Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Today at lunch, we were pondering about some statistic from Thames Water that says that the water you drink from the tap has passed through at least six human bodies before arriving at your glass. This led me to think about that calculation that concludes that at any given moment you are probably breathing the same air that Julius Caesar has breathed at his time. Of course somebody else has though of the analogy I'm going to make as well, I'm not that original and the internet has just proven that to me, but we went to a distinct conclusion. Now if you are following me, that also means that whenever you drink water (or any beverage that includes terrestrial water in it), you are also imbibing the water that, how can I say, has passed through Jesus Christ! Hallelujah brother!
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Just got back from Video Games Live, which is a concert in which an orchestra plays music from, you guessed right, video games. Pretty cool event, and I am thoroughly satisfied. It started pretty interestingly with a collage of songs made from the sounds of Pong to some of the cool cames of the 80s and 90s, in kind of a crescendo of technological evolution. Then we went through games that varied from Frogger to Halo, Zelda to Final Fantasy, Sonic and Mario. They even had some mini-challenges involving old games like Space Invaders (to the tune of the orchestra) and Frogger (again, people playing the game to the sound of the orchestra). This got me thinking I'm somewhat old, because the 17 year-old kid who was summoned from the audience to play Frogger did not even know of this game...
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Now this is kind of an experiment on the "mind's eye", and I was wondering what people perceive as they look into this image, a satelite view of the Palais de Versailles. The humanoid figure might be obvious, but some of the details people perceive intrigue me. What do you see?
Friday, November 10, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
As part of my Berlin Wall day expedition, I decided to visit the Imperial War Museum here in London, which holds quite a collection of items from past and recent wars in which the british were involved, directly and indirectly (if you know what I mean). It's quite a sight, where pieces of history can be seen up close and personal.