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sexta-feira, 31 de outubro de 2014

An almost real Dragon Ball Z's scouter

Watch the video, it is really well made. And if you wanna know more, you may visit the YouTube channel of this gentleman.



And just to remember the joke of the above 8000, from Google I got these images below. I'm dumb, yes.



quarta-feira, 29 de outubro de 2014

About being rich and about History

Learning where things came from, and why they are this way they are, helps a lot this thing above you shoulder to understand your role in this (crazy) world. The origin story of some nation helps this nation to keep acting in a certain way, to keep seeing themselves in a certain way, to justify hate, arrogance and even pure and simple stupidity.

Imagine that you are a son of a bitch (as a curse, not literally, ok?), but a son of a b*tch with lots of money and a great desire to be even richer and richer, never minding about how many people you may need to step over to reach your goal.

You gonna have two problems:
1 - You need the money of many going to you, so you can be richer and richer, but nobody likes son of bitches, so, no one will be interested in giving you their money.
2 - No one likes to be left behind that some other people can win it all in a absurd unfair unequal manner.

What is the then solution?

It is simple. Imagine that you have enough money to finance the electoral campaign of politicians and also to influence them, pushing them to approve laws, points of view, commissions and editorial opinions.

But before that, if politicians are elected by people and if your money come from the people, before any political influence, you will need to create some influence on the opinion of the "common folks".

To do that you can invest in movies, news sources (every rich person has at least one news paper), TV series (if you own a TV station), songs (if you own a record label), bloggers (if you have no other option).

However, above all, the most important thing is to understand that nothing, nothing at all, offers more credibility and reaches more people than education. Corrupting education, corrupting science,  you corrupt everything in a way that is so powerful that it may give you nightmares. If you control the capacity people have to learn, offering a shit education, a education that defends and sustains points of views that you want people to have, and it is done. You will be a rich son of a bitch, richer and richer, not only you but all your children and grandchildren.

Making it simple:
1 - Invest money on the campaign of politicians that can be elected and can be corrupted
2 - Corrupt them, make them approve laws and measures that affect education
3 - Make people believe what you want then to believe, with entertainment and tendencious science
4 - Success! Throw a party to celebrate and continue electing people and controlling the common folk whenever you think it is necessary

That is how fake myths are created, that is how creationism go to schools, that is how Math, Physics, History, and all the other subjects, become boring and made hard do understand on propose, that is how promiscuous behavior is promoted, that is how you propagate compulsive consumerism, and that is how a bevy of millionaire sons of a bitch gets richer and richer while you who studied real hard, who does everything with great will and defend honest values, end up felling bad, after spending the sort money you have with something like a video game, convincing yourself you deserved a little bit of fun because things are "f*ckin stressing".

Despite the fact I have talked to much, the objective of this post was to talk about History, that is why up there at the start I talked about learning where things came from and why they are the way they are and how much power this information may have on the way our mind works. Since I'm not crazy (yet), let's get back to this point.

How can you know if a country acted wrongly if you are taught it acted right? How can you understand the true importance of certain decisions? How not to be a fool, alienated of the truth, and start building a world with less millionaires sons of a bitch and more justice and opportunities to everyone?

Lots of questions, with more than one right answer. However, to all of then, good History education is one of these answers, and, to that, one documentary in particular can help.

It is called "The untold History of USA", it tells the recent History of USA and it is worth watching because it tries to tell the facts not considering political parties views, its conclusions are based in real data, interviews with the people that were present at the facts, recordings in audio and video, news paper from the time and others. Surprisingly, or not, telling the facts in this manner changes a lot the common interpretations we are used to have about the Normandy landings, or about the motivation USA had to do certain things, or even the true character of certain presidents and many other things that may leave you saying "but.... but.... but....".

The documentary is about the History of USA, from 1900 to our times, but it is something that everyone should watch. No matter where you live in the world, you were affected and are affected by these facts, these names, by these people, much more than you can imagine. It is highly recommended, save some time and watch it.

Below you will find the first episode. The whole thing has 10 episodes (you can watch then here). Have fun.


sábado, 18 de outubro de 2014

A game about writing fiction



The idea is simple, you explore a world, walk through ruins of a lost civilization, make conclusions about what you see and then you write these conclusions, creating a unique story about what you think had happened. You also can share your version of the story and read the stories created by other people.

If you are a compulsive liar, you gonna have lots of fun, right?

