Friday, January 30, 2009

Pinewood Derby Skateboard?

Our son decided on a skateboard design for his Pinewood Derby car this year. Which is appropriate, considering how much he's into skateboarding at the moment. Here are a couple of shots of the finished car, which he named "Sk8r". He placed 3rd in his Cub Scout den and also 3rd place for best of show in his den. What do you think?

Pinewood Derby Skateboard


Thursday, January 29, 2009


Anybody else out there "experienced" enough to remember the heydey of CompuServe? CompuServe was the first major online service in the United States, and it dominated that market in the 1980's. I don't remember my exact CompuServe login ID, but I do remember it was a series of 9 numeric digits in the form 99999,9999. The email address was

Anyway, I thought about this yesterday when this image was posted on Digg. It's a 1983 print ad from BYTE magazine (remember them?). I love the "we call it Email™" line in the ad. I wonder if they still have the trademark on "Email"....

Yes, CompuServe is still out there, now a division of AOL.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

NASA Rover in Inaugural Parade

A prototype of NASA's new lunar rover participated in the inaugural parade for President Barak Obama today. Check it out:

Friday, January 16, 2009

Star Wars: Retold

I came across this yesterday and was literally laughing out loud at my desk. I believe this is the funniest thing I've seen on the web in a while. Reposted from BuzzFeed.

Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn't seen it) from Joe Nicolosi on Vimeo.