Archive for date: February 9, 2006

HL2 Rube Goldberg Device: Reloaded

February 9, 2006 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

I remember seeing some of these Rube Goldberg devices setup using the Halflife 2 physics engine before, but not many are this elaborate and complicated. There are some really good bits inside. HL2 Rube Goldberg Device: Reloaded – Google Video Technorati Tags: Google Video, Halflife 2

Followup on Augustine Island Volcano

February 9, 2006 | Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

Several weeks ago, I blogged about the volcano on Augustine Island in Alaska, including a link to the Google satellite map of the area. Now, the NASA Earth Observatory has a nice picture of the ash plume from the February 2nd eruption of the same. Just to refresh your memory, here’s the link to the […]

Criminal Mastermind

February 9, 2006 | I Kid You Not | By: Mark VandeWettering

Honestly, with criminals this smart, how hard can a cop’s job be? Lori Menzel of the town of Kewaskum said the burglar left his Yahoo account open after checking his personal e-mail on the computer at her home.“He never logged out,” she said, adding: “He made himself at home here. He spent some time in […]

VoIP for free with the Sipura

February 9, 2006 | Asterisk and VOIP, General | By: Mark VandeWettering

According to my UPS tracking code, my Sipura SPA-3000 should be awaiting me when I arrive home today, and in a timely fashion, I found this link for setting one up to do free/cheap VOIP: GRYNX » VoIP for free with the Sipura I’ll post a complete review of the device itself after I’ve tinkered […]

Parasites on the Brain

February 9, 2006 | Books I Read, Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

Just in case you didn’t have enough to worry about on this fine Thursday, check out this interesting article: Damn Interesting » Parasites on the Brain Toxoplasma gondii may be the most prevalent human parasite. As many as 50% of humans worldwide, and up to 80% in urban areas, have been infected with it at […]