The game is already backed in kickstarter and should be released in March 2015 to PC and MAC. Click to watch the video, it explains the whole thing much *better greater* than I.

terça-feira, 14 de outubro de 2014

Super NICE Bros.


My favorite part is when Peach tells Mario that with him everything needs to be extreme.

To more from Dorkly, just click here.

sexta-feira, 10 de outubro de 2014

Last month in everyday1music


Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of last month in everyday1music.com!

If this is the first time you see this, besides writing things here and drawing things over there, I also take care of the website everyday1music.com, and, at every 10th day of the month, I post here a list with every song featured in the previous month there at the website.

Just click to listen and have fun!

Next month I'm back with more.

sep.01 - ♫ No Joy - Hare Tarot Lies   The most heard 
sep.02 - ♪♪ Longpigs - Lost Myself
sep.03 - ♬ Tina Dico - Count to ten
sep.04 - ♬ Is Tropical - The Greeks
sep.05 - ♫ Dear Landlord - Whiskey & records
sep.06 - ♬ Spacehog - The Horror
sep.07 - ♪ Monaco - A Life Apart
sep.08 - ♪ STRFKR - The White of Noon
sep.09 - ♫ Otis Redding - Hard To Handle
sep.10 - ♪ Andrew Bird - Oh No
sep.11 - ♫ The Lawrence Arms - You Are Here
sep.12 - ♫ The Films - Belt Loops
sep.13 - ♫ The So So Glos - We Got The Days
sep.14 - ♪ Architecture in Helsinki - Desert Island
sep.15 - ♬ The Orwells - In My Bed
sep.16 - ♫ Pigeon John - Ready To Go  4th most heard 
sep.17 - ♬ Caveman - I'm ready  
sep.18 - ♬ Randa & The Soul Kingdom - Find Your Groove  3rd most heard 
sep.19 - ♬ Get Dead - Leave A Message   5th most heard 
sep.20 - ♬ LOLO - Weapon for Saturday
sep.21 - ♫ Pepper - Drunk Girl
sep.22 - ♫ The Bluetones - If...
sep.23 - ♬ Kula Shaker - Govinda
sep.24 - ♫ Smoove + Turrell - Darker Days   2nd most heard 
sep.25 - ♫ Less Than Jake - The Science of Selling Yourself Short
sep.26 - ♫ Set Your Goals feat. Hayley Williams - The Few That Remain
sep.27 - ♬ The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Impression That I Get
sep.28 - ♫ Saint Privat - Somebody To Love
sep.29 - ♪ Phoenix - Lisztomania
sep.30 - ♫ Banner Pilot - Modern Shakes

The uncomfortable designs of Katerina Kamprani

The images below are creations from Katerina Kamprani, from Greece. As you may have noticed, the idea is to use the concept of design to improve things, but on the opposite direction. To check more works from her, just click here. Quite interesting, no? Oh, and you can click to enlarge.

A post-it notes panel to one event from Intel

At last September 24th and 25th in São Paulo, Brazil, Intel promoted the Intel Innovation Week event and among all the activities and presentations I had the opportunity to be a small part of the whole event creating to them a panel of post-it notes at the Coffee Station area.

The idea was to create a positioning matrix, so when all the post-its here placed they would form the intel logo and the logo of the event.

Firstly, here are some images from the setup day.

The blank panel, before we glue the positions matrix

On the right, my father (aka some sort of Macgyver, but better) and, on the left, the "chubby-hand-moving-as-if-knows-something", me

My sister also helped (hey, you, respect, ok?)

My father doing work and I pretending doing work (it's a lie) 

These written things are the colors that the post-it to that position should be. Why so many text? It is because I worte to each color its name in Portuguese, English, hexadecimal and RGB, to give you an example, the green ones had written "Verde, Lime, #00FF00, (0, 255, 0)".


Since I could not attend to the event, the photos below of the panel coming to life were collected in Instagram, tumblr and were also taken by our already known friend of the house Mr. Ezequiel França.


