Sunday, September 14, 2008

Recent Happenings in The Universe

Haven't posted in a while. Let's get to the news, shall we?

  • LHC
    The LHC, after years of wait, has disappointed people across the globe by failing to destroy the world. Fortunately, ther is still a good chance it could; they haven't even begun collisions inside it yet. But in all seriousness, this thing is completely safe and will not open a portal to hell.

  • New iPods
    Am I the only one that things the new nano is not so great? The fat one was better. Speakers in the iPod Touch are a good improvement.

  • Fringe
    New show by J. J. Abrams, AKA the guy who made Lost, starring a female government investigator, a mad scientist, his genius estranged son, and a multitude of mysteries loosely based in science. (Hence the title) My impression: Awesome. The world needs more pseudoscience, if only to counterbalance Mythbusters. You can check out the pilot here. (Warning: about the length of a feature film)

Thats all for today, and probably the next few months. Until then, just sit at your computer clicking refresh. RSS is for jerks.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Ok so i may be over exaggerating a bit but come on. If people on the internet say the world is ending, you cant help but be a little anxious yourself. I did however see on digg that the world may not actually end but who knows. so just in case, I'd like to thank our readers (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA) how much fun (BAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH) we've had over the past 2 or so years. So (hopefully not) good bye world!
oh, i would also like to take this time to speak for all of the AKOKK bloggers when I say that our full support in the upcoming election is for Sen. Obama. if posts come after this stating there support for Ron Paul, its just your imagination and bad coke playing tricks on you.
God speed in surviving the apocalypse (don't forget your rifles and endless supplies of hot pockets!)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


So I created a desktop background for all our wonderful readers.

You can download the high resolution version here. Notice you can upload photos to this album. This is so others can put desktops up there too. On that same page there is a version without text because Photoshop has this great new thing called layers and you should try them because they are really quite wonderful. The moon was rendered grayscale in Maya (3d modeling software). Everything else was Photoshop. As far as the space theme, not at all relevant to our blog except for the text. I figured it was a good explanation as to why there are so few posts on this blog, connection is spotty on distant planets.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Music Review

Yes it is true, I am back for good (hopefully), and i will be posting regularly in an effort to get more people (other than g-mans mom) to read the blog. So I am going to write weekly music reviews. This week...Girl Talk!!

Ok, so I know what most of you are thinking "What is this sh*t? The new Polly Pocket cell phone??" Well FYI its not. Girl Talk (or Gregg Gills) is a mash-up DJ who takes different parts of songs (i.e. lyrics, harmonies, etc.) and mixes them with other parts of different songs. Basically, it is amazing. He just came out with a new album titled Feed The Animals which you can buy directly from his myspace.

I strongly recommend downloading his music. This guy is really innovative and I can't wait till he comes to SF.

3 out of 4 Beatles.


Wednesday, July 2, 2008

How to Confuse an Idiot

It doesn't always load but its really funny.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Boom De Yada

I caught this video before it got a million views. Wont be too long though.

Saturday, May 24, 2008


I love my Social Issues class.

And the reverse:

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Why Do-It-Yourself is Better

Saturday, May 10, 2008

I am Hated

I have recently been told that I am hated. This was a shocking news to me. I had no idea I was hated. I thought I was loved. After coming to terms with the fact that I was hated I needed to think of what to do with my life. So I am here to the blog. I need to get myself in order so I can not be hated. I want to be loved again. I think I am going to journey around the internet on an adventure to find myself.

I am sorry if my post has bored you, but I needed to post it so I could find why I am hated, and maybe become loved again. Please give me all your support. I will need it on my great journey.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Super Cool Cars!

These cars are hot!

Someone on this site had to do it.

Friday, April 11, 2008


Have you noticed that the larger a vehicle is, the more suspicious it looks? Take for example, this car.
Fairly innocent looking. But this one is a different story:
Now we are getting creepy. What cargo could it be holding inside? There are, however, some exceptions to this rule.
Nothing suspicious about this truck at all. So remember kids, if you are trying to smuggle some illegal-type cargo across some country-type border, drive a Dunkin' Donuts-type truck.

