Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Weazel News

grand theft auto 4 mocks many things. but i found this particularly funny.
weazel news (think what other news channel is small & furry & right-wing). it even includes the headline "Government officials address Dark Cerulean 4 threat level"

Friday, April 25, 2008

GPS tracker

"The Open GPS Tracker is a small device which plugs into a $20 prepaid mobile phone to make a GPS tracker. The Tracker responds to text message commands, detects motion, and sends you its exact position, ready for Google Maps or your mapping software. The Tracker firmware is open source and user-customizable."

looks interesting.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

ribs on wheels

big jim's ribs on wheels is still rolling. amazing.
I must have been in 2nd grade the first time I saw the truck in Franktown.

updated 09-08-2008
check it out. big jim from a 2007 article in the rocky mountain news (I was always a post fan)

the dude hangs out in the same place so much, i think he's actually captured in google street view. amazing!

wait, wait, my bad. after poking around a little more. i think this is really him HERE

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Just in Case

so google desktop got stupid yesterday and took up the whole screen so i closed it and went along with other work. today i went to mount my truecrypt file and the window was stuck off the screen as a result somehow of google desktop's fubar. i didn't want to reboot... so if you ever wonder how to get that window back on screen check out this poist.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

3Cent HDMI cable

to bad my equipment is all old. if I Had anything that needed HDMI, i might actually consider paying 3 cents for the cables from amazon. don't be to suckered in to far., you still have to pay 2 bucks or so for shipping, but hey.... not to bad.
Eforcity 2 Meter HDMI M/M Cable

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

micro steam car

If I have to do teen/preteen events like childcare, VBS, or Pathfinders guest speaker, i'll definatly try to do the micro steam-car hands on.

Looks pretty cool with simple materials.

Monday, April 07, 2008

car clicker crack

remote car opener/click cracked. Interesting article.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

audio book

Got me a small .mp3 player for $8 off buy.com - Sansa C140 refurbished.
So far it's only crashed on one .mp3 and makes a great tool for audio books.
Thus far, Robert Heinlein's 'Citizen of the Galaxy' has proven quite good.

I've got 27 other Robert Heinlein books, so hopefully the others are as good as this one.

Friday, April 04, 2008


What can you do with 64KB? now much you say. try fr08, one in a long line of series of absolutely amazing demos. they even have a tool you can build your own.

FR08 was way back in 2000-2003. my computers not fast enough, but those of you with decent hardware should try the next generation: kkrieger that is a nice looking FPS in 96kb. if anyone gets that to run let me know how it work.
visit http://www.werkkzeug.com/ and get yourself a copy of the next generation tool werkkzeug3 TE

if any/all of that floats your boat, take a look at debris, the latest demo at 177k or so. again, this one is a no-go for me as i'm on a geforce2mx. yeah, its 2008 and i'm still partying like its 1999.

to see the best of 2007 try http://www.scene.org/awards.php

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Populating Mars

find out if you are material to populate mars as part of the Virgle pioneers.


"Well, you're distressingly normal and could conceivably adjust to life as a deep space pioneer, though we recommend instead that you leave the Mars missions to the serious whack jobs who scored over 130 and instead finish year 3 of law school, tuck your toddler into bed, design Web 2.0 applications, run for Congress or do whatever other normal, healthy, middle-of-the-road thing you're currently doing with your normal, healthy, middle-of-the-road life. If you're determined to give Virgle a try, though, you can submit your video here."