Well, William’s posts on cooking has inspired me! I love making my version of garlic spread. It is easy to make. It lasts for a while in the fridge. And it tastes excellent on freshly made bread!
IBM made the news again today. IBM decided to up the stakes in the Open Source movement and release 500 of their patents to implementors of open source projects. You can read more about it here. What made it even more cool and personal is that they included one of my patents (US06295538 Method and apparatus for creating metadata streams with embedded device information).
By shining a flashing light at a vibrating string you can clearly see whether the string is in tune with the light source link
Thieves take woman’s brain remote control link
Learning a language while playing the Sims link
Mel Gibbs: “The Patriot Act will put both of you (Neuharth and Mitchell) on trial for treason and convict and execute both of you as traitors for running these stories in a time of war and it should be done on TV for other communist traitors like you two to know we mean business. This is war and you should be put in prison NOW for talking like this. Who the hell do you people think you are? You give aid and comfort to our enemies and aid them in murdering our proud soldiers. You people are a disgrace to America. Your families should be put in prison with you, then be made to leave and move to the Middle East …This is a great Christian nation and god wants us to lead the world out of darkness with great leaders like President George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Communists like Al and Greg will soon be in prison and on death row for your ugly papers. We won the election and now you are mad. We own America and all the rights, you people are trash, go back to Russia and Africa and take your friends with before we put you on death row after a fair trial.” What is with people these days?! link
I am Military Intelligence link
Money wallet link
Inside a Sumo stable (start at the bottom and work your way backwards) link
What do you believe in even though you can’t prove it? link
How to turn a T-shirt into underwear link
Karakuri automatons link
Champagne chairs link
The Einstein Flip link
On Christmas Eve 2004, the Russian Strategic Missile Force test fired an advanced SS-27 ICBM. This test probably invalidated the entire premise and technology used in the National Missile Defense link
Parking garages link
Camera mail link
Kanzeni Marin Nitsuite (Its not obvious on the page that you should click on watch this movie) link
The BitTorrent effect link
2004 was an interesting weather year. It was slightly cooler. It was very wet (3rd wettest). And we had snow!
Austin definitely has its problems with weather. It is too hot and too dry during summer (100+ degrees, 30+ days without rain). And there are ozone action days and overcast days. It seems that, for 80% of the days in the year, Austin will hit 70 degrees Farenheit. The worst part about the weather is the flash flooding, hail, high winds, and tornadoes.
I have a pet. Well, let’s see. I feed it (lately every 2 or 3 weeks). I walk it (or at least I knead it). I eat it. What? Oh yeah, it is a sourdough culture. I should work with it more often.