Archive for June, 2007

June 27th

So many legs

Just snapped this monstrous horror in my bathroom. Why do these things love bathrooms so much? You'd think with the daily steam from the shower and the general cleanliness that it would...
June 24th

When scientists get bored

Its a lazy Friday afternoon. You've got a PHD in something unpronounceable and a lab full of funky Tesla coils. There's nothing to do but boring paperwork. How do you procrastinate? Click...
June 23rd

3D Stereo Wigglegram Image

Remember those silly red/green images where if you wore silly glasses, you'd get a vague impression of monochromatic 3D? Well I recently stumbled on a cool technique for giving a similar illusion,...
June 19th

Glastonbury Omen

Given the sort of rain I just rode home in, I'm glad I'm not going to the Glastonbury Festival this weekend. The sky was sunny and the roads were bone dry when I left the office, and I was enjoying...
June 17th

Crash damage

See how well your car performs in crash tests with this handy website. Videos of lots of American models here, although lots are the same as in Europe but with different names:...

Four fixes and a demolition

I've been doing my bit to battle ever-increasing entropy of broken things this week. I've repaired some stuff, and broken some stuff. Overall net gain is positive, which makes for a nice change!...
June 15th

Socially retarded

Apparently I have to be on Facebook or I'm some kind of social leper. I've been sent requests from friends and have ignored them for long enough. A work project came in requiring some kind of...
June 9th

!!BANG!!

I was just in a car crash. My mum was driving, my dad in the passenger seat and me behind him. A girl in another car was distracted by her crying baby and didn't slow down entering the mini...
June 8th

Dead HDD device 'o doom

Messing about with a dead HDD is fun. Just watching it spin up and try to read is interesting. There's a surprising amount of noise, and a remarkable chunk of air being moved about by the...

The scientific method: Lost

In a recent article I voiced my opinion that Charlie really didn't have to die in Lost. If you're too lazy to read that article, he basically got trapped in a submerged watertight room. The glass...
June 6th

The scientific method made easy

There's a fair bit of confusion about what scientists do that makes what they claim so right. Turns out it is something called The Scientific Method. That's a grand name for a way of getting ever...
June 2nd

Game: Surfing, Silver Style

I wrote this game over about two days at work for the upcoming Fantastic Four movie. With such a small budget, the game had to be tiny and simple, so the premise is to dodge around with the mouse...

Lost: Dying like a Charlie

(warning: contains Lost season 3 spoilers) What's the worst thing you can see out of the porthole of your vulnerable underwater station? That's right, a crazed Russian with a primed hand...