Archive for date: July 11, 2005

New Meme/Flickr Tag: Sign of the Apocalypse

July 11, 2005 | Sign of the Apocalypse | By: Mark VandeWettering

I had a brainstorm while picking up groceries at our local Raley’s grocery store. Sometimes, you encounter something so bizarre, so strange, so downright wrong that you just have to shake your head and wonder if the Apocalypse can be far off. Today, I had one of those moments, and checked to see if signoftheapocalypse […]

Doesn’t anyone test anything anymore?

July 11, 2005 | Rants and Raves, Stupidity | By: Mark VandeWettering

I snapped a picture of my Pac Man t-shirt using my Motorola MPx220 cell phone in its “self portrait” mode: where the viewfinder is echoed onto the screen that is on the outside of the flip phone. Thinking about it for a second, I had a moment’s inspiration and took another picture. This error apparently […]

Cell service shut off indefinitely in 4 NYC commuter tunnels – UPDATED

July 11, 2005 | Security | By: Mark VandeWettering

Boing Boing documents the quick imposition and then reversal of a cell phone ban in the Lincoln and Holland tunnels in NY. Apparently they were concerned over the risk that remotely detonated devices presented, but (as the NYPD apparently pointed out) the idea of having a place where people cannot use their cell phones to […]

The Incredible Edible Egg

July 11, 2005 | Cooking and Recipes | By: Mark VandeWettering

Courtesy of lifehacker, here is the account of one intrepid hacker attempting to learn the secrets of egg poaching. Interestingly, he comes up with a solution that I’ve never heard of before. I did have a couple of thoughts though. His attempt to use the conventional method (simmering water bath) was flawed by something simple: […]

Today’s T-shirt

July 11, 2005 | My Diary | By: Mark VandeWettering

Today’s T-shirt comes from a simpler time, a time when computers had only eight bits, and all colors were simple primaries. It is just beginning to dawn on me that things which are retro are actually the stuff from my teen years.

Blogs seen as powerful new tool in U.S. court fight

July 11, 2005 | Blogging | By: Mark VandeWettering

Yahoo is carrying the following Reuters’ article: Blogs seen as powerful new tool in U.S. court fight which talks about the role that blogs could play in the upcoming Supreme Court nominations. Pretty standard stuff, but I thought the following paragraph was interesting: Not all blogs are created equal. Many will become “ideological echo chambers” […]