Rule of Thumb

Technology can be truly amazing. SwitchXS allows Mike to game, write and many other thangs with the use of just his thumb. Check out Mike's story.

"Mike Philips is a Mac gamer and writer. He plays games like World of Warcraft and Unreal Tournament, is working on a novel and is a freelance tech writer. What makes him unique? Well, the fact that he does all this using only one thumb."
- Gizmodo

[via Gizmodo]


Pimp My Firefox

So I was Googling for "firefox simultaneous http connections" when I came across this TweakGuide for Firefox.

Halo 3 Beta Guide

Halo 3 is out on beta and it is pretty freakin cool. IGN has the Halo3 Beta Guide out that covers all of the beta maps, equipment, vehicles and weapons as well as where the good sniper positions are.


Will the Real Jack Sparrow Please Stand Up?

Johnny Depp aka. Jack Sparrow vs. Bartholomew Roberts aka. Black Bart would be an incredible mismatch. Black Bart was quite a bit more agressive and merciless than the movie character Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Carribean. DailyMail has the low down.

"But the real pirate he is based on would have eaten the skittish Jack Sparrow for breakfast and spat out his bones into the deep blue sea."
- DailyMail
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Self-cleaning Toilet

A self-cleaning toilet system that allows for a scrub free cleaning experience is always a plus.

"This contrasts sharply with other toilet bowl-cleaners, which dispenses a variable amount of cleaner during the emptying phase of the flush cycle, which becomes ineffective as the agent is mostly flushed out."
- Puricle

[via CoolTools]


Eat Like a King

I was perusing NPR for a BBQ article I had read a while back and came across A Dish Fit for a King. This was not what I was looking for, but I couldn't look away from the article. This then got me interested in what other foods, besides BBQ balogna, that Elvis liked. I then found an article in the Southern U.S. Cuisine about some of Elvis' favorite recipes. The jackpot came when I finally found The Ravenous Guide to Eating Like Elvis by Squidoo.



Some good friends and I sat and watched Internet TV for a few hours Saturday night. We came across LikeTelevision and went way back to watch old cartoons and such. It was a hoot to see the commercials from way back as well.


HowTo: Strengthen Your Memory Skills

Maybe it's an issue that I always forget how to improve my memory, but then again ignorance is bliss...or so they say. eDiets has a cool article on 10 Ways to Keep Your Memory Strong. The tips seem simple enough.

[via Digg]


/* Cool Tool Whatchamacallits */

Here are the last ten CoolTools that I marked as favorites.

"A tool is but the extension of a man's hand, and a machine is but a complex tool. And he that invents a machine augments the power of a man and the well-being of mankind."
- Henry Ward Beecher
  1. Podee Hands-Free Bottle
  2. Oster Grooming Rake
  3. Peanut Butter Mixer
  4. Fresh Roast Plus Coffee Roaster
  5. Sony Dual Alarm Clock Radio
  6. Glü-Bot Glue Bottle
  7. ALL-ETT Billfold Wallet
  8. AeroGarden
  9. IngenuiTEA Teapot
  10. Zippo Money Clip Pocket Knife

[via CoolTools]


Transformer Bling

Seiko is coming out with Transformer watches. You must have the latest bling for that Transformer Movie Premiere.

[via Gizmodo]

The Gas Face Showerhead

This has got to be one of the more stranger inventions I have come across. Who would want to shower under this? Yikes! Pretty creative, but still very weird.

[via Gizmodo]


/* Weekly Twisted Recap */

I had Finals and then went on vacattion and did not post a couple of Weekly Twisted Recaps, so here ya go. I have gotten a few more posts in. Classes start May 15th for the summer.








IE7 Gone Pro

So IE7 has some add-ons that will make it function like FireFox and AvantBrowser. I still prefer AvantBrowser myself. Check out these other IE7 extensions from Microsoft that I posted about earlier.

"Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Tabbed browsing enhancements like double click to close a tab, open new tabs from the address bar, and hide the search bar
  • Mouse gestures: right-click and drag your mouse up, down, left and right to navigate the current page or move to the next or previous pages
  • Ad Blocker
  • A crash recovery feature that restores all the pages you had open when your browser crashed
  • Save pages to a text file
  • Greasemonkey-like IE7Pro Script for adding new functions via scripts. "
- DownloadSquad

[via DownloadSquad]


Creative People and Their Attitudes

Creative people have certain attitudes towards problems or situations. ProBlogger has the 9 Attitudes of Highly Creative People. I need to have more of these 9 attitudes. As I am getting older, I am getting more and more skeptical. Skepticism does not lend itself to creativity.

[via Digg]


But I Don't Wanna Run

I like to be fit and in shape, but I HATE running. I love sports, but I HATE running. I like to lose weight, but I HATE running. Can you see the theme here? So I run and I HATE it, but I know it's good for me. ZenHabits has a good article on how to begin a habit of running.

[via Digg]


Young and Rich Athletes

Check out who Business Week has as the Highest-Paid Athletes 25 and Under.

[via Digg]

Star Trek Travel Before I Die?

Worm holes and invisible tunnels sound like Star Trek travel is not far off. No more driving cross country or getting into lines at the airport for checkin and security...Star Trek travel will happen! Beam me up Scottie!

"It's a very nice twist" on the spherical cloak, says physicist John Pendry of Imperial College London, one of the physicists who first worked out the idea. "We can invent a secret connection between two parts of space, and that is interesting."
- ScientificAmerican

[via SlashDot]


Greensburg, KS Wiped Out by Tornado

This is truly incredible! The force of nature is overwhelming. This tornado was said to be over a mile wide. The Salvation Army and American Red Cross are taking donations and contributions to help Greensburg, KS victims.

"The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Greensburg's tornado was a "4" on the Fujita Scale. Winds in the "4" rating are up to 260 miles per hour. The Fujita Scale is used to rate the intensity of a tornado by examining the damage caused by the tornado after it has passed over a man-made structure.(http://www.tornadoproject.com, accessed 5 May 2007, top of web page, titled "The Fujita Scale")"
- AssociatedContent

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Letterman's Top 10 List of Top 10 Lists

This list of top ten lists cracked me up and I had to share it!

[via Digg]


Top 20 Spiderman Foes

Getting eady for this weekend's release of Spiderman III, I came across this cool blog of The 20 Greatest Spider-Man Villains.

[via Digg]

Spanish Grammar Learning Tools

It is time to learn Spanish, if I am going to continue to live in Tejas and vacation in Mexico. I was catching up on some RSS feeds and came across LearningNerd's post on Links for Learning Basic Spanish Grammar.

Here are the links from LearningNerd...

[via LearningNerd]


El Dorado Royale

R&R is good for the mind, body and soul. I finished my last day of hell week at school and then went straight into vacation. On vacation at the spa resort I had limited access to the Internet and roaming charges in Qu. Roo, Mexico were over a $1/minute, so access to technology was limited which was really nice.

El Dorado Royale is a really beautiful resort located about 30 minutes outside of Playa Del Carmen. The resort is all-inclusive, so we ate and drank till our bellies were full 3 square meals a day and then napped on the beach after each meal. The most activity I had was playing water polo, water volleyball and walking to restaurants located across the resort. I also got my first full body massage. It was very relaxing!

Well blog posts will be back up and running and reality has sunk back in and paradise is gone.