Monday, July 19, 2010

On Vacation

So yes, this was a weird time to start a new blog, but I'm taking off today for roughly a week and a half. I'll be down in Southern California (Lompoc, Camarillo, and San Diego specifically) for ComicCon and to visit with friends, and I expect to be back sometime next Friday. I'm not sure if I'll be blogging anything during that time, but if I have the time I may post a few things.

I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to this trip, it is definitely needed and I expect to have a terrific time while I'm gone. There will be some definite health-related challenges, but I'll be surrounded by friends who can hopefully lend me a hand.

And oh man, TRON. Definitely what I'm looking forward to the most.

Anyway, I should probably get dressed as driving without pants can be uncomfortable, so I'd better go. If I don't talk to you between now and then, I'll see you when I return!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Geek Rant: Chicken and the Egg

Every once in a while I will use this blog for my own particular quips, rants, and musings. This should come as a shock to none of you.

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Its a long-debated question, though I always thought it was pretty simple. Clearly the egg must have come first because the chicken wasn't the first living egg-laying thing on the planet.

But then someone told me that they meant a chicken egg, and that sort of ended my line of reasoning.

Still, I assumed the egg came first. Along the evolutionary line, the chicken's genetic ancestor is the T-Rex (oh how the mighty have fallen indeed), and so at some point a very cold, short, and feathery T-Rex, after going through an evolutionary change over millions of years, laid the egg which resulted in the chicken. Thus, egg before chicken.

But now I hear I'm wrong again. Kotaku reports that the chicken came first after all, with scientists claiming that a certain protein found only in chickens is necessary to create the egg, meaning that the chicken must have come first.

This, I think, still raises some questions. Are we including the feathered squawking Tyrannosaurus Rex as a chicken? If not, then isn't it entirely possible that the chicken's descendant also had the necessary protein that would give it the ability to lay an egg? And if so, then does that not mean that the egg still came first?

See, this is why we need to make a real-life Jurassic Park, to solve great scientific questions like these.

What Its All About

My friend Anaya, who as of this writing is the only person following me, told me that most entertaining blogs (or at least the ones worth reading) have some sort of theme behind them. A purpose that makes them important. And its true! The ones I've been reading lately are there for a reason, and this one should have a reason too.

With that in mind, "Under Reconstruction" will be more or less about that; rebuilding myself in all ways possible so that I can do more with my life than just sit around the house and watch everyone else do something. Its not changing myself, its taking who I am and enhancing it; increasing the good and diminishing the bad.

I'm not sure how often this will be updated, I'm thinking maybe every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and weekends if I feel like it. I'm sure I'll have some schedule figured out soon enough, and I look forward to working on this.

First, I think I'll figure out if I like this layout or not...


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