Saturday, January 21, 2006

The Gematriculator

There is often some debate of the morality of what is found on the web. Thus far, such debates have been compromised by the extremely subjective dimensions of the subject but no more! With the advent of The Gematriculator, one can objectively rate the moral contents of a site or, even, a section of text! Kalloo-callay!

As you can see from my rating, I'm not all bad.

This site is certified 27% EVIL by the Gematriculator This site is certified 73% GOOD by the Gematriculator

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

New Horizons Web Site

Well, I haven't posted anything for awhile and I wanted to assure everyone that all is well. Work has, again, been eating into my time and energy (that and I'm still passing that damned kidney stone -- urologist appointment on the first).

In the meanwhile, I thought I'd post a quick link to the New Horizons page. Be assured, this isn't a link to some sort of new-agey self-improvement thing; it's the site of the new Pluto-Kuiper mission, which is launching today. Pluto, as you may know, is the last of the planets (or the first of the ice dwarves, depending on your definitions) to be explored. It'll take nine years for the probe to reach it and, honestly, I can hardly wait to see what they'll find.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Unstructured Fun: Cup Stacking

I confess that I had never heard of the existence of cup stacking contests, nor was I aware that there was such a thing as a world record for cup stacking. To be sure, if I had heard that there was, I'm pretty sure my reaction would be a shrug.

However, when I stumbled across a Google Video of Emily Fox's record-breaking performance I was, frankly, amazed. It's mesmerizing to watch her take ordinary plastic party cups and stack and unstack them into a series of pyramids faster than it seems possible for merely mortal hands to do.

My hats off to Emily and my thorough recommendation to watch the video.

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