Archive for the 'Found on the Net' Category

Space Shuttle Launch Links

Monday, June 26th, 2006

Some friends and I are going to see the Space Shuttle Launch. Good information about seeing a launch is hard to find, so I think I might post these links to sites that I found useful.

Check out Stellarium

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

Last week, I found Stellarium a multi-platform easy-to-use program. the experience was excellent! It was so smooth to whip it around, adjust the magnitudes to match what I could see, and spot things in the sky that I had only read about in science fiction. I also like setting the clock forward and watching the stars spin. I now understand the “ecliptic,” which was always a mystery to me before.

Build a Better Alarm Clock and They Will Wake Up

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

The sea urchin one (a concept model, not actually available) supposedly bounces around so you have to chase it down to turn it off. The puzzle “explodes” the pieces so you have to find them and reassemble it to shut it off. They’re being blogged all over right now. I’ve often thought about what kind of alarm clock I could make that would force me to get up. Putting the alarm clock across the room does not present enough challenge to really wake me up. Maybe I should keep a Mountain Dew next to the bed and take a few gulps when I hit that first snooze bar.

Warning Sticker on Playground Equipment

Thursday, July 7th, 2005

This sticker on playground equipment warns of death for misuse.

Pictures of Mail Order Camera Stores

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

Someone posted a site with a bunch of photos of the shady camera stores that advertise on the Internet and in the back of camera magazines.

Transparent Laptops

Saturday, April 9th, 2005

After seeing an article on BoingBoing showing off this “transparent laptop” illusion, I just had to try it out myself.

Digital cameras put photo-lab out of business

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

A sign on a film developing drop box says that “Due to the decrease in film developing demand, this service will no longer be available.”

Engrish Lessons

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005

Fungus Mungus is a new blog, about the same age as this one, written by a western English teacher in Japan. He’s blogging some of the interesting products and mistranslations that are common in Japan. Today’s feature is a “hand shredder,” in case you have any extra fingers you’d like to get rid of.


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