Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Phone Number Geolocator

This is a cool little web tool that uses the Google Maps API to plot the location of phone exchanges on a map. Could be useful for finding the general location of an unknown phone number.

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Redfin - Real Estate in Seattle and San Francisco

Redfin - Real Estate in Seattle and San Francisco

Will this be the best way to buy a home in the future?

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Friday, May 26, 2006

Jaywalking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jaywalking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

so a jay is a rube. i didn't know that.

Study: Drinking daily can bring health benefits -- for men

I had to put my beer down to post this... drinking reduces the risk of heart disease but the beneficial effects seem to work differently in men and women. They found that for men drinking daily seems to have the biggest positive effect on health while in women the amount of alcohol consumed may have more of an impact.

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Saturday, May 20, 2006

Big in Japan

How come scientists are famous in Asia, and we get Kevin Federline?

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Blast from the past. Huge collection of vintage "quest" games

This guy's got possibly one of the largest lots of pixel-limited 8bit DOS games ever offered on ebay! I remember playing these when I was a kid - no cell processors, no fancy Wiimotes, no 3D, no mouse!

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Amazing â?? Stolen Memory Stick: Honor Among Criminals

Matthew Ryan Hahn glared in disbelief at the digital photographs of a man molesting a girl. She was only a year old, maybe 2. The next thing to do would be obvious -- call police. But Hahn had been convicted of burglary more than once. And the memory card on which he discovered the photos came from a stolen safe.

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Great website showcasing visual effects techniques.

This company has a great website showcasing its effects techniques. Just click on one of the different special effect titles to get a cool example. The Universal Capture effect is interactive!

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New Google tool compiles Java to AJAX

When you deploy your application to production, the Google Web Toolkit compiler translates your Java application to browser-compliant JavaScript and HTML.

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Nintendo Becomes the World's First to Offer Standard Bluetooth Wireless gam

Broadcom today announced a partnership to supply Nintendo's Wii console with the Bluetooth technology that enables the peripherals to interact with the system. According to an official release, Wii will be the first videogame console in history to use Bluetooth as the standard..

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Computer models may replace animal testing

The first realistic software models of human and animal organs are starting to emerge - potentially replacing some of the 50 to 100 million animals used each year for scientific research.

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Sun puts its weight behind Ubuntu Linux

"We will be aggressively supporting the fork that Ubuntu has been doing," Sun chief executive Jonathan Schwartz said at the conference.

"The ideals of that community are relatively familiar to us."

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Monday, May 15, 2006

Symantec CEO says: Go buy a Mac!

It doesn't appear that Symantec CEO John Thompson's next computer will run Windows. "We think more people ought to buy them," Thompson said of Apple's Macintosh computers. The "target-rich" environment created by Windows vulnerabilities means that virus writers and hackers have set their sights on Windows PCs, he said.

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SkypeOut now FREE for US & Canada!

Yes. It is really very, very free. Thereâ??s no prepayment, no minimum use, no subscription, no monthly fee, no nothing. You just download and install Skype and then you start calling. Both the caller and the number called must be in either the US or Canada. There are no strings attached.

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IT is the Most Stressful Profession

IT experts are more likely to suffer from stress than any other professional, according to the survey.

A staggering 97 percent of people working in IT claim to find their life at work stressful on a daily basis.

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Friday, May 12, 2006

darwin ports

everyone should install this [everyone with a mac that is]. i'm going to use it right now to install groovy. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Wii Controller (Remote) showcases 'Doppler Effect'

The Wii controller will have build in speaker. This was demonstrated with Link firing an arrow. You could hear when your stretched your bow from little speaker on the Wiimote, and then when fired, the sound would â??travelâ?? from the Wiimote to your television.

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Autistic Brains May Daydream Less

Autistic patients may lack the ability to daydream normally, say researchers who have found that these people's brains act differently when they are taking a break. Neuroscientists know that a certain network of brain regions fires up when our minds wander, but studies have hinted that autistic patients might have abnormalities in this region.

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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Do 15 Things to Live Until Age 129

Live to 129. "Take heed: Your lifestyle choices are very significant. While there is no way to ultimately defy death, that isn't an excuse to start indulging in vices and neglecting your health. There are plenty of ways to keep the grim reaper at bay â?? and many of these "secrets" result in an improved quality of life."

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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Learn how to use Apple's Automator

This site's full of tours, examples and downloads. Very nice resource for any one curious on how to use that fancy Tiger app.

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this is what happens when a mouse and a keyboard gets down

just look at the picture. pretty neat idea i don't think I could get used to it.

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Friday, May 05, 2006


176.5 lbs

ran 4-5 miles today. 
burned off about 800 cals.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Amazing Future Traffic!

Java applet simulates a perfect meshing of a 6-lane bi-directional 4 way traffic intersection where the delay per car is about .076 seconds, compared to ten seconds on average for a perfectly optimal stop light. Demonstrates what could be done with AI-controlled traffic flow.

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BEES - New Findings in Intelligence and Social Skills

If humans were to take a page from honeybee home hunting, we too could learn to minimize bad decisions, he said."How the scout bees select candidate sites, deliberate among choices and reach a verdict is a process complicated enough to rival the dealings of any corporate committee

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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Offline AJAX Finally a Reality?

Is Apache Derby, the SQL database written in Java, the answer to allowing web applications to run offline? David Berlind of ZDNet thinks so, and he's pointing to Sun's distribution of Derby (JavaDB) as the proof. Can it ever succeed? Is this the rebirth of Java on the client? Or are thick client programs the only way to work offline?

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Monday, May 01, 2006

Bruce Lee's One Inch Punch - The How, The Why, The Wow

Ok, so, "The Wow" is mostly on the viewers part.. and "The Why" - well to basically kick ass. For the How - watch the video.. its pretty amazing stuff! (there are some great old kung fu movie clips in there too!)

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Mac OS X 10.5 to Include BitTorrent client and a sharing-reward system?

According to Mac OS Rumors, Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" will include a system-level "BitTorrent" filesharing client that can be user-customized to 'donate' upstream Internet bandwidth for things like Software Update, in return for rewards such as iTunes content.


I will be sure to "donate" my work's bandwidth. bwhahaha.

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The Best Way to Search Flickr

With this website, you can view Flickr photos in an aesthetic environment.


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