More Excitement

Today I just got back home to find this. Thats right, an actual Homestar Runner game titled "Strongbad's Cool Game for Attractive People". Needless to say, I will figure out some way to play it. For a proper introduction to this game, see here.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Trogdor Live

Yes, this is real. The Brothers Chaps (creators of Homestar Runner) and some of their buddies put on a concert as the fictional band Limozeen. The lead singer gets posessed by Strongbad and much awesomeness ensues. See the other videos by this user. The whole concert is there, including some Limozeen and Sloshy songs.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Blog Month Failed

Blog Month is now officially over and Kael completely failed. How miserable. He needs to get better at his job, yes?

Friday, March 28, 2008

Deal or No Deal

You know what? I'm actually going to make a post about Deal or No Deal. I strongly dislike this show. This is not the fault of any of the creators of the program, but the contestants that somehow get on the show. None of them know anything about statistical probability. In fact, this is probably for a good reason. If only mathematicians were on the show, who would be making the money? Not the network. This leads me to believe the true problem is not the contestants, but the people in charge of picking the contestants. Ignoring these people, Deal or No Deal is one of the many practical applications for statistical probability. As Pseudar says, "It is one of the many practical applications for statistical probability." He also goes on to say he is referring to the algorithms used by the banker to decide the "deal". I have figured out these algorithms and reveal to you the great secret:
First, calculate the theoretical value of the suitcases left on the board. That is, the expected amount of money the person will win.
Then, pick a much, much lower number. This is the deal. If you are desperate, pick an only slightly lower number.
Lastly, wait for the contestant to win between $.01 and $5.00.
If you are the banker and are dealing with mathematicians or probability theorists, my best advice is to take the money, jump through the glass on a motorcycle, do a few donuts, team up with Jason Bourne, and flee the country.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Operation: DeathClaw

Operation: DeathClaw is beginning tonight. I think you all know what this means.


Spread the word.

Monday, March 17, 2008

The Untethering, Pt. 2

It has now been exactly 165 hours since my internet was cut, and as promised, it has resumed. How did my experiment into technological separation go? As K-Rizzle predicted, I actually did cave in after only 2 days. However, 95% of my internet use during this past week was for school research purposes.

With my tap into the electronic global consciousness running dry, I had a whole lot of new time on my hands. As I stumbled out of my darkened room, a ray of sunlight hit my uncertain face. I picked up my sketchbook and my pen, and I set out to sketch the natural world. I'll post my drawings later.

I also slept much better.

On a much different note, someone named "Mulifuncional" posted a comment on our blog. He currently has a spanish language review of the latest inkjet printers. This first anonymous commentator who isn't secretly someone we know may become our key to internet fame, so let's not jeopardize it.


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

What's the Deal?

So I screwed up the blog month thing. Whoops. Oh well. But honestly I don't have much to talk about. I would talk about all the dumbasses on Deal or No Deal, but you can't fit that on one blog post.
As far as Apple news, the iPhone SDK was released. I downloaded it and have been playing around with it and it is extremely powerful. People are saying that this will be huge for gaming; with the iPhone's touchscreen, tilt controls, and 3d graphics, I would have to say they are right. Plus, it is easy to develop for if you have developed for the Mac before. (Like me) And I assure you that Slopinator will be available for the iPhone come June, along with the new 2.0 desktop version.
I don't want to just talk about Apple crap, but I don't have anything witty at all to say. All I've been doing is playing this cool flash game called Shift 2. It's a cool negative space puzzle platformer. I basically just used every gaming term I know. Its great way to come up with game ideas. How else do you get "First-person physics based survival horror puzzle game"? If you want to play my custom Shift 2 level, just paste this into the level editor:
Have fun with it.

Monday, March 10, 2008

The Untethering, Pt. 1

For reasons that are too complex to articulate in this blog post, my internet will be cut in approximately 15 minutes, and it will resume exactly one week from now. This may seem like a bad thing and I will suffer as a result, but I am also viewing this as an opportunity to experiment.

What would really happen if I went for a week without internet access? For most research purposes, I will have to use Encarta '97, Microsoft's minor attempt to digitize all of the world's known information. We have become so dependent on the internet as a society, and with the disconnecting of my internet cable, I am being set free.

If it becomes too painful, I can find ways back to the interwebs.

Also, I updated the deviantart page. Check it out.


What Happened to Blog Month?

I don't know. Kael has obviously dropped the ball. Already two days with no posts.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Escape from the Internet

I was captured by the internet, but I escaped. I for one, hate the internet and all the stupid meme things. Seriously guys. What's the point of sitting around all day on the computer looking through dumb internet pictures. Look, that cat is doing something funny and has poor mastery of the engrish language. No! Dumb! Now that I have escaped from the internet, I want you all to remain free.

