaps discuss them in an mp3 or ogg file and post it then edit
with it later. The possibilities are astonishing.


Also, in my quest to get 'stuff' out there I have found a myriad of video upload sites...
the best I feel is the Internet Archive. But then there are the others, google video, youtube,
download.com, blip.tv of the more recent to start offering services. 
I think the trend is very strong and I'm glad at least I have the chance to get stuff around
out there.

...
I should work on the side bar. I think if I place links to Entries of Note as well
as movies I should manage to hold more interest of random people whom find this.

I like it because it's essential pop up ad free as well as unlimited and with the Archive 
for back up.. everything is all good. 

I think from day one of the blog I had a key aspect of myself revealed. I had images of 
equations I was working out on a chalk board. .... I suppose I was recently thinking
about this one site that showcases different blogs from time to time and wondered if I could
make a vid to submit to them. What would that be? They say they want something that shows
who 'you' are? mm.

I watch other vloggers out there. And I see what they do. And I get their perspectives
but I don't see them doing what I do. And I could jump from playing guitar to composing,
and modeling 3D, to juggling and solving equations, programming simulations and back
to whatever else. ..  C'mon, there's gotta be some sort of catchy trailer I can make with
all this. Really.

1:33 AM
Hey I didn't realize I am near the beginning of vlog culture?!

Oh and hey there's this guy...
Playing
Piano with Balls (Juggling style)

Don't forget project Orange
http://orange.blender.org/

12:54 PM
I get up to find the internet down. I also listen to the howling wind and wonder if
that has something to do with it.
Regardless, I have non net dependent things to do today. But I would appreciate getting

to write a story before the power gets knocked out... or maybe.... The net is down
because something expired. Like with the company. And I can't exactly check that here
can I?

..
3:04 PM
yes, the internet is still down.
I just got back from running 'errands' that I set up for myself. 

...
5:32 PM
Alex comes back and notifies me that the Router sometimes likes to shut off.
As soon as I bypassed the router and plugged straight into the modem things
worked. I like the thought I'm the only one on this modem right now.
Full speed access to download and upload of those movie files. 
It was prob. best for the day to find the net not working anyway.

Still, it reminds me things should be ironed out for bill paying for net services.

7:54 PM
I just started doing some Screen Saver LIke stuff and found easy ways to make them.
Anyone could! That is for the Mac OS X operating system.
I'm tempted to do a few and post them. I'm sure my family would appreciate yet another
way to see what is going on in my life.
I see no way around the whole... the movie file needs to be in the same location
namely.. ~/library/Screen Savers/MyScreenSaver.qtz
It's as easy as copy and pasting all the files into the same directory, but then some
people don't even like to do that much. So I could write a simple script that places
them into the proper place.... mm. 

8:13 PM
Oh it's been exciting tonight. I like the fact I can make a package for installation.
I'm loving the customization features. This is exciting. And to think so much cool
packaging for these mundane screen savers.

Look ma! I told you I'd make something out of myself... like a SCREEN SAVER!

10:16 PM
I hear the wind howling out side and i feel it important to post before I lose power.
But here's some images from the day...


Earliest Known Web Series.
I tried the difference matte but no luck. I started looking at the src and only vaguly understood. Alas, no special isolation effects yet.
I was having fun with lattice deformation. You would understand if you witnessed the way an object morphs inside of Blender. YES! Bike rack baby! More Images



5.21.2006

May 21, 2006 Sunday 1:49 AM

May 21, 2006 Sunday 1:49 AM
 I can't believe that I was so tired earlier today and now I'm so awake.
Well, tired earlier 'yesterday' now what?
It's strange that the visits spiked up to 10 a few days ago.
Did someplace link to my blog or something? Why all the extra activity?

Hey remember that image of towers I placed on this blog a few days ago?
Well, I uploaded the .blend file that has the data in it so that you could mess
with it. That is 'if' you have Blender the free open source 3D modeling software
from http://www.blender3d.org

RIGHT Click and Download to desk top... since it IS a .blend file your
browser will not recognize it.
QuickTowers.blend
I think in the future I'll zip of blend files with movies and notes so than
a zip file will get downloaded.
....
1:35 PM
Since I might be taking in metrics later I thought I would recognize some...

