Archive for July, 2006

New Era

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

For some reason, this moment feels like the beginning of a new era in my life.

Today alone, I’ve furthered my skills and talents, witnessed and praised others for their great works. I’ve stepped up to the plate to do work, aswell as step back and let others do things. I’ve been broken down and hurt, and also experienced great joy. I’ve reminiced over good times and looked forward to my future. I’ve loved and been loved. I’ve worked, volunteered, and had a good social time today.

I’m not sure what to make of it all, but today was just a good day.

Shaw Tricities Council Group Photo

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

Left to right: Scott, Mark, Steve, Spencer, Harley, Paul, Ryan, Andrei

You can watch us on Channel 4 around 9pm or so I think on Monday nights. =P

For D&D People Only

Monday, July 17th, 2006

Nobody else would get it….that’s all..

This is the first of many entries for a Dungeons and Dragons film festival! =)

http://www.technomonkeymedia.com/Movies/Disbelief/



How many different videos can there be?

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

Well, first I tried to figure out how many possible different frames there could be. The facts about 1 frame are:

A frame is 720 pixels tall, 480 pixels wide, and there are a possible 256 colors per pixel

Therefore I came up with the equation 256 ^ (720 x 480)

I think that’s right to calculate the number of different images you could create with those specs.

Now if you factor in the standard NTSC framerate of 29.970 frames per second, in one second you would get 29.970 x 256 ^ (720 x 480) possible 1 second clips of video possible.

Next factor in the infinite lengths of a video and you blow the roof and it becomes an infinite number of possible different videos, which is only slightly higher than the crazy number that that above equation puts out. By the way, calculator blew up on my trying to do it so I wrote a php script which wouldn’t calculate it either.

Let’s just say that if each pixel in a 5 by 8 was either white or black, there are over a trillion possibile outcomes. ” 2 ^ (5 x 8) ” that is.

The most I was able to calculate was if there were 256 colors and 127 pixels! It came to just over:


70 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000

Even THAT number is over a Centillion, which means that the full calculation would easily go over a Ducentillion…. but I doubt it’ll go as high as a Googolplex

Hmm….after doing that *tiny* calculation compared to the real possible 345 600 pixels I realize I’m going to have to put my huge calculation on hold until I find a place where I can run my super calculation.

In conclusion, I am safe in believing that the same frame of video can never truly be duplicated.

Coquitlam Centre Wireless Hotspots

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

I was early picking my brother up at the mall the other day so I brought the laptop to find the best wireless spots around the mall. From the car that is…I didn’t check out inside, but I’d guess the Blenz would be a good place for that. Surprisingly it’s a weak signal outside Blenz.

The two most powerful connections I got were 1) outside the dollar store to the east, and 2) outside the food court entrance. Outside the food court is probably the best bet because I had two really powerful connections.

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And some links:

Barbequing

Thursday, July 6th, 2006

I hooked up 4 dvd-burners in my computer, so now I call it “barbequing dvd’s” cause I’m burning a bunch of discs on my grill at the same time.