Thursday, April 28, 2005

What my birthdate means.








Your Birthdate: August 6

A birthday on the 6th of the month adds a tone of responsibility, helpfulness, and understanding to your natural inclinations.

Those born on the sixth are more apt to be open and honest with everyone, and more caring about family and friends, too.

This is a number associated with responsibility and caring - this birthday lends a degree of concern for others.


Reboots DaMachina!





Your Taste in Music:


Punk: Highest Influence
90's Alternative: High Influence
90's Pop: High Influence
90's Rock: High Influence
Progressive Rock: High Influence
80's Pop: Medium Influence
80's R&B: Medium Influence
Alternative Rock: Medium Influence
Classic Rock: Medium Influence
80's Alternative: Low Influence
80's Rock: Low Influence
Adult Alternative: Low Influence
Dance: Low Influence
Hair Bands: Low Influence
Old School Hip Hop: Low Influence


Dragon Tamers +++LIMITED EDITION & SIGNED BOOKMARK+++ - Emma Maree Urquhart

Dragon Tamers +++LIMITED EDITION & SIGNED BOOKMARK+++ - Emma Maree Urquhart

One very sweet ride...

Take a look.

Re-Opening the German vs Japan vs American car challenge!

Does Germany make the best cars or the best commercials? You be the judge....

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Hypersonic Sound coming to you now, no now, no.... NOW!

Popular Science | Hypersonic Sound

Woody Norris has a way of getting inside your head ...

by David Sparrow

Woody Norris has a way of getting inside your head. No, we don't mean his overpowering handshake or Barnumesque penchant for self-promotion ("This is the biggest thing in audio in 77 years"). We mean HyperSonic Sound, his latest creation. (A prolific inventor, Norris, 64, also won a Best of What's New for a personal flying machine.)

Unlike traditional speakers, which scatter sound, Norris' device streams it in a precise, laser-like beam for up to 150 yards with almost no degradation in quality or volume. If that seems incredible, trust me, it is.

When I met Norris in September he pointed the 7-inch-square emitter at me from 30 feet away. Suddenly I heard the sound of birds chirping. The noise didn't seem to emanate from his device; I felt like it was generated inside my noggin. Yet a guy just 2 feet away from me couldn't hear it.

Friday, April 22, 2005

So you want to sell on Ebay?

Nicely written primer on a mom's journey to clean her house.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Yahoo! News - Top Stories Photos - AP

AP: "This artist's rendering provided by NASA shows a concept of what the night sky might look like from a hypothetical alien planet in a star system with an asteroid belt 25 times as massive as the one in our own solar system. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope found evidence for such a belt around the nearby star called HD 69830, when its infrared eyes spotted dust, presumably from asteroids banging together. The telescope did not find any evidence for a planet in the system, but astronomers speculate one or more may be present. (AP Photo/NASA) "

Texas Star Party - May 1st thru May 8th

Texas Star Party near Ft. Davis, Texas

Monday, April 18, 2005

That funny cat commercial!

That one where the guys wife comes in and sees him holding the cat by the scruff with what looks like a knife and blood all over the floor? That one!

89.3 FM the Current - 5 Star Radio

Well, i've given it a month or so now and I have to say, that 89.3 FM, The Current, is the best radio station since KLBJ Austin of the early 1980's.

Check out todays playlist for example:


8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gomez - Catch Me Up
David Bowie - Space Oddity
The Legendary Jim Ruiz Group - Last Summer
R.E.M. - Finest Worksong
Iron and Wine - Jezebel
Azure Ray - New Resolution
Supreme Beings of Leisure - Strangelove Addiction
The Soundtrack of our Lives - Bigtime
Soul Asylum - To Sir With Love

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cowboy Junkies - Misguided Angel
West Indian Girl - Miles From Monterey
Willie Hightower - Because I Love You
Odetta - Cotton Fields
M.I.A. - M.I.A.
Death From Above 1979 - Blood On Our Hands
Pedro the Lion - Never Leave a Job Half Done
Dr. Lonnie Smith & David 'Fathead' Newman - The New Pollution
Whiskeytown - Inn Town
Crooked Fingers - Valerie
The Cooper Temple Clause - Blind Pilots
Beastie Boys - Brass Monkey
Weezer - Beverly Hills
Hangar 18 - Easier Said Than Done

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Aqueduct - Tension (Piano Verite)
Matt Sweeney & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I Gave You
Lemon Jelly - '79 aka The Shouty Track
New York Dolls - Personality Crisis
Hot Hot Heat - Elevator
Animal Collective - Leaf House
Bleeding Hickeys - Tagalong
Beulah - Hovering
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Jamming
Stars - Soft Revolution
The Postal Service - Brand New Colony
Belle and Sebastian - Step Into My Office, Baby
Mike Doughty - Looking at the World from The Bottom of a Well
Libertines - Narcissist

