I just finished listening to “Captains Blood” by William Shatner. (It was an audiobook read by Shatner himself.) Worst. Novel. Ever. This novel is one of those where Shatner decides that the story would be best told with both the Kirk crew and Picard crew as part of the action. (He even manages to throw… Read more In Star Trek, Causality is Never an Issue
I know a lot of folks who will get good mileage from this one. Tip from Lifehack: The designers of some elevators include a hidden feature that is very handy if youâ€™re in a hurry or itâ€™s a busy time in the building (like check-out time in a hotel). While some elevators require a key,… Read more Elevator Hacking 101
One of the more interesting tools to work with, for both entertainment and investigative reasons, is the aptly named Internet Archive Wayback Machine. If you’ve never seen it, check it out. From its “About Us” page: The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an â€˜Internet library,â€™ with the purpose of… Read more Blast From the Past
Trillion: The numeral trillion refers to one of two number values, depending on the context of where and how it is being used. It is the largest numerical value in everyday non-scientific use in the English language. It comes between a billion and a quadrillion. Examples of usage: The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will… Read more $9,000,000,000,000
Tell me this isn’t cool: having the ability to go to one site and from there view all the other websites you want to read. No, I’m not talking about an RSS reader, I’m talking about Bitty, the browser which allows you to browse the Internet from within a Web page. I know, it sounds… Read more The Gnorb.NET Browser: Like Wearing Internet-handling Gloves
Newscaster: “… and today, a young man with big dreams makes a great achievement and finds a fan — in the President.” The Wife: “Wow… the President ate a fan?” (I just couldn’t stop laughing.)
100-inch, TFT-LCD. Width: 2.2 meters, height 1.2 meters. 6.22 million pixels. Response speed faster than 5 milliseconds. 3,000:1 contrast ratio. 180-degree viewing angle. Korean chicks not included. More info in this Korea Times article.
From Mr. Cheap Stuff: “Enjoy a free cup of Starbuck coffee on March 15th from 10 AM to 12 AM, no Starbucks coupon necessary. Starbucks in having it’s first ever “Starbucks Coffee Break” at all 7,500 participating stores. This is a great excuse to get out of the office for a break. Go tell your… Read more Free Coffee, Wednesday March 15th!
It’s been — what — a week? Something like that. It’s been about a week (maybe two) since I last posted a really in-depth article about anything. In fact, it’s been about that amount of time since I posted anything other than politics. You can blame it all on my discovery of Bloglines. I know,… Read more The Silence of the Gnorb
Seriously morbid, seriously funny. If you’re a geek/nerd/techno twitt/dweeb — whatever. (What’s the “cool” word for this now? Pick whichever you like.) I like too many of them but here are some of my favorites…