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A New Wild West

A New Wild West

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

When I saw the Space Elevator Conference was in Seattle, I asked GeekWire to get me in under the guise of being a pesky reporter. Press pass in hand, I entered the rough and tumble world of Space Elevator enthusiasts where just about anything goes. Here’s the write-up I did for GeekWire: http://www.geekwire.com/2012/wild-west-imagining-future-space-elevators (pdf) When […]

Grow a pair Breeja Larson

Grow a pair Breeja Larson

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Something has been bothering me ever since seeing Breeja Larson jump into the pool “prematurely” upon hearing the start tone (video). A swimming official effed the poochy and pressed the start button before getting swimmers ready by saying “take your marks”… you know what? Fuck that. The start tone was sounded and Breeja dove in […]

Tesla day is coming...

Tesla day is coming…

Monday, May 14th, 2012

I’ve posted before about Tesla. He’s great. July 10th is his birthday and people around the world are pushing to make it Nikola Tesla Day, an official holiday. To get into the spirit, go here: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla In case it ever goes offline, I have duplicated it’s genius here:

I love HD because it shatters facades

I love HD because it shatters facades

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Every once in a while I spend a few minutes of down time searching Google Images with random words. Then I crank up the resolution filter to see if I can find any interesting photos or infographics that are “70 MP or larger”. I love high resolution photos for many reasons, but I have to […]

Today's WTF moment - oxygenating plants makes them grow?

Today’s WTF moment – oxygenating plants makes them grow?

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

I was checking my local hardware store’s website for available 50CFM vent fans and this ad caught my eye. I couldn’t let this one go, so I found the manufacturer’s site and it also expounded on the virtues of oxygenated water for plants. Checking their site and FAQ section, they had plenty of marketing material […]

RTOTD: What would a real alien invasion look like?

RTOTD: What would a real alien invasion look like?

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Just a random thought – Pretty much all alien movies show alien ships piloted by alien beings of some sort, while the most likely scenario would not include any “manned” craft at all. Why would aliens even bother to make the trip, even if they had some kind of faster-than-light travel capability? We certainly don’t […]

Prank call or marketing tactic?

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

I woke up this morning to a voicemail that had me a little confused. voicemail The number given is for some kind of housing contractor about 40 miles away from me… so, was this some kind of lame prank call or a disturbing attempt at a marketing tactic?

RTOTD: Sprezzatura – Writing RFID Toys

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Random Thought Of The Day From Wikipedia; Sprezzatura (Italian pronunciation: [sprettsa╦łtura]) is an Italian word originating from Baldassare Castiglione’s The Book of the Courtier, where it is defined by the author as “a certain nonchalance, so as to conceal all art and make whatever one does or says appear to be without effort and almost […]

Today's WTF moment - Banking edition

Today’s WTF moment – Banking edition

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

I’m looking for a new bank, and apparently what I want doesn’t exist. I love Chase Bank’s online account management capabilities, account activity alerting capabilities, and the ability to deposit checks with my mobile phone by simply taking a picture of them (up to a certain dollar value). What I don’t love is the new […]

Really Microsoft? Turning your products into annoy-a-trons?

Really Microsoft? Turning your products into annoy-a-trons?

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

So I’m up late, coding away… and my default browser (Chrome) comes to the top and loads a new tab for voicefive.com asking me to take a survey. Immediately I hit my malware scanner, but it turns up nothing. I close the tab, review other tabs I have open that might have initiated the pop-up, […]

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