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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Eagle Project

Right now I'm busy working on the preliminary write up for my eagle project. Once that is done with I will finish and post the marque for the indie movie "When Zombies Attack."

Monday, November 1, 2010

top 5 Ipod/iPhone apps

5. Chess With friends
This game is very much like words with friends, except it's chess. It lets you play chess with random opponents or with friends if you have their user name (mine is Zantinga). I love this because I love chess, and it lets me play multiple games against multiple people at the same time.
Cost: $2.99 for full, there is a free version that has ads


4.Twitter
The name says it all, an easy to use Twitter client. (follow me @janzantinga)
Cost: FREE


3. Comiczeal
Comiczeal is a comic book reader that supports most major digital comic formats. It allows for easy syncing between the computer and your i(insert device name here). It's easy to use and very good for comic fanatics.
Cost: $7.99 for ipad version, $3.99 for iPod/iPhone version


2. Mobile Mouse
This is a great mouse app. It allows you to control your computer over the wireless network and do things like easily watch movies, launch programs, and other things that you're to lazy to get up and go do.
Cost: $1.99 for pro version, FREE for version with slightly less


1. Google
Easy to search or launch other google applications for the google lovers like me.
Cost: FREE





Thursday, October 28, 2010

Second Page

It took forever, but I finally got page 2 out. Don't expect page 3 to come out any time soon

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The first page


Alright, so this is a bit more time consuming than I thought it would be, so the final product will probably only be about 5 pages long. But here's the first page! (except for the cover) Alright, so this is a bit more time consuming than I thought it would be, so the final product will probably only be about 5 pages long. But here's the first page! (except for the cover).

Thursday, October 14, 2010

ODST drawing


Isn't gimp fun?

First panel


I'll add the text once I'm done with the first page

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Comic


I'm trying to write my first comic. It's basically about the survival of this one guy after the apocalypse...but he wears a gas mask and uses a katana. So far, the only title that I could come up with is "Survival." Please comment if you have a better idea for a name!


Monday, October 11, 2010

The Realism of Zombies

They have invaded the movies, games, music, and even literature of American culture. The first depiction of the flesh-eating undead we have all grown to know and love started with George Romero’s famous black-and-white cinematic adventure Night of the living dead, which changed the thoughts of zombies being people with no control to a whole other type of creature. While coming back from the dead to consume the living may be a bit far-fetched, many zombie-like traits can be explained by science. One example of this would be a mutation of the rabies virus. Animals and people with rabies often display the symptoms of insomnia, confusion, paranoia, and hallucinations (Auerbach, 2009). The rabies virus can transfer through the transfer of bodily fluids from an infected individual to that of an uninfected one, most commonly: bites, which is also how the zombie virus is supposedly spread. Considering how densely populated urban areas are, if one person were to contract this hypothetical virus, the entire city could be infected in days.

Another form of zombies resides in brain parasites. Some parasites are able to influence our thoughts and even control us without us even knowing. One such example of this is Toxoplasma gondii, which is a brain parasite that resides in 50% of the people in the US but only psychologically effects rats (Hokelek, 2009). This parasite can only breed inside of the intestines of a cat, and therefore controls the rat to walk straight up to the cat to be consumed (Hawes, 2009).

Another instance of a parasite causing zombie-like behavior would be with Glyptapanteles, a type of parasitic wasp, lays about 80 eggs in young geometrid caterpillars. When the eggs hatch, the larvae feed on the caterpillar’s bodily fluids. When they are fully developed, they burst through the caterpillar’s skin and form a cocoon on a nearby leaf or branch. The caterpillar then stands arched over the cocoon without feeding or even moving away. This zombie caterpillar stays alive until the adult wasps hatch, upon which it promptly dies. These controlled caterpillars also respond differently to the environment than regular ones. Unparasited caterpillars barely notice when a stinkbug or other harmless animal comes near it or even crawls on it. The controlled caterpillars, however, thrash violently at the sign of danger to the larvae until the threat is gone. When dissected, it is revealed that one or two of the parasitoid larvae stay behind in the caterpillar and control it to protect the brood (Brahic, 1008).

