Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wacky Laws Still on the Books in America

Here's an example of one on the list:

In West Virginia, anyone who taunts someone who decides not to participate in a duel or who declines to accept a challenge is guilty of a misdemeanor and can be sent to jail for up to six months and fined up to $100. - Wacky Laws Still on the Books in America - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News
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All Together Now!: 30GB Zunes Failing Everywhere, All At Once

tons of reports—tons—about failing Zune 30s. Apparently, the players began freezing at about midnight last night, becoming totally unresponsive and practically useless. Updated 12:00PMThe crisis has been dubbed by Zune users 'Z2K9', due to the apparently synchronized faceplantings across the country. According to tipster Michael, the Zune users experienced something like this: Apparently, around 2:00 AM today, the Zune models either reset, or were already off. Upon when turning on, the thing loads up and... freezes with a full loading bar (as pictured above).
All Together Now!: 30GB Zunes Failing Everywhere, All At Once
I haven't check mine yet. I may wait until a patch happens to fix the problem, but how weird is this?!
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Time for a getting hit in the cahones video compilation

The Nutcracker: Break Style - Watch more free videos

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Your Daily - Weekend Round Up Show 081228

Your Daily - Weekend Roundup Show for Dec. 28, 2008.
A show about the articles of interest I find on the internet and post during the week, and at the end of the week I try to tell my son about them on this show.


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The real origin of Laugh-Out-Loud Cats

At first I would have believed this, but the more of them you look at the more you realize it's not true. Clever though.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Tweetree - See your twitter stream and links in one window
Tweetree puts your Twitter stream in a tree so you can see the posts people are replying to in context. It also pulls in lots of external content like twitpic photos, youtube videos and more, so that you can see them right in your stream without having to click through every link your friends post.
Tweetree - Birds in a tree.
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Friday, December 26, 2008

Build your own camera, pinhole!

Corbis Readymech Cameras

"Take a break from your computer! Download, print and build your own pinhole camera. Follow the instructions and enjoy!"

Santa's Little Helpers - DIY paper dolls

Santa's Little Helpers:

"This is a Christmas papercraft of Santa's elves. The toy comes with a poppa elf, his son who is the apprentice, and a red gift box. These charming elves are ready and willing to help the 2007 Santa Squealer you can also download. Build them all and make your own holiday scenes."

Friday, December 19, 2008

Did you know Santa has brother. He does and it seems he's evil. True story.

Pre-Christian Alpine traditions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"The word Krampus originates from the Old High German word for claw (Krampen). In the Alpine regions the Krampus is represented by an incubus in company of Saint Nicholas. Traditionally, young men dress up as the Krampus in the first two weeks of December, particularly in the evening of December 5, and roam the streets frightening children (and adults) with rusty chains and bells. In some rural areas the tradition also includes slight birching by the Krampus, especially of young females."

Jungle book themed Black Flag flyer

FFFFOUND! | "Happily Ever After" on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Found this and more over on the found blog.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Poladroid project | the easiest and funniest Polaroid Image Maker

Download the free POLADROID application and launch it
Drag & Drop your photos Wait... wait.... wait again... or shake the picture.
Then look at or print your POLADROID picture :)
Poladroid project | the easiest and funniest Polaroid Image Maker

POLAPREMIUM - Polaroid Photo Gallery

POLAPREMIUM - Sample Gallery

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Myst Online goes open source, fans to make their own worlds

When GameTap shut down the servers for MystOnline: UruLive earlier this year, it was a major disappointment for the small, but dedicated, fan base the game had acquired over the years. Those fans will now have a chance to shape the future of the game, as developer Cyan Worlds has announced that the source code for the title will soon be released, giving fans the ability to mold and update the now-open source game as they see fit.
Myst Online goes open source, fans to make their own worlds

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Clearspring - Your widget just got smarter.
Reach over 80 social destinations.Launchpad is the premiere content sharing tool that you can quickly add to your webpage or widgets enabling them to be widely distributed and virally shared. Use Launchpad to distribute, manage, and track content across the leading:
Launchpad - Clearspring

Creative Commons Celebrates it's 6th Year!

