LEGO R2D2

Posted by John on 08/5/12 at 4:56:59 pm

I did it again; I splurged. It’s dangerous having a LEGO store a mere mile and a half from my apartment. This time, it’s R2D2 (#10225). Build time was about 4 hours, between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.

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DIY Rocks

Posted by John on 04/9/12 at 10:33:39 pm

I recently purchased the Star Wars Xbox 360 bundle. It cames with a Kinect, so I figured that I could just set the Kinect in front of my TV and have everything be fine and dandy.
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LEGO Death Star

Posted by John on 03/18/12 at 2:39:40 pm

On Friday, I bought the LEGO Death Star (#10188). I finished building it Sunday afternoon, and would estimate the time I spent building it at about 10 hours. I took some pictures of while I went through the process, and at the end tried to recreate some scenes from the movies. Enjoy!

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Who’s Still Standing? Certainly Not NBC.

Posted by John on 12/21/11 at 9:53:34 am

My girlfriend and I watched NBC’s Who’s Still Standing the other night. For those unfamiliar, it’s essentially a rip-off of an older show named Russian Roulette that aired on GSN in the early 2000’s, in which people are standing on trap doors, and have to answer trivia questions. If they get the answer wrong, they fall through the trap door. It’s a fine trivia show, but theres one part about it that turned me off from watching future episodes.

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Using the Sparkle Update Framework with MonoMac

Posted by John on 08/13/11 at 8:18:16 pm

Most OS X users have been exposed to the Sparkle framework: an extremely unobtrusive and lightweight application updater. Its a breeze to configure your Objective-C application to utilize it, and subsequently, it is a breeze to configure your MonoMac application to utilize it.

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ACM Programming Contest 2009

Posted by John on 11/3/09 at 7:05:19 pm

On Saturday, I participated in the ACM Collegiate Programming Contest: Midwest Division.

Never have I undergone such mental pressure in my life.

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It’s cool to be a computer nerd.

Posted by John on 04/24/09 at 10:23:07 pm

Yes. You read the title right. About 1 hour ago, I had the revelation: It’s cool to be a computer nerd.

Why? Aren’t computer nerds constantly the source of being others entertainment by being on? Stereotypically, yes. Actually, I can’t answer, because I’ve never found myself in that situation.

Anyway, back to the point. It’s cool to be a computer nerd because …

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PTI = stupid

Posted by John on 03/23/09 at 9:25:52 pm

Today on PTI, the Marquette vs. Mizzou game was discussed. More specifically, Hayward’s stepping on the boundary line while in-bounding the ball. During that discussion, a question asking whether or not Mizzou desevered to win the game was posed. The given answer: yes.

W. T. F.

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Recommendation: Scalaris for OS X

Posted by John on 03/2/09 at 10:51:37 am

Are you obsessed with Twitter like me? I’ve found an AMAZING app for Mac OS X that is extremely lightweight, lives in your menu bar, displays tweets for those you are following as Growl notifications, and provides you with a simple pop-up window to @reply them, or tweet something new.

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Google Maps Fail

Posted by John on 02/27/09 at 11:50:28 am

Somebody didn’t complete their mapping of I-94…

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