31 October 2006

Go carve a pumpkin

Category: Interesting Links,Life — Posted by Michael at 0505

In the spirit of Halloween, carve a virtual pumpkin. Not useful, but fun for a few minutes.

30 October 2006

Microsoft – From monopoly to purveyer of baked goods

Category: Interesting Links,Technology — Posted by Michael at 2105

I’ve long been a proponent of Mozilla Firefox. If you use the Internet, Firefox is the browser you should be using. (Check out Michael’s Guide to Spyware and Virus Prevention & Removal for more details).

Last week the new Firefox v2.0 was released. I haven’t had to much time to play with it, but it looks great. In celebration of this event, the Internet Explorer Team at Microsoft sent Mozilla a congratulatory cake. I don’t know what to make of this one. Was it a nice gesture, or does the black and white theme imply something else.

Well, either way, Firefox 2 seems to be kicking IE 7’s ass.

25 October 2006

A cat’s tongue

Category: Interesting Links,Randomness — Posted by Michael at 2104

Here’s an odd picture. Someone captured a close-up of their cat’s tongue. Will make me think a little more the next time Fluffy licks my hand.

Check it out here.

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16 October 2006

High tech (sort of) pumpkin carving

Category: Randomness — Posted by Michael at 1945

When I carve a pumpkin my tools are generally a few knives, spoons, etc. But now there’s a special pumpkin carving attachment to clean out your pumpkin. It it sort of like a egg beater. It’s called the Pumkpin Gutter. It seems like overkill to me, but hey, each to their own.

Check it out at http://www.getcarvingquicker.com/PumpkinGutter.htm while i go find my sawzall to cut out the eyes.

14 October 2006

Fried Coke

Category: Cooking/Food — Posted by Michael at 2039

OK, fried Oreos sound good. Fried Twinkies… maybe. But now something new has been born at the Texas Sate Fair. A guy created a new snack called Fried Coca-Cola. Now, it’s not really fried Coke, but it’s a Coke flavored batter that’s fried then drizzled with Coca-Cola syrup.

I think I’ll hold out for fried Moutain Dew, but you can learn more at WDSU in New Orleans.

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04 October 2006

Discovery Atlas is amazing

Category: Interesting Links — Posted by Michael at 2052

I’m a big fan of the Discovery Channel and it’s various other networks. They’ve now taken on one of the most unique shows I’ve seen yet. Well, actually calling this a show is probably a little bit of an understatement.It’s more of a spectacle or event.

It’s called Discovery Atlas. It’s a series of 30 2-hour shows that will be produced and aired over the next 5 years. Each episode profiles one country. The features some history, but mainly focuses on modern life in that nation. One of the things that makes this show so amazing is that it is shot entirely in high definition. It’s simulcasted on Discovery Channel and Discovery HD Theater. The camera work is breathtaking.

There is also a lot of content on their website including podcasts. It’s definitely worth checking out. China has already aired, next will be Brazil, Italy and Australia. My DVR is already set. They air Sundays at 9pm.

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