Arisia Report

January 18, 2010

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I am home from Arisia!  It was great, but exhausting.  This is the first year I did any panels and I had two of the them the same day as the Grok Party. The Grok Party was much fun!  Thank you to everyone who stopped by!  And a very special thanks to my friends Polina […]

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Grok Party at Arisia!

January 13, 2010

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Although it’s been difficult to gain momentum so far, I have to say that I’m loving The Grok Project and I’m so grateful to everyone who has helped me with it.  I think it’s time to celebrate.  You’re invited to a Grok Party at Arisia 2010! WHAT: Good food, good company, and geeky amusements. WHEN: […]

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Museum of Fine Arts

January 13, 2010

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As I mentioned before, this past weekend (and Monday) was my fraternity’s national convention.  I had a lot of fun with my brothers and sisters!  We went to the Museum of Science and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  Interestingly enough, it is the Museum of Fine Arts I want to talk about. We […]

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Throwing Spear – Part 2

January 12, 2010

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LINK: Part 1 IN THIS PART: I’ll talk about types of spears and rotational mechanics. First let me say thank you to the numerous people who directed my attention to the very important invention of the atlatl.  My intention is to build a hand-thrown spear, but it’s certainly important to learn about the atlatl.  So […]

Arisia 2010

January 8, 2010

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This weekend is my fraternity’s (Kappa Gamma Psi) national convention, which has me busy and frantic.  I happen to be one of the current executive officers. But next weekend is the annual science fiction convention I attend: Arisia!  It will soon also have me busy and frantic, though probably less so, because I am a […]

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Format Update

January 5, 2010

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I’ve gotten VERY few hits on the old Plan and Progress So Far page.  I’ve also gotten complaints about its usefulness.  So it’s gone!  Along with having a specific timespan planned for the project!  I’ll keep lists and set deadlines for my own benefit, of course, but I’m going to keep the format more freeform […]

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Throwing Spear – Part 1

January 4, 2010

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Instead of writing another huge post, I’m going to cut this one into several pieces which will be posted throughout the week.  This may turn out to be a better format in general. IN THIS POST: I’ll introduce the purpose and scope of the current discussion.  I’ll also introduce some concepts that will help with […]