Saturday, November 25, 2006

Warning Label Generator

Make your own warning labels!

Morning Sunrise

There was a great sunrise this morning!

Friday, November 24, 2006

Smiling Shouldn't Be A Chore

... Unlike in the West, where a person wearing a smile would be most likely regarded as someone who is friendly, kind and can be trusted, people in China are traditionaly encouraged to be serious looking than to show a big smile to strangers. In popular literature, people who always wear a smile or smile "without a reason" may be depicted as being silly or even harbouring an ulterior motive...

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Go Ahead... Eat It!

In the scientific and medical communities, the technical name for using one's finger to extract boogers is rhinotillexis, and doing so compulsively is termed rhinotillexomania. The act of eating the resulting harvest is called mucophagy.

"As God Is My Witness, I Thought Turkeys Could Fly"

An advertising stunt dreamed up by a local Cincinnati radio station went terribly wrong when twenty live turkeys plummeted to their deaths after being dropped out of a helicopter under the misguided assumption that they would all just fly away.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

HD-DVD vs Blu-ray: The format war explained

Whether you're new to Hi-Def or looking to improve your current set-up, you've undoubtedly heard rumblings about HD-DVD and Blu-ray. So what's the format fuss all about? Carry on reading to see the light...

Your Papers Please

For U.S. travelers desiring to hop a plane going to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Bermuda, Central or South America, come Jan. 8, will need a passport.

And for the 73 percent of Americans who don't have a valid passport, it's time to get with the program because everyone will need one as identification by Jan. 1, 2008, when it will be required for international land and sea travel as well as air.

Gotta Hurt!

Pitcher Throws A Strike - video powered by Metacafe

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Why Music Gives Us the Chills

For a willing music audience, the art of drawing emotion from notes is classic.

Composers play with subtle, intricate changes and rates of change to try and elicit emotion. In recent studies, scientists found that people already familiar with the music are more likely to catch a chill at key moments:

- When a symphony turns from loud to quiet

- Upon entry of a solo voice or instrument

- When two singers have contrasting voices

Monday, November 20, 2006

Dice Stacking?

U.S. is most unfriendly country to visitors, survey says

Rude immigration officials and visa delays keep millions of foreign visitors away from the United States, hurt the country's already battered image, and cost the U.S. billions of dollars in lost revenue, according to an advocacy group formed to push for a better system.

To drive home the point, the Discover America Partnership released the result of a global survey on Monday which showed that international travelers see the United States as the world's worst country in terms of getting a visa and, once you have it, making your way past rude immigration officials.

99 Email Security and Productivity Tips

Worst Sound In The World?

Take a listen and vote.

T.V. Where All The Computer Experts Really Are!

You Know It... Same Guy!

Yup, Somebody Has Done It Before...

I know you have wondered.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

VHS, Dead at 30

It's official, Variety reports that VHS has died at the age of 30.

Once a groundbreaking media format, VHS has been suffering from loneliness for several years now and died of natural causes in 2006 survived by DVD, TiVo, VOD and DirecTV.

Consumers can continue to morn the passing of VHS by purchasing a piece of history at Toys'R'Us where you can still purchase "Barney" video tapes or you can find a multitude of VHS tapes at eBay.

Sunday Decorating

Picked up this large iron wall decoration at J.C. Penny's of all places. The wall needed something and I believe that this fine hunk of metal is it.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Here's Why You Hate Mondays

Scientists have discovered a cure for the dreaded Monday morning blues - stop sleeping in on weekends.

A new study has found that lazy Saturday and Sunday lie-ins can disturb your body clock, leaving you fatigued at the start of the week.

How Rich Are You?

Every year we gaze enviously at the lists of the richest people in world. Wondering what it would be like to have that sort of cash. But where would you sit on one of those lists? Here's your chance to find out.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Thursday, November 09, 2006

The 10 Best (and 10 Worst) Companies for Customer Service

Large companies today spend billions to manage their public image. And in many industries no part of that image is more important than how people think a company's customer service is. Customer Service is becoming a lot more than an 'industry buzzword' as large companies who treat their customers poorly are starting to lose customers right and left.

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Are You Tone Deaf?

Take this online test to find out. I rank 93.3% correct. Let me know your score in the side bar.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Google Earth: Major Update

Google Earth (Release 4 - BETA)

Welcome to the newest beta of Google Earth (release 4). Since our last release (on September 13th, 2006), we have made many improvements. We have improved icon management by creating a new icon palette, added line and polygon drawing tools to our free product, added the ability to print search results and placemarks, made it easier to select icons that are overlapping, and much more. For Google Earth Pro subscribers, the premium modules are now free (up to a $600 value) and included in the basic annual subscription price.

New features (as of November 1st, 2006))

Drawing Tools: The path and polygon drawing tools are now available in the free product. You can easily sketch figures on the imagery for richer annotations and can share these overlays as KML or KMZ files. These features can be accessed from the toolbar.

Friday, November 03, 2006