Turns out that fella who used X10 gear to let web users turn his christmas lights on and off was just pulling our collective leg, here’s the skinny. An interesting read, how clever and elaborate his hoax was. Have to admit, he had me going!
The thermometer in my car reported 24 degrees (fahrenheit) this morning. After the last few days of subzero temps (-7F and -3F at the same time the last two days), I was about ready to lose my winter coat and open up the sunroof. Sigh, only 4 more months of winter to go, and the worst is yet to come.
Was watching Law & Order: Criminal Intent on Saturday night, Detective Alex Eames strolls over to a PC and googled some random factoid in the Mozilla Firefox browser. True to TV silliness, she typed in google.com and entered a query instread of using the built in google search. Hehe, I’m such a nerd.
Ironically, the Law & Order: Criminal Intent website has some bugs when you visit in Firefox. That and they have fairly annoying plug for their new game, that plays everytime you load a page. Yuck.
Saw the Flybar Model 1200 on amazon.com; the pogo stick, evolved. So what’s so special about this $299 toy? Thrusters! Activate all 12 of the independent rubber thrusters and you’re capable of rebounding with 1200 pounds of force! They claim its enough to get a 170 pound person 5 feet off the ground. That’s pretty hard core! I’d add one to my Amazon.com wishlist, but I’m afraid of all the broken bones that would ensue, hehe…
This crafty fellow put together his own Sony Playstation 2 portable using the guts of a one of the new low profile PS2 consoles, a PSONE LCD screen, and portable DVD player battery. It also has one major perk over the real Playstation Portable (coming soon from Sony), in that it plays PS2 software; the PSP will have its own new software. I could imagine all the extra Ratchet & Clank playtime I’d log if I had one of these. Very slick. I only wish I had the time to mess around with kind of stuff.
Here are some awesome (both in terms of beauty and expense) prints of Pink Floyd artwork at RockOptic (like the name!)
On their site they also have some background stuff on the artist who does Pink Floyd’s memorable album covers, Storm Thorgerson. A new random factoid for me was he also did the Peter Gabriel’s melty face album cover. The effect was done by smooshing a polaroid photo as it was developing. Way cool!
Stumbled on the Festerhead online radio station this morning. Was looking for some good Hawaiian music (missing Maui, sniff…) Usually I tune into Hawaiian 105, which I listened to alot when tooling around Maui. But some reason their crappy streaming applet cuts out continually on my internet connection at work (but works fine from Road Runner at home…)
Festerhead is good old fashioned rock. They have a live DJ, but they’ve only broken in once in the last 30 minutes. I didn’t really mind since he was announcing the Is There Anybody Out There Hour, where they play Pink Floyd for an hour straight. Now that’s what I’m talking about! Maholo!
For all you Super Mario Brothers fans out there, here’s a step by step guide for carving your own 1up mushroom on a pumpkin:
Where do these people find the time?