February 26, 2004

Future of Prototyping

ONE PAS, INC.: Welcome

One Pas has introduced a patented line of really cool prototyping boards. I've recently been through the hassle of prototyping a circuit I drew up - I wish I had known about these! Instead of the standard grid format, One Pas has staggered the layout giving us an easier way to place components in a logical fashion.

Can't wait to try them out on my next project.

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Forth: Learning an old Language


Some of the original works on Forth, presented here on the web. I'm working with a Mini-Pod from New Micros that is very powerful but I need to learn more about Forth....which is what their IsoMax language is based on.

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February 24, 2004

The Couch Bicycle

Couchbike by the Bicycle Forest Inc.

Mom, can I have a couch bicycle for my birthday? It's the best thing since sliced bread!

Seriously, check out this tandem, leatherette loveseat that went touring across the Maritimes of Canada.

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February 17, 2004

DIY Camcorder Housing

Low Income Housing - Build Your Own Waterproof Camcorder Housing

Very nice article on building your own waterproof camcorder housing. I've looked into these previously and have found that they are quite expensive.....this particular one would work for most wet situations, but I'm not sure how well it would work for a caving situation. The advantage of the factory made PVC bag-types is the ease of manipulation of all camcorder controls. With this model you only have control of the features that you build specialized actuators for.

Still, a very nice design that seems quite functional. For around $60 too.

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February 12, 2004

Amateur Scientist Articles

The Amateur Scientist 2.0

The full compendium of 73 YEARS (over 1100 projects) of "The Amateur Scientist" as published in Scientific American. Plus you get a free bonus CD with great freeware / shareware science programs.

If you're a science nut, don't pass this one up! Cheap too!

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February 11, 2004

Geek Humor

The waters of the Great Flood were receding, and Noah had beached his Ark. The animals were leaving, and he sent them off with the words:

"Go forth and multiply."

Then he heard a plaintive voice from below:
"We can't -- we're Adders."

Noah pondered this dilemma. Struck by sudden inspiration, he said "Follow me!" and led the two snakes down into the ship's galley.

The labor of building the ark had consumed all of Noah's time prior to the flood, and he had mere hours to provide interior furnishings. The crude table made of unfinished tree limbs that graced the galley was one of the few accommodations on board the ark. He carefully pried it loose from the deck to which it had been hastily nailed 40 days ago, and presented it to the snakes with a flourish saying,

"Here. Even adders can multiply on a log table."

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Flying Quotes

Lots of quotes recently....here are some choice airplane, flying, and related quotes:

"Though: I Fly Through the Valley of Death . I Shall Fear No Evil , For I am at 80,000 Feet and Climbing."
- sign over the entrance to the SR-71 operating location Kadena, Japan.

"You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3."
- Paul F.Crickmore, test pilot.

"The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire."
- Anonymous Military Flight Instructor.

"The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely kill you."
- Max Stanley, Northrop test pilot.

"A pilot who doesn't have any fear probably isn't flying his plane to its maximum."
- Jon McBride, NASA Astronaut.

"If you're faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the crash as possible."
- Bob Hoover, - renowned aerobatic and test pilot.

"If an airplane is still in one piece, don't cheat on it; ride the bastard down."
- Ernest K. Gann, author & aviator.

"There are more planes in the ocean than submarines in the sky."
- Anonymous Navy Carrier Sailor.

"The three best things in life are a good landing, a good orgasm, and a good bowel movement. The night carrier landing is one of the few opportunities in life where you get to experience all three at the same time."
- Author unknown, but someone who's been there.

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February 10, 2004

Evil Plan Generator

Make Your Own Evil Plan

Did you ever want to take over the world? Have minions to do your dirty work? Ideas are great, but you really need a great plan to make them all come together....introducing the "Evil Plan Generator"

At the click of a button, your next evil plan will be unveiled!!

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February 09, 2004

Sex Quotes

A collection of sexual signature line quotes:

"I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy."
--Tom Clancy, Author

"You know "that look" women get when they want sex? Me neither."
--Steve Martin, Actor & Comedian

"Having sex is like playing bridge. If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand."
--Woody Allen, Actor & Comedian

"Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night."
--Rodney Dangerfield, Actor & Comedian

"There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal, particularly in women. Chief among these is the Mercedes-Benz 380SL."
--Lynn Lavner, Singer/Songwriter

"Leaving sex to the feminists is like letting your dog vacation at the taxidermist."
--Matt Barry, Author
"Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope."
--Camille Paglia, Author

"Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation. The other eight are unimportant."
--George Burns, Actor & Comedian

"Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake whole relationships."
--Sharon Stone, Actor & Producer

"My girlfriend always laughs during sex---no matter what she's reading."
--Steve Jobs, Computer Geek, Inventor, & Businessman

"My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch."
--Jack Nicholson, Actor

"Clinton lied. A man might forget where he parks or where he lives, but he never forgets oral sex, no matter how bad it is."
--Barbara Bush, Former First Lady & Author

"Ah, yes, divorce, from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet."
--Robin Williams, Actor & Comedian

"Women complain about premenstrual syndrome, but I think of it as the only time of the month that I can be myself."
--Roseanne, Actor & Comedian

"Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place."
--Billy Crystal, Actor & Comedian

"According to a new survey, women say they feel more comfortable undressing in front of men than they do undressing in front of other women. They say that women are too judgmental, where, of course, men are just grateful."
--Robert De Niro, Actor

"There's a new medical crisis. Doctors are reporting that many men are having allergic reactions to latex condoms. They say they cause severe swelling. So what's the problem?"
--Dustin Hoffman, Actor

"There's very little advice in men's magazines, because men think; 'I know what I'm doing. Just show me somebody naked.'"
--Jerry Seinfeld, Actor & Comedian

"Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and just give her a house."
--Rod Stewart, Singer

"See, the problem is that God gives men a brain and a penis, and only enough blood to run one at a time."
--Robin Williams, Actor & Comedian

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Software Quote

There are no bugs in my software. Just undocumented features.

(from a PicList sig line)

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