Useless Chris Trivia!

What is the volume of Chris's Right hand? Approx. 353 mL 
What is the average size of a Chris Mouthful? 
How fast does Chris run at Top speed?
What is his maximum lung flow rate on exhale?
Which of the following is Chris allergic to?
What neurological disorder was Chris diagnosed with in elementary school? Tourettes Syndrome

...
well, not all of the information is completely useless. The allergy one for example.
I am allergic to a lot of stuff.

..
3:52 PM
Back from one Excursion

"Don't ever forget your a machine"
It matters not the complexity. 
Your a machine.
And in time... perhaps you won't have to die.
Perhaps you will have a choice.

When one walks amoung graves stones... it causes stop for thought.
Suppose, you didn't realize there were molding corpses all around you
for a momment. Than it's just grassy and stoney. 
I nice place really. I suppose that's why people feel it alright to have
the cementary between the high school and Shaw Park. AS I rode by bike
away from the dead place I found the living playing baseball just at the
base of where the cemetery is. I didn't know that was what was up there.
.... 
"the living, don't much mind the dead" I said to myself. As I stood with my 
bike watching the game and listening to the taunting remarks of players playing
this game.

And what game do I play? Do we all? One in which the end of the game will never
be fully known to us for we will not really  be 'us' at that point.
.....

on other notes...

I think I was walking and thinking about that touch technology where you can
just touch an object and the object can transmit electrical signals over your skin
and upload information into the computer in your wrist watch. So.. if you touch 
a tombstone you could suddenly have all the data on the person buried there.

... Cemetery's aren't for the dead.. they're for the living.. 
The imagery of plants and gifts left there speak the loudest for that.

...
you know I couldn't help to shake the feeling that it felt like that Zelda video game.
I suppose those digital encounters with graveyards were of the first.
Or maybe I felt like I was in the game because I saw the gates at night.
And then I came back and found them open during the day. It was strange.
It was just like the last Zelda game I played.

...
5:54 PM
I don't think I'll ever cease to be amazed at the number of random people that talk
to me.
I was at the gates of the cemetery and people ask me from directions.
I'm walking back to my place just down and some female asks how far I have to 
walk. She clearly doesn't want to walk.
I interact with some yard sale people. (I suppose I initiated that one though)
The waiter at Las Milas is very talkative. 

mmm I'm just amazed. 
..
8:55 PH
Uh Oh. I'm getting that feeling like I should be doing something useful... but 
I don't know what I should focus my attention on right now.
mmm grrr.




I stood at the gates for a moment and took a picture.
Note the basket ball hoop. I found it strange to have a whole cemetery in your backyard.
On a different note I did see a Dk arcada console at a yardsale. Whoa. To see some more images I took visit... http://www.archive.org/details/May212006

5.20.2006

May 20, 2006 Saturday

May 20, 2006 Saturday 11:58 PM
And I got up.
And I hadn't written something down.

on Business...
I think you have to think of it like 2 guys with a hobby before
you think of the business aspect. It could be a while before 
things kick off in the money making sort of sense. 
True, I ideally, we could start off with some small things that
gen. investing money, but we could also work on projects that 
enable us to build more stuff. Like certain robotics things like
for routers and plotters.

The trend I'd love to see is to have many little robots work 
together to build very big things. I should prob. mention some 
influencal material I once came accross. I saw it and than thought...
yeah that's kind of an idea I had but they did it there.

Long story short, Neil Gershenfeld started the Fab Lab.

His Personal Site
http://web.media.mit.edu/~neilg/
AND the thing that is cool....
http://fab.cba.mit.edu/

We gotta start something like that up here. Or whatever.


....
2:05 PM
I stubbled accross an biography on someone...

http://www.archive.org/details/opensource_movies

... Later later....

I hate feeling like I wasted a day. I hate the feeling like I should have
brought my camera. At least then I would have photos of everything that went
on. I guess though I did get a few things out of it. If not showing support 
for a friend. And then I got to bike ride around late in the night. It was
strange because it turned out that a lot of people were out biking around.
I guess night time in summer in Arcata has that sort of effect.

I was shown where the cementary was finally. I believe I'll visit it tomorrow
as well as pick up some things from the house. 

