Thursday, December 9, 2010

Avasts marketing experiment

Avast turns piracy into marketing.

The anti-virus software firm Avast turned one pirated software license into a huge marketing opportunity.

One paid for license to a 14 user Arizona firm has spread across the interwebs to over seven hundred thousand users. Avast found out about the pirated license fairly early on but chose to see how far it would spread. And a year and a half boy has it spread. 200 countries later Avasts' little research project is coming to an end. But not before all of the uses of the pirated copy's get a pop up taking them to the free and paid license page. No word on if this has generated any real profit but its nice to see a company thinking outside the box.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"Holiday Madness" is catching

So this is my first real blog post since my little unplanned break. And I shall be delving into what I call “Holiday-Madness”

What causes people to change their basic personality during the holiday season? (Thanksgiving-Christmas time)

I am astounded every year at the changes I see in people in this time. Some become ultra sweet, very caring and giving. And others go mad!

Crazy people in Wal-Mart fighting over the latest toy (when there are plenty of toys on the shelf) or the last bag of sugar for baking. Like there will never be another bag of sugar ever! Its just amazing how much people change. And I blame a lot of this on the stores. Big box stores like Wal-Mart under-stocking shelves to make it seem like things are in demand to make people think they should get it now, before its gone. Its not right to exploit what should be a caring and giving time of year simply for profit. Granted every time of the year should be a time of year for caring and giving. But this time of year is even more so.

The Holiday-Madness continues though. People rushing stores to get the “latest” what ever and crushing people in a stampede. And I feel bad for the people that die and get hurt in these stampedes. But the problem is, if it wasn't them who had fallen they would have trampled some one the same way they where. I feel bad for them. Not because they died or got injured in the rush. But because they fell prey to the Holiday-Madness in the first place. Because they are weak minded enough to think that the latest kitchen gadget or toy is worth risking their life. Or killing another.

In 2008 a temporary Wal-Mart employee was trampled to death in the rush of people.[1] This is a person just looking to make a little extra money. Probably to buy Christmas presents. And was rewarded with death because of the mindless rush of people.

This isn't how a refined society should be behaving! We humans like to think we aren't subject to animalistic behavior, but if we aren't then why are things like this happening?

I mean this is such a problem that OSHA is recommending that police and/or security guards be on stand by. As well as barricading and roping off the store. And a dozen other steps to deal with these people.[2]... I just want to buy my socks!

Those are my thoughts. Please comment and let me know yours!


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving! ...

Well. I have slacked off! It seems only a few days ago that I posted about the meteorite and now here it is December 4th! Ah how time fly's during the holiday season.

So its time to play a little catch up with my viewers.

First I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving. I had a great time with my family over Thanksgiving. Good food, great people, fun times.

And I got hands on with a Nikon D40. Must say that even though I was quite happy to use a DSLR (for the first time) the D40 leaves a lot to be desired. I may go into that deeper in a later post.

In my personal life nothing much as changed. We are still working towards selling our old house and things are looking good on that front. Hoping to have it done with by the 10th. In more recent news I have fallen a touch ill with some sort of flu. Its not very pleasant but I expect to be better in a few days.

Well that's all for this little catch up post. I will be returning with more posts about random things in my life and in the world at large! Stay tuned and hit the follow button.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Green comet!?

At approximately 9:15 PST November 13th 2010, myself and a friend saw what can only be described as a comet that was green, over the state of California. I'm doing more research but if this turns out to be some thing big I wanted to blog about it first. More information as I get it.

This LINK shows some thing similar to what we saw. The one we saw was not as big and we didn't see it break up but its the same green color.

So it seems this isn't unheard of but is pretty rare. I'm very lucky and really happy to have been able to see it. 

Edit: My projected path the comet took based on my sighting.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cern have made a Mini-Big Bang

From the BBC-
[quote]The Large Hadron Collider has successfully created a "mini-Big Bang" by smashing together lead ions instead of protons.

The scientists working at the enormous machine on Franco-Swiss border achieved the unique conditions on 7 November.

The experiment created temperatures a million times hotter than the centre of the Sun.

The LHC is housed in a 27km-long circular tunnel under the French-Swiss border near Geneva.

Up until now, the world's highest-energy particle accelerator - which is run by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Cern) - has been colliding protons, in a bid to uncover mysteries of the Universe's formation.[/quote]

Full story here.

Pretty cool stuff I have to say.

