Archive for date: January 2, 2006

Exterminate! Exterminate!

January 2, 2006 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Courtesy of the Make Blog, here is a construction article on how to construct your own 1/4 scale Dalek. I’ve podcasted about creating your own Dalek voice simulator before, so you can see that I’m crazy about Dr. Who already. I should build one of these and fit it with a voice synthesizer.

Upgraded to WordPress 2.0

January 2, 2006 | Blogging, System Notices | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, I’ve upgraded to WordPress 2.0. Like all previous upgrades that I’ve performed, this one seems to have gone without a hitch, and all things that I expected to work seems to work just fine. The biggest change that is immediately visible is the new posting interface, which uses a WYSIWG type interface. It seems […]

Cat Calls 911 to Help Owner, Police Say

January 2, 2006 | I Kid You Not | By: Mark VandeWettering

I don’t know if I buy this story, but it’s pretty cool if it is true, a cat hit the speed dial for 911 when his pet fell out of his wheelchair. Another reason that I like cats more than I like most people. 🙂

Dangerous Ideas

January 2, 2006 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Via metamerist, some new thinking to jumpstart the new year: The World Question Center asked lots of smart folks “What is your most dangerous idea?” The answers are wide ranging and thought provoking. Check ’em out.

Further Storm Updates

January 2, 2006 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, not just one, but three four separate segments of the fence which borders the back property line are down. It’s now a job that has transitioned between “Mark should do that in an hour or two” to “we should call somebody and let them do it”. I will be hiking up the hill to […]

Leap Seconds

January 2, 2006 | Astronomy | By: Mark VandeWettering

Unnoticed amidst last night’s revelry was the passage of a scheduled leap second. If you ever wanted to know more about them, you could review the U.S. Naval Observatory page on Leap Seconds. After reading this page, you should be able to understand why the insertion of a leap second does not mean that the […]