Friday, October 09, 2009

Metal Gear Solid 4: Akiba proposes to Meril

Just finished this game last night! And have to say, the last 2 hours of that game were totally epic. Ended up staying up til 12:30 to finish it. Here is a clip from a scene last night that I thought was awesome.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

This is Dave

Sharing with you all, thought this was funny.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Change to blogger posting

I just wanted to comment on something I've noticed in the last two posts. After you make a post, instead of blogger asking to send you back to the blog, it sends you to just that post. This is something that I really like, as I do a lot of editing in past posts that I use as pages.

Metal Gear Solid 4

Growing up, I was never a fan of the Medal Gear Solid series. They've always had very good reviews, but I was never a fan of sneaking around 24/7 through a video game. Now that I have a PS3, I was won over by the beauty and the outstanding reviews that is Medal Gear Solid 4.

My first impressions were wowww, how beautiful. The opening "commercials" were epic. Then my first intro mission, kind of cut short. I had to get used to the whole sneaking around gameplay, so the intro mission was a boring learning curve. Despite that, it didn't take long for me to get sucked in. This game has a lot of cut scenes, but I look forward to each one, as they all look stunning and progress the story very nicely. I'm totally hooked on this game and spent all weekend staying up til around 5 am playing it. I recommend this to anyone who owns a ps3, old fans and new. It's way cheap if you want to buy it, like 30 bucks.

Here is a tight ass scene from the game, where Raiden makes his first appearance to fight Vamp. This vid doesn't even do justice. It looked 100X better on my tv!

Trig. Finding Sin and Cos of an Angle

I put this in both tech help and personal. It doesn't have anything to do with tech really, but it's help, and my tech help section is looking a little empty.

So my trig class has already moved on to sum and difference formulas, as well as half angle formulas. But one of the things I have failed to grasp up til this point, was the basic sin and cos of a basic angle such as 45 degrees. I can tell you that the sin of 45 degrees is (root)2/2, just cause I see it so often. I could survive without having it memorized, the calculators we use can do this kind of thinking, and they are essential for everything in that class. But, the calculators themselves can be tricky and it could take more time to solve by calc, than it is to spit out something memorized. So this brings me to a table I'd like to share with you, that was never shown in my class, for all basic angles in the 1st quad

30 degrees45 degrees60 degrees
all divided by 2

This table with some manipulation, can get you almost all major angles. For example, the sin of 60 degrees by using this table, would get you (root)3/2. Well how about the sin of 120 degrees. It's the same angle as 60 degrees, just in the second quad. So the answer would be -(root)3/2.

Anyways I felt this table was very helpful, and I will be using it for sure in my math class.