A Series of Tubes

No, not the internet, a completely different series of tubes, real tubes underground to transport real goods.

Low-tech Magazine has a very nice article on the idea, its history, and some projects to implement these tubes in other countries in the coming years.  The whole idea is very retro, and interesting at the same time.  I like the mag-lev version mself, simply because that can get some pretty decent speeds on it.

Sound Mirrors

Before RADAR the British erected these Sound collecting dishes in hopes of catching airplanes before they made it to the coast and were able to bomb the countryside.

They didn’t really take off (haha, pun) because RADAR was invented, and that allowed for much further then the 20 mi (on a good day) range of the sound dishes.

They also had a giant wall meant to do the same thing but on a bigger scale.

My future birthday gift?

Someone, please buy this for me for my birthday. If you do, I will love you for the rest of my life, I may marry you (if you’re female), and I will appoint you to my council of elites for when I take over the planet. That is 3 awesome things, all for the low, low price of the destruction of one coastal city, and come on, the world would be a better place without Miami, for one thing, CSI Miami wouldn’t exist anymore, if that’s not reason enough, I don’t know what is!

My birthday is May 5th, you all have 68 days to save up for it, that should be plenty of time, but if it isn’t, this would also make a great Independence Day gift for me, November 11 is the future Independence day, 257 days until then, I’m sure you will have enough time for that!


Google Talk chatbox

Yesterday Google released the Google Talk Chatback feature for Google Talk users.  It’s really easy to implment, just add the html code to anypage and you’re done!

I added it to the blog yesterday its on the left see ===>

When it’s green that means I’m available, and you can talk to me, try it out some time!

Also, as a side note, i hope Google would hurry up already and update the desktop version of the client, I’m tired of Gmail Chat getting all the new features…

Some more awesome Bookshelves

Wow, is it a bookshelf week or what?  first there’s the staircase bookshelf, and then the math formula bookshelf, now here is a collection of 30 creative bookshelves (interesting that the staircase one isn’t on the list, but it is on the 2nd comment).

While the Shelf shelf isn’t very usefull for storing lots of stuff, it is pretty different.

The ceiling bookshelf on the other hand is very usefull, since most ceilings aren’t being used for much of anything, i would totally add this to my house.

I like this one too, fully customizable, fully awesome, look at the shirt hanging there also!

This is really only usefull if you have alot of books, i do not have enough books to make an entire wall for them, but it looks pretty!