Today is Halloween, yay? I don’t like Halloween, but whatever. Google has an awesome series of doodles on their homepage today. In fact, I’ve never seen this type before. When you click on the logo, it changes, to 4 different ones.
The first one is above, it’s kinda boring and I can’t really see that “e” at the end.
Now it’s all candy that you would get while trick or treating tonight.
More candy. Google people must live in a generous neighborhood.
The candy is eaten. I hope they checked it for razor blades, and pills, and other unsavory things. Because even if Google’s motto is “Don’t Be Evil” that’s far from how the rest of the world is.
But, Governments should not be afraid of their people either. There needs to be a balance between the two. I’m not one to start a descussion about that, I’d rather have a hand made bunker under ground in the mountains somewhere, so that when the shit hits the fan, I can survive, and go on to lead the revolution.
Anyway, did you know that October is the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. I didn’t know that, but whatever. There are all sorts of ways to protect yourself online, all sorts of simple things that get repeated day after day after day on blog after blog after blog, so much so, that most people don’t listen to them anymore (if ever). Well I’m gonna change that. Right now, after the click is a list of ways that, if you follow, will make you incredibly hard to track, crack, and smack you online. Be warned though, as these methods are so crazy that even I don’t follow all of them (yet).
Disclaimer Everything you do online can be found out by anyone with enough time, resources, and dedication. The very act of connecting your computer to the internet is sometimes enough for someone to find out every single thing about you. No amount of firewalls, proxies, encryption, or safeguards can protect you from a sentient computer program hell bent on using your credit card to purchase bootleg copies of The Gillmore Girls Season 3 DVD set and then using those in an elaborate series of murders designed to bring down the entire Eastern World. (And do not even think of an excuse why that will not happen, because it already has!)
There’s something about a Treehouse that is just purely awesome. What’s cooler then being above the ground suspended in a tree? (OK, maybe living underground protected by the earth). I have a treehouse, its small and square and has a roof, but is still cool.
This guy though, he takes the cake for the best treehouse ever made ever. It weighs in at97 feet high, with 10 floors, ~10,000 square feet, and over 258,000 nails. The only things missing are running water, heat, and electricity. I wonder if the state is collecting taxes on all this living space he’s built over the last 14 years? (That’s why you make a bunker, no one can see it, no one can tax you)
It’s main support is in an 80 tall White Oak, that’s up to 12 feet wide at the base, but there are 6 other trees holding it up from the sides I’d imagine.
Look at that, it looks like a real house. The floors are straight, and level, and not loopsided like how I would envision a 10 story treehouse.
There’s a lookout/Bell tower. That is awesome.
I really think that the decoration on those support arches is beautiful, it gives it character, and does something with those extra useless pieces of wood.
The concept is good, but the actual thing, not so much. The idea is that you and others take multi-colored square things, and try and make a picture with them. Its a neat idea, but if you try it out, you find that its nearly impossible to make something once you have random other people moving your dots all the time. Frankly I got the above mosaic by leaving the window open for about 5 hours, and waiting for someone else to do something. Then while I was writing this post, it changed to something else, and I’m sure by the time you read this, it will again be different. I guess that’s what makes it interesting, in a sense. Try it out for yourself if you w ant
I swear, there will be no more unneeded ! points mixed in with number 1s. I promise. (Remember, ever promise on the internet is a lie). Also, today is national I don’t care day. Which I just made up, which also means I can say whatever I want about it, and I don’t care. Ok, now I’m just rambling, and it’s time to get to the stumbles….
This movie is destined to be the most kick-ass movie of 2010, if not ever. The Expendables has just about every terrorist killing, ass kicking, name taking, day saving, awesome guy Hollywood has ever produced.
Bruce Willis check
Sylvester Stallone – check
Jason Statham – check
Arnold “The Governator” Schwarzenegger – check
Jet Li – check
Nick Searcy – check
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin – check
The only person missing is Chuck Norris!
There’s even a scene with Bruce, Arnold, and Stallone all at once. I don’t think there has ever been, or there ever will be more men on screen at one time who have killed more bad guys.
Needless to say, this movie is going to be the definition of awesome next year. If you didn’t watch the trailer above, I’m posting it again at the bottom, that’s how awesome this movie will be.
Well it has been an eventful past few days. Tuesday morning I found out that 95.5 WPLJ was having a private concert with Bon Jovi. I love Bon Jovi. So I spent the next 2 days listening non stop trying to win. At one point, I had 4 phones being used all at once. I managed to make it through 3 times. Being caller 22, 20, and 23, all out of 25. Then at 2:30AM this morning, Oct. 22, 2009, the day of the concert, I was caller 25.
It was awesome.
It was only a 40 minute show, which kind of sucked (it took just as long for me to get to Giants Stadium), but, they played good songs. They played 6 songs, but I only remember 5 of them, I feel dumb.
Who Says You Can’t Go Home?
We Weren’t Born To Follow
It’s My Life
Wanted Dead or Alive
Livin’ On a Prayer
They missed out on some of my favorites, mostly anything from Bounce, and “Born To Be My Baby”, but it was good. It was free, and a great way to spend an otherwise empty Thursday. Also, the weather was beautiful. 75 degrees, in the end of October, in New York! That’s crazy (and has nothing to do with global warming)
Anyway, here are some pictures I took of the show, check them out!
This is pretty cool, it’s a giant hammock that’s set up above a garden. It’s called Dymaxion Sleep created by Jane Hutton & Adrian Blackwell. It was modeled on Buckminister Fuller’s Dymaxion World Map. That’s cool and all, but what I want to know is how much did it cost, and can I set one of these up in my back yard? Because I think it’s pretty cool. I think it would be awesome to suspend this above a part of my pond.
Remember Storg? That awesome site where there were a bunch of user contributed stories that were mostly true, and mostly pretty awesome. As far as I can remember it was the precurser to FMyLife, and MyLifeIsAverage, and all those silly sites. Except these were real stories, not 2 line sentences that were ok, but mostly not.
Anyway, here is the Halloween version of that site. CreepyPasta.net. I’m not much into horror stories, and the like, and so I didn’t go through the archives of them as much as Storg. To be honest, the ones I did read were kinda crappy. But hey, here’s to someone else reading it, and thinking that’s cool.