Saturday, January 15, 2005

Max Lyons Digital Image Gallery

I normally would post a nice little picture to give you a glimpse of what topic I am pointing out to you. In this instance, posting a picture would be unjust and not really capture what this photographer has done. Just visit this link and view all of the galleries; some of the most impressive work I have ever seen.
Plan on spending some time there and don't forget to come back!!!

OQO Model 01

The OQO Model 01 ultra personal computer is a fully-functional Windows XP computer. The OQO has a 1GHz processor, a 20GB hard drive, 256MB of RAM, a color transflective display, and integrated wireless, as well as Fire Wire and USB ports.
I want one now; starting price is $1899.



Technical Documentation

Welcome to the Hall of Technical Documentation. Lists of wacky, bizarre, surreal and otherwise strange examples of technical documentation, particularly illustration.
For example, below is an illustration from Dell trying to explain don't put a plastic bag over your head. My interpretation is close, don't put a bag of Mr. Bill's head.



RoboShark Aquarium

from the bbc, The world's only robotic shark is going to make some electronic friends. Roboshark's inventor, Andrew Sneath, has designed a giant aquarium, which will house an impressive panoply of robotic fish in a seven-metre-deep tank.
More information on RoboShark can be found here.



Friday, January 14, 2005

Mouse Radio

No buttons on this baby. Just move the radio with mouse-like actions to control volume, turn stations, etc. Video demo here (will open QT).



Hockey Ribbon

Now I would buy this car ribbon. Hockey fans throughout North America are suffering, people who depend on the game for their livelihood are hurting badly.
Enough is enough, find a way to get back to playing hockey!!!



Warning: Addictive Game

Jump the balls over each other until only one is left. I have been playing for over an hour and cannot do it. Must be a no-brain day for me, can't figure out the clock below and now this.



Retro Player

Miss your phonograph, download this player and listen to your music like you used to.



Unexplainable Clock

For the life of me, I cannot understand this clock. Can someone please explain it to me.



The Mesozoic Era Find

About 130 million years ago, scientists have proven that mammals devoured dinosaurs. I repeat, One Hundred and Thirty Million years ago!!!
Read on about the recent discovery....



The Degree Confluence Project

The goal of the project is to visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersections in the world, and to take pictures at each location.
The project contains roughly 40,000 pictures with 12,472 left to be taken to complete the project. Pictures have been submitted from 159 countries.
Pictured below is 36 degrees north and 116 degrees west, near Death Valley in California.
This is a must see in my opinion.



Corporate BS Generator

Most of us have been there; going in to a meeting and you need to come up with a "catch phrase" to impress the head honchos. Your problem is solved here.



Before She Was Marilyn

Norma Jean had the All-American look. Young, fresh, innocent, and not aware what the future would bring.
Make sure you visits the other pages of this great fan website. It does include a section titled naked ambition which would be considered nsfw.



Companies Supporting Spyware

Major investment firms help support the operations of large US-based spyware companies. The almighty dollar attracts them, no other reason to be doing this.



Thursday, January 13, 2005

Minty Fresh MP3 Player

For about $50 and some technical smarts, you can modify an Altoid case for your own use.



One Dollar Bill Art

Some funky and eclectic painting on a $1 bill. note: one drawing can be considered adult in nature.



Macro Insects

Macro photography of all types of insects; flies, beetles, butterflies, ants, etc. Plus they are all alive (inside joke).



Cooking by Numbers

Establish what you have in the fridge and cupboards and cookingbynumbers will show you what you can cook.
I responded I only had an apple available and this is what was kicked out:
1. Take apple and examine for signs of wear and tear.
2. Put your coat on and go down the local shop or supermarket.
3. Whilst walking chew on your apple. Stop eating when you get to the pips and stalk. Throw the stalk in the bin and get some food.

link provided by meggiecat.



Thrill Ride

Of all the legendary MiGs, the MiG-25 "Foxbat" flies the fastest and goes the highest. They have a seat reserved for you in the cockpit of this amazing supersonic high altitude interceptor. It's capable of Mach 3.2 and rockets to a height of over 80,000 feet - to the edge of space where the sky is black above and blue below.
Check out the video here (will open RP-video). No idea how much the ride costs, but you can email them for more information. Also, many other adventures are available.



