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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Colbert- Way to piss of the Pres.

Apparently someone thought it was a good idea to let Stephen Colbert talk at the White House Correspondence dinner.

Way to funny if you have not seen this YOU MUST SEE THESE:



Learn to Adjust for inflation

Apparently, things aren’t so bad if you ADJUST FOR INFLATION.

Its so simple, if only if I had know this long ago.. its all so simple now.

Wow, all the best solutions are simple.

Toyota Yaris - Spider Commercial

Has anyone seen the Toyota commercials lately?

The Yaris, boasting some crazy gas mileage, has been burning up the airwaves lately with some pretty slick images. None more cool, IMHO than this mechanical spider made from a gas nozzles with a glass container for an abdomen.

Also the PIGGY and the MP3 version are pretty cool too.

All credit to: Picasso's Toykoplastic

Friday, April 28, 2006

Fat Cat

With all due respect to my brothers Blog, here is a fat cat you just have to hate.

Don’t get me wrong, I guzzle gas with the best of them but I’m not all like, frontin like a tree hugger about it. Ya know what I’m saying?

I know a ton of people have seen this already thanks to the AP:

House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Ill., center, gets out of a Hydrogen Alternative Fueled automobile, left, as he prepares to board his SUV, which uses gasoline, after holding a new conference at a local gas station in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2006 to discuss the recent rise in gas prices. Hastert and other members of Congress drove off in the Hydrogen-Fueled cars only to switch to their official cars to drive back the few block back to the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Best part, he probably does not even see anything wrong with what he did. Damn dude, hope you keep you mistress more on the D/L then this.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Avast Ye Pickaroon!

Thank you for Engadget for pointing out this one for me. Somtimes you find little nuggets like this that make you happy.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Spring In Michigan

Spring in Michigan brings a variety of weather.

These pictures were taken w/in 30 min of each other today with my phone.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Wolly Bear Caterpillar

Almost stepped on him, so took his picture instead.

Look Who Was Landing

In front of me Easter Sunday.

I guess this is really only impressive to me, but he was big, so I gave him a wide berth.

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HD DVD? What is it good for…

Absolutely No…Wait a minute. Lets talk about this. The reason I have a DVD player in the first place is the better quality, now I need a new HD DVD? I mean I have a HD TV so why not, right.

The real question is how much is too much. I mean the eye can only see what it can see. The bottom line for me at least is, this HD DVD that is clearly in its infancy is not ready for my living room. Like most things (tech wise) getting in on the initial round of offerings will only empty my wallet and usually leave me wanting the better model I missed w/o all the bugs.

Here is some quotes to let you decide.

From engadget:

If there's a consensus opinion, it's that HD DVD may be great for early adopters and HD connoisseurs, but less discerning viewers may not see what the big deal is.


To quote their quote form HD Beat:

As Ben Drawbaugh puts it on HDBeat: "Bottom line is that HD-DVD is great, but will you notice? If you can't tell the difference between DVD's and HBO HD than you might be just as well off with a upconverting DVD player.

On the other hand here is a quote from the comments section in the same blog:

“Naysayers say nay. That's what they do. The fact of the matter is HD-DVD has eight times the resolution of standard DVD. Whether a person notices that or not is not really relevant to me; you know, lots of people need glasses and they don't even know it. I'm not going to rely on the pronouncements of someone who says they can't tell the difference between DVD and HD-DVD.” (thanks Jeff)

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Lent is over.

Lent is over.



Whew…. I have been so busy flying lately that I have not had time to blog. 4 of the last 5 days to be exact. On top of the normal stuff that I do. Here is a rather fuzzy picture of Michigan International Speedway.

At the moment is void of crazy single minded race fans, that will come later this summer I suspect.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Happy Easter / Passover Everyone

Photo and caption credit: REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

"A Romanian girl hand-paints a traditional Orthodox Easter egg at Bucharest's Peasant Museum during a Palm Sunday fair..."

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Oral Gadget

I find it eerie that on the day I have a dentist apt Engadget does a story (here) about a new “gadget” to detect oral cancer using UV light.

