The Big Think

July 31, 2005

Blog Depression?

Filed under: Humor and Fun — jasony @ 6:13 pm

Are you suffering from Blog Depression? 🙂

Blue Mars

Filed under: Space — jasony @ 6:13 pm

Whoa. Scientists have discovered a frozen lake on Mars. Ice climbing, anyone?

July 30, 2005

Serenity

Filed under: Movies — jasony @ 11:33 am

New Serenity trailer up! I know where I’ll be on Sept 30th.

A Piece of His Mind

Filed under: Science — jasony @ 11:13 am

Here is a truly amazing flikr photo set. Not for the squeamish (pat!) this guy photo documents the removal of his brain tumor. Okay, the doc’s assistant did the bit when he was on the table, but it’s amazing nonetheless. The comment section is particularly interesting.

Again, it’s gruesome, but the gent turned out okay and all is well. Interesting stuff for the strong stomached.

Underhill

Filed under: Humor and Fun — jasony @ 10:58 am

Those crazy Kiwi’s have done it again. The world’s first underground Hobbit Hotel.

Quick Boy Movers

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 10:34 am

Interesting post about how bad Quick Boy Movers is, and how they threaten anyone who complains against them.
I’m posting this here to get this post as high as possible on Google.

July 29, 2005

And Then There Were 11

Filed under: Space — jasony @ 10:43 am

New Planet Found?
(and yes, there may be 11 planets, if you count Sedna)

Optical Illusions

Filed under: Humor and Fun — jasony @ 10:38 am

This is amazing. Illusion #3 is particularly incredible.

July 28, 2005

Control Alt OWNED

Filed under: Computing — jasony @ 11:26 am

Bill Gates gets OWNED. Classic.

Pain in the Head

Filed under: Technology — jasony @ 11:23 am

Scientists are hot on the trail of the cause of migraines. As someone who suffers from these occasionally, the cure can’t come soon enough.

July 27, 2005

Worst. Album. Covers. Ever.

Filed under: Humor and Fun — jasony @ 10:04 am

Ahhh! My eyes! My eyes!

link, if you dare.

Moon Shot

Filed under: Space — jasony @ 10:03 am

Have an extra $100,000,000 burning a hole in your pocket? How about a trip to the moon?

Go Buy Some Candles!

Filed under: Humor and Fun — jasony @ 9:37 am

Happy Birthday to Jennifer!

July 26, 2005

Discovery

Filed under: Space — jasony @ 11:41 pm

Cool Video here of yesterday’s launch of Discovery. You can see the whole launch to orbit section from a camera mounted on the external tank. Very cool.

Yes, I’m a 35 Year Old Little Boy

Filed under: Games — jasony @ 8:04 pm

It was the Sunday paper insert that got me. I was looking through the Dallas Morning News that Pat and Lydia left this weekend when I saw it: Burnout 3- Takedown has reached the 1 million sales mark. What does this mean? Well, it instantly becomes a PS2 “classic” and goes on permanent sale at $19.99. Erin got a kick out of my reaction when I saw it. (in my best gee-whiz little boy voice) “Burnout 3: Takedown! It’s on sale!” You had to be there, but it put Erin into a fit of laughter to realize she had married so far beneath her maturity level.
So naturally, she went to Target today and got it for me, bless her. 🙂
Do I have the perfect wife or what?

Spooky Saturn

Filed under: Space — jasony @ 9:28 am

Who said science wasn’t sci-fi? Nasa brings you The Sounds of Saturn. Spooky!

July 25, 2005

Fungal Foods

Filed under: Disclosure — jasony @ 9:13 pm

Erin and I took Pat and Lydia to the new Whole Foods today. Me and the wife took a detour to the cheese counter and spent a good 15 minutes talking to the “Cheesemonger” there about various cheeses. I love talking to someone who knows their stuff and who loves their area of expertise. You could tell this guy loves cheese and knows the history, flavor, and nuances of the vast number of cheeses at his counter.

I like cheese a lot, but I’ve always been averse to the really pungent, mold-marbled varieties you often see. You know, the ones that look like they’ve been left at the back of a college student’s fridge for a few semesters. In talking with this guy, though, I decided to be a foodie and try some. “Can I taste your moldiest cheese?” says I. You should have seen the light in his face.

I don’t know what kind of cheese it was, and he said he gave us something that was a good beginner cheese, but this thing was absolutely covered in white penicillin roquforti bacteria. It had a soft, spongy white covering of squishy mold about 1/8″ thick. He was sure to cut off a chunk of that as well as the underlying cheese for us to try.

I have to say, while it wasn’t my favorite, I was surprised that my body didn’t instantly reject it in a fit of gagging. Erin managed to get a few bites down as well, bless her.

We moved on to a really marbled Bleu Cheese. It was way too strong for me, but the different types we tried had definite flavor variations.

An interesting little culinary adventure.

July 23, 2005

Wedding

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 11:33 pm

We’ve been in Dallas this weekend for the wedding of Allison Watts and David Greene. Congrats to the happy couple!
Hey Pat, is allisonanddave.com taken?

July 20, 2005

Filed under: Space — jasony @ 11:02 am

Today is the 36th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing! Celebrate by visiting the moon (don’t forget to zoom all the way in).

Current Reading

Filed under: Current Reading — jasony @ 10:22 am

Hug Your Customers by Jack Mitchell. A great business book about improving your customer service by treating your customers like friends, and not just like meal tickets. I’m pleased to say that I do many of the things in this book already. I’ve always been a pretty gregarious businessperson, and seem to be able to naturally turn many of my customers into friends. It doesn’t hurt that I do something I’m pretty good at and that I love. People can tell when your heart is in it.
Business really is all about relationships, and this book is a good place to learn why.

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