Small update

Had a great weekend. Went to a party and met some cool people. I'm going to a lan party this Friday should be a good time. I felt I needed to post some thing since I haven't posted in a while.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Check out my second blog!

I have started a second blog! Its all about skateboarding! Check it out.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Is it a good idea to microwave this? Premier's tonight!

The Microwave show on YouTube premier's tonight! I love this show so much. Its extremely entertaining and slightly addicting! YouTube is the future of entertainment. There are so many good YouTube "Shows" and so many awesome people putting them on. Rhett and Link, Dan Brown (pogobat) and The Microwave guys just to name a few. YouTube and sites like it are the future. I don't even own a TV. Most of the "Real" shows I watch I can watch on Hulu or the Fox website. Tv really isn't needed in this internet age.

Here is a link to the Microwave shows Youtube channel:  sub them they are doing great work. And not all of it has to do with microwaves!

The True Story of Halloween

Taken from

Halloween, celebrated each year on October 31, is a mix of ancient Celtic practices, Catholic  and Roman religious rituals and European folk traditions that blended together over time to create the holiday we know today. Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity and life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. Halloween has long been thought of as a day when the dead can return to the earth, and ancient Celts would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off these roaming ghosts. The Celtic holiday of Samhain, the Catholic Hallowmas period of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day and the Roman festival of Feralia all influenced the modern holiday of Halloween. In the 19th century, Halloween began to lose its religious connotation, becoming a more secular community-based children's holiday. Although the superstitions and beliefs surrounding Halloween may have evolved over the years, as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people can still look forward to parades, costumes and sweet treats to usher in the winter season.

Ancient Origins of Halloween

Halloween's origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in).
The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future. For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies were an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark winter.
To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities.
During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other's fortunes. When the celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter.
By A.D. 43, Romans had conquered the majority of Celtic territory. In the course of the four hundred years that they ruled the Celtic lands, two festivals of Roman origin were combined with the traditional Celtic celebration of Samhain.
The first was Feralia, a day in late October when the Romans traditionally commemorated the passing of the dead. The second was a day to honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees. The symbol of Pomona is the apple and the incorporation of this celebration into Samhain probably explains the tradition of "bobbing" for apples that is practiced today on Halloween.
By the 800s, the influence of Christianity had spread into Celtic lands. In the seventh century, Pope Boniface IV designated November 1 All Saints' Day, a time to honor saints and martyrs. It is widely believed today that the pope was attempting to replace the Celtic festival of the dead with a related, but church-sanctioned holiday. The celebration was also called All-hallows or All-hallowmas (from Middle English Alholowmesse meaning All Saints' Day) and the night before it, the night of Samhain, began to be called All-hallows Eve and, eventually, Halloween. Even later, in A.D. 1000, the church would make November 2 All Souls' Day, a day to honor the dead. It was celebrated similarly to Samhain, with big bonfires, parades, and dressing up in costumes as saints, angels, and devils. Together, the three celebrations, the eve of All Saints', All Saints', and All Souls', were called Hallowmas.

Halloween Comes to America

As European immigrants came to America, they brought their varied Halloween customs with them. Because of the rigid Protestant belief systems that characterized early New England, celebration of Halloween in colonial times was extremely limited there.
It was much more common in Maryland and the southern colonies. As the beliefs and customs of different European ethnic groups, as well as the American Indians, meshed, a distinctly American version of Halloween began to emerge. The first celebrations included "play parties," public events held to celebrate the harvest, where neighbors would share stories of the dead, tell each other's fortunes, dance, and sing. Colonial Halloween festivities also featured the telling of ghost stories and mischief-making of all kinds. By the middle of the nineteenth century, annual autumn festivities were common, but Halloween was not yet celebrated everywhere in the country.
In the second half of the nineteenth century, America was flooded with new immigrants. These new immigrants, especially the millions of Irish fleeing Ireland's potato famine of 1846, helped to popularize the celebration of Halloween nationally. Taking from Irish and English traditions, Americans began to dress up in costumes and go house to house asking for food or money, a practice that eventually became today's "trick-or-treat" tradition. Young women believed that, on Halloween, they could divine the name or appearance of their future husband by doing tricks with yarn, apple parings, or mirrors.
In the late 1800s, there was a move in America to mold Halloween into a holiday more about community and neighborly get-togethers, than about ghosts, pranks, and witchcraft.
At the turn of the century, Halloween parties for both children and adults became the most common way to celebrate the day. Parties focused on games, foods of the season, and festive costumes. Parents were encouraged by newspapers and community leaders to take anything "frightening" or "grotesque" out of Halloween celebrations. Because of their efforts, Halloween lost most of its superstitious and religious overtones by the beginning of the twentieth century.
By the 1920s and 1930s, Halloween had become a secular, but community-centered holiday, with parades and town-wide parties as the featured entertainment. Despite the best efforts of many schools and communities, vandalism began to plague Halloween celebrations in many communities during this time. By the 1950s, town leaders had successfully limited vandalism and Halloween had evolved into a holiday directed mainly at the young. Due to the high numbers of young children during the fifties baby boom, parties moved from town civic centers into the classroom or home, where they could be more easily accommodated. Between 1920 and 1950, the centuries-old practice of trick-or-treating was also revived. Trick-or-treating was a relatively inexpensive way for an entire community to share the Halloween celebration. In theory, families could also prevent tricks being played on them by providing the neighborhood children with small treats. A new American tradition was born, and it has continued to grow. Today, Americans spend an estimated $6.9 billion annually on Halloween, making it the country's second largest commercial holiday.

