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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

They've gotten rid of the money in monopoly...

... and replace it with debit cards:

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

WOTD: stevedoring

- found in while riding the M31 bus
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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

LizzyBoo the Carpenter

Our cat LizzyBoo (>>) is helping with the renovations at the Cape; drop me a line if you'd like the details.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

You can publish your blog from now. I just tried it.

Here's our "rip-off of the week": The Wine Enhancer

Replacing the case on your Blackberry

This article describes how to replace the case on your blackberry, it was very interesting to see how the insides are assembled.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Maps of America and the World

This is a great map to set as your desktop: It gets
updated with the Sun's position, objects in orbit and natural disasters.

More cat videos: Expensive cat toy, daring leap.

Blogging the Bible

An interesting read:

Today's Anniversaries

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Terminator $200k

Samsung has a new Terminator model:

Unfortunately, this may not be a joke.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Video; Random Questions

<< Checkout this video, it's hilarious!

Anyone know how to: Steer google adwords to specific sites? Get pay per view of video news. Pay per view for old books.

Anyone going to see Denis Leary at Avery Fisher Hall?
Did you know that The Who's Pete Townsend is a reference in the OED.
"Betting on layaway is just a bad idea. " -Mark

This week: Pay-It-Forward; Ship graveyard on 60 minutes; Gettys-Blog


It's "Be nice to people week"

1) In Bangledesh or Bhutan, they run ships aground to junk them and harvest their metal for construction materials. It was featured on 60 Minutes.

2) Idea for a travel book based on a civil war route: "The Gettys-blog"

[My articles are usually very rough since I force myself to "post first and then ask questions later.". If I put something up raw it motivates me to fix it instead of never posting it at all out of hesitation (like wikipedia). Get it up and then we'll get it right in Rev 2.0. - I should find a way of keeping the chaff on a separate page so that the main page becomes the "best of" pate -Mark]
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Random questions

Can anyone recommend someone to change out our printer cartridge 1x per week.

Is anyone hiring for IT operations, both hi-levels and mid-level?

1) Anyone have a graphic family tree of the Christian religions?

2) Songs: "Free ride" vs "slow ride"?

3) Study shows 69% of data involves sexual innuendo;

4) How to save flv files from IE cache.

5) Can anyone suggest good civil war tours/hikes?
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Bunny letter opener

other videos: disk drop, disk drive, cats

Friday, November 03, 2006

Driving the "Prisoner of War, Missing in Action" Highway in PA

Nice sentiment, bad name. I'd prefer to name it for a single POW/MIA or the Unknown Soldier Highay, POW highway would work too, but not "Missing in Action Highway"

Also, Burger King has announced the "FryPod," a french fry container designed for your car's drink holder. [It gave me a laugh]

Just passed Dr Maulfair's, another unfortunate name

Crystal Cave is also in the area, we need to come back one day to see it.

7 PM: We're now in Virginville, PA.

5PM: We're on Route 222: justed passed Premise Maid chocolates, what a bad name.

[Sent via BlackBerry] Anyone know about the wifi-based Blackberry? or the Blackberry keyboard?

Friday, October 06, 2006

Imperial History

This is a cool map of Midleeastern Imperial History

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Restaurant suggestions

Rue 57
Tavern on the green
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Optical Illusions and Visual Phenomena

Optical Illusions and Visual Phenomena

Just another Saturday morning

Today I had to get my car inspected and had to run the gauntlet from the East side of Manhattan to the West side. There was a parade on 5th Avenue, so I had to go down park to get to the 50s.

Allegorically (how often do you get to use that word), today's commute literally paralleled the movie shoot going on outside of my office: "I am Legend" We had to wait 20 minutes to cross 7th avenue since they were shooting a car scene on the street. It got pretty ugly as the PAs tried to keep people from getting to work and forgetting to tell them that they can use the subway entrances to cross under the street.

Story 2: Giant insect invades Germany on Google Maps

Today's tip, try this free utility CloneSpy - Download to remove dupe files on your PC.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

DVD sniffing dogs

Dogs are the latest tools in the war against movie piracy: Oddly Enough

Monday, September 25, 2006

Payphone Warriors

Some people created an experimental game called: Payphone Warriors. The goal was to occupy some territory (like playing Risk). Read the site for details.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Monday, September 04, 2006 - TRON

This was an interesting version of TRON from the cycle's perspective.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

There are more fat people than starving people...

Here's a wonderful thought: "There are now more than 1 billion overweight people and 850 million starving ones in the world. "

In the news of the small, Pluto is back in as a "planet" and the Seven dwarfs are more famous than US Supreme Court judges.

Death by chocolate. And it's not even safe to be dead anymore.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Moscow Cat Theatre - Google Video

Anyone know if they are still in town? (they may have the summer off)

NYC TV - On the Prowl with Cat Greenleaf - Moscow Cat Theatre - Google Video

Saturday, July 22, 2006

MLA Language Map

This map shows all languages spoken in the USspoken by ZIP code: Map

Saturday, March 25, 2006 - New York City Beer Map

People are mixing Google maps with all sorts of other ideas. Here is's New York City Beer Map. Prost!

The Song Tapper and other Ephemera

I just found the The Song Tapper,it finds music by tapping the rhythm of the song's melody. Here are some useful mind hacks: Math without a calculator, learn morse code, and memory tools.

This months holidays can be found here.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

High Tech Cat Door

G4 - Feature - High Tech Cat Door -This video is cute. A Seattle guy built a cat d00r that checks to see if his cat is bringing dead animals into his house and locks them out if they do.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Guide to speeding up your PC

Check this list for speeding up your PC

MashUp web sites together

Some hackers are mixing together information on webisites into interesting combinations called Mashups. Try these:

Local events and places:

World news:

For a list, go here:

Monday, February 20, 2006

[Newsclip] Bad Samaritan Keeps Lost Camera; only sends CDs with Lost Photos

A woman's trip to Hawaii goes sour when she loses her Digital Camera with over 500 photos on her Memory Card. The good news was that some guy finds her Camera; the bad news was that he only sent her Burned CDs of the Photos ...

Sunday, February 19, 2006

[Newsclip] Google Maps Nighttime

Google Maps Nighttime takes the 128 megapixel NASA's "Earth Lights" image and adds a Google Map interface to it using the Google Maps application program interface (API). There are 7 zoom levels to it.

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[Newsclip] Javascript Shows More GMail Features

The same guy who predicted the Gmail for domains last week has found two new lines of code that hint at voicemail and integration.

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[Newsclip] How Computers Work

"Roger Young has a great free PDF on how computers work "This is a tutorial web book. All 152 pages of the large paperback book with 96 diagrams are on 38 web pages here. Even if you know nothing about electronics, you have come to the right place. If you are wondering how microprocessors work, you have come to the right place." "

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[Newsclip] Randy K. Milholland

"Typos are very important to all written form. It gives the reader something to look for so they aren't distracted by the total lack of content in your writing."
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Saturday, February 11, 2006


We're watching the Olympics with our friend Susan. Here's the trivia as it comes up:

During the parade of nations, we were discussion the way each country has a different name in very language here are the Countries by native names from Wikipedia.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Happy Chinese New Year

If you would like to see your name in Chinese, go here.

If you prefer ancient Egyptian, try this.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

More gift ideas for techies

Other gifts fromThink Geek: Original Ring Thing; cellphone headset, drink mug with lightning in it, PC remote control, electronic binoculars.