Archive for 'Nerd' Category

YouTube represent!  Now put your hands up! Why do I like these…
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Friday, June 18, 2010

YouTube represent!  Now put your hands up!

Why do I like these nerd parodies more than the originals?  Seriously, I wouldn’t listen to the original of this song other than to see Katy Perry ski pole with the whip cream bikini*, and I didn’t care for Owl City’s “Fireflies” until that Harry Potter parody from All Caps.

(video from California Dorks (Parody of Katy Perry’s California Gurls) by Skyway Flyer (via jasonmundaymusic))

* …well, that, the side boob, and partial nudity.

No Support For Tumblr
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By etrigan - Last updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Remember when I said I was going to start using Tumblr? I take it back. I screwed up while trying to configure multiple tumblogs, and deleted the only admin account. I have emailed Tumblr’s Marc LaFountain twice in the past two weeks, and I even tried to Get Satisfaction, all to no avail. The lights […]

Rollerfeet Tumblr
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By etrigan - Last updated: Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I’ve created a Tumblr site. That’s where you’ll find me for awhile. p.s. You can get there from both http://tumblr.rollerfeet.com and http://rollerfeet.tumblr.com.

You’ve Been Infected – A Halloween Zombie Meme
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By etrigan - Last updated: Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sorry to tell you in this manner, but you’ve been infected and now you’re a zombie. You only have your friends to blame. For the rest of the day all of your status updates and tweets must include the phrase “BRAINSSS!!!”. You can infect other people by tagging them in a note on Facebook or […]

Why Not Water?
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By etrigan - Last updated: Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ok, smart people: “EcoGeek”:http://www.ecogeek.org/ talks about Georgia flooding on “the YouTubes”:http://is.gd/4hWqA this week. Why not build water collecting/storing roofs for corporate buildings and parking lots? Seems like a better bang/buck than solar panels, ecologically speaking. The large international corporation that employs me is installing “solar panels along with other government approved efforts”:http://content.dell.com/us/en/corp/d/press-releases/2009-08-11-5__energy_saving_initiatives.aspx but I’m wondering […]

Population vs Ice Cap, H20 Content
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By etrigan - Last updated: Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Occasionally, to give myself some science/math challenge (beyond the “last page of Make magazine”:http://makezine.com/aha/), I like to attack a multidisciplinary problem that is (a) completely inappropriate for a man of my education, and (b) has probably already been done by someone with the appropriate education. A recent “Believe it or not” cartoon led me to […]

Nerdfighter Collective’s Performance Art
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By etrigan - Last updated: Thursday, August 6, 2009

There is the premise that if you have to explain a performance art piece it loses its value. However, much like an old movie with a clever twist, if you haven’t seen it by now you can’t blame someone else for telling you that Bruce Willis’s character is a ghost — enough time has passed […]

Call Me On The Line
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By etrigan - Last updated: Thursday, July 30, 2009

I’ve joined the Google Voice “revolution”. Give me a call at 318-SKY-PINE (318-759-7463) or your can use this icon:

Flynn Lives – A Physics Question
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By etrigan - Last updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Around “0:50”:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su1JMJa3vlo#t=50 in the Tron “Flynn Lives”:http://www.flynnlives.com/media/video/0xendgame.aspx clip the rider pushes a button that appears to drop the bike. I presume this would do two things: (1) lower the center of gravity, improving cornering, and (2) decrease surface area exposed to the wind, decreasing drag and increasing speed. Why wouldn’t the bike just start out […]

Fuming at AT&T
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By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I’m trying to be understanding about the whole thing, but every time I look more into it, the madder I become. Sure, AT&T has to be concerned about their bottom line, but I’ve been doing the math and if _my_ bottom line is improved by kicking them to the curb then they really need to […]

MYO Eye Chart
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By etrigan - Last updated: Thursday, June 4, 2009

Screw haiku, challenge yourself to create a phrase that fits on an eye chart.

Seriously, July Can Not Get Here Any Quicker
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By etrigan - Last updated: Friday, May 22, 2009

Here’s the new video thingy about the *Harry Potter and the Halfblood Prince* being released in July. ==   ==

B-Side Ripped Me Off
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By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, May 18, 2009

Ok, maybe that’s putting it a little harsh. “My festival scheduler”:http://www.rollerfeet.com/backporchbeer/festival-scheduler-beta/ may not be _that_ original, but I did sit down with a couple guys from BSide.com a couple months ago, then today received this survey “about” Austin Film Festival which lists at least 3 of my festival scheduler ideas. I don’t hold it against […]

Leaving Las Vegas
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By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, May 18, 2009

I’m in the Denver airport, on my way back to Austin. I think I came out $100 ahead, speaking from a gambling perspective, but it’s hard to tell because I didn’t keep my spending money separate from my wagering money. This picture (taken on the layover before our flight into Vegas) is little consolation for […]

Mistake in “Juno”
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By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I hate to be that guy — no, I don’t — but, after seeing *Juno* over a dozen times, I feel I must draw attention to a “glaring” set of errors in “the script”:http://www.scribd.com/doc/2251012/Juno-Script and hence the movie, all in one phrase. I’ve repeated this quote several times with an admitted ignorance to the object: […]