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Goodbye LJ [Feb. 4th, 2010|03:16 pm]
tigerhawkvok
[coordinates |United States, San Diego]

This is my last LJ post for the foreseeable future. I've moved entirely over to my self-hosted blog, and the niche that LJ occupied — self-reflective postings and such — I don't really do anymore. They are often embedded in my blog, but my topics are well, more ... topical.


So head on over. You can read about a three-toed sloth. Or watch a Daily Show clip. Fun stuff like that ... and I may even get unlazy enough to post some new science bits.


Other ex-LJ people who have their own blogs now:



Funsize First - Megan

Heart and Seoul - Melanie

Little Creatures that Rule the Earth - Rachael

Day to Day:Doctor in Training - Rachael

Quantum Immortal - Kit

Leadership: I'll Tell You What To Do - Ben

Life, Lit, and Geekdom - Tasha


Bye LJ!

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So LJ doesn't feel neglected. [May. 7th, 2009|10:24 pm]
tigerhawkvok
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[coordinates |Berkeley]
[audio signal |Fugue in G Minor (The Little) -- Bach]

A teeeny update, since, well, most updates have been living on the main blog. And by teeny, I mean, haul over to the main blog to get some nerdery about Windows 7. And nerdery on dinosaurs and such. Because, you know, they're awesome.


And besides, who wouldn't want to follow me there and get cool stuff like the Tuesday Tetrapod?


DSCF5283

Follow up the links if you want to know what that is! (Another bonus: easier to code there, as I put in a bunch of CSS shortcuts)

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Comics! [Apr. 6th, 2009|09:58 pm]
tigerhawkvok
[Tags|, ]
[coordinates |Berkeley]
[audio signal |"All Along the Watchtower" -- Bear McCreary]

So I've been posting with increasing regularity on my "official blog", mostly because, well, I've been posting "pertinent" stuff there -- news, science stuff, etc, and not so much personal stuff anywhere. I suppose my personal life has been a combination of routine and bursts of not-so-pleasant, meaning poor LJ-fodder.


However, Natasha pointed out that my latest entry on my real blog about the "Stick Figure Science" competition would actually make pretty decent LJ-material. I encourage anyone that's interested in either drawing comics in any way or interested in science in any way to take a crack at it. I mean, it'll be fun, something cool to share among us, and hey, won't it be snazzy if your comic ends up being used by the NCSE? The idea is by forcing everyone to do stick figures, it should put everyone on fairly even footing.


More details, etc, are at the blog link above (including a PDF of the comic -- it was done in Illustrator, so it's a vector graphic. I have some teeny details on the "cladogram" in particular), but for LJ, I've put a copy of mine below the cut.


Whoo comic! 1000 px wideCollapse )

Enjoy!

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JVP [Mar. 2nd, 2009|04:20 pm]
tigerhawkvok
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[coordinates |Berkeley]

So, this is something interesting to post on my LJ -- most of my posts of late have been on my "Real Blog" and sciency and such. Still trying to reserve this space for things more speculative, personal, etc.


I will find out shortly how the paper submission process over at JVP ends up! I'm not sure if I should be worried or excited or jazzed, and right now my stomach can't quite figure out which it wants to feel:


decision approval pending

Here's hoping!

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Irony meter = broken [Dec. 8th, 2008|02:18 pm]
tigerhawkvok
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[coordinates |Berkeley]
[audio signal |"Carol of the Bells" -- Trans-Siberian Orchestra]

This article about the Washington atheist sign at the capitol building is fun reading. Apparently, they're protesting the "hate speech" of declaring that:

"religion is but myth and superstition"

The ironic part? The same folks are holding signs that say "Atheists go to hell" and have preachers saying "It is time to chase out of the house of God all the unbelievers and evildoers". Well, not to mention there is certainly a credible case to be made that if saying "religion is a myth" is hate speech (untrue), then saying "unbelievers go to hell" is certainly a stronger form of hate speech.

(To be clear, I don't think it is ... I just think its brainwashing. It becomes hate speech when they think that unbelievers *should* go to hell).

Oh fundies. Always a source of entertainment.

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Things Done [Nov. 24th, 2008|01:34 am]
tigerhawkvok
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[coordinates |Berkeley]

Meme, courtesy NatashaCollapse )
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D&D Meme [Nov. 21st, 2008|09:09 pm]
tigerhawkvok
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[coordinates |Berkeley]
[thoughts |hungryhungry]

I Am A: Neutral Good Elf Wizard (4th Level)


Ability Scores:

Strength-13

Dexterity-14

Constitution-14

Intelligence-18

Wisdom-11

Charisma-13


Alignment:
Neutral Good A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He works with kings and magistrates but does not feel beholden to them. Neutral good is the best alignment you can be because it means doing what is good without bias for or against order. However, neutral good can be a dangerous alignment because it advances mediocrity by limiting the actions of the truly capable.


Race:
Elves are known for their poetry, song, and magical arts, but when danger threatens they show great skill with weapons and strategy. Elves can live to be over 700 years old and, by human standards, are slow to make friends and enemies, and even slower to forget them. Elves are slim and stand 4.5 to 5.5 feet tall. They have no facial or body hair, prefer comfortable clothes, and possess unearthly grace. Many others races find them hauntingly beautiful.


Class:
Wizards are arcane spellcasters who depend on intensive study to create their magic. To wizards, magic is not a talent but a difficult, rewarding art. When they are prepared for battle, wizards can use their spells to devastating effect. When caught by surprise, they are vulnerable. The wizard's strength is her spells, everything else is secondary. She learns new spells as she experiments and grows in experience, and she can also learn them from other wizards. In addition, over time a wizard learns to manipulate her spells so they go farther, work better, or are improved in some other way. A wizard can call a familiar- a small, magical, animal companion that serves her. With a high Intelligence, wizards are capable of casting very high levels of spells.


Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)

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Follow-up to last post [Nov. 11th, 2008|10:34 pm]
tigerhawkvok
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[coordinates |Berkeley]

Well, I sent an email to some of my friends asking them to write letters, too, maybe hoping that well, enough voices might influence some third level aid and have some itty bitty effect. When Peter sent me this reply:

"Sorry, but I've heard that nuclear power generates nuclear waste, and even after processing it must lie underneath the ground for ~8000 years to become safe. Thus, I don't really trust nuclear power.

Care to convince me otherwise?"

I chose to follow up with this:

Why waste is not the issueCollapse )

Now, waiting for House to download ...

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Windows 7 [Nov. 6th, 2008|01:52 am]
tigerhawkvok
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[coordinates |Berkeley]

A simple screenshot for now:





Taken on Liz this evening.

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Election 2008 [Nov. 4th, 2008|02:20 pm]
tigerhawkvok
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[coordinates |Berkeley]
[audio signal |"Winter" -- Vivaldi]

Voted!

I swear, I've slowly been warming up to Rob's sort of politics -- minimal interventionism. All measures got "No" votes from me with the exception of 11 (redistricting) and WW (park bonds). A part of me kinda hopes the train bill passes, though, but I'm not sure how well it will work.

Now, CBEST this evening, then watching election returns -- hopefully I'm back by 7 for the Daily Show!



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