Diabetes Mine: Java Fans: You Are What You Drink
Diabetes Mine, one of the if not the bests Diabetes related blog site has another scoop. No seriously, a scoop about coffee. This article relates the American Diabetes Association's new item for sale, their own branded coffed, Grounds for A Cause.
If you like caffiene or are interested in the relation of caffiene to diabetes, check this out.
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Diabetes Mine: Java Fans: You Are What You Drink
April Fool's Day-jokes-pranks - New York Times
This New York Times article, contributed by Michelle Slatalla, one of my favorites, is a timely bit on April Fools day.
The article is funny and informative, as she both reminisces and informs. Intertwining tales of practical jokes from the past with the modern day links where you can purchase them. It turns out the makers of the original Snake Nut Can gag is still in business, S.S. Adams Company.
Some of the cool items you can buy online: stink bombs, fake cockroaches, and Blue Mouth Candy.
If you want the links, go check the article. It's worth a few minutes just for those.
kdka.com - Thousands Of Dollars To The Smelliest Sneaker
Not much substance to this article but it's both funny and gross. It's copyright, no distribute at all or I'd pop in a quote. Needless to say, the winner had sneakers so gross the judge wondered if she was allowed to wear them in public.
Please go check out the KDKA.com article.
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Don't be afraid to comment, pro or con.
Hilary's Hideaway: Underwear Week is wrapping up!
As most of you are aware by now, I started International Underwear Week last Sunday to celebrate some cute new undies that I wanted to show off.
Selfish, I know.
But now you ALL benefit!
Now my week of underwear is coming to a close. Lots more photos have been taken! Check 'em out here (and check previous blog posts for more)!
So Hilary is announces the wrap up of International Underwear Week; did you participate?
She's got even more fun shots on her blog by folks from all over, and in all kinds of underwear. :)
She's still taking last minute entries, so hustle over there, snag her email address and send your's her way.
If all else fails, visit the site and have a laugh.
Friday, March 30, 2007
Hope you like 'em...
cwd121: Water (small scale) - Take a photo of water. Not a pond or a lake or a stream or a river or an ocean. Think smaller. Drips, splashes, etc. This is pretty much wide open...basically, if it's not a natural body of water, you're good.
cwd122: Grit - Show us your rust, your dirt, your slime, your flaking paint, your broken glass. You get the idea.
cwd123: 8 Seconds - An eight second exposure. That's your only requirement. 8 seconds. Not 7. Not 9. Eight. (unless your camera can't do an 8 second exposure, in which case your assignment is to do the longest exposure your camera will allow you to do)
Got a camera? Want to take pictures and be more serious about it, yet have fun and learn? Come visit Take a class with Dave & Dave.
Your budding photographer,
or God wants me to have more Diet Pepsi.
So on Monday through Wednesday of this week I received my money back when trying to purchase Diet Pepsi from the vending machine. Not only did I receive my money back, but of course it was returned in quarters. Mysteriously enough, in each case, at first the drink would come part way free then stick between the slide and the glass.
Gentle rapping on the glass would cause it to fall, then cha-ching, down would come the change. Talk about an unexpected bonus.
I've just chalked this little story up to God reminding me to stick to diet foods. :)
On a tech head note, what that indicates is the mechanism didn't register the soda dropping but perhaps registered it as stuck, thus suspending them payment. Upon release of the soda, perhaps the error clears, causing the change to drop. Interesting how that works. It makes me wonder how simple it would be to fool all the time by applying pressure to the glass directly opposite the soda slot.
Anyone willing to try? Chalk that up to an obHack comment.
This picture was blogged on Flick-Hair, a blog of hair centric pictures from Flickr. I'm honored to have one of my shots included but this site doesn't seem to offer much than a manually selected subset of pictures from Flickr.
I'm not a big hair focused person enough to visit a site like this myself. There must be an audience though. Anyway, please visit my photo at this blog just to give them a hit or three.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Photogamer Challenge #7
Challenge #7 is up and ready to be conquered.
1. Play “Rock Paper Scissors” with someone and take a picture of the game. Get your own hand in the photo! Bonus points for winning. (tag: rockpaperscissors)
2. Take a photo of yourself with an old photo of yourself. (tag: oldphoto)
3. Walk 100 steps and take a picture of from that 100th step. Bonus points if you geotag it! (tag: 100steps)
4. Take a close up shot of a video or computer game. Show us the pixels! (tag: pixels)
5. Find something in public that is less than 6 inches tall and document it. Go low! (tag: low)
Bonus: Go find an old school photobooth and get a photo taken. Bonus points for having more than 3 people in the booth! (tag: photobooth)
Click the link above and join us!
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
These fine young ladies obliged my wife and I by letting us chat with them, and allowed me to snap a couple of photos.
They were both polite and well spoken, behaving very friendly.
I hope they see these pictures and leave a comment or two.
The green hair was done with Elmer's Gel Glue and Aqua(?) hair spray. It's all real too. :)
Beautiful hair ladies! And thanks!
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
To quote from ben m online:
"Like last year (and maybe the years before that), the SXSW (South by Southwest) festival has made a torrent file available for the music of the bands that will be performing (the SXSW 2007 Showcasing Artists). The file will let you download a folder that has 739 mp3s and is 3.1 GB. It’s huge, but a perfectly legit way to get exposed to new music. Plus you can listen to all the music for almost 2 complete days straight without having to listen to any commercials or pledge drives."
