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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Vector Racer

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Vector Racer looks like a simple “pen and paper” game but don’t let it’s simple appearance fool you. The object is to get around the track first by drawing only straight lines, give it try, it’s not as easy as it sounds.

Heavy Metal + Swedish Women’s Curling Team

Swedish power metal band Hammerfall made a promo video with, and for, the Swedish Women’s Curling Team – Metal: Is there anything it can’t make better? [via MetaFilter]

Monday, February 22, 2010

Old Man From Bus Fight Vid Tased @ A’s Game

Did you watch the bus fight video below? Well, it looks like Tom Bruso (known as “Epic Beard Man” around the internets) don’t take sh*t from nobody and he takes a tasing @ 1:16 into the video just to prove how hardcore he is. I hope that when I’m 67 I’m in good enough shape to go around getting tased at ball games and beating the crap out of guys half my age on the bus.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Don’t Mess With Old Men On The Bus…

Dude gets owned by a 67 year old man. [Found @ WTC] (site Not Safe For Work)

Cup holder, schmupholder – you need a full tray for your morning commute

 Cup holder, schmupholder – you need a full tray for your morning commute


 This my friends has potential...[via CrunchGear]

I Want To Buy This Headline Writer a Beer

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Does anyone else think s/he did this on purpose or have all the years of hanging out @ FARK just warped my brain?

Favorite Site Down?

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Is your favorite site down or is it just you? Go to downrightnow.com to find out. downrightnow covers the major blogging, webmail and social networking sites.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Now You Know The Rest Of The Story…

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I always wondered how he ended up in the garbage can.                 [ Click Here to Embiggen]

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mike McKrueger

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This is what happens when you wear a horizontally striped striped sweater to work, people get all Photoshoppy on your ass. Nice job Chrystle. If there really were a Freddy Krueger I’m guessing he wouldn’t approve of the hot pink plastic knives.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Shrimp on a treadmill = WTF?

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Okay, I’ve spent years on the internet and seen many things, some funny, some interesting and some deeply disturbing and I thought I’d pretty much seen it all. Until “Shrimp on a treadmill” that is. A shrimp on a treadmill? Seriously? Where do you even find someone to build a shrimp sized treadmill? The only thing I’m sure of is that there had to be taxpayer dollars at work here. Click the pic to watch the video.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Redmond On A Roll

Microsoft has announced it’s new Windows Phone 7 Series and it looks like a brand new OS instead of yet another band-aid slapped on the elderly WinMo code base. The phones won’t be available in the wild for a while yet but this is the biggest indicator yet of the size of the fire Apple lit under Steve Ballmer’s ample buttocks with the iPhone.

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More to come..

Sunday, February 14, 2010

My New Barbie Joke

In honor of Mattel’s Computer Engineer Barbie I have penned the following (with a little help from an old “Divorced Barbie” joke):

A man walks into the toy store to get a Barbie doll for his daughter. So he asks the assistant, "How much is a Barbie?"


"Well," she says, "we have Linux Barbie for $7.95, Windows Barbie for $19.95 and Mac Barbie for $29.95.


"What's the difference between them?"


"Yeah, well, it's like this. Linux Barbie is kinda homely and hard to play with out of the box, Windows Barbie is decent looking and does everything you could want and Mac Barbie doesn't do as much as the other two but she's fabulously dressed and really pretty."

 

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Disclaimer: I am NOT a professional joke writer.

Soft Shell Jacket from SeV -Want!

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19 purposeful pockets for travel including the TravelSmartSystem™

19, yes, 19 pockets. Sure It’s $175 but I’m worth it right? RIGHT?

Click the pic for product page. Facebook (click here)

The Ridiculous Business Jargon Dictionary

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Ever get confused by ridiculous business terms? Fear no more! Point your browser towards TheOfficeLife.com (clickity,click) and all your questions will be answered by The Ridiculous Business Jargon Dictionary. I’m almost ashamed to admit that this describes me to a tee…

Cubicle vultures [n.]
Those who gather office supplies from the desk of a fired co-woker.

