Monday, January 31, 2005

Welcome to The Neti Pot Company (tm)

"The nasal passages are lined with a thin layer of mucus that is one of our body's first lines of defense against disease. A nasal wash keeps this layer of mucus moist, clean, and healthy."

INDC Journal: That's a Bad Day

"Back up your critical files before you send a computer away for maintenance or repair"

BBC NEWS | In Pictures | In Pictures: Fantasy coffins

"Isaac Adjetey Sowah's showroom in a suburb of Accra has some of the most colourful coffins to be found anywhere."

Saturday, January 29, 2005

The Skeptical Optimist: a1. National Debt

Some of you who have seen the new National Debt Thermometer might be curious about the history of our debt burden.

Friday, January 28, 2005

American Prospect Online - ViewWeb

“There is no crisis in Social Security,” said Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois. “We know that left untouched with no legislative changes, Social Security will make every single payment, with cost-of-living adjustments, for at least 37 years. People seem not to be buying the White House’s crisis argument.

Google Fight : Make a fight with Googlefight

"Make a fight! Type 2 opposite keywords:"

Project Implicit

"The demonstration site for the Implicit Association Test."

Monday, January 24, 2005


" will find out what thinks of you, your friends or anything!"

Saturday, January 22, 2005

What You'll Wish You'd Known

"When I said I was speaking at a high school, my friends were curious. What will you say to high school students? So I asked them, what do you wish someone had told you in high school? Their answers were remarkably similar. So I'm going to tell you what we all wish someone had told us."

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Two Minute Offense

"I think it was Charles Krauthammer who first said that the difference between Republicans and Democrats is that Republicans believe that Democrats are wrong and Democrats believe that Republicans are evil.

McDuck Capitalism

'For simple, readable, easy to understand examples of how the capitalist system actually works (as opposed to how Marx and Keynes claim it works) libertarians laud “Economics in One Lesson” by Henry Hazlitt. For my money, though, you can’t beat “Capitalism in One Comic Strip” by Scrooge McDuck.'

The Man in the Arena - April 23, 1910 - Theodore Roosevelt Speeches- Roosevelt Almanac

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

Squirrel Fishing

"A new approach to rodent performance evaluation"

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

An Alternative Inaugural Address

"What if George W. Bush weren't a compassionate conservative . . .
by P.J. O'Rourke "

Monday, January 17, 2005


"It's really very simple for anyone to build for their Mini-DV camera and is superior to a full-blown vest & arm for steadying Mini- DV shots"

Bottle Cap Tripod for Digital Camera by Yodobashi (6 Colors)

"The world's first bottle cap tripod by Yodobashi. It magically turns a bottle into a tripod, ideal for night shot and self protrait. The bottle cap tripod fits bottles with 28.5 to 30.5mm diameter."

Take-apart Camping Cooking Tripod.

"It cost $22.64 to build this tripod and its carrier. "

Build a tripod head

"Occasionally, you have a special need for a sturdy tripod head that can be used to support many different instruments."

Jake Ludington's MediaBlab - DIY Bottle Cap Tripod

"These step-by-step instructions for creating a digital camera tripod from a Pepsi bottle are inspired by the Bottle Cap Tripod for Digital Camera From Japan as featured in Gizmodo."


"using crutches to make a tripod"

$14 Steadycam

"The Poor Man's Steadicam"

The Comfy-Chair Revolution

"I've noticed a gradual change in public surroundings over the past few years, and I think it's driven in part by personal technology. Unlike the hard, unappealing settings of traditional retail space (ground rule: 'get 'em in, get their money, get 'em out'), more and more places instead appear designed actually to encourage customers to linger. "

(LILEKS) James : the Screed


I thought this would be quick - another Guardian column taking some snide swipes at the rude Colonials."

Sunday, January 16, 2005

The Red Sea (

"Want to know why George Bush won? Set sail into the crimson heart of America"

BMI Calculator at Keep Kids Healthy

"Fill in the following bmi calculator form to figure out your child's body mass index (BMI) and his or her risk of being overweight or underweight."

BMI - Body Mass Index: BMI for Children and Teens

"In children and teens, body mass index is used to assess underweight, overweight, and risk for overweight. Children's body fatness changes over the years as they grow. Also, girls and boys differ in their body fatness as they mature. This is why BMI for children, also referred to as BMI-for-age, is gender and age specific."

Marginal Revolution: Blink

"In one study we were watching newlyweds, and what often happened with the couples who ended up in divorce is that when one partner would ask for credit, the other spouse wouldn't give it. And with the happier couples, the spouse would hear it and say, 'You're right.' That stood out...for a marriage to survive, the ratio of positive to negative emotion in a given encounter has to be at least five to one."

Bach Cantatas Website - Introduction

"Welcome to the World of Recorded Bach Cantatas"

Friday, January 14, 2005

Rob Galbraith DPI: A look back at the NC2000

It boasted a 1.3-megapixel CCD — and the unprecedented advance of removable storage media — in a digital sub-assembly built around a Nikon N90 (F90) film SLR. All for a cool US$17,950.

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Infothought: CBS Report file has been modifed! Cut and Paste now prohibited!

"Encrypted: yes (print:yes copy:no change:no addNotes:no)"

Dave Barry Official Website

"The Pulitzer
Sunday, August 30, 1987

Vodkapundit - How I Spent My Christmas Vacation

"Because my wife loves me very much and understands sometimes I need to spend 15 hours in the basement doing 'cool' things, she got me a Lego Star Destroyer for Christmas."

Wednesday, January 12, 2005



100 things we didn't know this time last year

"Each week the Magazine picks out snippets from the week's news - interesting newsbites that we learn along the way, and find their way into 10 Things We Didn't Know This Time Last Week every Saturday. So at the end of the year, here is an almanac of those things we learned."

Monday, January 10, 2005

Kristof: It's Time to Spray DDT

"If the U.S. wants to help people in tsunami-hit countries like Sri Lanka and Indonesia - not to mention other poor countries in Africa - there's one step that would cost us nothing and would save hundreds of thousands of lives.

It would be to allow DDT in malaria-ravaged countries."

Saturday, January 08, 2005

The Sentinel Online - Archived Story

"The Mechanicsburg Middle School eighth-grader scored a perfect 1600"

Wednesday, January 05, 2005


"'OODA Loop' (Observation, Orientation, Decision, Action)."

Monday, January 03, 2005

Internet Anagram Server / I, Rearrangement Servant

All the life's wisdom can be found in anagrams. Anagrams never lie."

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Winds of Change.NET: The Toyota Taliban

"I've often seen the term 'Toyota Taliban' used to refer to non-governmental 'aid' agencies and U.N. bureaucrats. I've even used it myself on occasion. What does it mean, and where does it come from?"

Simon World :: Parents' prayer

"O Lord, let me give thanks to the makers of all Toy Story movies and water-based paint."

Saturday, January 01, 2005

In the middle of Iraq, it's gaming, gaming, gaming for the American military

"Soon after the battle for Fallujah ended in November, U.S. Marines brought their Xbox consoles, Gameboys and laptops forward and started fighting the Covenant hordes in ''Halo,'' Mario and Luigi's worst enemies and those irksome roommates from ''The Sims.''