Tar Balls invade South Florida Beaches

from tbo.com, Crews cleaned up oily tar balls Wednesday that were washing ashore along a 25-mile stretch of beach from Fort Lauderdale to Miami Beach.
The tar balls were first reported Tuesday and their origin was not known. Tar balls form when a petroleum product congeals in seawater. Among the possible sources are ship fuel and cargo oil.
Just what South Florida needs as the tourist season peaks!



The Hangout

A suspended spherical housing module. Can be hung from trees or rocks, is waterproof and about the size of a camper.
Also available for rent in the near future, I am ready to sign up.



Ladies & Gentlemen..The Beastles

A remix featuring The Beatles and Beastie Boys. Now I am not into rap or whatever it is called these days, but I especially enjoyed "Hold It Together Now" (will open WMP-audio).
More remix songs featuring other artists can be found on the website's 2nd page.



Victory Cigar

Red Auerbach, legandary coach of the Boston Celtics, was famous for lighting up a cigar when he knew a victory was emminent. Darko Milicic of the Detroit Pistons is nicknamed "The Human Victory Cigar" because he normally gets in the game when a victory is assured for the Pistons.
Now you can celebrate the Republican victory with the GOP Victory Cigar Box.



Cardboard Folding Chari

Many different styles available, and all you need is a cardboard box.



Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Tie Watch

Every time I wear my Neves windsor watch, girls come up to me and ask me about it. I have never purchased anything else in my life that has started more conversations with girls! I now have a social life!
So that is the secret huh; guess I will never have a social life because you will never catch me wearing that type of watch.



Change of Pace

Instead of the usual "What is It", this week's game is "Who is This"?
You won't win much, but if you are one of the few who needs a gmail account, I have a few left. Leave your email address and if you correctly guess this person, a gmail invitation will be on its way.
Or if you want a picture photoshopped, I can do that too.



A Portrait of Alaska...

Through the lense of Japanese photographer Norio Matsumoto; a must see!!!
If you want some music to play in the background (mood setter), listen to the Alaska Children's Choir and their version of the "Alaska Flag Song" (will open WMP-audio).



The Bank of Time

"The Bank of Time" is an online screensaver that saves your computers idle time. This means that the time that your computer is on but inactive is not wasted but is collected and saved by the bank via the internet. The really cool thing about it is while you are saving time in the bank, you can watch your time grow on your screen in the form of a plant.
I am going to try it out and keep you updated. I do need more plants in my home anyways, as long as it doesn't take any oxygen away from me.



The Jump Rope Institute

The primary mission of The Jump Rope Institute is to educate, motivate and encourage millions of people to use jump rope for sports cross training, fitness, weight loss, recreation and as a way of life. Research confirms jump rope can dramatically improve cardiovascular health in only 5-10 minutes, while improving sports skills and concentration and serving as a method for rehabilitating injuries.
I have found jump roping the hardest exercise activity for me, but I keep at it because of the great reward it produces. Maybe if more kids start jumping rope again, our country would start gettting in shape.



My Kind of Diet

How to lose weight and hair through stress and poor management.



Military Specifications for Brownies & Cookies

This specification covers chocolate covered oatmeal cookies and chocolate covered brownies inflexible bags for use by the Department of Defense as a component of operational rations.
Quite a long report just for dessert. everything is strictly by the book.



Don King - Sued and Suing

Last month Don King was sued by Armani to collect $75,000 for not paying a clothing bill. Today, King files suit for $2.5 billion against ESPN. Can this guy just go away please.



The Retro Look

Fonts, colors and shapes with a retro look and feel.



Invisibility

A great game, one of those flash games that you move your mouse through a maze; the only thing is you can't see your mouse. You must visualize seeing the mouse and move it accordingly.

Galileo's Finger

If you are ever in Italy, make sure you visit the museum which is displaying Galileo's middle finger.



Outline Purse

I wonder if any woman would walk through airport security with this purse. Also available in gun model too.



