Saturday, May 16, 2009

Blog Stats

Earlier this week, I passed 50,000 page loads.

This is staggering and humbling. I'm just a guy at his computer rambling on about this and that.

Thanks for reading me.

Friday, May 15, 2009

When Cars Meet Technology

OK, Ford has lent 100 of its Euro Fiestas to 100 lucky American stiffs. Today one of them was stolen. The bad news is that the car is so new that it isn't in the police database. The good news is that it has a GPS tracking system. Ford has been tracking it in real time.

Here are two little demo videos of just how cool this car is.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Blast From the Past

I came across this video in my Youtubing:

I miss TechTv. Some of their shows were lame, but "The Screensavers" with Patrick and Leo was fun and informative. It's no accident that my tv watching went into a precipitous decline when TechTv went away.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Vacation Plans

Not sure when we are going on vacation, but this cruise does look tempting. Check out their testimonials!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Kingston Reflection

Here's to our lord of Canterbury,
whose word no one relies on.
Who never said a foolish thing,
and who never did a wise one.

Original here.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

They Must Have Really Good Drugs

in Canada. The CBC has made at least one decent miniseries, "The National Dream". It cost $2 million back in 1971 and is likely one of the costliest things the CBC has ever made. It is also one of the more interesting things they have made as well. The CBC wants $400.00 for the DVD set. That works out to $50/hour for a miniseries that is over 35 years old.

At that rate, I would be shocked if even schools and libraries can afford it.

{H/T Kraalspace)

The Science of Star Trek

Every Star Trek movie some fan writes about where Star Trek gets the science right or where it gets it wrong. This movie is no exception (minimal spoilers).

Best line in the article: "The pressure inside your arteries and veins is kept relatively constant (unless I watch the news or Oprah, and then it skyrockets), so your blood won’t boil." Read the whole thing.

And go see the movie, it's pretty good.