Saturday, April 16, 2005

PSA- Firefox 1.03 Now Available

It is a slow night, so I thought I would do my duty as a blogger and let Firefox users know the new security update, 1.03 is now available for download.
I have gone through three of these upgrades and have learned quite a bit so I will pass on my thoughts to you. First of all, this new version is a security release and you should install it ASAP.
In previous upgrades, the proper way was to install the new version was to download the newest release, delete the previous release through your add/remove program and then install the new release. That way all of your extensions, themes, settings remained intact and upgraded to the new version. If you just upgraded to the new version, you would see all of those versions in your add/remove list which could cause problems in the future.
With Fx 1.03, I was able to install the new version without removing 1.02 first, and only 1.03 is in my add/remove list. There has been an ongoing discussion which way is correct, and most people feel you can do it the old way by first deleting the older version or do it the new way by just installing over the older version.
Also, there are some extensions that are not yet designed to work with 1.03 but should be available very soon.
If you have any questions, check out this forum and I am sure your question will or has been answered there.

Only a matter of Time

I was just waiting for someone to come out with something like this.

Cartoon Fashions

How well of a dresser was your favorite Hanna-Barbar character?

Test Your Reflexes

Another one of those games that look easy but will frustrate you in minutes.

Be Like Bond

The JB1 uses ST Micro technology to capture highly-detailed images with incredibly small file sizes. After all, you can't imagine James Bond stopping in the middle of a mission to insert another memory card, can you? Sneaking a pic indoors is kept stealthy thanks to LiteSync technology that allows you to take clear images in fluorescent lighting without using a flash.

Friday, April 15, 2005

Wild Parrots

Wild Parrots are now roaming the San Francisco area.

Attack a Tornado

Go into a tornado in this vehicle. The Tornado Attack Vehicle or TA-1, was originally built as a $300,000 Baja trophy truck. In 1998 it was torn apart to be redesigned for a specific purpose: to approach, attack, and enter a tornado in progress. Redesigned, the sleek aerodynamic features make it capable of withstanding forces an F-4 tornado.
Now, check out the videos.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Top 10 Veggie Friendly Ball Parks

The following presents PETA’s top vegetarian-friendly ballparks. PETA lists veggie dogs, veggie burgers, burritos and vegetable wraps as some of the items found at a vegetarian-friendly park

1) SBC Park Giants
2) McAfee Coliseum A's
3) Coors Field Rockies
4) Rogers Centre Blue Jays
5) Citizens Bank Park Phillies
6) Tropicana Field Devil Rays
7) Minute Maid Park Astros
8) Miller Park Brewers
9) Bank One Ballpark D'Backs
10t) Dolphins Stadium Marlins
10t) PNC Park Pirates

SBC Park

Crappy T-Shirt

Anyone who has worked or grown up on a farm with cattle has sooner or later been knee deep in manure (100% real cow manure was the product used to produce these shirts). the idea was conceived after reminiscing about farm chores and the staining ability of cow manure on shirts.
Each t-shirt is hand dipped and has its own unique coloring...stains and all.

We all scream for Ice Cream

A fan of ice cream has created a down home site will any and all information about ice cream. Be sure to go up one level for even more information.

Pigs are hard to Draw

Did you ever try to draw a pig? Well, I am not artist, can't draw a straight line with a ruler, and apparently, other people have problems with pig drawing too.

Extreme Experience

A must see site. View fantastic 360 degree scenes that come to life. You will need QTVR(QuickTime Virtual Reality).

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Sleep Smart

Have you ever felt that you have had a full night’s sleep, but you still feel tired when your alarm rings? When we sleep, we repeatedly move through several cycles of brain activity. It is incorrectly believed that an extra 15 minutes of sleep would make us feel better. What actually makes us feel alert and energetic, however, is being awoken out of the right sleep cycle.
The scientific community has known about this phenomenon for decades, but the technology has not existed to take advantage of it — until now. Enter SleepSmart: an intelligent alarm clock that monitors your sleep cycles as you sleep, waking you at the ideal moment from the optimal stage of sleep. This optimal moment might be several minutes prior to your set alarm time. However, when you wake up, you will be refreshed and ready for action — just as if you had awoken naturally.
I guess you wear this device around your head. Wouldn't it get in the way of your sleep?

