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4 October, 2004

Maximum Mohawk

Man, I wish I had enough hair to get this human parrot look. See: Attention - it's Mr Radical.

It takes him half an hour to do and he has to sleep half way down the bed at night. But for Lance Downing it's a small price to pay for individuality. The 16-year-old Hagley Community College student proudly calls his 30cm green and pink mohican hairstyle "radical".

(via Diversionz)

Posted on 4 October, 2004

Vintage Knitting Patterns

If you need vintage knitting patterns, Yesterknits is the place for you.

Yesterknits is based in Scotland and has the largest collection of vintage knitting patterns in the world - over 80,000 individual designs - plus around 10,000 crochet patterns. Most of the patterns were published in the UK between 1880 and yesterday.

Spend a little time with the needles, and you could look like this:

Posted on 4 October, 2004

Household Cyclopedia

Check out the 1881 The Household Cyclopedia.

The Household Cyclopedia
General Information
Containing Over
Ten Thousand Receipts
In All
The Useful And Domestic Arts
A Complete And Practical Library

Posted on 4 October, 2004

Thousands Of Dice

Kevin Cook's Dice: The world's largest dice collection.

It's a very impressive site. Who would have thought that there are so many different types of dice?

(via Idle Type)

Posted on 4 October, 2004

Hungarian Goulash

Mark Thomas's site is called Hungarian Goulash. It's mission:

To provide low cost, high quality, comedy for all the family to enjoy with no additions made in the digital domain.

The videos are hilarious.

Posted on 4 October, 2004

Akiyoshi's illusions

I've linked to this site before, but it's always worth another look -- and he's always adding new material. It's Akiyoshi's illusions Page.

The image shown here is called Rollers -- and it's not an animated GIF.

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Just Ignore It

If you notice something different on this blog today, just ignore it. It's part of an experiment that I'll discuss at a later time.

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Cover Boy

If you've always wanted to be on the cover of Nor'east Saltwater magazine, now's your chance. Click here.

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Combover Patented

Everything is patentable. US Patent 5,022,227, filed in 1975: Method of concealing partial baldness.

A method of styling hair to cover partial baldness using only the hair on a person's head. The hair styling requires dividing a person's hair into three sections and carefully folding one section over another.

The image

(Thanks Harry Wahl)

Posted on 4 October, 2004

Speed Test

Try MSN's Internet Speed Test. It clocks my cable modem at 2252 kbps.

(via Librarian In Black)

Posted on 4 October, 2004

Firefox Security Update

Important Security Update for Firefox Available.

October 1, 2004. The Mozilla Foundation releases an important security update for Firefox. All users should upgrade to the latest version of the Firefox Preview Release. A patch is available for current Preview Release users.

Q. How does this security vulnerability expose the user?

A. A malicious hacker who could trick a user into saving a file could delete files from a user's download directory.

It took less than a minute.

Posted on 4 October, 2004

Make A Child Smile

This seems like a worthy cause: Make A Child Smile.

Founded in May of 1998, by Alexandra Davila, the Make A Child Smile Organization, also known as MACS, has been a source of support to children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses and their families. Emotional support is provided by creating the opportunity for people to visit the MACS website and learn about the children and their illnesses.

Each month, new children are featured. A picture and biography describing the child and information about their family is published on the site. Hundreds of 'net surfers, schools, service organizations, girls/boys scouts and church groups use the MACS site as a philanthropic project where they can send cards, letters and small gifts to the featured children and their siblings through postal mail.

(Thanks Sherry)

Posted on 4 October, 2004

Musical Jewelry

Jewelry that looks like musical instruments.

Instruments are perfect miniature replicas of the originals (copyrights from the manufacturers of the real instruments). One inch to 2 1/2" in length. Pewter cast with nickel/silver or 24k gold electroplate. You can almost play them! Detail cannot be faulted, even by professionals. Most are tack-pins, some are clasp pins, some are charms made from the same mold or key chains.

There are lots to choose from Shown here is a little Mesa Boogie amp.

Posted on 4 October, 2004


PunLiners - the only humor site on the internet that features original puns by Daniel Riehs. Here are a few of the originals:

  • So you can drive a car, but what do you have to chauffeur it?
  • I need to purchase a barrel of translucent petroleum. That garbage I bought earlier was just too OPEC.
  • How could the teacher reject my answer of 40 degrees? It was such a cute angle.
  • I saw a ridiculous show on MTV where the host tried to catch a fish with his bare hands. Next time, I'll watch The Reel World.
  • The crafty cement salesman managed to scam several residents of the Greek island. I can't believe that his concrete scheme worked.

Posted on 4 October, 2004

The Radio

A clickable old-time radio image, with links to a wide variety of webcasts (including Whole Wheat Radio): The Radio.

