Saturday, March 29, 2008


Sunday, March 23, 2008

A few weeks ago I posted an image on FLICKR showing some of my thesis research, manifest as a surface built and tessellated using a mathematical algorithm similar to the ones that generate the typical NURBS surface. When I posted this, several people confronted me in person about its grotesqueness, and one person in particular commented on flickr about its resemblance to "turtles that live in the amazon that can hatch eggs on their backs." After reading his comment, I knew that I must find these turtles, so I scoured the internet looking for them, but to no avail.

Well, alas and alak, just today I came across a video showing a specific species of toads (not turtles), that carry their eggs on their backs until they hatch. And when they hatch it's disgusting. I mean, to the point that I almost lost my M&M's and Twizlers. Still, it's worth looking into, and definitely worth watching the video. Most likely you're less squeamish than I am and can handle it like a real man - or toad. So here you are, the wikipedia ENTRY and the video (below).


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I had to put a cap in her shoulder...


Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Thursday, March 6, 2008

Dear MEL Script,

You know I love you. You know I'd never do anything to hurt you. In fact, in just the few years we've known each other I've grown closer and closer to you. You infatuate me. And, I mean, yeah, I've seen other codes and they've been alright. But nothing compared to you, and who you really, really are.

I love you MEL, and this is really hard for me to say. I think we've gotten somewhere in our relationship, we've done some good things. And I'm really happy with where we are now. But I'm scared that if we keep this up, I'll miss so much else that's out there. I mean, think about it, there's program, site, and, you know, a building! As great as we are together, I need these things, I need to experience them, figure them out and keep moving ahead with things.

So as cruel as it sounds, I think I'm going to have to stop things between us. We can still be friends, and I can use you - over and over again - while I'm with program, context and site. But don't take offense. It's just a thesis. And no matter what happens between us - you'll always be my special MEL.



Monday, March 3, 2008


Saturday, March 1, 2008

From Cynical-C.