Sunday, September 27, 2009

word for the day: axolotl.
"I herd you like axolotls"

"Acme's unconditional guarantee has the condition that we do not warrant any Klein bottle against the actions of cats, ferrets, or axolotls. We will NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE for any incidents relating to these beasts of burden whatsoever in any form or spatial dimension."

Friday, September 25, 2009

just heard some cape breton piano as a background to some fiddle playing on a ted talk, and it sounds interesting. charlie's is the place to buy it, but maybe google will turn up something closer. http://www.ted.com/talks/natalie_macmaster_and_donnell_leahy_play_the_cape_breton_fiddle.html

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The one million giraffes project is ahead of schedule, so i think he'll win.I'm not sure how he manages to approve 12000 giraffes a day. It's an exercise in handling large amounts of data.
Only 14 giraffes from japan. I'm not sure mine qualifies.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

ted talks http://www.ted.com/
bears in space
Gordon Brown advocating hactivism and blogging. Emily Levine tells a 23-minute Ayn Rand joke.
clifford stoll .. gotta see this.
update: i went looking online for a klein bottle, found acme, and whaddaya know, it's cliff stoll again.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

WhenI was a kid my grandparents got me a subscription to popular science, and I've always been a fan of their futuristic optimism. Glenn Reynolds has that same flavor.
Here's VW's take on the dymaxion fullercar, 175 mpg concept car may ship in two years, no price mentioned. http://www.wired.com/autopia/2009/09/volkswagen-l1-concept/

Friday, September 18, 2009


Originally uploaded by arbitraryaardvark
i need to print this out for my yard

Monday, September 14, 2009

Malcolm Gladwell's new book free online

african kid builds windmill.

my new tech guy came over and now i have a working cam.
this is my front yard.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Is it spinning clockwise or counter? girl or trap?

Friday, September 11, 2009

This Penny Arcade guest strip by Bill Amend isn't especially funny (like today's goats one is), but it's the first time I've seen a syndicated "real" comic author do a guest webcomic. Happy 9-11 all.

Thursday, September 03, 2009


fred astaire dancing, if the embed url works.

and gene kelly on roller skates

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