Archive | August, 2009

I'm a Closet Artist… Apparently

I’ve always identified myself as a “scientific person”. I have a Computer Science degree (virtual high-five to Laurence Hartje), I’ve been obsessed with computers and technical gadgetry since I was 10 (virtual high-five to Grant Gochnauer) and I glommed onto software development at the age of 12 and have loved it ever since. I pretty […]

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Sickest Video Ever – Giant Cyst on Back is Endless

This is easily the sickest video I’ve ever seen… this guy has this innocuous looking zit/cyst on his back that his friend lances with a razor and then proceeds to drain… it looks like it might maybe have 1 good push of puss in there, but what happens and what ends up coming out of […]

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Drinking Out of Cups…

I don’t even really know how to explain…funniest thing I have ever seen. Random rant with even more random animation. The world needs more of this.

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Google Traffic on Surface Streets Not Perfect

Late for work? Just zoom-in! As Chris Hunkele points out, Google has launched traffic information for surface streets (no longer just interstates), but it’s not perfect just yet. Chris tells us: … it’s a little buggy, look at the east west curvy street (greenway), when zoomed in the traffic is fine, when zoomed out it’s […]

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I'm With the Band…

Too bad they aren’t. I love marching band.  I marched with the band as a songleader in high school, and now my son is starting his adventure with the marching band.  Call them what you will…band fags, band geeks…but the reality is that they have their own brand of cool, completely unfettered by the inevitable […]

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PS3 May Win… Years From Now with 3D and Motion Control

Back when the PS3 and Xbox 360 were first announced, we aren’t ashamed to say that we were avid fans of the PS3 platform… much more so than the self-aborting Xbox 360. It was a much higher build quality, the technical achievement of the Cell Processor was ridiculously complex and therefore impressive, it played Blu-ray […]

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CryEngine 3 PS3 Tech Demo

This is more of an aside, but Crytek’s Cevat Yerli shows off a demonstration of the upcoming (September ’09 release) CryEngine 3 and I’m floored. The enhancements that Crytek have gotten into CryEngine 3 are nothing short of amazing, specifically on the PS3. Cevat explains that over the years they have had two R&D engine […]

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Honda Insight Concept

Custom Diesel-Electric Honda Insight – 100mpg

Red Light Racing (site currently down) has a story about two mechanics in Maryland that did a custom modification to a standard Honda Insight hybrid gasoline-electric car by replacing the gasoline motor with a diesel motor. Out of the box the default Honda Insight is rated at 40mpg city, 43mpg highway. During an 1,800-mile road […]

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King of Fighters XII (Xbox 360) Review

Summary [ 5.5 out of 10] King of Fighters XII brings the long running mash up series into current gen but developer Ignition apparently didn’t notice as there is very little upgrading or innovation going on here. This ‘effort,’ if you can call it that, looks and plays last gen and charging $60 for this […]

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Take Google Search 2.0 for a Spin

In an attempt to compete with the oncoming shit-house that is Microsoft’s Bing, Facebook’s real-time Search and everyone else generally wanting a piece of the Google pie, Google has pulled version 2 of Google Search out of the garage for some beta test runs while they tighten the screws over the coming months. You can […]

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Something is Technically Wrong…

Now, I don’t know about anyone else, but I don’t find Twitter to be the most user friendly application on this “IN-TER-NET” that people seem to be so rabidly and insanely jizzy about. In an attempt to “follow” a friend of mine, I encountered the message, “Something is Technically Wrong,” accompanied by the above picture.  […]

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Helter Skelter: An Inside Job?

Forty rockin’ years after the infamous Tate/LaBianca murders, world-renown Manson Family historian Doug Stanhope claims that the killing spree known as Helter Skelter was in fact an inside job. And, while Stanhope might have mentioned this in passing via a MySpace status nearly a year ago, as the anniversary of the murders looms UMOA is […]

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SmugMug Downloader Web Start Link Fixed

It looks like on Mac the Java Web Start JNLP file used to launch the SmugMug Downloader had an invalid reference to itself and was failing to load — it seems on Windows this was working anyway.

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Pure Joy

It doesn’t happen very often, but once in a while you come across something that is so genuinely good and wonderful and completely above mockery that it must be shared.  Perhaps you have already seen it.  But, if not, enjoy!  It’s almost as much fun as kittens jumping into boxes. I actually got a little verklempt. […]

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