July 30th, 2012
|10:40 am - 3D Modeling|
I started learning 3D modeling because it's something that I've always always always wanted to learn how to do but never had a good enough computer to try it.
Check out the EarthBound enemy I made here!
April 25th, 2012
|09:48 pm - 正社員 (Seishain) am I|
I have now worked for a year at Capcom, and the plan was I would be a contract employee for a year and then they would make me a Seishain (basically means long term employee) after that. So now I AM and it feels GOOD!
In other news, my little girl Luca is 8-months old today!
(This pic was actually taken a month ago. Featuring: Big Poppy)
September 4th, 2011
June 21st, 2011
|08:33 pm - Information exchange = energy|
Another science related rant...
I was just thinking about how our universe is based basically on information exchange, and that exchange is called energy. Things work and exist because the points in space we call particles interact with each other on the most basic level (that we know of) of information exchange. Energy is basically the idea that information from two points are shared and a reaction is change is caused by their connection and reaction to each other, right? So if that's what it is, then how about abstract energy?
Energy runs my brain, and I have thoughts through all of the measurable chemical reactions in my brain. It's all just normal energy. But what about the information transfer that happens on a larger scale? Like if I high five someone and in turn, they high five another person and so on. And we set rules in the way we transfer the "high five energy". Sure, we are all transferring normal energy between us on the small scales, but what about the idea of the information we pass through the high five itself? Can't that be thought of as one whole separate unit of energy? In our world, it is just the energy working normally through our bodies that exists. But the high fives also have to be considered as units of information passing on their own. Wouldn't they, in theory, be enough to create their own reality of energy?
Like if you set up trillions of people in such a way that the rules in which they high fived each other imitated the rules which govern movement of particles in our universe? Kind of like cellular automata. No one knows what those basic rules are, but if you could imitate them using abstract information exchange, wouldn't that technically become a new form of energy and basically be a whole new universe of itself within our own? This is why I think it is probably possible for a universe to be created inside of a computer through the abstract (and real) exchange of information based on the programming of software.
It's not a new idea, but it's fun to think about.
Here's another thought I had to take it further. What if you exchanged information abstractly in your thoughts? Could imagining the exchange of information based on certain rules you make up in your mind technically create existence in a new universe? It may be a simple universe, but the principle is the same. Your thoughts are based on your energy-based physical brain. Each thought you have has a physical representation. If you think about the reaction, there is a real physical representation of the energies creating the thought. The set changes in the physical patterns can represent a whole new abstract unit of information exchange, just like the high fives.
May 20th, 2011
April 28th, 2011
|10:31 pm - New song idea|
Recorded a recent new song idea. Take a listen if you'd like!
It's just an idea, nothing final. But yeah.
March 12th, 2011
|05:20 pm - We're okay|
We're okay! In case anyone was wondering. The quake wasn't that strong where we are and we are far enough from the ocean to not have to worry about the tsunami.
January 29th, 2011
|05:51 pm - The results are in...|
I got the job! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
November 8th, 2010
|02:44 pm - Model-Dependent Realism|
Stephen Hawking proposed the idea of model-dependent realism in his book "The Grand Design". I think this was the one thing I was really excited about when I read the book. Why? Because it was something that I had thought about for a long time but never actually heard about from a real scientist.
What is model-dependent realism, you ask? There isn't a wiki arcticle for it yet, but you can read about it here.
It's weird too because for about a year I tried to come up with lots of little ways to explain my belief in this kind of thing and then make a youtube video of it... Who knows, maybe I still will sometime. I also want to make a video about all that existence talk of mine too...
November 3rd, 2010
|10:14 pm - New video: Not enough|
It's a simple video about the woes of breakfast set to acoustic EarthBound and Hanaregumi music played by me. Check it out.