Archive for the ‘Lacking a Category’ Category

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:

*Vacation Time

Posted on August 9th, 2008 in Lacking a Category | Comments Off on *Vacation Time

This is just a heads-up, I’m off to vacation in Alaska for a week…I’ll make sure to post some good photos if i get em 😉
Cheers and cya all in a week!

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)

Firefox 3

Posted on June 16th, 2008 in Lacking a Category | Comments Off on Firefox 3

Everyone ready for the update to FF3? Checked if your favorite plugins still work? Consider this your heads-up to the FF3 update tomorrow, and a reminder that theres a world record at stake 😉
Previous post on FF can be found here

Kind of random/off topic

Posted on April 21st, 2008 in Lacking a Category, Tech News, Time Wasters | 1 Comment »

This is really off topic/not a normal post for flashladybug…but really, I just have to get this off of me.
You know those sites that claim they have found the secret to making thousands off of adsense? Their always in this particular format, long page, signature, personalized by the person who sold it, etc. I dont know about you, but, I used to think those were 1) all made by like the same person in some bot craze and 2) makes no money at all.
Well…surprisingly, I’m here to tell you that, atleast, ONE is legit 😛
let me clarify. By legit I mean that I, or rather a friend of mine personally knows the person making the claims, has worked with him for several years, and heres the kicker…actually makes money!
Really, its quite surprising. And who knows, it could just work 🙂
And so…this guy deserves a page on flashladybug, in addition to this post. Really…I just posted this because to actually know someone who does this for a living, and IS living, is quite amazing to me and who knows, he probably has some tricks up his sleeve.
Check out the description for his ebook: Adwords Profits 2

El Bulli

Posted on March 3rd, 2008 in Lacking a Category, Photos/Videoes, Things we should do more of, Time Wasters | 4 Comments »

In a slightly random departure of our normally scheduled/planned tech news…we broach upon…food.
I understand that El Bulli has been out there for years, but this is the first time I personally have heard of this restaurant. Of course, it would help that I am not in habit of regularly checking world-renowned restaurants…but…

El Bulli is a restaurant in Catalonia, Spain. Its a very small restaurant. It only serves 8000 people a season. With a small catch. More than 800,000 want to be served. What’s special about this place? Well…its run by Ferran Adria, who is perhaps the best chef out there, and probably a genius. Food genius 🙂
What they do is innovate on food. Instead of making, say, extremely good pork chops, or any particularly good “normal” food, they and i quote “deconstruct” popular dishes and remake them.
Each season, they create a new course list and last years menu included, snow balls that were stuffed with strawberries, tangerine/carrot whipped fluff, and other interesting things that I just really can’t describe.
For this….check out the video: El Bulli on Youtube
Also…despite the overwhelming popularity of the restaurant, Adria continues to run at a loss, for the 8th year in a row, with cost per diner at exactly 250 euros. Hey…if you can get a spot…250 euros isnt that bad for a 30 course dinner that spans 4 hours 😉


Posted on March 2nd, 2008 in Lacking a Category, The Never Ending Story/Other FLB Events | 5 Comments »

Here’s just a small celebratory note about the blog…we’re page rank 5 now!
There was a PR update a few days back and we got moved up in the rankings 🙂
So, thanks to all the readers out there, we hope to continue providing you guys with random tidbits of news.
G’day 🙂

PayPerPost (Revisited)

Posted on February 8th, 2008 in Lacking a Category | Comments Off on PayPerPost (Revisited)

We apologize for this ahem…sponsored post. A long while back, we joined the PayPerPost community, and through some work, actually got some money from these sponsored posts. After this time, I have come to realize a few things. First…this is quite a good business model. It works. Second, this helps you pay hosting. Damn important I would say. However, there is one bone I want to pick with the entire program. I understand why you allowed advertisers to set bottom limits for blogs so they actually get a good deal. Sadly, for a blog like this, with a page rank of 3, and a rather low alexa score, most opportunities that I would actually enjoy posting are not offered to me. This binds me to posts about…casino deals, or…insurance deals, which I am sure readers are not thrilled at reading. Overall however, I have to admit, the money I have received from PayPerPost has gone rather well with my hosting bill. The goal now…is to find opportunities that I can actually *endorse* and would endorse even without being paid to do so. In this line, I hope to never post any trash whose only purpose is to sit there with the link to PayPerPost and provide me with 5 dollars to offset hosting. Cheers!

Payperpost: get paid to blog

Chore Wars

Posted on August 1st, 2007 in Dumb Things That Happen, Lacking a Category, Time Wasters | Comments Off on Chore Wars

Now….you’ve all heard of World  of Warcraft yes?
Another MMORPG is Guild Wars…..
they are all based on war….yes?
Well….why not Chore Wars?
Get exp for doing housework, such as taking out the trash, etc. Even get loot from that pesky rat you killed while coming back from the epic quest of getting mail.

I’m kinda scared that they actually made this…..with actual graphics of an elf holding a broom, a wizard holding windex, and an orc holding a recycling bin….but, if you get a kick out of it….
you can even boast of being a lvl 10 elf window washer!
Check it out (if you dare) at

Random Post of the Day

Posted on May 15th, 2007 in Lacking a Category, The Never Ending Story/Other FLB Events | Comments Off on Random Post of the Day

/start depressing post

Right, so, due to some random/wierd events that happened, I feel a review of some laws necessary.
First: Murphy’s Law:

Anything that can go wrong, will.

This is quite simple to see in real life…happens all the time.

Second: Finagle’s Law:

Anything that can go wrong, will—at the worst possible moment.

This is also quite easy to see in real life, you can probably think of a few examples right off the bat.

Third: The Blin Law:

Anything that can go wrong, will—at the worst possible moment….WHOOOOOPEEE.

Fourth: The Combined Joe/Blin Law:

Anything that can go wrong, will—at the worst possible moment….WHOOOOOPEEE……Yes, Your Life Does Suck.

Your FLB homework: Think of these laws, and see how horrifyingly true it is in your life, get depressed, and realize that, hey…your alive, you’ll die, screw it all!

Disclaimer: Remember, this is simple conjecture, it should not be taken seriously at all, its sardonic and dripping with wry humor. Yay. /End depressing post