|Making a Tesla coil||May 17, 2013, 9:04 pm|
|I just got a 15 KV neon sign transformer, so of course now the only thing to do with it is hurry up and assemble a Tesla coil! Does anyone here have any experience with them? I'm not looking for advice, I've got the whole internet for that, I'm just looking for personal feedback. I'm really excited to see this thing up and running.|
|High school robots- Check 'em out||May 1, 2013, 10:32 pm|
Here's a video of the robot my team made for a robotics competition this year. We ended up having a really bad year (only 3 measly silver medals out of 3 possible medals) but we made it to the quarter finals at world's. Our robot is number 67. I was on electrical.
First match @ 12:25
|I hate people who can't spell||April 21, 2013, 5:16 pm|
I have to get it out, so why not on Doomworld? I wish there were real-world grammar Nazis to exterminate all the inferior spellers and those who can't use punctuation or distinguish between too and to. The fact that I have to compete (and sometimes lose) in essays and other writing pieces with others of such a low writing caliber pisses me off. It's the fact that a teacher/professor might give me a lower grade on a paper than one that's riddled with errors. When reading stuff online (guhhh) I get so distracted staring at mistakes like the ones below.
Examples of things that make me want to find people and punch them:
I can understand if you just had a random brain fart. It happens to me, too. It's the sheer volume of these errors that disturbs me. Anyone else bothered like me, or am I an old fart for taking offense?
|Watch out Germans...||February 11, 2013, 6:43 pm|
Here I come.
I'm getting interviewed for a foreign exchange program later this week. I'm sort of nervous about it. Searching online hasn't really come up with any specific questions that I may be asked. It'll be through YFU USA and the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program. I'm all concerned over 'Were my essays long enough?' and 'Do I need insurance?' If they emailed asking for an interview that's a good sign, right? Anyway, if this works out it'll be almost as exciting as the day I received DOOM in the mail... Just sayin'.
Wish me luck.
|Another Doomworld feature I just learned about...||January 6, 2013, 8:14 pm|
Apparently everyone who posts blogs has a blog page.
I wonder what other neat features I haven't discovered yet?
|I've decided that I DO want a birthday map.||December 29, 2012, 1:13 pm|
|As some of you know, I've been working on a Hide and Seek project. Unfortunately, I've only received one submission, making a total of two maps. Fortunately, I like how it looks so far and would like to continue the project. So, since my birthday passed recently, I was hoping someone (or people) could build a map for me. The more the merrier! The rules are in the first post of that thread.|
|Birthday avatar request!||December 11, 2012, 2:03 pm|
|So, my B-Day is on the apocalypse, and I just wanted a little something to cherish before the world ends. I was thinking an avatar like mine, only with a soulsphere. Well, how about it?|
|Someone needs to animate this.||November 23, 2012, 8:22 pm|
Because I need a new screensaver. I have no idea how this would loop, but it must. Could you imagine having this for your wallpaper, and if you left your computer for a few minutes, it came alive??? That would make me void my bowels almost instantly.
|What's this song?!?!||October 14, 2012, 3:04 pm|
Banged out the tune on my keyboard, but can't remember the name.
|Detroit||September 30, 2012, 5:29 pm|
I recently spent the weekend in Detroit, stayed at the Renaissance Center, and thought I'd post some pics. Most of these are graffiti I saw on a rails-to-trails trail I walked on.
It was pretty cool, but unfortunately there were a ton of abandoned buildings, the size of which sometimes you wouldn't believe. Like opera houses just empty and crumbling. I wish I'd snapped a couple of shots of that too. It's just so empty for being so huge, there are four-lane highways that used to carry thousands of auto workers to and from work that now just support a trickle of cars. You can literally park in the middle of the road in some parts of downtown and not have trouble.