Zombies are known for being able to come back from the dead, which may seem impossible, but is possible if the person is not entirely dead; the poison from Fugu, a Japanese blowfish, is able to do this. Datura Stramonium is a chemical that leaves the person in a trance-like state with no memory, but still able to perform simple tasks. One such recorded incident was of Clairvius Narcisse, a Haitian who was declared dead by two doctors and buried in 1962. He was found wandering around the village 18 years later. A local voodoo priest had been using these naturally occurring chemicals to zombify people and put them to work on the sugar plantations (Wood, 1987).

A zombie is driven entirely by the most basic emotions, such as rage, that are located in the amygdale, which is one of the most primitive parts of the human brain. Researchers have introduced abnormalities into the amygdale of animal specimens; this results in a drop in the attack and retreat response that directly correlates with the amount of damage that part of the brain receives. The area known as the anterior cingulated cortex modulates and controls the excitement of the amygdale as it talks to the frontal lobe, which controls the thought and problem solving processes. So if the cingulated cortex dysfunctions, it would cause the person to be unable to modulate the feeling of anger, which would result in hyper-aggression (Schlozman, 2009) This would cause them to attack others, much like a zombie, with a blind rage.

With all of this taken into consideration, the possibility of a zombie outbreak, or at least something similar, is very probable. Whether it be natural, drug induced, or psychological, the significance of so many possibilities having one general output would be considered frightening to most people.







Auerbach, P. (2009). Rabies virus, symptoms, vaccine, and treatment. Retrieved from Survive Outdoors website: http://www.surviveoutdoors.com/reference/rabies.asp
Hawes, D. (December 9, 2009). Parasites in the Brain. Retrieved from Psychology Today website: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolved-primate/200912/parasites-in-the-brain
Hokelek, M. (January 27, 2009). Toxoplasmosis. Retrieved from eMedicine website: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/229969-overview
Wood, C. (1987). Zombies. Retrieved from American Chemical Society at: http://www.district87.org/staff/sutterm/Chem%20Matters/Organized%20according%20to%20topics/Misc/Zombies.pdf
Schlozman, S. (2009, June 10). A Harvard psychiatrist explains zombie neurology. Retrieved from http://io9.com/5286145/a-harvard-psychiatrist-explains-zombie-neurobiology
Brahic, C. (June 04, 2008). Zombie caterpillars controlled by voodoo wasps. Retrieved from http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn14053-zombie-caterpillars-controlled-by-voodoo-wasps.html

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Some more glove faces


Asian glove

Turns into

NINJA GLOVE!

Ninja exit


This is what happens when a bunch of nerds and geeks find a hole in the ceiling

Perverts



What does this look like?

Scientists: a bunch of perverts

tower


I've been building this tower out of balsa wood for a couple of months. Soon I will watch it be destroyed

Saturday, September 18, 2010

And his brother, Evil Glove!

You can't see it, but Evil Glove just put food in the microwave :o

Mwahahaha! Using science for EVIL!

I now present to the Internet...Awesome Glove

You know it's awesome

Gorilla warfare

If this ever really happens, we are so screwed.


It's a Gorilla...
With a Chainsaw gun...
and old spice...
May God help us all

Friday, September 3, 2010

Expendables


So I saw The Expendables a little while ago. This movie is a testosterone-filled action-packed adventure!

some helpful life tips



Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Wallpapers

Here are some hd wallpapers, more to come




Sunday, July 4, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Math:proving that nothing we believe is true

a=b
a^2=ab
a^2+a^2=a^2+ab
2a^2=a^2+ab
2a^2-2ab=a^2+ab-2ab
2(a^2-ab)=a^2-ab
2(a^2-ab)=1(a^2-ab)
2=1

