February 27, 2011

rocks & robots: february 27

Music credit: Bass Head, by Bassnectar

This isn't the video I've been talking about for the past week, nor does it accomplish any of Peace Corps' core goals, but it's still awesome nonetheless. Share this with everyone you know so I can become a professional dancer when I COS please :)

The other video is coming soon, I promise!

February 21, 2011

slight still delay[ed]

EDIT: Hey, so I haven't even started on this video yet. I'm still searching for the perfect tune, but am coming up empty. Did you know how many genres and subgenres and styles and substyles of electronic and drum 'n bass music there are? There's like, a kajillion. And I get the feeling the music I'm looking for is only in this one specific subgenre/style that's so obscure I won't be able to find it. Maybe I should just break out LMMS and make my own damn music...in any case, this might be one of those "it'll be ready when it's ready" scenarios. If this takes longer than another week, I'll make sure to post something to keep you all entertained.

Stay sweet.

The new video won't be up until later this week, considering I'm still in search of music for the audio track. If you know of any good drum 'n bass or electronic artists with strong rhythms, let me know.

Get excited though, it's about one of the "special" events I mentioned a couple weeks back :)

February 11, 2011

new psas

Unless you're following them on Twitter or Facebook, you probably weren't aware that Peace Corps recently released some new PSA print ads for publications and such. You can find them here.

One of the ads in particular caught my attention:

Let me preface this by reminding everyone that this blog contains my own opinions and has no official affiliation with the Peace Corps as a government organization, and that I understand the reference they are making here. But when I saw this ad, immediately my first thought was "No, actually you're mistaken. There is an app for this. And the process behind it is long and drawn out, requiring infinite patience and a will-power able to withstand months of ambiguity. Oh, is there an app for this!"

I wonder if any other Volunteers reacted the same way after seeing this ad.

February 7, 2011

debates & dodoma: february 06

Just to elaborate a bit on the above, I hope to have two special updates in the coming weeks; one with some rock climbing and another about the Shika project. Both are currently tentative. Cross your fingers that I'll be able to get them in! And pray that I'll be a good teacher in the meantime...

UPDATE: It's been brought to my attention that the Shika site link in the video doesn't work. As it turns out, the site hasn't gone public yet. My bad. You can, however, view our code page, which currently has a PDF draft of the International Shika manual in the Downloads section. Check it out here.