- I heard it will need 3 thousand post-its to complete this panel, I doubt it will be completed
- Yeah, girl, tell me about it

Little by little post-its are being placed

Little by little

Suddenly, something begins to form
Remember this one, it will come back later

This one deserves a special comment.  It is written "Carolina Barreto Silva, would you marry me?". I found that on Instagram, I don't know if it is truth, if a marriage really will happen from this, or whatever. But, we do have the next imagem, that perhaps is not from a actual couple, and if it is, there is no warranty that they have some connection to the message, however, although, even so,  bla bla bla, just for fun, let's all pretend it was real, that the the image below is from the couple of the message and they are going to get married. Just between us, ok? *wink

Oh look, the couple celebrating their future marriage! (Yeah, yes. *wink)

Almost complete

That image again, now with post-its all around it

Observe, there is a mustached man talking to a bunny. Of course.


This may be the last post-it being placed. Or maybe not.

The panel is completed! The girl cover her mouth, the fireworks explode, such emotion!


You can't hear it, but they are like "Yeaeyyy!!!"


Mission completed!

My favorite picture, the panel completed, among the people


Well, putting all the jokes aside for while it was a great experience. I had never done something so big with post-its, the panel was designed to have 2,4 meters height (around 8 feet) by 9 meters lenght (around 30 feet), with space to more than 3 thousand post-it notes.

Drawing using post-it notes is different than drawing on post-it notes, and it is always interesting to do these type of creations that depends of other people getting interested so the whole thing can work, unexpected things always come up, and I like the way the panel changes from something I designed, to be something part of the event, to then become something owned by the people with their messages and stories.

terça-feira, 7 de outubro de 2014

How long to beat that game?

Perhaps you are enlightened by Chronos or maybe just a lazy bastard, but to most people time is always missing to do all things and if, and only if, you like playing games it is very likely that you need to develop techniques to balance time between your obligations as a “big boy/girl/alien” and your time to play.

HowLongToBeat.com is a website of collaborative content with a database of games and how many hours it takes to beat them! Interesting, non?

They even had the gentle touch to separate the time it would take to complete only the main story, the main story and some extra things, and the time it would take to complete the all of everything.

Bellow there is some examples of the short version of data to some games (to all games there is a complete page with more details if need), and if you feel like knowing the website yourself, just click here.

quarta-feira, 10 de setembro de 2014

Last month in everyday1music


Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of last month in everyday1music.com!

If this is the first time you see this, besides writing things here and drawing things over there, I also take care of the website everyday1music.com, and, at every 10th day of the month, I post here a list with every song featured in the previous month there at the website.

Just click to listen and have fun!

Next month I'm back with more.

jul.01 - ♫ Augustines - Patton State Hospital
jul.02 - ♫ The Bluetones - Slight Return
jul.03 - ♫ Andrew Bird - Imitosis  The most heard 
jul.04 - ♬ Johnny Foreigner - Le Sigh  4th most heard 
jul.05 - ♬ Kula Shaker - Hush
jul.06 - ♪ Savoir Adore - Loveliest Creature
jul.07 - ♫ The Longpigs - She Said
jul.08 - ♪♪ The Charlatans - Just lookin´
jul.09 - ♪ Ocean Colour Scene - The Day We Caught The Train
jul.10 - ♪ Cast - Fine Time
jul.11 - ♫ The Flatliners - This Respirator
jul.12 - ♪♪ Pur:Pur - Stay
jul.13 - ♫ Green Day - Basket Case  5th most heard 
jul.14 - ♫ George Harrison - Beware Of Darkness
jul.15 - ♬ InWhite - Обещания/Promises
jul.16 - ♫ Los Campesinos! - We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed 
jul.17 - ♪ Inspiral Carpets - This Is How It Feels 
jul.18 - ♬ The Paddingtons - Panic Attack
jul.19 - ♬ Queens Of The Stone Age - Make It Wit Chu
jul.20 - ♫ The Soup Dragons - I'm Free
jul.21 - ♪♪ The La's - Timeless Melody
jul.22 - ♪♪ Blonde Redhead - Not Getting There
jul.23 - ♫ Wunder Wunder - Sure Stuck
jul.24 - ♫ Stiltskin - Inside
jul.25 - ♬ The Hextalls - I Met Her At The Ropetow
jul.26 - ♫ Monaco - What do you want from me?
jul.27 - ♫ Is Tropical - Dancing Anymore  3rd most heard 
jul.28 - ♬ The Cribs - Leather Jacket Love Song  2nd most heard 
jul.29 - ♫ Butch Walker - Synthesizers
jul.30 - ♫ Iron Chic - Wolf Dix Rd.
jul.31 - ♬ Lipstick Homicide - Vampire Club Pt II