Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Fire in the Sky

If you've ever gazed up at the stars, especially if you were hoping to catch a shooting star you've got to see this...

As the voice-over says the video came from a police cruiser dash cam (man those things are great).

(thanks to my Dad for pointing this out)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

One of These Things...

Is not like the other. Just having a bit of fun with the internets this afternoon and this photo from Salon's home page caught my attention because I'd seen almost the same photo earlier during a bathroom reading session (that means EW time)...

So which hand is the Commish using to ram that dude's head into an aquarium?

Friday, November 21, 2008

Foto Friday - But You Can Eat It Too

This week's photo comes from Greg Takayama who blogs on food, photos, and life in general.
(photo from this post)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The LOIRP is Pretty Cool

The LOIRP is The Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project, what it boils down to is that NASA is in the process of digitizing and cleaning up old images from the early lunar orbiters in the late 60's.

They have a fairly interesting website complete with photo gallery explaining the process but also the long journey that the original data tapes went through before finally undergoing the current restoration and digitization.

The NYT had an editorial on the newly restored image and it's view of a younger, different earth today. Most interesting tidbit, in 1966 when the photo was taken Earth had roughly half as many people living on it as it does today.


(If you're into the Moon, MoonViews looks like it's worth a gander)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Gmail Makes You, You

So it turns out that Gmail makes your email address yours regardless of whether it has dots in it. I think it's really cool that yourname@gmail.com is the same as your.name@gmail.com.

Maybe that's just because I got some email from friends who inadvertently or because they had my address wrong stuck in some dots.

Google explains here.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Just Wow - Earth from Space

This video stitched together from still images by NASA astronaut Dr. Donald Petit is absolutely mind-blowing, you've got to see it.

(via Dot Earth, see also NYT profile of Dr. Petit)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Kenny Mayne is a Funny Guy

I don't watch much TV at all these days, and the time in my life when I regularly caught several Sports Centers was quite a while ago now. Today though I saw most of the 10am SC and they were hyping Kenny Mayne's new online show Mayne Street. Seeing as how Kenny was my favorite anchor back in the day (he and Dan Patrick regularly killed it, but I'd be remiss if I didn't throw Rich Eisen in there as well) I was glad to see he's still in the game and you know what else, he's still got it...

more stuff and future episodes at ESPN

So This is Pretty Cool

Follow the link, just trust me...

Oh, make sure you aren't in the middle of anything that you can't put off for a bit, this will distract you for at least a little while. There is just so much stuff going on, even more than it first looks like since you can hold the mouse at the bottom of the screen to scroll it down a bit and most of the icons are interactive, so yes you can press that button.

The woman speaking to you can be a teeny bit creepy though.

(via Kottke)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Mac vs PC - The Battle Continues

The folks at the Onion have the early comparison for you...

Apparently Snow Leopard isn't part of the joke.

(via Gadget Lab)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

If You Like Photoshop

Or even if you just know what the window for it looks like, you'll enjoy this shot from Flickr user wandaaaa...

(via Kottke, full size here, Blogger keeps chopping it off)

Monday, November 3, 2008

And I Was Only Using a #2.5...

Yikes! who else got nervous that the scantron would somehow screw up their grade or that they'd inadvertently cause a catastrophe?

(Seriously people, just add xkcd to your RSS already)