Monday, November 14, 2005

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Charleston conference 2005

Well I thought I may as well do a live blogpost from Charleston.

I am here for an Acquisitions conf.

Today I attended a product demo

The bacon was exceptional. Maybe a little too sweet.

The gift bag included bene(sp) wafers. What a nice treat.

The demo was good, if not uplifting.

Today I spent in the hostel trying to get some work done. I've only seen one roach so far, and it was small.

I slept good last night. There was no one in the room next to me and there was no traffic noise. unbelievable. Now if only I could lock my window.

I posted some pics on flickr

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Green Car?

I thought the idea of the hydrogen car was to get away from using gasoline.

Isn't natural gas another non-renewable resource?


Green Car Congress: Hondas More Powerful Fuel Cell Concept with Home Hydrogen Refueling: "Honda also unveiled its current model of the Home Energy Station (HES), a home cogeneration and fueling system that uses natural gas to supply electricity and heat in addition to hydrogen fuel for vehicles."

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

E Ink

Forget waiting for someone else to build it for you commercially. Make your own!!

E Ink: "E Ink's Active Matrix Electronic Paper Display (EPD) Prototyping Kit is designed for product designers, engineers and technologists who want hands-on access to a high-resolution paper-like display. The kit includes a production sample of a 6' SVGA (800 X 600) active matrix display made using E Ink� Imaging Film, along with all of the hardware and software necessary to produce a fully functional portable device."

Monday, October 03, 2005

Boing Boing: eInk device without DRM

Yes.. but how do I get one... and How much does it cost?


Boing Boing: eInk device without DRM: "his Chinese ebook reader is based on the same eInk technology as the Sony Librie -- it's an incredibly sharp, low-power-draw display that works well in direct sunlight as well as in dim conditions. However, the Librie is essentially a boat-anchor because of the DRM in it that expires all your books after six months (of course, you can"

Friday, September 30, 2005

MAKE: Blog: Applications for your USB drive / iPod

Make your own bootable USB drive, and there is a link to someone who has compiled some utilities to put on it.

MAKE: Blog: Applications for your USB drive / iPod: "Here's a great list of applications you can download and run off any USB drive or music player like the iPod. I usually keep my iPod nano filled with applications so I can use any system, but still have access to all the programs I need. It's also handy to have a toolset when you need to fix computers."

Friday, September 23, 2005

How to Be Inhuman

How to Be Inhuman: "The President�s Council on Bioethics worries that people who choose to use biotech enhancements would somehow lose themselves: "

Flash / Egg Song

Oh my God what in the world is this...

Flash / Egg Song

MetaData for blog posts

Here is an article about using metadata in blog posts.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005


I was looking at a post on the Shifted Librarian's site, and I saw that one of the options underneath her post was titled Google-It. Clicking on that I discovered that it puts the title of the post into google and does a search. I immediately started hacking my own template to do the same thing. So Voila..

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Research Update: Bendable electronic paper includes image memory - 9/15/2005 - EDN - CA6255069

Wait... Did you just say no power?.... WOW.

Research Update: Bendable electronic paper includes image memory - 9/15/2005 - EDN - CA6255069: "Striving toward the long-sought ideal of the electronic equivalent to conventional paper, Fujitsu Ltd and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd have demonstrated a film-based, bendable material that displays text and color images and consumes no power when displaying them. Fujitsu officials say that the power to change an image is so low that the weak RF energy in contactless IC cards can deliver that energy to the device."

Monday, September 12, 2005

Your Brain's Pattern

Structured and organized, you have a knack for thinking clearly.
You are very logical - and you don't let your thoughts get polluted with emotions.
And while your thoughts are pretty serious, they're anything from boring.
It's minds like yours that have built the great cities of the world!

Saturday, August 20, 2005

wrapping up D.C.

so much dc it hurts.

well we are coming home tomorrow,and its not a day too soon.

quick wrap up

National Museum of health: a pain to get to, but well worth the hassle (3 ID checks!)
Museum of Natrual History-well lit, great 3D imax, not as much as new york
Museum of American History-pop culture under renovation .. man thats what I came for.
Museum of the American Indian- Well worth the trip- go see the 14 min. movie *tops*
Museum of Air and Space- Honestly I liked the Annex better, make sure you drive if you have a car though $12 to park per car or $12 per person to ride their bus, on their schedule.
White House tour-self guided, but interesting
Capitol tour-make sure you get an aide from your representative to give you a tour *bonus ride in their personal subway cars!

well thats enough for now, can't wait to get back home!

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Chapel Hill

Stayed the night in Chapel Hill with Christian and Linda. We had crepes this morning which were quite yummy. I rolled up some lindonberry and then some cloud berry, and also tried some lime and sugar.

