Monthly Archives: April 2004


“We developed a way to image the grooves in a recording that is similar to measuring tracks in a particle detector” link link

PANTONEcolorstrology: what color are you? link

Wilson and Railroad Dice link

Bitter (and funny) ex-husband sells ex-wife’s wedding dress on ebay link

bad metaphors link

George Bush asks Japanese people to learn english link

404 Page not found link

The geek and pagan heirarchy


Brand name parodies link

One house survives forrest fire in a neighborhood link

Really complex series of steps to turn off the seat-belt reminder link

Traffic light turns red for speeders link

Cooking with high voltage link

Dell patents “Reboot and see if that fixes it process” link

365 days, 365 self portraits link

Coconut pearl? link

Art exhibit featuring naked bodies as a canvass link

Printing on stone tablets link

The color of numbers link

Chlorophyll Art link

Interesting self portraits link

Fainting goats link

Human clock link

Gulf wars episode 2 link

Idiot sells every possession (including clothes) and bets it all on one roulette spin (red) link

Bring back Kirk (aka computer animated bobble-heads) link

Working as Designed, Broken by Practice

I am on my way to Taco Bell ™ for lunch and take the 79 exit from IH-35. Right off the bat I notice something wrong. There is a huge line on the frontage road at the light. This is not normal for this time of day. As I wait for the light, I notice something even more strange — The car at the light just took a left turn on red!. “Hrm, that must be one impatient person” I think. Thirty seconds pass and I see the same thing happen — more cars are crossing the red light in-between holes in the oncoming traffic. Well, I will just wait and see what is going on when I get to the light. After the fifteen cars in front of me take their turns dodging traffic just to escape waiting, I come to the red light. Obviously, this light is stuck on red for two directions of travel and green for the third. Everyone has realized this fact (except for the traffic with the green light) and took advantage of this fact. I am surprised that the traffic with the legal right-of-way did not get upset at the cars crossing in front of them. Well, I of course did the same at two of the stuck lights (on both sides of IH-35).

While I would not normally bother following up on this phenomenon, I decided to call the police department and notify them of this. When I told the dispatcher what was going on, she replied that a fire truck must have passed and the lights will return to normal in “a couple of minutes.”

Obviously, there is something wrong with this and the city planners have not used what they have designed. There was no sign of the Fire Truck to give motorists a clue as to what is happening. The fire truck has some sort of remote mechanism to turn the light into this mode but does not use that same mechanism to turn it back off! Drivers are cocky bastards and will take their chances in their “safe” cars to try to pass the light.


Free Janet’s boobie link

Unmanned drones used to be used for surveillance. They have been upgraded with missles and now will now be able to drop laser guided bombs link

Reason magazine will put out next month’s magazine with customized covers of a satellite photo of the subscriber’s neighborhood with the subscriber’s house circled link

A sake marinade helps form wooden speaker cones link

Computer bag manufacturer insults the president in French on the laundry tag link

At the spacecraft’s heart are four pingpong-sized balls of quartz, the most perfect spheres ever made. To ensure accuracy, the balls must be kept chilled to near absolute zero, in the vacuum of the largest thermos ever flown in space, and isolated from any disturbances in the quietest environment ever produced link

Woman spotted yesterday reading today’s paper link

Paparazzi would love this foto-sniper camera link

Woven LEDs make flexible signs link

“little pillows from Heaven” could potentially turn your kitchen into a more hellish tinderbox link

Snow and ice festival in China link

Long John Silver’s offered free shrimp to America if NASA found water on Mars. On May 10th, it will pay up link

Office prank link

525 reasons to dump Bush link

How to make a polished mud ball link

How to homebrew sake link

StreetWriter is a modified cargo van, capable of printing messages on to the pavement while driving link

Put the constitution on the back of a 1 dollar bill link

Its hard to get fired from Jack in the Box link

According to FDA, Alcohol Powder can be labeled as a “natural flavor” link

The last meal on the Titanic was a 10 course meal link

You can cook food in your dishwasher by the way link

Monster truck ministries link

Yes, your children can paint with maggots link

Jeep with anime influences link

The music industry could learn some things from a street busker link