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.

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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.

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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 .

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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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