Man Goes Bankrupt Building Starship Voyager Home

Filed under: General — Andrew @ 5:04 pm

I don’t know if I should feel sorry for Tony Alleyne or if I should be laughing at him. Perhaps both?

Anyway Tony recently went broke after ranking up massive credit card debts incurred from converting his home to look like a Star trek set.


wikimapia = fun

Filed under: General — Andrew @ 12:08 am

I’ve just spent a couple hours clicking around wikimapia. It’s been a while since I’ve had this much fun on a Web site.


IE7 and the green bar

Filed under: General — Andrew @ 12:14 am

With IE 7, green means go for legit sites


Good TV

Filed under: General — Andrew @ 10:15 pm

I was watching a rerun of Scrubs this evening, and all of the sudden I hear the great Guided by Voices song "Hold on Hope".

To say that I’m a GbV fan is a bit of an understatement. I’ve always thought that they deserved a wider audince, so I thought that it was pretty darn cool that one of their songs was featured on a TV show.


Spoon Slide Guitar

Filed under: General — Andrew @ 10:59 pm

While listening to the segment about the Guitarist Behind ‘Canon’ Video Revealed on All Things Considered yesterday, a heard a bit from a less noted guitarist who, like the guitarist featured in the story, has a clip on the increasingly popular YouTube.

While the young Jeong-Hyun Lim’s rendition of Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major is without a doubt an excellent performance, the “Spool Slide Guitar” performance by South African musician Hannes Coetzee just blew me away.


A Greasy PC

Filed under: General — Andrew @ 5:46 pm

Now here’s something that’s quite cool:

A cooking oil cooled computer


Yet another stupid quiz

Filed under: General — Andrew @ 7:06 pm

You are .cgi Your life seems a bit too scripted, and sometimes you are exploited.  Still a  workhorse though.
Which File Extension are You?

If you’d prefer not to take the quiz, you can just take a peek at all of the possible results.


Progressive News - A Tale of Two Leadership Styles by Arianna Huffington

Filed under: General — Andrew @ 3:54 am

All I could think while reading A Tale of Two Leadership Styles, a piece written by Arianna Huffington was: Is this really Arianna Huffington who is ogling over Andrew Stern? Not that I’m complaining, but this and other happenings, such as Ed Koch deciding to vote for Bush show the strange political times that we live in.


Star Wars: Databank | Databank

Filed under: General — Andrew @ 10:33 pm

I came across the Star Wars Databank, while browsing information about the upcoming Star Wars release, Revenge of the Sith. If you ever feel your Star Wars knowledge lacking in any regard, the databank could almost surely rectify these shortcomings.


Filed under: General — Andrew @ 10:32 pm

I ran across - the online home of the Station Wagon this week during a sentimental Web search for car my mother drove during my earliest years.



Filed under: General — Andrew @ 7:22 am

I know that it isn’t nice to laugh at silly people, but sometimes I can’t resist.


NTFS vs FAT32 FAT16 FAT.Comparing.Performance.

Filed under: General — Andrew @ 8:30 am

Here’s a nice chart comparing NTFS, FAT32, and FAT16 F.

Costliest/deadliest/strongest tornadoes

Filed under: General — Andrew @ 6:45 am

I found this list of the costliest, deadliest, strongest tornadoes. As I’m currently freezing my butt off in Indiana’s current single digit temperatures, I tornado doesn’t sound all that bad right now.

I enjoyed the wording of the site’s description of F5 tornadoes on it page about The Fujita Tornado Scale:

Incredible Tornado. Incredible damage: Strong frame houses lifted off foundations and carried considerable distance to disintegrate; automobile-sized missiles fly through the air in excess of 300 ft (100 m); trees debarked; incredible phenomena will occur.

I must admit that a part of me almost wishes for one of these awesome phenomena to strike. Lately I’ve been struck by the degree to which contemporary society has sought to immunize itself weather. I remember being scared of tornadoes during my early years. The massive 1974 Xenia Tornado happened fairly close to my childhood home of Dublin, Ohio, and I remember more than once being shuttled down to the basement during sever weather. I also remember the blizzard of 1977 shutting down nearly everything (including school :) ) for a couple of weeks. A giant winter storm this past month only shut things down for only a couple of days. Perhaps weather-induced vacations are becoming a thing of the past?


Wanna Coach Ohio State?

Filed under: General — Andrew @ 5:00 am

One for ESPN link: The Ohio State coaching job came in at number 8 on ESPN’s list of the 10 best coaching jobs. I loved the following bit:

Drawbacks: A 10-2 season is a good way to get your ass fired. And for God’s sake, whatever you do, don’t lose to Michigan.’s 10 greatest rivalries

Filed under: General — Andrew @ 4:57 am

It’s no surprise to me that Michigan vs. Ohio State (actually, that should be Ohio State vs. Michigan ) topped the list of’s 10 greatest rivalries.

World Stadiums

Filed under: General — Andrew @ 4:40 am has a nice collection of pictures more than 8 500 stadiums in over 213 countries. It’s niche sites like this that make the Web so fun.


David R. Kendrick: What Makes A Fuckhead?

Filed under: General — Andrew @ 12:14 am

David R. Kendrick: What Makes A Fuckhead?

But this changeability makes the individual an unworthy foe and an untrustworthy ally — and hence, a Fuckhead.

LOL.. I love reading creative rants like this.


Stovetop Metalcasting

Filed under: General — Andrew @ 11:14 pm

Stovetop metalcasting looks too fun. If only I had a suitable workshop, I could have so much fun endangering my life. ;)


Zeldman sucks no more

Filed under: General — Andrew @ 12:04 am

Jeffrey Zeldman writes about quiting smoking and how it has put a damper on his writing and designing, since he has habitually linked smoking and creating for 30 years.

Hearing these stories make me dread my own smoking cessation, which I hope to accomplish sooner rather than later. When I think about it, I have a hard time even writing a simple blog entry smoke-free. Well, it’s not like I ever thought quiting would be easy.

This entry was written in collaboration R.J. Reynolds ;)


Yahoo vs Google

Filed under: General — Andrew @ 6:40 pm

Yahoo vs. Google and some other interesting search engine links.

Google - Yahoo Comparison: Compare the Search Results
yahoo! vs. google: information architecture
goRank Research - Yahoo Keyword Density Analysis Comparison to Google
Web Search Engines Comparison Chart Ranking - Search engine results and ranking optimization with thumbnail screenshots. Thumbnails screenshots snapshots thumbshot pictures images

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