Wednesday, July 27, 2005

NASA grounds shuttle fleet

NASA has grounded its space shuttles until engineers solve the recurring problem of falling debris, NASA's mission managers said Wednesday. []

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Return to Flight

Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-114, NASA's Return to Flight mission, is set for today at 10:39 a.m. EDT. Watch the fun here. [NASA]

Monday, July 25, 2005

Eerie Sounds of Saturn's Radio Emissions

Some strange sounds coming from Saturn. Go here and listen. It is very cool.

PocketPC Auxiliary Display

I followed the instructions for the howto over at Make magazine's blog on how to make a Auxiliary Display out of your pocket pc. I am using Konfabulator for the display. I am using my HP Jornada 568. The display is not very bright but this is still pretty cool. You can see some pictures here and here.

Flickr Postcard Browser

This application lets you browse Flickr's huge image database, by searching for tags (keywords). Flickr Postcard Browser use the real world metaphor of a set of postcards shuffled onto a surface.

Yahoo acquires Konfabulator

Today Yahoo! Inc. will announce the acquisition of Konfabulator. Yahoo executives said they would also be giving Konfabulator away for free. [Learn more]

Sunday, July 24, 2005

New Podcast Website

I have a new website for my podcast. It is at

MSN Virual Earth

MSN has just released in beta Virual Earth. Also check out the MSN Screen Saver. It supports RSS.

Saturday, July 23, 2005


My friends brought their laptops over last night and they both have built in Wi Fi in them. So I go to turn on the Wi Fi not expecting it to work and what happens it connects. I live next to a fire station. I am guessing that it is coming from there. But I am not sure. I did a test to see how fast it was and it came just over 1000 kbps. That is so much faster than my DSL. But I don't have a wireless rounter and hell would have to freeze over before any one would buy me a laptop.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

I am at the public library right now testing out I was able to access my computer at home and view my webcam, pictures, videos, etc. It was pretty fast. This is a very cool website.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Command-N Episode #6 with guest Leo Laporte

Amber and Mike from Call For Help 2.0 have released a new episode of Command-N with special guest Leo Laporte. This episode features Leo Laporte on the future of podcasting (and ramblings about Geneva - the city and maid).

Sunday, July 17, 2005

RSS Screensaver

The RSS Screensaver is a screensaver that lets you subscribe to one or more RSS feeds, and select a directory for background images. The Screensaver loops through the list of RSS items and shows the contents of the feed in the right hand side.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

NASA scrubs launch

NASA scrubbed the launch of the space shuttle Discovery on Wednesday because of a faulty fuel sensor. []

The Return to Flight

Discovery is scheduled to lift-off today. Commander Eileen Collins and her crew are scheduled to lift off at 3:51 p.m. EDT. I wish all the crew a good lift-off. You can watch all the fun here. The Return to Flight mission is the 114th Space Shuttle flight, and the 31st flight of Discovery. [NASA]

I remember that day.

TagCloud is an automated Folksonomy tool. Essentially, TagCloud searches any number of RSS feeds you specify, extracts keywords from the content and lists them according to prevalence within the RSS feeds. Clicking on the tag's link will display a list of all the article abstracts associated with that keyword.

Scroll down to see my tagcloud.

Monday, July 11, 2005


The website has been renamed to iLounge. They are broadening their coverage to include iTunes and all that other great stuff.

Command-N Episode #5

Amber and Mike from Call For Help 2.0 have released a new episode of Command-N. They seem to be using TypePad now for their website. I guess it makes it easier for them. It looks good. In this episode they cover:

- Claria
- Wall Street Journal
- Queen Street Commons
- silverorange
- Big Brother 6 Live Video Feed
- Snapz Pro
- SnagIt
- Rocketboom
- Techphile (check out this week's podcast for Frank's interview with Amber, Mike, and Brian)

And a lot more.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

I'm at Six Flags today.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

To Friends In London

My thoughts and prayers go out to the people in London.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

The free gmail inviter

If you need a gmail account then get one here. [Via: Geek News Central]

Command-N Episode 4

Amber and Mike from Call For Help 2.0 have released a new Command-N. They have a new website layout & logo. It looks good. In this episode they cover:

- iTunes 4.9
- Google Earth Beta
- Yahoo Search My Web 2.0 Beta
- Yummy Alpha
- CBS's Big Brother 6

Today's Front Pages

Look at the front pages of major newspapers around the world. You can also download a PDF of the front cover.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Fireworks 2005

My town puts on a fireworks display each year. This year was the best. Happy 4th of July.

Or Download the high-res version.
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Sunday, July 03, 2005

Celebrate Freedom 2005

I was at SouthFork Ranch on Saturday for Celebrate Freedom. It is the largest free Christian outdoor concert in America. Artist like Rebecca St. James, Caedmon's Call, Toby Mac, Michael Tait, Avalon, Newsboys, and a lot more. Actor Stephen Baldwin was there with his ministry Livin' it. It was a really great day. They even called a soldier who is over in Iraq and put it over the speakers. It was very tear-jerking. But it was great. I truly do love America and my Freedom. I would not trade it for anything. I took some pictures. I was going to take my video camera, but decided not to. Next year I am going to take it for sure. I did capture some small videos with my digital camera. We decided to stay for the whole thing this year. They have a large Fireworks display at the end. It was good, but not worth staying for the whole thing next year. We did not get home until 5 am. We usually leave early so we get home at a normal hour. But it was a fun day.