Also, check out this sweet video:!1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Rubik's Cube

Kael, I, Kyle, will give you $100 in cash if you can tie or break this guys record. 7x7x7, amazing...


Today I was walking towards my front door, just getting home from school. But something was amiss. Where was it? Where was the little brown box that was to arrive today? Right on cue, the UPS truck pulled up our driveway. It seems like our driveway was designed for dramatic entrances. First a rumbling noise that gradually gets louder. Then the sound of the branches scraping against the top of the truck. Then the first sight of its brown exterior. What is this package, you might ask? Well, its only LEDs. 1000 soon to be glowing LEDs. I don't know what, but I'm going to light something up. A t-shirt is a definite possibility.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Say Hello To My Little Friend

Today I had a double period of Social Issues "class". I put class in quotes as this "class" pushes the definition a bit. Most of the time we have the exact same discussion each day for weeks at a time. When I say exact I mean exact, almost word for word. You could see how this could get boring. So for me the class is an opportunity to work on stuff for other classes. Today, however, we had an "assignment". See those quotes again? Our assignment was to split into groups with boys and groups with girls to look online for five pictures of people of our sex that are considered attractive. Why do we look for pictures of people of our sex? I suppose it is to make it as awkward as possible. So, I picked the usual suspects: Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Justin Timberlake, etc. But for my fifth picture I added in someone you would not in your right mind pick. Say hello to my little friend:
Typical me, trying to be funny. Unfortunately, no one thought it was a joke. So now every girl in my class is either attracted to Sylvester Stallone or thinks that I am a freak. For their sake, I hope it is the latter.

Edit:I neglected to mention that Pseudar was in my group and that Zac Efron was also included in our list of hot men.

Blog Month

Blog Month is coming. I am going to make a single post every day, starting today, and ending April 5th. Our blog is in serious need of posts.
Rules: I make one post every day before midnight or the blog is over. The other bloggers, however, can cover my ass if I forget and it still counts.
Prizes: None.
Eligibility: Must be me.
Next post is today's post.

Sunday, February 24, 2008


Did you know that 2/3 of Americans think nanotechnology is morally unacceptable? Thats the same amount that think evolution doesn't exist. I can't think of any explanation except that they don't know what nanotechnology is. Do you?

Saturday, February 23, 2008

What Does Kael Look Like?

We know all you readers have been wondering what Kael looks like for such a long time, and I finally have a diagram that displays him in all of his...goodness. Kael looks like this:

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Okay, before you read this, you have to watch the video above in its entirety.
Watched it? Good.
This is the hilarious song called Macarron Chacarron. And according to iTunes, it is not only real, there are multiple versions of it.


Wikipedia has an article about it, and reveals some interesting information about why the song has its "lyrics". It turns out this was a rough version of the song where the "ualuealuealeuale" was to be replaced by actual words. People liked the mumbling better, though, so they kept it as the rough version. Best decision ever made.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

POLL: What should I post?

What do you all want me to post? I have plenty of things I could post, so what should it be? Just say something to post about, and I'll post about it.

I have a video of my brother dancing, how would that be?

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Sketchbook: What I Learned Today


Don't try to sneak up behind somebody and hit them in the ass with a shopping cart. The thing on the bottom hits their feet.

Don't buy soda at Safeway. Unless you really enjoy Pepsi.

Don't eat gum that someone threw at you on the bus.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

From The Sketchbook of Kael

Uploaded with plasq's Skitch!

I'm working on that mustache. In other news, Wacom tablets are awesome.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Band Name

This is a random blogger thing, that, as a blogger, I feel obligated to do.
Let’s make a band:
The first article title is the name of your band.

The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

Now take your pic, add the band name and title to it, then post it.
Hey! We’re all rockstars now!

Here is my band's newest album:

Not too bad. Now if we could just randomly generate the music.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

MacWorld Keynote

So, today was the MacWorld Keynote. I have to say it was kind of disappointing. The new MacBook Air looks cool, but it isn't something I would ever want. And their was no news about the upcoming iPhone SDK, which was all I wanted to hear. The one thing that interested me slightly was the iPhone Apps coming to the iPod Touch, but Apple is making you pay for something that should be free. I guess I'll have to wait till Februrary when the SDK is released to have something interesting to talk about.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Why Customization is Bad

Apple didn't let people do much with their iPhones... so the hackers came along and let people do too much. As an example, here is an iPhone theme that two of my friends use and think looks cool:

The problem is that some people abuse their ability to customize how something looks. Take MySpace. Every element of a MySpace page can be customized, and most people don't know how to use this to their advantage. Good example below:
It gets worse when you scroll down, see for yourself.

