Archive for date: May 27, 2004

Beware the traitors that walk among us…

May 27, 2004 | I Kid You Not | By: Mark VandeWettering

Somehow I missed out that the NSA had banned Furby from entering their Maryland facilities. Can anyone doubt that beneath their furry exterior they are plotting the overthrow of the United States government? Well, perhaps not. But you can hack ’em to do all sorts of stuff, or just go straight for the Furby autopsy […]

Mini-FAQ Macro Photography, Frugal, mostly Digital

May 27, 2004 | Amateur Science, Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Today’s useful link of the day is to Mini-FAQ Macro Photography, Frugal, mostly Digital. This page has lots of good ideas for getting images from digital cameras, microscopes and flatbed scanners. I’ll have to try this sometime. My Zeiss-Jena microscope I bought at a flea market for $15 isn’t getting enough use.

Blondes Wrestle for Desirable Movie Role

May 27, 2004 | I Kid You Not | By: Mark VandeWettering

In entertainment today, Jessica Simpson and Britney Spears are both battling to play that most challenging of thespian roles: Daisy Duke on the upcoming “Dukes of Hazzard” movie. It appears that Jessica will have spare time since ABC rejected her proposed comedy pilot in which she would play “Jessica Sampson”, a ditzy blonde who joins […]

Next-gen VIA mobo touts speed, security, MPEG-4

May 27, 2004 | Toys and Gadgets | By: Mark VandeWettering

This website runs on a spiffy little VIA motherboard, so I was glad to see that VIA is about to release some new motherboards. You can read this preview on