Archive for the 'Geek' Category

Good Design

( Geek andJust Stuff )

While cleaning the tub yesterday — an American Standard whirlpool tub — it looked like it was time to clean the whirlpool intake cover. After cleaning it I went to put it back on & discovered an ingenious little detail designed into the cover. The cover attaches with two screws, but underneath there are six […]

Intellectual Phase-Locking

Intellectual Phase-Locking: A condition that results when dogmatic assumptions inhibit inquiry. I could listen to this guy, Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, all day long. His classic British accent & professorial manner make listening to him almost a pleasure. It doesn’t hurt a bit that what he has to say makes so much sense. In this first […]

A Tardis Murphy Bed

( Fun! andGeek andThe House )

What a great idea; a Murphy bed dressed up to look like a Tardis! The Murphy bed has been around for a long time, but this is just a neat adaptation of that concept. Although it doesn’t look bigger on the inside than on the outside, it does make the room it’s in feel bigger when […]

Happy Birthday Dr. Who, Plus A Bunch Of Jokes Really Fast

( Fun! andGeek )

In commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the first airing of Dr. Who, here is a goofy Dalek joke from the Vlog brothers, mixed in with a bunch of other goofy jokes. I was too busy laughing (at some of them) to pay attention to the count… I’ll take his word for it there are […]

Ride The Booster

( Geek andSpace andTravel )

Stuff like this fascinates me. The video is made from actual footage from cameras that rode along on two different shuttle flights, and shows the view from one of the booster rockets. The sounds I think are artificial (added after the fact by Skywalker Sound) but still add a lot to the effect of the […]

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, […]

It’s The Geeks’ Fault

At least in Italy anyway… Italian government officials have accused the country’s top seismologist of manslaughter, after failing to predict a natural disaster that struck Italy in 2009, a massive devastating earthquake that killed 308 people. … Enzo Boschi, the president of Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), will face trial along with […]

Yet Another Reason Windows Blows

( Computers andGeek )

The PC users at work are pretty much standardized on Windows XP, but a couple of people use applications that are slated to be upgraded soon, and one of the requirements with that upcoming new version is Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate. I had zero seat time on Win7, so to prepare for that upgrade […]

“It’s Precision Technology!”

( Gadgets andGeek )

Here’s something fun; a ‘manual’ straight from Haynes on Wallace & Gromit’s Cracking Contraptions! I’ve probably enjoyed the Wallace & Gromit claymation movies more than the kids; Gromit is probably the most entertaining of the pair, even though he never speaks a word. A few favorites from YouTube… The Tellyscope The Bully-Proof Vest And The […]

Gawker FAIL!

( Geek )

Gawker Media is the 500lb gorilla of the blogosphere, owning a pile of very popular websites. One of my favorite websites — Jalopnik — belongs to them. I’ve followed Jalopnik since long before they were swallowed up by Gawker, and while the format has become a little too… Gawker-ish in recent years, I still visit […]