Tuesday, August 31, 2004

the iMac G5 is out...

Apple has finally released the new iMac G5.
I don't like it.
The placement of the ports is stupid; there's no neat way to route the cables (I'm sure there will be alot of after-market products for this purpose). I hate slot loading optical drives. The thing doesn't adjust as much as the previous one; were there problems with the old mechanism? It looks nowhere near as cool as the previous one either.

I hope they properly implemented bluetooth security since probably everyone will use a BT keyboard and mouse with it.

Also, I can't find the old model for sale on their site!

Nevermind the product...

Sometimes when I'm reading this guy's reviews, I think he longs for a more creative writing outlet... Check out this review.

Friday, August 27, 2004

Scripting News: 8/27/2004

Scripting News: 8/27/2004: "'Your blog's comments section continues to amaze. It's like some kind of zoo, but with idiots instead of exotic animals.' " -MIT student

Thursday, August 26, 2004

digital camera found in the woods

A cool story with cool pics.

Lost Friends

This guy had a good idea; it put up so a page of people he's looking for so if someone Googles their name, they'll hopefully find his page and get in contact.

I wouldn't mind finding Michael Skinner, Kevin VanBuskirk (aka Shaddow Dancer)... I guess the other people I'd like to see I could find if I got off my lazy ass...

Hey there partner! What y'all lookin at down there?

I think I need a Search Engine Belt Buckle.

Friday, August 20, 2004

Cool clock

My wife sent me the link to this clock... kinda geeky and kinda artistic...

Thursday, August 19, 2004

The hip bone connects to the crucifix?

The Sedlec Ossuary is beyond bizarre.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Finally! Now I can sleep at night...

It's about time someone came up with a bed to make me feel secure at night. With one of these I'll finally be safe from the boogeyman.
[Via Engadget]

Cringe has a way with words...

From the latest issue:
On M$ Money...
"Still, trusting Microsoft to handle your money seems a little like hiring Oprah to guard the Oreos. One day you’ll wake up to find nothing but crumbs."

hehehehe... Cringe is the man...

Friday, August 06, 2004

A new way to carry your phone

The Phone Safe is a work-through phone-sheath that you wear on your forearm. You might look like dork talking on it, but it would be convenient in some situations. Check it out

(via Red Ferret Journal via Boing Boing)

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Stress from your system tray

Ran across this while checking out Outlook add-ins (Check out the rest of Dave's stuff, it's pretty cool). I'm not putting down this programmer's efforts in little system tray goodie, but don't we get enough stress from our computers already? I may be interested to know if there is an eminent threat, but I don't need a constant reminder in the corner of my screen of something I can do nothing about... I guess I'm criticizing the vague alert system not this little app...

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

too geeky?

I found myself looking for good baby names in the list of names that latest MyDoom variant uses to spoof emails. Alexis, Allison, Amanda, Ashlee, Christina, Emily, Jessica, Madison, Samantha, and Stephanie sound good. Currently my wife likes Madison. I think we're settled that if it's a boy he'll be Alexander. 160 days to go!

a poem about michigan

My sis Zept found this one...

A Poem, by Henry Gibson (of laugh-in fame):
It's winter in Michigan
And the gentle breezes blow,
70 miles per hour at 52 below!
Oh, how I love Michigan
When the snow's up to your butt.
You take a breath of winter air
And your nose, it freezes shut.
Yes, the weather here is wonderful,
So I guess I'll hang around.
But I could never leave Michigan
'Cause I'm frozen to the ground!!!

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

not THAT cool...

Found this on Boing Boing... It's interesting, but it's not super cool or anything.

I can see the idiots in the media getting a hold of this story... "The new hacker gun will assult computers from half a mile away! Run and hide! The hackers are coming!"

Originated from Engadget

Monday, August 02, 2004


This is my new blogchalk:
United States, Michigan, Detroit, English, Evil, security, chaos. :)

Testing Meme Propagation In Blogspace: Add Your Blog!

This posting is a community experiment started by Minding the Planet to see how a meme represented by a blog posting spreads across blogspace, physical space and time. It will help to show how ideas travel across blogs in space and time and how blogs are connected. It may also help to show which blogs are most influential in the propagation of memes. The original posting for this experiment is located at: Minding the Planet; results and commentary will appear there in the future.

Please join the test by adding your blog (see instructions, below) and inviting your friends to participate — the more the better. The data from this test will be public and open; others may use it to visualize and study the connectedness of blogspace and the propagation of memes across blogs.

The GUID for this experiment is: as098398298250swg9e98929872525389t9987898tq98wteqtgaq62010920352598gawst (this GUID enables anyone to easily search Google for all results of this experiment). Anyone is free to analyze the data of this experiment. Please publicize your analysis of the data, and/or any comments by adding comments onto the original post at Minding the Planet; Note: it would be interesting to see a geographic map or a temporal animation, as well as a social network map of the propagation of this meme.


To add your blog to this experiment, copy this entire posting to your blog, and fill out the info below, substituting your own information in your posting, where appropriate.

Required Fields

(Note: Replace the answers below with your own answers)

  1. I found this experiment at URL: http://blog.codefront.net/

  2. I found it via "Newsreader Software" or "Browsing or Searching the
    Web" or "An E-Mail Message": Newsreader

  3. I posted this experiment at URL: http://painandsuffering.blogspot.com/

  4. I posted this on date (day, month, year): 02 August 2004

  5. I posted this at time (24 hour time): 18:00:00

  6. My posting location is (city, state, country): Detroit, Michigan, USA

Optional Survey Fields

(Replace the answers below with your own answers):

  1. My blog is hosted by: Blogger

  2. My age is: 5

  3. My gender is: Male

  4. My occupation is: BOFH

  5. I use the following RSS/Atom reader software: RSS Bandit

  6. I use the following software to post to my blog: w.bloggar

  7. I have been blogging since (day, month, year): 27 June 2003

  8. My web browser is: Firefox

There it is, my very first participation in a meme.
[Via redemption in a blog]

Undocumented label feature for unread emails in Gmail

Cool Gmail trick (via redemption in a blog via TIMELINE via gmailwiki): create a label named "Unread" and Gmail automatically lists all unread email when you call up that label.

Screenshot of Gmail