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Panasonic SD5 - HiDef SDHC Camcorder
A self-purchase for my family and I. Upgrading from an old Sony Mini DV camcorder.Comment Icon
Interpol's got PhotoShop Skillz
Interpol has been able to reverse image effects unmasking a pedophile.Comment Icon
Amazon Launches DRM-Free MP3 Store
Cheaper than iTunes. Better quality than iTunes. DRM Free.Comment Icon
Raytheon brings the Pain Gun
"This machine has the ability to inflict limitless, unbearable pain."Comment Icon
How to Solve a Maze with Adobe Photoshop
This is the best hack of PhotoShop I have ever seen.Comment Icon
Urban Dictionary: Prewalking
Walking down the subway platform so that when you board the train, you'll be close to the exit or transfer point when the train reaches its destination.Comment Icon
How to Schedule MySQL Backups in Windows
Gotta love it when something you thought might be challenging is explained to be so easy.Comment Icon
Nintendo to release official MP3 Player for the Nintendo DS
The best handheld gaming system gets a media add-on. Nice.Comment Icon
Laptop sleeves like monster muppets
I don't care how much I like monsters and cartoons and such, I'd feel like the world's biggest weirdo if I actually carried this in public.Comment Icon
"Pee-wee's Playhouse" joining Cartoon Network's Adult Swim
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These are items that interested me, and I wanted to either share them, or make note of them so I could find them again later.

Stored Procedures - Good or Bad?

A good /. discussion on the pros and cons of using database stored procedures
URL: http://ask.slashdot.org/askslashdot/04/07/30/2324206.sh...
Type: Web Page
Source: General Browsing

Ancient hard-drive, guy in bunny suit

"imagine the inertia of 35 pounds spinning at 3600 RPM... It held a few megabytes at most"
URL: http://www.boingboing.net/2004/07/30/ancient_harddrive_...
Type: Web Page
Source: General Browsing

Dinner with Bill Gates

A Microsoft intern has dinner at Bill Gates' house

Return of the Jedi's new ending

Hayden Christensen worked into the ending. I also heard that when Vadar's mask is removed we will see Hayden there too.

How Fast Do You Read?

test to calculate how many word-per-minute you read at

diy matchstick plane

harness the power of house flys

Meet the Fockers

URL: http://www.meetthefockers.com/
Type: Web Page
Source: UseMyComputer.com (NSFW)

Pop vs. Soda

Using the World Wide Web to gather and process data from across English-speaking North America, I intend to plot the regional variations in the use of the terms "Pop" and "Soda" to describe carbonated soft drinks.
URL: http://www.popvssoda.com/
Type: Web Page
Source: UseMyComputer.com (NSFW)

How-To Turn your iPod in to a Universal Infrared Remote Control

not a simple process - requires: iPod, PC/Mac with sound recording software, a Pocket PC, and Griffin's Total Remote software and IR device ($25.99)


generate images of church signs with your own custom text
URL: http://www.churchsigngenerator.com/
Type: Web Page
Source: del.icio.us

The Mathematical Atlas

This is a collection of short articles designed to provide an introduction to the areas of modern mathematics and pointers to further information, as well as answers to some common (or not!) questions.
URL: http://www.math-atlas.org/
Type: Web Page
Source: del.icio.us

The Programmers' Stone

The purpose of this site is to recapture, explore and celebrate the Art of Computer Programming.

visualisation of how bittorrent works

add some peers (+) and seeds (s) and see the data start flowing
URL: http://aphid.org/btsim/
Type: Web Page
Source: del.icio.us

XHTML Frequently Answered Questions

I find it most interesting how the IMG tag is being replaced

IEBlog - the Microsoft Internet Explorer Weblog

group blog from the MS folk who work on IE
URL: http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/
Type: Web Page
Source: del.icio.us

4096 Color Wheel

yet another color picker - a good one though (re-post?)

