Monday, December 14, 2009

Cuteness Factor

The Cuter the animal, the more likely it will be decimated by Global climate change in the next ten years.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Crack A Master Lock

Here's a way to drastically reduce the numbers attempted to guess a locks combination.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Well Trick or treat counts were Up again.
We had 123 this year.
We were not at home last year, so I don't know how many we would have had, but we did have 8% more this year than we had in 2007.
Year Total
2005 66
2006 97
2007 113
2009 123


This Teacher seems fun.
He seems a little like Randy Pausch

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Sunday, September 06, 2009


I finally found a website that can change my text.
(Sometimes I write an entire line of code before i realize the caps lock is stuck)

Now there is a Text utility that can fix it. Yes it does require cutting and pasting.

I don't even know the name of the site. StreetPC?
Here is the link.

Text Utilities by Adrien Lavoillotte is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 France License.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Flip It // ʇı dı1ɟ

ʇxǝʇ pǝddı1ɟ oʇ pǝʇɐɔıpǝp sı ʇsod sıɥʇ

I have no idea how this works?
I think that it uses special characters, not a special font.
Flip it

"Basically, it uses letters that are 180° rotations of other letters to spell a sentence upside-down -- some letters are in the Latin alphabet (e.g. "u" and "n" are rotations, as are "p" and "d") while others are used by linguists to represent certain sounds, and were therefore included in Unicode."

Earth and Moon

The relative distance in a photograph

Here is the website.

Here are some more great Moon Facts

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Apollo11 Launch

Yeas I know 40 years and a week late.
I can't think of many other indistinguishable sounds like that of the Rocket Flames.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Now This is Flying

wingsuit base jumping from Ali on Vimeo.

Double click to get a Full Screen View.

United Breaks Guitars

Satire is sometimes the best revenge.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Corn growth

I planted a couple of seed packets in the back yard the first of April.
This grouping is from one seed packet. ( about 100 seeds)
About half of the seeds grew up to be plants large enough to produce ears of corn, and about half of those look like they will produce ears large enough to eat.
I picked one ear on July 4th in order to see how it was doing.
It was small, but otherwise perfect. The taste was great.
I couldn't find a gif creator online that would work for me with more than a few frames.
Next year, I'll plant more.

Train of the Month

The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad

They are having a Steam Up a week from Sunday
The engine will make its first public steam-up on Sunday, July 19, 2009 in the the museum's railyard. Steam operations will be from 10:00AM - 4:00PM and the public is invited to this free event.

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Nice examples of painting with light.

Friday, June 19, 2009

A Star is Born

I don't understand the physics behind it, but whenever you add Vanilla extract to milk, it expands out in the shape of a star.

Nestle recalls Toll House cookie dough products

Nestle is recalling some premade Cookie dough because of the fear of E-Coli.
Another reson why you should always make your Cookies from Scratch.

I'll continue to use Nestle Semi Sweet Morsels.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Biking In Toronto

This has the perception of speed.

Biking with 5D Mark II from Sam Javanrouh on Vimeo.

The Bangles

Heard this on the radio today.
Don't know when the original was released, but I like this song.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Wow! What a shirt!

It kinda caught my eye, but after reading the reviews,
"One cannot overstate the utter awesomeness of the shirt"
I gotta get me one of these.
Check out the customer images

Monday, May 25, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Woody's Chalkboard

Woody's Chalkboard on Josh Madison.
Well worth the read.

I've never watched "Around the Horn".
I bet I'd like this guy.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Future Space Colony

This Concept by a Canadian High school Student is detailed to the nines.
The Google Sketchup Blog notes:

You can read all about Eric in this Globe and Mail article from last week. You can even download his report as a full-color PDF. Congratulations Eric – maybe this isn't as far off as most people think.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

SpaceCraft Of the Month

The Buran
I knew this existed, but I didn't know the details.
They say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.
It may come back?

Train of the Month

Chinese Coal Train

Friday, April 24, 2009

Battleship Island

I'd love to explore this place.
I guess it was once a coal mine, with housing that once held the distinction of having the highest population density in th world.
There are probably shafts that go down to coal seams that are underneath the sea floor.
It kind of reminds me of Kowloon walled city in Hong Kong.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


This will keep you busy for awhile.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

The Debt Star

This made me laugh.
Then it made me cry.
Not really, the future will be here soon enough, and it's gonna be alright.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

Super Chimney

This sounds like a good idea.
Build it into the side of a mountain.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Kodak uses threats to get you to fork over cash

I have used Kodak Gallery to share photos with Friends.
It was a Free service and I thought that it was pretty good. I personally haven't bought any prints though.
I know that my sister has.
Today I get an Email from them letting me know that they will burn my photos if I don't pay up.
Because you currently do not meet the minimum purchase requirement established by our new storage policy, your stored photos will be deleted from your Gallery account if you do not act soon.
Here is your current status:
Current photo storage:2.10 GB
Purchase requirement:$19.99
Amount you have spent:$0.00
Amount you need to spend:$19.99
Deletion date:05/16/2009

So if I buy $20.00 worth of Coffee mugs and 4 x6's they'll put the matches down, but only for a year.
I think that they pretty much lost any chance of ever selling a camera to me in the future.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Monday, March 09, 2009

Saturday, March 07, 2009


This house looks like it was designed by a famous architect.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009


High Dynamic Range pictures are so captivating.
Lots of pictures here.
Even a tutorial on how to make your own.

Friday, February 13, 2009


One of my all time favorites.
The Amphicar.

I didn't know that Lyndon Johnson had an Amphicar.
I was perusing this site on Presidential Limousines, and they noted that "LBJ used to love to scare unsuspecting guests by driving into the water."

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Its getting closer!
Eventually it will read 1234567890! (Friday, February 13th 2009, 23:31:30 UTC)

Good thing someone built a counter.
Here it is.

What the heck is Epoch time anyhow?

"The Unix epoch is the time 00:00:00 UTC on January 1, 1970."
Of course Excel uses the number of days since 1/1/1900, so the Excel date code of 123456789 won't be here until 03/16/12233. Probably not gonna make that one.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Blog For Sale

I think that the time is right
to hang the old For Sale sign
up on the Blog.
Of course I will accept payments.
I wonder how accurate this is?
Check yours?


Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Motorcycle of the Month

Hubless Monster
I really like the look of this.
It took me a while to figure out how the drive works.
Its friction driven, so there is a smaller drive wheel in between the back wheel and the rear wheel.
Like a Ferris wheel.
According to Amen design's Milestone page, it's 5 years old.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Store Bought Cookies

Yahoo has this article on store bought Cookies.
I think that most of these are horrible, but I would like to try some of the higher ones on the list.
I have to admit, Rita Mauceri and Elycia Rubin are easy on the eyes.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

More Hardware Store Pics

I found the pictures that I took of the Hardware store in Anson.
These were taken in March of 2005, almost three years ago.
You can see that a few more of the upper windows have been broken, but the inside of the building is pretty much the same.
Compare to this post

Friday, January 23, 2009

George Moss Hardware

I was working in Abilene this week, so I drove up to Anson Texas one afternoon.
On the Northwest corner of the town Circle there is an old hardware that closed at least 15 or 20 years ago, maybe longer ago.
The roof of the building has caved in so it is not safe to enter the building.
You can still see the tools and paint cans left right on the shelf or display case.
This is the type of hardware store that I remember going to when I was a kid.
This old store is right next door to the sheriffs office, but I do find it amazing that nobody has broken in and stolen any of the tools.
If they ever can fix the roof, I hope that they can preserve the store as a museum.