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.