Friday, July 22, 2005

 

Baby's Mohawk


Thursday, July 21, 2005

 

Michael Jackson - Thriller


Best selling album of all time. Over 45 million copies sold. 1982. Good songs.

I have the vinyl record of this album.

Man, it was good stuff. Don't you wish you could go back to 1982?

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

 

Recommeded Firefox Extensions

Firefox is an awesome web browser, part of what makes it so awesome is the ability to add extensions in order to extend the functionality of some parts. There have been many extensions written, and a lot of them are very neat.

Here is a list of my favorite extensions that I use on a daily basis:



I was going to post links to all the places to install these, but I think I will just let you do a google search or you can search the mozilla update site.

Friday, July 08, 2005

 

Rockefeller's Birthday



Today (July 8th) is John D. Rockefeller's (Famous US business man) birthday.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

 

xplorer2 : Windows Explorer Replacement

There are quite a few file browsers for windows, and they all generally do the same dang thing. After being used to features available to Windows Explorer, it is hard to switch to something else, because most of those alternatives are lacking in something. I have tried a bunch, but none of them I like more than xplorer2 (lite).

Xplorer2, from Zabkat. The lite version is available for private or academic use only.

It has all the features available to Windows Explorer, plus it adds more, like dual panes, tabs in each pane, and other cool features like mass rename, visual filters, etc. Plus, when you open it, it remembers where you were browsing the last time you used it.

If you would like to know more of why all those features are advantages, email me.

That is my suggestion for today.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

 

Jonathan Carter Hornblower

Jonathan Carter Hornblower
(Born 5 Jul 1753; died Mar 1815)

British inventor of the double-beat valve, the first reciprocating compound steam engine. Patented in 1781 (UK No. 1298), this steam engine with two cylinders was a significant advance in efficiency. However, the patent was successfully challenged by James Watt's company (Boulton & Watt) for infringement of their patents. Hornblower ceased development on that design, but earned a fortune from his engineering work, and he made other inventions he patented, including a rotative engine and a steam wheel (steam engine). His compound steam engine principle was eventually rediscovered in 1804 by Arthur Woolf.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

 

New mathematics record for reciting 'pi'

Japanese sets new mathematics record for reciting 'pi'

TOKYO -- A 59-year-old Japanese psychiatric counselor set a world record of sorts Sunday by reciting "pi," or the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, to 83,431 digits.

"I thank you all for your support," Akira Haraguchi told reporters and onlookers when he finished the overnight 13-hour feat at a public hall in Kisarazu in Tokyo's southern suburbs at 1:26 a.m.

The ratio is about 3.14159.

According to the authoritative Guinness Book of World Records, the previous record for reciting pi from memory -- 42,195 digits -- was set by a then Japanese university student in 1995.

Haraguchi had already recited the ratio up to about 54,000 digits last September but was forced to end the attempt when his time ran out at the facility hosting the event.

There was no time limit set for the hall where he achieved the new record which he said would be submitted for recognition by the Guinness Book of World Records.

from here.

Friday, July 01, 2005

 

Abstract Painting


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