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24 November, 2003

San Diego Panorama

On Saturday, we pretended to be tourists and visited the Cabrillo National Monument. It has a great view of San Diego. Here are three photos, stitched together into a single panorama.

Click the image to see a larger version (3121 x 700, 514K).

Posted on 24 November, 2003

Web Programming Experiments

At BodyTag, you'll find enough cool stuff to keep you busy all day. Most of these demos use Java or DHTML.

Posted on 24 November, 2003

Stage Hypnotism

So, you think stage hypnotism is all fun and games? See The Dark Side of Stage Hypnotism.

Stage hypnosis is a phenomenon riddled with controversy. Banned in three European countries, it's been held responsible for mental illness and blamed for a woman's death. But has it been unfairly condemned - is it really messing with people's minds or just a bit of mindless fun?

Posted on 24 November, 2003

Kris Buys A Camera

Kris Trexler owns an old TK-41 TV camera.

Here's a photo taken shortly after I purchased the camera. Unfortunately the original Houston-Fearless cradle and dolly are missing, but the camera sits on authentic RCA tripod, the same type that would have been used on a "remote" out of the studio.

Posted on 24 November, 2003

Hosting MP3.com's Music Files

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that MP3.com has been acquired, and the music will no longer be available. According to this story in The Register, Archive.org has volunteered to host the files.

Archive.org founder Brewster Kahle says he's only too happy to host the collection. "Our approach is to provide unlimited bandwidth forever for free," he told us today. "There's no amount of material that frightens us. MP3.com's collection is five terabytes. No sweat. We've been adding forty terabytes a month." Kahle added that the archive.org had plenty of bandwidth too.

If you haven't checked out Archive.org, you should. They even have an RSS feed that list the newly-added items. For example, they just added a concert by Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, recorded 17-Nov-03.

Posted on 24 November, 2003

Virtual Bald

At Virtual Bald, you can learn how to make yourself look bald, using Paint Shop Pro.

Posted on 24 November, 2003

Bag Ladies

At Bag Ladies, you can find out what women carry in their bags. For example, here's the contents of Wendie's bag.

(via Love And The Happy Cynic)

Posted on 24 November, 2003

Desktop Wallpaper

If you like background images on your desktop, check out Mandolux. Lots of high quality images in a variety of sizes.

(via Taliesin's Log)

Posted on 24 November, 2003

How To Act

Learn how to be an actor at AWAG.

Acting a Better Way with Actors Globally is learning the feel, think, do technique for the purpose of acting and then practice, practice, practice... until you don't have to think about it, anymore.

One of the lessons is Playing A Drunk.

Posted on 24 November, 2003

The Victorian Internet

Some good Photoshop work from b3ta: The Victorian Internet.

Posted on 24 November, 2003

More On The Spam Act

From Ed Foster's GripeLog: The "Yes, You Can Spam" Act of 2003.

I've been taking a look at the "CAN-SPAM" Act that Congress now appears set to pass, and it is nothing but trouble. It's clear that only the Direct Marketing Association, Microsoft, AOL and a handful of others had any input into the law, because it's carefully crafted to allow the big marketers free reign. And the loopholes it provides them will be more than big enough to provide aid and comfort for the smallest and sleaziest of spammers as well.

Posted on 24 November, 2003