Friday, December 31, 2004

Jumping out of a plane without a parachute and thinking you will survive? Uh, only if you're Jeb Corlis

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Okay, I think I've seen just about everything now.
Here's a webpage devoted to Ramen recipes

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Need to look up a word? Check out and search 981 dictionaries at the same time.
I wouldn't want this on the other end of my line - Record shark caught
The monster weighed in at over 1000 pounds!

Friday, December 10, 2004

I've never heard of Antony Flew before (contemporary of C.S. Lewis), but it's an interesting change in his life. Quite a switch. But like Socrates says, Follow the evidence, wherever it leads. One step at a time.
Anyway, check out this guy and his change of beliefs.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

This is just to let you know---
I have now posted to this blog 250 times.
YeeHaw :)
Check out these guys and their two year road trip from Dublin, Ireland, to Sydney, Australia.
Read about and see pictures from Ireland, Europe, Russia, China, South-East Asia and Australia.
Very Cool.
I don't rememeber if I linked to this guy before, but he just redesigned his site, and it rocks. The whole thing is in ASCII, but better than that, he's taken movie clips and converted them into ASCII movies!
Wow, this is too cool - Google search, but with spoken results.
Check out Speegle!
Not quite a super hero, but definitely a superfreak

Monday, December 06, 2004

This is definitely one of the coolest sites I've ever seen.
It's - the World's Smallest Website.
It's way cool, but you're going to strain your eyes. All the content on the site is contained in a square 18 pixels by 18 pixels. They do have lots of content though - breakout, pong, pacman, asteroids, tic-tac-toe, pinball, and I don't know how many more.
Check it out, but grab a magnifying glass.

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Of Dreaming Robots...
Really nicely done little CG animation called Blue
Won all kinds of awards (three first places in various competiton, plus other awards) - check it out
Warning though - 238 MB download (But worth it, the short is 23 minutes long).
"Hey, want to go grab a drink?"
"Sure, but only if you're buying."

Friday, December 03, 2004

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Wow, RoboCop becomes RoboSoldier - Robot Grunts Ready for Duty
Okay, this story is a bit of a departure from my normal fare of funny/cool/techie, and all I can say is wow. Fairly inspirational story, I'd say. I'd never even heard of Harlequin Ichthyosis disease before, but this guy has it, and he manages to be a triathelete. Weird disease, but amazing guy.
How can something be so disgusting and so funny at the same time? I can't explain it. You'll just have to check out RoboDump 1.0 for yourself.
Definitely guy humor.

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

NEW TECH NEWS: Transparent Transistors
Very cool - imagine HUDs on your car windowshield

Monday, November 29, 2004

This is pretty interesting -
I t was able to guess my item about 70% of the time.

Thursday, November 25, 2004

You gotta love the stupidness of some people, especially when those people are college kids.
Check out Points in - occassional language from some contributors.
I particularly liked Candie's quote:
"Hey you guys. I can hear what your saying about me. I'm not blind you know."
Frat boys are fun:
"One time I was in the library, and I kept banging my head on the wall to psyche myself up. That was such a bad idea."
Let's learn about geography:
"What is that blue stuff on the map?" -Amanda, looking at a map of Japan
But sometimes, it's just the simple things:
Katie: Hey, what does "Monological VS Dialogical speakers" mean?
Lindsey: Monological's one, dialogical's two.
Katie: Ohhhhh, "VS" means versus! Nevermind then, pretend I didn't just ask that. I got it all under control.

-While reviewing for a speech final
There should be a law about having this much fun :)

Monday, November 22, 2004

Quite a lot of fun - take and create a cartoon character - Southpark Style.
The challenge is trying to make it look like yourself.

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Pictures from the war the news won't show you.
For these ones, scroll past all the text at the top. The text is good though, so maybe give it a read.
For these ones, they're all right there front and center.

Friday, November 19, 2004

Careful what you post online - one day it might come back and snap you on the rear.
I didn't know about this. Did you know about this? Well Big Brother, wait till my good side is showing before you snap a picture.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

I love it when art and tech collide. This is kind of an example of that. Maybe more of poetry and pop culture. Anyway, check outThe Matrix: Reworded. It's all in haiku. Prety cool.
The words are pixels
The thoughts reflect the culture
Together art are
Well, it's good for a laugh (cause it's often true)
Womanspeak vs. Real English

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Take a ride in Zero-G
Pretty amazing picture - 2.5 GIGA-PIXELS - fully zoomable.
So where do I get a camera like this?

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Ready to take a ride on the X-43A Scramjet - at 7,000 miles per hour (Mach 9.8)?
For reference, that's about two miles a second.
Ride 'em cowboy
Of course, speed (and time, don't forget) is relative. For example, back in 1998 Voyager 1 was traveling at about 10.8 miles per second.
That's an advantage of space - no pesky air molecules to contend with.
Read about that here, or a little more recently here. Second site has other fast stuff listed too.
If you're only going to eat once a day - Go all the way

Monday, November 15, 2004

Too Cool!
A robot (for the tech side) and dancing (for the fun side).
Put them together, and what do you get?
The new Citroen C4 - bustin' a move.
If you want to see the ad itself, click here.
(Right-click to download)
Star Wars, here we come - check out "First Light"
Nice little addition to the MTHEL project I posted a while back.

