Monday, June 30, 2003

Any of you in the UK a more regular blogger? A friend of mine would like to interview you for the Daily Mirror if you blog on a more or less daily basis, especially if you have your own. To quote her:
"All I would need is a 30 minute phone chat, questions to include who are you, what do you do, why did you get involved in blogging, how did you go about it, why is it so important to you etc. We'd then need to send a photographer to him or her and get a shot of them in their blogging headquarters"
If you're interested, mail me here

Sunday, June 29, 2003

Think your rice-mobile is the dog's danglies? Not without these it's not...
Not so much a case mode as a whole room mod. This guy's linked 9 pc's and 13 monitors together just to play flight sims.

Friday, June 27, 2003

My cousin Nick just sent me a copy of "Dirty Fan Male". Trunk Records, publisher of said item, have amassed some interesting links in the "toy" area of the site. Check 'em out.

Thursday, June 26, 2003

More casemods, this time from guys who not only have no social lives and too much time on their hands, but they also seem to have some real skill with fabrication and design.

Sphere (auto-translated from Japanese)


Monday, June 23, 2003

No idea what to do for a holiday next summer? Why not take a cruise with Face from the 'A' Team?

Friday, June 20, 2003

Not had your yearly fill of exploding microwave ovens, shattering CDs, magnetically launched projectiles and other high-voltage stunts? Well, these guys are here for you.

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Occurring at a mall near you...

- "We're sorry, but we can't rehire you because there's already too many Filipinos working here."

- A manager pointed at a poster of a blond-haired, blue-eyed male model and said the store needed more staff members with a similar appearance.

- A line of T-shirts that showed two slant-eyed men in conical hats and the slogan "Wong Brothers Laundry Service -- Two Wongs Can Make it White."

Is it "casual classic American lifestyle" or simply a pack of racists?
Re: this item. We have a bunch of jackasses in the White House. Is that why it's been raining so much here on the East Coast?

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

I have only one question about this item: when are they going to get around to treating the rest of France? And the French, for that matter?

Monday, June 16, 2003

non se·qui·tur (nn skw-tr, -tr)


1. An inference or conclusion that does not follow from the premises or evidence.
2. A statement that does not follow logically from what preceded it.

Example: Damn those Montenegran water-polo hooligans
Sure sounds like an interesting way to convince lots of people to install keystroke logging software onto their PCs. Then, someone with access to this central server could search for things like URLs for bank accounts or retail websites and sift through the keystrokes to find usernames, passwords, PINS, and credit card information.

Or maybe I'm just paranoid.
Huh? Does anyone see any point to this? At all?

Friday, June 13, 2003

If this had involved, say, Bernard Manning, I could have understood it.
If only this happened in real life. And went further. Much further.
The unfortunate URLs saga continues. Sadly, these sites aren't what you'd think:

Thursday, June 12, 2003

"... with the exception of certain celebrities and politicians, statements like Chipper's are almost always made by talking animals, superheroes, omniscient narrators, anthropomorphic trains, wandering magicians, friendly dragons, sentient heavenly bodies, Jesus, and other characters subject only to the rules of narrative causality"

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

A tasty update to the somewhat less interesting periodic table of the elements as baked up by a new coworker of mine.
I would have thought that the Falcon was the coolest case mod I'd seen yet to date, until I saw this... I think this guy needs to get laid (even!) more than the Falcon guy.

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

My childhood can best be defined by listing the things I did not have. I did not have any toy guns. I did not have any toy weapons, period. I did not have video games or a video game console, although I consoled (good pun, I think) myself by abusing Ataris and Nintendos at my friend's houses. I did not have a computer, although there were a few years in which I busied myself with a TI-99/4A. And, I continued my practice of abusing things that belonged to my friends, although I did much less "damage" playing Zork on an Apple IIE and dialing up BBSes on an old Wintel clone than when playing Pitfall or Contra.

So, in the cruel world of childhood politics, in which the winners are those with the best toys, why would anyone be my friend? It helped that I had the foulest mouth on the block. But, it also helped that I had the coolest Star Wars toy ever made...the "full-size" Millenium Falcon. You could seat Chewie and Han in the cockpit and stuff Luke and the ambiguously gay robot duo in the back. Over time, Star Wars figurines were not enough to entertain me and the Falcon. Many a GI Joe got to ride on the Millenium Falcon before facing an inevitable firecracker death in my neighbor's yard.

Why all the reminiscing? My memories were sparked by this awesome casemod. I have neither the time, the patience, nor the understanding wife to do something like this, but at least I can enjoy reading about it.

Monday, June 09, 2003

Dude, the folks at Blogger might have done a good job on the new UI, but the mechanics still leave something to be desired. I've got four posts sitting around since Friday that have not showed up on the actual published site yet. In fact, I'm just writing this message to see if this one will actually get posted and published.

Lord knows I've been associated with some buggy-ass software, but I always wanted to give the stuff a good strong round of testing before foisting it upon my clients. Reprobates could be the only blog with problems, but I doubt it.

UPDATE: Old posts have posted...but some bugs still remain...

Friday, June 06, 2003

For some reason, the three postings I made earlier today are simply not showing up on I don't get it. And must be having some problems as well now since the XML keeps puking every time I try to get to the Discuss pages.
Another prank for today. This is from a good friend of mine and one of the people that convinced my wife and I to buy a Prius.
This one is a real shocker. 80,000 a jacket?
I really enjoy silly little pranks. And they are doubly satisfying if they exploit weaknesses in the systems that manage our everyday lives. This one is the next on my list of things I must see for myself. It will be so much easier to just sign with a grid from now on.