The VELScope:

Here is what thy had to say:

…“Visually Enhanced Lesion Scope (VELScope), this simple, hand-held device emits a cone of blue light into the mouth that excites various molecules within our cells, causing them to absorb the light energy and re-emit it as visible fluorescence. Remove the light, and the fluorescence of the tissue is no longer visible.”

Since I don’t smoke, and do not use chewing tobacco, I hope I don’t have worry so much about this. At least it will give me something talk to the Doctor about between the x ray and the cleaning…

Credits to : Engadget, Medgadget and National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Spring Flower

And my hand of course.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Office Again

I was flying this weekend again.

This time I decided to take a better picture of the office. It seems it was a little hard to pick it out of that last post.

So here is a better picture.

CTIA Vegas Show: Sony Ericsson K790a

Another one of my picks from before : Sony Ericsson K790a. This showed up at CNET site as “coolest phone”.

Apparently the “a” is for America as this flavor (as apposed to the “I”) sports the quad band including the coveted 850 MHz so popular with us yanks.

I don’t know when this will be out but … me likey.

Sony Cybershot DSC-H2

Can I Pick em or what?

According to Hardware Zone…. Photo cred to them as well.

His new camera that I have talked about before is a feature filled, great photo taking little package.

Here are their thoughts:

"The Cybershot DSC-H2 is highly recommended for travelers who are more particular about image quality and functionality over outright portability. Though lightweight, the H2 is by no means a pushover where camera functions and image performance are concerned. Test pictures attested the H2 as a competent prosumer camera capable of taking sharp pictures with accurate color reproduction."

Keep an eye out, this should be out any day. At about $400.00 these should be really popular.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Slander in the City

Dear “The Onion” editors. (

Sure its OK to make fun of some cities but your recent article “Detroit Sold For Scrap” see full article here: Oh-n0-u-did-unt. Did you really want to poke at the former murder capital like that.

Hats off to you my friends, for having the extremely large huevos, while I see where you are going with the sarcastic/humor thing damn… Detroiters take their city seriously.

I mean they did host the Superbowl XL this year, and many positive things ARE happening in the city, it is true some of it could use some work.

Bottom line: your edgey tongue-and-cheek style might be funny, but beware who you take a swing at. I mean damn, Kwame’s personal security detail alone might be enough for me to think twice about what I say.

Origami revisited

After all the Origami fallout, I was left a little deflated.

I don’t know about everyone else butI was left wonder where are all those cool ultra portable PC’s at. Some are trickling in I guess. I have heard rumors or pricing (Samsung's Q1 can be pre-ordered from eXpansys for a mere $1,400).

But where is the rest of the hardware?

Check out the OQO 01+

This has been around WAY BEFORE the Origami hype, and its awesome.

First of all you can by this thing NOW. Second, it has a laundry list of features including: Tablet Edition XP (my fav), built in wireless, usb 2.0 and much, much more.

By it here at:

The downside: 3 hour battery life, and possibly to small to be practical but damn it might be worth the over $2000 price just to turn heads. Then again, maybe not.


With all the talk of crooked politicians, crooked cops, crooked accounting practices, and even the insidious crooked road… we have all but over looked possibly the most devious of all: The crooked hat.

Oh taker away of peripheral vision, you taunt me with you devious fashion backwards style.

I may not have the dexterity, yet, to right your errant path, but someday I will remember this and turn you in for a ball cap.

I will not let you ruin my perfectly happy mood, bring on the camera.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Environmental Hazard or Art?

Yesterday at the Park, I ran across this oil spilled on the sidewalk in the rain. (don’t ask someone always parks their car on the sidewalk behind the rec-center it drives me crazy)

As you can see, it made quite a striking statement on an otherwise dreary day. I am not sure if it was saying “look at me, I’m colorful” or “look at me, I’m enough oil to contaminate 1000 gallons of ground water.”

Saturday, April 01, 2006

More Useless Stuff remote style

Remote controls are a godsend. We all have em,we all need them. If only they could be better. I’ve got it! Voice activation! That’s right, for those of you that have trouble with pushing buttons, you can now program this remote to do all the work for you. *

I found this vcr-400 made by pogo products.

Full of neat features possibly most notable:

Language and accent Independent” voice activation.

Check it out at:

Next week: beer and pizza IV so you can even be a bigger pathetic blob.

* If you read carefully voice activation mode activated by pressing a button.