It's been basically a week since the last time I updated. This would normally mean I was a little busy, I had to work, I was away from the computer, or I just wasn't feeling particularly inspired. This time, though, it meant that I was just having an awesome week and I didn't want to remove myself from the moment at any point in time during said week. Let me consult my 5 year journal to see what happened this week.
There have been 4 major events worth writing about since my last update.
First, I spent time with friends. Saw Jon in Emporia. We shopped around and hung out at his new place. Saw my ex-residents in Lawrence. We watched movies and caught up. Also successfully made a taser out of a disposable camera without injuring anyone.
Second, I spent time with friends. Went to Kansas City with Melissa to a housewarming party of my former senior design partners/best friends from school. After the party we all slept in the common room of their apartment. There was 2 bodies per square meter, by my estimation. Some people slept in a closet, too. The next day, Melissa, Danielle, Lizzy and I went to the Google Fiber Space in Kansas City. Basically it's a satellite building of Google's main headquarters located in KC with one directive. The four of us were giddy like school girls the whole time we were in there - the three engineers in particular. There were fiber connected HDTVs and tablets and chromebooks EVERYWHERE. It was great. I connected to their Google Fiber Wifi Network and went to Google.com. Basically it was Google sending me itself. It was all very surreal. Some pictures follow.
|Panorama of the space.|
|This contraption was fun to look at, even if the cars on the tract went disappointingly slow.|
|Computer action shot of all three girls.|
Fourth, randomly, and perhaps the nerdiest of all, I WAS THE TOP POST ON REDDIT. Not just the top post on some small sub... the TOP POST on the FRONTPAGE of ALL of Reddit. I think that properly made me king of the internet for that brief 5 hour window. The thing that got me on there was so incredibly dumb that I'm almost ashamed. I guess I will live with that shame and just post it here, too. The following image has been viewed, as of this writing, over 912,000 times:
Top 5: Movies I've watched since my last post
5. "Meet Bill" - For some reason Netflix thought I would like this one. I didn't really.
4. "Envy" - a solid B movie. Not great. But enjoyable.
3. "I Love You, Man" / "Forgetting Sarah Marshal" - two movies. one night of Jason Segel. Both classics.
2. "Airplane!" - even more classic.
1. "Warrior" - a drama about two brothers in the world of mixed martial arts. It's on Netflix instant play and it's really good.
"Internet karma is a worthless commodity"
- Matt Lee, he said this mere days before I received several thousand karma points on the internet -
"You can't call 16 hours a fast anyway. If I have done it accidentally, it's not a fast"
- Josh Weltha, about the LeanGains diet criterion -