Now we are ready to get back on the road to Washington D.C. --more to come

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Yard Sale-ing

Woke up this morning at 5:00AM so that we could start our yard sale this morning.
We got to Dana's around 6:20 and by 6:30 we already had 5 people browsing through our stuff. It's 11:00AM now and we've made around $105. We've started separating things into piles to keep and to give away after the yard sale. It has been fun, but it has been extremely hot today. The bugs are starting to get irritating, and I'm so tired ;)

We are all sitting outside now, I have the wireless on the laptop so we're all good.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Craft Idea

Don't just throw away books. Look at any illustrations there might be inside the book that you can use

CITYWIDE / Greeting cards that show their spine / Artist turns discarded books into note cards: "Greeting cards that show their spine
Artist turns discarded books into note cards"

Saturday, July 30, 2005

The Stanley Equation

this is an audio post - click to play

Kevin Stanley: 06/30/05 12:45

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

option 2

image from website

option 1-testing images

upload using photo option from computer (medium)

Monday, July 18, 2005

so busy

why no posts lately..?

cuz I'm busy see..
so busy.

really though

no, I am.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Boffins create zombie dogs | The Other Side | Breaking News 24/7 - (27-06-2005)

Boffins create zombie dogs | The Other Side | Breaking News 24/7 - (27-06-2005): "Pittsburgh's Safar Centre for Resuscitation Research has developed a technique in which subject's veins are drained of blood and filled with an ice-cold salt solution."

*I'm not sure if I would want to survive this procedure*

Friday, June 24, 2005

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

this is an audio post - click to play | School Libraries Vandalized | School Libraries Vandalized: "vandals opened up at least five fire hydrants overnight at the San Marin high school. The water flooded the floor of the library and damaged some books."

Is there some movement out there to destroy libraries??

"In Spokane Someone smashed at least two library computers, smeared ink on the floor and printed an insult directed at Ferris on the wall in the school library."

Monday, June 20, 2005

Oddly Enough News Article |

Oddly Enough News Article | "Norwegian Princess Leah's name was inspired by a character in a 'Star Wars' movie, the mother of the infant princess was quoted as saying Thursday."

Can you believe this??, Kind of makes the idea of naming our firstborn Chewbacca less sensational...

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Library books found dumped in recycle bin

WAWS FOX30 Online - Jacksonville - Library books found dumped in recycle bin: "A Jacksonville man is outraged after he found hundreds of books from Duval County libraries in a dumpster for recycling."

What library throws away books?

*not that i want them!!



Mini-movie about Moog the man. Worth watching!

Friday, June 10, 2005

something for today, meaningless unsubstantiated Posted by Hello

Wednesday, June 08, 2005


dinner conversation..

marsberg.. oh right the rotting of organs, and oh wait .. yes the bleeding....

from our vendor: "Who the Hell Are You?" (to room of 400)
later.. person in row behind me "Who the Hell are We?"

presentation went well... I think at least all the tech aspects worked.

flying back home now..


Friday, June 03, 2005

the drink

just consumed 10% of a bottle of MD 20/20
feeling slightly warm.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Friday, May 27, 2005

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

posting ,blah

I started a new blog called
nothing much there now, but it will serve as a journal of my researching activities.

Leaving for Nebraska in 2 days. not excited yet, I would like to see my Dad and his wife, but Nebraska is a big wide open space.

Kim said that there is a museum and a flea market that we could go to, so it might not be as bad as feared. Of course just hanging out with my Dad would be cool as well. I think it has been 2 years since I last saw him.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

my life

Taking a genealogy course this emester, I'll let you know how it goes. I imagine that I am related to some incredibly un-famous, maybe somewhat interesting people.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

New Scientist Technology - Self-cloning robots are a chip off the old block

New Scientist Technology - Self-cloning robots are a chip off the old block: "Hod Lipson and colleagues at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, built their self-replicating device using small mechanical building blocks that can swivel, and also attach themselves to one another using electromagnets."

I think I read a Tom Strong comic about this, and it ended up badly.

Cheating, or an Early Mingling of the Blood? - New York Times

Cheating, or an Early Mingling of the Blood? - New York Times: "In other words, his scientific expert argued, Mr. Hamilton had a twin that died in utero but, before dying, contributed some blood cells to him during fetal life. And those cells remained in his body, producing blood that matched the dead twin and not Mr. Hamilton. Or perhaps it was his mother's blood that got mixed in during fetal life."

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

E Ink

E Ink: "The Electronic Paper Display is reflective and can be easily read in bright sunlight or dimly lit environments while being able to be seen at virtually any angle - just like paper. Its black and white ink-on-paper look, combined with a resolution in excess of most portable devices at approximately 170 pixels per inch"

Tuesday, May 03, 2005


What haven't I written in a week? Busy---so busy. ;)

I did manage to add blogrolling (see the right hand pane under the archives.
Essentially this is what I get from my aggreagtor bloglines. I don't know how interesting this might be to other people, but I thought I'd share.

p.s. blah.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

CBS News | Science's Part-Beast, Part-Human | February 27, 2005 23:30:01

CBS News | Science's Part-Beast, Part-Human | February 27, 2005 23:30:01: "The goal here is not to create talking sheep, but rather scientists see this as an opportunity to grow human tissue in organs outside the human body, where the medical benefits could be endless. "
this is an audio post - click to play

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Monday, April 25, 2005


it may seem like there has been a lack of original posting here lately.. True

but, I blame it all on my aggreagting service. *Bloglines*
I can't help but post tidbits that I think are interesting.
especially when my life is so mundane. Not really. sitting in the hospital room for 5 hours may be boring, but it is not mundane.

