This blog currently serves as a journal of what one particular community member, Uriel Fury, has been doing. The journal is updated infrequently. This journal is for friends, family, community members to know what we've been up to at a glance. It might also help us when it comes time for portfolio evaluations.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

September 3rd - September 30th, 2012

Watched
Let's Play videos - Minecraft, Wii games, Universe Sandbox for Steam, Spelunky, and Portal - YouTube
Jimmy Two Shoes - YouTube
Eureka - Netflix
Cake Boss - Netflix
Futurama - Netflix
Smash Lab - Netflix
FRED 3: Camp Fred - Movie - Netflix
iCarly - Netflix
Fanboy and Chum Chum - Netflix
Mythbusters - Netflix
Spongebob - Netflix
DC Cupcakes - Netflix
Prototype This - Netflix
Suite Life of Zach and Cody - Netflix
Yogscast - YouTube
Farscape - Netflix
Warehouse 13 - Netflix
ParaNorman - Movie - Theatre

'veggie master' veggie burger E ordered at Denny's
Played
WarioWare D.I.Y. - 3DS
Minecraft - Computer & iPad
Little Big Planet 2 (LBP2) - PS3
Lemonade Frenzy - Online
Huebrix - Online
New Super Mario World - 3DS
Pokedex 3D - 3DS
Infamous - w/ William - PS3
Bad Piggies - Kindle
Words with Friends - w/Michele - Kindle
Triple Town - Kindle
100 Floors - Kindle
Worlds of WarCraft - Created board game
Outside play - bubbles, sidewalk chalk, Frisbee, creek, trails, and playground
E on the trails at the park the day before his 9th birthday

Read
Pass the Celery Ellery - Book
Polka Bats and Octopus Slacks - Book
The Robots are Coming - Book
The Blood Hungry Spleen - Book
Cowboy and Octopus - Book
NatGeo Kids - Magazine
Ranger Rick - Magazine
LEGO Club - Magazine
Ask! - Magazine
National Lampoon's Favourite Comics of the 21st Century - Book
Gamer Informer - Magazine
LBP2 News - PS3
Personal Twitter Feed - Online
Handwritten notes and plans for video game creation
Various menus

Researched
Ziggarats
Kilometres/Miles and conversions
Minecraft Note Blocks and how-to use them
Creating more complex circuits in Minecraft using Redstone Repeaters

Discussed
How gyroscopes work
Adding decimals
Oven usage and safety
Twitter and social networking in general
24 hour vs. 12 hour clock and methods of telling time
How 3D movies are made
How stun guns work

Wrote
Lots of notes and plans for video and board game designing
Poem - "Candy Streets"
Tweets
Labelled and wrote instructions for the board game Worlds of Warcraft that he created
Candy Streets, by E

Listened
LBP2 community created songs made using the LBP2 music sequencer
NPR in the car
Various music on Michele's Pandora account

Created/Built
Created a font
Microgames - WarioWare D.I.Y. - 3DS
Levels and characters - LBP2
Board Game, "Worlds of WarCraft"
Character Skins using Minecraft Skin Studio - iPad
Pictures with 3DS
Raised font created by E

Went/Community
Sushi Tomo
Citizen's Bank
Target
Game Stop
Giant Eagle
Oriental Market
Whole Foods
Loafers Bread Co.
Pet supply store
Denny's
War Memorial Park in Sewickley, PA
D's 6-Pax and Dogz
Oh! Yeah Ice Cream and Waffle Shop
Mad Mex
AMC Loew's Theatre
Java House
Olive Garden
Rite Aide

Health/PE/Safety
Discussed oven usage and safety
Discussed lowering headphone volume
Walking in the neighbourhood and to corner store
Internet and social networking safety
Soaking up the sun in the hammock
Outside free play
Discussed using an alarm clock again

Other
Created and set up Twitter account
Celebrated E's 9th birthday with a gathering in the park with friends
Received and Kindle Fire for birthday from Grandparents; spent time setting it up
Helped sort video game design notes and plans, place them into sheet protectors, and put them into a binder for easier storage and reference (the following two pictures are of the front of the binder and of a random page from it)