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Zebda - Ça... la Famille
The Decemberists - From My Own True Love (L
!!! - Hello, Is This Thing On?
Wrens - Surprise, Honeycomb
Thunderbirds Are Now! - Better Safe Than Safari
Low - Death of a Salesman
Beth Orton - Ooh Child
Elvis Presley - Return to Sender
The Frames - Trying
Mott The Hoople - Roll Away The Stone
Louis XIV - A Letter To Dominique
Interpol - Evil
The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize
Clem Snide - The Sound of German Hip-
The Thermals - Remember Today

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Guided By Voices - Chasing Heather Crazy
The Blind Boys Of Alabama - Faith And Grace
Autolux - Here Comes Everybody
Sly and the Family Stone - Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again)
Chris Koza - Chicago Avenue
Seu Jorge - Starman
Bebel Gilberto - So Nice (Summer Samba)
Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up Part One
Tom Waits - Make It Rain
The Pines - Diffrent Clothes
Blackalicious - 05 green light: now begin
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Just Like Honey
British Sea Power - To Get To Sleep
Ray LaMontagne - Shelter

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Afghan Whigs - What Jail is Like
Arthur Yoria - Permanent
Heartless Bastards - Done Got Old
Brownie McGhee - Picking My Tomatoes
LCD Soundsystem - Disco Infiltrator
Jeff Hanson - Welcome Here
The Delgados - Witness
Mason Jennings - East of Eden
Longwave - Day Sleeper
M83 - Farewell / Goodbye
VHS or Beta - Night On Fire
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
Styrofoam - Anything (feat. Bent Van Looy + Miki)

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wilco - Spiders (Kidsmoke)
Masked Marvel - Mississippi Boweavil Blues
Bright Eyes - Poison Oak
Von Bondies - Poison Ivy

Is that great or what? Streaming live at: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/services/thecurrent/streams.php

Long Live Minnesota Public Radio!

Also visit the Classical music site at: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/services/cms/

Skywatch update

SW/2265072The Eta Aquarid meteor shower will be appearing in 2005 from April 19 to May 28 and will peak around May 5, 2005.

The meteors will appear to come from a point in the constellation of Aquarius. Under ideal conditions it's possible to see 60 meteors an hour although this is more likely in the Southern hemisphere.

The ideal time for viewing the Eta Aquarids is the period after midnight before the Moon rises very early in the morning.

For additional information and links go to:http://www.sky-watch.com/meteor.html#eta_aquarid

Ed Ehrlich webmaster@sky-watch.comhttp://www.sky-watch.com

Jerusalem, Israel
© 2005 SkyWatch

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Blue Book Archive - Motherlode?

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Saturday, April 16, 2005

My Rant against FedEx

My Rant against FedEx

April 16th 2005 - Clear Lake, WI

Don't get me wrong. I don't hate Federal Express. I just feel that I wouldn't want anything to do with their stock in the future.

Case in point. I made an order around April 10th and chose FedEx Saver. My address was perfectly legit. The company, Newegg, is perfectly legit and printed my address correctly. Delivery was to occur before April 14th.

April 15th comes and goes, no package. I trace on the web. Stuck in White Bear Lake, MN. Package address is Clear Lake, WI. About an hour away. They mark in the details that address could not be found.

What I want to know is where did they look? MN or WI? Did they even try to deliver? Their complaint was that the phone number that Newegg provided on the label was disconnected. Its true. It was the phone number at work when we were located in Hudson. I still don't get it.

They've delivered here before. The house hasn't moved.

I don't get it. What happens if there is no phone number provided? Send it back? Doubt it..

Choose USPS or UPS.

Do not use FedEx if you are counting on something being there when you need it.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Ghost group spends night at jail

A team of ghost investigators will be spending Saturday night in a Cornwall jail trying to find evidence of ghosts.

Ten researchers from the Paranormal Site Investigators (PSI) group will use scientific equipment to try and record any spooky goings-on at Bodmin Jail.

Members of the group visited the jail several years ago as holidaymakers and took some photographs which they said revealed "interesting phenomena".

The group, which has believers and sceptics, will spend 10 hours there.

The jail is reputed to be home to several spirits and the PSI team will be using a range of equipment, including infra-red cameras, humidity detectors and electro-magnetic sensors.

The not-for-profit paranormal investigation and research group was formed in 2004.

Bodmin Jail dates back to 1776 and was the site of many public executions.

The last hanging took place in 1909 and the Crown Jewels and Doomsday Book were stored at the jail during the First World War.