Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Catacombs Of Paris: Amazing Snapshots By National Geographic (PHOTOS)

Stephen Alvarez is a fantastic photograph­er. He travels to all these amazing places and captures mind-blowi­ng pictures. He's like the Indiana Jones of photograph­y.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Netflix ranks speed of ISP

Netflix published a report card last Thursday (January 27, 2011) comparing different ISP (Internet Service Providers). The results were quite surprising. My carrier, Embarq did average but now that they merged with CenturyLink - ranked 3rd to last (see CenturyTel), I hope my service doesn't slow down.

My most hated company, Comcast did amazingly well - ranked #2 and I was not surprised to see Clearwire ranked last.

You can see all the details on Netflix blog site ----> Netflix

Solar System in Action

I just found the coolest animation of our solar system and it's interactive. It was produced by Dynamic Diagrams. I captured some of the animation for your viewing pleasure .. but heck, just check it out for yourself.

Click here ---> Dynamic Diagrams Solar System

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A Firecracker at 10k FPS

I love to watch things blow up in slow motion. I don't know why but I do. This video of a firecracker at 10,000 frames per second is just amazing.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak On Steve Jobs' Medical Leave

Unfortunat­ely, Woz has pretty good radar for this kind of thing. I wonder if Apple will ever come clean about Job's health? I think they owe it to their stockholde­rs.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Time has passed

I still can't believe it is 2011. The last time I posted it was right before the holiday season started and now almost in an instant it is right after. And that is how time goes as you get older. I am not really sure what I did since my last posts. Memory is another thing that goes as you get older.

My daughter watches all those tween shows on Disney and Nickelodeon. I have this compulsion to look up the actors who play the fathers, mothers, teachers .. to see if they're still older than me. Sadly, I am only hitting around a third. For instance:

David DeLuise who plays the father on Wizards of Waverly Place and is the son of the great Dom DeLuise is younger than I am. However the mother, Maria Canals-Barrera is about this same age.

Billy Ray Cyrus is older, but has better hair. Phill Lewis from The Suite Life on Deck is younger. Caroline Rhea, the voice of the mom on Phineas and Ferb is just a tad older than me.

I can already see the trend. The funny thing is I don't feel older. I really still feel like I am in my thirties. I mean my brain is still in my thirties. I still love listening to rock & roll - but that's from the 80's. I wonder how "Hungry like the Wolf" is going to sound when I'm 90?

When I was a kid there was a show called, "New Zoo Review". It was one of the large, stuffed animal costume shows like H.R. Pufnstuf. One of the two human characters was a very cute twenty-something named Emily Peden. She was born in 1944 and is now 67. She lives here in Vegas and runs a fairly large production studio called Laguna Productions.

So, I say watch out Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Miranda Cosgrove. Time just doesn't fly by - it rockets past.