March 3, 2006
Links of the day
It's been a long time. Here are some interesting links I've been collecting:
- Get a free USB drive from Microsoft! Click the link and then click "Valuable Information" on the right. It comes preloaded, but I'm sure you can erase the data.
- Great article on using toothpaste to repair scratched CDs. I shall give this a try.
- Spielberg himself says that he is working on Indiana Jones 4. Harrison Ford may be getting a little old, but I am thrilled about this development.
- Serenity DVD sales finally put it into the black. Hopefully this means there will be a sequel or TV special or something!
- Lego re-enactments of famous video games. I love the Metal Gear shots. Good memories.
- If you didn't read this article by Flemming Rose, editor of the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, about why he published the infamous Muhammed cartoons you should definitely do so. Very good explanation.
- If you want more on this topic, the Boston Globe wrote a great editorial: "We are all Danes now."
- Holy cow ... 900+ Web 2.0 applications all categorized for our convenience. I shall spend some time perusing this, most definitely.
- Great list of how some famous companies got their names. For example, ever wonder how eBay.com got its name? Now you'll know.
- Everyone has linked to this, so why shouldn't I? Zillow.com gives you an estimate on not only how much your home is worth, but also your neighbors' homes.
- Funny! Hoth2014.com, the planet Hoth's bid to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. Watch out for the Wampas!
- And here is a link listing out the amazing stuff people get in their Oscar "goodie bag." A years supply of olive oil?!?!? Yes!
- This has some potential: http://lib.rario.us/. Catalog your books and media files on this site, and I suppose find out about what other potential media you may like based on lists similar to your own. But I can't find a search function (?).
- Cool! "The Black Hole Flight Simulator" is a 23 minute video, narrated by Liam Neeson, that took "90 hours of supercomputer calculation for each on-screen second." I hope this comes to the Science Museum of Minnesota.
That's all for now.
Posted by snackeru at March 3, 2006 8:32 AM | Links of the day
Nyah Nyah, my home is worth more than yours! Gotta be due to the owners.
Posted by: Cheesehead Craig at March 3, 2006 11:01 AM
Or the fact that you are on a cul-de-sac. It is also surprising since I have one more bedroom than you. Oh well, I know for sure it isn't because of the owners. Must be the neighbors...
Posted by: Shane at March 3, 2006 11:04 AM
That article by the Danish editor is pretty deep. Thanks, Shane, for passing it on.
Posted by: chapman at March 3, 2006 1:47 PM
Yeah, good fine on the Danish article. I wonder, though, if they couldn't have achieved the same "dialogue" with Muslims in Denmark without publishing the cartoons. The cartoons themselves, viewed without the context of the article, are at best rather pointless, and at worst offensive and easily misinterpreted.
Posted by: spycake at March 3, 2006 2:11 PM