Archive for date: September 22, 2005

Bracing for Rita

September 22, 2005 | Blogging | By: Mark VandeWettering

Josh mentioned this Houston blogger as one of those who is going to remain in his home and ride out the storm. I’ll be checking in from time to time to see how its going. Jkotr also mentioned Stormwatchers, a blog for Houston area bloggers who are similarly riding out the storm. Good luck everyone. […]

Most useless toy I’ve ever wanted…

September 22, 2005 | Toys and Gadgets | By: Mark VandeWettering

How about a plastic bunny that waggles his ears when you get mail? Or you can use it to send instant message. Or songs. Via Wifi. It’s… just… so impossibly useless. I need one.

Finding Blogs in the Short Head

September 22, 2005 | Blogging, General | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’m always on the lookout for new blogs to read. Unfortunately, it is often hard to find blogs that are interesting. I suspect that is because most of the blogs that I find interesting are in the long tail, rather than the short head, and search engines rely on the short head. For instance, witness […]

Eggs Stand on End at the Autumnal Equinox

September 22, 2005 | Astronomy | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, it’s hardly surprising, given that you can (with a little effort) stand them on end pretty much every day of the year. But today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day features Bad Astronomy’s Phil Plait demonstrating that egg stability seems to be unphased by changes in the seasons. Still, today marks the beginning of fall. […]

Cameraphone Picture Gallery

September 22, 2005 | Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

Wow. Why do all my pictures look like bad security cam footage?