Friday, April 30, 2010

Reinventing the Wheel

This is brilliant - an omni-directional wheel. Here is Honda's U3-X:





Full story here.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Solar Beat

Ever wonder what the universe sounds like? This is worth a minute or two.



Damn, Pluto is slow... now I see why it's planet license has been suspended....

Monday, April 5, 2010

Changing of the Guard

I'm a little sad, and a little excited.

After many years of faithful service and numerous upgrades (2 motherboards, 3 cpu's, 3 heatsinks, 3 optical drives, 4 hard drives, 3 power supplies, 2 fan controllers, 2 lighting kits, and a few Operating Systems) it is finally time to retire my old "Hot Rod". I speak, of course of our computer that has most recently been functioning as our living room media pc.



We have just replaced the old beast with a new, store bought computer. It's a Gateway with the Intel i3 quad-core proc, 1 Tb sata drive, 6 Gbs RAM and Windows 7. It's super quite, very energy efficient, approx 1/3 to 1/3 the size of the old computer, and about 5 times as FAST!

I'm a little embarrased to have purchased a store-bought computer, but when I added up the cost of building a similar system myself, it was actuall a little bit more.

Here's some pix of the history of the old "hot rod" computer:









Friday, April 2, 2010

Today's Groove Challenge

A little shout out to my lady - Kathleen! Here's the challenge, put this song on and go back to your emailing and facebooking and try, just TRY, to not bob your head and/or shake your butt. I give you about 39 seconds :)

40 Thieves feat. Qzen - Don't Turn It Off (Brennan Green Mix)
"Qzen, drop it like it's hot!"