Thursday, May 31, 2007


I really feel like I've sabotaged nerdy tales, and maybe I should go back and clean up my own blog as i seem to be an over contributor here, but I just can't help myself.

it seems the grad students in turkey are much more capable than anything I've read about from US students. these guys built a particle accelerator with some old parts from a TV, a salvaged vacuum pump and some weaseling at the gas company. now thats just cool. read more on accelerators at the highly respected and most accurate source of wikipedia

excel pivot table help

I've been doing so much with pivot tables lately. heres some helpful stuff I found for when I have to do this again.

google desktop dies

Google desktop died and i'm not sure why. a reinstall made it work again. seems others have had this problem too. some blame MS, but it may be googles fault?

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Monday, May 28, 2007


I'm having trouble controlling myself from clicking the cool picture at egyptarchive

Saturday, May 26, 2007

crap lapper

check out 24 hours of LeMons to read participants pictures and stories and review Fritos Banditos team.

that is $500 well spent.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Media Sorter

neal sent me this link to a media sorter. this could be way useful for helping to organize those pictures that keep collecting. it will rename the file based on the exif data (like year, month, day).

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

tie my name?

i'm not sure how I feel about someone tying my name to something that i did go to some lengths to keep anonymous. Dan may be right, theres nothing we can do to stop information.

Gmail Theater

Monday, May 21, 2007


google has a new method for distributing networks, Tisp: going with the flow

jen: Look for the PHD's you'll like them.

USbank doesn't bank

I stopped on the way home today to fill up the bike and the pump denied my card. I figured I just put in the security check zip code wrong so I scanned it again. like a nice pump, it again prompted me for my zip and proceeded to appear to do something but alas..... "SEE CASHIER" is all the LCD would tell me. I had 50 miles left on the tank so I headed up to the next town to fill up. no surprise, the exact same sequence of events commenced there. so I filled up and then gave the cashier my card to swipe thinking it was just the mag strip or something. after 5 minutes or so (and alot of mashing on the keyboard) the guy gave the card back to me and said it was rejected. not completely giving up, I gave USbank (they underwrite my visa card i guess) a call and the automated computer system said it was having technical difficulties and I could would I like to speak to a normal person... "YES".. i yelled into the phone.

heres the best part. the guy said EXACTLY what the computer did. i'm sorry, our computers our down. I can't help you. when I asked when they would be back up, he said 9am tomorrow! wow... great

I logged onto USbank and it looks like these guys are in trouble. even their internet banking is down. my company does sell some triple redundancy equipment, maybe usbank should invest in just a little of it.

this guy seems to be having troubles as well.

shoot it down

hovering surveillance looks like an interesting target for wrist rockets and crossbows.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Friday, May 18, 2007

100W wind generator

Wind the coils by hand, salvage the magnets out of hard drives, and fire up the wood working saws to make a 100W wind generator. kinda sounds like fun.

(found way down in the depths of


This is the kind of crappy pyramid scheme kev may be interested in. seems it has its roots in alladvantage (anyone besides me remember that one?) i'm sure kev will give us the skinny on it and if these 'shares' on the london stock exchange are real or not.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

peel the onion; TOR

boingboing had an short post about TOR being intercepted in Washington (dc, I presume).
Very interesting readings here and here.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


this blog has a very nice take on fashion. the pictures may make you cringe, but the writing is first class.

I like the color of the dress, and I dig that the cut is simple and bloat-friendly without looked like giant yellow sack. On the other hand, there's something about it that's kind of reminiscent of a bath-towel.

Fugly, however, is a self-inflicted state, and no one seems to excel at dwelling in the depths of fug quite like pretty people with money to spare and little sense of how to spend it.

Monday, May 14, 2007

scooter sled

(hosers made kevin upload image)sledding with an electric scooter. that looks like something dan would do. if you watch the videos you see the little kids are having a ton of fun.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

the new c

jen, do you see crazy stuff like this test

Thursday, May 10, 2007

music vids

I liked some of these music vids, especially some of the old 80's ones and caribbean blue

who told me enya never sings in public? you liar and a newer interview


Tuesday, May 08, 2007

google talk

a little google hack to get google to finish your thought. seems like a really fun tool if you were a writer (of crappy novels of course) and you kind of knew where you wanted to go but had a brain freeze and couldn't get going.

the tool turned my input of: and i always thought

and i always thought so. I ll just Stay+ Here and Drink, by the pool. By The specified amount. of time. that you have. to- be a good thing, I m Not+ a Girl, Not- Yet a Woman by Aaliyah from the album The album is being- released into the wild! by Jack London. www. odevbul. net/ sayfa= odev_ k did did did did did did did did did did did did did did did did did did did

you just have to let it run awhile. the site recommends using the tool as an oracle, though i think it goes without saying that your mileage may not only vary, it will most likely be severely limited.


Sunday, May 06, 2007

Dan's new family member?

Dan, you can take the link down, but you need to kill the feed too! whats this, you have a new family member? do share.

greatest software

The greatest software ever written is a fun little writeup that compares the 8kb of memory that got apollo to the moon to the 16 month delay of DIA because the baggage handelers sucked. you'll like it.

Saturday, May 05, 2007


This is what happens when you take a long time to learn. spam

begin spam:

i'd usually not tote another 'click scam' - "hey you get money for searching!" site, but in 10 minutes of screwing around it gave alodia and I both $5 gift certificates to Amazon. coincidence? maybe. but if you're looking to screw around searching the web for a few minutes a day, why not have it give you something?

referall links if you want to signup under one of us (how many times have you heard THAT before).

search and win

:end spam

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Be Sure to Listen to All Instructions

video from neal's browsings.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

trading cards

video/promotion/spoof: adventist trading cards

make Tesla proud

wireless transmission of electricity has now been DONE with ~ 83% efficiency across 25 mm.

Too bad it's 100 years too late for Tesla.