Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Epic failures in game development: I get your fail.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Just what you need for the holidays: nerd girl!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

NRA chess.
"Everything is amazing right now, and nobody's happy."

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The ice sculpture in the hall says it all.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Star Trek TNG LCARS wall plate covers.
The Mark III pod, "The Ultimate in Game Immersion Hardware".

Thursday, October 30, 2008

This USB keyboard has built-in fans.

Fan keyboard

The controls let you set the fan speed, and whether the air should be warm or cool.

Fan controls

Friday, October 24, 2008

Best City of Heroes picture I took in San Francisco.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

For the I.T. gang.

Computer repair
Lady Shroud by David Nakayama

Lady Shroud

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Where is Your Username Registered?

Very cool site if you have a consistent online username.
A regular mouse just doesn't cut it any more. You need a carbon fiber mouse. The Raven.

(Click on the mouse icon in lower left.)

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Sylar Spock is lookin' good.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Missile over Utah in Google Maps.
R/C helicopter with camera: the Draganflyer.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Report from Comicon 2008: Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Dr. Horrible gang was at Comicon. Someone captured a funny exchange.
Natalie raps.
The plan for an easier life: I just don't care.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Inside the Actor's Studio: The Hellboy Interview.

The first five minutes of The Dark Knight.
This is what happens when major geekiness, physics, and World of Warcraft collide: Noob World Reorder (part 1).
A Tokyoflash watch I could actually see myself getting: the Galaxy.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series

FOUR of them.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Iron Sky teaser.
Griefing fun in Age of Conan.
How much would you pay for a high-quality Ethernet cable?

Thursday, June 05, 2008

American Gamers Love Football, Guns
It's amazing the lengths some gamers will go to just to anchor their racing controllers.
It's dirty, and it's cheesy, but it's still entertaining. It's the Star Trek: The Next Generation Rap.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Geeks plus online gaming plus technology equals something like this.

Monday, May 05, 2008

New York Detectives have a tradition of looking good while busting the bad guys. Check out this interesting article about their fashion sense.

"Dressed for a Meeting, Ready for Mayhem"
The eternal battle: Star Wars geeks versus Sports geeks.

(Safe for work)

Friday, May 02, 2008

I'm just stunned. There's nothing I can say about the device that duplicates 60 USB flash drives other than, "Wow!"

Monday, April 28, 2008

Microsoft tries to make us look fondly on the Ballmer "Developers!" moment...

See their new internal Vista SP1 video.

I think I know somebody who needs one of these....

"DIY G-Force Meter Turns Your Civic into Top Gun"

(H/T to Gizmodo)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

What the world needs now is a real action movie.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Sold out, because it's cool as hell: the Batman Light-Up T-shirt.

Double cool because it's officially licensed.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Star Trek + Nerd + Toyota Prius = a Prius-Class Shuttlecraft

You can see more pictures here.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

When most everything from ads to movies uses CGI effects these days, it's nice to see some old school action on the block (pun intended). The text is too cool, so I'll just link to the page at autoblog.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

It's may be the "National Pastime", but little league baseball can be far removed from the big lights and thrills of the major league.

Enter some Improv actors with a plan to make this little league game the Best Game Ever.

(H/T to John Scalzi at Whatever.)
Are you a warrior? Are you fierce and scary? Do you want to let the world know that you are a WARRIOR?

(Be sure to add a soundtrack).

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Sunday, March 30, 2008

At the recent CanSecWest PWN 2 OWN (yes, they really called it that) hacking contest, three laptops were put up as targets. The Mac fell first in two minutes, followed by Vista in two days. The Linux system never went down. PC World has a nice little summary of the action.

I somehow suspect we won't see any of those clever little Mac ads showing off the results of this contest anytime soon.

In other news, I suspect there is a party going on somewhere in Redmond.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

See-through laptops!
See-through laptops!
This is one of the reasons I love the Internet - it allows people with obscure hobbies or abilities to do really cool things.

Take this guy. He has a hobby, he likes to make maps of places on the Earth from satellite photos. One day he sees some imagery of Titan (a moon of Saturn), courtesy of JPL and the Cassini-Huygens mission. He spots something interesting: a methane sea with a complex shoreline.

So he whips up a really cool map of the Unnamed Methane Sea on Titan. Personally, I think they should name it after him.
You may not know it, but the sun has a regular solar "cycle" of activity. These cycles last anywhere from 9 to 14 years in length, and the sun tends to have a slightly different activity level per cycle. These variations can have a big impact for life on Earth.

Our curious and inquisitive nature has prompted us to loft a special satellite into space to monitor the sun: the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). For the first time in history, SOHO has monitored a solar cycle from start to (nearly) finish, and it's a pretty darned cool picture:

You can find more cool images here.

You can read more about the solar cycle at Wikipedia (warning, serious science content).

And in case you didn't know it, we are on the verge of moving from solar cycle 23 to cycle 24. It has all of the sun watchers on the edge of their seats in excitement.
The game Portal meets real life.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

From Monty Oum, the same guy that brought us Haloid (Halo/Metroid), comes the Dead Fantasy collection (Dead or Alive/Final Fantasy): Dead Fantasy I and Dead Fantasy II.
The Flash game Line Rider started out simple enough. But that's never enough for some people: Too Detailed Line Rider.
Old school arcade games plus Doctor Who equals TARDIS MAME console.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

What does a geek do once they've played Portal? Make an Aperture Science computer.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Hunting Trophy
When you don't want to just play a game, but actually race, then you need a Virtual GT.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Science plus music equals Tesla coil guitar amp.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Portable computers with 3 LCD screens. Get yours here.

Monday, January 28, 2008

We've all seen pictures of rat's nest cabling in server rooms. Every administrator longs for the perfect cable setup, but some actually achieve it. Check out when data center cabling becomes art.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Holy crap, the ultimate racing game setup!