Out for a Walk

Discover your psychological and biological motion patterns. Or to break it down for you, see how you walk when you are in a good or bad mood.

What The He..!

I just washed a pair of pants, and I can't believe it, a quarter actually shrank!

A World Record

Twenty one people recently jammed themselves into a Mini Cooper.

Elevator Moods

Surprises at every floor. I enjoyed the 4th.

Great Illustrations

Brian Cronin's illustrations really do have a way of standing out.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Stupid Movie Physics

Did you ever watch a movie and say "No way can that happen!" Well, if you are talking about special effects, you are probably right.
Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics tells you what can and cannot happen in movies.
For example: Ever notice how cars in movies always burst into flames the instant they collide with anything? Our favorite is when a car falling from a high place explodes the instant before it hits the ground. It's as though its gas tank gets panicky and detonates at the mere thought of striking Earth. Fortunately, the physics are not so cooperative.
Gasoline has a very narrow flammable range of about 1.4 to 7.6 % gasoline vapor in air 2. In other words, the vapor-air mixture must be exactly as specified or the gas will not burn, let alone explode! Note that we say vapor. Liquid gasoline must change into vapor before it can burn (although this is no huge problem since it easily vaporizes).
For a car to explode during impact the tank must catastrophically rupture and spew a fine mist of gasoline over a large area so it can vaporize and mix with air in exactly the right proportions. The mixture must then find a source of ignition. Automobile gas tanks are built to withstand a considerable impact force and are usually located in a protected area between the beams of a car's frame. Common ignition sources in the car's engine are generally at the other end of the vehicle.
As portrayed in movies, gasoline tanks are fragile and gasoline so volatile that the vaporizing and mixing process occurs in milliseconds. It always results in an explosive mixture which always finds a source of ignition. Thank heavens it's not so easy or people would regularly be blowing themselves up while refueling at the pump.

The Cook's Thesaurus

The Cook's Thesaurus is a cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools. Entries include pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations, and suggested substitutions.
I do cook occasionally and have used this great resource to find substitutions for a ingredient I do not have.

Travel America

Follow Robert Clark on his roadtrip across America with a cameraphone.


Numerous variations of the dull and boring scene pictured below.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Uh Oh

The Gematriculator is a service that uses the infallible methods of Gematria developed by Mr. Ivan Panin to determine how good or evil a web site or a text passage is.
Basically, Gematria is searching for different patterns through the text, such as the amount of words beginning with a vowel. If the amount of these matches is divisible by a certain number, such as 7 (which is said to be God's number), there is an incontestable argument that the Spirit of God is ever present in the text. Another important aspect in gematria are the numerical values of letters: A=1, B=2 ... I=9, J=10, K=20 and so on. The Gematriculator uses Finnish alphabet, in which Y is a vowel.
Experts consider the mathematical patterns in the text of the Holy Bible as God's watermark of authenticity. Thus, the Gematriculator provides only results that are absolutely correct.

Start Clicking

I am easliy amused with things I can click on. A whole bunch of otions to choose from here.

Tiny Novel

Spanish Physicists have used new data storage techniques to pen the first paragraph of a book onto a silicon chip so small that the entire novel would fit on the tips of six human hairs.
The concept of writing things on small objects has been around for some time, and, face it, flash new storage techniques are about as interesting as a 21 page blockbusting press release on printer ribbon ink. But this act of micro-storage was done just to break the ice at a party to celebrate the 400th anniversary of publication of "Don Quixote" so we have to admire them.
Pictured below is my first novel on the chip.


The Skin Project

The purpose of the Scan your Skin project is to create a massive database including as many different skin characteristics as possible.

Create a Banner

Enter your parameters, get creative and enjoy.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

No Posting on Sunday

Flowers are starting to appear, trees are budding and the warmth of the sun tells me today will be a great day to be outside.
Enjoy your day and see you tomorrow.