There’s a great thread going on over at about the perils of being a “nice guy”. The thread is in reference to the first of three following articles, all of them really good reads.

“I’ve been in the ‘Friends Zone’ so much I’ve bought property there ’cause it’s cheaper than renting…”

Article one – Hope inspiring…

Article two – um, not so much…

Article three – makes baby Jesus cry…


The U.S. News and World Report recently published a list of 50 things you could do to improve your life. Coming in at number ten was quiting your job. Just shortly after I turned 25, I quit my first job after getting my undergrad degree. I was just starting out and my peers were also just beginning to build their careers.

Five years later, I still don’t regret quitting that job. My peers are now managers, own cars and houses, and make good money, but I make no comparisons. It was probably one of the most important and liberating things I’ve ever done in my entire life. Read the article and take note of any lessons you can learn from it.


Update: I have now included a demo video, click here to see it (450 kb .avi)

For most of the end of November and the beginning of December, I was working on my project for my computer animation class. I am happy enough with the results that I decided to whip up a few pages to display my work.

I used an artificial intelligence method called fuzzy logic to control the behaviour of a defenseman character. It’s a bit rough around the edges, but it turned out pretty good in my estimation.

You can take a look here. If you’re just interested in playing around with the demo, just go right to the downloads page and pay attention to the system requirements! Read the README file for instructions.