Sunday, March 14, 2010
Monday, March 08, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Man bijt hond - Mijn dorp
Weer een superstuk van "Man bijt hond", ditmaal over Eugène die al 59 jaar iedere dag zijn auto binnen en buiten rijdt. Niets speciaal zij het niet dat hij maar 3 cm langs iedere kant over heeft en in en uit moet stappen via het salon. Gelukkig bestaat er de Fiat Panda.
Monday, January 04, 2010
The Most Useless Machine EVER!
This is the most hillarious thing I've seen in a while:
The Most Useless Machine EVER!
Monday, December 21, 2009
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
The Tetris God
The Tetris God
Friday, November 20, 2009
How to Shoot an Anvil 200 Feet in the Air
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Seeing Through The Eyes Of An Armadillo
This is so cool I can't even find the words for it... just watch:
Science Friday: Seeing Through The Eyes Of An Armadillo
Helps if you are sort of a biology nerd.
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Stupidity on an Epic Scale
Monday, November 02, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
It's Good to be Lucky
Many more here.
Friday, October 09, 2009
Korean Human LCD
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
What Gamers Do With Their Time
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Monday, October 05, 2009
Android Mod Community Routes Around Google's Lawyers
Following up on my previous rant it looks like the community's plan to route around the Google legal team's attempt to sabotage any good will Android had gained in the community has come to fruition.
Cyanogens first post legal scuffle release is now out:
[ROM] CyanogenMod - Keeping You Legal For Less (BETA) [UPDATED 10/4 - v4.1.99] - xda-developers
They came up with a very smart solution. In short, instead of shipping the proprietary bits in the ROM that got Google all grumpy, the installer now rips those bits from the existing ROM on your phone (the binaries you legally own since you bought your phone) and rolls them into the community modded ROM before it installs it on your phone.
The Android devices we own come with many files that can't be redistributed legally, and as you all probably know, I can no longer include these with my ROMs. So, in order to get up and running, you'll need a compatible device with a compatible ROM. Please visit the appropriate site below, read and agree to the license agreement, and download the "1.6 Recovery Image" for your device. You'll need to flash this before installing my ROM. Note this is NOT the same as what we all think of as a "recovery image", it's just what HTC calls the version you can flash as an update.zip from recovery mode. Optionally, you can download the fastboot version and just fastboot flash the system.img first. You only need to do this the first time, upgrades shouldn't require reflashing. You don't even need to boot it, just flash it, then flash my ROM. After that you can just use CM Updater. The install process backs up your proprietary files and applications and restores them afterwards.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Google Moves to Kill Android Community Right as it is Warming Up
Looks like Google's legal department have gone and decided to screw any good will that the amazing Android development team has managed to earn with the community that has been organically forming around their new mobile OS. This seriously could be the moment where what was looking to be the best tech story of the next 5 years sputters and dies due to lack of a thriving community built around it.
If anyone within Google has any sense they'll pull back their attack dogs and do it fast.
CyanogenMod in trouble? – Android and Me
[20:03] cyanogen> google just cease and desisted me
[20:15] cyanogen> cyanogenmod is probably going to be dead
[20:16] cyanogen> i’m opening a dialogue with them
[20:20] cyanogen> no they are talking specifically about the closed-source google apps
[20:20] cyanogen> and how i am not licensed to distribute them
[20:20] cyanogen> my argument is that i only develop for google-experience devices which are already licensed for these apps
[20:20] cyanogen> so we’ll see what they say
[20:20] cyanogen> maybe we can work something out
[20:24] cyanogen> maps, market, talk, gmail, youtube
Cyanogen is just a guy working in his free time, without pay to make the best, most widely used community ROM for the G1 available right now. If Google smacks down these community ROMs and makes the Android the exclusive domain of the dry corporate interests, kiss the momentum goodbye.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Indoorcycling: Full On Gymnastics... On a Bike.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
High Speed Robotic Hands
Sunday, August 16, 2009
"Never try to get toys back yourself, otherwise you might not live to play with them again!"
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sarah Palin's Speech Writer Breaks His Silence
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Real Life American Psycho
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
FEEL THE POWER OF THE DRONE MACHINE
Saturday, June 06, 2009
Video Game Industry Rant
Video game manufacturers may pressure resellers
Video game manufacturers have long tolerated the practice of retailers reselling used games without any of the secondary sales going back to publishers and developers.
But the tough economy and the increasing number of retailers in the used games business are bringing a sore subject to the fore and contributing to a migration toward more downloadable content and full digital distribution of games.
Video games are different from movies or CDs, which often hold more sentimental and replay value over games, which can be played through in 10 hours and then discarded. The challenge for the industry is to get consumers to buy games they'll want to hold on to.
This exposes that some people in the industry just don't get it. If you make a good game, like Bioshock, GoW, Halo, L4D, R6V, it will become a classic that people keep in their collections forever as a badge of honor. Something they come back to play with their friends over and over.
Take "Fallout 3" for example, the *used* price is still 80-90% of the full new price 3/4 of a year after its launch. This is because no one is selling their copies back, so the demand outstrips the supply by a large margin. This is because the game is a classic that the Bethesda Game Studios clearly cared a lot about when they made it.
Make throw away 3rd party Hollywood tie in titles and yes, people will treat it just like you do: Play it and sell it back like the trash it is.
This is exactly how it works in all media. People buy the latest trendy pop album, listen to it to death for a couple months, then when they find they just don't listen to it anymore because they are on to the next big thing, they take it and sell it at a used CD store for 10-20% of its cover price. This *increases* the total sales in the system, if you don't get this you need to learn some econ 101.
I'm sorry you guys seem to think you deserve more cash, but your failed understanding of the free market. Your failing business modeling is not my problem. That is your problem to figure out. And if you take a look at the companies who DO get it (lets see... Valve, anyone?) you'll see that they keep their titles alive through a constant flow of new, free updates... why would I sell my copy of the organge box when I know Valve released a new update every few months?
Thursday, June 04, 2009
My skin just came off my body and ran away
(from a tech demo of animation from a still image)
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Bubb Rubb Rides Again
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I've conclusively determined that Waggy is the faster Josh
This morning Josh Waggy and I rode out to Alameda and wandered aimlessly until we found this tiny little sub-island that forks off the main island. It was really pretty out there, slightly foggy views of SF and Oakland and the Peninsula. It's the little hook on the south-western side there:
That strip of road along the beach on the south side of the main part of Alameda is still my favorite bit of road hands down. It's so smooth and fast, very scenic and there are two not heavily trafficked lanes each direction, so I don't feel bad about taking a whole lane for myself. Though in the evening there are so many people cruising, bbq'ing and walking on the beach and hitting up the awesome Sushi restaurant near there, it's not fun to ride there at all. I always put the hammer down and try to sprint the whole length there to see what my top limit is these days. This time we sustained 27.5 mp/h for a quite a bit.
I've conclusively determined that Waggy is the faster Josh... this will not stand.
I also just realized that I passed 500 miles on my bike sometime this month:
Member Since: 10/12/2008
Total Maps: 42
Total Workouts: 39
Total Distance: 527.23 mi.
Total Burned: 29,065 (kcal)
Hooray for lungs and leg muscles.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Two-Stroke Rhythm Section Looks Exhausting*
Monday, April 27, 2009
My creosote smells like bacon, does this mean i have swine flue??