Archive for the ‘Time Wasters’ Category

Crap, I missed it!

Posted on April 21st, 2009 in Computer software/hardware, Dumb Things That Happen, Tech News, Things we should do more of, Time Wasters | No Comments »

Once you start building up a library of music artists, actors or directors that you keep track off, its very easy to miss a release or event from them. Crap, I missed it! is a way to keep track of book authors, tv shows, albums, concerts, movies, sports, pretty much everything.
Register, add your interests and tracking, and it will notify you of anything.
It’s really quite useful. Check it out: Crap I missed it

TrackThis

Posted on April 20th, 2009 in Computer software/hardware, Tech News, Things we should do more of, Time Wasters | No Comments »

Track this is a web-based package tracking application.
It can pretty much everything from FedEx and the usual to CEVA and Canada Post.
Register and it can send you updates through the website, email, SMS, RSS, Twitter, or Facebook. Pretty much, you can stalk your package.

It’s pretty nifty, especially when you get a few packages and its hard to keep track. I used this recently for a set of 4 different boxes, and it was pretty nifty.
Check it out: TrackThis

Launch of Affliated Sites

Posted on February 5th, 2009 in Dumb Things That Happen, Site of the Day, Time Wasters | 1 Comment »

As a partial reason/excuse for the low activity here these past weeks, a few of our affiliated pages have been developed and are currently in their nascent forms. We have been working on these rather hard and hope they will be become popular and useful.
Now, please keep in mind that both of these sites are for curiosity, information, and entertainment, not a license to go out and actually *do* them.
I am please to announce the beginning of the two sites: Explosiontheory.com and Explodes.us. These two sites complement each other. Explosiontheory.com has the theory, the mechanism of how explosives work, while Explodes.us provides you the stunning media, such as images and video of such explosions in action. We hope both of these sites will grow with time and become an entertaining and safe online compendium of the ever enthralling explosion.

Weather Reports

Posted on September 19th, 2008 in Dumb Things That Happen, Lacking a Category, PSA-Types, Time Wasters | No Comments »

You know, sometimes the weather report is just too much. You really don’t need to know that theres a 39.8% chance of rain with a standard deviation of 2, that the relative humidity is going to be 60%, and that, in the next hour, its going to change by 3 percent.
Instead…umbrella today? tells you a very simple thing. Do you need an umbrella today?
It can even send you text messages on the days you need an umbrella (kind of unnecessary).
Kind of useless, but heh, on some days, you just don’t want to mess around.
Check it out: Umbrellatoday.com

Privnote

Posted on July 11th, 2008 in Computer software/hardware, Tech News, Time Wasters | No Comments »

I know we’re never going to see something as fun and pointless as a message that destroys itself after reading it, but this is close enough.
You post your note, and you receive a link. Once someone clicks on the link, the page is gone. Not as dramatic as a piece of paper shriveling up, but it serves the same purpose, albeit a tad bit less secure 😛

Its a bit of fun, check it out: Privnote.com

Lolcats explain color vs. grayscale

Posted on July 10th, 2008 in Photos/Videoes, Picture of the Day, Time Wasters | 1 Comment »

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Absolutely Insane Alarm Clock

Posted on July 8th, 2008 in Computer software/hardware, Lacking a Category, Tech News, Time Wasters | 1 Comment »

Mind you, this isn’t a product yet, but I think its both absolutely awesome and insane.
There is a concept alarm clock that, upon reaching the time when you must be roused out of a warm bed, threatens to accesse your cell phone and dials a random number in your phone list. Give it enough time and it WILL, with a pre-recorded message. Now, this is when it could possibly become very very bad for someone who doesn’t get out of bed.
Imagine its 7 am, and your alarm clock calls your boss or dad with a message of,

Hey sexy, it’s me. Listen, I had to call because I had another dream about you last night. I can’t get you out of my mind.

I dont know, that would get me out of bed pretty fast. There are far too many hilarious/very very baaaaaad situations depending on who gets called….and what the incriminating message is 😉

Check out their site (although I really wish they could make such a machine haha)

Flatwire

Posted on July 5th, 2008 in Computer software/hardware, Hands On/Build This!, Tech News, Time Wasters | No Comments »

Here is a very interesting company, Flatwire. They make and sell cables that are extremely flat/thin and can easily be hidden by paint.
They make data cables, video/audio and even electrical cables. What I find very nice about this is that its so thin it makes installation very easy, without the need of ripping through walls or ceilings.
The only problem i find with this, is the price. Its rather expensive for a simple ethernet, but heh, very cool.

Check it out: Flatwire

Lolcat of the Day

Posted on July 3rd, 2008 in Photos/Videoes, Picture of the Day, The Never Ending Story/Other FLB Events, Time Wasters | 1 Comment »

funny pictures
moar funny pictures

Hyperwall-2

Posted on July 1st, 2008 in Science!, Tech News, Time Wasters | No Comments »

NAS (NASA Advanced Supercomputing) are developing the Hyperwall-2, a 23 by 10 foot liquid display wall, 128 screens, 128 GPUs, 1024 cores, 74 teraflop processing power, and half a petabyte of storage.
Impressing, though, to be completely honest…i don’t fully comprehend the true use of such a gigantic display…as long as the supercomputer crunches it, it should be easily seen on normal screens, its not like the zoom function doesn’t exist.
But heh, if NASA wants to make a giant screen with ridiculous backend, I won’t say no…heck, let me at it 😛
Thanks NASA for all the fun 😛