Archive for June, 2005

Cheaper than flying

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

I've been having mindless fun lately submitting interesting locations found in Google Maps to the Google Globetrotting site. Click here to see the locations I've submitted. One of my favorite finds is the Post-It note I found in Thailand.

More armchair Baghdad tourism

Thursday, June 23rd, 2005

Via Google Satellite maps I am having fun locating and identifying interesting things in Baghdad (click on the images to see the location within Google Maps) -- Monument to the Unknown Soldier: (more info and pics) Grande Mosque: No idea what this one is: The Shaheed Monument: (more info and pics) The Abu ...

Baghdad

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005

Google Maps went international yesterday with additional satellite imaging. What is this structure in Baghdad?

Living with Saddam

Monday, June 20th, 2005

How much you wanna bet that there will be a bizarre sitcom based on these kinds of stories? From the article: The soldiers also said Saddam was a "clean freak" who washed after shaking hands and used diaper wipes to clean meal trays, utensils and table before eating. "He had germophobia or ...

The good ol’ days

Friday, June 17th, 2005

Click the image to see a video clip of a commercial showing a younger William Shatner hawking the ol' Commodore VIC-20. (1MB WMV) "The Wonder Computer of the 1980s!" (I'm such a poseur because I grew up on the boring old Apple IIc rather than the cool Commodore that the COOL kids ...

Verdict!

Monday, June 13th, 2005

22 minutes until the Jacko verdict is read. Lots of IMing going on at work right now. Chris mentioned the CNN feed at APL showing an overhead helicopter shot (shades of OJ). [16:24] backlyte: OH NOES! they are losing the heli feed [16:25] doranchak: the overhead shot looks like the ...

Buttery boxing gloves

Monday, June 13th, 2005

I bought an extremely useful web development reference from Visibone recently. It was probably the best $30 I've spent on web development in a long time! Lots of extremely useful information packed into a easy-to-access space. It came with a cover letter from the company owner filled ...

I just can’t stop

Friday, June 10th, 2005

Double-meaning aside, that ratty sign sure does add to the greenery, eh? From Jerry, in a post related to Episode 3 of Star Wars (which I am again seeing tonight, this time with Josh, Stacy, and Jon): I still prefer my Yoda somber and somersault-free. Speaking of Star Wars, I'm reminded ...

Random Friday bits

Friday, June 10th, 2005

Tom Cruise's recent ongoing freakshow continues to attract people's interest. Check out this photoblog for an example: (link) Some of the related blog quotes have been hilarious: “I like Tom Cruise now. His insanity has come to the fore. He had no personality before. Now, he’s like a member of ...

No escape

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

There is no escape from the Michael Jackson circus (link). A few minutes ago, I got one of the trojan horse emails the article describes: Last night, while in his Neverland Ranch, Michael Jackson has made a suicidal attempt. They suggest this attempt follows the last claim was made against the ...