great ways to pass the time

I had to extract a bunch of Winzip files. As I was waiting, I concentrated on the animation of the paper flying through the air into my folder.

“what’s happening there?” I thought. So I picked up a piece of paper and tried to copy the motion.

Unsuccessful. The paper on the screen was moving WAY too fast for me to copy.

So I took a bunch of screen shots and edited them together with MSPaint to try and figure out exactly how that paper turns and twists into its final destination.

extract!

I am proud to say that I am now able to mimic the motion of the extracting paper with a real life piece of paper. Can YOU think of anything less productive to do while you wait for files to extract?

7 thoughts on “great ways to pass the time

  • 5/18/2005 at 11:38 am
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    I bend paperclips and stare out the window

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  • 5/18/2005 at 12:38 pm
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    I open up another window and work on something else. Big Up to multi-tasking!

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  • 5/18/2005 at 1:11 pm
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    You could stack coffee creamers into various structures and take photos of them. Or make coffee creamer towers and attack them with your StarCraft action figures (not dolls).

    …not that I would know anything about that kinda stuff while I’m busy working.

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  • 5/18/2005 at 2:46 pm
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    I’m a big fan of paperclip sculptures.

    On off days I read comments on blogs.

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  • 5/18/2005 at 2:54 pm
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    If you had a slow computer (like me) you would see ever single angle of the flying piece of paper without a need for screen-shots.

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  • 5/18/2005 at 8:48 pm
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    eating oatmeal and carrots is just wrong.

    and whenever I’m waiting for something I play minesweeper, because its like crack.

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