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.

Monday, March 18, 2013

February 18th - March 17th, 2013

Watched
Netflix - Comic Book Men, Red Dwarf, Postcards from Buster: The Case of the Coin Purloined (Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri), Contraptus, Quiz Time, and Pair of Kings

YouTube - CupQuake videos, Special Effects videos, Minecraft MOD reviews, How to make pound cake in a blender by iJustine, How to create sprites in Scribblenauts Unlimited videos, Vi Hart videos, and Vsauce videos (science playlists)

Let's Play videos -Scribblenauts Unlimited, Windosill, The Sims 3, Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!!, and Crashmo

Web Series - Game Theory, Daneboe Hack videos, Hank Plays Games, and Yogscast, Smosh Pit Weekly, VlogBrothers, and Table Top

Videos E filmed with camera


(Vsauce playlist where Michael explains lots of stuff)

Played
3DS - Mutant Mudds, Adventure Time: Hey Ice King..., Pyraminds, Crashmo, Digg Dugg, and Pac Man

PS3 - Little Big Planet 2 (LBP2) w/ River

iPad - Singing Fingers, Casey's Contraptions, Hangman w/ Michele & William, RoboLogic, G Variations, TonePad, Abacus, and 7 Words

Computer - Minecraft (MC) w/ River, Michele, & William

Online - Fantastic Contraptions 2

Some kind of zombie game w/ River

Read
Magazines - Ask!, Game Informer, LEGO Club, Ranger Rick, and NatGeo Kids

Books - World of Inventors: Thomas Edison, One Man's Extraordinary Influence Upon the World

Notes, Plans, and Schematics
Menus
Email

A Casey's Contraption that E made

Researched
Long/difficult words with fewer than 3 vowels for Hangman
Thomas Edison
Nikola Tesla
Kinetoscopes, Zoetropes, and Phonographs
Evolution of the keyboard w/ William
Periods of time in years: Decade, Bi-annual, Century, etc.
Chinese translations (which led to various other language translations w/ Google Translate and eventually making Google Translate beatbox

Discussed
How Thomas Edison got credited with inventing things, which he actually stole from Nikola Tesla
Evolution of the Phonograph
Electromagnets
Discussed and calculated how many calories per minute E needs to stay alive and maintain his current weight
Car maintenance and repair

Wrote
Notes, plans, and schematics
Writing song lyrics

Listened
Music created using iPad apps: Singing Fingers, G Variations, and TonePad

Another Casey's Contraption that E made

Created/Built
LBP2 - Level design (Obstacle Course and Recreation of Minecraft) and Character design

MC - Game design (Pac Man and Mario World)

Built a Kinetoscope
Drew a filmstrip for kinetoscope

Went/Community
The Gyres
Mad Mex
Adventurous cab ride with the cab driver from hell
Java House
Amarabica Coffee House

Health/PE/Safety
Grocery list making
Dancing

Other
Managing money in an online wallet
Making purchases via the Nintendo Store and Playstation Network Store

Kinetoscope that E made w/ the filmstrip E drew

Quotable
E spontaneously helped me unload the dishwasher. I then said, "Now I need to load the dirties in." To which he replied, "This... Is. Where. I. Depart."

@wgparham: My son is quoting lines from SpaceBalls #ParentingDone