Archive for date: April 11, 2005

Poison Your Kids with Fast Food and Stupidity!

April 11, 2005 | Stupidity | By: Mark VandeWettering

Apparently a fast food chain in Tennessee has decided to use material from Kent Hovind (aka Doctor Dino) to adorn the placemats they hand out to kids in an attempt to “educate” them about dinosaurs. It’s a pity really, because Dr. Dino doesn’t actually know anything about dinosaurs. Or rather, virtually everything he does know […]

On the pope’s funeral…

April 11, 2005 | I Kid You Not, Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

Estimates are varied, but it seems clear that over a million people saw the pope’s body before he was finally buried over the weekend. Keeping with the spirit of brainwagon, let’s not dwell on the greater impact this man’s life had on the world, but rather just concentrate on the trivial aspects. Assume that each […]

Scanner Cameras

April 11, 2005 | Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

Courtesy of the Make Blog, here is Mike Golembewski’s page on Scanner Cameras. You can get more details on building a similar camera from Jason Yang’s thesis, A Light Field Camera for Image Based Rendering or Wang and Heidrich’s Design of an Inexpensive Very High Resolution Scan Camera System. Good stuff.

Spammers wear an IE hat…

April 11, 2005 | Blogging | By: Mark VandeWettering

I must admit, I’ve been a teeny bit perplexed by one of my website statistics: the majority of my traffic appears to still be using Internet Explorer. I would like to think that brainwagon readers are a bit more discerning, and would shift to using Firefox or Mozilla, both much better choices. But over at […]

Learn Chinese Characters

April 11, 2005 | Link of the Day, My Projects | By: Mark VandeWettering

Thanks to Susan for telling me about zhongwen.com, really cool site for learning chinese characters. I’m not sure how long this particular brain worm will last, but until it does fades, I’ll have a nice online reference for my exploration of Chinese characters. If you know zero Chinese (like me), you can still use this […]

A’s v. Blue Jays

April 11, 2005 | Baseball, General | By: Mark VandeWettering

With any luck, I’ll be podcasting, blogging, and posting photos from the A’s home opener later tonight. Update: It’s looking good. I have three separate devices charging their lithium ion batteries as I write this.