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Content posted in February 2009
A bit of a laugh
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
Here are a collection of funny word definitions to kick off the weekend (and may it be a jolly good one for all of us!)
Steampunk Camera
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Now, this is really, REALLY tasty!
Killer Robots -- Not a Joke!
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2/24/2009   6 comments
Some of the stuff that's going on around us makes me want to cry...
Different ways to present data
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
Here's an amazingly cool website that shows a wealth of different ways in which data can be graphically presented for maximum effect.
Visual Thesaurus vs. WordWeb
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2/23/2009   1 comment
My cup runneth over with some amazingly useful thesaurus and dictionary-type applications.
Virtual Conferences and Eco-Friendly Displays
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2/20/2009   Post a comment
It's all happening at the moment, from virtual (online) technical conferences and expositions to eco-friendly biodegradable display booths.
I was there!
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2/20/2009   1 comment
I was just reading an autobiography of Ronnie Wood from the Rolling Stones when I realized that I was at some of the concerts he was talking about...
Slumdog Millionaire -- a MUST SEE film!
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2/19/2009   1 comment
This film left me emotionally drained. It wasn't anything like what I was anticipating... it by far EXCEEDED my expectations... (see also an original story by my mom).
Men versus Women: Help required controlling meters!
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2/18/2009   4 comments
In which we discover just how little I know (or, at least, how little I remember)...
Visual Thesaurus -- What a cool idea!
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2/18/2009   Post a comment
As is so often the case, I am amazed by just how useful a well-conceived and well-implemented graphic user interface can be...
Exploring Binary
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2/18/2009   Post a comment
Here's a website and blog that ponders all things of a binary nature...
The National UFO Reporting Center has moved...
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2/17/2009   Post a comment
I didn't want anyone to mistakenly decide that these folks had been abducted by aliens, because we certainly don't want to cause a panic.
Some interesting websites to tickle your fancy
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2/17/2009   Post a comment
A cunning photographic effect; Skiing off the top of a cliff; Swedish dance bands from the 1970s; more...
Ordering a pizza in 2010
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2/17/2009   Post a comment
This would be funny if it wasn't close to becoming reality...
This will get your inner geek juices flowing
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2/13/2009   Post a comment
Wow! This is pretty amazing -- Using the Internet as a *Sixth Sense* -- Is this a taste of things to come?
We all need to pull together
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2/13/2009   Post a comment
As usual, Mentor and Xilinx are both setting a really good example as to how big companies can help out and how we all need to pull together...
Weird and wild USB devices
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2/11/2009   Post a comment
Here are guides to ten weird USB devices, ten strange Japanese devices, and much, much more...
Finding one's car in the mall parking lot
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2/10/2009   Post a comment
The older I get, the more I could use one of these...
Haptic Compass
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2/9/2009   Post a comment
So you always wanted some form of Extra Sensory Perception (ESP) ... well, here's one way to achieve it...
A mixed-bag of *stuff* to amuse, delight, baffle, and bewilder...
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2/9/2009   Post a comment
Latest hacker trick; Geek-a-licious starship dimensions; Cost of building a Death Star; It's BACON for goodness sake!
Men versus Women : Turn the knob on your side...
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2/6/2009   Post a comment
Following numerous requests for information, here's the on-going status of my project du jour...
I have a warm fuzzy feeling
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2/5/2009   Post a comment
I just heard something that gave me a warm fuzzy feeling inside...
IBM offers to relocate laid-off workers to India
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2/3/2009   Post a comment
OK, this is something that I for one certainly didn't see coming...
It's raining FPGAs!
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2/3/2009   Post a comment
Grab an umbrella, because new FPGAs are falling out of the sky all around us!


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