grandma ryan

Well

I forgot about reading my friends list. Right.

This is actually pretty good. Note to self: right wrongs.
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When was the last time you heard anyone refer to W. as "George Bush"???

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/11/opinion/11dowd.html

Asked last week by Mark Knoller of CBS Radio in one of his exit interviews to name the “biggest mis-impression” people had about him, Cheney replied with a laugh, “That I’m actually a warm, lovable sort.”

He went on to seriously assert that his image as “a private, Darth Vader-type personality” has been “pretty dramatically overdone.”

“I think we made good decisions,” he told Knoller, adding with even grander delusion, “I think we knew what we were doing.”

He protested “the notion that somehow I was pulling strings or making presidential-level decisions. I was not. There was never any question about who was in charge. It was George Bush. And that’s the way we operated. This whole notion that somehow I exceeded my authority here, was usurping his authority, is simply not true. It’s an urban legend, never happened.”
grandma ryan

Get a Mac Commercials

I haven't looked at these in a while, but while browsing movie trailers I found myself looking at the newest ads.

Something funny has happened to these ads. Through the assertions of ease and difficulty free computing, the Mac character has actually become quite boring. As a result of this long developing ad line, the PC has become a far more interesting (read: complicated) character, with more developed motivations and creative responses to Apple's supposed success.

http://www.apple.com/getamac/ads/
grandma ryan

it's been a busy few months

so, i haven't updated here.

i built this:
Palate Controller—a device to translate movements of the tongue against the roof of the mouth, as in speech, into data. This can be used to make music, control the characteristics of video, etc. Objects like this device are used in speech therapy, and I heard report from a maker of retainers of this concept being used for the movement of a motorized wheelchair. Here I demonstrate its use controlling resistors which bend the reel to reel I have been playing this semester.



and here's me playing with it on Nov 28th at the Green Bicycle Organization:

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email misaddressing

my name is common. so,

i get a lot of email for other ryan dunns, to ryandunn @ G

just got this one

From: ***********@*************
Subject: Mustang
Date: December 7, 2008 3:26:48 PM CST
To: ryandunn

Hello, Ryan,


If you could provide pictures of the engine compartment, interior, roll cage and rear suspension as well as any timeslips, I would appreciate it.

Thanks,

Anthony


And being bored of this, I replied with the worst images I could find that still fit the bill (and didn't take up too much of my time):

Hope these are helpful,
Ryan