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Dr. Macro’s High Quality Movie Scans

Charlie Chaplin

Need some cool high resolution scans of old time Hollywood actors and actresses? Look no further than Doctor Macro's High Quality Movie Scans. Courtesy of metafilter.


SMS Message Courtesy of Yahoo!

I found out that you can use this link to send SMS messages via Yahoo!. Cool. I bet you could script this pretty easily and make it useful.


Plane struck by lightning imagery

Plane struck by lightning

Wow. Check out these plane struck by lightning images. Crazy. I found a link to this on Fark.


A Homemade PBX

Frequent readers of this blog will note that I'm a bit of a gadget junkie, and I'm particularly interested in people who build rather than merely use gadgetry. In that spirit, a while ago I played a bit with getting Asterix, a free PBX system running on my Linux box. This guy definitely has done one better: he built his own hardware pbx, complete with eight telephone extensions and the ability to process three voice calls at once. Neat, but the coolest thing was his justification of the project.

The only value this thing has is entertainment value. It's great when there are guests with bored kids, and once set up it gets plenty of attention from the adults too, if they are engineers that is.

I don't actually use it for anything.

It was worth building because it finally scratched that childhood itch.

There is no better reason to scratch.