Although my wife did find this interesting article while we were there.

Oh and there was a lot of good people watching, and i mean good.

esp the blind guy in the wheelchair who was half blocking the entrance to the emergency room (come on.._) He would occasionally loll his head about and utter nonsensical things. (not sure if he had a keeper or not)

Sunday, April 24, 2005

廃墟デフレスパイラル ~ぼくたちの秘密の場所~

a haunted atmosphere

New Scientist Breaking News - Mess with the body clock at your peril

New Scientist Breaking News - Mess with the body clock at your peril: "The obvious conclusion is that workers should try to avoid split shifts and other schedule changes that put their body clocks out of kilter,"

*Chronobiologist.. what a kick-ass sounding job title*

Blending of species raises ethical issues

Blending of species raises ethical issues:

"Chimeras surround us, and not just in the lab."

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Monday, April 18, 2005

google search

added a new "site-flavored" search developed by google to the sidebar.

Try it out, and let me know if you like it. Or if you can even tell the difference between this and a regular google search.blah.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

bathroom sounds

So amidst bouts of explosive diarhea from the stall next to me, the person (student) makes a phone call to a friend. (obvious consternation)

Explaining that he is in the Library bathrrom and would join them downstairs when they were done. (more poo.)


Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Seiko shows watch based on Electronic Paper

All I can say is wow! Sony is incorporating e-ink into a watch design.

Seiko shows watch based on Electronic Paper
this is an audio post - click to play

bathroom view

Went to the bathroom yesterday at the library.

I was getting off the pot when I happened to look at the ceiling.

There on the ceiling was a mirror (or at least a fragment) that was glued to the ceiling.

Disturbed I went back to work and told Paul about it (he had encountered another homoerotic activity in the bathroom a few days ago.)

I didn't immediately take it down, because someone else had come in to use the stall next to me.

I was going to take it down myself after work, but I figured that I might as well call UPD to do it, That way, maybe they'll dust for fingerprints, and keep it on record or something. (likely)

I came to work this morning, and the mirror is gone to my relief.

I will be looking at the ceiling before I use the bathrrom from now on though.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Friday, April 08, 2005

this is an audio post - click to play

paper on scholarly blogs

Wrote this paper about blogs for class. I talk mostly about how scholars use blogs.

Scholarly Blogs

Thursday, April 07, 2005


Starting to research blogs to see what is out there. more to come.

frontline: organ farm: the regulators: ethical issues

Trying to find more information about human-sheep chimeras.
I have found this article so far.

"One effort to raise public awareness of ethical issues in biotechnology was the recent patent application by researcher Stuart Newman and activist Jeremy Rifkin. Claimed are three methods of creating human-animal chimeras. Genetic material is moved from one species and placed into the embryo of another. [82] Even though the inventors have stated that they have no intention of using the patent to produce such chimeras, they list under possible applications of the techniques the production of organs for transplant into humans. On the surface, this patent does not differ from some patents already issued, such as the "geep" (sheep-goat chimera) or implantation of human "early passage" and embryonic stem cells into the embryos of another species.frontline: organ farm: the regulators: ethical issues

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Intel invests in electronic paper maker

I don't know if this is actually news or not, since I knew about this a week ago, but I thought I might as well go ahead and post it. Can't help but wonder how to get in on this before it becomes standard. The other question is which to invest in? This one or PARCS effort.

Intel invests in electronic paper maker

Monday, April 04, 2005

forget what you heard

this is the end now, when I start to begin.

Thursday, March 31, 2005

stop me

sitting here with a dog on my lap. he has one of my arms trapped under his 12lb body, so that is why I am typing so slowly. just spent 2 hours stumbling through the internet. before that i read an episode of enterprise and smallville at television without pity.

Friday, March 25, 2005

Cover design opton Posted by Hello

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

dog incident

heightened by the presence of a pit bull perhaps.

Oscar was attacked "bitten/shaken" this weekend, neither Alissa nor I were there to see it (which is just as well)

Alissa's Dad was walking him when a pitbull came out of nowehere.

After biting Oscar the pit bit his owner in the Groin.

Luckily Oscar is going to be okay, but it certainly is a painful process

Monday, March 21, 2005

Picture of me as a cake Posted by Hello

Monday, March 14, 2005


back from NY-NH-MA trip

went well. sprained ankle, but I'll get that fixed.

pictures to follow hopefully.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

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Found a way using audiograbber to capture anything you listen to on the computer.
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Monday, February 28, 2005

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recording? Posted by Hello