Outstanding Work

Bo Bartlett's unique narrative vision is a combination of many sources including his upbringing, his faith, and his family and friends. His work implies a chance for magic and wonder in every day life. A typical Bo painting presents an iconic American subject underlined with subtle open-ended questions.
There was something about his work that kept drawing me back to his site. Enjoy!.



See the USA

This site celebrates American imagination and industry. What better way to appreciate those qualities than to visit and tour America at work. Lists factory tours and state and category.



Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Sidewalk Artist

Fantastic sidewalk art, but I sure would like to get more information on the artist. Sidewalk artists are not very popular in my part of the country and I am always amazed by their work when I do see it.



If only I was a little Younger

Jeopardy is looking for another Clue Crew Member. Looking for someone with a taste for excitement - From breaking the sound barrier in a Blue Angels jet and scuba diving in the Caribbean... to landing a helicopter on an Alaskan glacier and riding a camel through the Pyramids of Egypt.
I wonder if you apply and get the job through Kukla's if they would pay me a finders fee.



Spyware entering through WMP

from eweek, Hackers are using the newest DRM technology in Microsoft's Windows Media Player to install spyware, adware, dialers and computer viruses on unsuspecting PC users.



Invisible Quiz

Figure out the name of the movie without faces.



Pizza with corn and boiled Egg

I would try almost all types of pizza, but I don't see how these flavors and ingredients blend at all.



The cat before the Hat

Before Theodore Seuss Geisel found fame as a children's book author, the primary outlet for his creative efforts was magazines. His first steady job after he left Oxford was as a cartoonist for Judge, a New York City publication. In 1927 one of these cartoons opened the way to a more profitable career, as well as greater public exposure, as an advertising illustrator.



I Did Not Know That

  • Kettle Corn: In the 18th century, after the harvest, rendered fat would be thrown into a cast iron pot sitting over an open fire. When the fat was hot, the farmers would toss in some corn kernels, a little molasses or whatever sweet confection they had, and then watch while the corn popped into a sweet, hot treat.
  • Bats: In North America, bats are the most endangered land mammal.
  • The next sentence is true but you must not believe it. The previous sentence was false.
  • Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.



Unanimous Vote - almost

If you are an NFL football fan, you heard the news on Monday that Peyton Manning was named the MVP (most valuable player) by the AP. The voting was one short of unanimous and that one vote went to Michael Vick and was cast by Mike O'Hara of the Detroit News. When I heard that one vote went to Vick I thought to myself, why would anyone vote against Peyton Manning who had an incredible year. I personally know Mike and will have to give him a thumbs down on this one.



Monday, January 10, 2005

The Everyman Photo Awards

  • 1920 photos taken by 1121 entrants
  • 6 categories
  • excellent submissions
  • check them all out
  • my favorite below did not win but was a finalist



Two Wheel Surfing

Dressed in highly durable polyurethane, stainless steel fittings as standard and with a 43cc 2 stroke power plant, this low-weight, high power and thrills model provides a ride of a greater physically aggressive nature. It has the power to climb or surf up those grassy knolls or climb mountain trails. Check out the Wheelman and video. quite entertaining.



Eye drops Good, Super glue Bad

from the Sundaymail, The 78-year-old Wurtulla resident was defrosting the fridge when her eyes started watering and she reached for a bottle of allergy eye drops. But instead of grabbing the medicated drops she got Loctite 401 instant glue. The powerful adhesive was being kept in the fridge to avoid heat damage. "That second my eyes were glued shut and I realized the glue was next to the drops in the fridge," Mrs Horder said.



Relaxing Bike Ride

Today, the couch sits quietly in his living room at home. No medals or ceremonial afghans adorn its backrest. But every so often, in a search for the remote control, cushions will be overturned to reveal some treasure like a seashell or a stone. These, and the memories they invoke, are life's true treasures.
He had many adventures on his Couchbike.....



Pet Casket

One of my online friends walked into work today and discovered her beta fish had died. So I started thinking if pet caskets exist. Lo and behold......, no fish caskets available put they do have pet cremation urns recommended for smaller pets, including fish.



Jamaican Triathalon

Run, bike and swim your way into the Hall of Fame. Select game when you enter the site.