Creative Commons is turning 6, and to celebrate we're inviting the CC Community worldwide to join the party!
Birthday Party 2008 - CC Wiki

Monday, December 15, 2008

"The Greatest American Hero" Returns in Comic Book Form

Although it only lasted three seasons on ABC, "The Greatest American Hero" still has quite a loyal following 25 years after its untimely cancellation. You can't keep a good television superhero down, however, and Ralph, Pam and Bill Maxwell are making a comeback in comic book form.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Human Slinky Video

YouTube - © Human Slinky real Talent, not a singer on AGT (HDV)

If I Die A Bacon-Related Death, I'd Like It To Be Because Of This

Who would have thought that simply weaving bacon together like a basket, covering it in cheese, and rolling it up into a cannister looking thing, would be the thing that finally made me so "I don't know if I can eat this." Although, I quickly followed that statement with "I'd like to try and see if I can eat this."
If I Die A Bacon-Related Death, I'd Like It To Be Because Of This |

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Naked 'Nirvana baby' now 17

Spencer Elden, 17, recreates his pose from 1991's Nirvana "Nevermind" album.
All apologies, but here we are now, 17 years after Nirvana's breakthrough album irreversibly changed music, and the naked baby pictured on its cover is still chasing dollars.
Naked 'Nirvana baby' still chasing dollars -

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Your Daily Weekend Roundup Show 081207


Turning the iPod Touch into a phone

The MP3 player can be transformed into a mobile phone with the help of a free app from Internet telephone company Truphone. The new app allows users with a Wi-Fi connection to make and receive phone calls via voice over IP with other iPod Touch owners, users of the Google Talk's messaging service, and customers of Truphone's Internet telephone service. The company said it expects to add the ability to handle landline calls.The app creates a virtual keyboard on second-generation iPod Touchs to dial calls and requires the addition of a headset and microphone.However, Apple doesn't appear to be too threatened by Truphone; the application is available for free download at Apple's App Store.
Turning the iPod Touch into a phone | Apple - CNET News

Thursday, December 04, 2008

RjDj » iPhone loop sampler

what is RjDj?
RjDj is a music application for the Iphone. It uses sensory input to generate and control the music you are listening to.RjDj is mainly listened to with headphones. Think of it as the next generation of walkman or mp3 player. The listening experience of RjDj is similar to the effects of drugs. Drugs affect our sensory perception, so does RjDj. RjDj is a digital drug which causes mind twisting hearing sensation.
RjDj » what the heck is RjDj?

70's photographs: Rock stars at their Parents Houses.

These pictures are strangely humanizing, showing these rock stars at their parents place. They all seem to have real, honest-to-goodness, “normal” seeming families (well, maybe except for Elton John).
70's photographs: Rock stars at their Parents Houses. Zappa, Clapton, Grace Slick, etc | Noise Addicts music blog audio blog

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Otis Legacy Project - visual, and audio oral history records

The Otis Legacy Project, focuses on preserving and showcasing the rich oral history of Otis Alumni. In this course, seniors will conduct an educational research project, applying multidisciplinary methodologies in collecting, presenting and preserving oral histories. Learning outcomes include a written, visual, and audio record of Otis Alumni accomplishments, contributions to their fields, and the historical context affecting their works.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

OpenID for Flock Extension

IDIB OpenID for Flock from phatbuddhaz on Vimeo.

This ALPHA version of OpenID for Flock senses when a user lands on a site that has provided them with an OpenID and allows configuration, management and tracking of OpenID credentials. This extension also detects when you are on a site that allows login via an OpenID
Flock Browser - Extensions | Flock

Songbird 1.0 is Here! Real Cool, but is it too late?

We set out to build an open, customizable music player. Today, we’re launching with dozens of integrated services, hundreds of add-ons, and a growing developer community. We’ll be the first to admit that there’s plenty left to do. And, while we’re not ready for everyone, 160k users a month are expressing their vote for an alternative music player.If you think like us, you’ve got huge aspirations and you’re out to change the world. You gotta start somewhere, this is our 1.0.
Songbird Blog » Songbird 1.0 is Here!

It's finally out of beta, much faster that before, and it's been several hours and it hasn't crashed on me yet. So that's a step up from the previous versions. I've been an on again, off again fan since it started. Let's see if this gets me on again. Although with tools like (now called load2mobile) and foxytunes which uses the in-browser yahoo player already working in firefox... could this music player be a little too late?

