Lawn Scrabble

Thursday, January 29th, 2009 @ 12:31pm

Lawn Scrabble

A couple in Ohio created a lawn version of scrabble.

This is actually a really cool idea and would be interesting to see this applied to other board games. I can’t imagine how well it would work for games where pieces are required to frequently be moved (i.e. Monopoly) but would work well for games where any assets are visually displayed. Settlers of Catan: Lawn Edition anyone?

Zombie Apocalypse

Thursday, January 29th, 2009 @ 10:51am

Zombies! Ahhh!

It would appear the zombie apocalypse is upon us. Thankfully, there is hope. Check out the Zombie Survival Guide for help!

A Little Bond Music

Sunday, January 25th, 2009 @ 5:56pm

I actually found this video a while back, but I thought it would be interesting enough to post again. Brett and I went and saw the Quantum of Solace today, so I had Bond on my mind. Enjoy!

Street View Comes to Birmingham

Thursday, December 11th, 2008 @ 9:17am

Google streetview has finally come to Birmingham. Huntsville has been in the system for a while, but I noticed that Birmingham was finally added to the list.

And yes, you can see my house from here.

Musical Road

Sunday, November 9th, 2008 @ 4:32pm

Now if you ignore the obvious out of tuneness of the road, this is really a neat idea, although I’m not sure of the practicality of it. According to this article, the road was located in Lancaster, CA for a stretch until residents complained about the noise of the road.

Interestingly enough, this is not the first musical road in the world, but rather the first road in the US to be deemed as such, as there are already several in Japan.

Blender Defender

Sunday, October 19th, 2008 @ 5:11pm

Occasionally I will come across something is just a stroke of pure genius. Back at home, our cats would often do things that is hard to enforce especially when you’re not around like eating plants, or jumping on the counters. The link above provides an expensive, but creative and entertaining solution to that problem.

Where’s Waldo?

Friday, September 5th, 2008 @ 5:11pm

Water Proof Portable Electronics

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008 @ 5:08pm

I can’t say I’m usually very worried about getting my electronics wet, but in either case the following video shows something very cool. Apparently, Golden Shellback is a coating that coats your electronics, inside and out, in a non-conductive coating that protects your device from moisture. This is something you have to see to believe, so take a look:

Depending on the price, I could see this being worth it. Especially if you do a lot of activities around water where you would want to keep your electronics dry. Very spiffy!

My $0.02

Friday, July 11th, 2008 @ 6:11pm

Apparently, they didn’t value my work at Samford very much…

2 cents!

Yes, there is a story behind it but I figured the picture was interesting enough. Just my $0.02. Hah.

Google Maps Fun Beta v0.1

Friday, June 20th, 2008 @ 5:26pm

I have been working on a Google maps application for a while, and am finally releasing my first “public” beta of the map. The project’s goal was attempt to tackle the traveling salesman problem (shortest path between all points) with a real pratical application. View my Google Maps Fun page to view more details on the application.

Please, if you use it and like it, let me know! Any bugs/requests can be directed in the comments as well.