Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Photo/Motion Realistic CG Human

I do a little CG work from time to time, however, nothing prepared me for the eerie appearance of a photo/motion realistic CG of a female named "Emily".  Click the link for a video of the virtual creation herself.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sprint continuing efforts into the "iPhone" arena

Coming to a Sprint store near you on Sept 11th (speculated):


Also, the phone Im personally waiting for Oct 11th (speculated):

"Touch Pro":

Analyst: iPhone sells 3 million units in first month

Impressive benchmark for the 2nd gen iPhone.  Apparently 3 million units have moved off the shelves so far in the last month.

In total sales from from July 07:

1st and 2nd gen sales at 8,407,000 units since the iPhone was constructed up to Aug 11th, 2008.

In comparison, Windows Mobile sold 18,000,000 units during the same time period:

Del Sol Subwoofer - JL Audio Stealthbox Enclosure

The factory sound system of most Honda cars is absolutely horrible.   Along with replacing the speakers it would be nice to add a subwoofer, however, space inside the small cabin is limited.   Putting a sub in the trunk may be popular with folks looking to try and impress those around them but I want good sound in the cabin.

I found the following product from JL Audio called a stealth box that is custom made for a lot of vehicles including the Del Sol.   The enclosure simply replaces the back cabin interior panel with two down-firing 8" subs.

Monday, August 11, 2008

What happend to Xmms in Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04?

Just as the title suggests, Xmms has been removed the repository for ubuntu hardy heron 8.04. From what I gathered on my limited reading of forum posts, Xmms was too unstable and not well maintained, thus it wasnt selected for inclusion in the standard ubuntu distro.   I have heard that Audacious is the replacement program for Xmms like functionality.  I just installed it today and will test it out.

For those still looking for Xmms, hit this link, and download the .DEB to install.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Google streetview spies house on fire

A must see for those into virtual sight-seeing.  Google streetview captures a house fire:

** Update. Sorry, the image has been pulled.  Too bad. Move down the street to the south to still see it **

Friday, August 8, 2008

Large Hadron Collider Rap

Large Hadron Collider Rap - Very nice!

Got to love the iPhone - 8 people buy "I am Rich" app for $1000

Following in the footsteps of fashion before function, eight lucky people purchased a "I am Rich" app for their iPhones costing about $1000.  This app apparently does nothing more than display a message "I am Rich" when opened.  Apple has since pulled the app from their store, however, the programmer is demanding to know why.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Electric Saturn Sky

The Saturn Sky electric conversion car.  Car $27K + Conversion $25K  = ~$50K

Order one today:

or dream:

Holy Grail of Home Theater HDTV has arrived - ZvBox

Finally a distribution solution for the upscale HDTV home theater crowd is now shipping.  The ZeeVee ZvBox can encode/distribute a VGA HDTV signal over a QAM channel on baseband coax wire.  If I can finally justify the $500 pricetag, I will definitely be getting one of these for home.{E5BC067F-40C9-4A69-80CB-F450A392D35D}&dist=hppr

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Your life or your Lupins! Dennis Moore

Blast from the past.  Monty python skit with Dennis Moore

Bought a few new creatures for our tank - Goodbye to our clown

We just recently purchased:

Flame Angel:
Finger Leather Coral:
Mushroom Coral:
Green Button Polyps:

Sadly, our clown severely injured the Flame Angel and several of the coral when introduced into the tank.  After 2 years of having our clown, we decided it was best to take it to the store and let them re-sell it to someone else.

Existing inhabitants:

Yellow Tang:
Pajama Cardinal:
Royal Gramma:
Green/White Sponges:
Mexican Turbo Snails:

Dependency on Technology - Bad Translation for Chinese Restaurant

Putting their faith into a web based translation software, a Chinese restaurant created a sign to welcome additional English speaking customers.   The english name?  "Translate Server Error"

The comments below the article are quite funny as well. ;)