Friday, March 23, 2007

Important: Permanent Change

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This link is up-to-date and accurate, barring catastrophe.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Defective Analogies

"I think the U.N. should have a special division devoted to correcting defective analogies." - Scott Adams

This was in reference to...

...the Australian Muslim cleric named Al-Hilali who got in trouble for explaining his reasoning for why women should wear head scarves. His translated quote goes something like this: "If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside ... and the cats come to eat it ... whose fault is it, the cats' or the uncovered meat's?" - Scott Adams

I'd blame the meat manufacturer. Or perhaps the outside.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Laser Pointers

Laser pointers are no longer merely red and crappy. has an ever widening selection of laser pointers. They are available in three wavelengths. It would be cool to have one of each. Unfortunately, the prices shoot up logarithmically when you get into lower wavelengths.

Color: Red.
Wavelenth: 645 nm
Price: $10^1

Color: Green
Wavelength: 532 nm
Price: $10^2

Color: Blue
Wavelength: 473 nm
Price: $10^3

Of the three, I'd say the green is the best one at this time. Judging by the descriptions and specs, it is brightest and most refined.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Music Map of the 1900s

This is a chart I created in about 16 hours. It contains the majority of major music styles present in the United States during the 20th century. There is some extra information here and there, and in some places, there may not be enough. However, I estimate over 80 individual genres are represented in this map.

It's a rather complicated flow chart format, but just follow the arrows and you'll be fine. Dates represent approximate time of creation.

If you've ever been interested in an observation of musical genres and how they each influenced development of others, this chart will give you a decent amount of information. The Wikipedia has a significant amount of supplemental information which can tell you more about any of the genres I have listed.


Thursday, October 19, 2006

I call this amazing

Imagine a beehive with thousands upon thousands of bees emerging from it all at the same time.

Now imagine each of those bees was a car.

The Life and Times of Some Guy

I'm sure most of us have seen the now almost classic photo-a-day composition by this fellow, Noah. The man took a photo of himself every day for 6 years and made an animation out of it.

It is only natural that a parody work would be released, and here it is: The Life and Times of Some Guy.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Toy Car

I want one. It would have some practical purpose. I do live next to a river.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

In the mood for swing