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Cemeteries surrounded by parking lots

Cemeteries surrounded by parking lots

Tullahassee Creek Indian Cemetery – Sand Springs, Oklahoma Situated right between an ATM and a postal drop box, this Indian cemetery comprises about 1/4 acre of isolated turf in a parking lot outside Tulsa. It was founded in 1883 and took less than a century to become the inadvertent centerpiece of a strip mall. Read more about [...]

Mario etched eeepc

Mario etched eeepc

Last night I laser-etched the top of my Eee PC with the complete level maps of Super Mario Land ( on the Game Boy). Everything from the familiar layouts of 1-1 to the climactic battle with Tatanga in the clouds at the end of 4-3 is represented in the etching. This was made possible with the laser cutter at NYC Resistor in Brooklyn, where you [...]

What’s inside an EzPass?

What’s inside an EzPass?

E-ZPass before: (more…)

The Princess Bride DVD ambigram

The Princess Bride DVD ambigram

The latest cover of the Princess Bride DVD has an amazing ambigram. A suitably awesome cover for one of the finest movies ever made. (more…)

Electric Bath Ducky “One use only”

Electric Bath Ducky “One use only”

I’m not really sure what it means that the two people I showed this Electric Bath Ducky to both said it was a good gift idea, but I really like that on the back of the package it suggests: "Please make sure you have made the right decision." (more…)

Fake brands mall opens in China

Fake brands mall opens in China

China has confirmed itself as the "king of counterfeiters" with the building of a new shopping center dedicated to fake brands. Some of the brand impostors at the mall in Nanjing, east of Shanghai, include a McDonalds look-a-like burger bar called McDnoald’s, a Starbucks-style coffee shop called Bucksstar Coffee, and a wannabe Pizza Hut [...]

Why Am I Not Surprised That This is a Government Website?

Why Am I Not Surprised That This is a Government Website?

I guess the processors that do your benefits calculations have to go home to spend time with their families and sleep some time. Ohh, and if you are retiring after 2018, the answer is 0. That should be easy enough to program.

You are here.

You are here.

My first thought was: "this building was not designed efficiently" then... "holy shit, from a bird's-eye view it looks like anyone who is reading that sign has been inserted into a man's rectum." It was more funny when I thought it was accidental.

Who feels bad for being a pirate now?

Who feels bad for being a pirate now?

I agree, we should reward companies that refuse DRM. Good for them.

Should You Really Forward that Email? A Handy Chart

Should You Really Forward that Email? A Handy Chart

A message from US auto manufacturers

A message from US auto manufacturers

Piracy is environmental friendly

Piracy is environmental friendly

Like my man Mark Twain says: "Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first."

Thank god you’re a guy

Thank god you’re a guy

Happy Thanksgiving!

Automotive Family Tree

Automotive Family Tree

Interesting to see how automotive manufacturers are affiliated with each other...

New York City’s skyline nearly half a century apart

New York City’s skyline nearly half a century apart

Nearly half a century lies between the two views of New York City’s skyline shown in the pictures above. The two photographs were taken from the same point's a tower of the famous Brooklyn Bridge. The upper one was made only the other day and the lower one is over forty-seven years old. (more…)

Fix my computer woes?

Fix my computer woes?

Think of Megapixels in Terms of Cupcakes

Think of Megapixels in Terms of Cupcakes

Lifehacker has noted that cramming more and more megapixels into consumer-grade digital cameras isn't really giving everybody better pictures. These days, in fact, cameras with more than seven or eight megapixels per picture are seeing more noise and grit because too much information is passing into too small a sensor. One New York Times writer [...]

Visualized Linux Boot Sequence

Visualized Linux Boot Sequence

Most of us don't appreciate all the processes involved with our OS's boot sequence; we're far more interested in watching that status bar fill. In this visualization of the Linux boot sequence, each function is a node, and each line connecting the nodes represents a call, direct branch, or indirect branch. The image itself was created via [...]

PNG vs JPEG

PNG vs JPEG

JPEG isn’t always right. If you are one of those people who just assumes JPEGs rule the world and make all images JPEG, please stop.  There is a time and a place where you have to put the JPEG encoder down. It’s not a silver bullet. (more…)

Here’s my password Gmail Team

Here’s my password Gmail Team

Sad thing is, so many people fall for this crap... You better include your Social Security Number too, just to be safe.

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