....I suppose it's not worth dwelling to much on the 'wasted day impression'
because the day is through and I guess I can get back to those little worky
things.
I guess the only picture I did get despite all the moving around today wasn't
that impressive. 

Oh well, better really get to work. And bring that camera. I think the reason
I don't use it so much is because I not sure how to deal with all these extra
files and how best to preserve them.

 

5.19.2006

It's a Hard Thing

May 19, 2006 Friday 8:12 PM It's a hard thing

It's a hard thing.
   To go about life as though nothing is wrong.
It's a hard thing.
   To watch as a friend suffers while staying silent to the world
It's a hard thing.
   To learn of the struggle that people go through.
It's a hard thing.
   To go back to my work as though nothing is wrong.
It's a hard thing, but
   It's worth every minate of my company helps in some small way.


I think she's leaving. 
Sad? Well, only sad to she her leave like this. 

Then what do I do?


Towers from earlier today. I like to design stuff while people watch. That is... if it is going smoothly.

5.18.2006

PiTalking

May 18, 2006 Thursday 1:45 PM

Go watch Kismet!

http://www.ai.mit.edu/projects/sociable/videos.html

And perhaps Cog...

http://www.ai.mit.edu/projects/humanoid-robotics-group/cog/

Or What up the leg lab?
http://www.ai.mit.edu/projects/leglab/

Yep, Are you getting it yet? MIT is the place.

2:14 PM
There are a lot of reasons to feel tired. But I don't think most of them apply
to me. It's like I'm in a cross between being tired or slash and just being
relaxed. I have something I think a friend of mine would like me to work out and
in order to be prepared for perhaps a visit tonight I should 'do my homework'

Should I get to it.... and once done my lethargic will evaporate or perhaps take
a nap and have the same thing happen? The thing about that is my experience tells
me that if I do get to work I generally wake up, and secondly I can make the most
of the day. So my decision? Perhaps, I'll lay down... stare at the ceiling pick
up my note book and make calculations than get up with out even sleeping.
Well, I'll see what happens. Might even want to make sure to see what is going on 
later. 

8:48 PM
It's best just to do the things now because who knows how I will feel about stuff later.
So, I ate dinner with Linda and Starfish and I discussed what we needed for the catapult,
and prob. by tomorrow she will have the stuff there and the final assembly can begin.
And then the first trial run. Yet, I still haven't managed to complete the distance calculations
for the thing. They are very complex and I am not sure how to handle the discontinuous angle
problems. 

After riding back home and chatting with Alex (the new apartment mate) I sit here
pondering over things. Partially wondering where Joy was as I had stopped by her place
on the way home from D Street and I couldn't find her. 

10:00 PM
Finished editing a version of the PiTalking movie

And decided to try out some codecs

From MPEG 4
prob. plays on your machine already. although
http://www.mpegla.com/m4v/m4v-faq.cfm
And to quote there site as of May 18 2006
"Where video is not offered for remuneration, however, no additional royalty is payable. Advertising or promoting one’s own products is not treated as a remunerated use for which royalties are payable; neither is personal consumer use (e.g., in connection with a video teleconference)."
remuneration - money paid for work or service

That's good to know so that I can do a movie that basically says "GO get these codecs"
and have people be able to watch it by using MPEG 4 than I can have all the sellable
materials under free codecs and I'm good. 

And the good ol VP3
Get the VP3 component for Quicktime
and then Xvid another Open Source alternative
http://www.divxmovies.com/codec/