Dail2Do - common tasks by just calling a number and speaking

Dial2do_logo_nJust say the word

Dial2Do lets you do common tasks by just calling a number and speaking. Use it to send EMAIL or TEXT messages, record REMINDERS to help you remember things, post updates to your TWITTER or JAIKU stream and LISTEN to your favourite internet content. It's easy and handsfree
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Monday, December 01, 2008

PediaPress - Print Books from Wiki Content

Your Custom Book
You select the content from your favorite wiki and PediaPress takes care of typesetting, printing and shipping.It's easy!
* Go to Wikibooks (Wikipedia coming soon!).
* Collect articles
* Preview and order with PediaPress
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Sunday, November 30, 2008

KDE 4 Video Editor Kdenlive Released

The promising nonlinear video editor Kdenlive has made its first non beta for KDE 4, version 0.7 is on us. This closes another gap of the free desktop world: a usable open source video editor. Kdenlive has the potential to become the Amarok or K3b of video editors, offering comfort and elegance so far not available in alternative programs. The feature set looks amazingly complete and far exceeds the KDE 3 version already. Check the release announcement.
KDE 4 Video Editor Kdenlive Released

Friday, November 28, 2008

Batman Bruce Wayne is killed by his own dad in new comic book

Bad father ... Batman's dad
In a highly controversial new storyline Bruce, who first appeared in 1939, is killed by Simon Hurt – the leader of the shady Black Glove organisation.Simon claims he is really Dr Thomas Wayne, saying he faked his own passing when Bruce was a child.The superhero dies when he tries to stop his foe escaping by helicopter in the new comic Batman R.I.P.
Batman Bruce Wayne is killed by his own dad in new comic book | The Sun |Showbiz|Film

Thursday, November 27, 2008

LogoPond - Logo Identity Inspiration
A site of cool logo designs for inspiration

George Peppard's Password Plus "Rant"

YouTube - George Peppard's Password Plus "Rant"

Kinda weird to see Hannibal Smith go off on a game show about confidentiality.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Hey You Guuuuyyyys! A New Electric Company Starts in January!

The Electric Company Logo
The new Electric Company will feature a group of four culturally-diverse teens—Lisa, Keith, Jessica, and Hector—who have powers to make and manipulate words in (educationally) cool ways. From a natural-foods diner, somewhere in New York City, they fight word crimes, particularly those of the mischevious (but not truly evil) Pranksters. Each episode will tell a story featuring these characters, with animated and live-action phonics lessons sprinkled in here and there, focusing on vocabulary. That's something the original show didn't really do, but that's another sign of the times, since PBS Kids' research has shown that kids today need a lot of help on that front. They have also, as with the original, made sure to make the show funny, because they know they'll hold kids' interest a whole lot better if they do. And there will, again, be someone in a gorilla suit making occasional appearances. (There've been rumors of Rita Moreno making a cameo on the new show, and I'm holding out a little hope for Morgan Freeman and Bill Cosby, too.)
Hey You Guuuuyyyys! A New Electric Company Starts in January! | Geekdad from

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Bike Hero

Bike Hero
YouTube - Bike Hero

Sandy — your free personal email assistant, Closing Down in Dec.

Values of n [], the company behind Stikkit [] and I Want Sandy [], will be closing its doors. Both services will going offline at close of business (5pm PST) on Monday December 8th, 2008.
Sandy — your free personal email assistant

This is sad for me as I use this service all the time :(

Friday, November 21, 2008

Send Me

the goal of this site is to collect One Million Pennies ( 3.2 tons ) and try to spend them on a single purchase in a single day. Now this is where the fun comes in. Once I receive these One Million Pennies, I will get a film crew together and begin the adventure. I will begin by finding an armored truck service to carry the weight of the pennies. This won't be easy, because I will have to pay for it in pennies. Next, I will drive to a business and make a deal to purchase an item at the value of the leftover pennies. When the deal is ready to close and it comes time to pay, I will direct them to the parking lot where the money is. They can then decide if making the sale is worth the expense of trying to cash in and sort all those coins. Most business would be out of their mind to incur that cost.


