February 28, 2005

Google, reformatted.

A handy collection of links to places that reformat Google's output.

February 25, 2005

High power green lasers

Cut through electrical tape with a laser: 30 seconds, $489.
Cut through electrical tape with scissors: 0.02 seconds, $0.58.
Having a laser that is capable of scary things: priceless.

(via Make)

February 24, 2005

Centrino wireless drivers

For the 2100, 2200bg and 2915abg adapters

February 22, 2005

Historic Microphones

Lots of pictures of old microphones, information about old broadcast radio, etc.
(via boingboing)

February 21, 2005

Destroy the Earth

Usual "don't try this at home" disclaimers apply

February 17, 2005

Office Space Wars

Your Friday video: When two movies collide.

Free Wi-Fi at Panera Bread

Because some people get it.

February 15, 2005

Ska for the Skeptical

Learn. Ska. Now.
(or maybe later)

February 14, 2005

Longline Tool

Make mosaics from the Long Line Flickr group pool.

Private Eye Covers

For the uneducated, Private Eye is a British news satire magazine. You can see all the covers going back all the way to page 94.
(via boingboing)

February 11, 2005

IBM T40 video drivers

I wrestle frequently with the video drivers for the T40 and persuading them to work with a 1600x1200 DVI display. Version supported this, unlike previous versions, but the latest,, does not. So it's time to use:
these drivers
with this.
Guess what? It worked, and now I have driver

February 10, 2005

Unobtrusive Javascript

A nice tutorial about the separation of Church and State markup, style and behavior.

February 06, 2005

Caller ID spoofing

For a few years I've told people not to believe what their caller ID boxes tell them. Last year a friend had her new credit card stolen from the mail, and activated from her own home phone number, or so the CC company thought.

Well, now you can make your own fake caller ID calls, for $0.05 per minute.

Bay Area Mash Up Scene

An interview with Party Ben provides a handy list of places to look for the latest stuff:
"There's Adrian and Mysterious D, the SF Weekly-award nominated DJs who started Club Bootie, and who make mash-ups as well--plus Adrian leads "Smash-Up Derby", the all-mash-up live band. DJ Earworm is the real artist of the scene, making epic, complex mash-ups out of four or five songs, and using some serious software and technology to really push boundaries. Appropriately, he's been featured at gigs at the SF Museum Of Modern Art. DJ Tripp out of Santa Cruz is incredibly prolific and attentive to new music, and is usually the first one out with a mash-up of a new song. Matt Hite runs a website called www.beatmixed.com that is a clearinghouse for all things remix-oriented, plus makes some mash-ups himself. Local synth-pop musician Tristan Shout has taken his signature techno style to his Kraftwerk and Moby-sampling mash-ups, and DJ Mei-Lwun has brought a crowd-pleasing attitude to his hugely popular mash-ups like Lynyrd Skynyrd vs. Nelly. DJ Jay-R spins at the Castro club The Cafe, and many of his bootlegs aim towards the campy side."
And don't forget Get Your Bootleg On.

February 05, 2005


Album covers that are knock-offs of other album covers. A wonder to behold.

February 04, 2005

February 02, 2005

How To Handle A Knife

In the kitchen, not on the street. Don't run with scissors.

February 01, 2005

Want to be scared?

Find out how many sex offenders live near you. Then look at the list and see how many are in violation of their registration requirements. Yikes.