Sunday, December 31, 2006

How to Tell When a Relationship is Over

Since this is British humour, perhaps Steph will find it funny.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Walking Table

I looked for this after Alex on Digg freaked out. It walks like a spider?

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Sacreligious, no?

Children, this is what happens to your toy cars when you leave them at Poppy's house

How will the next generation read and write?

"Linguistic class divisions are growing in the U.S.," says Bruce. "My sense is that young people show enormous potential for creativity--just look at YouTube, graffiti, new music, and so on. At the same time, society tramples that creativity for the many oppressed by poverty and racism, and for the young people who have their lives defined by consumerism and mass production."

The Tragic Bicycle Accident, Be Careful

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Sushi 5 - Tustin, California

$1.99 for sushi? This place might be worth a try.

The Kaiten-Sushi Experience

An all-consuming pink

Thank God I can "brain" today!

zzztimbo's reviews

Take that, James Rutz: Soy gives you big balls.

"There is also no research to indicate that soy consumption decreases penis size or makes people gay. There is some marmoset research showing that infants fed with soy formula milk experience puberty normally and have the same penis length as their twins. Soy formula milk-fed marmosets actually had greater testis weight than their twins."

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

TED : Jeff Han (2006) Ideas Worth Sharing

A Pack of Goldens versus a cat

Strange as hell looking Ety8

If only these things were a little cheaper. My Grado SR-60's at work are on their last legs. I've already sent them in once for repair and purchased replacement ear pads. It is time for an upgrade. I've thought about getting a higher pair of Grados. I've also considered AK-701s.

Should I sacrifice performance in favor of convenience?

Google's stroke of genius in Google Desktop

I've been searching a long time for a windows equivalent to Mac's Quicksilver. I think I've found it: Google Desktop's Quick Search Box feature.

The default setting is to hit ctrl twice. This brings up a looking rectangular box in which you can type your query. You can then arrow down and choose between search options. The key attribute that wins me over is it's responsiveness.

Is white noise better than music in the background?

Maybe I can play this really really loud when I want to have private conversations at work.

Herman Miller's "Babble"costs $395 according to the article.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Oh no, Wil Wheaton is wearing Steph's tshirt.

Now washedup movie stars are wearing tshirts that I buy. I bought this tshirt for Steph right before her bday alcohol binge.

Here's another smoe with the same barfing clown tshirt.

I once thought was cool because no one knew about it. If I bought a shirt from there, I deemed it very low on the probablity scale that I would encounter another human being with the exact same shirt.

This is no longer the case.

I remember seeing someone at a club in Anaheim with my bird with a jetpack tshirt (I've also been told it could pass as poop with a rocket). I have seen someone with my once favorite sad robot - unrequited love tshirt eating ramen in Little Tokyo, though her tshirt was yellow and mine is green.

Coolness by obscurity is no longer! Well... at least for threadless tshirts.

Word of the day

In the context of United States government documents, redaction (also called sanitization) generally refers more specifically to the process of removing sensitive or classified information from a document prior to its publication, during declassification.

Redaction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Monday, December 18, 2006

Forget iPhone, Think Google Phone

The Observer of London is reporting that Google might be working with HTC and mobile/telecom giant Orange to build a Google Mobile Phone, which could possibly have Google software inside the device, and would be able to do many of the web tasks smartly. The device, article speculates, could go on sale in 2008. (Of course, we would all have forgotten by then… if it doesn’t happen.) Orange and Google, both declined to comment.

Read the story here

Friday, December 15, 2006

This for me is the RTM (Remember the Milk) Killer

The ease of use of a CLI for adding notes, todo lists and calendar due dates is amazing. I find that it is far easier and far faster to use
stikkit over rtm.

Stikkit even has a reminder feature where it will email you and SMS you with a reminder before 10 minutes before your event. If no time is specified, then it will email you at 9 am. It would be nice if you could specify the amount of lead time before the event to remind you. It would truly make no sense for it to remind me the morning of my Mom's birthday that I need to buy her a present. I suppose I could set up my due dates accordingly.

