Friday, December 31, 2004

Regroup and reload

Hails to you all, mighty warriors and dear friends. As the sun rises and sets on the final day of 2004, I cease fire to take a look back at the trail of destruction in our wake.

J bought a house and met a pretty cool girl (welcome once again to the group Lisa!), Eric and Gail took many steps into the process of upgrading their house (and I think Eric got like 6 promotions or something), Lisa (Torch) got an outstanding job offer, Steven got into a lab work program that only a couple undergrads qualified for and has done very well (just watch, he'll eventually make more than all of us), Phil has also entered the world of public accounting...Moss/Adams I think?? Jenny, I'm sure you did some cool stuff this year, but you need to learn to brag a little so we all know about it!! John and Linda finally got their stories straight and are now engaged as well as in the process of buying a home.

Before I crack open a fresh box of 20mm ammo for the minigun, I wanted to take a moment and bow to you all for your accomplishments this year and for being such a kind, fun, and generous cadre of friends. Where ever you are for New Year's, be safe, have a s---load of fun, and I'll catch you all in 2005!

Thursday, December 30, 2004

Frispea, the glowing frisbee - Engadget -

Frispea, the glowing frisbee - Engadget - Awesome, now we can play frisbee without the hamper of that pesky sun! I'm so there.

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Friday, December 24, 2004

Happy Holidays!

From here in warm humid Florida. We are having fun though and there are now pictures up on the website of the first two days.
Christmas Eve Pictures
Florida Christmas Lights Street

Happy Holidays to everyone!

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Dungeon Lords

This has the potential of being the next game.

It somewhat worries me due to the 'action' 3rd person aspect of the game, but at the same time it does give RPG progression and options. We'll have to see how it looks closer to the 2/1/2005 release date.


Tuesday, December 21, 2004

New pictures

I have posted new images in the web gallery:
DJ in Iraq
Long Beach pre-Christmas 2004

UPS Driver Article

That's funny, and ironic.


Engineered spider web

This is kinda cool, I wonder what this means for the future of things like synthetic silks and clothes. I really like the idea of building surgical thread from microscopic silk fibers that can easily be absorbed into the body.

APOCALYPTICA: First-Ever North American Tour

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA have announced the details of their first-ever North American tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

Mar. 15 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
Mar. 16 - Toronto, ONT @ El Mocambo
Mar. 20 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Mar. 21 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Mar. 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy

As previously reported, APOCALYPTICA have set "Apocalyptica" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in February 2005.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Ultra Hybrid

So you all wanted to wait on the hybrids until they were slightly higher performance? Is this one good enough?


Monday, December 13, 2004

Bionic limbs

There is nothing cooler than this. Giving people a bionic limb with sensors and controlled by brain signals. Meaning after losing a limb a person could get one of these and still feel things with that arm. It is right out of cyberpunk.


Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Nightwish Concert

Where: House of Blues - Sunset Strip
When: May 5, 2005
Who: Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, and a currently undecided opening act
How: Tickets went on sale today at
Why: Because I like my friends, I like Nightwish, I like Sonata Arctica, and it would be awesome to have them all at once!

I want one

Heheheh, those crazy japanese are at it again.

Here is a personal mobility vehicle from Toyota.

Check out this link on Engadget.


cheval noir

Cool female japanese artist. Like most japanese artist though it is a little bit freaky.


Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Another Zhang project begins filming


Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins new DVD of him in Iraq with the troops is up on Amazon for pre-order. Its called Shock and Awe and comes out Feb. 1.

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Alright this would take guts to fly in

Someone actually built an ornithopter and they are going to test it next April.

Hey it if works I'll give them credit.


Microsoft's MSN Spaces

This is microsofts own Blogging service they are putting up. If you have a passport account you can register a space. I created one so check it out here:


It doesn't offer enough features for me to take over my main website, but I do definitely like some of the features. If they could have it post to my website like Blogger does then I would seriously have to contemplate it.

Pictures of Japan

These are from a random post I saw on the internet.

But since we all love Japan I figured I would post a link so you could check them out also.