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02 June 2007 @ 08:08 am
You Are Dr. Bunsen Honeydew

You take the title "mad scientist" to the extreme -with very scary things coming out of your lab.
And you've invented some pretty cool things, from a banana sharpener to a robot politician.
But while you're busy turning gold into cottage cheese, you need to watch out for poor little Beaker!
"Oh, that's very naughty, Beaker! Now you eat these paper clips this minute."
Current Mood: tiredtired
01 February 2007 @ 10:19 am
The evil secret about British pubs is that they subliminally convince you to become a Robbie Williams fan. It just doesn't get any better than when he sings Angels. Which is slightly better than Millennium.
So, the aftermath of a night at The Richmond Arms?

Matt Hitchens: Oversleeps, headache, flat tire
Ryan Lozado: Robbie Williams fan.

I think we're even.
Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: Angels - Robbie Williams
27 June 2006 @ 11:15 am
Current Mood: excitedexcited
21 March 2006 @ 01:11 pm
Term: Podcast Event Horizon
Current Mood: accomplished
14 February 2006 @ 08:25 pm
Today I was enjoying a Snapple with my friend and coworker Matt. If you've ever looked under the cap, you'd have noticed the "Real Fact" feature. My "Real Fact" was that in our lifetime, we will swallow 8 spiders in our sleep. My first thought was "yuck!" My second thought was that this news should really be spread around the various spider communities. They're the ones dying.
Alton Brown (kitchen technology guru) of Good Eats fame has had a significant revision of his web site done. It doesn't use standards compliant CSS layout techniques but AB's new site redesign is a big step forward creatively and hints that "Pretty soon there will be a darned clever podcast, video, all sorts of goodies..."

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01 December 2005 @ 09:51 pm
Last week I was asked to help our church build another Habitat for Humanity home. I agreed to work today, December 1st and tomorrow, December 2nd. If you've never worked on a Habitat project, I recommend trying it at least once.
I left the house about 6:45 this morning to arrive at the job site around 7:15. I thought this would be a standard project where we meet at the sponsored home and begin work. Something was different. The other job sites lacked the video cameras and producers. This morning they were taping for the Oprah Winfrey show. Everyone was asked to wear baby blue Angel Network tee shirts and to stand and cheer on cue. Our house was chosen as the "First wall going up on the first house" house.
Waiting and waiting for the camera crew to set up, we lined all the walls in "pre-lift" stage. I saw this guy who looked very familiar. I thought, "Jana would immediately know this guy." We were left still waiting, about an hour behind schedule - building schedule, not show-taping schedule. This is when I met Nate Berkus, an Oprah producer and show regular. He looks much taller on television.
And then finally we hear, "Everyone grab the wall", shouted by some director.
Nate said, "We are about to raise the first wall of the first home ... "
"CUT!", yelled the director. "Let's try that again." We lower the wall.
"We are now raising the first wall of the first home." said Nate. We are allowed to raise and secure the wall. Work continued to flow normally after this initial moment. Except we had cameras following us till lunch.
It was a brutal day full of hammering, climbing, carrying, and lifting. I was so tired, at dinner I poured spaghetti sauce on my salad instead of the pasta. Keep watching Oprah, you may see me.
Current Mood: tiredtired
23 November 2005 @ 10:09 pm
Just a post to let everyone know that the Sydney Page has been updated. I wish everyone very happy Thanksgiving.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Thanksgiving is a great time to fix up mom's PC. This story, over at Download Squad, has a great list of improvements that you can make to mom's computing experience.

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16 November 2005 @ 02:02 pm
Via Boing Boing - "The Barenaked Ladies are trying out a new method of music delivery: 28 songs, plus video and audio clips and a few live versions, on a 128 mb flash drive."

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