My goal today is to hopefully make a little program that will automatically index all links and images as they are uploaded to the site. The result of course, that you can search for past photos or links without clicking on each archive page. I spent 15 minutes the other day looking for a link that know I posted a couple months ago... and that 15 minutes turned into an hour as I started following other links and visiting sites I haven't visited since I posted the link.
One of the links I spent some time at was about movie physics. It's always fun to read the hard proof about why some movies suck... taking the "opinion" out of it. But the most interesting part was a point the author made, that when creating science fiction, it is OK to ask the reader / viewer to believe something that is impossible, but not something that is improbable. When I think about it, I begin to see how right that is.
For example, if there was a scene where our hero attached a rocket booster to his back and (with an oxygen tank of course) is attempting to fly into space. The problem of course is that a mad-man is chasing him with a gun and he has only a few seconds to discover the secret code that will allow him to start the rocket without regular ignition key (currently in posse tion of the mad-man) Of course, the hero is able to guess the code by remembering that the mad-man is fond of a cockateil named Awii... (the code is Awii). The hero flies the rocket pack into space and escapes the mad-man, allowing him to live another day and save the world.
I don't know about you, but what I would say when I watch this scene is not "Oh come on! There is no way that rocket booster could generate enough force to propel him into space considering his mass and the lack of oxygen as a force to work upon!". What I would say, is "Oh give me a break! Scientist smart enough to make a rocket pack like that used his pet's name as a password!?"
The first is impossible, so I accept it as fantasy. The second is possible but not likely, so I view it as an insult. I will never watch a movie or read a book in the same way.
I was listening to a Connection talk about "Don't ask don't tell". Of course there are no new arguments for either side of this debate to put forth here, but I was surprised that no one on the program called the people against gays in the military on their argument that they want to make sure that the people serving in the armed forces are of the highest moral caliber, and one of the callers who is an instructor at a military school, who said that if gays were allowed he would not be able to teach anymore because of his beliefs.
What the heck is his religion!?!? At first he sounded Christian, but when he said that I had to wonder. Why is he allowed to teach people having premarital heterosexual sex? Why is he allowed to teach people who swear? Why is he allowed to teach people who drink too much? All of these things are also forbidden. And if they are trying to make the military a "moral" place, who decides the morality and what is moral? Who decided that all the things I mentioned above are moral and that homosexuality is not? I searched for a link to the morality committees web-site to see their list of commandments, but couldn't find it on Google.
I have some more immoral drawings to post. Also some that are semi-moral. The nudies are all from nudie-club these last few weeks. The painting of the pots in the window is one of the first I have been satisfied with. It doesn't look so well in the photo, but in real life the colors are kind of glowy n' junk. The painting entitled "Green Pumpkin Boy", painted a few weeks ago, is my first oil painting. I was just kind of playing around, seeing how oil paint is different than watercolor, but it must always have some kind of sentimental value.