From National Geographic: An entry in a German science-photo competition, this image shows a fly sporting a set of “designer” lenses crafted and set in place with a cutting-edge laser technique. The glasses fit snuggly on the fly’s 0.08-inch-wide (2-millimeter-wide) head. Manufacturing firm Micreon GmbH submitted the insect’s picture for the Bilder der Forschung (Photos [...]
Alex is working on his stretching for TaeKwonDo. This photo of the great John Grimek might be inspirational.
Here’s an interesting solution.
Last week I finally gave in and purchased a new pair of casual shoes. Not just a new pair, but a new style. For the past decade (or longer, probably more like 15 years) I’ve been wearing Sperry Topsiders. The most recent pair I’ve had for at least three years… I can’t remember when i [...]
Chax, the very cool plugin for iChat, has been updated to version 1.4. Several new features, most notable is support for Tabbed windows when you have multiple chat sessions in progress. I’ve been running the beta version for the past few weeks with no problems. Check it out, and if you use it, be sure [...]
Uh, sorry, that’s more good news. Best job market in 5 years for grads Can I still blame Bush?
Chax is a plugin for iChat that provides some very cool features. I’ve written about it previously here, here and here. I’ve been beta testing Chax 1.4 the past few days. Lots of nice improvements, but the biggest is probably a new tabbed interface — this really helps when you’ve got multiple chats in progress. [...]
This will be of interest to Michele and Lindsay. The Phantom Professor is at SXSW, and has blogged on a few of her experiences there. Today she got to flirt with Matthew McConaughey’s stunt double, and met the star himself. Star sighting in Austin
Texas Senator John Cornyn has the status. Senator Bill Frist has some thoughts: Yesterday Democrat Senator Russ Feingold called for a censure of President Bush. The censure reads: “The United States Senate does hereby censure George W. Bush, President of the United States, and does condemn his unlawful authorization of wiretaps of Americans.” Senator Feingold [...]
Chinese restaurants sometimes have some interesting translations of their menus. This one has to be the funniest I’ve seen.
Lindsay, our teenager, is typical of many teens — each morning is a struggle for her to wake up and get out of bed. Sometimes it takes her over an hour. She gets that from Michele. What’s a parent to do? Last night I was browsing Boing Boing, and found a link to the Top [...]
The latest in social network Web sites: isolatr beta
John forwarded an article to me today from the Economist, about the fight between Apple Computer and the music industry. The article is prompted by the recently announced inquiry by the Department of Justice into possible industry collusion on prices. Not much of note here until the last paragraph (emphasis added): Mr Jobs says that [...]
This very cool.