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19 Jun, 2008

The Call of Cthulhu as interpreted by Wordle

Posted by: Dave In: Design|HPL|Web

I  was recently shown a really cool site called Wordle that takes any text and converts it into a word cloud, giving more frequently used words more prominence on the page. This is where writing and art collide.  It’s both beautiful and interesting at the same time. Link to a larger graphic above. -Dave

Link to video From the nytimes.com: Two monkeys with tiny sensors in their brains have learned to control a mechanical arm with just their thoughts, using it to reach for and grab food and even to adjust for the size and stickiness of morsels when necessary, scientists reported on Wednesday. The report, released online by […]

26 May, 2008

Gas Buddy

Posted by: Dave In: Business|Places|Travel|Web

No, this is not a pill or a new type of underwear, it is a website that tracks the price of gas by county across the United States.  Green is good.  Red is bad. Check out Gas Buddy here. – Dave

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25 Mar, 2008

MuxTape – create your own mix tape

Posted by: Dave In: DIY|Music|Web

MuxTape is a simple site that lets you create digital mix tapes.  You simply create an account with an email address and password and then upload up to 12 songs (mp3 format) for your mix. MuxTape creates a special page for you with your songs on it.  Just click on a song to play it. […]

17 Mar, 2008

Big dog 4-legged robot

Posted by: Dave In: Technology

Unbelievably stable robot can take a kick and not fall over. -Dave

11 Mar, 2008

I’m back and ready to rock!

Posted by: Dave In: Photography|Web

I’m back after a brief hiatus in Austin at the awesome South by Southwest Interactive conference.  I recommend the experience to everyone. My gift to you, upon my most righteous return to Houston, is the fantastic photo above of what my imaginary son would act like. He’s pulling out the double guns and saluting the […]

20 Dec, 2007

The Sno-Baller

Posted by: Dave In: Gadgets|Shopping

Friends south of the Mason-Dixon line will not truly understand the importance this wonderful device. However, all of my north eastern and mountain state pals will see just how awesome the Sno-Baller would be in a snowball fight. I would venture a guess that three children with one Sno-Baller could easily defeat five children without […]

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13 Dec, 2007

Disappearing car door

Posted by: Dave In: Design|Technology

This is an amazing feat of industrial design. I don’t know why someone hasn’t thought of it sooner. It’s beautiful. Link (Via Neat-o-rama)

27 Nov, 2007

Hello Kitty toilet paper dispenser

Posted by: Dave In: Gadgets|Humor|Weird

When nothing else seems to do the job, why not give this Hello Kitty Toilet Paper Dispenser a try? The Hello Kitty toilet paper dispenser can be pre-program so that your exact favorite length of toilet paper will appear when pressing the button. Hell yeah, that sounds fantastic to me! It’s a little pricey at […]

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  • Dave: Not sure, Bryan, but I'd love to know where Craig lives.
  • Bryan Hanks: What city were those in?
  • Kevin David Anderson: check out our other wreaths at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150452725264516.391111.360128594515&type=3
  • epiphenita: Like Tom Waits without the music.
  • epiphenita: Reminds me of my good friend's artwork: http://victoriacarlson.blogspot.com/2009/06/untitled.html
  • Dave: I think someone should make some dance music from those "WHOAHs."
  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
  • Dave: Hmm, looks sober to me.
  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
  • Scott: There's a roleplaying scenario just waiting to be written based on these pictures. :-)


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