Sunday, September 2, 2012

July 23rd - September 2nd, 2012

Watched
Let's Play videos - Minecraft, Portal, Portal 2, Jelly Escape, Happy Wheels, and Mario ROM hacks - YouTube
Electric Company - Netflix
Jimmy Two Shoes - YouTube
Yogscast - Minecraft Mods - YouTube
Psych - Netflix
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody - Netflix
Mythbusters - Netflix
Various YouTube videos
Cake Boss - Netflix
Sgt. Frog - Netflix
The Garfield Show - Netflix
Warehouse 13 - Netflix
How to Train Your Dragon - Movie - Netflix
A Town Called Panic - Movie - Netflix
The Troop - Netflix
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Movie - Netflix
Jr. Detective Agency - Movie - Netflix
Angel Beats - Netflix
Beakman's World - Netflix
T.U.F.F. Puppy - Netflix
World of Quest - Netflix
Various Community-made short films on Little Big Planet 2 - PS3
Alphas - Netflix
Futurama - Netflix
Shrek Forever After - Movie - Hotel TV
Adventure Time - Hotel TV
Storage Wars - Hotel TV
George Lopez Show - Hotel TV
Jeopardy - Hotel TV
Regular Show - Hotel TV
Level Up - Hotel TV
The Amazing World of Gumball - Hotel TV
Powerpuff Girls - Hotel TV
The Misadventures of Flapjack - Hotel TV
Ninjago - Hotel TV
A.N.T. Farm - Netflix
Artist Trading Card (ATC) E made for Erika Davis-Pitre
Played
Little Big Planet 2 - PS3
LEGO
WarioWare D.I.Y. - 3DS
Castle Keep - tile-based board game
Rory's Story Cubes - dice-based game
Chess w/ James - board game
Foosball w/ James, Laura, & Violet - tabletop game
Doodle Devil - iPad
Hangman w/ William & Michele - iPad
Slice It - iPad
Casey's Contraptions - iPad
DrainWorks - iPad
Make 24 - iPad
Whizzball - iPad
Fruit Ninja - iPad
Paint with Time - iPad
Singing Fingers - iPad
Drums w/ William - iPad
IAAIRAI - flash-based hacking game - Internet
Minecraft - computer
Various Flash games - Internet
Wheels and Zombies - Internet
Elemental Balance - Internet
Let It Glow 2 - Internet
Various games from http://www.physicsgames.com
Invented dice game - dice-based game
Yahtzee - dice-based game
Linkity - card-based board game
Marbles & Marble Run
Hide and Seek
Qwirkle - tile-based logic/strategy game
Bananagrams - tile-based word game
Scribbles! - Internet
Timeline: Inventions - card-based History board game (such a good game)
Rory's Story Cubes
Read
Menus
Minecraft mod instructions
Garfield Minus Garfield
Northeast Unschooling Conference program brochure
NatGeo Kids - magazine
LEGO Club - magazine
Ranger Rick - magazine

Researched/Discussed
Parsecs
Corundum
Krull
Silicone, Plastic, and Rubber
Overbites
Pig Latin
Syllables
The Scale of the Universe (This site is so cool!)
Acronyms and Initialisms
Electromagnets
Genealogy, Family Trees, and Names
Silent Auctions and Bidding
Liquid Nitrogen
E made an electromagnet with William at NEUC
Wrote
Notes
Various lists
Labelled creations
Playing card ATCs E made
Listened
NPR in the car
Ruby, The Doors, Eryka Badu, and others in the car, during road trip
Music created w/ Singing Fingers and Drum iPad apps

Created/Built
Music w/ Singing Fingers and Drum iPad apps
Little Big Planet 2 Characters and Level Designs
Drawings and Schematics for LBP2 levels
Micro video games w/ WarioWare D.I.Y.
Artist Trading Cards (ATCs)
Dice games
Marble runs
Cooked Pasta
Made Sushi
Electromagnets w/ William
Liquid nitrogen ice cream
Marble Run in the Playroom at NEUC
Went/Community
Whole Foods
Coffee Buddha w/ the Gyres
Burger King
Java House
Sushi Tomo
Five Deer Hill (the Gyres' house)
AT&T Wireless Store
Qdoba
Lane Bryant
Taj Mahal
Crowne Plaza, Cherry Hill, NJ
Cherry Hill, NJ
The Pop Shop, Collingswood, NJ
Collingswood, NJ
Haddon, NJ
Sheraton Colonial Hotel & Conference Centre, Wakefield, MA
Wakefield, MA
Northeast Unschooling Conference (NEUC), Wakefield, MA
Dunkin Donuts
Salem Willows Amusement Park, Salem, MA
Salem, MA
Northeast Unschooling Conference Picnic, Salem, MA
E and J playing together at the NEUC Picnic
Northeast Unschooling Conference Activities
Helped Michele set up the Art/Craft Room (sorting & setting out supplies)
Attended Opening Remarks and Welcome Speech
Spent time in the Playroom and Game Room
Attended Dad's Q&A Panel to hear William speak
Participated in Funshops (NEUC Science Museum, ATCs, Media Swap, and Making Sushi)
Participated (and won something) in the Silent Auction
Shopped at the UNtrepreneurial Fair
Attended the NEUC Picnic at Salem Willows
Helped make liquid nitrogen ice cream at the NEUC Picnic
All the pictures taken by Michele from NEUC can be found here. *This post will be updated with a link to the pictures taken by William when his are available.*
Dad's Q&A Panel at NEUC
Health/PE/Safety
Discussed flossing and brushing
Swimming
Walking
Outside play and games

Other
Tested new Minecraft wireless LAN capabilities
Got a hair cut
Managed money and bidding in a silent auction
E gets a fauxhawk hair cut (and has such a sweet smile)