Free SSH for Windows

want to access remote servers securely from Windows?
URL: http://www.jfitz.com/tips/ssh_for_windows.html
Type: Web Page
Source: General Browsing

Online Magnetic Poetry

you know those refrigerator word magnets, here you can arrange them online

Suckerfish Dropdowns (CSS+JS)

multi-level cross-browser expandable menus done with CSS and 12 lines of JavaScript

Revenge of the Tattooed Nerds

Pixilated Mega-Man, Exaggerated NES controller wrapped in fire, Apple logo on the small of the back...

Nintendo Shows Final DS Design

oh aww... stereo sound. Not only does this need great launch titles, it needs to do something cool with the extra screen while playing a standard GBA game

Video: Segway Polo

how posh. It's funny to see the guy falls off, but his Segway remains upright.

Common practices between guru CSS blogs

survey common practices like underlining links, or putting the main text on a white background
URL: http://phnk.com/design/survey/
Type: Web Page
Source: Waxy.org: Links

Throwing Tables Out the Window

great article on the benefits of redesigning your web site with semantic, standards compliant code (CSS)

Intraactive tour of Bill Gate's home

a trampoline room with a 20-foot ceiling
URL: http://www.usnews.com/usnews/tech/billgate/gates.htm
Type: Web Page
Source: General Browsing

Nintendo Entertainment Console

Homebrew combination of a NES, S-NES, N64, and GameCube
URL: http://www.the-elite.net/NEC/
Type: Web Page
Source: Slashdot.org

Ken Jennings shatters 'Jeopardy!' one-day winnings record

Ken already has over 1.3 million in the bank from his winning streak
URL: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=494...
Type: News Article
Source: FARK (NSFW)

Star Wars Special Edition Censor

this clips shows the same scene from the original SW vs. SE version, notice in SE the laser blast is never seen hitting the guy
URL: http://img.errorik.com/images-photos/2004/2004-07-23__S...
Type: Movie Clip
Source: General Browsing

Nike Billboard

Giant soccor ball crushing car - looks as if it was kicked from player on billboard. Fantastic!
URL: http://img.errorik.com/images-photos/2004/2004-07-23__n...
Type: Image
Source: UseMyComputer.com (NSFW)

Vintage video game commercials

TV advertisements from the 1970's and 1980's

Verizon VOIP VoiceWing

competes with Vonage - but just the same does not offer 208 numbers :C(
URL: https://www22.verizon.com/ForYourhome/voip/voiphome.asp...
Type: Web Page
Source: General Browsing

Bottle Cap camera tripod (a *better* DIY version)

make your own bottle cap tripod for about $3.37 in parts (not including the Dr. Pepper bottle)

Top 72 Corporate Theme Days That'll Never Make It

Quake-fest day on the LAN
URL: http://beta2.keepersoflists.org/index.php?lid=431
Type: Web Page
Source: Nathan via IM

Electoral Vote Predictor

data taken from state polls
URL: http://www.electoral-vote.com/
Type: Web Page
Source: Kottke

Conversational Cheap Shots

How NOT to talk!


Poorly-drawn cartoons inspired by actual spam subject lines!
URL: http://www.spamusement.com/
Type: Web Page
Source: Waxy.org: Links

Bottle Cap camera tripod (DIY)

make your own bottle cap tripod for about $1.50 in parts

Bottle Cap camera tripod

turn any soda bottle into a tripod

a brief history of the @

monkey's tail

Death by Robot

20 yrs ago was the 1st recorded death cause by a robot (in the USA)
URL: http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Risks/1.20.html
Type: Web Page
Source: FARK (NSFW)

Square and Pyramid shaped watermelons

They should make a watermelon skinned Nintendo GameCube
URL: http://akiba.sorobangeeks.com/news_8437.html
Type: News Article
Source: FARK (NSFW)

Armless Midget photos for sale on eBay

Sorry, bidding is over.

Google search circa 1960

I don't know who gets credit for this

SharpReader RSS Aggregator

Free Windows Program
URL: http://www.sharpreader.net/
Type: Software
Source: Waxy.org: Links


protective skins for optical media - stays on discs even when you play them

Peasant's Quest

Coming soon to a 286 CGA enabled PC near you
URL: http://homestarrunner.com/pqtrailer.html
Type: Movie Clip
Source: FARK (NSFW)

Infinity Climber

cool playground equipment

Dr. Goldberg

Dr. Pepper rip-offs
URL: http://www.negativeb.com/new_index/dr_goldberg/page/dr_...
Type: Web Page
Source: Gmail from friend

1961 Horror Monsters Trading Cards

A "Who's Who" of Classic Monsters Photos!

