Saturday, May 30, 2009

Google Wave

Google just announced this cool new thing called Wave.
It's a sweet new form of internet communication.
I had been designing something similar for the last two months,
Looks like they beat me too it.
Fortunately,
Their version is fair more extensive than what I had come up with.

Friday, May 22, 2009

$1500 Break Dancing Robot

It seems the Japanese have nothing better to do than build dancing robots.
Good work

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Coolest Job in the World

Why can't I have a job like this?

Earthquake in Texas

So...
Apparently,
We had an earthquake while I was at work today.
I just found out.
It was a 3.3 Richter happened at 11:24 AM local time (Central Standard Time).
I defiantly did not notice.
Here's a Link the the data so you can see it on Google Earth.
Also the WolframAlpha data.Coincidentally enough,
the fire alarms went off in the hotel several times last night.
The maintenance crew could never figure out why.
I wonder if the pre tremors tripped them.

WolframAlpha: The Amazing New Search Engine

Amazing stuff.
Just look at what it returns for the query "earth"
As opposed to Googleing "earth"
Check out some of their suggested sample searches.
Like the "International Space Station".
I find WloframAlpha much more information at first glance.
WolframAlpha does give you it's source for the information,
But it's limited to what you see on the first page.
Google, on the other hand,
Will give you every bit of data you're looking for,
You just have to know what your looking for.
There are plusses and minuses to both engines.
I'd be interested to see what would happen if you where to combine the two somehow.
Be aware,
WolframAlpha is being bombarded with curious users,
So you may get an error screen.
Just hit refresh and it should work fine.
It's pretty cool,
As far as error screens go.

Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus

I have no idea if this is legit or not,
Whoever made it seems to have put way too much effort into it for it to be a spoof.
My money is on the Octopus.

Pixar's Tokyo Mater Drift

Monday, May 4, 2009

I Think, Therefore I Move?

Soon,
Fighter Pilots will be able to fly their planes by thought,
just like in the book Firefox.