Sunday, November 14, 2004

LOL - Geeks of the world, unite.
Wow - there are a lot of ways to propose, but I've never seen someone use eBay before.
Very cool.

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Take a moment and remember.
Never Forget
Being smart isn't everything, as this woman illustrates.

Friday, November 12, 2004

Once again, life imitating Star Trek (or at least taking a step in that direction - you heard me - now we got NASA working on 3D television.
Pretty cool, huh :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Okay, you don't have to tell me twice. The proof is here.
Just a teaser: "The amount of polyphenols (antioxidants) in milk chocolate is equivalent to that of five servings of fruits and vegetables."
Dark chocolate is better. Coco powder is best.
With winter coming on I should be healthy as a horse with all the hot chocolate I'm going to be drinking.

Monday, November 08, 2004

Amazing amateur astronomer's picture of a moonset with lightening and star tracks.
VERY cool.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Five to ten years, and carbon nanotubes will be possible in practical applications.
(Space elevator, here we come)
Norway sells submarines to Poland, five of 'em, for, get this, .78 cents
They say it's a "symbolic" amount.
Coming soon to a Navy ship near you: Rail Guns

Monday, November 01, 2004

Ah, I wish I'd seen these earlier, to post them. I usually reserve stuff like this for my political blog (not often updated), but with the election tomorrow, they're getting top billing, for a little while at least.
Anyway, check these out:
At, an ad by David Zucker
- When indecision is ok
--quite thought provoking
At, a spoof of Farenheit 9/11, called
- Fellowship 9/11
--also thought provoking - tongue in cheek, but it puts things in perspective
As a direct link/download, the controversial John Kerry video
- Stolen Honor - Wounds That Never Heal
--quite interesting
At a Vietnam Vet's personal page
- The History of John Kerry
--there's so much we never know about a person
This was also interesting - taking a critical look at Bush's lies - hmmmm
If you're a gamer, this will interest you.
If you like to see how animation capabilites are progressing, this will interest you.
If you are using dial-up...well, you can still look at the pretty pictures - you ain't gettin' no video though.
(The vids average 150 megs - smallest at 45, largest at 200)
Anyway, check out the new Half-Life 2 videos
Quite cool, the work they're doing nowadays
Watch how the computer thinks - Play Chess Against It

Sunday, October 31, 2004

Only the essential Latin - updated of course.
To take Nike's catch phrase, "Modo fac."

Friday, October 29, 2004

Relive the 80's - watch Michael Jackon's music videos here
I'd never seen "Thriller" before, but now I have, so I actually know what's going on when I watch "13 Going on 30." Jennifer Garner actually is doing a dance, not having an epileptic fit.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Weird and fun. - visual representation of texts.
Check out "Alice in Wonderland" - it's a trip.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

I can't remember if I linked to them before or not, but they're worthy of a second look either way. You simply must check out Stoneridge Engineering. Shrunken coins and Lichtenberg Figures and Tesla Coils.
Ain't electricity cool!
Talk about a sweet piece of machinery!
You need to check out the Samsung 5-megapixel cameraphone.
Now, the only question is when we'll get them here in the US

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Test your retro skills.
I got 12 out of 18 on "Name that Game"
Who'd a thunk it - down in the muck there be "White Gold."
I did the math. That a tidy little sum he just raked in.
From a 1901 magazine:
"How to Defend Yourself with a Walking Stick"

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Interesting. See who supported who, finanically speaking, state-by-state.
Nice full (and real) color images of the earth, compliments of NASA.
This is pretty cool - Skyshots.
Give it a moment for the music to load and start playing. Quite nice.

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Proof that, sometimes, the English can be straight up strange - Are You a Noodler?

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Isn't this kind of the plotline in a lot of movies (such as "Terminator" and "I, Robot," and in comic books such as "Grey")?
Now we're getting into some interesting applications of science.
I'm talking about sending e-mail and playing video games using only your brain.
Pretty cool!

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Can you Spot The Fake Smile?
I got 12 right.
Get A Sense of Scale.
From the Planck length (1.616x10 [to the -35th power] m - the smallest measurement of length that has meaning) to the distance to the farthest known object (26,000,000 kly or 2.4x10 [to the 26th power] m - quasar SDSS_1044_0125), and just about everything in between.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

New on the nanotech front - Nanomechanical Memory Cells

Monday, October 04, 2004

Ran across this while doing some homework for my Literature, Science, and Technology class. If you are an English buff this is ultra cool.
I'd never heard of it before, but apparently with the Perseus Digital Library at Tufts University, you can do cool stuff like check out what the First Folio edition of Merchant of Venice looked like.
Check it out - all kinds of cool English geeky stuff.
Um, okay - You try to do it.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Coming soon: Terabyte DVDs
Okay, for those of you not in the know, a terabyte is 1000 gigabytes. If that still doesn't make sense, think a DVD that can hold almost 500 hours of video. Think of a DVD that can hold every episode of MASH's eleven year run (263 episodes), plus have room for another two hundred hours or so of commentary.
Yeah, that's a lot of video.
The power of Taco Sauce

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Feeling like life is a little sideways? Well, try searching Google sideways.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Now these are some cool spiders. I particularly like the Jewelled Spiders and the Lady Bird Spiders.
Actually, I never knew they existed before I saw them on this page.
This is scary. Bike locks are not really all that safe. Check out this page.
Worse, this very lock is the one I use.
I predict a sudden increase in bike theft across the country as this info gets out if people don't find a new way to secure their bikes.
Some German dude teaching the basics of hacking. Rather interesting.
How to cover your tracks - Theory and Background
I like section 2: Why you must become paranoid.
Wow, what a world we live in...

