Another random link sent to me during the day... check out the video of the iBar. I gotta figure out how to build one of these for my kitchen!
Wow, the guy who made this huge lego aircraft carrier definately has a lot of time on his hands. (via digg).
An interesting and sarcastic (yet funny) article entitled Why your startup should use Ruby on Rails. All good points in there (for those too lazy to RTFA the point is really saying why you shouldn't use RoR), however I think a similar article could be written about your favorite language or framework. In fact, your favorite language sucks! :)
For anyone who has looked at RoR or Catalyst or any of the newer frameworks web frameworks available out there it's an interesting read. Amazingly the comments to the story haven't devolved into a flamewar yet. We can still hope though!
A mildly amusing list of annoying interview questions and answers.
"Tell me 3 of your weaknesses." "I work too hard. I never ask for a big enough raise. I tend to lie when I'm asked stupid questions."
-- Bit Brain
Here's some information on the features in the as-yet-unreleased Movable Type 3.3?. Highlights are tags (very web 2.0tm (c) (r), more ease of use and some nicer/better plugins. Oh, and no more Melody account by default (yay) :) Keep an eye out if you want to be a beta tester.
Probably hugely illegal, but there is a site with all calvin and hobbes comic strips. Gotta love that tiger :)
Very cool. The guys over at codeweavers have begun porting their excellent wine-based system for running windows apps seamlessly under Linux, to mac. Currently it requires X11, but they are working to remove this dependancy.
What this means is that there would be a potential for being able to click on a .xls file on your Mac-Intel desktop and have the windows version of Excel launch. Ok, maybe a bad example as office is available for Mac. A better example is Half Life 2, which is being worked on by codeweavers devs :)
I think I mentioned the Ghost Rider movie a while ago. Well, just saw that there is a trailer out there. Looks pretty cool, serious yet cartoony. We'll still see if it turns out to be an abomination to my childhood memories :)
Nothing is more fun than blowing things up, if you can't do that though, watching videos of things being blown up is pretty cool too. Case in point is the Trojan Nuclear Cooling Tower Implosion.
Very cool, not only is BSG Season 3 coming sson (well, October), but it's also going to be far darker.
I can't wait!
There is a good review of the latest iteration of Windows Media Player (version 11) over at Paul Thurrott's site. Looks a lot cleaner than the abomination that was version 9 and 10, I'll give this an install later today and see if it's usable.
I'm not a huge Microsoft guy, however I do like to know what is going on in the rest of the internet world. My buddy Dana has published a slidedeck with an Introduction to ISA 2004, the windows firewall. Looks very nice, and looks like a good reference for you ip[fwadm|chains|tables] people to check out.
Good work dude!
Combine really cool english accents and very reactive chemicals. Check it out. "Imagine if you will, a hand grenade going off in a bathtub." :)
See, by not going to a college or university with dorm rooms, not only did I miss out on all the panty raids and drunken bashes, but also the geeky way of partying, such as MIDAS: Homemade Dorm Room Home Automation System. Check out the 'party mode' video :)
I might be the last person to hear/talk about this, but I've found that the spam blocking plugin built into Movable Type 3.2 has been sucking lately. This morning I got about 100 blackjack spams, which confused me because I figured after I marked the first 50 as Junk, the system would be smart enough to know. Guess the new system isn't that smart. Anyway, I recently found the Wordpress Akismet spam blocker is available for MT. Seems to work very well. You need a wordpress account to get an API key, other than that though, there's nothing you see in the interface other than a huge lack of spam comments/trackbacks.
Now this is pretty cool... PawSense has software for windows that will:
PawSense analyzes keypress timings and combinations to distinguish cat typing from human typing. PawSense normally recognizes a cat on the keyboard within one or two pawsteps.
The software then locks keyboard input until you enter a human passphrase. This only works of course, if your can't doesn't know how to type.
Ever wondered what it'd be like to reprogram those street signs beside the road? Well, this guy did. Amusing :)
I have no idea what the show with zefrank is, but it's pretty funny.
Anyone out there want to check out the new Yahoo Mail Beta? Here are the instructions on how to get Yahoo Mail Beta. Basically you change your content to something like UK, go to mail, and you'll be prompted to join the Beta. Worked perfectly for me. Course, I don't use either yahoo mail or webmail, but it does look pretty neat.
Seems like a good day for trailers..... forgetfoo points to a Ghost Rider Revealed trailer, starring who appears to be Nicolas Cage. I guess my only real question here is "will this be a travesty". Ghost Rider was one of the few comics I read when I was a Wii lad, and while I don't remember that much of the details, I do remember how cool it was at the time. Will Nick Cage bring Johnny Blaze to life properly?
Homemade Animal Costume images. Almost guarenteed to be the most bizarre thing you see today.