Apr 20 2009

Earth Day

Earth day is coming up this Wednesday!

What will you be doing to show some love to our planet?

One thing I’ve been doing is working on not using so many plastic shopping bags! So whenever I go shopping, I bring along my own tote bags. And not just to the grocery store either!

Here’s a sample of some images I’ve created for CafePress!

gogreentote

More and more plastic shopping bags are piling up in our landfills!!

Consider the following shocking facts about plastic shopping bags:

  • Plastic bags are made of polyethylene
  • Polyethylene is a petroleum product
  • Production contributes to air pollution and energy consumption
  • Four to five trillion plastic bags are manufactured each year
  • Americans use over 380 billion polyethylene bags per year
  • Americans throw away approximately 100 billion polyethylene bags per year
  • Of those 100 trillion plastic bags, 1% are recycled
  • It takes 1000 years for polyethylene bags to break down
  • As polyethylene breaks down, toxic substances leach into the soil and enter the food chain
  • Approximately 1 billion seabirds and mammals die per year by ingesting plastic bags
  • Plastic bags are often mistaken as food by marine mammals. 100,000 marine mammals die yearly by eating plastic bags.
  • These animals suffer a painful death, the plastic wraps around their intestines or they choke to death
  • Plastic bag choke landfills
  • Plastic bags are carried by the wind into forests, ponds, rivers, and lakes
  • There are alternatives to plastic bags. All of this death and pollution is unnecessary

Read more: “Say No To Plastic Bags: The Shocking Facts About Polyethylene Bags”

What are your thoughts about plastic bags?

Happy Shopping!

Really Amazing Recycled Art!

http://www.designswan.com/archives/recycled-art.html

Recycled plastic rugs!


Jan 19 2009

Windows 7

My computer has been broken for 3 weeks. My hard drive had some sort of issue and wouldn’t boot back into windows after I did an update 🙁 so I ordered a 1.5TB hard drive from Newegg (was a SeaGate) which turned out to have a firmware problem. Mine wasn’t the only one, there were many others, it was even on Engadget and whatnot. Anyway, I had to RMA it to SeaGate, paying another $10 for shipping, and it took about a week and a half to finally get another one. Now I’m running Windows 7 (64bit) which is fantastic, however I’ve already managed to BREAK the sidebar gadgets. They just don’t even turn on now, they still exist on my system, they just aren’t working. But it doesn’t matter because when Windows 7 is released, I’ll buy it and reinstall everything. Another thing that broke was my installer. I was trying to patch Call of Duty 4 and I kept getting “1628 failed to complete installation”. The fix is found HERE.

I also ordered 4GB more RAM, bringing my total to 6GB. I’m excited for that. Next on my list of things is to get a digital TV tuner, this way I can avoid having to deal with a stupid converter box.

Another note. I got thte 2.8GHz MacBook Pro (320GB 7200RPM hard drive, 4GB RAM) and I love it… with the exception of the keyboard, which I also love don’t get me wrong, mine was just messed up. The “A” key from the get go was all weird, and the “B” key popped up on me when I was typing. I loved my PowerBook’s keybaord, it was wonderful, except the back lighting was dumb because the keys were silver. My MBP’s back lighting makes more sense because the keys are black. So yesterday I went to the Genius bar at the Costa Mesa Apple Store and they took my baby away and will have it for 7-10 business days. This is because it’s uni-body design makes it so that they will have to replace that whole top part to fix the keyboard… partially because they don’t have the individual keys yet. This is good for me though because now I’ll have a new keyboard. Oh another reason they’ll have it so long is because it was the custom ordered one… yup. Oh well. I’ll miss it while its gone, at least I have Call of Duty 4 and Left4Dead on my desktop to keep me company.

Tweet This


Jan 12 2009

Christmas 2008

Click to play Christmas 2008
Create your own scrapbook - Powered by Smilebox
Make a Smilebox scrapbook


Dec 10 2008

Pessimiste

pessimiste

Pessimiste… he does stuff. Check it out.

Here’s the code so you can put this banner into your myspace.


<a href=”http://www.myspace.com/pessimistedisco”><img src=”http://britneymeadows.com/pictures/pessimiste_1.gif” alt=’pessimiste’ border=”0″ /></a>


Dec 6 2008

One more again!

Tuesday my last (only) final is due. Its a triptych drawing. Then I will be done with my Bachelor’s degree.

Check out a video mashup I made for my digital multimedia class.

And a video I made for my performance and the camera class.

Peace out.