Archive for September, 2009

September 23, 2009

Video in Memory of Bryan Burken

Here is a video tribute of Bryan Burken. It has pictures of him, along with his photography.

The video is also on YouTube:

I posted some photographs of Bryan in a previous blog entry. I’ve added 3 more pictures since I originally posted it. You can view that here.

September 23, 2009

World Map of My Matches

Here is an email I received from okcupid a few weeks ago. It’s funny that some of the places where I’ve been considering moving are the places where I have the best matches.

Ahoy, cherryteresa! Time for a geography party.
We just finished programming this experimental toy. It generates heat maps of where your best male matches are, all around the world and the USA. Here are your results. All for you. Calculated from your match answers. In graphical form. Enjoy!
—OkCupid Summer Interns, looking to make the internet more fun.
A Map of Love: your best male matches by state
target: USA | sampled: 39200
Your Worst States
Arkansas — 72.0
West Virginia — 72.4
Mississippi — 72.4
Wyoming — 72.4
Oklahoma — 72.5
Your Best States
Massachusetts — 77.8
Oregon — 77.5
Maryland — 77.1
Washington — 77.0
California — 76.9
A Map of Love: your best male matches by country
target: World | sampled: 25207
Your Worst Countries
Pakistan — 55.1
Kenya — 58.0
Saudi Arabia — 58.6
Egypt — 60.0
Indonesia — 62.7
Your Best Countries
Israel — 78.9
Taiwan — 78.1
United States — 78.0
Denmark — 77.7
Austria — 77.2

September 2, 2009

In Remembrance of Bryan B

On August 22nd, Bryan B passed away. He was a close friend of mine and he positively changed my life in many different ways. He was certainly taken from this world far too soon. I miss him terribly. I will never meet anyone else like him.

Here are some photos of Bryan. All of them were taken by Jim Lucio:

May 29, 2005

Bryan Burken
80s Prom Night at the Ottobar. June 2005.

The final Underground at the Ottobar. November 2006.

This was also taken outside the Ottobar the same night.
I remember I was standing in front of him while it was being taken.

Update – New Photographs added September 23, 2009:

There is also a video tribute to Bryan here: Video in Memory of Bryan Burken