The Incredibly Evil Machine

Awww. Look at them go... (Flash animation)

How to fight airplane hijackers

Avoid swinging or slashing attacks if a thrusting attack is possible; thrusting attacks are always superior.

"A web page"

Artist paints huge screenshot of Google's home page, points web cam at it during its exhibition, Google purchases it for own office
URL: http://www.exonemo.com/NP/indexE.html
Type: Web Page
Source: Kottke

Build Your Own Electric Etch-A-Sketch

a project in which a user could control the movement of an Etch A Sketch using a typical serial mouse (total cost of about $37.20)

iPod gen4 - Longer battery life and $100 price cut

late adopters benefit!
URL: http://www.apple.com/ipod/
Type: Web Page
Source: Slashdot.org

Internet Explorer Saves Images As Bitmaps (.bmp Files)

Tech Note on how to fix this problem - even though I don't use IE anymore this always bugged me a ton when I did use it.
URL: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us...
Type: Other
Source: UseMyComputer.com (NSFW)

Google giving Picasa away for free

Picasa is a digital photo organizer (like iPhoto for Windows)

The Complete Guide to Isometric Pixel Art

2-Dimentional representation of a 3-Dimentional object
URL: http://rhysd.syntesis.org/tutorial/
Type: Web Page
Source: del.icio.us

What the President is Not

"I'm not an emailer."

Possible Follow-up Songs for One-Hit Wonders

How Are We Going to Get These Dogs Back In?

Free Meal on Your Birthday

Here is a list of restaurants that will give you a free meal on your birthday.

Patrick Norton officially leaving The Screen Savers

URL: http://kevinrose.typepad.com/kr/2004/07/tminus_3_days_a...
Type: Web Page
Source: General Browsing

Designating Offsite Links

use CSS3 to automatically format external links with an identifier

Guide to Advanced CSS Selectors

very nice resource if you want to get tricky with CSS
URL: http://www.yourhtmlsource.com/stylesheets/advancedselec...
Type: Web Page
Source: Google.com

Fun with Google searches

search query strings that return files (MP3s, ISOs, etc)

Pure CSS tooltips

add custom tooltips to your site with pure CSS (no JS/DHTML needed)

Gmail Wiki

I guess if you need one here it is.
URL: http://www.gmailwiki.com/
Type: Web Page
Source: del.icio.us

Optical Illusions

may be a re-post

FBI guide to concealable weapons (pdf)

photos, descriptions, and x-rays

Creating Firefox extensions

What are *your* going to make?

Eminem launching his own satellite radio station

"Now we'll be on Sirius 24 hours a day, playing the best hip-hop -- not just from Shady Records, but from everywhere. We'll deliver an uncut hip-hop radio station like never before."
URL: http://www.billboard.com/bb/daily/article_display.jsp?v...
Type: News Article
Source: General Browsing

Smarter Image Hotlinking Prevention

excellent guide - requires Apache - says that you need PHP, but really you can do that with ColdFusion, etc.

Firefox to add RSS integration with "Livemarks"

Livemarks allow you to bookmark an RSS feed and these appear as bookmark folders, with individual items in the feed appearing as bookmarks.

Braille T-shirts let people get touchy-feely

.::.:.: :. = Spank It
URL: http://www.newstimes180.com/story.php?id=178
Type: News Article
Source: FARK (NSFW)

LaCie pumps up 1.6TB enormo-drive

The BDE contains multiple 5.35in 7200rpm hard drives. LaCie doesn't say how many, but with four batches of 8MB buffers on the spec. sheet, it's a good bet there are four 400GB drives in there.
URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/07/13/lacie_enormo_di...
Type: News Article
Source: UseMyComputer.com (NSFW)

Purchase a new Iraqi Dinar (currency)

