Sunday, October 26, 2008

shoetube?

Everyone knows about YouTube (Broadcast yourself!) now comes the first ever webchannel about shoes, shoetube. Dedicated to women who love shoes and apparently love to watch videos about shoes.

Another candidate for "too much time on their hands" and/or "is this really what the world needs now?"

Checkout "The Daily Shoe":





Cheers...

Saturday, October 18, 2008

If I had more time...

Okay so time does speed up as you age - everyone knows that. But what they don't teach you in school is how to account for this phenomenon. Leo Babauta of Zen Habits fame provides a list of "20 Ways to Find More Free Time."

The one I have found most effective and yet most elusive?
No. 12 - Do your Biggest Rock first. Of the three Most Important Tasks you choose for the day, pick the biggest one, or the one you’re dreading most, and do that first. Otherwise you’ll put that off as much as possible and fill your day with less important things. Don’t allow yourself to check email until that Big Rock is taken care of. It starts your day with a sense of major accomplishment, and leaves you with a lot of free time the rest of the day, because the most important thing is already done.

It's right up there with eat better, move more. Common sense but hard to practice.

Cheers...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

It's Only A Model...

...but it looks cool, is fun to make and it's free. PaperGuitar.com let's you download, print out, cut out and assemble your favorite guitars.

Right now the most popular is this Gretsch 7594 White Falcon.



Gives new meaning to paper, scissors, ROCK!

Cheers...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

This is your Brain on Light



We used to do this in the driveway on Independence Day with sparklers or when out camping with our cheesy flashlights. Of course when produced by German artists Cenci Goepel and Jens Warnecke who actually have some talent and imagination, the results are stunningly beautiful.
They call it Lightmark.

Cheers...

Sunday, October 12, 2008

I'll sleep well tonight...

...knowing that the scientist in this clip "doesn't think" there's any risk of the self-assembling robot technology getting out of control and harming us. Right...

Makes me think of Transformers meet Willard.




Cheers...

Friday, October 10, 2008

Psst - wanna buy some Uranium?

Seriously, when was the last time you heard that. Check out United Nuclear, a kind of homegrown Edmund Scientific that offers everything a maker could ever want to purchase for that special project.

Or for when you accidently knock over your trusty radiometer.

Oh and another thing, they're actually one company that's relocating to Michigan.

Cheers...

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Do you Hulu?

I've been decreasing my consumption of television viewing over the past dozen or so years to the point of rarely watching anything broadcast - except for the occasional Mythbusters or Dirty Jobs.

I never got into the Tivo DVR thing either but I have spent some time recently checking out free online viewing site Hulu.

Hulu brings together a large selection of videos from more than 100 content providers, including FOX, NBC Universal, MGM, Sony Pictures Television, Warner Bros. and more. Users can choose from more than 900 current primetime TV hits such as The Simpsons, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Office the morning after they air, classics like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The A Team, Airwolf and Married...with Children, movies like Men in Black, Ghostbusters, and The Karate Kid, and clips from Saturday Night Live, Friends and other popular TV shows and movies.

It's also rated as one of the 5 best streaming TV sites according to this Lifehacker readers' poll.

Cheers...