Ok Time To Post

Hey everyone that will eventually read this (we have no followers as of the time I typed this). I have not posted at all yet so I'm gonna talk about..................NOTHING! Its the day before my birthday and I cant think of anything to post. So I'll see you guys later.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Prologue

He stared out the window of the bus with a cold expression on his face. the people around him were going about their lives. A teenager in front of him was listening to his iPod, an elderly couple was in the back, talking about wheel or fortune or some shit, but the majority of the people were dressed in suits, believing that they were important and that what they did actually mattered.
Pathetic.
Watching them from the corner of his eye, he knew; he knew that none of them were special or unique, they were all the same. Just fuckin' wastes of life. He could kill them all with a single thought, he should kill them, those worthless wastes of carbon. But no, that would only attract attention, which was the last thing that he wanted to do, which was why he was dressed the way he was. Converse shoes, jeans, and a black hoodie with the hood casting an ominous shadow over his face, where the only thing that showed through were his eyes; his evil, hateful eyes. If someone were to pay any attention to him, they would say that there was an evil look about him, one that would make the devil himself cringe in fear.
The bus slowed to a stop. This must be my stop, he thought to himself, even though he had no idea where he was, it was his stop. He had to always keep moving, keep a low profile, and constantly change direction.

Jeremy Adams had been running for months now without any large encounters. He tried his best to draw as little attention to himself as possible. A clap of thunder reverberated in the sky. He looked up and a fleet of minuscule droplets descended upon him. He smiled. "Looks like it might rain today." he said to himself. He liked the rain, it meant that there would be less people on the street, which meant less people to pay attention to him. Although, with where he was, it didn't really matter. Not many people ventured into the back alleys of New York. That was, of course, unless they wanted to get mugged.
He looked around for someone that might try to mug him and saw a scraggly man hiding in the shadow of a dumpster up ahead. He hoped that this desperate man tried to mug him...he wanted to have some fun.
He walked up to the dumpster and began to slow down as he passed it. He allowed the man to catch a glimpse of him and decide. Jeremy heard the cocking of a gun behind him and stopped. "Move one fuckin' muscle, and I'll blow your goddamn brains all over the street! Now give me your wallet, slowly" the man said with a bit of a slur. "He's probably been drinking," Jeremy thought to himself. "Even more fun."
"I would," Jeremy said with a cold confidence, "but you are no threat to me."
"You betta shut the fuck up and gimme yo fuckin wallet!" the man yelled, becoming impatient.
"Why should I? you couldn't shoot me even if you wanted to." replied Jeremy, closing his eyes.
"Okay you motherfucker, you asked for it!" The mugger pulled the trigger and a gunshot echoed through the alleyway. The muggers face turned from anger to sheer terror, as the bullet stopped inches from Jeremy's head. Jeremy turned around and looked the would-be mugger in the eyes.
"My turn" he said with an evil smile.

The gun in the mugger's hand disassembled itself into individual pieces, and each piece fell go the ground with a metallic clunk. The mugger stared at his hand in astonishment, and then terror. He turned and began to run as fast as he could. Jeremy rose his hand and, with a flick of his wrist, the mugger's knee caps exploded in a shower of blood and bone. The mugger screamed and fell to the ground. He tried to crawl away, glancing back at the hooded demon that slowly walked towards him.
Jeremy looked down at the man, with rain droplets splashing against his horrified face and causing the blood to flow freely from the place where is knee caps were. He looked at the man begging for his life in disgust and raised his hand. He clenched his fist, and the mugger's head exploded, sending blood, brains, and shrapnel parts of the man's skull flying in all different directions. Jeremy walked away and smiled, it felt good to demonstrate his power, to let it control him, and to destroy the worthless. The rain slowly washed the blood from the walls of the alley into the gutter in the street.

