Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Monday, August 14, 2006

Woodworking Methods

Notes & Comments, Woodworking Methods Can't use Furl for some reason, so Blogger is the next best thing.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Everything we know is wrong

Science is a funny thing. Sometimes for every question it ansers it asks three more. And sometimes it turns your whole world on its head.

Universe Might be Bigger and Older than Expected:
A project aiming to create an easier way to measure cosmic distances has instead turned up surprising evidence that our large and ancient universe might be even bigger and older than previously thought. If accurate, the finding would be difficult to mesh with current thinking about how the universe evolved, one scientist said.


WAY cool user interface

TED Blog: Jeff Han on TEDTalks
I WANT one of those!

Sunday, August 06, 2006


Governors bristle at plan to federalize Guard:

Emphasis added:

"'Federalization just for the sake of federalization makes no sense,' said Gov. Kathleen Blanco of Louisiana, a Democrat who had rough relations with the Bush administration after the disaster last year. 'You don't need federalization to get federal troops. ... Just making quick decisions can make things happen.'"

Blanco talking about quick decisions?? ROFL!!!

Friday, August 04, 2006

Paging Mr. Serling, Mr. Rod Serling...

Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones Blog: notes the following:
So if we're going to discuss the supernatural I propose that we examine the following weirdness:

The Bible is not a book It is a collection of books. One of the books of the Bible is the book of Psalms. When I went to school we were taught that the book of Psalms is a book of poetry. Actually it's a book of prayers or incantations.

When the war broke out, religious Jews began reciting Psalm 83.

A rabbi, being interviewed on an Israeli TV news show called on viewers to read Psalm 83.

The Chief Rabbinate's governing council in Jerusalem announced that at 6:00 p.m. (Israel time) every day, Psalm 83 is to be recited simultaneously by Jewish communities all over the world.

Turns out that Psalm 83 calls out for Divine help to fight off an attempt to wipe Israel off the map.

Here's the text of Psalm 83.

So what's weird?

Archaeologists have just announced the amazing discovery of an ancient book of psalms by a construction worker who was digging in a bog in Ireland two weeks ago. The book, which was buried and lay hidden under centuries of mud, has been dated to the years 800-1000. Trinity College manuscripts expert Bernard Meehan said it was the first discovery of an Irish early medieval document in two centuries...

Oh, and the book was found 'frozen open' to Psalm 83... With all other pages stuck shut.



Watch the whole thing.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The wash of the penguins

Clean penguins return to sea after spill.

Can't you just see them? Waddling, flapping, honking happily, wearing that fresh-scrubbed shine...