gfdjax

In 1990, four nerdy little boys met in a Jacksonville 6th grade center. Where are they now?
A collective video blog.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

three boys and a little game of Risk

So Dennis proposed that we try out the site Warfish, which proposes a free correspondence Risk-like game (it emails you when it's your turn, and you play on the website). We sort of randomly fell into character, playing the game a little bit more like Diplomacy than anything else. Well, game over. We won't be telling you who won, but on this blog, we will be serialising our diplomatic communications and news broadcasts, hopefully with screenshots of the game on the side (maybe something like one post per round of turns, or one post per game year... will have to see).

Note that you can expect the writing to be awkward and for the story to be rather outlandish and silly. Do bear with us. We were making them up as we went along...

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Sunday, March 19, 2006

message to the americans 5 - julien


Julien comments to the American people about astronomy, telescopes and the economy.

In French, English subtitles.

Note that I've copied all my Message to the... videos to its own videoblog. The idea is that I can use that blog as a platform for collaboration with other expats around the world. Anyway, any messages collected by me or any of the GFD will be cross-posted here.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

darcs developers at fosdem 2006


One of my recent hobbies lately has been to hack on my favourite revision control system, darcs. Last weekend at FOSDEM 2006, I actually got a meet a small handful of the developers, including David Roundy, the guy who started the project. Here we are:

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

slowly but surely

A long overdue purchase during France's biannual sales.


One thing you need to be careful of is that American underwear words can be false friends with French ones. Well, maybe one specific word anyway, "boxers". What we call "boxers" in English are "caleçon" in French. What the French call "boxers" are these tight clingy things with only a vague resemblance to boxers. Not tighty-whities, which appear to be called "slip" in France and not very frequently white.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

message aux français 1: serena et kelvin


My sister in law Serena, and my brother Kelvin, speak to the people of France in the first ever message to the French. Topics addressed: Bush, Chirac and french friens. Thanks for letting me put this on the net, guys!

Ma belle soeur Serena et mon frère Kelvin parlent au peuple français dans ce tout premier message aux français. Les sujets abordés: Bush, Chirac et les frites. Merci, les gars, de m'avoir autorisé de mettre cette vidéo sur le net!

message aux français 5: mary


Mary speaks to the people of France. Extracted from my interview of her in July.

Mary s'addresse au peuple français. Extrait de mon interview avec elle en juillet.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

b224+ gathered to celebrate eric's birthday


Yannick from b224 made a quick video during the traditional erician birthday dinner.

Merci, Yannick.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Hotel in Hawaii.

So anyone that has travelled in hotels in the US know what to expect when they open the drawer next to the bed. Well I was astounded when I first showed up and found this little gem.