I would like walls like this everywhere I work.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Thursday, December 07, 2006

"He was always trying to learn more, always gorging himself on new information...I don't think James slept much."

"I saw myself in James," Magtoto said Wednesday after learning of Kim's death. "I liked him because he loved his family the way I love my family. Whatever it took, he wanted to give them everything they needed."

James Kim: 1971-2006 | CNET

Datsun 280z Commercial

Blast from the past, great old school commercial featuring the 280zx and Steve Wozniak

What an angry sasquatch

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Truly sad

Poor doggies have developed tumors from being at ground zero while searching for survivors on 9/11

What a tragic ending.

Geeks are smart

James Kim, the San Francisco man who has been alone in the Oregon wilderness since Saturday, has been leaving markers of clothing and bits of maps as a trail for searchers to track, authorities said today.

Missing dad leaving clothing and map markers / Kim family initiates dropping of care packages

Sneaky Driver
It really doesn't pay to be sneaky.

Wrap me like a turkey then!

The beam penetrates clothing, but not stone or metal. Blocking it is harder than you might think. Wearing a tinfoil shirt is not enough -- you would have to be wrapped like a turkey to be completely protected.

Wired News: Say Hello to the Goodbye Weapon

I think its better to stink up the plane with your farts than it is to strike a match on board.

The passengers and five crew members were brought off the plane, together with all the luggage, to go through security checks again. Bomb-sniffing dogs found spent matches. The FBI questioned a passenger who admitted she struck the matches in an attempt to conceal body odor, [Lynne Lowrance, a spokeswoman for the Nashville International Airport Authority] said. The woman lives near Dallas and has a medical condition. The flight took off again, but the woman was not allowed back on the plane. "American has banned her for a long time," Lowrance said.

Boing Boing: Flatulence forces plane landing

6 Ways To Boost Your Mental Acuity At Work

Whether you
’re having trouble concentrating at work or you just need an extra mental kick to make it through your finals, there are some easy tricks that can improve your memory, concentration and focus.

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Secrets of Google's PageRank algorithm -- math inside!

Ever wondered how Google's search really works? David Austin lays it down like a clown in this in-depth exposition of PageRank and it's juicy eigenvalues.

read more | digg story

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Faking retardation is easier for some than for others

For nearly 20 years — ever since Pete Costello was 8 — his mother has collected disability benefits on his behalf. In meetings with Social Security officials and psychologists, he appeared mentally retarded and unable to communicate. His mother insisted he couldn't read or write, shower, take care of himself or drive a car.But now prosecutors say it was all a huge fraud, and they have video of Costello contesting a traffic ticket to prove it.

Man Accused of Faking Retardation

These are powerful words

Hastings described the area as steep and thickly wooded, but said he was confident rescuers would find Kim.

Pants found during search for missing SF dad

James Kim still missing

Monday, December 04, 2006

There is some hope

A cell phone tower received a signal from one of the family's cell phones at about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday near Glendale, but officials say the signal is only an indicator the family could have been within 26 miles of Glendale at that time

Cell phone signal narrows search for missing CNET editor | Tech News on ZDNet

JPG Magazine!

Smart with daring fireball flair

Things don't look good

The last known person to interact with the missing Kim family of San Francisco said Sunday night that she remembers seeing four happy travelers finishing their dinner in an Oregon highway restaurant and departing for a late-night drive in the rain.

OREGON / Missing S.F. couple, kids last seen at restaurant

I had to put the kibosh on my plans to attend medical school.

ki·bosh (k?'b?sh', k?-b?sh') pronunciation

kibosh: Definition and Much More from

Friday, December 01, 2006

Cylon costume commercial:
Cylon Roomba

Nike+ IPod = Surveillance

If you enhance your workout with the new Nike+ iPod Sport Kit, you may be making yourself a surveillance target.

read more | digg story
a real life google maps marker
google video

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Fixing the Plane's Wing with Duct Tape -- India

Forture cookie fortune of the day

"A messenger will soon bring good tidings."

I hope by "messenger" it means my recruiter and by "good tidings" I hope it means an offer letter.

