Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:19:34 GMTYou know that thing that happens three or four times a day when you need a random name for something, say a new soft drink or a recently discovered virus strain, so you say "I know, I'll use a ship name from Iain Banks' brilliant Culture novels!", and you have to google it, and eventually find the list on wikipedia which is fine, but you really just want a name, or maybe 2 or 3 names so you can pick, and not to have to read through a whole wikipedia page?
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:28:25 GMTI've spent the past 18 months or so slogging away at apprecs.com, an app search engine that can detect review manipulation. You can see the worst offenders here. I posted this back when this was iOS-only, and I'd like to share some major new features I've added.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 14:10:12 GMTI've been exploring and creating a lot of flame fractals recently - they seem to provide an endless universe of fantastic shapes and patterns. So I've started putting them all on a Tumblr. They make great desktop backgrounds, anyway.
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 15:36:12 GMTA series of double, triple, quadruple, and quintuple exposures taken over one night in October in the Shinjuku area.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 19:57:43 GMTI've just released a full-length album with the label Usonian Records, digitally and on limited edition 12" vinyl. Here's what they have to say: "To our ears, Hieratic Teen sounds something like the record you'd get if you locked someone in a boiler room for 10 years with only My Bloody Valentine's Loveless to listen to, then let them out, gave them an assortment of synthesizers, and told them to score Logan's Run. But far from being a purely aesthetic exercise, within the fuzzy, sonic beauty of the record's half-broken, warbling synth melodies, distortions, hissing, and undulating, analog depths; an unmistakable human feeling is being communicated. And it keeps pulling us back in."
Sat, 08 Oct 2016 14:20:29 GMTProfessor Mark Moritz and I had a conversation about our research on Cameroonian pastoralists and Diana monkeys in Cote d'Ivoire.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 01:14:57 GMTI just found out Twitter now lets you create Moments, not just consume them. I made one about Martin of Chicago Latino punk band Los Crudos' exhibit, Desafinados: 25 years of Punk in Pilsen and Little Village.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:06:19 GMTI built a dopewars bot so that you can play dopewars on Slack, because of course that's a good idea.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 21:10:47 GMTI'm really happy to finally finish a new multi-plane animation stand set up after two weeks of building, visiting hard ware stores, hunting for fabric and transporting heavy glass in a suitcase by bus. Link includes a time lapse video showing the building process, followed by detail shots with more information and a test shot inspired by Blade Runner.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:38:01 GMTI just whipped up a little website where you can draw something in the style of the Unknown Pleasures album cover and then export it as a gif.
Sun, 02 Oct 2016 14:23:21 GMTI recently became interested in coding and wanted to provide my students with a way to study on the go, so I made this Android app. It is four hundred grammar questions in sixteen different categories and five exams of forty questions each. All the questions are modeled after the TOEFL PBT or ITP exams, which almost no one takes anymore so the study materials are limited and this will hopefully help them.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:24:25 GMTWe need to embrace ugly food, whether it's food that starts out ugly or a meal that collects ugly along the way. This blog celebrates ugly food. The food is delicious, but not always photogenic.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:24:05 GMTThis is a 1 minute trailer for my short story/cello/electronica show. I'd be interested if people wanted to know more after seeing it.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:36:09 GMTThe Lit (dot) cat / is a reading format / where you scroll your screen / for under 30 minutes, flat / Whether your feet are up at bat / or on the toilet mat / flash fiction, poetry, any other writ / can go into the weekly Lit.cat
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:51:42 GMTA quick single-serving site encouraging people to register to help keep a certain small-handed politician out of the White House.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:09:12 GMTI wrote about Chicago rapper Famous Dex, fandom, and how we react when it turns out artists we've supported have perpetrated abuse.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:41:14 GMTI've just completed a major revamp of my website, The Corey Press, where I keep all my weird wooden blockprints. Need some medieval alien abductions? Done! Old school Pokemon battles? Sure! More Cthulhu Mythos than you can shake a stick at? You betcha. I'm really proud of my newest piece, a Mothman-inspired ouija board.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 23:33:56 GMTMan, The Wire really went downhill after season 5. Plot points from season 13 of HBO's award winning drama The Wire.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 18:34:21 GMTRiver surfing is a relatively new sport, and information about it is pretty scattered, particularly when it comes to where and when you can surf. So I've put together a guidebook for Colorado (hopefully expanding to the surrounding area), as well as articles and guides for river surfing newbies. We even have swag.