Tim Taylor, Phone Call For You On Line 1

SSI Shredders appear to be really excited about their product offerings, so much so that they offer an entire page of videos demonstrating their shredder annhiliating everything from computers to mattresses to washing machines.
Be careful where you watch those videos. It was nearly impossible for me to hold back a Home Improvement-esque “Arggh! Arggh! Arggh!” as the SSI quad shredder ripped through a couch in under twenty seconds.
Source: Dave Barry’s blog.
UPDATE: That refrigerator never stood a chance against that thing, eh?

Finally, Some Validation!

I guess playing the role of “Grammar Stickler” (some would say “Grammar Nazi”, but then that’s invoking Godwin’s Law meaning they automatically lose. *grin*) has finally paid off.
I came across this “commonly misused words” test by way of Owen’s place and decided to give it a whirl. The following were my results:

You scored 100% Beginner, 86% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 66% Expert!

According to the results page:

Compared to users who took the test and are and in your age group:

  • 100% had lower Beginner scores.
  • 100% had lower Intermediate scores.
  • 100% had lower Advanced scores.
  • 100% had lower Expert scores.

All those years of being a Language Arts geek have obviously scarred me enough to 1) get that sort of score and 2) think it’s a good thing.
And yes, Brad, I’m sure Mr. Chromey would be proud.

“That 70’s Catalog”

“‘Rich’ and ‘masculine’ aren’t two words that usually come to mind when I think of corduroy. The two words I usually think of are ‘necrophilia’ and ‘shazbot’.”
My eyes! The goggles, they do nothing!


People constantly amaze me with the nifty little tricks they are able to put together using CSS on webpages. This maze (implemented entirely in CSS) stands out as one of the more amazing examples I’ve ever seen.
Too cool.

Post-It Note Artwork

From the way-too-much-time-on-their-hands dept.
Something tells me these UCSC engineering students 1) played way too much Nintendo in their earlier days and 2) had a bunch of free time with nothing to do.
Still, what a cool concept/hack/prank.