Friday, September 10, 2004

Okay, maybe I have a strange sense of humor, but I find this immensely funny. Browse the site, but be forewarned, the humor on it is very strange. I don't like all the strips, but every once in a while I see one that tickles my funny bone. Let me know if you do too.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Life truly is stranger than fiction: "Puppy shoots man in self defense"

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Oh, it is a good day today. Any day I laugh this much, it can't be anything else. Anyway, just found a new site - - it's enough to send you to the hospital with a bellyache. This is one you really have to check out.
Almost everything is good (that I saw), but I particularly liked the "slushpile" files - excerpts from stories people sent in to journals, trying to get them published. Make sure to check them out - Slushpile I and Slushpile II. There's a lot of good stuff though, so browse around.
Check out this site they link to also - - I particularly liked The Elementary School version of the Bible
WOW - now these are some nice macro images - I want a camera that can do this - Kenn Wingle Images
(Bug pics - very cool)

Friday, September 03, 2004

Is this too cool or what! Now you can have stamps with whatever pictures you take (or have, as long as they're not copyrighted). You pay a pretty penny service charge, but it is still tre chic. Check it out at -

Saturday, August 28, 2004

As if they weren't already fast enough. Now we have to deal with Supermice!
(I wonder how long before someone tries to do this with a human...I can see the headline now:
Olympics of 2040 - 100M Record Smashed! Ran in 4.9 seconds!
Moving science one step closer to realizing the (current) fiction of Holodecks, it's CirculaFloor
Add another one to the list of cooltech breakthroughs/inventions. I think I'm going to have to make a page up just for them. Until then, here's aluminum glass
Oh the power of eight pixels, especially when we're talking a Microsoft slip-up
This is a unique combination of scary/wow - Directed Energy Weapons

Friday, August 27, 2004

Ready to go crazy? The try the invisible Mouse Game. Guaranteed insanity.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Fascinating - in real time, it's Earth Statistics
Ah, the wonderful world of geekdom - meet Justin Frankel - inventor of a whole truckload of all that is geek chic.

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Something else fun. Little personality style test. Short, just seventy questions with two choices each. I think I did something like this a long time ago, and I'm pretty much still the same. This free test only gives you part of your profile (two letters), but it's still cool. Check it out.
I came out as an Idealist (NF). If I remember correctly, that stands for "Intuitive" and "Feeler." My whole test was INFP - an Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiver. I guess that part of me hasn't changed. INFPs make up for 1% of the population.
Read the report and find out more on my personal site.
OOOoohhh - now this is cool
(Sorry, only for the California Bay Area)
What to get for your bear beer connoisseur

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Interesting. Someone takes a documentary look at the religious side of President Bush.
George W. Bush: Faith in the White House.
(I didn't know Grizzly Adams had formed a production company!)
Forget looking for aliens in the sky - we got plenty of them in our oceans. Check out these Bioluminescent Organisms that live in the deep deep down where nobody goes. All clear-bodied and glowy. Weird.
And just for chuckles, here are a few more oddities. I find the blobfish particularly interesting/disgusting, as well as the chimaera fish, which is just freaky. Of course, if you just want to have nightmares, make this fangtooth fish, this dragonfish, or this viperfish your desktop wallpaper.
You know, as I think about it, there's probably a reason why these fish live deep deep down where nobody goes...

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Check it out! The ultra-small T-Cube - a computer as small as an orange!
Read about this and a whole truckload of other cool gadgets on
My only question is why is the US always so slow to get the cool stuff? Asia and Europe are always way ahead in the tech cool factor, in as far as what's available.

Monday, August 16, 2004

Two new little things on this site.
One: Blogspot/google made a change on here. Instead of having ads on the top, they put a search bar for users to search my site for past topics/keywords. Seems only to work with older items though, not the most recent. Work in progress I guess. Either that or the bots have crawled my spot for a couple of days.
Two: Added a link to get a daily "This Is True" story posted on my site. Because of size and weird color schemes that I can't control, this has found a home on the very bottom of my site. Fun to read, but I don't control the content, so be forewarned.
Enjoy! :)
Oh yeah, almost forgot - I hate politics, but with so much of it going on all the time, I decided I had to start a new blog devoted just to the nonsense of it that pervades our airwaves and webspace. It is Political Nonsense ( It's a work in progress though, so be kind.
The advancements in tech are going to be so cool in the next twenty years. I just saw the newest thing on the horizon - Metal Rubber. It's so freakin cool.
Just add it to the growing list (here, and here) of cool tech advancements. Last I heard, molecular computing had made a couple more advancements too. Yee haa!

Sunday, August 15, 2004

All I can say is - Don't mess with lions - especially if you're a hyena. When daddy comes home daddy cleans house. Want to see what I mean? Check out the link. It's a lion-hyena war going on.
(You can also right-click and "save as" to keep the video)

Friday, August 13, 2004

Amazing what one can do with time and imagination - Match Heads
Talk about freaky. Don;t watch this in the dark, or when you're alone, or when you're alone with your cat.
It's The Cat With Hands

Red vs Blue

LOL - this stuff is a trip. Someone out there is making little shorts with footage from Halo. Very cool. Check it out as Red vs Blue.

