Archive of May 2004

Friday, May 14, 2004

Keg Cooling

For once it is nice to see grant money going into something of extreme importance!  You've got to be happy to see $20,000 going to develop a "portable method for keeping beer kegs cold indefinitely".  Is this a great country or what?  Go Adam, go!
May 14, 2004 @ 12:43 pm | Category:

Naked Gnomes

Here's what you do when your neighbors complain about your naked gnomes.  At least this guy has a sense of humor and is rolling with the punches.

Being I already have a gnome entry if I get another, I might just have to start a new topic!
May 14, 2004 @ 12:36 pm | Category:
Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Ghostbuster!

Another example of living vicariously through movies.  (A previous example can be found here.)  This time it's Ghostbusters.  A good movie, but this is about one fan-dork's desire to be a Ghostbuster for Halloween.  Okay, so you find a jumpsuit, strap on a cardboard box with a vacuum hose duct taped to it.  Alright, let's start drinking!  But, noooooo that's not good enough for fan-dork.  His costume has to be authentic!  And if you now want to be authentic next Halloween, you can buy his and save yourself some time at the expense of a lot of cash.
May 12, 2004 @ 12:44 pm | Category:
Monday, May 10, 2004

Pac-Man Live

What happens when you take a classic video game and cross it with the idle time of your average college student?  Why Pac Manhattan of course!  Oh, it gets better…it's part of a graduate course at NYU!  Ah, the pointless life of a liberal arts major.
May 10, 2004 @ 12:46 pm | Category:
Friday, May 07, 2004

PolarBlog Website

I've been mulling over my previous road map for PolarBlog development and decided it's not really the way I want to do things.  And the first manifestation of departing from the road map after V0.7, would be the new PolarBlog website!  The content there is currently lacking, but it's a start.  At this point I plan on focusing on documentation, release packaging and cleaning up/reworking the existing configuration framework.  The sooner I get these things done, the sooner I can invite others into the fold.
May 7, 2004 @ 12:52 pm | Category:

Tale of the tape…worm!

In The Worm Within, you'll find one man's tale of discovering he had been sharing every waking moment of his life with a tapeworm.  Follow his tale from discovery, diagnosis and demise!  Includes some amusing illustrations as well!
May 7, 2004 @ 12:09 pm | Category:
Thursday, May 06, 2004

Japanese Vending Machines

In a previous job I used to travel a lot for work.  And a good deal of my travel was to Japan.  So when I came upon the Vending Machines of Japan, it definitely struck a chord with me.  These things are everywhere over there.  To quote a frequent travel companion at the time, "You can't swing a dead cat without hitting one of those!".

Most of the time where we worked was quite a ways from our hotel.  So a taxi was generally the way to go.  But occasionally we would forgo the taxi and walk back to the hotel.  Our Japanese host always thought we were crazy for walking.  But they weren't aware of our "game".  A little something we called "Vending Machine Hopping".  It was very simple.  Every time you passed a beer vending machine you had to stop and drink one.  Needless to say we were pretty jovial by the time we got back to the Hotel!

Update: 05-12-2004

Okay, I can't say I ever saw this sort of thing while in Japan.  But I can say from being there that this would definately fit in!
May 6, 2004 @ 12:44 pm | Category:

I hope it’s not my Rhino!

I've long had a fondness for Rhino's.  And you could say that I have a bit of a connection to the SFFL's Rhino.  But I can only hope that it's not my beloved Rhino that is out cavorting like this one!

Oh, and you can completely disregard that spokeswoman's comment that "rhinos are not particularly intelligent animals".  She's very wrong about that one!
May 6, 2004 @ 12:23 pm | Category:
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