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Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy

That right there is a load of $20 words, but it’s just a fancy way of saying “cutting a chunk out of the kidney without the doctor having to stick his hands in in your side.” It also describes some pretty cool technology, and it’s what they call the procedure that I’ll be going through […]

Temporal Distortion

No, not the kind they talk about on Star Trek. Very cool nonetheless. Play the video below full-screen to get the full effect. Temporal Distortion from Randy Halverson on Vimeo. Now wasn’t that awesome? via Neatorama and dakotalapse.com. Looks like I have a little exploring to do on dakotalapse…

Tiny Ponies All Around

I was Googling (ok, doing a Google search) for something Apple-related this morning, and one of the results at the top of the list caught my eye: There is a horse in the Apple Store and no one sees it but me. I think, “Why?” What is the villain here that blinds all of these […]

Lunar Lander

Ian and I were watching 2001: A Space Odyssey just now, and the scene where the ship lands on the Moon reminded me of the old Atari Lunar Lander game I used to play (and play and play) at the arcades. (strangely, I seem to remember playing the game in my early high school years, […]

Awesome Visible Shock Wave Video

This sort of thing has always fascinated me; a plane moving at supersonic speed leaves a shock wave in its wake. The sonic boom is one thing, and is pretty awesome to experience, but the visible shock wave is something else entirely! This video of the launch of an Atlas V rocket shows a visible […]

A Nocturnal Work Aid

I picked one of these headlamps up on sale at Lowe’s yesterday for $12 — it was the last of a Black Friday special on the shelf — and it’s already earned its keep, although my neighbors must think I’ve lost some marbles… Tonight Bryce & I spent the last hour of the day (11 […]

If Four Wheels Is Good, Three Must Be Better

The old Morgan trikes have always been appealing to me; just the right mix of quirky & sporty. Throw on a leather helmet and goggles, and you’ve got the perfect Sunday drive right there. What’s not to love about them? And the motor hanging off the front end… That is just so cool. There have […]

What Changes Will The Next 18 Years Bring?

I was digging through my Sitemeter visitor stats a few days ago, and noticed again with a bit of wonder that one of the posts that consistently sees a fair bit of traffic is the one about the 68000 dash 30fx computer I have at home. The dash 30fx a monster of a Macintosh clone […]

Pagani Zonda R

I think I have a new favorite car; the Pagani Zonda. And this awesome piece of marketing magic does a fantastic job of making me want one. Not that I ever will, but… Enjoy. I had never really heard of this car before buying a copy of Ambrosia Software’s Redline for the kids last Christmas; […]

I Want Me An iPad

Apple just introduced the iPad, and I want one. You can read about all the details and watch the demo movie in lots of places, so I won’t spend any time on that… I just want one.