Sat, Jul 13 - 2013
     My day started not unlike any other, and I decided, around four o'clock, that I would go out to the local junk store(thrift/second hand store) and on the way back try and hack a few portals in Ingress. I ran out to my car, it was only like twenty degrees out, and climbed in. I put the key in the ignition and the radio came to life, I buckled myself in, safety first, and turned the key to start my car, the starter tried to turn over a few times, and then clicked. I tried several times, with no luck, I assumed that I must have left the lights on or something and that...
Sat, Jul 6 - 2013
       Long exposure photography of fireworks is so beautiful, and maybe you wish you could get some nice pictures, but either your camera doesn't have a feature for that, or you can never seem to get the timing right.
 
     In this tutorial I'm going to show you how to create long exposure shots from video of fireworks. It should be noted that this method won't create an image as good a quality as taking a real long exposure picture, but more on that later.

     What you'll need: A video of...
Thu, Jun 20 - 2013
     I work in retail, and I don't control the music that plays at my store, so I get to hear all sorts of music, most of which I don't care for, but some I really just don't get, like this song: Need You Now, by Lady Antebellum.
  Picture perfect memories
Scattered all around the floor.
Reaching for the phone cause,
I can't fight it anymore.

And I wonder if I ever cross your mind.
For me it happens all the time.

It's a quarter after one.
I'm all alone and I need you now.
Said I wouldn't call, but I lost...
Thu, Jun 20 - 2013
     I recently had the pleasure of obtaining a great film called Sarah's Choice, and keeping with my theme I have a review.
         Cast: Rebecca St. James - Sarah Collins
Logan White - Megan
Dick Van Patten - Pastor Smith
Brad Stine - Clay
Staci Keanan - Denise
Ethan Cooper Roy - Jack
Julian Bailey - Matt Evans
Robert Miano - Henry
Sidney Mason Gunn - Jill
Sean McGowan - Chad        The Plot:      The movie opens with Sarah employed...
Mon, Jun 3 - 2013
The Pretender, a Christiano Film (1987)

     I just recently obtained this film, and only last night watched it. I was on the edge of my seat, constantly wondering where the next turn was going to be, what the next surprise would be.
     Here's a breakdown of the plot, don't worry, I won't spoil anything.
     Keith, played by Mark Rose, is on nearly every girls blacklist in the school, his claim to fame, dating a girl to get what he wants, and then dumping them. Keith turns tables and fakes getting saved to get...
Wed, May 15 - 2013
    Freestyle is a fairly new feature in Blender, and there is much learning to be done on the topic. Today I'm going to be giving a few tips on how to speed up your freestyle renders.
    These tips only apply to those that are just using the freestyle lines, and not layering that on top of the rendered mesh. On a very simple scene I was able to save a tad more than a second in render time simply by removing the light source, and my end result was the exact same.  Render time with light: 3.24 Render time without light: 2.19     ...
Tue, May 14 - 2013
     I work at a major retailer, as many of you might know, I also happen to spend my summers out in our Garden Center, dealing with plants and garden type stuff, its loads of fun, EXCEPT for SOME PEOPLE. You had to know it was coming, right?
     So the other day, Sunday the 11th to be exact, I was at work, stocking freight, answering questions about plants, showing people where sale items are, the usual for a weekend at work, when it happened. This older lady came up to me, with a younger woman following her.* So here's how it went down. The...
Mon, May 13 - 2013
     I bought a Batman Lego set a while back, from a resale shop, and found as a bonus there was the mini-fig DJ so I simply had to build myself a little dance party scene.
 
Wed, Apr 17 - 2013
     I don't usually take to my blog to "attack" "Christians" but I'm going to make an exception or two here. In this first blog post I'll be asking why "church" leaders have such problems with loud music, or any sort of CCM. Now not all leaders do, I had a pastor at a local church who didn't have any trouble with CCM and allowed us to play it before and after the service. Lets look at the Baptists, currently I'm going to a Baptist church, not at all to my liking, they have such weird ideas. For example they'll quote Ephesians 5:19 (Speaking to yourselves in psalms and...
Mon, Apr 8 - 2013
     Depression is an mental illness, so what's happiness? Come on, be real, it's a mental illness right? Use some logic. If depression is an illness, happiness would also have to be.
     First, what is the difference between depression and happiness, actually lets look at what is the same first. Both are states of mind, or a mindset. You decide to be happy, you decide to be depressed. Both words are nearly defined exactly the same in the dictionary. Depression: The state of being depressed. Happiness: The state of being happy. What is the...

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