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Something I’ve Always Wanted to Do

In Idea on August 12, 2008 at 4:06:05 pm

I call it “Jenga for Real.” You can probably see where this is going…

I’d like to find an old, 20+ story building that’s already been scheduled for demolition. It should ideally be in a ghost town or similar area where there isn’t much stuff surrounding it that could be destroyed. The idea would be to rig up demolition explosives on each floor, but each third of each floor would be on completely different circuits. One could then detonate a third of each floor and see how long the building continues to stand. The person who detonates the most segments without the building collapsing, wins.

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So Here’s Something I Learned Just Now…

In Funny, General, Personal on August 9, 2008 at 12:49:20 am

We’ve got a Jacuzzi-style tub in the bathroom at my house. I wanted to wash my feet after a hard days’ work, so I put about two inches of water in the tub. Then I figured “hey, let’s get the water moving with the jets.” So I turned them on.

In hindsight, I realize that these jets are designed to propel air through two-and-a-half feet of water, not just two inches. The water in the tub started spraying everywhere. It covered the mirror, the floor, in the shower. I mean, it was just a fine mist. But I was caught in the middle of it (and had to clean it up).

Lesson: hindsight is 20/20. Get glasses for foresight.

My iPod UI is Now Gorgeous

In Apple, Geeky, Home, Icons, iPhone, Personal, Photos, Screenshot on August 5, 2008 at 1:47:25 pm

Also, my subwoofer is rattling my door. Is that good?

The teenager part of me says “yes!”

Very Quick Review

In Apple, Geeky, General, iPhone on August 5, 2008 at 12:26:44 am

Hey, it’s Delicious Library for the iPhone. Not shabby. Not interesting. Not my thang.