Tuesday, September 25, 2007

How Many Blogs Is Enough?

So I haven't been updating here. What gives? I have too many blog sites. My regular posting can be found at the following:

Ars Gratia - every day thoughts and theological musings
Two42 - thoughts and resources for ecclesiology and missional Christianity
Boar's Head Tavern - Michael Spencer's group blog - the coolest Christians on earth

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


"Progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things."

--Robert A. Heinlein

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Lost America

...came across this one toady... Lost America

Photography of all kinds of abandoned stuff at night - lit up all cool

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

a fun book to read

The Dangerous Book for Boys - How can you ignore a title like that?

Friday, June 15, 2007


TED - Inspired talks by the world's greatest thinkers and doers.

That's how the site describes itself. Some of the talks will inspire you. Some will make you mad. All should make you think.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

who knew?

I don't have to use the command line that much in Windows, but I have been known to use some batch and kixtart scripting from time to time. What I wasn't aware of, though, was the SUBST command. It gives you a nice way to map a deep folder on your PC as its own drive letter. There is a catch, but it's still handy if you refer to a folder from the command line a lot. If you're a mouse junky, it's ok, but you could just make a shortcut to the folder.

Lifehacker: Give a folder its very own drive letter

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

RIP Mr. Wizard

Don Herbert, aka Mr. Wizard, goes to his rest at 89.

How Old Are Leviathan's Children?

A fragment of a bomb lance from the late 1800s was found embedded in the neck of a bowhead whale hunted near Alaska. This gives the creature an estimated age of 115 to 130, and some say they can live to 200. I wonder how many times this one contested with whalers over the years.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007

TV Links

It's a bunch of TV episodes available for download: TV Links

Warning: You will be tempted to spend too much time here.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Massive Deep Purple

From one of those "weird news" feeds: 1683 guitarists got together in Kansas City to play Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water" in a bid to capture the Guinness Book's record for most people simultaneously playing a song.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

It's a burning gas ball, not a person

My how we like to anthropomorphize things. The headline for this article reads "In space, scientists can hear the sun scream." It's talking about an observation that solar storms produce radiation in the audible frequency spectrum. It's actually pretty cool. I find it amusing, though, that we (and I'm as guilty as anyone here) like to personify so many things. It's too bad they didn't include an audio sample in the article. Sometimes those recordings sound like the background effects in The Forbidden Planet.

So no I'm off to listen to an old CD called O3 by Sunscreem.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

If you don't get it, just move along...

There are two types of people in the world: 1) those that can extrapolate from incomplete data

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

random life hackin' goodness

Ultimate Custom Keyboard

How much would you pay for a keyboard? Personally, I'm only in for about $30 if it has a ton of features, and I'm happy to use the $10 special. But of you're technologically insane and you like throwing away money, there is a keyboard out there for you. For just over $1500 - that's right, $1.5K - you can get the Optimus Maximus. You can fully customize the layout of this keyboard, create custom maps for games, languages, programming, writing, etc., and store them on a flash drive. Each key has its own LCD screen that you can program with any image you want. I'd love to have one, but there is no way I'd drop that kind of coin.