Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Crank It Up

This Cool and innovative bicycle crank made in Spain eliminates the "Dead Zone" when pedaling.

I wonder if it will be the new standard, or go the way of the oval shaped sprocket?

Friday, November 25, 2005

Surf's Up Dude

Royal Caribean has a new Ship coming out next year that is going to have the coolest thing.
The Ship is called the Freedom of the Seas.
The ride is called Flowrider, and it is a wave machine mounted right on the ship.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Why 11:00 P.M. isn't so dreaded in the UK anymore.

So now you now don't have to tip 'em back at 11:00 in your local pub.
I guess they are selling 24 hour licenses in some pubs in the England and Wales.
According to the article the 11:00 curfew has been in effect since WWI.
Around here, the bars close at 2:00 a.m. Seems late enough for me?

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Chinese Motorcycles

On my recent trip to southern China, I was astounded by the amount of Chinese motorcycles on the road
They seemed to mostly be Japanese knockoffs, with quite a few genuine Honda, and Suzukis.

I also saw alot like this.
I didn't see too many Yamahas.
I didn't see anything but 125cc.
This guy went to Bejing, and I guess he saw some higher displacement engines.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Gateway Arch

I haven't been in the Arch in years, but it is something that you always remember.

It's actually called the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

The tram way up to the top has cars that rotate similar to that of a ferris wheel gondola.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

The Oracle of Bacon

You know the Six degrees of separation theory that anyone on earth can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than five intermediaries.
Well The University of Virginia has created an Oracle Database that is pretty cool.

It's called the Oracle of Bacon.
You can find an Actors Bacon number here.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

NES Hack

Heres another Controller made into an MP3 player.

I keep finding stories like this.
I like to read about how the people building the project achieved their success.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Remember Rotary Phones

These guys will build you a portable one that you can put your own Sim card into.

I love the DImensions...
Dimensions: About the size of a rotary phone...

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Nasa Pictures

It's amazing how when you look at the Far side of the moon, it looks completely alien.

Lot's more cool Nasa Pictures Here.

Sunday, November 06, 2005


has a good cartoon regarding Big Box stores.
Made me smile :-)

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Christmas Lights

So I'm thinking of converting to LED lights this season for the house.
Actually I threw out some worn out Icicle lights that I had from last season.
The thing that bothers me is that the price for the LED style is still too high.
I am going to keep searching the net for good deals.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

May the Force be with you

I'm not really a Star wars geek, (I guess it depends on who you talk to) but I did like the first three, and the last episode that came out.
Here's a really cool article on How the Death star works.