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.

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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.

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a real life google maps marker
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