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 | Comments Off on Crap, I missed it!

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


Posted on April 20th, 2009 in Computer software/hardware, Tech News, Things we should do more of, Time Wasters | Comments Off on TrackThis

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: and These two sites complement each other. has the theory, the mechanism of how explosives work, while 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 | Comments Off on Weather Reports

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:


Posted on July 11th, 2008 in Computer software/hardware, Tech News, Time Wasters | Comments Off on Privnote

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:

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)


Posted on July 5th, 2008 in Computer software/hardware, Hands On/Build This!, Tech News, Time Wasters | Comments Off on Flatwire

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


Posted on July 1st, 2008 in Science!, Tech News, Time Wasters | Comments Off on Hyperwall-2

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 😛

Ultra HD Video at Comcast HQ

Posted on June 25th, 2008 in Dumb Things That Happen, Photos/Videoes, Picture of the Day, Tech News, Time Wasters | Comments Off on Ultra HD Video at Comcast HQ

Funny…Comcast High Speed internet is slowly throttling their bandwidth, cutting off their customers slowly, have crappy customer service, and what do they do?

Lets install a super high def video demo at our HQ of 10 million pixels and let the 1 person who walks in marvel at our awesomness 😛

But, enough with that, Comcast installed this “screen” of 10 million LEDS at their headquarters and demonstrates super HD video quality.

It includes an automated video room that handles the 27 terabytes of video that is required to fully use the thing.
Check it out at DVICE

Odd Product of the Day

Posted on June 23rd, 2008 in Dumb Things That Happen, Time Wasters | Comments Off on Odd Product of the Day

I’m not sure if I should be saying, “great idea” or “you….are wierd” to the inventors of Blood soap dispenser.
Its a dispenser of liquid soap that looks like blood. When you try and wash it off, it looks like your desperately washing off blood 😛
I can see how this can come in very handy during Halloween or the like, but imagine going to some public restroom and have people come in while your washing your hands….From a contributor to Makezine