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Archive for August, 2005

Google Sightseeing

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Almost as cool as Google Maps itself, Google Sightseeing. Google Sightseeing is brought to you by Alex, James & Olly who take you to the best tourist spots in the world via satellite images from Google Maps & Google Earth.

Kim Komando

On many Saturday mornings, I’ll listen to the Kim Komando radio show, where Kim fields calls from computer users with problems. Most of the callers are dealing with Windows problems, and I often get a good laugh out of some of the situations these people wrestle with, because on most occasions there would be no […]

Wikipedia

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Just to ensure that anybody visiting my site knows the facts, Wikipedia rocks. I got to talking with a couple of the guys at work about encyclopedias today and mentioned Wikepedia; they had never heard of it. I was aghast. Everybody who wants to know about anything needs to know about Wikipedia. That’s all there […]

The Aqueon Fireplace

This is pretty incredible; the Aqueon fireplace provides a homey flame using nothing but electricity and water. That’s right, water. No magic involved; the unit uses an electrolysis process to pull hydrogen out of the water, and burns the hydrogen. I wrote a post on Gadgetopia about this, not knowing a lot about the electrolysis […]

Too much to do…

… so I sit around doing nothing. This seems to be a problem with me; my mental to-do list piles up mightily and my mind just goes into shutdown. I know what I need to do, and know that it will be quite satisfying to get those things done, but the getting started is the […]

The Commonly Confused Words Test

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The Commonly Confused Words Test English Genius You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 93% Expert! You did so extremely well, even I can’t find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don’t. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you’re not afraid […]

Jalopnik

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Speaking of Jalopnik, I think it’s only appropriate that I mention that site here after bringing up the post on the Dodge Shelbys. It’s another Gawker Media site that looks at all things automotive. The writers seem to have the same likes & dislikes as me, and do a great job of throwing in good […]

the Shelby Dodge pages

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I just ran across this on Jalopnik; the Shelby Dodge pages. This brings back fond memories of the eighties, when Dodge hired Carroll Shelby to spiff up it’s otherwise dreary compact cars. I once owned a 1980 Dodge Charger, which was little more than a two-door Omni with some body cladding, a fake hood scoop, […]

Kiddie Records Weekly

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Kiddie Records Weekly hosts mp3 downloads of classic kids’ records, a new one every week. Remember records? The things that look like big black CD’s with a too small hole in the middle? I still have a good-sized collection of albums at home (but no working turntable right now). Once I pulled an album out […]

Noah’s Ark

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Noah’s Ark; just a fun little Memory-type game. I’ve played it twice and still haven’t got past the lightning and the sinking arks.