Monday, November 27, 2006


Happy Birthday, Jimi Hendrix! (This time, for real)

Oops. I jumped the gun on wishing Jimi a happy birthday. Today is his REAL birthday. Color me sheepish.

Think Progress is a news site for left-wing liberal nazis like myself.

The Bush Whacker.

Android World is your one-stop site for everything androids.

See how fast your broadband connection is at -- you can select from a variety of sites across the world that offer speed tests, and see how your transfer rate is to those locations.

Earth Album is a great example of what you can do with the Google Maps API. It combines Google Maps with Flickr, so you can see the top Flickr photos for a specific region of the world. I like all of the aurora pictures from the Northwest Territories in Canada.

Thinking Machine 4 is a cool Java chess game that makes art out of chess. Hard to explain, you just have to see it.

Learn how to play the ancient game of Go at The Interactive Way To Go.

Find out more about your IP at My IP.

Sunday, November 26, 2006


Happy Birthday, Jimi Hendrix!

That rock god, Jimi, would have been 56 years old today. If he would be a washed up burnout is debatable.

Online shoppers, check out deals of the day.

Also for you shoppers out there, check out ProductWiki to find out about the newest neat stuff out there.

Here's a humbling exercise, at least for an ignorant American like myself. See how many countries in the Middle East you can locate.

Want to know where all the time you wasted went? Find out here.

Special Topics In Calamity Physics
is a book that I understand is quite popular. I have yet to see if it's worth all the fuss, but the website is pretty cool.

Learn more about your body at Human Anatomy Online.

If you're into anatomy, you'll be interested in these excerpts from historical anatomy textbooks, hosted by the National Library of Medicine.

And if you're into anatomy, you're probably into medicine too. Here's Clinical Notes, a blog filled with all sorts of stuff for students of medicine. See also Clinical Cases and Images.

Monday, November 20, 2006


Happy Birthday, Mike D!

Yep, Mike D from the Beastie Boys is 41 today. I can only hope that when I'm his age I won't be prancing around on stage co-opting a black musical form and making music videos. Actually, it's a pretty safe bet that I won't.

Extreme Instability is the website of storm chaser Mike Hollingshead. There are some amazing pictures here of weather patterns we never see where I live (tornadoes, supercell thunderstorms, etc). He also sells DVDs and reprinted photos of his exploits.

TV Links has a lot of links to TV shows that you can watch online. Great for those backwards folks who don't have a TiVo yet.

This site, simply titled Things I Find Curious, has a diverse collection of pages about all sorts of stuff. You can click around forever in there.

Check out this video of a robot machine-gun sentry. The ultimate in home security. The beginning of the video is kind of funny, with the guys in camouflage running around in fast-forward. The rest is just scary. Talk about aimbots.

Here's a nifty picture from NASA of the recent transit of Mercury.

It's high time for this -- a battery you can recharge just by plugging it into a spare USB port.

And finally, this guy has way too much time on his hands, although he's obviously talented. Check out his masterpieces drawn on dusty windshields.

Friday, November 17, 2006


Happy Independence Day, Latvia!

Clipmarks -- bite-size highlights of the web. In other words, yet another digg/shoutwire-type site.
is the official website of the famous antique auto auctioneers. See upcoming events and preview the awesome cars that will be for sale.
lets you play, well, every video game. Or at least around 1400 classic games for the NES, Sega Master System, even the Turbo-Grafx 16.

There are some great free web-based Photoshop tutorials here.
has, you guessed it, hard to find 800 numbers. Get screwed on eBay? Find their customer service line here without having to click through page after page.

Last for today, the International High IQ Society has an online trivia challenge, great for wasting some time, at least if you're a trivia geek like me.

Thursday, November 09, 2006


It's a Condition

I suffer from a genetic predisposition to procrastination and tardiness. That is only partly the reason for the lack of updates here. The rest of the blame goes to society for allowing me to get by for so long with such a blatant disregard for deadlines and punctuality.

The Farrago Website
has a lot of e-text novels posted online, as well as an extensive section on online scams. is perhaps the best repository of freeware and shareware utilities on the whole net. It is updated daily with new software releases, and has links to hardware reviews and assorted silliness.

The people at Graffiti Research Lab have posted this cool video of the right way to use LED throwies.

More fun with LEDs

Here's a fun little puzzle game to waste some time with.

The likebetter game -- choose which photo you like better, and the computer will soon be able to tell you things about yourself. Things you may not have known. Things that may be just plain false. But it's fun, anyway.

Billy Harvey is a musician who has set up a cool multimedia website. Very interesting use of the medium.

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