Saturday, February 28, 2009

Vacation Activated!

Photo by: dapetrick , Las Vegas, NV

Deb and I are heading off to a place called Xanadu Island Resort in Belize. Check in for photos and news of our travels.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

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Stealing A Minute Of Your Life!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Amazing Kid!

Shape Collage: Free Automatic Photo Collage Maker

10 Easy Steps To Advanced Photography Skills

By Trey Ratcliff (aka Stuck in Customs), one of the most famous and renowned HDR photographers on Flickr. In his article Trey describes some professional insights and useful photography tips that he collected over the years of his career.

At work

When the economy makes big news, many photographs of people at work come across the wires, usually to help illustrate a particular story or event. By collecting these disparate photos over the past few months, I found that a global portrait emerged of we humans producing things. People assembling, generating, and building items small and large, mundane and expensive, trivial and important. I hope you enjoy this look into some people's work lives around the world.

By Alan Taylor

Why More Megapixels Isn't Always More Better


Wikitravel is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable worldwide travel guide. So far we have 20,672 destination guides and other articles written and edited by Wikitravellers from around the globe.

Graph of historic financial collapses

Friday, February 20, 2009


The 32 Totally Essential (and Free) Apps for Every New PC

You have to admit, Windows is a pretty barebones operating system, feature-wise. After a fresh install of XP or Vista (perhaps following a Clean Start), you're faced with a barren Start Menu and an empty desktop that's beaming with limitless potential. The problem is that it's up to you to hunt and download those applications that you really need in your day-to-day computing experience. And chances are, it's often difficult to find good software that's also free. That's where this guide comes in.

How the Average U.S. Consumers Spend their Income

That hard earned money of yours; one minute it is in your pocket, the next minute it is gone. It can be difficult to track the various expenses in your life to figure out exactly what is draining your cash. Taking a look at average consumer spending in the United States gives us an interesting insight into this matter. The comparison of different age groups shows us areas toward which people are more likely to allocate their income at various ages. The analysis of these trends can help us to determine whether each of these expenditures are necessity or frivolity.

Did Google Earth find Atlantis?

Google is officially denying widespread Internet rumors that its Google Earth software located the mythical sunken city of Atlantis off the coast of Africa. Either that, or Google is totally trying to hide something. Since I always appreciate a nice juicy conspiracy theory, I'm going to go with the latter.


Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow?

Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer creen?

During the day, computer screens look good—they're designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn't be looking at the sun. F.lux fixes this: it makes your computer's lighting adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.

It's even possible that you're staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look better.


Your Ultimate Shelf Life Guide.

The Crisis of Credit Visualized

Click on entry title for HD version... looks great full screen. Pause for 30 seconds to prevent jerkiness if you have a slow connection.


The Ultimate Slip & Slide


No more refreshing pages. No more wondering if packages have arrived yet. With TrackThis, we'll send you near instant updates via Email, SMS messaging, RSS feeds, Facebook, or Twitter. We track UPS, Fedex, USPS, DHL and several other carriers.

How To Crash Your Car With Style

I Might Be Good At This

How To Miss Your Plane In Style

Some very strong language in this video... don't worry though, it's all in Chinese. (Chopsticks if you would be so kind as to verify this for me.) This woman has appaently arrived too late to board her plane. It is still there, but the doors have closed. This video was shot via cell phone at the Hong Kong International Airport by someone behind the desk.

The Slim Suit!

Tell Me It Isn't True!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Saliva: Secret Ingredient in the Best Kisses

Go ahead. Kiss the girl. And you might make it a wet one, because scientists who are starting to understand the biochemistry of kisses say that saliva increases sex drive.

Those in the kissing-science field of philematology are finding links between kissing and the hormones that affect coupling, researchers said here today at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). And these hormones are one of the keys to our reproductive success, so there's a link to evolution and passing on our genes to the next generation.

"There is evidence that saliva has testosterone in it," said Rutgers University anthropologist Helen Fisher, and testosterone increases sex drive. "And there is evidence that men like sloppier kisses with more open mouth. That suggests they are unconsciously trying to transfer testosterone to stimulate sex drive in women."

Aircraft Carrier Mishap

Amazing View of Lightning Seen 244 Miles Below the Space Shuttle Discovery During a Night Time Pass of Earth. Begins Over the Dallas Texas Area

Daddy, Why Do You Glow In The Dark?

And The Band Plays On!

Still Yet Another Reaason NOT To Have Kids... Swearing When The Need Strikes You!

AN ALARMING 90 per cent of 11-year-olds have heard their parents swear.

