Monday, August 30, 2004

Twinkle Twinkle

A Four inch backyard telescope finds a planet the size of Jupiter.


Jet Powered Wheel Chair

Something for my friend Kevin to look forward to in his retirement :-)

Link via Engaget.

Soul or No Soul?

The Vatican bans the Hammond Organ.


Mini XXL.

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Geek Bling

Marché Noir’s Computer Key Rings. It’ll only set you back $38 to $50 (plus shipping and handling) to kick it QWERTY style.


Thursday, August 26, 2004

Kubler-Ross rolls a seven

Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross passed away this week.

I think this passage might make an appropriate epitaph:

Dr. Hibbert:
Now, a little death anxiety is normal. You can expect to go through five stages. The first is denial.
Homer: No way! Because I'm not dying!
Dr. Hibbert: The second is anger.
Homer: Why you little!
Dr. Hibbert: After that comes fear.
Homer: What's after fear? What's after fear?
Dr. Hibbert: Bargaining.
Homer: Doc, you gotta get me out of this! I'll make it worth your while!
Dr. Hibbert: Finally, acceptance.
Homer: Well, we all gotta go sometime.
Dr. Hibbert: Mr. Simpson, your progress astounds me.

Thank you Doctor Elisabeth, for your amazing contribution to humality.

Friday, August 13, 2004

Ode to iPod

Steve Gilmour's Ode to iPod.

Pilots "Say Cheese" in Wisconsin

An amazing satellite photo of the annual air show at Oshkosh, WI. Huge numbers of private airplanes. (Via Kottke/MetaFilter)

Apple Handheld ?

Rumors are flying about an Apple tablet device.
The iWalk? :-)

Lickity Split WiFi ?

802.11n specification to be 10X faster than 802.11g?

Engadget story here.
Yahoo! News story here.
Corante pipes in here.

Sunday, August 08, 2004

The Boss Takes a Stand

The Boss says (in the New York Times):

"Personally, for the last 25 years I have always stayed one step away from partisan politics. Instead, I have been partisan about a set of ideals: economic justice, civil rights, a humane foreign policy, freedom and a decent life for all of our citizens. This year, however, for many of us the stakes have risen too high to sit this election out. ...

I don't think John Kerry and John Edwards have all the answers. I do believe they are sincerely interested in asking the right questions and working their way toward honest solutions. They understand that we need an administration that places a priority on fairness, curiosity, openness, humility, concern for all America's citizens, courage and faith."

Link to J.D. Lasica's post.
Link to New York Times.