Monday, January 30, 2006

Try this out.

The object of the game is to move the red block around without getting
by the blue blocks or touching the black walls.

If you can go longer than 18 seconds you are phenomenal. It's been said
the US Air Force uses this for fighter pilots. They are expected to go
at least 2 minutes.

Give it a try but be is addictive!! The URL is

BBClone Integration

How to integrate Wordpress 2.0 and BBclone.
Modify wp-blog-header.php

//-- Insert BBclone Code from here @
define("_BBC_PAGE_NAME", get_bloginfo("name") . wp_title("/", false));
define("_BBCLONE_DIR", "/full/path/to/bbclone/");
define("COUNTER", _BBCLONE_DIR."mark_page.php");
if (is_readable(COUNTER)) include_once(COUNTER);
//-- @ to Here

require_once(ABSPATH . WPINC . '/template-loader.php');


Tuesday, January 24, 2006

MPAA admits to unauthorized movie copying

This is WAY too funny.  I think they should sue themselves so that they go bankrupt and have to dissolve the organization! 

The MPAA gets caught doing what it warns consumers about: making unauthorized copies of a film. At least they didn't throw them up on BitTorrent.

[Ars Technica]

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Korea to introduce household bots to watch the kids, clean and order pizza

Uh, am I the only one that thinks this is creepy?  Don’t get me wrong, I would love to have one, but I don’t think I would leave it alone with the kids, or the cats… 

Filed under: Robots

South Korea's Ministry of Information and Communications hopes to introduce a series of internet-connected household robots this October. The bots, according to the Ministry, will be able to perform such household tasks as cleaning, monitoring homes, reading to children, and ordering pizza via the Internet. The Korean government also plans to roll out robocops that can pursue suspects, and multi-legged or wheeled combat bots within the next five years. The bots will receive most of their commands via a wireless Internet connection, keeping costs down to as little as $1,000, and allowing a malevolent AI or evil scientist to completely take over the nation's network of robots at will.


The Sound Pillow: tampering with a classic

Info from someone who listens to his MP3 player while he sleeps, this is way cool!  I can never find a set of earbuds or headphones that don’t end up either falling out/off or hurting my ears.  Now, one would ask, why not just hook regular speakers up to it?  Well, the wife tends to not like my choice of music and tells me that it keeps her up or wakes her up in the middle of the night…  This might actually be worth trying…

Filed under: Home Entertainment, Household

Open letter to manufacturers of household products: Stop messing with the classic pillow design by trying to get all high tech and cutesy. That means no more MP3 playing pillows, no networked pillows for "communicating" with loved ones, no pillows that record us snoring, no pillows that indicate current surfing conditions, and definitely no pillows with artificial heartbeats. Chillows, however, are still allowed. That is all. Since we'll get in trouble if we don't mention the actual product here:  the Sound Pillow is just a regular pillow with embedded speakers and a stereo plug, designed by the UK's Royal National Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to sooth tinnitus sufferers (which actually makes it sound kind of useful, thus negating our whole introductory rant), and costing about $44.


Thursday, January 12, 2006

Superstition, (Fri, Jan 13th)

I hope my buddy Bill does ok today.  I seem to recall that he has Triskaidekaphobia or Paraskevidekatriaphobia.  I think it is the first one but anyway, I guess I shouldn’t also mention that it should be a full moon tonight…..

Hack your 4GB iPod nano to 8GB?

Way cool!  But, if I had put out the dough to get an iPod, I would be afraid to break it open and start messin’ with it. 

Filed under: Portable Audio

We definitely absolutely positively cannot attest to the validity of efficacy of this hack, but word on the street is you can actually solder in a dead iPod nano's guts (namely the Samsung flash chips) to double that storage to 8GB on a formerly 4GB nano -- and the guy who's making the claims is also offering up his services to do so for a paltry $225 (which includes shipping, natch). Buyer / modder / hacker beware -- you know what they say about things seeming too good to be true. That said, anyone given it a go yet?

[Via hack a day]


Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Good Enough For Frank

Hehe, I have to agree with Noded that this is the best blond joke ever.

An Umbrella That Makes Sense (We Think)

This would be cool but what they need is an umbrella that is surgically attached so I don’t leave it in the car when I go INTO the office….. 


Do you demand the dopest umbrella around with the ultimate rain-prediction technology? Look no further than the Forcasting Umbrella from Ambient Devices. Announced at CES, the Forcasting Umbrella does what every umbrella on the face of the earth should do: lets you know if it's going to rain. The umbrella is connected to Ambient's network and can automatically tell you the day's weather. If rain is near, the handle will glow blue meaning you should open Mr. Umbrella up and make haste to your car. This way, if you're leaving the office and aren't sure if you should drag the umbrella along with you, just look at the handle and you'll know what to do. No price has been set.

Forcasting Umbrella [Cool Hunting]

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Unintentially Geeky Joke In Apple's Share Price

This is funny.  I looked it up on yahoo: and it is true.  Too funny. 

Unless you're the sort of person who immediately recognized why the folks at Google originally sought to raise $2,718,281,828 in its IPO, you might want to just pass over this story. A reporter at noticed an extremely unintentional inside joke with Apple's closing share price today. On the very day the company officially announced its first Intel-based product, Apple's stock price closed at $80.86. If you don't get it, it's time to read up on your computer history. No, there is no way at all that this was intentional. However, that doesn't make it any less amusing.


Thursday, January 5, 2006