Branded an “appalling” indictment, the research revealed yesterday that the average child hears their mother or father utter expletives six times a week.

And almost half of the youngsters polled admitted it upset them. Worryingly, the other 54 per cent said they were used to it.

Women less tolerant of each other than men are, study finds

The research, published in the US journal Psychological Science, found that women formed a negative view of their peers much quicker than men did.

The team from Emmanuel College in Boston asked male and female college students to rate their room-mates under different scenarios.

When asked to judge how they would rate their room-mates if they carried out a single fictional act of negative behavior, after they had been otherwise completely trustworthy, women were far more likely to be critical of them.

Men, on the other hand, were much more tolerant.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Despondex, for people who are excessively cheerful

A little late for some... but this clip DOES contain some strong language!

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Giant Ant City Exposed

Duck VS Jet Engine

The Slingshot Man

Yet Another Reason NOT To Have Children

Maru The Stunt Cat

Looking For Cheap Flights?

Make Your Thumb Drive Useful


Now you can carry your favorite computer programs along with all of your bookmarks, settings, email and more with you. Use them on any Windows computer. All without leaving any personal data behind.

Open provides a truly open platform that works with any hardware you like (USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive, etc). It's open source built around an open format that any hardware vendor or software developer can use.


The Suite and Platform is free. It contains no spyware. There are no advertisements. It isn't a limited or trial version. There is no additional hardware or software to buy. You don't even have to give out your email address. It's 100% free to use, free to copy and free to share.

Men Are So Misunderstood!


Foxes Jumping on a Trampoline

Silver Falls State Park

My first shots with the new Nikon D90. I have tons to learn!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

20 Ways To Increase The Life Of Your Laptop’s Battery

Mobile computing has got better with lighter components, better chips and faster processors. But the Achilles heel of a laptop has remained its battery.

Modern graphic intensive operating systems and resource hungry applications are cutting down the life of your laptop’s battery every day. The average battery life per continuous use still stands at a maximum of three to four hours. So, a fast depleting battery could very swiftly put the crutches on your ‘mobile’ road trip.

Amazing Caves!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Now Get To Work!

The Black Hole

Just When You Thought It Could Not Get Any Worse... Fan Death!

Fan death is a South Korean urban legend which states that an electric fan, if left running overnight in a closed room, can cause the death (by suffocation, poisoning, or hypothermia) of those inside. Fans manufactured and sold in Korea are equipped with a timer switch that turns them off after a set number of minutes, which users are frequently urged to set when going to sleep with a fan on.[1]

New Toy... The Nikon D90

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Tea time may be right time for West's pines

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Would a dose of herbal tea slow the march of beetles killing millions of acres of pine trees across the West?

Sort of.

But instead of brewing up a cup, U.S. Forest Service scientists found that sprinkling tiny flakes containing the pheromone verbenone over lodgepole pine forests cut the number of trees attacked by bark beetles by about two-thirds.

At 2,500 pounds and 43 feet, prehistoric snake is the largest on record

The largest snake the world has ever known -- as long as a school bus and as heavy as a small car -- ruled tropical ecosystems only 6 million years after the demise of the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex, according to a new discovery published in the journal Nature.

The Sounds Of The Arkansas Ice Storm

"This isn't a video to watch, but rather to listen. It was taken just as the worse of the ice storm was coming through. The crackling noise is the freezing rain and the loud pops, which sound like gun fire, are actually trees snapping under the weight of the ice. The rustling noise are small branches falling."

The Sport of Chinlone

It's Tough Being A Newscaster

Google Latitude

With Google Latitude, you can:

  • See where your friends are and what they are up to
  • Quickly contact them with SMS, IM, or a phone call
  • Maintain complete control over your privacy

Enjoy Google Latitude on your phone, PC, or both.

From your mobile phone - View your friends' locations and status messages and share yours with them. (Supported phones)

From your computer - View your friends' locations and status messages on a full screen even without a compatible phone or data plan. Click here to see your friends from your PC.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Man killed by 'exploding mobile phone'

A man has died after his mobile phone exploded, severing a major artery in his neck, according to reports.

The man, thought to be a shop assistant in his twenties at a computer shop in Guangzhou, China, died after he put a new battery in his phone. It was believed that he may have just finished charging the battery and had put the phone in his breast pocket when it exploded.

Google Earth 5.0 Released

Google Earth 5.0 (beta) features:
  • Historical imagery from around the globe
  • Ocean floor and surface data from marine experts
  • Simplified touring with audio and voice recording

Water Jet Pack