Archive for February, 2006

Because Iraqis don’t count?

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

I got this interesting news contradiction in my newsreader this morning: Here is a similar occurrence noted by Farksters: Image link.

Randomness

Monday, February 27th, 2006

I found a random posts plugin for Wordpress - scroll all the way to the bottom of this page to see it in action. Pointless? Nerdy? Yes, and yes.

Oh, the shiny new widget

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Filelight allows you to understand exactly where your diskspace is being used by graphically representating your filesystem as a set of concentric segmented-rings. Filelight creates a complex, but data-rich graphical representation of the files and directories on your computer. The net-result is something similar to KDirStat, however the ...

If there’s something strange, in your neighborhood… Who you gonna call?

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Kathryn saw one of these today: Now THAT'S good marketing! Anthropomorphic turds make the BEST mascots!

oranchak.com launch

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

After many false starts I think I've found the best new front end for oranchak.com: WordPress 2.0. I've even managed to pull in all my old LiveJournal posts (not that they have any intrinsic value or anything, other than occupying space on the machine). Things still aren't yet ...

Don’t Hassel the Hoff

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

Oh, sweet Lord. Apparently the Aussies are crazy for David Hasselhoff, too. Enough for Pepsi to take notice with this ad campaign. Is it a joke? A career? A joke wrapped inside a career? A career wrapped inside of a joke wrapped inside of a career??? (more ...

What good is Caller ID?

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

In a recent TWIT episode, Kevin Mitnick described a new service called SpoofCard that gives you some interesting new abilities when you make phone calls, all by using a special kind of calling card: How can I change my voice? SpoofCard offers the ability to select a Male or Female voice when ...

Ghost in the machine

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

When you stare at data long enough, patterns emerge. (click for full) Yeah, I need to get out more. But the glowing box of light resists my feeble efforts.

Math fun

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

The Hairy Ball Theorem! (insert Beavis and Butthead laughter here)