Archive for July, 2007

Why I gave up on Second Life

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Why I gave up on Second Life Chris Anderson talks about why Wired covered companies leaving Second Life.

104 and raining

Monday, July 30th, 2007

104degF and raining
The next couple weeks are both busy and exciting for me. I’ve got more stickers (black too!) on order and new tshirts on the way. Aug 1-2 is Black Hat, a computer security convention, followed by Defcon 3-5 then on the 6th I fly into Dusseldorf, Germany for CCCamp August 8-12th. After the camp I’ll be touring a few hacker spaces with a group: Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna, Karlsruhe, Cologne, Bonn, and Darmstadt. I return on August 20th (another direct flight). Then I think I’ll sleep for a week to make it a solid month (I’ll probably need to by then).

I’m really looking forward to this next month and it’s going to start off with lots of great people coming to town this week.

Recent Earthquakes – Info for event ci10267273

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Recent Earthquakes – Info for event ci10267273 Wow, an earthquake happens and you get to see it’s location on Google Earth almost immediately. I can’t wait to live in California!

YouTube – NEW Futurama 2008 Trailer

Monday, July 30th, 2007

YouTube – NEW Futurama 2008 Trailer Needs less shaky cam.

Regex Widget for OS X

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Regex Widget for OS X The comments mention a couple other tools as well.

Operator11 bankruptcy

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Lots of noise lately about the “bankruptcy” of Facebook. I just happened to sign up for Operator11 yesterday, a site that was pimped heavily pimped by Jason. In the first 6 hours, I got 6 friend requests even though I hadn’t even done anything on the site.

See Nebraskan’s work early in ‘Simpsons’

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

See Nebraskan’s work early in ‘Simpsons’ In the Futurama commentary, they mention that Mark Ervin, one of the directors, can’t be there because he’s living in Nebraska. I didn’t realize he had such a long history with the show.

ToorCon 9

Friday, July 27th, 2007

ToorCon 9 October 19-21st in San Diego

The Hinsdales

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

hinsdale urinal
Pictured are the largest urinals west of the Mississippi (if the east coast pair even exist anymore). Pride of the University of Nebraska’s Architecture College, the Hinsdale urinals were installed when the building was built in the 1890s. The urinals were relocated in 1985 during a renovation which attached the old law college building. Every year the architecture college has a celebration around the Hinsdale’s patent date (which is near Halloween, so they combine the two). Thanks to Lane for this picture. Here’s the inscription:

“Many a Zen master envies the Hinsdale’s serene ability to teach the eternal truth that it is in loss that one gains and that, here in the solitude of the Hinsdale is most certainly where men come to find themselves.” – Rodger Welsch November, 1986.

Update: It looks like the other is pair at Old Town Bar in New York.

Top Dead Center – The best of Kevin Cameron

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Top Dead Center – The best of Kevin Cameron Cycle World magazine’s Kevin Cameron is probably one of the many reasons I got interested in engineering. My father used to hand me his articles long before I ever became interested in motorcycling. They were always great for laying out current engineering problems and their history.