Fahrenheit 911 unmasked

Check this out! Finally someone sits down and puts that facts in order.
It's the first 14 minutes of Farenheit 911, but with the truth texted over Michael Moore's blatant lies and conspiracy theories.
It's a HUGE file though (145 MB), so don't even try if you have dialup. You'll be waiting a week. If you have the throughput though, definitely give it look.

Monday, August 02, 2004

This is just weird. Now, on MSNBC - The bizarre case of the bone-eating worms. Yep, that's right, the worms eat bones. Whale bones to be precise. And get this, the males live inside the females. How's that for weird?
This is just insane. I had no idea dogs were even capable of such feats.
Dog weight-pulling competitions.
There's one dog pictured that is pulling almost five and a half tons!!!

Saturday, July 31, 2004

Learn guitar chords - every guitar chord you've ever wanted - here - in the guitar room.

Monday, July 26, 2004

Ever wonder what the 57th most common word in the English language is? How about the 41,739 most common word? Well, wonder no more - now we have WORDCOUNT to answer these pressing questions.
(PS, #57 is "them" and #41,739 is "elixir" - just so you know.)

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Wow - more toys than you can shake a stick at - I'll take a Sony U70 subnotebook ($2575.00), a Sony Ericsson P800 phone ($625.00), and a Panasonic DigiCAM100 camcorder/camera ($???.??).
Hey, while we're at it, I'll take a Nikon D70 Digital SLR too. Just froogle for the best price on that one.
Everything else is at: Kemplar :: The Spartan LifeStyle Made Digital
Dance, Voldo, Dance - lol
Check out the animation here.

Weird critter sighted in Maryland - read the account and see the pictures.
Looks like some combination of a hyena/warthog to me. I would say it's a carnivore, but it seems to be grazing. Really weird.

Follow-Up to "Read This"

Annie Jacobsen, the Women's Wall Street writer that gave the account of the dry-run terrorist attempt, has posted a follow-up article to her first one. Apparently, her story has been receiving major media attention, and all her facts are checking out.
Read what she has to say - Part II: Terror in the Skies, Again?

Friday, July 16, 2004

Read This

Wow - I don't know what to say about this one - nothing funny about it at all - completely serious and really quite scary. Read it though, and be aware. It is dangerous times that we are living in.
Terror in the Skies, Again?

Thursday, July 15, 2004

What are we going to come up with next???
Check out these Real Hybrid Animals - I think I like the look of the big liger best, and I know for a fact that Beefalo tastes really good.
What do you think?
And while we're on the subject of interesting animals, check out this giant catfish pic - and it's not even the biggest one - scroll down and find a link to one that weighed 227 pounds and was almost 8 feet long - the Po River in Italy has got some BIG catfish.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Very cool site - all kinds of video/animations of space -
The European Homepage For The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope
(they also have just images for dial-up people)
Yep - wow - what can you say to this - Microchips implanted in humans - for "security"
...Big Brother is watching...
/--\ __ /--\
\ @/---\ @/
Oh I'm laughing at this one - This has got to be the number one reason a man should get/stay in shape - click here to see it.
(Can also right click and download)
PS - the link will probably only be good for a week - after that mail me and I can send it to you.
For more such clips, check out

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Hate parallel parking? Well, the answer has arrived - it's the IKP - Evolve Student Project.
Pretty cool stuff.
This is actually kind of cool - Presidential TV ads from 1952 to today.
Some things never change, some things always do.

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Timely little flick - it's Spider-Man: The Peril of Doc Ock - all in Legos! Check it out.
Not quite true to the movie, but still really good.
Well, I said I'd keep an eye out if anything else popped up. Here's a little more about Michael Moore.
MSNBC - "Fahrenheit 9/11" distorts the truth
Slate - Unfairenheit 9/11 - The lies of Michael Moore
The Weekly Standard - Michael Moore and Me
Spinsanity - Dude, Where's my Intellectual Honesty?
Basically, Michael Moore is a liar. But there are a lot of people like that is this world, and there are a lot of people who don't know any better that will be swayed by his lies. Such is the power of media.
It will probably be many years before the falseness of his claims are fully found out, and much time, effort, and money will be wasted in pursuing the ideas he presents. Kinda like Koko the gorilla and sign language (News flash - in case you didn't know, Koko's "learning" of language and communication was "stretched" and edited and did not reflect the truth - Koko didn't really learn how to communicate. That didn't stop tons of money being poured into primate sing language research - even today, it persists).
Actually, I've just found that Moore has a history of lying, "creative editing," and misappropriation of reality. There's more than I care to get into here, but he did the same thing in his last two so-called "documentaries" - "Bowling for Columbine" and "Roger & Me." A little eye-opener about "Bowling" is here. Actually, "Bowling" was not even supposed to be eligible to qualify for an academy award for best documentary, because it didn't fit the submission rules. But Hollywood is liberal enough a little thing like that was able to slip by. C'est la vie.
Look it up for yourself if you want to lean more about Moore.
Okay, end on a fun note - check out The Open Video Project - a wonderful collection of true documentaries and historical videos. Quite interesting.
Oh, and btw - just saw Spider-Man 2 today - it rocked - totally suggest it to anyone.