Today's Traditions

The American Halloween tradition of "trick-or-treating" probably dates back to the early All Souls' Day parades in England. During the festivities, poor citizens would beg for food and families would give them pastries called "soul cakes" in return for their promise to pray for the family's dead relatives.
The distribution of soul cakes was encouraged by the church as a way to replace the ancient practice of leaving food and wine for roaming spirits. The practice, which was referred to as "going a-souling" was eventually taken up by children who would visit the houses in their neighborhood and be given ale, food, and money. 
The tradition of dressing in costume for Halloween has both European and Celtic roots. Hundreds of years ago, winter was an uncertain and frightening time. Food supplies often ran low and, for the many people afraid of the dark, the short days of winter were full of constant worry. On Halloween, when it was believed that ghosts came back to the earthly world, people thought that they would encounter ghosts if they left their homes. To avoid being recognized by these ghosts, people would wear masks when they left their homes after dark so that the ghosts would mistake them for fellow spirits. On Halloween, to keep ghosts away from their houses, people would place bowls of food outside their homes to appease the ghosts and prevent them from attempting to enter.


Halloween has always been a holiday filled with mystery, magic and superstition. It began as a Celtic end-of-summer festival during which people felt especially close to deceased relatives and friends. For these friendly spirits, they set places at the dinner table, left treats on doorsteps and along the side of the road and lit candles to help loved ones find their way back to the spirit world.
Today's Halloween ghosts are often depicted as more fearsome and malevolent, and our customs and superstitions are scarier too. We avoid crossing paths with black cats, afraid that they might bring us bad luck. This idea has its roots in the Middle Ages, when many people believed that witches avoided detection by turning themselves into cats. We try not to walk under ladders for the same reason. This superstition may have come from the ancient Egyptians, who believed that triangles were sacred; it also may have something to do with the fact that walking under a leaning ladder tends to be fairly unsafe. And around Halloween, especially, we try to avoid breaking mirrors, stepping on cracks in the road or spilling salt.
But what about the Halloween traditions and beliefs that today's trick-or-treaters have forgotten all about? Many of these obsolete rituals focused on the future instead of the past and the living instead of the dead. In particular, many had to do with helping young women identify their future husbands and reassuring them that they would someday--with luck, by next Halloween!--be married.
In 18th-century Ireland, a matchmaking cook might bury a ring in her mashed potatoes on Halloween night, hoping to bring true love to the diner who found it. In Scotland, fortune-tellers recommended that an eligible young woman name a hazelnut for each of her suitors and then toss the nuts into the fireplace. The nut that burned to ashes rather than popping or exploding, the story went, represented the girl's future husband. (In some versions of this legend, confusingly, the opposite was true: The nut that burned away symbolized a love that would not last.) Another tale had it that if a young woman ate a sugary concoction made out of walnuts, hazelnuts and nutmeg before bed on Halloween night, she would dream about her future husband. Young women tossed apple-peels over their shoulders, hoping that the peels would fall on the floor in the shape of their future husbands' initials; tried to learn about their futures by peering at egg yolks floating in a bowl of water; and stood in front of mirrors in darkened rooms, holding candles and looking over their shoulders for their husbands' faces.
Other rituals were more competitive. At some Halloween parties, the first guest to find a burr on a chestnut-hunt would be the first to marry; at others, the first successful apple-bobber would be the first down the aisle.
Of course, whether we're asking for romantic advice or trying to avoid seven years of bad luck, each one of these Halloween superstitions relies on the good will of the very same "spirits" whose presence the early Celts felt so keenly. Ours is not such a different holiday after all!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I am sorry for not having posted in a few days. Its been sunny the last 3 days so I have been spending every second I can outside skating. Because of the rain I didn't skate for about a week and squeezed the sun and dry ground for every second it was worth. Hopefully it wont rain any more but its cloudy, windy and cold again. So who knows when the next time I will be able to skate will be.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Custom Emergency stove.