Current Rate: 770 NQD to every 1 USD

Flash Game: Vanilla

keep the tree balanced as it grows (click on flashing section)
URL: http://www.eyezmaze.com/vanilla/index.html
Type: Game
Source: General Browsing

Writing Efficient CSS

writting CSS in shorthand

Browser Cam

Browser screen captures in any browser, any version, any operating system.
URL: http://www.browsercam.com/
Type: Web Page
Source: del.icio.us

Everything I Learned at MIT

"One day I decided to scan in the notes from all the courses I took at MIT, in my four years there 1995-1999. Perhaps some of them will be of use to you?"

passed the Gmail 1 GB limit

You are currently using 1023 MB (102%) of your 1000 MB
URL: http://milov.nl/2592
Type: Web Page
Source: Waxy.org: Links

AmericanSegue: America at 10 MPH

Follow a guy on a Segway as he travels all the way across America
URL: http://www.americansegue.com/meetus.html
Type: Web Page
Source: Kottke

Unusual Words

Autotonsorialist: One who cuts their own hair
URL: http://users.tinyonline.co.uk/gswithenbank/unuwords.htm
Type: Web Page
Source: Nathan via IM

Flipped off by George W Bush

"I do believe the President of the U.S. just gave you boys the finger."

furry up your ibook

photo tour of adding fur to an Apple iBook

NYT on the return of "Family Guy"

I stay up too late to watch reruns on Adult Swim

Alphabetized Terrors

A to Z - or - Axeman to Zombies

How to Memorize

I have a hard time with names

personal photos gathered from p2p networks

the people that shared these probably didn't know the photos were up for grabs to everyone
URL: http://www.10eastern.com/foundphotos.html (NSFW)
Type: Web Page
Source: Kottke

Kerry + Edwards: Let's get it on

(flash movie)

SuperDeluxo4.2 wgets and cURLs

a blog dedicated to provided wget and cURL commands to collect stuff

ThinkGeek.com green laser goes 1.24 miles (with video)

review of the green laser

LinkSys high gain antenna kit for their wireless network line

increase both the effective strength of the outgoing signals, and the receive sensitivity for incoming signals

John Kerry and John Edwards can't keep their hands off each other!

Hugs, kisses to the cheek, affectionate touching of the face, caressing of the back, grabbing of the arm, fingers to the neck, rubbing of the knees...
URL: http://drudgereport.com/kerryk.htm
Type: Web Page
Source: General Browsing

livesearches using XMLHttpRequest

add instanteneous search results on your site using JavaScript with XMLHttpRequest and a little bit of PHP on the serverside (I am assuming PHP can be replaced with any server-side scripting language)
URL: http://blog.bitflux.ch/p1735.html
Type: Web Page
Source: del.icio.us

MP3 Blogs and wget

have wget automatically download all the free mp3s available, creating an near endless stream of new music to listen to

feedle's time lapse driving videos

URL: http://www.moremayo.com/video/
Type: Web Page
Source: General Browsing

Gmail Agent API v0.5

the best Gmail app I have seen so far - multiple account support (not that anyone is breaking the rules and has multiple accounts)

Max DesignColored boxes

one method of building full CSS layouts

CSS Photo Zoom

zoom image on mouse over - no preload

The Etherkiller and Friends

Don't mess with the IT department guys

Ten-disc "Matrix" DVD boxset planned

ten-disc DVD boxset in time for Christmas

Spider-Man: The Peril of Doc Ock

animated Lego short film

Disease Cards - Set 1

This card set has photos and information about some of the infectious diseases that CDC studies.
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/global/cards.htm
Type: Web Page
Source: del.icio.us

Five Habits for Successful Regular Expressions

This article uses Perl, PHP, and Python in the code examples, but the advice here is applicable to nearly any regex implementation.

