Jan 19, 2006

Transparent monitors, some of the examples are fairly well done. It's a shame that I have blank walls behind my LCDs at work and home.

Jan 16, 2006

The worlds most beautiful car will be released this year. This is not opinion, this is certifiable fact, as defined by this sketch that Aston Martin has released of their upcoming DBS model:

AM should just register http://www.worldsmostbeautifulcar.com/ (which is available) and put that sketch on it, just to solidify that fact.

Jan 11, 2006

I am not going to link to the video in question because it is a bit graphic, but a stabilized version of the Zapruder Kennedy assassination film is available. We've all seen the original version, probably many times. It's so jerky that it's pretty hard to tell exactly what happens when Kennedy is shot multiple times. In this stabilized version, you can tell he was hit early on in the clip as Jackie is extremely concerned and trying to figure out what happened. She is leaning in, seemingly trying to take off his jacket to get to his chest/back wound. Just as she gets in real close, a bullet zips in and absolutely explodes his face. It is simply shocking to see it stabilized and is so much more grotesque.

Jan 10, 2006

While there may only be about four people that read this blog anymore, the four of you are big complainers! Okay, I'll try to update a bit more frequently.

Anyway, the holidays and recent trips have caused some serious credit card debt growth; the worst I've ever been in. Kat and I are going to cut back on extraneous spending (eating out, etc) and I'm going to rein back hobby costs (car parts, car detailing equipment, Xbox accessories and games, etc). If I'm good, it will only take a handful of paychecks to eradicate the debt. Unfortunately, the 360 has introduced me to a new desire: a Media Center PC. Based on some searches I've done, it will only take a couple of parts to turn my current desktop into a MCE: new video card, new TV tuner card and optionally, a big ol' hard drive. My system doesn't support PCI-E, so I'll have to pick up an AGP card so I'm looking at the Nvidia 6200. For the tuner, seems that a lot of people like the Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-150MCE. Pricewatch usually shows the best deals so it seems that I could pick up the two of those for about $140 total. Hard drives keep plummeting in price so I should be able to get 300 gig for $100 by the time I make this purchase.

I need to check and see if the office at home has a cable outlet since I'd rather not put the MCE in the living room downstairs...