Just for fun

Well, there was this tongue twister on my mind, but I found so many different versions of it, I didn't know which was the original, so I took and twisted and lengthened a little one of the versions I found. The result is below.
There once was a man named Esau Wood. Esau Wood sawed wood. Esau Wood sawed wood with his wood-saw. Esau Wood always had sawed wood. Esau Wood always would saw wood. Sawing wood was what Esau Wood did. Sawing wood was what Esau Wood would always do. All the woods Esau Wood saw, Esau Wood would saw. Great was the wood Wood would saw and great was the wood-saw with which Wood would saw wood. Esau Wood and his wood-saw were legend.
But one terrible day, Wood's wood-saw would saw no wood, and so the wood Wood sawed was not the wood Wood would saw if Wood's wood-saw would saw wood. Wood was very sad, for his wood-saw would saw no wood. Finally, after many days of having a wood-saw that would saw no wood, Esau Wood saw a new saw saw wood like no other wood-saw Wood saw would saw wood. In fact, of all the wood-saws Wood ever saw saw wood, this wood-saw Wood saw would saw wood as if sawing wood was the only thing a wood-saw would do. So Wood sought to saw wood with the wood-saw Wood saw sawing wood like no other wood-saw would saw wood, and Wood did saw wood with the wood-saw he saw, and the wood sawing was good.
And I never saw a wood-saw that would saw wood as the wood-saw Wood saw would saw until I saw Esau Wood saw wood with wood-saw that would saw wood unlike any other wood-saw would saw wood. Now Wood saws wood with the wood saw Wood saw saw wood. And it is good.
Okay, now my brain hurts.
You know, I've always said that if it can be found, I'll find it - this proves it.

Monday, July 05, 2004

Wow - if you have the resources for a 36MB download, checkout Marco Spitoni's "The Hunt" - a great little CG flick.
(Right click title to download)
Check out the rest of Spitoni's workhere.
This is just cool - IceArt.
(Also, if you click on his "Video Gallery" link, you can find some cool clips of the aurora borealis.)

Friday, July 02, 2004

HAHAHAHAHA - if only you could hear me laughing - it's OrcDance! To the tune of "Can't Touch This" no less.
And while we're at it, might as well include Jim Carrey as Vanilla Ice.
(Both are direct links, so you can right click and download)
This is good plain fun - some guy (I'm guessing his name is Bobby Yang by the site) just tearing it up on the violin.
This is one of those you just gotta check out.

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Michael Moore, Michael Moore - where do we begin? Well, how about here, and here, and here. We'll see if anything else turns up.

Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Another insanely fast cube solver - this lady gets it in as little as 14.33 seconds. Amazing

Monday, June 28, 2004

Get your blog on - check here to get some tips to help improve your blog.
(For example, a drop down menu for your archives.)

Friday, June 25, 2004

Another trippy little interactive java applet - it's Particle Painter!
Quite interesting, actually. Paint with virtual charged particles. Takes a little while to figure out the controls. Make sure to check out the examples page. Some of those are really quite cool.
Ever wonder about "stuff" - like silly putty, sun screen and sticky notes? Find out "stuff" now at - What's That Stuff?
I particularly found it interesting that jello has the same electrical activity on an electroencephalograph as a healthy adult. Weird.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Coolness of sound and animation - it's Animusic!
(Direct link to .mpg file - right click and download)
24 feet tall, 47 feet long, and 224 tons - it's the T 282 B - the world's biggest truck
Pop vs. Soda vs. Coke - at least we get it right in California
And in other shocking news.
Coming soon (maybe) - Human cellphones!

Saturday, June 19, 2004

Courtesy of my cousins, it's "Stick Wars"

Thursday, June 17, 2004

I's a blast from the past with something a little more modern as well - and it is incredibly well done - Breakdancing Transformers!
A big buzz-buzz and an even bigger BUZZ-BUZZ.

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Why'd the chicken cross the road?

The eChicken2003 will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents, and balance your chick book - and Internet Eggsplorer is an integral part of eChicken2003.

Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken?

The fact that you are at all concerned that the chicken crossed the road reveals your underlying sexual insecurity.

What is your definition of chicken?

I envision a world where all chickens will be free to cross roads without having their motives called into question.

And God came down from heaven, and he said unto the chicken THOU SHALT CROSS THE ROAD. And the chicken didst cross the road, and there was rejoicing.

Did I miss one?

Thursday, June 03, 2004

I'm still laughing. They're a bit of a slow download, but worth it - SNL Celebrity Jeopardy.

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

This guy is quite amazing. He has cerebral palsy, but he learned how to create art, using a typewriter! This is old school ASCII art, way old school.
Check him out, quite an inspirational story - Paul Smith.
And while we're on the topic of ASCII art, also check out this guy's ASCII movies - quite fun.
(For best results, and to see the whole picture on the "movie clip" style pieces, change your text size to "smallest". It's under "View - Text Size" in IE. Some of the pages are fairly large, so they will take a while to load. You might want to just right-click and download the pages instead. The html document will run just fine if you save it.)

