During the long hours of night watch on open ocean transit we used to play a game with our navigation system. Zooming into some obscure part of the world at a range of two nautical miles the player would try to guess the location as we zoomed further and further out. Lame as it was it passed the time. Sadly the game got old after about once. Luckily there’s now the Google Earth Geo Map Quiz. A Google Earth puzzle where you try to find and match obscure areal photos using a few almost passive geocaching like clues.
From: Boing Boing
There is a special spot in my heart for any robot/droid that can play the clarinet. Growing up my parents were big fans of grounding me. Weekends, months, summers what ever. One of the summers that I was grounded I learned to play my sisters clarinet. After about an hour of trying to get the padding on my fingers correct on the holes I was able to play the Quantum Leap theme song.
Admitting to both of these things I automatically lose 12 cool points.
Since I’ve gotten my macbook Apple Mail 3.2 on OS X Jaguar has been spotty at best when trying to send mail through the gmail servers. I spent several hours last night troubleshooting and buried in message boards. I know its not the servers because my wife can still send gmail via Apple Mail 3.0 on Tiger. I downloaded Thunderbird and it works perfectly. Since I’ve just about replaced every other software with open source versions I’m now looking into a new alternative to iTunes which I may have found in Songbird.
I needed to find a way to send this video to a friend of mine in the gulf. Unfortunately he wasn’t able to watch it. I assume because of bandwidth restrictions on INMARSAT. The above video helped me save video’s from Youtube that I can email.
I’m using my 802.11n which is incredibly fast blasting its 3.2 GHz through my house nearly 250m in every directions. I’m streaming KSER’s Pull the String from my iTunes local radio stations folder. Weatherbug is telling me that it’s 91 degrees [shift+option+8] doesn’t appear to work with WordPress. The only thing better than streaming Rockabilly while prepping the grill, drinking Springboard Ale, and watching the kids fight in the pool is casually using technology to supplement it all. All in all I am enjoying my last free weekend until September, I’m glad it’s a global-warmingly nice one.
I’ve been interested in biodiesel for a few years now. I would love to convert an old Mercedes 240D into a Grease Car. But there are a number of other projects I’ll never get around to, to get to first. Once my odometer finally tops 300,000 miles I imagine I’ll guy a new one. As much as I’d love to get an old Mercedes, it’s much more reasonable to assume that I will be driving a Rabbit, Mini, or Smart Car.