We had a power outage yesterday, it was only for a few hours but it got me thinking. If it had been longer we wouldn't be able to cook or even boil water because our stove is electric.

So I made this.

It burns alcohol and works well enough to boil cold water in under 10 minutes. I can get 10-12 minutes of burn off 4oz of alcohol. Its pretty nifty. I'm proud of it, its my own design and it only took me 3-4 hours from thinking about making it to testing and tweaking. Its made out of the bottom of an Arizona Icetea can and the bottom of a cherry coke can.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Well its raining. And not just the little piddly crap either its pouring. This sucks for many reasons. One: I cannot skate in the rain. Two: I am cold. And Three: The broken window on my Honda Odyssey. I have to cover it with a trash bag and when ever I go places I have to take it down and the whole car gets wet. Its the back passenger side window so I don't get wet up front but the rest of the car does.

This cold weather also means that Watch It Melt will probably be on hold till spring. I hate this I just started to get this project off the ground and now I have to wait.

All in all the rain reminds me of when I lived in Washington State, a very depressing time for me.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


This is really awesome. Acetone, added to gasoline in small amounts (1-3oz) can increase your fuel mileage by up to 25%! This is crazy, now I haven't tried this my self as I am still researching it. But from the information I have read I am going to try it next time I can get down to a hardware store that sells 100% acetone. Ive looked up prices and it seems to be about 10-11$ for a quart of 100% pure acetone, that is 946ml (32oz). So using just 2 ounces per fill up, one can of acetone will give you 16 fill ups at 2 ounces per-one full tank of gas (average gas tank is 15-20gallons). Averaging a 4 mpg increase per tank in my Honda Odyssey (20gal)I should get an 80 extra MPG! That's 80 mpg that only cost me 1.45$! (My math may be way off please comment if it is!)

All the while reducing your cars emissions! Making your car cleaner and greener.

Now mind you there are risks, the acetone will eat your paint if spilled on your car, and there are a few other things, such as some rubber/plastic parts may deteriorate at a faster rate with acetone than with out. But if its rated for gasoline the acetone shouldn't have a huge impact. From every thing I have read the risks are very small. I have a few ideas how to get the acetone in the gas tank with out risking spilling on the paint, but that is for another day.

I plan on doing a few blog posts over the next few weeks on how to *Clean and Green* up your car, and your life in general. All the while saving you money with cheap solutions. So stay tuned!

A lot more information HERE

Measurement Converter

And legal stuff.

If you do this myself and are not responsible for damages or injury sustained while using the information provided here. Please do your research!

*Update* I have been doing a lot of research and it seems that the claims I first read about may have been over stated (shocker) but the testing of this claim doesn't seem to hold up, either they test with to much per-gallon or to little. And I have yet to see any hard proof that this doesn't work. The Mythbusters tested this and they look to have put to much acetone-per gallon. I'm not saying that this does in fact work. All I am saying is that the claims to this not working are on on the same footing as it working. It seems very plausible that this does work. Its up to you and me to see for our selves.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Watch It Melt...

Well because of the weather I probably wont be able to film the rest of this season of WIM. I am sorry. But I will try get some Wasted time videos filmed and edited in the next few weeks.

Mostly I have been spending every day its sunny out skateboarding. Because winter is on the way Ive been trying to get as much skating in as possible. I have filmed some skating and I will edit and upload a video in the next week.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Obama on Mythbusters

The president of the United States of America, is set to appear on the hit Discovery Channel show Mythbusters. I love the Mythbusters, it is probably my favorite show to watch. But the president of the USA on the show? I'm not sure how I feel about this. I understand that he is trying to raise interest in the sciences but doesn't he have better things to do?! Even if he has a small walk on cameo on the show its still half a day lost to shooting the show. I have to think he has better things to do, like run the country. We are slowly coming out of the recession but COME ON. We aren't out of the woods yet.