Let me just say I have to agree with his comment about 2 days and up that one or three more. Just to skim this huge volume of MP3s might take you an afternoon. The music covers just about every genre from rap to country.
In all seriousness, the variety is amazing. Ben goes onto make some other positive comments in his blog about finding favorites. I've only just skimmed the songs and I've already picked out several to add to my regular playlist.
You're The Kind of Trouble by The Wrights
From The Pasture To The Future by The Waybacks
Joy by Temposhark
Why Don't Ya by Shawn Sahm and the Tex-Mex Experience
Far Side of Nowhere by Onion Creek Crawdaddies
Green Mills Blues by Mike Jones
Hardcore Hornography by Michelle Shocked
Mama Said by White Ghost Shivers
Try by Sparkle Motion
I absolutely got a laugh and a smile out of the group names. My winner for most potentially offensive name: Steaming Wolf Penis. That sort of speaks for its self.
I strongly encourage those interested in widening their experience of music to download this collection post haste.
You can download the torrent here.
Wishing you good listening,
Friday, March 23, 2007
Like everyone with a desk, I keep odds and ends on it. (don't be shy, admit you to keep stray things, irrelevant things on your desk) One of those things is fortunes.
No, I don't keep horoscopes, or a book of them on my desk, but fortunes from fortune cookies. Is there a good reason? Not especially, though the fact that they are generally positive and about the person who receives them makes them nice.
Yes, it's silly, but hey, at the end of this post, I'll tell you a way to be sillier with them.
Here's a few of them:
"You will soon receive an unusual gift."
"No challenge is too big for you."
"If you continually give ou will continually have."
"The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost."
Corny enough for you? Or for some of you, needed words of wisdom. (wink)
So do they help or come true. Heck, who keeps track. I just like the ego boost. :)
But now that I've written this, this is one little secret gone, and one thing I'm planning on putting behind me. No more squirreling away fortunes in the pile(s) on my desk.
And to reward you for reading this, let me tell you how we make these fun.
At the end of each fortune, take on 'in bed.'
Yeah, maybe not original, but we've been doing it as long as my wife and I have been sharing Chinese food.
Another popular fortune ender is 'naked.'
Don't ask my where these come from but I'm sure after you've read your hundredth good but generic fortune, they just come naturally to mind. The enders that is.
With these final words, I now toss these ended fortunes into the waste basket.
So long and may you continually have unusual gifts, where everything you love is no challenge but too big for you and might be lost.
Oh yeah....in bed.
Posted by Todd Jordan at 3/23/2007 07:10:00 PM
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Out in Kansas City, Kansas, they have a shopping plaza called Legends. Its basic theme is centered around legends of and from Kansas. Some examples are Dwight Eisenhower and Wyatt Earp.
There were statues and plaques and emblems in the walkways. It was actually interesting and made the visit a bit more enjoyable. The Legends is also home to a few fountains of which one was quite spectacular. I'll post a shot here soon.
All in all, it was worth the visit just for those things, the shops were a nice bonus. I'll write more about a few of the restaurants there in a follow up post.
Yours back from Kansas,
I've yet to crack the cover but I'm excited about it. The book purports to give you some ideas and inspiration to bloggers. Well I'm in need of both.
But you say, Tojosan, aren't you a naturally creative and inspired guy? Well, dang I used to think so, but when it comes to blogging, I can't often find the words these days.
I was excited in a giddy way to begin blogging. Sadly, I made a couple of false starts before I finally got this one going. The problem seems to be I get a run of posts then go dry for weeks at a time.
It's not like the World stops spinning of course but I just can't seem to get my gut and fingers around putting something in the blog.
The other main reason is that I'm afraid I really don't have anything to say. Ever felt that way? Come on all you A-list bloggers, be honest, surely don't always have something to say. Well, you always seem to but sometimes those are rant days. Maybe I should do some of those?!
Anyway, I'll keep my few and far between readers posted about the book.
Best of blogging to you,
Monday, March 19, 2007
Sunday, March 18, 2007
I consider this such a wonderful and cool thing. To be shown in an actual art museum. Woot.
Yes, I'm speaking to you, you with the paranoia about things that have been programmed. If I programmed it, the intent is for the best experience I can provide for you, the user.
So just jump into using that techno gear and know that when you encounter a bug, it wasn't out of neglect, inattention or attitude by a programmer; we hate bugs more than you do.
Heck, I highly recommend you hug a programmer today, just for good measure.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Amazon.com: Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character): Books: Richard P. Feynman,Ralph Leighton,Edward Hutchings,Albert R. Hibbs: "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character)"
I just finished reading this fun and seriously curious book. It's autobiographical in nature, but is actually a series of anecdotes or vignettes even. The author relates very times in his life from time at Los Alamos to his years teaching. Always with a viewpoint that makes one laugh.
The man is a genius though his tales often paint him as lucky, inspired, or even overwhelmed by the brilliance of others. He was a man that loved to investigate and explore life, always with an eye to new and interesting things.
It was a good read though I borrowed it way too long. :)
Thanks to my friend and coworker, Mike, for lending it.
Pick this up if you like autobiographies or stories by crazy geniuses or both.
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Saturday, March 03, 2007
Possibly a bit too funny and bawdy for work but only in the most strict of places.
Have a laugh with my flickr hero of the month, J. Star.