Monday, May 31, 2004

Revisit the 80's

Oh these bring back memories. Wow, a lot of these shows were really horrible, and yet we loved them. Wonderful, embarassing memories. And the hair styles! You gotta love 'em. Anyway, check this out - TV show intros from the eighties.
Well, most are from the eighties, though a few are older (Star Trek, Buck Rodgers, Addams Family, etc.) They're pretty much all here, everything from "The 'A' Team" to "Who's the Boss", with "Saved by the Bell" and "Miami Vice" in between. Check out Johnny Depp in "21st Jump Street" - he's grown up a bit since then. Eighty-seven shows in all, though there were several I didn't recognize.

Sunday, May 30, 2004

Psychedelic Balls

Just like the title says - Psychedelic Balls - just a really crazy/fun rendering app in flash. Just stare at it for a while.

Thursday, May 27, 2004

I can't help but laugh - why is it that politicians are always getting their tongues tied?

Petals Around the Roses

Alright, I suffered through it, figured it out in approximately an hour and a half. Now you get to play Petals Around the Roses.
Bwaahahahaha (Insane laugh)

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

For all you really geeky tech people out there, this should be quite interesting. I particularly like the OC project (optical camoflage). Check this and other projects out at this Japanese research company's page.
Oh, and one more thing for the geeks. Cisco just unveiled its new router. Going for about $450,000, it will be able to handle 92Tbps !!! For those of you who don't know what that means - (1 tera = 1000 gigas, 1 giga = 1000 megas) - let's just say it's fast, really fast. Like, a breakfast conversation that goes "let's zip on over to Mars (the planet) to catch some lunch, and then run back to earth for the afternoon movie special on channel two" fast. Yeah, that fast.
Check out Cisco's new CRS-1 - the world's fastest router.
Fascinating macro-photography site - [ ]. Really makes me want a SLR camera.
Check this out - WeSupportU. It's a really nice tribute to the men and women in the US Military.

Monday, May 24, 2004

Check out what the engineering students at Harvard are doing in their spare time - Squirrel Fishing!

Saturday, May 22, 2004

The things you can get through online shopping - and it's not even for a Trek convention.

Thursday, May 20, 2004


This is fun - check out the first five minutes of Shrek 2 here.
Just right click to download. Large file though (about 43 megs).

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Must See to Believe!

OH MY GOODNESS! I thought this video was totally fake, but it's NOT! There really ARE such things as GIANT HORNETS! AND, 30 of them REALLY CAN take on 30,000 bees. You really need to see the video to believe it. The link above should be downloadable (though it is almost 19 megs), but you can also try streaming the video by putting
into the "Open Url" box under the "File" button on your Windows Media Player. Whatever you need to do, do it.
For more pics and info, check here. And for those of you who don't feel like doing the conversion, that 5.5cm of the queen is well over 2 inches long. This page also talks about the one way bees can fight back - by cooking the wasps.
Finally, somewhere in the world other than South America has some scary critters (such as my friend the Candiru. Read more about him here and here. And yes folks, it's all true. Read about him if you dare. I do caution you though, some of the pictures are rather graphic. Guys will not be able to read without crossing their legs and squirming.)

Saturday, May 15, 2004

Bored? Try catching flies with chopsticks. I got 15.
You know, this very well could be one version of hell. And you'd know exactly how long you'd been there. Ugh.
WOW - This look s like fun. Anyine want to "spring" for a pair?

Friday, May 14, 2004


Ah, the wonderful world of pranks ;p
If you need a laugh, check out's prank page. They're all pretty great, but I think one of my favs would have to be "The Lid Sign."
Read and laugh my friends, read and laugh.

Thursday, May 13, 2004

THEL - Tactical High Energy Laser

Yep, life is becoming more and more like the movies. We now have an actual laser that can shoot down incoming projectiles. It's called THEL - Tacical High Energy Laser, or just call it the Nautilus.
I actually was able to find a couple of videos of it at work, one of them is here (Link is directly to video file - Right click if you want to download).
NOW, the only problem that remains is to figure out to "have sharks with frickin laser beams attached to their heads." Yeah Baby.
Some people are just plain stupid - PainStation.

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Interesting. I just found out that I share my birthday with Tim Allen, Malcolm McDowell, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, James Maxwell, and William Butler Yeats, among others. Hmm...comic guy, creepy guy, cute girls, computational guy, and compositional guy...
Anyway, check out your own B-Day info here.
323 B.C. - Alexander the Great dies
1373 - World's oldest treaty signed (Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of Allaince)
1892 - Basil Rathbone born
So let's see - a conqueror, a concord, and a clue-meister. Cool!
Very cool pictures of colored smoke - I'm not sure how they were taken, but they're nice. Would make good background images for your desktop.
On second thought and with more perusal, check out the entire site of The pictures are amazing! I especially love the macro work with hoverflies. I never knew they were so colorful!
The Birds of Prey page is incredible also. The whole site actually - just browse around and have fun on it.
Coolness Factor: 10

Sunday, May 02, 2004

If you have the bandwidth to handle a 60 meg download, this is a great little animation short (Rockfish) by BLUR. You'd be surprised to learn how much they do in the industry. Check them out.
Cool Factor: 8

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

This guy is one superfreak - just look at his arms!
Just look what you can do if you put your mind to it and have a few spare parts lying around - table top nuclear fusion!
DVD Easter Eggs - could be fun.
Check it out - all your fav celebs doing ads overseas. Who'd a thunk it?

