Monday, August 25, 2008

Actually it's probably The Dark Knight, but this is up there. I picked this up randomly with little expectations and was blown away. Yes, I looked through the kids section at blockbuster to find it. I'm fine.

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posted by Donovan at 6:14 PM | 1 comments
Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Hello there! I go by Donovan and I'm the new contributer to this glorious blog. I'll be mainly reporting on what I think is cool in the world of pop culture (music, comedy, film etc). This week one of my childhood heroes, Norm Macdonald, crawled out of his cave and outdid everyone on Comedy Centrals Roast of Bob Saget.

Here's a link to Norms part. Although I must warn you that it might be much funnier in the context of the whole show.
Norm Highlights from Bob Saget Roast

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posted by Donovan at 2:11 AM | 1 comments
Sunday, August 17, 2008

Parking lots... What in the name of Oprah is the deal? I'm not going to name any names... but it seems the campus lot I tend to use seems to be a constant source of confusion for the the many cars it swallows... They have this system see... tickets and whatnot... machines with many slots... I dunno... People clearly seem to have problems with it... It's actually not unusual see a couple cars stuck in the exit on the way in/out... Isn't anyone else concerned about these innocent victims lost in the lot?! (or those stuck with a heinous flat-rate?!). In all seriousness... I think parking lots/structures could be improved immensely... A simple google search will yield countless patents concerning improving their efficiency and accessibility (not to mention safety!). Sketchy!
Well, worry not... A solution does indeed exist... at least for a particular type of gate... Many varieties exist... some magnetic, some proximity... and some... well, much more efficient/fool-proof/or erm... 'heavily surveiled'... So discretion is advised! The gate in the video, as Jason from points out, happens to be a high oscillation/proximity type... As such, effectively anything that can break or attenuate the signal could potentially trigger it... and consequently, the fact that these guys happen to use "metal" objects is somewhat (or completely) moot... Also, as one commenter happened to point out... if this was in fact the magnetic type, the use of an aluminum can would probably not be ideal... being non-magnetic and such... Rather, anything with a magnetic field, such as an mp3 player/laptop/or even *sigh* an iphone (glad he's getting his money's worth out of it...) would be more likely to work with the magnetic variety....

Go save some hapless parking lot prisoners!

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posted by Marcus at 12:38 AM | 1 comments
Saturday, August 16, 2008

It's been quite some time since I've been able to pay much attention to this little blog... My work has effectively taken over my life... Graduate school has a way of killing just about every other interest, hobby, (ugh... relationship) unlucky enough to cross its path... but I digress...
Either way, it's nice to finally have some time to get some new content up... I'm really excited about a new contributor to the site and I have a few small pieces that are way overdue for posting... One of which is the first original project for the blog, which is also a nice change... So... thanks for checking in now and again... There's much yet to come...
Questions or comments are always welcome!
posted by Marcus at 4:22 AM | 0 comments
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