What? Was that printer just going to walk itself from the ex-Director of Manufacturing’s desk to mine?

Viking Defense – My Favorite Time Waster

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It’s Flash , it’s fun, it’s free and it’s @ miniclip.com. I’ve never been big on tower defense games but I keep coming back to Viking Defense (even if it cheats sometimes). Click the pic to go to the miniclip Viking Defense page.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Teacher/Student Sex Scandal @ My Son’s High School – Oh My!

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Who says nothing ever happens in Brown Deer? Click the pic for article.

flOw for PS3 – Free download until midnight tonight @ PSN

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SCEA is offering flOw free until midnight EST tonight (2/13)

“flOw is a game about piloting an aquatic organism through a surreal biosphere where players consume other organisms, evolve, and dive into the abyss. With an embedded design of DDA (dynamic difficulty adjustment), players with differing skill levels can intuitively customize their game experience and enjoy the game at their own pace.” Click the pic to go to the official page.

EA Giving Away Free Classic C&C Games

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To promote the upcoming release of Command & Conquer 4 EA is giving away Red Alert, Tiberian Dawn and Tiberian Sun + Firestorm expansion. Click the pic to go to the download page.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

New Buckethead Album – w00t!

 

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More after I’ve had a chance to listen to the whole thing…

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Google rolls out “buzz”

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I’m not quite sure what the hell it does or why I should want to integrate social networking with my many Gmail accounts but I guess if I need all of my “Sue Ann needs horseshoes in Farmville” messages all in one place buzz will hook me up. Maybe I’ll actually use it (unlike wave).

Captain Phil Harris Dead at Age 53

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If you’ve ever watched “Deadliest Catch” on Discovery you know who Captain Phil is, if not you should probably pick up some DVDs (or at least hit the torrent sites). R.I.P. Phil, the show won’t be the same without you.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Welcome to the Apple Store!

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And hipsters wonder why people ridicule them. [via LATFH]

BlackBerry, so easy Kim Kardashian can do it.

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Currently Reading:

The Short Victorious War by David Weber - Baen Books

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The third volume of the “Honor Harrington” series by David Weber. If you’re not familiar with the Harrington books there’s a rundown here: Wikipedia "Honorverse" page. The first two volumes of the main series and several later volumes in the extended series are free at The Baen Free Library.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

iMeh

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After all of the hype, all of the rumors and all of the epic fanboy flame wars the iPad has arrived. The verdict? Meh.

I’m not an Apple person by any stretch but I must say I was intrigued by the iPad when it was unveiled but after having a bit of time to contemplate the latest and greatest out of Cupertino I’ll probably wait for a second gen iPad to come along that may “fix” some of the deficiencies in the first gen product.

The Good:
  • Nice looking screen
  • Appears to be pretty fast
  • ePub eBook format support
  • $499 entry price
The Bad:
  • Unfortunate name.
  • No Flash support. We all know Flash is a beast but HTML 5 is a long way out and I’m not ready to give up so many sites that use Flash.
  • No USB or SD card support without buying a $30 dollar dongle. Boo! Don’t nickel and dime me Steve.
  • No sideloading of apps. I’m sure the iPad will be jailbroken inside of a week but I’d rather not have to.
The Meh:
  • iPhone OS. For a device of this size and power the iPhone OS should be just fine. The downside is the App Store (see sideloading above).
  • The iBookstore. Supporting the ePub format is huge but charging $3-$5 more per title than Sony & Amazon – not so much.
  • Keyboard/Dock. The ability to dock the iPad in either portrait or landscape mode would be nice.
  • No webcam. I’m not a big cam user but facial recognition and Skype video chat might be nice.
We’ll see what further tweaks come along in the near future with Apple’s regular OS updates but for now I think I’m going to sit tight.
 

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