|Day 10 - Favorite Slice of Life Anime
I didn't have much issue with this one.
( My favorite slice of life anime )
I do have ASME news too. The conference (well at least my part of it) was last weekend. Click here to see what became of my event (which was the Student Design Competition and I was with Oregon State Univeristy).
I'll post a more detailed entry about my machine's misadventures later, right now I'm quite tired. Not surprising really, I've been sleeping very irregularly lately because of ASME.
( My first anime crush )
So I had a very unproductive contribution to my project, other than I was asked to attempt to make a part. Again. For the fifth time (needed to make two, failed first two, bunged up and got C- minuses on the second two). Mostly because one just looks like crappppppp. And yeah. I am not to put crappppp on the machine if I can help it.
Also, in another note, I read the label on my Zyrtec (allergy meds). Aparently I'm not supposed to operate machinery while using them.
...Well damn. Already done that. Multiple times.
*snort* And I'm about to do it again.
So I tell people I'm moving back to my place and getting online again then I don't. That happens to be something I hate receiving so I'm very, very very sorry that it happened. Real life's been.... interesting to say the least.
Right now I'm working on my portfolio for entry into art school. I've been taking pictures like a mad woman and eventually I'll post some of the stuff I submitted here (so you can have a taste for what kind of art I do). Actually, I would appreciate feedback when I do get around to doing that.
Also, I got offered a house sitting job and since I kind of don't have personal spending money, I decided to take it. Which means I have limited internet access for the moment.
Then, on top of all of this, my ASME team decided they needed me pulling long shop hours to help build. Which means from about 9 to 5 PST time, I'll probably be in a machine shop busting my ass.
Anyways, that's the outlook. I hope to be on again in the evenings regularly after this next Tuesday.
Until then, I leave you with this art piece teaser. This isn't the portfolio picture I'm submitting of this piece, but it's a good photograph because I'm in it and that gives you a sense of the size of the thing:
( Image under cut to save space )
Its a steampunk found-object wasp made from old brassy lamp, chandelier, and other miscellaneous lighting fixture parts. This was made for my ART 291 Sculpture I class. It cost $128.74 dollars to make and me and my partner (she's the one taking the photograph) sold it for $400.
|If everything is nothing, then are we anything?
|"Einstein on the Beach" - Counting Crows|
|asme, home life|
Well I got around to finally catching up completely on my role play reading! Joy! I have always made a habit of reading all threads to see if there's one I wanted to join or not. Since I'm a moderator now, I feel I should be reading threads for the sake of moderating on top of my curiosity as a player. Not that there's a lot of moderating to be done (you RPers are pretty good about staying within rules on your own- yay!), but it is important to me, at least as event mod, to make sure people are actually following event instructions because I'm not just a barking kind of person, I bite too.
I'm the type that tells you I'll bite you before you I do it though as I hate being unaware of the consequences and then being caught by surprise when they are followed through. I don't mean to be a hard ass about it, it probably comes off that way though. I'm just very black and white about things because I hate miscommunication- which is a word
(go screw yourself spell check).
In other news I scored some ridiculously awesome axles for my ASME project. Somehow I always find what I need for engineering stuff at the arts and crafts store. >.> No seriously. Speedball ink rollers are perfect for what I'm trying to do (light weight, pre-aligned axle, rubber gripness). It's so randomly awesome that way. My poor group leader is not going to like hearing I spent $45 bucks on them though. ._.;;
Somehow I seem to provide the more expensive portions of the device. While I don't mind this, it's always kind of a funny thing for me to think about. So far I've spent about $70 bucks for proof of concept stuff for machine version 4.0. Our team leader limited us to $100 each- but if my idea works.....
Then we'll have the blasted hopper problem freaking solved. Everything will be cheese and apples and delicious awesomeness if we fix that. The hopper system is what's really making/breaking our machine. Getting it to work opens up amazing doors for us, like the door to victory.
I did some research today.
The more I look at it, the nicer Rhode Island School of Design looks to me. I've looked at their grad school stuff, while the Industrial Design department isn't huge, the faculty are very high-powered, the program is internationally recognized. Yeah, it's kick ass. It's near my Uncle (non-zero chance I might be living with him as he has a basement he rents out and he's not too far from RISD) it's actually affordable because I could TA the undergrad classes in both math and in design (engineering design, BWAHAHAHAHA). My ASME stuff will probably get me out of the first 1/2 a year they require for this degree.
Anyways, I got a promise from my mom that I could visit grad schools next summer for sure. She also said the AWA trip tacked on would be cool, but funding my hotel and con expenses would be my own problem. Which suits me fine, I'm good at that.
In other news I had a hopeful breakthrough on my ASME thing. I know this doesn't fascinate others the same way it does for me but I really am happy about it.
You see the competition I am in is basically the NCAAA Championships of Engineering. Except its World Champion, not just National Champion.
There's $3,000 prize money for my team. $1,000 for my school's ASME chapter if we win. It's a big deal. I also get another plaque (already won one at districts). Winning that competition is a permanent resume thing.
So yeah. That's why I'm excited about it. I think its justified to be excited about.
For this entry, I decided to provide my expressions to what I am saying.
| ||So I did ASME stuff, ran errands, and hung out with Queenie yesterday.|
( But for those who aren't into nerd stuff, you can just enjoy the cut. )
| ||Okay, I'm explaining the ASME thing because I've been giving myself a headache trying to make it work. If anyone wants to ask questions or offer suggestions, please let me know.|
( Rant. Big rant. I am not happy with this woman rant. )
| ||In other news, Jenny McCarthy is an ignorant woman with power who is preaching ignorance and it makes me sick. Very sick.|
| ||That woman, I really, really hate what she's doing. She has no idea how horrible she is being. No idea at all. She thinks she's helping. Worst kind of ignorance, worst kind.|
| ||In other news I've been house-sitting for my folks. Which means sleeping in their bed with Jigger, the family dog. Now, Jigger moves in his sleep, he gets up and walks around in circles to make himself comfortable on the bed, he cleans himself hella loudly and does this on and off all night. This results in me -the light sleeper- not sleeping well. Jigger woke me at 6:10 am this morning to get himself fed and to pee.|
| ||At least he's a sweet dog or this would be more painful.|
Can you think? If the answer is yes, you might be interested in helping me out with this.
easysorts is a brainstorming community I created for help with an engineering project of mine. Basically we're trying to get a breath of fresh air and come up with new solutions for our problem. Yes we have a machine, but its far form perfect.
So, for example, the first idea proposed was 'explosions'. It's very open-ended as to how that is to be interpreted. And that's a totally valid solution to our problem. We take brainstorming seriously and by seriously I mean that completely absurd things are allowable (like proposing that President Obama come over and hand sort everything) and awesome.
Regardless of whether or not you think yourself worthy of helping, I think you are. And I sincerely hope y'all have a look.
( This is what engineers consider fun.... )
Its a snazy flyer I made for ASME. I'm particularly proud of it, but you're welcome to comment and critique it. There's a lot of 'unrealized potential' in the piece as my art teachers would say. It is in my Grandfather's style though, so to me that adds an extra awesome factor.
Okay, everyone remember that ASME SPDC stuff that's been eating my time as of late?
Well the competition was yesterday and my team won. That's right. Won, first place and everything.
What does winning mean? We get cash moneys to go to internationals in Vancover, BC, Canada. Or as they put it officially here.
And we got a plaque. Yeah, those plaques they hang up in the undergraduate office to show how awesome the school and department is? I just won one of those.
YA-HA! WE KICKED ASS!