Tuesday, September 30, 2008

HD HTPC Video Card

This new card announced by ATI looks to be pretty cheap and has all the makings to become a very great HTPC video card. http://feeds.engadget.com/~r/weblogsinc/engadget/~3/407510677/

Previous cards suffered because they did not allow audio via the hdmi connection *sad times* meaning that you couldn't get (or it was SUPER HARD)HD audio to a reciever in any sane way. Now... one cable and you got HD video and audio. WEEEE.

Now if we could just get some of this cable card mess sorted out I MIGHT consider ordering cable LOL.

Nifty video about a photographer

This Photographer uses a LARGE camera to take some interesting photos.


Thursday, September 25, 2008

More lies from the Prop 1 No Campaign

Seattle Transit Blog has a good summation of a summation article in the PI about Cost to expand light rail under debate.

Now my summation: The No campaign is using a questionable way to count the amount of taxes collected for Proposition 1 in order to scare people into thinking that Proposition 1 is TOO expensive.

Rather then go into detail on why, I'll leave you to find the information on the blog posting here

It boils down to... if you are interested in seeing some REAL long term strategy for dealing with traffic in this area then Proposition 1 is the way to make that happen.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Boards of Canada and computer programming

A visual programing language produced by MIT called Processing produced this visual set to the music of Boards of Canada <

Metamorphosis from Glenn Marshall on Vimeo.

Intriguing

This type of night/light effect is intriguing to me. There are a few Sprint (I think) commercials with it, but this guy did it with a simple keychain led thingy and some time.

Light-Paint Piano Player from Ryan Cashman on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

More lies!

More documented lies from Palin... Her chances of becoming president if her and McCain win the election are not bad... do YOU think she would be a good president?

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2008/09/the-twelve-odd.html

Don't let her lies fool you!

A rundown of some facts disproving the false statements by Palin that her (Palin's) inexperience is "typical" of VP's of the past.


Oil and Electricity!

Financial news for today. Chrysler announces that they are moving forward with 3 electric cars. On the same day the price of oil fell. Ok not a great correlation... but one can hope that it becomes a trend.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Useless I tell ya!

I said it before here. These adds are a bit... well pointless.

Looks like the folks at Penny Arcade agree.

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/9/15/

Friday, September 12, 2008

Telcos FTL

It is pretty crazy that in the same case a company would sue a city for trying to provide services that the company refuses to supply and yet claim that collaborating with the city would be anti-competitive.

http://feeds.arstechnica.com/~r/arstechnica/BAaf/~3/390250299/20080911-telco-to-town-were-suing-you-because-we-care.html

More after the jump....

We face a similar sittuation in Seattle (in the city limits). I'm stuck with Comcast for my high speed internet because the molasses slow offerings from Qwest get my panties in a bunch. Sure Comcast will one day roll out some higher speed services, but it will no doubt be at a cost premium and they will still likely be behind what the likes of Verizon FIoS is offering.

Well why doesn't Verizon turn its cable laying machine towards the city (from the east side or north end of the lake where they have Verizon FIoS service). Well that would be because Qwest has an exclusive right to the telco in the city. Are you fucking kidding me?

So if Seattle decided that we were not going to wait for Qwest to get off their broke asses and lay some quality bandwidth pipes and that we were going to do it as a municipal network... very likely Qwest would sue, and delay delay delay until they could start their own project so they wouldn't miss out on funds.

It seems like it is time to break the Telco exclusivity rights that they have held a little too long in this country and let some true competition in. Or do what other first world countries have done and make the internet a utility run by the state. Either way the old way sucks and needs changed... where is Obama?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Smashing Javascript

Smashing magazine with a great roundup of Javascript tools for web developers.

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/09/11/75-really-useful-javascript-techniques/

More on the lie

Another illustration of the lies that the McCain campaign perpetuates.

Seems off base?

Maybe I'm naive or uninformed, but the exchange between Ken Jennings' Wife and the waitress in this blog post seems exactly like a friendly conversation no matter how I am thinking about the waitress (black vs white).

Am I missing something?

Not just a pretty face

Damon on Palin.


"I want to know if she thinks that Dinosaurs were here 4,000 years ago... I want to know if she banned or tried to ban books." EXACTLY! Why don't we know this stuff? What are they hiding her for? Where are the interviews?

There is a 1 in 3 chance that flat tire face won't make it through his 1st term... yikes.

Not that I'm trying to copy Kris or anything. He just posts a lot of cool stuff.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Palin stops here!

A nice UnNews article on the baby baby of Bristol Palin

UnNews:Sarah Palin's daughter's unborn child is pregnant

Choice quotes: "When asked how a nine-month-old baby could have climbed into Palin's uterus and impregnated her negative-four-month-old fetus, sources close to Palin reportedly said "It's not like it's Fort Knox up in there. You can pretty much just walk through the front gates. One time, she was wearing a skirt, and we were in math class, and a doorknob fell out. A fucking doorknob.""

Is McCain a decent person?

I think not, and to everyone out there who thinks otherwise I encourage you to look at what he is saying and what the lies he is telling, or enabling by not refuting is saying about his character. Do you want that kind of man as our president?

McCain's Integrity

Small town Values

Pigs and Lipstick

Such a crock
Pigs and Lipstick

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tea time

Gotta feed the monkey.

Lunch has made me...

full. As expected!

Yummy Pho from Hue.

Lessig on his entry in barak book

The embed is not working, so check out his site with the video on it: http://lessig.org/blog/2008/09/barackbook_fact_check.html

Monday, September 8, 2008

Drip!






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Originally uploaded by Plecebo


DOF practice

DUCKS!






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Originally uploaded by Plecebo


Who doesn't love ducks!?

Sunrise at Apollo's Temple


Bitchen sunrise at the temple of Apollo :)

Here we go!

Exciting new content! WEEE!

Lessig on the CC

A good overview of the CC movement and also some very entertaining digital remixes.
 

Best Computer Setup EVER!

This is probably the coolest computer (or screen setup) I've ever seen!

 LOL nevermind what the advert is for ;).

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Palin Fallicy!

Sarah Palin speaking at the RNC:
 
 *shudder* And so it begins.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Do you have time to think?

David Levy is a professor at my alma mater, and was my graduate school adviser. Excited to see him presenting at Google.
 

Chrome... shiny!

Google has released its own browser: Chrome http://www.google.com/chrome ARS Technica Reviews: http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080901-google-opens-up-new-front-in-browser-wars-with-chrome.html One of the most impressive technical innovations that Google has brought to Chrome is a multiprocess design. So if you are surfing to myspace and it crashes your browser... you don't have to worry about filling out that job application for the 3rd time. you can just close the tab for myspace and be done with that unholy cest pit. I haven't had a chance to use it yet... but it seems really promising!