PiTalking Yeah, one of the worst explanations of how to find pi. I didn't do much in the way of actually making it understandable by anyone... but I did it mainly to have fun jump cut editing the way the askaninja series does it. ... I'll agree that it isn't best rate material but I'll remark it isn't what I was going for. It was fun to just shoot and edit up something. Perhaps, to re use in a different form later or play with by applying effects of some sort. Or maybe re writing or figuring out a way to really explain the material and compare the differences in form and clarity. I may even try to portray different styles... from that historic narrative, to the overly CG-itized flashing graphics version or just the figures on paper while explaining things carefully ideal of calm and careful information sharing. ... eh Regardless the short 4 min movie "PiTalking" rests here for anyone to view and boggle at. Enjoy.
Got Correct Codecs? VP3 Xvid Got Quicktime? Got OpenSrc Players? VLC Phew.. that's a lot of good stuff. Download it for best (if any) viewing. For the movie in other formats check out the Archive
Should I do Poetry? Didn't I put something up here once before? I tend to italize poetic things. Well, a friend of mine has written a lot of poetry. I recall and english teacher of mine, saying poetry was almost even higher order communication because of the way the words were encoded. Or maybe that became my view and I can't remember how he worded it because it was something like 1998 or so when i last had that guy as my teacher. I'd dedicate a grammar program I'm thinking of writing to him. Speaking of writing a program. There isn't really a use for the ol Text Embed scheme due to the wonderfu wonderful Internet Archive. A place that is quickly becoming my digital savior. More power to you sweet web archive! ... but anyway, should I write poetry? I shall? Or Shall I? Not. Write these words In manners of incoherant artistic quality. Shall I? Or shall I not? Write without regard for the rigors and conformity of the Language Why not? I have been wanting to shoot a movie with very powerful poetic dialog. Now if only I could come up with a powerful poem to use....

5.17.2006

May 17, 2006

May 17, 2006 Wednesday 4:01 PM

"I hope to eventually make it into a pdf file with page numbers and an
indexed table of contents... anyway, enjoy a glimpse into my soul" - j

...later ...
I know not what to write for today. I enjoyed my time dining out. And my high
energy visit to D street. Everyone was back, well everyone whom hasn't left
since graduation. (so long Julie) And there was much laughter and excitement for
me. Emily was there.

...

I have not taken imagery data for many days now. Upon request of a friend I managed
to find the walking footage while searching for the Pi Talk footage I wanted to re
edit into something. I think the day went mostly well. I know I'm growing tired
but I have a feeling it will be a very long and thoughtful fall asleep process.

I finally received word back from Jacob.
He'll be tending summer school as well as I.
I have calculations to make for the final adjustments on the catapult.
And I have much room cleaning to do which began by cleaning off my 'desktop'
and getting ready to sort through papers.

I think that the other reason for not posting so many images comes from the fact
i have a limit. It makes handling the uploads all that much more difficult.


Frames from the Pi Talking Footage Look I'm talking about pi. I know I'm right.. even the calc agrees with me. Here is Joy another behind the scenes Chris World ... a person.

5.16.2006

May 16, 2006 Tuesday

May 16, 2006 Tuesday 6:06 PM
I always lag a bit when I finally get some time off.
I just see the growing missing days and know I have to do some work to put
some stuff up. It's just that I captured a lot more than I care to organize and 
post. I suppose I still have much to clean. But I've been distracted lately.
...
Been feeling tired. And I just happened to have watched Super Size Me that documentary
with that guy whom ate the food and stuff. .... yeah. Like that.

I have 13 days free. What will I do with them? More I should say to be used
wisely.


Joy and I talk one night.

Comfort zones? What the heck are those? Amoung other things discussed.

5.15.2006

May 15, 2006 Monday

May 15, 2006 Monday 11:36 AM
Nice shower finally.

Nano tech is going to make for a very cool and interesting future.
You could hav holographs the way you see in movies. (a candle flame is just
a lot of glowing little particles and I believe that is 3D saturat a room
with them and they all decide when to glow and what color info just
moves through the room)
You could have universal vactines
You could have sensors just like in star trek (after an painless injection)
Maybe just mabye the brain could be preservd while your alive and you can
contine to process information ... for as long as you deem fit.

....
The sky hook? Don't know where I heard the term but the idea
to have a statline space staion in geo orbit and have a really long
cable going to the surface of the Earth. 
(only what of wind and stuff? it would have to be sturdy enough the way
a pole is I would not want to be on one of those things if it fell)
If you rode up on a high speed elevator.. for the most part you would
feel heavy as or heaveir than you do at the surface of the earth but
then once you cout near to the top of the cable it would slow down
and you would feel like you were falling. 
 
...
robotic garden?
Life metric? From landry to lung capacity.... keeping track of those life measurments.

I should go through my old journals.

I woke up ... well right before I was still dreaming of this equation that I was trying
to solve and I had an answer which was like .75*4 or so. But after I got up I couldn't
get up to write it down from where I was so I lost it. Though now I don't even
think it's right.

