Shambot! » Images Fri, 04 Oct 2013 21:14:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Level 5 + Studio Ghibli = Nerdsplosion! Fri, 18 Mar 2011 23:11:52 +0000 “Ni no Kuni” is Studio Ghibli’s first attempt at a video game along side the wonderful development studio Level 5 (Professor Layton series), and it is going to be released on the Nintendo DS and PS3. There will be hand animated cutscenes, and a soundtrack by Joe Hisaishi, who composed almost all the soundtracks for Miyazaki’s films. They haven’t announced a US release, but they have to … right? Where is John Lassiter!?


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FAMOUS Tue, 25 Jan 2011 04:58:34 +0000 Last summer while I still had a part time job (and thus was on the road at 3:00 in the afternoon when this was taken) I saw the Google street-view-mobile driving through the neighborhood and tried to follow it before I got bored and gave up. You can follow my adventures if you start here and keep going up Victoria towards Grand Ave.

But if that’s boring, I’ve chronicled my adventures in three illustrated chapters (1. Oblivious, 2. Realization, 3. Giving Up), attached for your viewing pleasure.

p.s. And yes, I did in fact post this on facebook, but Ben posted that extra adorable lunch video on facebook too, so I think I have the right… even though this is not half as cute.

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shambot-hibernation: “shamboternation” Fri, 03 Dec 2010 00:25:18 +0000 OR the many faces of chance’s halloween costume

What? Its been two months since everyone went into hibernation mode? No one has posted since before the winter season began you say? Bored? Need some inspiration you say? Well, I’ve got just the thing for you:

Watch closely, as we look back at how Chance’s Halloween costume evolves and changes to match his environment (or moods?):

Initial word vegan correctly representing evil ex-boyfriend #3? check.
Rearranging the word vegan into other words? check.
Rearranging the word vegan into not other words, but possible acronyms instead? check.
Careless evolution into illegible symbols or characters? check.
Drunken reappropriation of tape into random shapes and genitals? check.
Inevitable hammer and sickle? of fuckin’ course!

more halloween party pics here.

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I Got Props Sat, 02 Oct 2010 03:07:29 +0000 I love Picross, PicCross, Nonogram or Paint by Numbers, whatever you want to call it. I bought PixelCross on my phone maybe a month ago and really liked it but wished it had a mode without a timer for a “more relaxed” play. I left a review saying so and the dev totally added it! Not only that but it was at my suggestion and he specifically noted that!

I’m totally famous now.

(I don’t know why the picture is all squished, I did this from my phone)

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Faceplantosaurus Sat, 25 Sep 2010 15:15:52 +0000

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Million Dollar Napkin Tue, 31 Aug 2010 20:44:25 +0000 Brenda’s grad party turned into a marketing think tank, and Allison was smart enough to document it on a napkin which I later found in the trash.
Patents pending.


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The Future is Amazing Mon, 26 Jul 2010 22:18:48 +0000 And we’re living it right now.

Here’s why:

My Grandma on my Dad’s side is not the most computer savvy person around. Actually, neither is Grandma on Mom’s side, but that’s not the point. Grandma lives in and owns a duplex. The people downstairs moved out and now she needs to put an ad out. She called me and asked me to put something together for her that looked nice and would stand out from the other For Rent signs at the college where she was going to post it.

Of course I said “yes”.

Using iChat I initiated Screen Sharing so she could see my screen while I put it together. Then when everything was looking perfect I emailed her the PDF. THEN I initiated Screen Sharing so I could see/control her computer to help her print it. After she had printed it we had a nice video chat to catch up and so she could show me the final product.

All of this has been possible through to do for awhile with various technologies but iChat pulls them all together and makes it so easy that even Grandma can do it.

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Lisa Frank’d Sat, 10 Jul 2010 15:43:13 +0000 I found this cool desktop and spiffy icons and combined them to make the ultimate Lisa Frank Inspired Theme!!!

In Shambot news, I changed the auto-resize width for the medium and large sized images. Large now perfectly fits the width (580px) of this theme without breaking it and medium (290px) is half the width of large.

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sometimes there are boys Fri, 02 Jul 2010 23:45:35 +0000 But they are ALWAYS such cute boys. Look at all of the these pictures I have amassed this past couple of weeks.

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Panoramania! Sat, 12 Jun 2010 21:20:58 +0000 rotate 30 degrees -> take picture […]]]> If you’ve ever been in any sort of touristy situation with me, than you’ve no doubt been embarrassed by my technique of canvasing the entire area with pictures and not deleting any of them (even the blurry ones). I even partake in the oh-so-nerdy process of take picture -> rotate 30 degrees -> take picture -> rotate 30 degrees -> etc. Well, today all the awkwardness pays off because I’ve finally found a software which turns my pieces of panoramas into panoramas. I went through the last 5 years of panorama-shots this morning and picked out and stitched together the good ones. It’s all extremely automatic, which is awesome. The software is Microsoft Image Composite Editor by Microsoft Research. Free, but Windows Only!


(many) more after the break!




















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Mai 68 Posters Fri, 28 May 2010 15:07:19 +0000 I’m excited about this post because it’s radical politics, which I like, and design, which everyone else likes. These are posters from the 1968 General Strike in France. I think they are the bee’s knees.

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Content-aware deletion Tue, 25 May 2010 15:53:27 +0000 We got CS5 at MCAD so my co-worker and I figured we’d try out this content aware shit everyone’s talking about. He found a random picture on the internet of a road. Here’s the original.

And here’s the final product….

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EPIC CHANCE EPIC BEN Mon, 10 May 2010 22:05:26 +0000 I wish the WHOLE OTHER ROLL of film I took on this day would have turned out. The lighting was really beautiful, and everyone looked really beautiful… Dang!

Oh well, Chane and Ben (and Emma) can revel in these pictures because they look like rock stars!!!

ps. I have been shooting a lot of film lately. Hopefully I will keep up with adding them to flickr.

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May 4th, A Long Time Ago Tue, 04 May 2010 15:15:37 +0000 May the 4th be with you. Always.
(Chance, I’m sorry for upstaging your serious thing, and you’re welcome for the Star Wars thing.)

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ITS FRIDAYDAY! Fri, 12 Mar 2010 16:53:22 +0000 Joel Post-mania! Three days in a row, I’m getting good.

This comic is from which is hilarious and in the same vein as Toothpaste For Dinner or Natalie Dee. (funny, poorly drawn cartoons)

Also, if anyone isn’t familiar with Bill’s consistant Friday Facebook posts you should really check it out.

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