A Google tour (Kirkland, WA)... so they do exist!!!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Zune can't be gone zune enough

"Yes, Microsoft's new Zune digital music player is just plain dreadful. I've spent a week setting this thing up and using it, and the overall experience is about as pleasant as having an airbag deploy in your face."

The social aspect of the device was interesting to me. I suppose if the device were popular and ubiquitous enough (like the ipod), it would allow you to discover strangers that shared your taste in music. It would be an interesting dating tool.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Friday, November 24, 2006

Marissa Mayer at Stanford University
Shortarmguy's Black Friday

"My Christmas is ruined!"

Friday, November 10, 2006

Samsung makes a sentry robot with machine gun that kills on sight!

This perfect killer will be set up on the DMZ separating North Korea and South Korea next year, as if you needed another reason to stay the hell away from the DMZ. Check the really unsettling promo video after the jump.

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Pimp vs Karate expert

Does she look like Steph with darker hair?

Idle hands are the devil's playground

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Watch for the weatherman at the end. Apple Ad Contest

MacRumors Apple Ad Contest: Coming zoon by ATD

Asimo in Africa

Good riddance

I need one of these.

Parent-Teacher Conference -- Vindicated!

The teacher agreed with almost every thing I've said about raising an 8 year old. 

1) They should be able to wake up on their own in the morning with an alarm clock.

2) They should be able to pick their own clothes and dress themselves. 

3) They should have more chores and responsibilities. 

4) They should be allowed to use their own judgement and make mistakes.

5) They should suffer consequences for their actions. I have said this a million times, "She acts out because there are no consequences to her actions."

6) They should be reading more books instead of playing. 

7) They should not have to be told to clean their rooms.

8) There needs to be a consistency in message between parents. 

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

How soon before your drive-through order is handled in India?

When Jairo Moncada pulled up to the drive-through at Wendy's in Burbank, Calif., for his usual cheeseburger, fries, and soda, he knew things looked different. There was an extra lane. But the 25-year-old could not see the biggest change: The woman taking his lunch order was sitting 3,000 miles away at a computer terminal in Nashua.

read more | digg story

Google: We'll Begin Public Tests Of Google Audio Ads By Year's End

Web search leader Google is hiring scores of radio sales people and is spending heavily in a bid to expand its position in the $20 billion radio industry. Google spokesman Michael Mayzel said this week that the company will begin a public test of Google Audio Ads by the end of the year.

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one dog one child

BEIJING (AFP)—Beijing has launched a “one dog policy” in an effort to curb a sharp rise in rabies linked to the ballooning population of unregistered canines.

Seed: Beijing Launches 'One Dog' Policy

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Our ancestors are cute and like to swim.

The recently captured dolphin developed an extra set of flippers from these limbs that are about the size of human hands.

Dolphin With Four Fins May Prove Terrestrial Origins

Weimaraner Puppies

soooo.. cute.
These boots are made for walking!
Suza vs Jay

This is a good discussion.

What books should be on my "personal CS degree" reading list?

What books should be on my "personal CS degree" reading list? | Ask MetaFilter

Speed bump in Dubai + flying Gallardo


President Bush Uses

He uses "the Google."

Circumcision appears to reduce STD risk

Circumcised males are less likely than their uncircumcised peers to acquire a sexually transmitted infection, the findings of a 25-year study suggest. Circumcision may reduce the risk of acquiring and spreading such infections by up to 50 percent, which suggests "substantial benefits" for routine neonatal circumcision.
Good for me.

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Does this guy look like me?


Vote | Uncrate

I get a warm fuzzy feeling inside when even my gear/gadget website cares about the Vote. Now boys and girls, go and vote Democrat today.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Fart Fire Explosion

Why would anyone?

Why would some claim to be going out to shop for groceries with a friend and then proceed to get dressed up in nice clothes. Why would said person then return home at a God-awfully late time, with no groceries, no less. This is not the first time. All the while, I am at home, I can not sleep, I have to work the next day (said person does not have to work the next day) and I can not leave the house because I am baby sitting said person's child. Why?

Google growing larger than Microsoft?

