Travis's lame ol' blog

yay, Travis finally changed his blog!

- Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Monster Sunfish

Dave just IM'd me this thing about a monster ocean sunfish. Looks bizarro.

[Update]: I searched Google news for more articles and I found this article from Scotland. They thought the 3 foot, 50 pound sunfish they caught was a freak - HA! That's nothing compared to the pseudo-aussie's 3m, 1 tonne sunfish. (is that the same as a ton?)


Horrible Tragedy

Sherry was forced to buy an eMac for her job last night. I tried to convince her that PearPC would be enough, but I guess it was just too slow on her junkware-laden pc (don't get me started on that). Aside from the DVD drive (her PC only has a burner), the only differences hardware-wise are that the eMac's processor is ~250MHz slower and it has half the RAM. Oh yeah, and it was twice the cost of what I paid for her PC... 2 years ago. All because her source files used fonts that she doesn't have for her PC. *sigh* The PC can still be restarted twice in the time it takes for the eMac to boot up once.

Bear Powers

Bear Hello. I got the link from the dude who did the Banana Phone one, which isn't too bad either. And I got the Banana Phone one from Davey's AIM profile. And he got it from Rocko (one of my XC bros). Isn't the internet great? I like the micromusic at the end of Bear Hello.

KS | wtf

- Tuesday, October 19, 2004

700# Bear vs. Man w/shotgun - Result: draw

Only on Ananova Quirkies would you find a story like this. To break out of a 700-pound bear hug, with the butt of your shotgun and only a warning shot - then falling and shooting yourself in the head?!?! At least he lived to tell about it. Of course, thanks to the lapse of the assault weapons ban here in the US he would've been able to squeeze of at least 6 warning shots, and he would've probably shot himself in the head 3 times.

KS | wtf

RIT + TabletPC + OneNote = Yay!

I wish I had a TabletPC and OneNote when I went to RIT. Ern sent me this MS Case Study yesterday. When I took Tech. Transfer at RIT, one of our group assignments was to come up with a new innovation — only two of the innovations didn't involve taking notes in class.

Easiest Way to Upgrade your TiVo

This is probably the best guide to hacking your TiVo I've ever seen. They have quite a few TiVo models and lots of options. I like the way that they filter out the unnecessary instructions by asking you questions. I'm not sure about that PowerTrip delay though, sounds kinda sketchy. I guess they probably have to make money somehow. I'll probably actually put this in my queue of stuff to do, although I doubt I'll get to it before Halloween. (I've had this site open in a Firefox tab for awhile and I have no idea where the original link came from)

- Monday, October 18, 2004

Return of the Killer Snakeheads

After reading this, I'll be expecting a sequel of the Sci-Fi Channel movie.


BBSpot quizzes

KS | tech

PBS Frontline

Ern sent me a link to this PBS show. He assures me that it is loaded with all kinds of facts about Bush & Kerry. (what about Nader?) He said that he doesn't understand how anyone could ever vote for Bush after watching it. I haven't watched it yet, but I have a feeling I'll agree with him.

- Wednesday, October 13, 2004

People Chips

I think the key to this Wired article is the last paragraph:

"[...] Meanwhile, the chip has been used for a number of security-related tasks as well as for pure whimsy: Club hoppers in Barcelona, Spain, now use the microchip much like a smartcard to speed drink orders and payment."

I can't wait to get my own personal EZ-Pass/Speedpass permanently embedded into my hand!