Monday, February 1, 2010

all of our citations

Hillingdon, (2009). Excuses for being absent from school. Retrieved from http://hillingdon.tripod.com/jokes/excuses.htm

Barker, L. (2009). How to have a Casual conversation with anybody. Retrieved from http://www.ehow.com/how_2167698_have-casual-conversation-anybody.html

Childs, G. (1997, July 9). How to Exit a conversation. Retrieved from http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/how-to-exit-a-conversation.html

Antiques Digest. (n.d). Telephone conversation. Retrieved from http://www.oldandsold.com/articles10/voice-26.shtml

Cook and Co. (2010). Cook and Company Certified Public Accountants. Why Etiquette Matters When Writing Professional Emails, . Retrieved January 29, 2010, from http://www.cookco.us/technology/professional_emails.htm.


eHow.com. (2010). How to Have Proper Business Card Etiquette. eHow: How to do just about everything. Retrieved from http://www.ehow.com/how_2213197_have-proper-business-card-etiquette.html.


Gaudette, K. (2007, September 26). Fridge wars: Thievery and throwaways leave bad taste in the workplace. The Seattle Times. Retrieved from http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/foodwine/2003902555_fridgewars26.html.


Komando, K. (, n.d). Why you need a company policy on Internet use. Microsoft Small Business Center. Retrieved from http://www.microsoft.com/smallbusiness/resources/management/employee-relations/why-you-need-a-company-policy-on-internet-use.aspx.


McMurrey, D. (, n.d). Online Technical Writing:Business Correspondence: Overview. PrismNet: The Cmplete Business Internet. Retrieved from http://www.io.com/~hcexres/textbook/genlett.html.


Seid, S. (2009). How To Practice Proper Workplace and Office Etiquette. HowToDoThings.com. Retrieved January 29, 2010, from http://www.howtodothings.com/careers/a3478-how-to-practice-business-office-etiquette-and-manners.html.

How to Start, Hold, and End a Conversation

Bad Business Card

An In-Depth Look at an Office Fridge




Sharing Personal Space

how to screw up an excuse

Hillingdon, (2009). Excuses for being absent from school. Retrieved from http://hillingdon.tripod.com/jokes/excuses.htm

How to screw up texting

even more citations

Barker, L. (2009). How to have a Casual conversation with anybody. Retrieved from http://www.ehow.com/how_2167698_have-casual-conversation-anybody.html

Childs, G. (1997, July 9). How to Exit a conversation. Retrieved from http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/how-to-exit-a-conversation.html

Why business card format is important

Some Good Examples of What Not to Do on Business Cards





It's a good idea to add some form of personal information on such business cards, instead of adding every kind of font type you can think of added with a pointless (yet humorous) pictures.

more apa citations

Antiques Digest. (n.d). Telephone conversation. Retrieved from http://www.oldandsold.com/articles10/voice-26.shtml

Research Citations

Here are the sources used for creating the project.

Cook and Co. (2010). Cook and Company Certified Public Accountants. Why Etiquette Matters When Writing Professional Emails, . Retrieved January 29, 2010, from http://www.cookco.us/technology/professional_emails.htm.


eHow.com. (2010). How to Have Proper Business Card Etiquette. eHow: How to do just about everything. Retrieved from http://www.ehow.com/how_2213197_have-proper-business-card-etiquette.html.


Gaudette, K. (2007, September 26). Fridge wars: Thievery and throwaways leave bad taste in the workplace. The Seattle Times. Retrieved from http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/foodwine/2003902555_fridgewars26.html.


Komando, K. (, n.d). Why you need a company policy on Internet use. Microsoft Small Business Center. Retrieved from http://www.microsoft.com/smallbusiness/resources/management/employee-relations/why-you-need-a-company-policy-on-internet-use.aspx.


McMurrey, D. (, n.d). Online Technical Writing:Business Correspondence: Overview. PrismNet: The Cmplete Business Internet. Retrieved from http://www.io.com/~hcexres/textbook/genlett.html.


Seid, S. (2009). How To Practice Proper Workplace and Office Etiquette. HowToDoThings.com. Retrieved January 29, 2010, from http://www.howtodothings.com/careers/a3478-how-to-practice-business-office-etiquette-and-manners.html.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

This is not a test post

This is not the test post you are looking for.