Friday, November 26, 2004

Bought a CD

So I actually bought one of these CD things. Not liking to spend $15 on a piece of plastic; I got it of eBay for $5ish including shipping.

Of course, I haven't used a real CD in ages; just ripped it; put the music with the rest of my (legal; really) collection and put the CD media in the closet.

I can imagine that a conversation with someone born after the year 2000 would go something like this:

"What's a record?"

"It's like a CD only bigger and played on different equipment"

"What's a CD?"

The old new thing...

You ever wonder why Windows does some of the dumb things Windoes does?

Raymond Chen, a Microsoftie that's well-known enough to be mentioned by Joel explains the "why" for the "dumb."

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

NASA World Wind

I can't believe I haven't blogged this already. Weird.

NASA World Wind is one of the neatest free apps out there. Web services are used to download topographical or satellite images from just about anywhere. I found that the "USGS-1M" settings provide the best detail around the US. For instance, here's my house:



(X marks the spot; not all images have been updated recently; This one is at least 3 years old...)



Capital square in Madison.

Friday, November 12, 2004

Not a fan of Yahoo, but...

Best. Space Invaders. Ever

I didn't think it would be very fun (first level was REALLY easy) until I realized that I'd been playing it for 22 hours without a break.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Summer is over...

(as of last weekend... I'm a bit behind)


Notice all the crap in the third-stall of my garage:

  • a Hayabusa

  • a DR350

  • a Ninja 500

  • a Corvette

  • a riding lawn mower

  • a mountain bike (actually 2, you can't see one of them)



I think that does it for the stuff that get's you from "a" to "b".

Yes, my garage is sloppy. No I won't clean it. I use it.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

It's over...

Thank God Ohio didn't pull a Florida and make the country look foolish (again).

"The reason I'm most happy that GWB is re-elected is because it will piss off most of the blog community and about everyone that watches The Daily Show." says Evil Jason.