Send Me Pennies

Anti Monkey Butt Powder

Anti Monkey Butt Powder is specially formulated to absorb excess sweat and reduce frictional skin irritation. It is Ideal for butt busting activities such as truck driving, motorcycling, bicycling, horse back riding, and extreme sports. May also be applied inside footwear, under sports pads, and other areas prone to chafing. Indoors or outdoors, work or play, or on occasions when you sit on your butt all day, don’t let your buns get red, use Anti Monkey Butt Powder instead!
Anti Monkey Butt Powder
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Thursday, November 20, 2008

tarpipe - Share your life
tarpipe makes it easy to share content across different social media applications.Automate your publishingCreate publishing workflows that can be triggered by e-mail messages, instant messaging updates and third-party applications.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

HAWAIIAN DICK Movie soon - One of my favorite comics

seems that they are making a movie of one of my favorite comic books, Hawaiian Dick. But starring Johnny Knoxville?
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Control Master
The Control Master
A film by Veer & Run Wrake featuring CSA ImagesHalftone City, USA. A peaceful metropolis of family values and space-age dreams. Mild-mannered blonde Dorothy Gayne secretly protects its citizens from harm. But dangerous new technologies abound. What happens when a powerful device falls into the hands of scientist-turned-villain Doctor Moire? Who will rescue Halftone City from this oversized creep? Watch The Control Master and find out!
Veer: Ideas: The Control Master
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Writer: the internet typewriter

Writer: the internet typewriter

A simple, no distractions writing environment. All you do is type. It saves your document automatically.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Interactive Mirror

Interactive Mirror from Alpay Kasal on Vimeo.

In an effort to dive deeper into HCI (Human Computer Interaction) by hacking together parts easily acquired, I set out to build something especially "non-computery" - introducing the Interactive Mirror. On paper, this construction looked like it'd be novel and fun. I was pleasantly surprised to see it was way more fun than expected once I fired it up.
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Friday, November 14, 2008

KDE on Windows/Installation

Konqi, the KDE mascot now also supporting MS Windows
You can use this installer to download and install the various binary packages that you need to run KDE applications on MS Windows. KDE is free and open source so you can build all the applications "from scratch" from their source code; but as a convenience for others, volunteers create these precompiled packages and make them available on the Internet.
Projects/KDE on Windows/Installation - KDE TechBase
I had heard about this but I didn't know it was active. Can't wait to run Amarok on my work computer!
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24 Hour Podcast

24 Hour Podcast
The 2008 24hr Podcast will kickoff on November 22nd at 11am EST and run a full 24 hours non-stop. Your host Todd Cochrane will have a variety of guest on for the 24 hour event.You are invited to stop in here or join us on his main website at GeekNewsCentral.comThis years 24hr Podcast event is to raise money for disabled veterans. We have a goal to raise $3000.00 this year.
24 Hour Podcast
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"A la peanut butter sandwiches!" - The muppets have a wiki

The other day someone was saying the sentence, "I'll send that to you" but paused on "I'll" and it sounded like, "a la". And my first reaction was to say "A la peanut butter sandwiches!" Then I asked him, who used to say say that? One internet search later I had my answer and found out the Muppets have a wiki too.

The Amazing Mumford is a talented magician, but his magic tricks sometimes go awry. His characteristic magic words are "A la peanut butter sandwiches!" After saying this, there is a puff of smoke usually accompanied by either a "poof" noise or magical tinkling sounds, and then after clearing, it reveals how the trick has gone wrong.Grover often appears as Mumford's over-eager assistant.
The Amazing Mumford - Muppet Wiki
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Spoonflower: Print custom fabric on-demand

custom fabric from Spoonflower
Spoonflower: Print custom fabric on-demand

Create your own fabric designs to use upload a patern or an image and it prints it on fabric by the yard.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Quite Possibly The Best Home Movie Ever

Even on a modern editing system, this would be a very complex project. Sid had something better at his disposal than a computer, a tape recorder, or a 16mm camera... He had his wits.MultiframeThe rewards for "Multiple Sidosis" stretch beyond scholarly infamy, and it's more than just a cult oddity. In 2000 the film was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation as being culturally significant (the same year as "Apocalypse Now" & "Shaft"). Better still - Sid can enjoy his notoriety in person. He just celebrated his 100th birthday, and he's still creating films.
Hi-Fi Audio - Retro Thing
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60's bands Inspired By Batman the TV series

