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26 July 2005

Did You Know?

Did you know that:

  • Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

  • David Prowse, was the guy in the Darth Vader suit in Star Wars. He spoke all of Vader's lines, and didn't know that he was going to be dubbed over by James Earl Jones until he saw the screening of the movie.

  • The white part of your fingernail is called the lunula.

  • Very small clouds that look like they have been broken off of bigger clouds are called scuds.

  • The Boston University Bridge (on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts) is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.

  • The infinity sign is called a lemniscate.

  • Hacky-sack was invented in Turkey.

  • The Chinese ideogram for 'trouble' symbolizes 'two women living under one roof'.

  • Walt Disney's autograph bears no resemblance to the famous Disney logo.

  • Since 1896, the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia have participated in every Games.

  • U.S. Interstates which go north-south are numbered sequentially starting from the west with odd numbers, and Interstates which go east-west are numbered sequentially starting from the south with even numbers.

  • The tune for the "A-B-C" song is the same as "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."

  • Ralph Lauren's original name was Ralph Lifshitz.

  • A walla-walla scene is one where extras pretend to be talking in the background -- when they say "walla-walla" it looks like they are actually talking.

  • The word 'byte' is a contraction of 'by eight.'


I didn't know that stuff either :)

There are a LOT more things on that site that I bet you didn't know...

22 July 2005

Google Maps Game

Playing the Google Maps Game is pretty simple.

Load up the site and you see a map of the United States (using Google Maps technology, duh) and the name of a random landmark.

Your goal is to find the landmark on the map as fast as you can.

For the geographically challenged (like yours truly) you can turn the hints on which then basically makes it a game of hotter colder.

You start clicking on the map in various places and the site tells you whether you are getting hotter or colder.

Fun idea but can get frustrating at times.

20 July 2005

Spaced Penguin

Guess what Spaced Penguin is...

No, it's not the next NASA experiment in Antarctica but another online flash game.

In this one you have to fling Kevin the space penguin using the GPS (Giant Penguin Slingshot) so that Kevin lands in the space ship.

There are various objects in the screen that make this increasingly difficult (or sometimes helpful).

Fling away...

19 July 2005


Just another day in the life of a software developer...


13 July 2005

PSP Where?

Check out where this dude mounted his Sony PSP.

Talk about cool!

There's nothing like playing Grand Theft Auto while you're riding a motorcycle...

[Via Engadget.com]

08 July 2005

TShirt Hell

I really have a funny tshirt fetish.

Tshirt Hell offers lots of funny and crazy t-shirts (they have over 200 designs).

Here are some of my favorites:

  • You can't have manslaughter without laughter

  • (Front) there's a fuckin' asshole looking at me (Back) ...still looking at me

  • The funniest thing about this shirt is that by the time you realize it doesn't say anything it's too late for you to stop reading it you dumb fuck

  • I'm what Willis was talkin' 'bout

  • I only support gay marriage if both chicks are hot

  • I may have alzheimer's but at least I don't have alzheimer's

  • 1f u c4n r34d th1s u r34lly n33d t0 g37 l41d

  • Yes, I have plenty of change you homeless piece of shit. Thanks for asking.

  • I fucked the Olsen twins before they were famous

  • I'm pretty smooth with the ugly chicks

  • (Front) Please turn me over so i don't choke on my own vomit (Back) thank you

  • I'm ugly on the inside too

  • To: women - from: God

  • Plain Clothes Cop

Thanks to Or for this one.

07 July 2005

06 July 2005


I just ran across another cool extension for Firefox called Aardvark.

(if you aren't a web developer you can skip this one, it probably won't interest you...)

Aardvark will let you move your mouse over different elements of a web page and it will show you information about the element.

You can expand and contract the selection that you are currently viewing (if, for example, you have selected a table cell, pressing W will select the table row...), remove elements from the page, isolate an element, colorize elements (this one could be pretty useful), view the source of your selection, and more...

Very cool!

05 July 2005

Kiss This Guy

You know the scene: you're driving along with your friends and TLC's "Waterfalls" comes on the radio.

So when it gets to the chorus you start singing along: "Go, Go, Jason... water calls" ...screech, what did he say???

You'll never hear the end of it...

KissThisGuy.com is a site filled with archives of misheard song lyrics.

People basically submit their stories of misheard lyrics and their embarrassing moment of revelation.

Just to quote from the famous Deep Purple song: "Slow, cousin Walter"...

BTW: the name of the site is after the famous misheard line by Jimi Hendrix from Purple Haze: "Excuse me while I kiss the sky"

04 July 2005

Guess Who

Guess the Dictator/Sit-Com Character is a game where you choose a dictator or sitcom character and the computer asks you a bunch of yes/no questions while it tries to guess who you are thinking of (very similar to 20 questions).

Some of the results are actually quite impressing, it almost always guessed who I was thinking of, sometimes quite fast. It gave up on me just two times (and I then contributed a question of my own to help it guess the next time).

03 July 2005


The PairOn
The PairOn is THE chair to have for eXtreme Programming :)
(for those who are familiar with eXtreme Programming: one of its concepts is that you always program in pairs)

* orders taken only on April 1