2:28 PM
I'm glad that the net works well now.
I'm glad that I can be here alone so that I can film comfortably.
I'm glad that my roommate sleeps during the night and is awake when I'm
awake. 
I'm glad that I have this in between time to settle matters. 


5.14.2006

May 14, 2006 Sunday

May 14, 2006 Sunday 8:50 PM 
... I'm about to go out on a walk but
wanted to note quickly
Slice of a Day
the best way to see what can be acchieved in a summer is to see
what you can do each day and what fits into the day.
A telecom study,
math and physics segment
summer school segment + HW
Biz Gen?
Seems like a lot?

synetheic division
sky hook
Math impage on teh bike force ride
W = sum of the force to distance

5.13.2006

Missed Entry?

mmm I missed this one.

5.12.2006

May 12, 2006 Last Day of Finals


May 12, 2006 Friday 1:13PM
If I am to have an indepth conversation I'd rather it be over e mail.
For I dislike the in-your-face nature of in person at teh moment conversation.
I also prefer to take in and respond to ideas at a more leisurely pace.
Having a record of textual arguments builds a body of work from which to draw
more from, as well as to recall exactly what has been said.
It's overal more effeicent than the heat of the moment talks about philosophical,
physical, or mathematical ideas.

In other words... dont' talk to me about ideas... write to me about ideas.
...
at about 12:30 PM today I finsihed dissembly of my computer and the last annoying
task of sorting all the pieces back into their boxes. It's amazing that this handful
of chips was once a working computer that I put together.

Lot's of good sum up imagery there.

...
the end of a term and the beginning of a summer term always involes me doing some
sort of recounting or at least looking ahead to want I want to do for the summer.
Aside from the summer courses I should find a way to dedicate myself to certain
causes.

Finish that Catapult. And write the simulation to find the range it can make.
Study data communications and the internet
maybe even algorithms
Perhaps I'll work on and produce those Math and Physics shorts
and dedicate them to Joy for if I can not walk and talk with her about the
things at least I can do something.

Clean this place.. that's a given.

...
gotta take a stab at the physics and math series.
My first, but not the last. Just try out stuff. See what works.
get some feedback.
...

Sound files!!!
http://www.vorbis.com/setup/

..
NOTES on GRADING CHRIS'S LAB REPORT
Grade the report while in a very very good mood.
Perhas after winning the lottery or some other good event like finding out
you got a raise.
Clear thinking is not required. Have a drink or two to loosen you up for optimual
grading preformance.

My most viewed move since I put one up is Playing Guitar at 4372 views.
It's not even that good a clip. Thousands of people must think I'm a bad
guitarist.
A close second is the 3D happy Birthday Card for Brenna at 892 views.

8:04 PM
My head throbs everytime I cough. Man, I'm just plain sick. Like I would have said
sickish but this is just ... 'sick'. And I really really don't feel like waking up
early for anyone's graduation tomorrow.

...
I was thinking how someday I could have a movie in response to everytime someone
comes up with a topic that bugs me. Or if they point out something about me and I
can just thrust a card with a url into their face and say "Oh yeah! Get this!"
And then they would know. A strange part of communication I'd say.

...
http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/maritalInfo.php?locIndex=9814

I found something on this site...
"Male, married without spouse" what the heck is a spouse then?

The site also tells me there are 4384 single males and 3984 single females.
So that leaves 400  males whom are out of luck... Unless, perhaps, a bunch of people just
switch around for a bit. Ah statistics are so weird sometimes.

Which reminds me... was this the last day of math class? The last math test?
Could it be? Finally the end of formal math training? I hope so.
There is always that possiblity I might not be done with it all given changes
in majors and what not.

.. "The penalty for attempted sucide is death" - unknown

..........


It feels good to do things that you know might help you later.
http://businessgenesis.blogspot.com/


I just read that there is a 300 MB limit on images.
mmmm I guess I won't get to be as visual as I wanted.

...
well the archive to the rescue?
http://ia301117.us.archive.org/1/items/DigitalStarfish/digiStarfish1.jpg


Don't know but I did sign up for a flickr account to see if that will
hold me.
But mostly maybe I'll find a way to just do slide show movies with the images.
... than I could have narration... ah well it wouldn't be as high quality I suppose.

