I went to check the PubSub LinkRanks for brainwagon today, only to find that my ranking, which had been floating in the mid 50,000 range, was now ranked closer to the 992,461. A closer inspection of pubsub indicates that positions beginng at 10 are all occupied by mystery domain deai.com. Methinks somebody has been gaming [...]
Archive for month: February, 2005
I liked this tutorial on making stencils from freezer paper. Apparently the shiny wax that is on freezer paper allows you to iron it onto cloth and it will hold in place while you ink your stencil. I’ll have to give this a try.
Check out this A nice and growing tribute to a remarkable individual. Includes some very recent photos and mp3s.
I just got my first issue of Make, and all I can say is Wow! Terrific magazine. Fifteen minutes after cracking it, I went to the website and subscribed, then went back and read some more. If you need food for your inner-geek-child, this is it. Don’t miss it.
The Register reports that major music labels are trying to get music retailers to increase prices. What a good idea! Let’s make it even more costly for individuals to acquire music, that’s sure to drive down the rates of copyright infringement! Seriously, what are they thinking? The problem appears to be related to Apple’s iTunes [...]
I’ve noticed something which I sort of find surprising: this website has no daily readers. I’ve been scanning the logs of all the people who come to my website, and by far the majority, probably 90% of all hits, come here via Google searches. Not from hitlists on websites, or directories, or anything else, but [...]
You’d think the brains behind Spaceship One would take some time off, maybe consider going to Disneyland, but Burt Rutan’s off on another spectacular venture: the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer is a go to begin its solo circumnavigation of the globe today. Good luck to Burt and to pilot Steve Fossett.
Well, this is a very short episode tonight. It was my intention to release a review of the Academy Awards tonight, and to shake things up a bit, I’ve engaged my wife to aid in this production. If you’ve enjoyed the keen commentary of Michael Geohagen’s Reel Reviews, well, toss all those high expectations out [...]
Well, the Oscars have more or less just begun, but the news is good for us Pixarians: The Incredibles won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. Congratulations to Brad Bird, John Walker, and all of my fellow monkeys who worked on the film. It’s always great to have played a part, no matter how small, [...]
It is with considerable surprise and sadness that I heard of the passing of Jef Raskin this weekend. I wasn’t a friend: merely an admirer of his work and his appearances at the Hackers conference. I found his delight with model airplanes to be infectious and genuine, and his innovative ideas to be thought provoking. [...]
I bought Grand Tourismo 4 the other day for my son (hey, it’s cheaper than buying him a real car) and I must admit, it’s awfully pretty looking. One of the cuter features is a Photo Travel Mode, where you can take your car (a charcoal gray Honda Civic in this case, don’t laugh) and [...]
Well, I am now closing in on a working MythTV installation (I hope), although a few problems remain. The quality of video coming from this old Brooktree 878 card is terrible, and as yet I haven’t been able to get sound working reliably. Besides prebuffering incorrectly, something having to do with the mixer is wonky: [...]
Michael Gorman explains his previous article as “satirical”. I think that his piece could be described as many things, but satire is not one of the qualities it could be said to possess in abundance. One wonders why he bothered to respond at all via the Internet, given that he only believes that edited/published work [...]
Underneath my relentless attention, I believe I’ve figured out one of the problems with my SV24 computer that I complained about earlier. I complained that something appeared to be shorting out. Closer thought told me that it sounded like the same sound the computer makes when the reset button is pushed. Worth checking out, think [...]
This post marks the 1000th entry in my weblog. Quite a milestone for me. I hope you all have found something useful or thought provoking in it. As an idea of what topics interest me the most, here is the list of the top 10 categories: Category Name Count Link of the Day 147 General [...]