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Been awhile

Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:37:20 +0000

Last post was in May, huh? Twitter and Facebook have kind of taken away from my blogging, but that might change in the coming months as Facebook makes more and more changes and I like the experience less and less. Only time will tell!



BBC News – The tent that turns into concrete in less than 24 hours

Wed, 18 May 2011 15:34:13 +0000

The past 12 months have seen a remarkable number of humanitarian crises with earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand and deadly tornadoes in the southern US being among the most recent.Among new innovations which could help relief efforts is a fabric shelter that, when sprayed with water, turns to concrete within 24 hours.Invented by two […]



Scott Adams Blog: Charlie Sheen 03/01/2011

Tue, 01 Mar 2011 16:56:01 +0000

I met Charlie Sheen a few years ago, on the set of his show, Two and a Half Men. The writers made a few references to Dilbert in an episode, and that turned into an invitation for Shelly and me to come down and watch the taping.Charlie was very friendly, and acted as though he […]



Southwest Pilot Holds Plane For Murdered Childs Family – The Consumerist

Wed, 12 Jan 2011 18:45:11 +0000

Elliott.org has the incredible story of a grandfather who was trying to race through the airport to get to the funeral of his 3-year old grandson who was murdered by his daughters live-in boyfriend. Despite getting to the airport early, long lines were going to make him late for the plane and all the TSA […]



Samsung Galaxy Tablet Review

Wed, 08 Dec 2010 20:48:51 +0000

I recently reviewed a Samsung Galaxy tablet from Verizon. Here is my take: The form factor of the device is too large to be used one-handed, yet that is how you want to use the device. The screen edges are not as large as the iPad’s which causes some erroneous input from time to time. […]



FoxNews.com – Mystery Surrounds Cyber Missile That Crippled Irans Nuclear Weapons Ambitions

Tue, 30 Nov 2010 15:38:00 +0000

In the 20th century, this would have been a job for James Bond.The mission: Infiltrate the highly advanced, securely guarded enemy headquarters where scientists in the clutches of an evil master are secretly building a weapon that can destroy the world. Then render that weapon harmless and escape undetected.But in the 21st century, Bond doesnt […]



The Associated Press: Living without a bank: Fees and confusion galore

Tue, 12 Oct 2010 19:12:42 +0000

NEW YORK — The nickel-and-diming never stopped.The fees were constant: $28 to cash a paycheck. $1.50 for a money order. A dollar or more every time I swiped the prepaid cash card I bought at the drug store.In all, I racked up $93 in fees in a monthlong experiment of living without a bank and […]



With a Little Help From His Friends | Culture | Vanity Fair

Wed, 08 Sep 2010 14:26:16 +0000

Sean Parker was sitting in World Civilization class at his Virginia high school when someone brought him a note. His father, it read, was waiting to take him to an orthodontist appointment. A chill ran down Parker’s spine. He didn’t have an orthodontist. When he got outside, his father angrily whisked him into the family […]



How To Use Apple’s AirTunes in Ubuntu/Linux

Thu, 26 Aug 2010 19:38:11 +0000

I’m a Ubuntu guy at heart, but the team over at bicycle-based IT company iSupportU, my home away from MakeUseOf, includes a couple of real Mac types. As such, a recent company memo stated that music can now reach our stereo over something called “AirTunes.”First, I grumbled about the typical Apple naming scheme, then I wondered if […]



World Of Technology: Complicated Mechanisms Explained in simple animations

Mon, 23 Aug 2010 15:21:37 +0000

Complicated Mechanisms Explained in simple animations via World Of Technology: Complicated Mechanisms Explained in simple animations. Very cool stuff!