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Alien *WHAT* Predator?
Alien. The nightmarish extraterrestrial organism that has corrosive acid for blood, and paralyzes and cocoons human hosts to incubate its young. Predator. The relentless hunter from the stars that employs inhuman devices to capture their prey, and eviscerate the body to obtain its skull and …
Thursday Mar 31, 2005 | 1 Comment
MSN Video - OS Phobic
Microsoft launched a service called MSN Video that for a $19.95 subscription, you would be able to download TV shows and other video content to your computer and portable electronics. I admit that I had no interest to partake, at that price anyway, but I …
Thursday Mar 31, 2005 | 2 Comments
Writings of H.P. Lovecraft
I was looking for links to read the short stories of H.P. Lovecraft, the horror author from the turn of last century, when I discovered that his works prior to 1923 are now public domain. And whether the copyrights of the stories he wrote after …
Thursday Mar 31, 2005 | 3 Comments
DVD to PSP
I’ve spent the past few days working on various ways of getting video onto the PSP.  This solution is for Mac OS X.  Unfortunately, to go from a DVD that you own into a single file on your PSP, the Mac method is nearly as …
Wednesday Mar 30, 2005 | Permalink
PSP Icons for Mac OS X and Windows XP
I’ve taken the liberty of creating some PSP icons, since the only ones I could find so far are just made from system marketing photos.  The 53 icon set here includes badged folder icons, a variety of memory stick icons, as well as multiple color …
Wednesday Mar 30, 2005 | Permalink
Blatant Plagiarism
Boing Boing gives us the link to a great story that happened over the weekend.  Nate Kushner was checking his email when he got a random AIM message from someone.  It turns out she was looking to get someone to write a paper for her …
Tuesday Mar 29, 2005 | 2 Comments
PSP and me
Yes, I purchased a PSP.  I use the term purchase loosely, as it felt more like bartering.  They gave me a PSP, and I gave them my XBOX, all my controllers, some random accessories, a couple games, some Gameboy games, and I sold my Dreamcast …
Monday Mar 28, 2005 | 2 Comments
Dinosaur’s Soft Tissue Discovered
Wired posted an article today about the discovery of soft tissue in a Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil. But a Jurassic Park-like scenario, where cloned dinosaurs rampaging throughout the jungles, or at the very least someone’s backyard, is unlikely because this is fossilization at a molecular level. …
Friday Mar 25, 2005 | 0 Comments
Who Approved of Hisham’s First Post?
Recently I was reminded of this true story in my life: Once upon a time I needed orthodontic treatment. The dentist’s office was located in my small town’s mall. A dark, dank place festering with those little flying parasites called mosquitos. By the time it …
Thursday Mar 24, 2005 | 5 Comments
Wi-Fi and Cordless Phones
I recently purchased a nice 2-handset cordless phone via “woot!”.  As I’m sure many others before me have experienced, 2.4Ghz cordless phones completely wonk out your wireless 802.11b/g network.  I’d be on the internet, get a phone call, and be completely unable to access the …
Wednesday Mar 23, 2005 | 0 Comments
‘Nifty Corners’ in CSS
Web-graphics.com points us toward this very cool tutorial for Nifty Corners.  What are they?  Rounded corners on elements using CSS and javascript.  I’ve seen a number of techniques for doing rounded corners and virtually all of them rely on one of three things: extra tags …
Wednesday Mar 16, 2005 | 1 Comment
Homestar Runner Wiki!
Hot on the tail of recent entry regarding Wikipedia, is a semi-related quick link.  While I was downloading the entire H*R site for my brother, I found some filenames hard to discover, since the entire site is built in Flash.  Well, while googling for the …
Tuesday Mar 15, 2005 | 0 Comments
Daily Show Clips
Courtesy of Boing Boing, we learn of the Daily Show Clip Listing, which parses the publicly available clip information from the Comedy Central site and makes it easier to read/access.  From the Boing Boing entry: This script I’ve been working on (now stable, just not …
Tuesday Mar 15, 2005 | 2 Comments
OS X Menubar
Hicksdesign recently had an entry asking What’s in your menubar?  Still being “relatively” new to OS X I figured I’d learn quite a bit from the comments posted and indeed I have.  I haven’t even finished all of the comments yet and my own menubar …
Saturday Mar 12, 2005 | 2 Comments
Google News, Customized!
The braintrust over at Google has done it again.  Google News (still in Beta after almost three years…) now allows you to customize the page so that you only see the type of news you want to see.  I don’t particularly care too much for …
Thursday Mar 10, 2005 | 0 Comments
ChoicePoint Errors Familiar
This MSNBC article details how (apparently) common it is for ChoicePoint reports to contain blatant errors.  ChoicePoint, of course, is a “data broker” that collects all sorts of information about people (addresses, businesses, criminal record, etc., etc.) and then sells the reports to interested parties …
Thursday Mar 10, 2005 | 0 Comments
U.N. Landmine Commercial
Apparently, several networks in the US, including CNN, are declining to air a Public Service Announcement made for the United Nations.  The 60-second spot shows a youth soccer game being played when suddenly one of the players steps on and detonates a landmine.  The ad …
Monday Mar 7, 2005 | 1 Comment
Free SXSW Music MP3s
Want some free music?  How about more than 750, high-quality, full-length MP3s?  Sounds pretty good, huh?  That’s what you can get because SXSW (that’s “South by Southwest”, a massive music, movie, tech festival held every year here in Austin) is making these songs by scheduled …
Monday Mar 7, 2005 | 0 Comments
This speaks for itself
Freed Iraq hostage… (free registration required)
Saturday Mar 5, 2005 | 2 Comments
Battlestar Galactica Podcast
Wow, this is just way too cool.  The SciFi channel (well, their website) is offering exclusive audio commentary by Ron Moore for the episodes.  You can get it two ways: subscribe to the podcast feed or just download the MP3 directly.  You can find information …
Friday Mar 4, 2005 | 0 Comments
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