In 1966, it was a regular occurrence for a rock or pop star to make a guest appearance on the popular (and even forgotten) television series’ of the day (check out our Cameos section for further proof). Batman was no exception, and through the course of its three-year run, the program featured such disparate musical acts as Liberace, Leslie Gore, Chad & Jeremy, Johnny & The Greenmen, and the great Paul Revere & The Raiders. On the contrary, the popular (and even forgotten!) musical acts of the day tried to capitalize on the show’s meteoric success by recording songs inspired by the program, whether they be parodies, tributes, or ditties aimed at a young audience.
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MyFace condoms - customized condoms - custom print your own message

MyFace custom Condoms
MyFace Condoms™Lubricated Latex Condoms FDA Approved with your personal message - Customize your own condoms with your name, picture or whatever floats your dingy. There are no set up fees and no ink color charges for short runs up to 500 pieces.
MyFace condoms - FDA approved customized condoms - custom print your own message
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

gTalk now has voice and video chat

Since sometimes reading "lol" doesn't deliver the same punch as actually hearing your friend laugh at your jokes, you can now use voice and video capabilities in your Gmail chat. From within Gmail, you can have an actual conversation with someone (seriously, out loud), or even chat face to face over video.
About voice and video chat - Help Center
It doesn't say if it works in linux or mac though. Guess I'll find out soon enough
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Batman Braver & Bolder - New Cartoon Network Cartoon

“Batman: The Brave & The Bold” debuts on Cartoon Network on November 14 at 8:00 pm EST/PST and teams Batman with a laundry list of fan favorite and cult characters from DC Comics’ pantheon, including Plastic Man and Metamorpho.“I’m calling in a big, Saturday morning bowl of cereal. It definitely harkens back to simpler times,” producer James Tucker told CBR News.Tucker, whose DC animated credentials stretch back to 1997’s “The New Batman Adventures” and whose most recent credit was as producer on the fan hit “Legion of Super-Heroes,” explained the more light-hearted tenor of “Brave & The Bold” wasn’t just struck upon as a youthful alternative to Christian Bale’s PG-13 growl, but as a way of keeping Batman interesting and relevant in his fourth animated incarnation in the past 15 years.
Comic Book Resources > CBR News: Making Batman Braver & Bolder
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Monday, November 10, 2008

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Your Daily... Weekend Round-Up Show 081109

Your Daily... Weekend Round-Up Show for Nov. 9, 2008
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LittleBigPlanet and retro arcade games

Little Big Planet, The game which was released last week in North America allows users to create their own levels. So naturally there’s a slew of awesome retro games being re-imagined in the LBP universe.
Here's an example of Defender. Kinda makes it seem like a Pixar film
LittleBigPlanet and retro arcade games » Drawn! The Illustration and Cartooning Blog
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Friday, November 07, 2008

Boomp3: Upload and share mp3 files

Upload & share mp3
Free unlimited audio hosting
Boomp3: Upload and share mp3 files
A site where you have unlimited audio uploads and it gives you a streaming flash player to post it. Curious to see how long it lasts but pretty cool while it does.
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Haunted Stories from the Jim Henson Lot - Podcast

In this very special Halloween episode of the Podcast, we hear about the many rumors of the "hauntings" at the Jim Henson Company lot in Hollywood, CA. Our tour guide (from the cast of Puppet Up! - Uncensored) knows the lot inside and out gives a detailed account of the property's spooky history. - 11:58
Haunted Stories from the Jim Henson Lot - Podcast

This is an episode I missed until now from Halloween and it has Grant Baciocco from The Radio Adventures of Doctor Floyd (which is up for a Grammy) interviewing a janitor about strange goin's on at the Henson lot. He always makes me laugh. Click the link and check it out
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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Picasa -- it's not just for photos, anymore!

Picasa 3 can help you easily manage all that video footage, just like it does for your photos, so you can organize, edit, and share your favorite movies. Videos appear right alongside photos in your Library. But when you double-click any video, you'll enter the "Edit Room", which gives you playback controls and some straightforward editing features
Google Photos Blog: Picasa -- it's not just for photos, anymore!
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Sockso - Personal Music Server

Viewing an album
Sockso is a free, open-source, personal music server for everyone! It's designed to be as simple as possible so that anyone with a mouse and some mp3's can get their friends listening to their music across the internet in seconds!
Sockso - Personal Music Server
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Sunday, November 02, 2008

Your Daily - Weekend Roundup Show 081102

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Body Part Pops

Body Part Pops
Halloween body part pops comes in 4 different flavors!
Brand New Products
Yuck and why?
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