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Travel

Grandfather Mountain

We went to Grandfather Mountain yesterday. Had a good time, but it was a bit windy, with wind gusts peaking around 70 mph at the peak. Crossing the bridge at the top wasn’t a big deal, but trying to walk on the rocks was a bit tricky, especially when the wind picked up.

Also saw a bear habitat exhibit, an eagle habitat exhibit, a panther habitat exhibit, a river otter exhibit, and a deer habitat exhibit (but no deer). Wasn’t too disappointed to not see any deer, since I’ve seen them close up before. Check out the image gallery for uploaded photos.

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Gadgets

iPods in odd positions

So I’m trying to figure out the usefulness of the iGuy, when I notice the different positions they have it in. You can bend the iGuy into a sitting position and place it on the iPod dock. But a bit more bluntly, it looks like your iPod/iGuy is taking a shit.

Seriously, the iGuy is not ‘chilling out’ on the dock as the caption on the site suggests. All you need is a bit of reading material in it’s lap, and you’re set.

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News

Deep Ocean Water = Free Energy?

Not sure if this could really work, but it sounds like a neat idea. He claims a lot of things too – free cooling, faster crop cycles, etc., etc…

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Gadgets Games

Lego Star Wars

Watch the Lego Star Wars movie. I found it quite entertaining. Yoda walking around was pretty funny too, it was just like those lego guys. There’s more stuff at treehouseanimation.com but all the movies were garbled.

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News

Building go boom

Nothing like imploding an eyesore of a building to bring a community together. What an ugly building, but pretty typical of a buidling from that time period, I suppose.

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Gadgets

Lightning On Demand

It’s a 110,000 volt Taser Cannon.
Note the picture at the bottom of the page. I can’t say I would be too comfortable playing with that. And the ‘sinus discomfort’ after firing it several times? That can’t be good…

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Kitty Photos

Attack of the Kitty

Attacking Fiona

It’s the attack of the kitty. She was chasing after some string at the edge of the bed when I was able to take this picture. Taken with my Olympus D-510 Zoom, using flash, 11mm, F/3.9, 1/60 sec.

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News

Personalized Google

I think a personalized Google is pretty neat. I like how it’s not cookie-based, but rather based on your google account. Maybe they’ll bring Froogle into the mix and let me know when something on my wish list has gotten cheaper.

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Gadgets

Take Your iPod Underwater(?)

I’m not so sure I would want to take my iPod Underwater. I can’t even imagine it even sounding very good. Being in the water is loud and all, and I can’t see not getting water in my ears while listening to it.

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News

The Downing Street Memo

The Downing Street Memo
Now we just have proof. What an ass.