Monthly Archives: June 2006

check it out

Argh! Google just launched their PayPal-like service, Checkout. Great, right? Well, no, ’cause they, like PayPal, also have a list of things they do not allow you to pay for with their service. Including: “Weapons: Firearms, ammunition, knives, brass knuckles, gun parts, and other armaments.” So no selling our handmade knives using google’s checkout. No [Continue]

under the sea

Think I finished the video editing for Dean’s underwater dvd. The divemaster on his trip to the Texas Flower Gardens shot about an hours worth of video over their seven dives and he let me copy it and Dean and I edited it down to about 17 minutes and added some Sting songs. I think [Continue]

finaces of terror

Finances of Terror September 24, 2001 “Organizing the hijacking of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon took significant sums of money. The cost of these plots suggests that putting Osama bin Laden and other international terrorists out of business will require more than diplomatic coalitions and military action. Washington [Continue]

letter to the nyt

Letter from Treasury Secretary John Snow to NY Times Managing Editor Bill Keller “Mr. Bill Keller, Managing Editor The New York Times 229 West 43rd Street New York, NY 10036 Dear Mr. Keller: The New York Times’ decision to disclose the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program, a robust and classified effort to map terrorist networks through [Continue]

fake name generator

Fake Name Generator “Your New Random Identity Switch gender: male / female Willie A. Silva 402 7th Street Katy, TX 77494 Email Address: Willie.A.Silva@pookmail.com (More information at PookMail.com) Phone: 281-392-5908 Mother’s maiden name: Stockdale Birthday: February 10, 1962 MasterCard: 5569 8355 2011 0439 Expires: 7/2007 Disclaimer Generated information is for entertainment purposes only and is [Continue]

didn’t make the cut :(

Well, The Good Ol’ Boys: Company Ink did not make the cut for the FX/It’s Always Sunny in Philidelphia contest. Crap. Of the ones that did make it, I’ve seen about half of them so far, and I think that the Nacho Chronicles is just frikin’ hillarious.

behind the scenes at disney

Behind the scenes tours at Disney World sound pretty neat, especially the scuba and the zoo ones. “When you’re in the water,” our guide, Amanda, instructs us as we line up on the metal grate at water’s edge, “you will be part of the exhibit. People will take pictures of you. They will go nuts. [Continue]

qotd

Referring to the barbaric practice in India of Suttee, General Sir Charles Napier said: “You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: When men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my [Continue]

how to cheat good

How to cheat good by Alex Halavais “ I just submitted my last set of grades for the semester. This is always a big weight off my shoulders, but since it will be the last set of grades I ever submit at the University at Buffalo, it is an even greater relief. And so I [Continue]

rabid dog brand dog food

Disney just came out with Old Yeller Dog Food. wtf? “That’s a character that most people wouldn’t even remember,” Andy Mooney, head of Walt Disney Co.’s consumer products division, said during a discussion with a handful of journalists on Wednesday. “Wouldn’t even remember.” Of course not. Have you ever heard of “repressed memories”, Mr Mooney? [Continue]

auctions can be fun

A local engraving company, they engraved anything metal or plastic, guess they did wood, too, just switched over from old school tech to new CNC milling machines. So yesterday my dad went to their auction, since we have a panagraph and are always on the lookout for more tooling and accessories for it. Apparently, no [Continue]