Some prediction state that at the current rate, Google will have a market cap larger than Microsoft within about 4 years. I say that based on the "Economy of Attention", Google have already crossed the "tipping point" and WILL be larger than Microsoft. Check-out why.

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Sunday, November 05, 2006

What Is Web 2.0? Short Version documentary

Friday, November 03, 2006

World's Sushi Supply to Run Out by 2048

Scientists predict that without major changes to human seafood consumption patterns, the world's oceans will be fished dry by 2048. Takeru Kobayashi unavailable for comment.

read more | digg story

Thursday, November 02, 2006

GTI Service

mileage: 136539

replace main belt (serpintine belt)
replace air filter
replace gear oil (transmission)
replace oil filter
replace oil (i provided oil)
replace cabin filter
replace fuel filter

water pump is leaking, watch coolant levels.
inner cv boots spraying. will replace them when transmission needs work.
MAF needs replacing
clutch noise is throw out fork noisy

paid $422.66

Ultimate Programmer Reference Resource (with Ajax search)

You can find any function/class/tag/style in 2 seconds using this search service. Works with most of the technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Perl, Ruby, Oracle, PHP, XSL, ActionScript, ColdFusion, C/C++ and more.

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Meet the Google Reader Team

Nick Baum, product manager on the Google Reader team, and Jason Shellen, new business development manager at Google, sit down with Scoble in front of the Google Master Plan 2.0 to talk about Google's news aggregator .

read more | digg story

Look at the priest!

Remember Joe Kraus?

asian rapping

why is this a popular video?

Will It Blend? - Marbles
the perfect girl-friend

Drugs my dad is taking

Apparently my father had a stroke and didn't realize it was a stroke and then decided to go to see the doctor a few weeks after the fact. His major symptoms were numbness and pain in his right arm (or was it the left arm).

He's currently taking indoethacin, atenolol and aspirin.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

"Senior" Prom!

Django Book - Online *FREE* Beta

The Django folks will be publishing a book on the python web framework early next year. But they have just put up the first two chapters of the online version. They will be releasing new chapters every couple of weeks and the online version will always be free to read and redistribute.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

I love you more

It's the Pepsi Girl again!


Google makes another acquisition

Google's efforts to offer hosted applications, such as word processors and spreadsheets, mesh with JotSpot's strategy to build online productivity applications, Kraus wrote.

Google buys JotSpot, dips into wiki world | CNET

Monday, October 30, 2006

Wallstrip: Google Buys YouTube


The best freeware Mac apps

This is the real list, no shareware... very high quality and some open source. I don't want to be called a spammer but I created this and am hosting it on a cheap ad-less tripod site.

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Haunted Mansion Fireworks Display

mentos + pepsi + red-headed girl


Sunday, October 29, 2006

In Teens' Web World, MySpace Is So Last Year

"Teen Web sensation MySpace became so big so fast, News Corp. spent $580 million last year to buy it. But now Jackie Birnbaum and her fellow English classmates at Falls Church High School say they're over MySpace. "I think it's definitely going down -- a lot of my friends have deleted their MySpaces and are more into Facebook now," said Birnbaum."

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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Google Factory Tour

Google Factory Tour event on 5/19/05 at Google's Mountain View headquarters.

Friday, October 27, 2006


We tend to define “power users” differently in the PC and Mac camps. In the Mac world, we consider power users to be the people who do a lot of Photoshop or video editing, and sometimes the serious gamers with tweaked out systems. We define power users by their applications more than their hardware.In the PC world, power users run fast Pentium and Athlon processors, which are overclocked more often than not. They choose their hard drives, video cards, and other components based on performance. The goal seems to be having the best hardware, not productivity.Using cars as an analogy, PC hardware users build tricked out hot rods while Mac users buy production cars and trucks to get the job done.

  Defining the Apple “Power User” by Apple Gazette

Taking Wi-Fi power to the people

The Spanish start-up FON wants you to help it unwire San Francisco and other cities around the globe by providing ubiquitous Wi-Fi access.

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It almost looks edible.

Bits & Pieces: Big Mac pumpkin