Posted on 4 October, 2004

Hello Kitty Debit Card

Isn't this just the cutest thing you've ever seen?

From MSNBC: Girls go from Hello Kitty to hello debit card.

"Freedom! You can use the Hello Kitty Debit MasterCard to shop 'til you drop," the card's Web site enthuses.

The prospective audience? The young women who grew up with the 30-year-old icon -- as well as much younger girls. "We think our target age group will be from 10 to 14, although it could certainly go younger," said Bruce Giuliano, senior vice president of licensing for Sanrio Inc., which owns the brand.

Posted on 4 October, 2004

Ballmer On the iPod

Here's a quote attributed to Microsoft's Steve Ballmer:

"We've had DRM in Windows for years. The most common format of music on an iPod is 'stolen'."

Yes, Microsoft has had DRM in Windows for years. And some of us continue to have nothing to do with it. I, for one, prefer to use a music format that can't self-destruct.

In other news: Ballmer: Microsoft is listening to customers.

"Customers need innovation."

Making honest people jump through hoops isn't exactly what I'd call innovation.

(via Slashdot)

Posted on 4 October, 2004

Weird Eyes

Watch this video of a guy doing some weird things with his eyes.

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LP Cover Art

Here's another one of those sites that features some great old album covers: Dana's Virtual Museum of Unusual LP Cover Art.

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Traffic Light Wars

Some clever animations by Koit: Traffic Light Wars.

Out of sight, a war is raging... Secret cameras have allowed us for the first time to see the mighty Traffic Light Wars.

(via Jaf Project)

Posted on 4 October, 2004

Listening To Dear Heather

Leonard Cohen's new CD, Dear Heather, will be released in about three weeks. But if you preorder it at Amazon, you can listen to the entire album streamed.

I like it -- except for the spoken word parts.

Posted on 4 October, 2004

Blogs On Jeopardy

From Thousand Robots: Jeopardy category: Blogs.

Friday night was the final round of Jeopardy's Tournament of Champions. I was surprised to see that one of the categories for Double Jeopardy was "Blogs." Here are screen caps of each of the "answers"...read it, think of the correct question ("Who is...", etc.) and then click to see if you are correct. They're pretty easy if you know what a blog is, and not too hard even if you don't.

The answer shown here was not one of them.

(via Waxy.org)

Posted on 4 October, 2004

Debate Aftermath

Following the first presidential debate, things are getting ugly.

Posted on 4 October, 2004

The No CARB Diet

Here's how to lose about 800 pounds by November: The No CARB diet.

Posted on 4 October, 2004

Son Of Spam

From Snopes: Son Of Spam.

We receive dozens of variations of the ubiquitous ubiquitous Nigerian Scam in our inbox every day. Usually we just file them away, but once a while one comes along remarkable for its audacity or its humor. The one quoted below is an example of the latter category, although the humor is intentional - it's a parody which has been around since early 2004 and neatly incorporates a plethora of common spam pitches into its text.

Posted on 4 October, 2004

Christian Tattoos

Here's the Christian Tattoo Association.

The Christian Tattoo Association is a non-profit, tax-exempt ministry to tattoo artists and enthusiasts. The main goal of the CTA is to share the Gospel with tattoo artists and enthusiasts. This is achieved by attending local and national tattoo conventions, developing relationships which provide avenues for personal witnessing, sharing our faith through the internet, printed page and conducting bible studies and worship services.

There's also an extensive gallery of Christian tattoos.

Posted on 4 October, 2004


You'll find many sources for quotations online, but this seems to be one of the better sites: ThinkExist.

ThinkExist is a Quotation Search Engine and Directory with over 90,000 quotations by over 9,000 authors in the English language. These quotations have been compiled thanks to the contributions of thousands of ThinkExist users in the past 5 years.

Posted on 4 October, 2004

Cartoon Encyclopedia

A different kind of encyclopedia: The Rudiments of Wisdom Cartoon Encyclopedia.

Posted on 4 October, 2004

Urinal Ads

From the SLO Tribune: Ads make way into urinals.

Richard Deutsch, an electrical engineer and former chiropractor, has come up with an invention that looks like a hockey puck with mesh wings, is sensitive to changes in light and has a tendency to go off with even the slightest bit of movement, which can prompt red flashing lights, crunchy guitar chords and a commercial announcement.

The most notable detail, however, is its intended placement: the urinals of public restrooms.

What does the pioneer of restroom advertising think of this idea?

"I can't see someone wanting their brand name urinated on," said Tony Jacobson, a pioneer of restroom advertising.

Posted on 4 October, 2004

Superman's Wardrobe

Superman costume with muscle chest: $39.99.

Superhero boots: $300.00

Posted on 4 October, 2004