Ryan Kopf's Blog
Aside from part-time robot engineer, convention organizer, and a billion other things, I'm also sometimes a DBA (database administrator). It's a big deal! Walk into a Vegas casino, tell them you're a DBA, and see the looks you get.
Read All: Optimizing MySQL
Bad and thoughtless driving literally slows everyone else on the road down. Bad and inattentive drivers who drive in the wrong line, talk on cellphones, and don't pay attention to the road should have their license revoked. :D And then we'll give* them a robot to drive for them.
Read All: Replace bad drivers with robots.
I'm excited that another power ranger will be coming back to Meta Con in a few weeks. Michael Copon, also star in One Tree Hill, will be coming back with friends and fellow rangers Nakia Burrise and Jason Faunt.
Read All: More Power Rangers
Researchers at a Harvard research laboratory announced earlier today that they have seen the first successes with mind control technology. Obviously this research lab is funded in part by a Ryan Kopf world domination grant.
Read All: Mind control devices.
I got a raspberry pi today, and, no, I don't mean from McDonald's. I mean the tiny microcomputer that fits in your hand and costs less than $40. These little machines can run linux and do almost anything you want them to - albeit slowly, for obvious reasons.
Read All: Rasberry Pi LCD Vesa-Mounted Screens
I think I watched all of The IT Crowd for the second time this week, all while programming for my con registration system. Sometimes you just need some (hilarious) background noise to be able to focus, you know? No? Am I the only one?
Read All: The IT Crowd
For those who don't know, we love to support geeks and Otaku of all kinds. Helping out disadvantaged Otaku has been a large priority of what we have tried to do for the past several years, with various programs and policies designed to try to make our events as inclusive as possible.
Read All: Supporting Geeks
While I've been called a "Princess" by my friends (I sure hope they were teasing), I'm just not as into pretty Japanese fashion as you might think. But wait! I'm uploading a video of dresses and shoes? Oh noes! Well, I do know a ton of people who might like them. And since they can't simply go to Japan to see the stores, I'm posting a few videos.
Read All: Harajuku Lolita Stores Video Guide
Continuing my rampant adventures in the bustling metropolis of the world's second largest economy, I spend quite a bit more time in Tokyo after the first two days.
Read All: Tokyo Part: Two
Less than twelve hours after my flight lands in Tokyo, and I found myself with enough to write an entire novel of my adventures... if only my memory would serve me so faithfully. However my first time out of the country, and for my very first day, it has been quite an adventure.
Read All: First Days In Tokyo
Ryan Kopf's Blog
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- Kanpai! Omaha
- Watch Inauguration Parade Announcer at the Women's March on Washington
- See you in Omaha
- If you're uncomfortable during the convention.
- Hello Nebraska
- Pokemon Go Rumors Debunked
- Important updates on security.
- Anime Midwest Badging and Security
- Huge anime convention comes to Chicago.
- What is jurisdiction?
- A note on sharing convention space.
- AniMinneapolis coming up.
- Owl Cafe in Takadanobaba Tokyo
- Con Wars: Bad Apples
- Con Wars and Convention Scheduling
- Regarding Online Articles
- Winter Anime Con coming to Chicago