Saturday, February 19, 2005

Greetings

Greeting protocols around the world.



If You Like Cats

If you like cats, go - if not, stay away.



Demon CD's

Nest time you play a CD, you may want to look at it and see if their are any demons in it!



Ball Revamped

A neat little game using only your arrow keys. Get the ball into the square window. Looks easy, but it gets very difficult.



My Friend Stan

Stan is a man of many moods and talents, all with a click of a mouse.



Doodle

Am I missing something here? Do I just doodle on a box, is that all there is to it? I know you can choose different boxes, colors, etc, but is that it?
I have been away for a bit due to blogger issues, but come on, there has to be more to it than just doodling.



Friday, February 18, 2005

Still Having Blogger Issues

Friday, February 18, 2005

In the past several days, we've seen some performance problems with Blogger. In general, the app has been slower and users have encountered an increased number of Internal Server Errors.

We are aggressively fixing the source of the errors and have pushed several fixes in the past few days to address the problem. There is additional work to do to return Blogger back to a more responsive state - and we're on it.

Sorry for the problems but right now there is not much I can do.

Hamster Powered Clock

Switzerland became famous for watches -- not because they were brilliant engineers -- but because their indigenous hamsters were exceptionally accurate timekeepers.



Thursday, February 17, 2005

Flea Circus

Simply amazing flea tricks. They will mesmerize and entertain you for hours.



The New Bugs Bunny

Noooooo! What did they do?
from the ny daily news, The carrot-chomping smart aleck is making a comeback - as a futuristic, slimmed-down superhero.
The extreme makeover also revamps Bugs' buddies Daffy Duck, Road Runner, Tasmanian Devil and Wile E. Coyote in an attempt to charm young audiences with old favorites. But the changes have Looney Tunes fans hopping mad.
"It's just not Bugs Bunny," said Washington Heights resident Andrea Diaz, 36, looking at images of the new Bugs. "If they're going to make him so different, why not just come up with a new character?"



Blogger Issues - Back Again

This morning blogger was running fairly smoothly for me, then, bam, could not post, edit, etc. Contacted Blogger and finally received an answer.

Hi there,

This error is due to a temporary problem in the new version of Blogger
that was recently released. We are gradually getting this corrected for
the various blogs it affects. If you are still receiving the same error,
please check it again over the next few days and it should be fixed soon.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

Sincerely,
Blogger Support

I apologize for not providing many posts recently but it is next to impossible to post anything without taking at least an hour of time for each post.
Also, I wish they would post this information on the "known blogger issues" so people like me can get updated without having to go through an email procedure that takes at least 18 hours to get a response.

Retro-Gram

Retro-Grams are not just another e-card: your message created on a carefully crafted telegram delivered via e-mail. Retro-Grams are free, fun and easy to send, and a little thrilling to get.



The Somerville Gates

Often Hargo's The Somerville Gates has been compared with Christo's The Gates, Central Park, New York City. These comparisons have been unfair; sometimes the media has exaggerated -- even lied -- about the similarities. The differences, however, are many.



Arthur Rackham Illustrations

Arthur Rackham was a prolific English illustrator at the end of the 19th century. Rackham's haunting and dreamlike style has added to the enchantment and fantasy of the children's literature and his imitators are many. These collections include illustrations of Arthur Rackham, from The Ring, Midsummer Night's Dream, Twilight of the Gods, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, Alice in Wonderland, Mother Goose, Undine, Wind and the Willows, Gulliver's Travels, and others.



Dice Collection

A huge collection of dice. I never knew so many styles existed. They even make glo in the dark die.



Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Blogger Problems

I have had a stretch of bad luck with blogger lately. Almost impossible to post anything on Kukla's for the last two days. Blogger is working on the problem and has assured me it will be corrected by tomorrow morning.
Please stop back on Thursday for a major update.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Black box sees into the Future

Deep in the basement of a dusty university library in Edinburgh lies a small black box, roughly the size of two cigarette packets side by side, that churns out random numbers in an endless stream.
At first glance it is an unremarkable piece of equipment. Encased in metal, it contains at its heart a microchip no more complex than the ones found in modern pocket calculators.
But, according to a growing band of top scientists, this box has quite extraordinary powers. It is, they claim, the 'eye' of a machine that appears capable of peering into the future and predicting major world events.
The machine apparently sensed the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Centre four hours before they happened - but in the fevered mood of conspiracy theories of the time, the claims were swiftly knocked back by sceptics. But last December, it also appeared to forewarn of the Asian tsunami just before the deep sea earthquake that precipitated the epic tragedy.



The Security Ball

Security guards beware, the security ball wants your job.
The device, developed at the University of Uppsala, acts as a high-tech security guard capable of detecting an intruder thanks to either radar or infra-red sensors. Once alerted, it can summon help, sound an alarm or pursue the intruders, taking pictures.
It is capable of travelling at 20mph, somewhat faster than a human being. Even worse for intruders, the robot ball can still give chase over mud, snow and water.
The ball relies on an internal pendulum to control its motion which, when shifted, changes the centre of gravity and starts it rolling.
Other devices, including microphones, cameras, heat sensors and smoke detectors are mounted on its central axis.




The Zeer Pot

Prevent your sorghum and millets from going bad, use The Zeer Pot.
The zeer is a large pot inside which fits another smaller pot with a clay lid. The space between the two pots is filled with sand, creating an insulating layer around the inner pot. The sand is then kept damp by adding water at regular intervals; generally twice a day.



Sunday, February 13, 2005

Sunday - A Day of Rest

No posting on Sunday here at Kukla's.

Feel free to look around though and please remember to come back on Monday.