Sunday, May 29, 2005

Sorry for that lack of entries

I have not logged on in what seems like ages. I apologize for that, hope someone missed me. Anyway, I have been traveling some (Kings Canyon), celebrating 10 wonderful years of marriage and dealing with some bad news. I hope to get back on a regular schedule soon. Hope all is well with you and yours.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Want to know more about your system?

Belarc will tell you quite a bit about your system. It claims to not harvest information from your system and from what I can tell, the claim is truthful. It is a small download and a big eye-opener.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Schneier on Security: Company Continues Bad Information Security Practices

One a seriously scary/stupid note... Bruce Schneier brings you Bad Information Security Practices. The incredible story of yet another company unable to admit it made a mistake that may cost many people (just not the policy makers) dearly. Schneier often makes some really good observations about things going on in the world of security.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

ThinkGeek :: Monkeys

For all your monkey needs. Also, ThinkGeek is just a fun place to peruse, pilfer and plunder. Don't forget to check out the Clearance section.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Solar Death Ray

I thought to myself, big deal, so he made a Solar Death Ray ... Yeah, it might be cool.. but it could suck. The picture of the chocolate bunny alone was worth it. I only wish I had the time and inclination to do such things.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

The Math Forum - Ask Dr. Math

The Math Forum - Ask Dr. Math looks like a great place to get answers to all those burning math questions you have. I was looking for a good explanation of hexadecimal. Jerry renewed my thirst for such things, but I still have trouble thinking in hex. The searchable archives contain a treasure trove of (usually) easy to understand answers. Enjoy!

Monday, May 09, 2005

Science Toys

Not sure if the catalog for Science Toys is that legitimate or not (haven't had the chance to check it out yet), but some of the experiments look cool. I don't think that rail gun will be taking out a Mad Cat anytime soon, but the idea is cool. The site seems to plug the catalog quite a bit, so caveat emptor (can't spell in Latin to save my life... oh who am I kidding, I can't spell in English that well either).

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Greg Goebel / In The Public Domain

I am not sure who this guy is, but his articles are interesting. Doesn't appear to venture into opinion too much, just compiles the history and facts of his topics. Greg Goebel / In The Public Domain

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Make fire with a can of coke and some chocolate!

"I have made fire!" I bet ole tom wishes he would have seen this trick after a couple of hours with a stick and bow. A one-match-fire is easy... this is one more trick added to the no-match-fire repi.. repa... repetw... bag o' tricks. I am going to sit down with a can and try this. Tracker Trail - Fire - Can of Coke and a chocolate bar

Friday, May 06, 2005

10 Things to Do With Old PCs

One of the more interesting articles that PC Magazine has published. 10 Things to Do With Old PCs Of course, you can just let me have your old computers as well.

12 sided calendar

This makes one of the best desk calendars I have ever seen... sure to make your co-workers take a second look. 12 sided calendar

AA-project image gallery

Just wanted to try out the "BlogThis" feature.... wondered how it worked and all... thanks to sokmunki for the link! This is a sourceforge site doing some odd artwork w/ ASCII characters AA-project image gallery

So what should you call this?

Test Test Test... is this thing on? Hello? Ok. Did you hear the one about... no, wait. That is a poor way to start. Let me think about this. I will be back in a minute...