Pre-pixelated clothes for Reality TV shows
An interesting, albeit silly, idea for clothing.
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Monday, March 27, 2006
Saturday, March 25, 2006
This is an interesting look at the controversy over tiered Internet. The idea of tiered Internet is the telco charging major websites a fee above what they already pay so that they get 'fast and reliable' service on the Internet backbone.
Friday, March 24, 2006
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
For the past week or so My LCD had this strange problem: the video lines were shifted random amounts. Near the top of the monitor there was a place with so much shifting that it looked like the picture was bent. The middle of the monitor flickered clumsily if you displayed a dot pattern.
So today I decided to go trouble shooting. I took the monitor downstairs connected it to another computer. When I turned it on, there was no problem. I thought, Ahh-ha, its My graphics card, not My monitor. So I brought it back upstairs, and plugged it back in. The problem had gone away. Computerized things can be very odd at times.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
I was reading Google Blogoscoped and there was an article about Google Finance.
Google has done it again. They have taken something boring and hard to use (think MSN money) and made it simple, fast, and easy. Not necessarily that best looking, but still a clean interface.
Just to try it out, I punched in 'GM' to see what it would give me. When the page loaded, I saw far more information than I had expected. There was a graph showing their stock price and a letter corresponding to an event relating to the company. They had company facts, related companies, and company summary among the many sections. A feature I found particularly interesting is a list of the company's upper management with an unusual feature. When you put your mouse over a name/position, a small box comes up that tells you more about the person.
Ug. Some of the people around here! Yesterday I went over to help feed a
neighbor's dogs, cats, goats, rabbits, chickens and sheep
while they were away.
Just feeding them was fine, but what bothered me was how, for lack of a better term, 'bubu' they are.
The top of their chicken coop was a pickup bed cover.
They had rotten boards and rusty metal parts laying around.
Their house looked like it had not been painted since the civil war.
And its full of junk.
They had empty gas cans, spray bottles, and other garbage lying around.
Their sheds are jammed with junk.
Their cars are rusty, their tractors seat has a hole letting foam out.
I think you have the picture by now.
Why are some people like that? Don't they care about the mess, about what things look like and what people think about them? How could anyone be so very different from a geek?