This little image making program, FaceYourManga, has been making the rounds on the internet. Anywho here’s my contribution to the trend. I should note the stache looks far better on my avatar than it actually does on me.
So how do you look animetized?
The following information is provided for Bellevue, King County, Washington (longitude W122.2, latitude N47.6):
26 June 2007 Pacific Daylight Time
Begin civil twilight 4:32 a.m.
Sunrise 5:12 a.m.
Sun transit 1:11 p.m.
Sunset 9:11 p.m.
End civil twilight 9:51 p.m.
Moonrise 4:57 p.m. on preceding day
Moonset 2:00 a.m.
Moonrise 6:07 p.m.
Moon transit 10:20 p.m.
Moonset 2:27 a.m. on following day
Phase of the Moon on 26 June: waxing gibbous with 86% of the Moon’s visible disk illuminated.
Full Moon on 30 June 2007 at 6:49 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.
We adopted two pooches over the weekend, they’re originally from a shelter over in Montreal, Canada. The pups are a Shih Zu/Maltese mix, 9 months old, and weigh in at 7 & 9 lbs (3.14 & 4 kg). They’re remarkably energetic and have succeeded in freaking out the cat. It’s interesting to watch since they’ll gang up on her, one going around the left side while the other circles around the right. Plus they’re just as fast as the cat, so her only advantage is her ability to go vertical. So now my bedroom is the designated cat zone, with a baby gate to prevent raids, while the office is the DMZ.
As you can see the The Journal section has been updated.
The biggest update you’ll find, besides the theme change, is the addition of Tags. You can find these at the bottom of each of my posts and on the sidebar on the right. Now the first question is what are tags? They’re another form of categorization. But don’t I have categories to categorize my posts? Yes but some search engines prefer Tags.
So whats the difference between Categories and Tags? Categories work like a folder structure. How do you classify a Dog? First you figure out if its a mammal, then see if it belongs to the order Carnivora, after that you see if it belongs to family Canidae. If thats all true then you check if it belongs to the genus Canus, whereupon we get to the species C. Lupus which then takes us to our old friend Canis lupus familiaris. Whew, that explanation was long winded and obtuse. Basically categories are straight lines. You also see this type of structure with the filing of documents in meatspace and on your computer. C:\Documents and Settings\Erik\My Documents refers to a folder that is located on the C: Drive within that drive you have the sub-category Documents and Settings, within this Folder we have the User profile Erik, and within that we have the folder My Documents.
As you can see Tags and Categories have diverse uses in computer technology and in real life. As such both Categorization methods work to make it easier for you to find interesting and meaningful content.
It’s really rather amazing how small the earth is in comparison to the gas giants of our solar system. It’s even more amazing how small the gas giants are to other celestial objects.
This website offers a chart explaining the size differences.
Now just think for a second. Some of those stars like Antares are mind boggling giant. Yet they aren’t much brighter to our eyes than most the other stars in the sky. Think about that. Try to grasp how far away those stars would have to be to give off the same amount of light as the rest in the universe.
A friend told me this remarkably simple tip for conversing at events.
Always enter a conversations with a drink you are about to finish.
If things don’t go well, all you need to do is take one last gulp from your drink and excuse yourself to get another, never to return.
If the conversation is going well, finish your drink and ask the other person if you can get them anything when you go to get another. They will appreciate the gesture even if they decline, and it implies that you’ll be returning for a longer conversation.