Thursday, April 22, 2010

Urban Dictionary: Dinosaur Kiss

I'm the proud author of an Urban Dictionary entry! When I learned that the definition of "dinosaur kiss" on was horrible, I submitted my own and here it is in all its glory:

To lick another person's face from the tip of the nose to the hairline. A particularly good way to end a first date.
Brad: Oh man, dude, Melanie totally gave me a dinosaur kiss after our date last night. Score!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Why are all the bathrooms closed?

A collection of poems
By Nickolas Pickolas

The bathrooms are closed
They clean them all at once
I have to go now

It's late and I'm needing the bathroom
I'd wait, but then there'd be no room
Cuz the cans are all closed
and so, I am hosed!
The next thing I'll do is go boom!

It was late
At night.
My bladder was pleading.
So I searched
Everywhere I found yellow
Yellow signs
They all said "bathroom closed"
"At the same time?"
Asked I.
And my bladder answered


Saturday, April 10, 2010

LabVIEW Matching Game

This is my first distributed LabVIEW program. Matching Game is exactly as it sounds - a simple game of matching pictures.
It draws from a pool of 100 small pictures, chooses 10 and randomizes them. As you play the game it records how many turns it takes you to win and prompts you for your name to record in a high scores list.

It's very simple for now, but I'll add more things to it as I go, such as:
  • Color/B&W option (B&W images are slightly more difficult to match)
  • Grid size choices - right now it's limited to 4x5.
It requires a working version of National Instruments' LabVIEW 2009 to run. I'll probably downgrade it to also run on LabVIEW 8.0 and I have the option of exporting a stand-alone executable that anyone could play (but that file size would be >200 Mbs, compared with <1 Mb).

If you have the right software, give it a try and let me know what you think! I thought writing it was fun. You can download it from my website:

Monday, April 5, 2010

iPad: Will it Blend?

If you haven't seen this video series before, here's the latest and most entertaining, Will it Blend? The iPad: