What you see before you comes courtesy of our own B72! He was kind enough to not just send these images my way (there are more after the jump), but to send them again since the initial email got disappeared into internet spam filter nothingness. Thanks man! He declined to send any sort of expounding information along, so I am just as in the dark as you all. But I have faith that it won’t take you all long to solve this mystery!
Continue reading Q³: Level 72 User Input
Have you ever had that feeling, likely when you were a youngster, that there was some sort of vast conspiracy of life going on, adult secrets that no one would tell you? Well, a fellow that goes by the youtube handle Spats Bear, who must have had quite the fortuitous and lucky upbringing to have been exposed to both the high tech Speak and Spell and the exquisite Chrysler New Yorker, has discovered the truth that eluded him so! The voice behind both the Speaking machine and the Bitching Brad in the car is, gasp, the same!
Continue reading Speak and Spell, with a New Yorker Accent
Yesterday I took the kids into a small local thrift store, just killing time mostly, and so then I of course walked out 30 minutes or so later with two large bags full of stuff. This particular store is one I haven’t been into in about a year, and last time we were in there the nice old lady working the counter gave my kids free stuffed toys. This time, the nice old lady working the counter really wanted to give the kids some VHS tapes, and they mentioned to her that we no longer had a VCR. (It was in the, giant finger quotes here, “high value box” along with our probably just as old DVD player, neither of which would have been worth $5 at a yard sale, but since they were the highlight of our audiovisual set-up they got labeled high value. And then stolen, although probably the thief was instantly regretful when he opened up the box. The only thing I was sad to lose out of the box was the remote to the tv, which is really a sad thing! My kids happen to be just the right age bracket to tell this story to any stranger that might bring up a semi-related topic.) So the kids told the nice old lady they didn’t have a VCR, but that we did have some tapes we couldn’t watch, so of course she mentions she has a VCR for sale, which also of course I had seen already and thought about purchasing for the low price of $5, and then the nice old lady walks over and says, would you buy it for a dollar, to which I could only reply yes! And that’s how I ended up with a new VCR and 4 ‘new’ tapes for the kids to watch.
Congratulations goes to NotJustDucky, the grand supreme champion for last week! He showed us a wicked awesome snow blower that just needed a little work, and hopefully he was able to go and claim! How could you not!? Now get out into the wonderful world of the wide web, and see what sort of free technology-ish stuff you can dig up on your favourite online classifieds!
Perhaps some of you out there had a bit more cultured upbringings than I, but I was quite grown before I ever was aware of the existence of portable dishwashers. When my wife and I were but just dating, we went to lunch at her grandparents house after church one Sunday. After lunch, when all the dishes and food were being cleaned and put away, I see this cabinet that I hadn’t really noticed being rolled from its position off to the side over to the sink. Turns out, the cabinet was a dishwasher, and was quickly filled and attached to the sink and washing and clinking away.
Continue reading What Ever Became of..Portable Dishwashers
Selfies are all the rage these days. From duck-lipped sorority girls in the bathroom to world leaders, everybody is in on it. However, the selfie isn’t exactly new. Hit the jump to see the results of this selfie.
Continue reading A 1920s Selfie
Yeah, I am hungry, why do you ask?
Image via the Flickr of paxtonholley.
Here lately I have been trying to sell a few unused items on the craigslist (not giving them away yet, but we’ll see how long it takes to get to that point). One particular item, I have gotten lots of “Do you still have it?” texts, to which I reply yes, and then that is the end of it. Yesterday, I got this in response to my yes, which seems totally legitimate:
How long u have had it? i’ll buy it asap.i’ll be paying via a bank certified check.i’ll make arrangement for the pick-up afterpayment has been received and cleared in your bank.text me with your full name and add in which the payment will be mail to you &can you send me some pics ?
Needless to say, I mentioned I preferred cash, and that was the end of that…
Last week our winner was Devin, who spotted a whole mess of free upside-down baby formula! Nice job, and nice literary reference! Simple seeming product, sure, until you consider just how much technology and effort go into making this stuff as close to the human manufactured original product. Now, don’t be a baby, get out there this week and see what sort of fun you can dredge up!
A couple of weeks ago our super duper all-in-one printer/copier/faxer/scanner/counter-space-taker-upper started displaying a print head error code and reverting to non-function mode. Some online troubleshooting and the fact that I am cheap led me to attempt to clean the print head and make it work again. And hooray, I was successful, eventually, and so feeling much satisfied, I headed out of town for work. Once I was far enough away to do nothing about it, my wife went to print and was promptly given the very same error code. It was fixed before I left, really!!
Continue reading What Ever Became of…Fax Machines?
It’s for your protection, really.
I can’t tell you how much time I’ve wasted just watching this video over and over.
Make your own Plotclock (in German, but with a link to an English page)!