I found out about this story because I follow Mythbusters and Adam Savage on Twitter. You can read more about this HERE.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Father and son send HD camera & iPhone into space

I have to say this is probably one of the coolest things Ive seen in along time. They sent an HD camera and iPhone into space with a balloon! There is hope for us all...I wonder if they have an app for that?

"The Hobbit"

Filming on The Hobbit is set to begin in February after it was finally given the go-ahead by film studio bosses.

Warner Bros also announced that Peter Jackson, who directed the Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy, would helm the two-part prequel.

The films, based on JRR Tolkien's book, had been delayed for months due to MGM Studios' - which owns half the project - ongoing financial woes.

Am I the only one who thinks they are milking this for all its worth? I mean the Lord Of the Rings movies were pretty good but come on this is going a little far.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

"K2" dangers

Smokable herbal blends marketed as "legal highs" have become increasingly popular and as easy to buy as cigarettes.

The blends of exotic herbs and other plants have been sprayed or coated with one or more chemicals that, when smoked, produce euphoria. They are commonly labeled as herbal incense to mask their intended purpose. These contain drugs that are dangerous and should be illegal.

"K2" is a brand name for a dried herbal blend that can be smoked. It produces a high similar to that of marijuana but doesn't contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive chemical in marijuana. Instead, K2 contains synthetic chemicals, known as JWH-018 and JWH-073, that mimic THC by acting on the cannabinoid receptors in the brain.

I don't do drugs but this right here seems a good reason to legalize marijuana if only to get people to not do this synthetic crap. Its just scary that this kind of thing is legal.

Bliss N Eso

Ok so you may know this, but I HATE most rap. Its just not a type of music I like. But I have found a rap group that I truly enjoy. Bliss N Eso are an Australian hip hop group. And I don't know what it is about them but I just LOVE listening to them. Some thing about them really sets them apart from most rap. Their lyrics just speak truth to me. They "rap" about things that matter and things that are real. And its FANTASTIC music. Check out my favorite song they do HERE


Word's are strange things, they can build you up or tear you down. They can scar a person for life, or change their life for the better for ever. So think about the way you use the power of the spoken or written word. You could, with out ever knowing it, change some ones life for ever.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Skateboarding update

Well, I started skating about 3 years ago and skated for about 10 months in total. I then moved away from all my friends who skated and had no where to skate. For 2 years I didn't skate! It was horrible, I love skateboarding. Its the second thing that I enjoy the most (the first being photography which I will get to blogging about some day). Any ways, I'm going to start posting when I'm learning new tricks and if I land any. So far I can pretty much only do shove-its. Frontside-backside nollie you name it I can shove-it. Now today I landed a Fakie Big-Spin which was pretty awesome. But I'm working on some harder tricks like nollie F/S bigspins, and trying to get tricks I can land some times down better. Like varials, kickflips, BS flips and casper. So if you know any thing about skateboarding you probably know what I have been talking about. If not check out this link that will explain all of the tricks I just mentioned and more. Click Here

ALSO, I'm going to start taking suggestions for tricks. Name a trick and I will do my best to land it in 5 minutes. If I land it before the 5 minutes is up I will move on to the next trick. At the very least you will get to see me try your trick on film for 5 minutes straight. And probably laugh at how bad I am. Please email me at OR leave a comment below.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Rinderpest Virus *Wiped out*

Scientists working for the UN say that they have eradicated a virus which can be deadly to cattle.

If confirmed, rinderpest would become only the second viral disease - after smallpox - to have been eliminated by humans.

Full Story

I think it is ignorant for us as people to think that we can (or is our right to) kill a virus. They just adapt and become even worse. The flu for instance, us with our anti-bacterial soaps and antibiotics have pretty much bred worse and worse versions of this virus. Its ignorant plain and simple.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

WIM Episode one

Youtube got their act together and its up! Check out the video

Monday, October 11, 2010

Watch it Melt!

Well Watch it Melt is uploaded to Youtube. But because of Youtubes maintenance it wont go live for some time. I'm really quite annoyed. I will make a post here when it does go live.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

New LIAF graphic

Check out the new graphic for Lost In A Freezer.

