Indiana Jones and the Lego Boulder

Sunday, May 18th, 2008 @ 11:22pm

I don’t know if this is some kind of viral marketing, but it’s pretty amusing so take a look:

I would love to listen in on the phone call to the insurance company.

Insured: I would like to report a claim.
Insurance Company: What seems to be the problem?
Insured: Caller explains situation.
Insurance Company: Your car got hit by what? A giant lego boulder?

Bohemian Rhapsody

Sunday, May 4th, 2008 @ 11:41am

Can you play Queen too loud? Apparently…


Thursday, May 1st, 2008 @ 10:16pm

No, not the Halo as in Bungie, but HALO as in High ALtitude Object, as seen here.

In short, they attached a camera along with some other devices to a weather balloon to take high altitude pictures, around 30km. Be sure to check out some of the videos in addition to the photos.

The tinkerer in me would love to try putting something like this together someday…

Yo-ho, yo-ho…

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 @ 12:00pm

Yarr… I be defacing yer dollar.

'allo puppet...

There’s more amusing money refacement available here.

February Lull

Thursday, February 21st, 2008 @ 10:51am

So February thus far has been rather uninteresting and uneventful, so I have had very little on which to post about. In the meantime, I thought it would be interesting to pull up some random February facts.

February is the shortest month of the year, but I’m sure you knew that? Legend has it that Augustus took a day from February to add it to his own month (August).

The confederate states were formed on February 4th, in Montgomery, Alabama.

February 29th is the only day of the year which women can traditionally propose to men.

2 full moons in the same month of February occur very rarely, as a lunar cycle is approx. 29.5 days. The second full moon is considered a “blue moon” (although, this is the case in any month two full moons occur).

Groundhog’s Day isn’t the only event to take place on February 2nd. Candlemas also occurs on February 2nd, which is typically observed by Roman Catholics.

Anyway, hopefully something should pick up soon and I might have more interesting things to blog about. In the meantime…

Random Fact of the Day

Monday, January 28th, 2008 @ 3:32pm

The random bushes in Mario? They were just clouds. Observe:

It's a cloud!

Bionic Arm

Saturday, January 26th, 2008 @ 9:34pm

Ouch!Not to gross any of you out, but I thought the following two pictures were very interesting. It certainly doesn’t feel as bad as it looks, although I must admit it is a little creepy to have that much metal in your shoulder. Airports are certainly going to be a blast…

Ouch 2!It’s a lot of screws though. And I am slightly concerned about possible future injuries even with all of the protective metal existing in the arm. But I have another doctor visit in a couple of weeks so hopefully I can get some of my questions answered now that the initial shock has worn down and I’ve been able to pull some of my thoughts together.

In the meantime as mentioned below I have been trying to working it out, through pain sometimes. But it’s slowly coming along I guess.

Staying inside for as long as I have during these past two months or so have really give me an outdoors itch. Unfortunately the weather itself has not been very outdoor friendly and is somewhat cold compared to previous Alabama winters. As of recent, we’ve been pushing mid 30s to 40s.

Once it starts to get a little bit warmer I can begin my search for a new bike which will hopefully help towards a cure towards my outdoor longing.

Google Limiting Domain Tasting?

Friday, January 25th, 2008 @ 2:54pm

See article.

What is domain tasting? Registrars are allowed to register a domain at no cost for up to 5 days to get a “taste” of a domain to see if it meets their traffic needs.

Why is this a problem? There are two key issues at hand. The first being that a domain can essentially be “held hostage” for that 5 day period to see if the traffic is significant enough to “domain squat“. The other issue as is the case with Network Solutions a registrar has the capability to lock up the domain for 5 days after a search has been made, at no charge, which limits you from purchasing it within that period, if they themselves do not snatch it up.

Hopefully, this step by Google will help prevent the first instance of domain squatters by limiting the amount of income they would be able to make from text ads.

1.21 Gigawatts!?!

Thursday, January 10th, 2008 @ 11:49am

Dr. Emmett Brown would be proud. Apparently, you can buy Uranium on The customer reviews themselves are pretty amusing, so be sure to read those as well. Just be sure you dispose of your Uranium properly, because we all know how dangerous mutant guppies can be.

Please Honk

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 @ 11:09pm

You know, if I’d only been wearing this shirt when I was riding my bike, I think I would’ve been okay!