Various Junk

I’ll kick this one off with something easy. 17 funny book titles. The first and last on the list are the funniest.

Here’s a quick story about IBM pushing development of light-based microchips opposed to electron (think little wires) based. Light doesn’t equal heat.

In video games, a Pac Man tree for Christmas. Don’t drink the toilet water. Some bad senior pictures (one is actually pretty hot). And a price guide for the most valuable comic books.

I didn’t read the story, but how could not linke this? Passwords suck (but you’ve got to have them). MS has been working on this for a while. Oh, come on, a fork?!

The worst (maybe?) Christmas albums. Yes, that’s Colonel Sanders before he went hip-hop.

New Camera

Win XP SP3 RC1 has been somewhat released to the public. I look forward to trying it out.

Ask and ye shall receive. I got a new camera today from my parents and it is wonderful. I tried to upload a picture to the website database but had a problem because the file size was too big. You can see it here. (Yes, I know, grainy, red-eyes, dark, etc. but I just wanted to start playing with it.) I need to figure out how to change that. I haven’t played with it much yet but you can expect pictures soon.

MadMaze

My sister and I used to play MadMaze on Prodigy when we were kids. It was terribly slow and back then and internet access was paid for by the hour so dad didn’t like us spending too much time screwing around. You can play it here but you’ll need to allow popups and use Internet Explorer.

If you haven’t heard, Verizon is opening up their standards starting January 2008. AT&T brushes it off but quietly follows behind.

Nintendo is rolling in the dough, bouncing back from the Gamecube.

Christmas Tree

Early merry Christmas to all my friends and family.

Erin and I picked up a Christmas tree today. We figured that snow on the ground and 20 degree temperatures were as long as we wanted to wait and I’m a kid anyway so I’ve been looking forward to this all year.

Here are some pictures of the tree including a before and after. And here’s a dark, grainy, grammatically-incorrect video of the tree in action.

I took a lot of pictures but my camera is almost dead. I’ve had it for four years and the poor guy has been through a lot and the CCD is shot. One of every five pictures is clear and the rest look like a sixties-style drug trip (I presume). Here’s what I’d like to replace it with.

This is why motorcycles are awesome. And some cute animal buddies.

Snow

I’m up late because I can’t stop coughing.

We’re getting snow as I type this. My car is almost fully covered but I have a feeling that the daily high is still enough to keep it from sticking. The lake (pond) behind our apartment has begun to freeze over. Oh, and it’s windy but I guess that’s how winter works.

Erin and I saw No Country for Old Men tonight. I’m not going to ruin it for anybody but it was really good though the ending stunk.

I found this at work the other day. The most powerful diesel engine in the world. I can’t verify that claim but it looks very cool.

Here’s a good list of yo mama jokes that don’t suck.

If you haven’t heard, Evel Knievel died Friday at age 69. He had some health problems but is probably amazed he made it this long and didn’t die inside a lion with a flame thrower. or something

Here are some hot sci-fi babes. Cooking With Pooh, too.