Sites like Facebook, however, keep every profile looking decent by using a consistent look. Facebook's problem, however, is the hundreds of Facebook "apps" that people add to their profile.
Lesson learned: Too little customization is bad, but too much is worse.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


I got invited to the beta of a cool mac software called Skitch.
You can take screenshots, draw on top of them, and then drag out an image file to use in any application or you can upload it to your online Skitch account and embed pictures in places like blogs. The picture above was uploaded and embedded with Skitch. First person to comment gets my invite. Next person has to be invited by the first person, etc., etc. You don't know how convenient this is. If only Sapiens recognized it...

Friday, January 4, 2008

Smearing Our Name All Over the Internet

You probably have noticed some new buttons on the sidebar and under the posts. I toss around the word "probably" alot, but the point is that you should look right now for these buttons. On the sidebar, you can digg, share on facebook, add to, and stumbleupon. Under posts, we have digg and facebook. The buttons under posts apply only to that specific post, while the ones on the side are for the main page. Unlike the rest of the internet, you might not know what all these sites are. Here is my handy guide to these websites.

  • Digg: A "news" site. People vote to "dig" an article or "bury" it. Articles with the most diggs make the front page. Since Digg is so popular, front page = famous.

  • Facebook: Social site designed for girls who like to post hundreds of pictures of themselves making strange faces. People can invite you to add apps, 90% of which are quizzes/advertisements. The average Facebook member has 11 friends that they don't think they actually know but added them because they aren't sure. I think everybody reading this knows what Facebook is.

  • They call it "social bookmarking". I honestly don't have any idea what it is and don't really care. All I know is that it is popular and can somehow magically make your site popular.

  • StumbleUpon: Poor man's Digg. Dumb logo.

All these are part of an effort to increase our sad amount of traffic we get. I even think that the Digg button is working; we have two diggs, one of which is mine and the other is some form of spam bot.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


Today I was thinking about moving some of our entirely virtual blog out into the real world. I want to get stuff out into a physical form that someone can find somewhere, look at, and pass on. I want to devolve AKoKK into a paper form and then pull people back into our blog on the internet. My idea is to make a collection of writings and drawings folded from a single sheet of paper that gets passed from person to person. And we would make a bunch of cheap black and white copies to give away for free. If you don't know what I'm talking about, I mean a zine. I got the idea from a book I got for Christmas about what zines are and how to make them. Its the kind of thing that can be about whatever you want- it can be about all kinds of crazy crap.

Note: I wrote this really late at night and decided to post this now. I still like the idea, though. It took me a while to decide to spell that last part "crazy crap" or "krazy krap". I went with the more subtle and grammatically correct one.

DC Adventures

Besides the various famous monuments that reside in Washington, D.C., I saw many things that, although less well-known, were just as interesting. In addition to what I saw at the airport (see earlier post), I witnessed one of the interactive displays at the Smithsonian proudly showing the dreaded "Blue Screen of Death". A boy there says to his dad, "How do you use this?" His dad replies, "That means that its broken. You'll get used to that screen." Seriously people, if you're going to use Windows, at least upgrade to XP.

I also passed by the holy church of Scientology. Want to hear a joke? Scientology!

One of the coolest things I saw, though, was what is quite possibly the longest escelator in the world. Located at the Metro stop in DuPont Circle, it is not something you would want to walk up. Trust me, I would know; the escelator just happened to be broken when I was there. Pictures soon.

The Internet is down at the hotel so I'll post this when I can.

Now I am in Vermont. The internet is working just fine here so I am posting all of this. It was a nice drive here, we got to enjoy the scenery of at least 20 car accidents on the icy snowy road. There was lots of traffic because two cars had crashed on opposite sides of the road leaving just enough space for one car at a time to go through. Also, pictures soon.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008


So I read about sapiens and downloaded it, and was definetely not dissapointed. I'll let ya'll read about it on the Sapiens website.

Get Sapiens here: SAPIENS HERE!!

Also, it only works on macs.