Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Playing games makes us more awesome

While pursuing my various library blogs (and yes, I read a lot of them :P) I was turned on to this clip of Jane McConigal promoting her new book Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World on the Colbert Report.

More Fun with Minecraft

Minecraft is still inspiring all kinds of digital works from nerds around the world with too much time on their hands.  Last October, I wrote an article about some of the incredible things that minecrafters have done with the early Alpha release of the game.  Minecraft has slowly creeped its way into Beta, and now features new craft-able items, sealife, wool dyes, and, most intriguingly: blocks that can make sounds.

You may have seen this already (it's a whole TWO WEEKS old!), but it's worth watching over and over again for it's intricacy and astounding ending, featuring another new Minecraft development:

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Dialoguing on Dickwolves and the Philosophy of Polarization

Those of you breathing your sigh of relief that the war is over, those of you hoping to get back into your PAX routine, those of you hoping to never have to hear about this again, those of you who are still frustrated and angry, all of us, let’s sit down a moment and talk.  Calmly, please.  Here we go.

Your Shape Fitness Evolved: Week 1 the ReBoot

OK, it's time.  My knee feels fine and I'm ready to give this another shot.  This time I will commit to working out, losing weight and not push myself into injury.  I will try to eat better, more home cooked meals and less drive through.

I even have some black jeans I can't wear right now waiting for me.  My plan is to try to fit into them by PAX East.  Since this might be too sort of a time frame, I WILL fit into them for PAX Prime and I WILL wear them at Prime.

So will I loose a total of 40 lbs by PAX Prime by exercising with the Kinect?  Can I keep on track?  If I don't make it?........well we are not going there.  I'm just going to think positive.  Today I start after work when I get home.
40 lbs or bust!