I'm really starting to want to give back to the archive. I really feel they are
doing a good thing. And that the effects just haven't been felt yet.
To see how people use their privilages and to see that they are the most open
place makes me want to stand up and apploud their efforts.
I'd better do something to help them.



There is no way I'm going to order all these correctly. So.... they will just be out of order.
After my STAT final I went to the physics lab to take apart my computer. Someone had this hotplate with a paper on it... and at first I thought... ahhh but then I saw it was off and cooling. Phew. The files were from earlier today. I recorded some talkin but now I realize I didn't post it. mm Other pieces I pulled off my machine. And the skeleton remains of the monster. It was almost therapeutic to rip the thing apart... well carefully remove the chips because I had to re-sort them. Oh the carnage as I carefully pop of chips. I've got it's juglar. So that was what made a computer. A living running honest to god computing machine. I enjoyed holding them all in my hand. This computer was made up of a handful of chips. The before picture. The first wire is pulled. I take one last look at my machine. Prying prying. I actually got some POV camera shots of taking wires off. I kept thinking of the movie Doom. It was just like that.. except for the teethy monsters and such. Low on the chips. IN ACCENT: Crikey! These microchips form herds in the wild. They have to be harvested and put to good use.
Later in the day... Alex, Josh and Tracy come by to drop off stuff. I admire the sunset through squinty eyes. Wow. You can't even tell I have a headache in this picture. There was a shot that looked very close to this but it was right after my hair cut. Josh and Tracey. And so they leave.

5.11.2006

May 11 2006


May 11, 2006 Thursday 9:01 AM
I'm back from getting up and taking the Architecture final.
Ehhhh Oh well.
There are approximately 4 hours before my next final today.
I figured I'd catch up on sleep or relax, or review some more for it.

I had a really bad night last night. I kept waking up. (which is why I
need the extra nap time) And I had these nightmarish dreams.
It wasn't like overwhelming fear or anything like that... but there were
scary elements... or more like spooky elements. There were old hags
that scared the fish and the river back into the bog. I remember it
being very very hard to move and the need to get away from the bog.
And I woke up on the note when I said "That's the driver?" it was this
large crazy guy whom was driving the trailer that was suppose to get me
away from the place I didnt' want to be.
I woke up fully awake 3 hours before I had to get up to take this test
and thinking whoa....
I can't wait for the last 2 finals to be over. I need to go back to putting
together those parts of my life that really matter.

Although when I got up I was very awake at first. I thought about doing an
askaninja parody but it's like how thinking and my knowledge are like..CUT
a line.. CUT No, a squiggly line .. CUT sine wave like this HAND GESTURE
and the grades are like the digital CUT like little boxes with letter in them
CUT and here comes the analog wave form of knowledge nad then CUT Hawh Hawh CUT
It's like digital now so there's this grade CUT in a box. CUT and now you
remember your grade but it's nothing like that analogy wave form of knowledge.

PROPS Grades on little cards.

... or like that or so.

I need to produce some starfish wrapping paper. For a certain someone's birthday.

8:33 PM
Well, my sinus headache has had enough excitement.
I dragged my carcass out to D street in order to deliver Starfish's Gift.
And then as the sun was setting I knew I best be getting back home.
I have a large collection of imagery from happenings though.

My nose is very sore and raw and I think the best thing to do
now is to calmly go about the rest of the night with out extra excitement.
I have one last final tomorrow. STAT.
Shouldn't be that big of a problem. So, I think the worst is behind me.
Oh yeah, and I can't forget to go pick up my physics tools and disassembly my
computer.

9:52 PM
I just got a call from Joy.
So she IS leaving for the summer. She found places where she can take the classes she
needs and can afford them. ... I might miss her, but I'll live. Only, I'm a bit disappointed
at losing the prospect of getting to walk and talk with her about math and physics.
I suppose it can all wait... and I can put all the ideas together. I want to couple the
mathematics and the physics... and I suppose I could put them in movie form but I really
wanted someone to walk and talk with about the ideas.
It's a classic theme. Someone whom knows explains to someone whom does not know and the
audience comes along for the ride.



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