Sliding Doors Meets CSS Sprites

optimize your page download by combining multiple images into one

A Gentle Introduction to SQL

An interactive SQL tutorial using: SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, DB2, Mimer SQL, PostgreSQL and Access
URL: http://sqlzoo.net/
Type: Web Page
Source: del.icio.us

pixelgirl desktops

desktop images

DBDesigner 4

Open Source MySQL Database tool

ColorMatch Remix

another color picker
URL: http://color.twysted.net/
Type: Web Page
Source: del.icio.us


free stock photos
URL: http://www.niblack.org/imagebase/
Type: Web Page
Source: del.icio.us

How To Write Unmaintainable Code

if you follow all these rules religiously, you will even guarantee yourself a lifetime of employment
URL: http://mindprod.com/unmain.html
Type: Web Page
Source: del.icio.us


translucent building blocks
URL: http://www.pixelblocks.com/
Type: Web Page
Source: Nelson's Linkblog

Nintendo Famicom papercraft (scroll down)

other papercrafts as well (Japanese)

Online MD5 Hash Cracking Service

can crack md5 hashes in this character range: a-z;0-9 [8] which means we can break almost all hashes (99.56%) which are created from lowercase plaintext with letters and/or digits up to length of 8 characters
URL: http://passcracking.com/
Type: Web Page
Source: Slashdot.org

Flash Game: Hide the Pot Noodle from your girlfriend

(hysterical girlfriend)
URL: http://www.gluelondon.com/creativeshowcase/hysterical_g... (NSFW)
Type: Game
Source: General Browsing

Pirated Sites

Show cases sites that copied their design from another site.
URL: http://www.pirated-sites.com/
Type: Web Page
Source: del.icio.us

Rock, Paper, Saddam!

DOUBLE YOU TEE EFF is two papers?
URL: http://bigmixup.com/rockpapersaddam/ (NSFW)
Type: Web Page
Source: del.icio.us

Office Space Wars: A movie about Jedis who go to work (29.4MB)

parody of Office Space, set in the Star Wars universe...

Facetop: Ghostly Videoconferencing

blends your camera image ontop of your desktop image - those aren't reflections you are looking at


classic music videos converted to text and MIDI

"We have a policy that we are not being hacked."

What is your policy?
URL: http://www.kottke.org/04/07/my-new-policy
Type: Web Page
Source: General Browsing

Amazon.com Knee-Jerk Contrarian Game!

just one of the activities you can do on the internet

Paper or Coin currency?

The cost of keeping a dollar bill around for thirty years is somewhere between 69 and 84 cents.

A Journey Through Bodie Ghost Town

Much better than the photos I took the last time in Bodie

Ghosts in the Machines

What Happens to Your Online Self When You Die?
URL: http://www.citypaper.com/news/story.asp?id=8182#3
Type: Web Page
Source: UseMyComputer.com

What's with the Flags?

Michael asks about the flags as half mast - he gets answers
URL: http://www.michaelbuffington.com/mb/perm.cfm/id/594
Type: Web Page
Source: michaelbuffington.com

Retropod iPod Case

Handmade from a vintage Sports Walkman
URL: http://www.retropod.com/
Type: Web Page
Source: Mike via IM

Buy yourself a walk-on non-speaking role in an episode of Sopranos

I thought all filming had ended... is this a fake?
URL: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&categ...
Type: Web Page
Source: UseMyComputer.com

GPS tracked Coke Can for promotion

URL: http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/040701/48...
Type: News Article
Source: UseMyComputer.com

Titanic in 30 seconds, re-enacted by bunnies

Also see "The Shining in 30 seconds, re-enacted by bunnies"

Matteo Pericoli

artwork as seen on the album "To the 5 Boroughs" by Beastie Boys
URL: http://www.matteopericoli.com/
Type: Web Page
Source: General Browsing

Copyright Basics

introductory reference

DHTML - Drag & Drop for Images and Layers

Cross browser

RSS Screen Saver

Day After The Party Photos

Gallery of photos of people - the day *after* the party
URL: http://foo.dimka.ee/day_after_party/index.html (NSFW)
Type: Web Page
Source: General Browsing

I know where Bruce Lee lives

kung fu remixer
URL: http://www.skop.com/brucelee/
Type: Web Page
Source: General Browsing

Sony NW-HD1: A New Walkman-Branded Hard Disk Player?

There's enough RAM on board to provide 25 minutes of skip-free playback.