Monday, April 26, 2004

Got some money? Might want to invest in a tornado in a can. I'm not joking.
Well, people argue if it's really a tornado, but it does do some pretty amazing things. Some people are saying it a perpetual motion machine, because it puts out more energy than is put into it. We'll see. Because of patent stuff the inventor has been kind of hush-hush. Right now the main thing they want to do with it is process chicken parts.
Anyway, read more about it if you want to. I give it a:
Coolness factor:9
Population - Plain and simple.
Uh oh, I'm being close to getting political again, but's interesting what the French Foreign Minister said back in October.
World Politics. Ya gotta love 'em.
I never knew foresty was so techie. Check out the walking foresty machine, developed by a company over in Finland. Very cool. If you have the bandwidth, check out the walking videos too. The thing looks like a giant, mechanized ant. Very mobile, very terrain adaptable. Maybe they could send a modified one of these to Mars???
Coolness factor: 7.5

Friday, April 23, 2004


That's all I wanted to say. Thank you blogger! It pays to blog!!!

Metal Storm

I have seen the future and the future is fast. I'm not kidding. The title on this is no joke. I'd heard of million round per minute weapons, but now I've seen them. Test firing of 180 rounds in just over a hundredth of a second - they sound like one round fired.
It's something you kind of need to see to believe, but if you don't have a fast connection, forget it. The files are huge (over to 330 megs all together), but at least read and check out the pics.
Jaw-droppingly amazing, but a little scary at the same time. Also, fully electronic "smart" handguns. Choice of lethal/non-lethal rounds and thumbprint recognition. That way, you can't get shot with your own gun. You could still get beat over the head with it though.

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Tin-Foiled Apartment

Okay, so you have a buddy who needs a place to stay, and you let him crash at your place. New Year's eve - you go out, he stays home. He gets bored, decides to play a prank on you. You get home and find your entire apartment wrapped in tin foil. And I do mean entire.
That's the story, the pictures are here.

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Check it out! Your screen is not fuzzy, it really is a car made out of Legos. Specifically, a VolvoXC90.
Coolness rating: 8.5

Monday, April 19, 2004

And you thought you had it bad. Check out this true story of a man who has been stranded in an airport for more than ten years.
Weirdness factor: 8
UPDATE 4-23-04
Very weird - right after I read this story this story, I found out that Tom Hanks is starring in a movie that has suspiciously similar plotline. Check it out - art imitating life! As they say, truth IS stranger than fiction.

Sunday, April 18, 2004

Hmmm...interesting piece of news that I haven't seen on any of the main stations - al-Qaida activity.
And about those WMDs? Nothing yet, but check out some MIGs buried in the sands of Iraq.
How does stuff like this not get more widely reported? How come we don't hear about it?
Okay, I tried it and it worked. Open a new Word document and type in "= rand (200,99) " - no quotes. It'll take a second, but it's an amusing easter egg (secret code in a piece of software).
Oh, found it on this site.
Coolness rating: 4

Saturday, April 17, 2004

Give people time, a pencil, and a sharp knife, and amazing things can happen. Check it out - Pencil Carving.
I especially like the ball-joint one in the "To see our wroks" link. Simply amazing.
Problem is, now I want to try.
Coolness rating: 9.5
Want to get your game on? Robo-style? Check out this Soccer playing robot. Very cool.
Coolness rating: 7.5

Friday, April 16, 2004


Wow, this is really amazing. A pictorial tour of Chernobyl, or as she calls it, GHOST TOWN, given by probably one of the few people willing and able to do it. Quite amazing.
Almost 2.4 million people have seen this site, but since it is hosted on angelfire, sometimes bandwidth limitations shut it down. As such, I stripped the whole site (using WebStripper) onto my computer. The whole site is just under seven megs, if you want to get it yourself.
Rating: Simply Amazing

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Okay, this is truly one of the coolest things I've found on the web. It sounds funny, but The Rasterbator is sure to provide a cool new look for one of your walls. Ever wonder how they get those big pics that cover entire walls? Well, here's your chance to get one of your own. Enjoy.
PS - Mail me a pic of your wall when you get it done. I'll try to post mine soon.
Coolness rating: 10+
UPDATE - Okay, here is a sample of a rasterized pic. It's a tree stump I found in Yosemite. To get an idea of the size, each square is a regular sheet of paper. I'll post another pic when I get it and the other ones I made put up in my room.

Friday, April 09, 2004

Easily the most amazing basketball shot I've ever seen. You just have to see the shot that defies gravity.
Coolness rating: 10

Tuesday, April 06, 2004

This is just plain fun. Text-to-speech software has come a long way. Most of the characters are good, but Audrey I think is one of the best. Try putting in a whole paragraph. The foreign languages are fun to play with too.
Fun rating: 7
This one's too good to pass up. Highly imaginative and very well done. Check it out - a robot from a mini cooper.
Someone's done an excelent job of mixing CG with real video.
Coolness rating: 7

Friday, April 02, 2004

I know nothing will compare to the first movie, but still, this is fun - Super Mario - Reloaded.
Coolness rating: 6.5
Life is getting weirder and weirder (and cooler too). First we have AeroGel, and now we have light transmitting concrete. What's next? See-through toilets?
---Wait, they've already done that.
Coolness rating: 8.5, 6, 2
Weird factor: 4.5, 6, 9

Thursday, April 01, 2004

Need a little break? Check out this on-line 3-D ping pong game. It's quite fun.
Coolness rating: 8
Fun rating: 9

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

I'm back! Little hiatus there for the last week. Anywho, here's something new. Kind of a leet speak translator. Only goes one way though. Anyway,check out what you would type like if you were a 12 year old on AIM.

