Monday, October 26, 2009

This just showed up! Not A Single Leaf On Any Tree, Or Anywhere In The Yard!

The Wind Advisory is now in effect until 3 am MDT Tuesday.

A cold frontal passage is expected across the Owyhee Mountains 7
to 8 PM... the eastern portion of the upper Treasure valley 9 to 10
PM and the Magic Valley shortly after midnight. Gusty southwest to
west winds to 30 or 40 mph look to precede the front then west to
northwest winds gusting around 45 mph are expected with and behind
the front for an hour or two. Local gusts to 55 mph and blowing
dust reducing visibilities to a mile are possible.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Tallest & The Shortest

Golf Trick Shots


Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator.

A treemap visualization algorithm helps display the enormous amount of information gathered by the aggregator. Treemaps are traditionally space-constrained visualizations of information. Newsmap's objective takes that goal a step further and provides a tool to divide information into quickly recognizable bands which, when presented together, reveal underlying patterns in news reporting across cultures and within news segments in constant change around the globe.

Newsmap's objective is to simply demonstrate visually the relationships between data and the unseen patterns in news media.

Google News automatically groups news tories with similar content and places them based on algorithmic results into clusters. In Newsmap, the size of each cell is determined by the amount of related articles that exist inside each news cluster that the Google News Aggregator presents. In that way users can quickly identify which news stories have been given the most coverage, viewing the map by region, topic or time. Through that process it still accentuates the importance of a given article.

This Video Is Wrong... But You Will Laugh

Color Home Movies From 1956 & 58

Ninite Make Installing Apps A Snap!

The easiest way to get apps.

  1. Pick the apps you want.
  2. Start your customized installer.
  3. You're done!

Ninite runs on Windows XP/Vista/7 and works
in the background 100% hands-free.

We install apps with default settings and
say "no" to browser toolbars and other junk.

All we do is install the latest versions of the apps
you choose. Not even Ninite is installed.

Want to see how it works? Read a step-by-step
walkthrough at How-To Geek or Simple Help.

When it was in private beta, Ninite was called Volery.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Squish Our Fruit Together

Click this article title for the inside scoop on video.

Actual Commercial

Yep, Another One

Brought to you by: Bear Mountain Sports in Bakersfield, CA

Hold On To Your Hat!

Best when viewed full screen.

Hitler Is Angry WIth Balloon Boy!

Damn Right You Better Run!

Pollution in China

October 14, 2009, the 30th annual awards ceremony of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund took place at the Asia Society in New York City. Lu Guang (卢广) from People’s Republic of China won the $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography for his documentary project “Pollution in China.”

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Recut Movie Trailers

Why Lord? Why?

File Hippo

What is it?
The Update Checker will scan your computer for installed software, check the versions and then send this information to to see if there are any newer releases. These are then neatly displayed in your browser for you to download. Please note that not all programs are supported.

But it gets better...
The client is FREE, just over 100kb to download and only takes seconds to run! In fact on our test machines the process is complete in under 2 seconds!

A Great Collection Of Vista Tweaks!

WinX DVD Author (and Ripper) Available for Free for a Limited Time, Regularly $29

WinX DVD Author is powerful DVD movie creator and DVD burning software to make DVD from various video formats, like AVI, MOV, MPEG, WMV, FLV, etc. With this DVD authoring software, it is easy and fast to create your stylish DVD by making DVD menu, clipping video segment, adding subtitles. Download WinX DVD Author for free and convert your favorite videos to DVD.

Original Price: $29.95 Now: $0.00

Getting It Wrong: Surprising Tips on How to Learn

New research makes the case for hard tests, and suggests an unusual technique that anyone can use to learn

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Can Your Pet Save You on Your Taxes?

A bill making the rounds on Capitol Hill marries two feel-good propositions -- tax cuts and pet ownership -- to generate a novel idea: A tax break of up to $3,500 per person for pet care expenses.

Obama vs Fire

The world leader in online crime mapping, with over 500 law enforcement partners across North America.

Wash Your Hands With Hot Water... Does It Matter?

Soap and warm water have long been said to prevent the spread of infections, but is warm or hot water really more effective than cold?

35 Years of the World’s Best Microscope Photography

World's Largest Single Firework?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Tornado Intercept

This groundbreaking one-hour event takes you into the whirling devastation of a tornado's heart as cutting-edge science meets over-the-edge film making to capture incredible images of what happens inside one of nature's deadliest phenomena! Witness the construction and first deployment of the revolutionary Tornado Intercept Vehicle --- 8,000 pounds of ¼-inch armor plating, bullet-proof windows, state-of-the-art camera, and a crew of hardcore, thrill-seeking filmmakers. Plunge into the killing zone of tornadoes capable of generating 300-mph-plus winds as researchers risk life and limb to shoot never-before-seen footage from within these monster storms. From stunning computer-generated imagery, to riding shotgun in the first vehicle ever to take a camera into a tornado's vortex, it's extreme, adrenaline-driven science.

Asteroids: Deadly Impact

Every year, millions of asteroids and comets or "stray bullets" streak through the skies, and tons of small meteorites strike our planet! Some 65 million years ago, dinosaurs were wiped off the face of the earth, in what many believe was the aftermath of a massive cosmic collision. Could something like this happen again? Scientists believe that the impact of an asteroid only a mile wide would be globally catastrophic. Join extraordinary geologist Eugene Shoemaker and his wife Carolyn who have remapped the heavens with their discoveries of more than 30 comets and hundreds of asteroids. Now that we know what's out there, how can we defend ourselves?

Super Size Me

In SUPER SIZE ME, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock unravels the American obesity epidemic by interviewing experts nationwide and by subjecting himself to a "McDonald's only" diet for thirty days straight. His Sundance award-winning feature is as entertaining as it is horrifying as it dives into corporate responsibility, nutritional education, school lunch programs and how we as a nation are eating ourselves to death.

Wow! This One WIll Hurt You To Watch

The Prediction

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Garmin nuvi 265WT

After 5 years of faithful operation I decided to retire my Garmin Streetpilot 2620 for a new Garmin nuvi 265WT. The old one still worked fine. The only real issue I had with it was the size... It was HUGE!

Click the article link for a product review.


PhotoFilmStrip creates movies out of your pictures in just 3 steps. First select your photos, customize the motion path and render the video. There are several output possibilities for VCD, SVCD, DVD up to FULL-HD.

The effect of the slideshow is known as "Ken Burns". Comments of the pictures are generated into a subtitle file. Furthermore an audio file can be specified to setup the background musice for the slide show.

In contrary to other projects i know so far, PhotoFilmStrip has the opportunity to render slide show in Full-HD (1920x1080) resolution.


Spend 10 minutes watching bullets striking various objects at one million frames per second

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Sunday, October 04, 2009

The Last Photo Our Little Camera Ever Took

The memory stick made it through the salt water bath, but camera and battery are both lost. We will have to find a new one on "The ebay" as our marine pack (that was more expensive than the camera) will only hold the Sony T70. Of course, they don't make that model anymore.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Anti-Virus From Microsoft

About Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple.

Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times.

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The 11 Best Free Photo Editing Programs

A great guide to the best in free photo editing software!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

It Has Been A Busy Week Of Diving

Two dives at Molokini - Middle Reef & Reef's End

Two dives off of Lana'i - 1st Cathedral & 2nd Cathedral

Two dives in Turtle Reef - Jodo Mission & Mala Wharf

Just arrived in Boise to 47 degrees and rain. Winter showed up in the last week.

Thursday, October 01, 2009


Dives 5 & 6 in Molokini Crater!