Friday, October 8, 2010

All the states Ive been to

I found this pretty cool website that lets you plug in the places you have been and plots it on a map. Here is mine.

visited 17 states (34%)
Create your own visited map of The United States

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Mythbusters on Craig Ferguson

This video is totally insane. I love the Mythbusters! Even though Jamie doesn't really get into as much as Adam, but that is just his personality.Craig Ferguson is insane. And I love it.

Click Here

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fun day at work

Well it seems like the people at CERN sure know how to have fun.

Full album Here

More info on the CERN institute Here

Sticky Tape leads to Nobel Prize

Wow this is freaking cool.

It sounds like an unusual way to win a Nobel Prize.

But ordinary sticky tape was crucial to the breakthrough that yielded graphene, a material with amazing properties and - potentially - numerous practical applications.

Graphene is a flat layer of carbon atoms tightly packed into a two-dimensional honeycomb arrangement.

Click Here for full story from the BBC.

Mystery Guitar Man

Well looks like I didn't live up to my promise to post more often. But I'm back (for now).

Ive been watching Mysteryguitarman's videos for a while now and they are almost all very creative and interesting. The newest one however strikes me as uninspired. Its just to plain and boring. The song is good but its just not fun like his videos normally are.
Here is the video in question.

Now, I'm going to be doing some videos but I would like suggestions for what to film. If you have any suggestions please leave a comment or send me a email at

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Supernatural !

Its been few days since my last update. Ive been busy hurting my self trying to skate and watching premiers. Supernatural was AWESOME. I'm so happy its back. NCIS was good as always, Bones was pretty good though it felt a little forced. Ive been spending less and less time on the computer so I may not post every day but I will be posting 2-3 times a week so check back often.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Super Mario on two guitars

Playing this on one guitar wasn't hard enough I guess.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


I live with out TV, no cable no dish nothing. And being out of the loop is strange some times when conversations go like "Oh did you see that new show last night?" "No I didn't I have to wait 8 days for it to be on Hulu".
It also means that you don't here about some news events, I just found out that Dennis Hopper died in May. I had no idea he was even sick. It sucks some times but for the most part I don't miss having TV, it leaves me with more time to do other things like blog :)

Skated today

I skated for a good 2-3 hours today, man I forgot how much I love skating. I can't believe I stopped for 2 years. Watched the house premier, it was pretty good but it leaves you hanging like a season ending would, it was kind of crazy. Any ways good day today even though I really didn't get done what I wanted to. Off to make dinner, turkey hamburgers woot.

Monday, September 20, 2010

House premiers tonight!

I can't wait to see the premier! Last season ended with House kissing Cuddy! This week also has a TON of premiers of shows I love, tonight is House tomorrow (tuesday) is NCIS and NCIS LA. Wednesday is Criminal Minds, Thursday has CSI and bones. And Friday its SUPERNATURAL !!! Ive been waiting so long for Supernatural to come back. So this week should be pretty freaking epic on the TV front.

Ok Go- Rube Goldberg Machine

I found this video awhile back and it is amazing. To think this is all one shot is mind blowing. And the song is just fantastic.

Muppets do Queen

I thought this was a joke at first but then I watched the video. I couldn't stop laughing at animal. Thought I would share

Sunday, September 19, 2010

BP well finally sealed

"A pressure test showed a cement plug put in place by BP to permanently "kill" the well was holding.
President Obama hailed the news, vowing to continue to help those affected."

Click here for full story

This good news. It took way longer than it ever should have but at least there is no more spilling out into the ocean. One question I have is, will it rupture underground because there is no more relief for the pressure?  

Tourists shot near Delhi mosque

"The mosque's chief imam told AFP that one of the two attackers fired randomly from outside one of the main gates of the shrine.
"The two terrorists came on a motorcycle and the man riding pillion first fired randomly at the mosque and then fired in the air and at the people, and then he fired on the bus in which the tourists had come," he said."
Read full story here

As sad as this is, I don't agree with them calling these gunmen "terrorists" this kind of thing happens more than any one would like to admit. We as people are seeing these so called terrorists where ever there is some thing bad. The real terrorists don't have to even lift a finger any more as we are spinning our selves in a never ending loop of fear. All it took was a few planes and a few bombs and now these terrorists sit back and let the media hype up any random act of violence into a coordinated terrorist attack.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

From the BBC: "Last Test of BP well"

After the worst man made spill in history they are finally in sight of having the well declared dead.

Click here for full story



This is my dumping grounds. Any thing I find that is interesting and worth a look I will post here.