Saturday, March 20, 2004

Um, I don't know if this is actually useful for anything or not, but if you ever need a ROT-13 Translator, there's one here. I used it to translate a solution I found online for Crimson Room.
I'm not sure where ROT-13 comes from, but I think it's a UNIX thing.
(ROT-13, BTW, just is the 13 letter from the letter you actually want)
Oh this is too fun. Def one of the best StrongBad emails ever. It's StrongSad on caffeine!
If you're not familiar with StrongBad, check out more StrongBad emails, and all the rest of the crew over at Homestar
(Note - reloading this intro page will bring up different intro pages - 19 different ones to date)
Coolness rating: 10+ (It's Strong Bad, what do you expect?)

Friday, March 19, 2004

Okay, blogger wasn't working last night, but it seems like it's up and running again. Anyway, here are two links I found I thought were cool. First one is info on how we have come a step closer to Quantum Computing! Exciting stuff. To me anyway. I'm such a closet techie.
The other one is more on a fun side. The very first Superman comic book every. Scanned in and oh so fun to see.

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Remember the Rubix Cube? Have one sitting in your closet hopelessly jumbled? Well, with Cube Explorer you can solve it - usually in under 20 moves!
Now that's cool.

Friday, March 12, 2004

Ah, life is good. Talk a walk with me down the memory lane of The Electric Company - make sure to check out the pinball vid.
(You know - "one two three FOUR FIVE, six seven eight NINE TEN, ELEVEN TWELVE!")

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Well, not as light and fun as usual, but I thought I'd put it on here anyway. Ran across this site while researching for my child soldiers paper. Pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about wars. Quite in depth, and definitely not a read just for fun. This one's about learning, not laughs.

Sunday, March 07, 2004

Thremobaric weaponry - getting mighty futuristic now aren't we. Check out the XM29 - coming to a soldier near you in 2006.

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Ha! Too funny. I found out that according to my Googlism, I am, and I quote, "a stripper at guilty pleasures," "confined to a wheelchair after an incident involving the death of my first slayer," "a handsome man," and "weak willed and enjoys many of the vices that puritanism forbids," among many other things (such as being known as "the long rifle").
So, what's your Googlism? Hit me back and let me know!

Monday, March 01, 2004

Funky Cool - the 'Frozen Smoke' of Aerogel.

Sunday, February 29, 2004


Whatever you do, DON'T CLICK HERE!
You are warned.

Saturday, February 28, 2004


You know you wish you were a kid again when you can make Trogdor! in Legos. Wait - why do I need to be a kid?
Trogdor! Burninator *da da Da* Burninating the countryside - TROGDOR!
Oh, and just in case you don't know who/what Trogodor is, find out the Origin of Trogdor in one of the most famous StrongBad emails ever. (And if you don't know who Strongbad and HomeStar Runner are, you really need to get with it.)
For example, even the characters on TV's "Buffy" know about Trogdor. Watch this clip to see.

Friday, February 27, 2004

Wow, this is some pretty up-close and personal footage and stills of a ThunderBird jet crash. Check it out. I don't know if I would have had the nerves it took to wait for the head on shot. It's truly amazing though.

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Ooga Chakka Hooga Hooga Ooga Chakka - it's Mr. Baywatch himself, singing a classic in quite a funny way.

Saturday, February 21, 2004

Um, my mind is spinning - that is definitely the freakiest, trippiest collection of flash that I have ever seen. My mind is still reeling. If you dare, Check it out for yourself.

Monday, February 16, 2004

Tell him you want this one for your engagement ring.

Monday, February 09, 2004

Part of history is still alive - it's a bird that belonged to ...
Interesting little article about LOTR and the spirituality in it, as viewed by its actors - Tolkien v. Jackson

Thursday, February 05, 2004

Okay techies, check this out - a new burnable disk bigger than my laptop hard drive coming out in May. --WOW--

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Say it with me - "Ooooh, Fire!"
Wow, check out this way cool scientific animation of the Mars Lander. If you have BitTorrent you can download a DVD quality file - 320 megs though. Luckily, smaller files are available.

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Oh, yeah, this is what I want MY child to dress in. I can just hear it now.
"But, all the other kids get to dress like pimps!"

Saturday, January 10, 2004

Speaking as I was earlier about memories, how about Etch-A-Sketch?
Wow, this looks pretty amazing. Getting your own handwriting as a font on your computer.
Haven't had a chance to try it myself yet, but when I do I'll let you know how it works.
This is just so cool - and such a memory rush. Anyone want to buy me a 10-in-1 Atari Joystick? I promise I'll share.
Just wanted to give a head up to anyone who wanted space to start a free website. At you get 12 MB of free space, with a .5 Gig bandwidth limit, and you can choose if you want the supporting ads to be pop-ups, banners, inline, or tower. Personally, I would go with pop-up, since so many people have pop-up blockers anymore anyway.
Have fun, and happy site building!