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September 29, 2004

Idea to sink your teeth into

Idea to sink your teeth into

This guy is working on a project to create an MP3 player that looks like a PEZ dispenser. Brilliant!

September 26, 2004

Looking for a bargin?

Looking for a bargin?

Information about flea markets that operate in all the fifty states. Maybe a little late for this year, but start planning for next spring :)

Trafficking in miles

Trafficking in miles

Supposedly a legit way to get cold hard cash for all of those frequent flyer miles. You could probably cash in and buy tickets cheaper and have money left over for other things.

September 23, 2004

Latex for Word Processor Users

Latex for Word Processor Users

A step by step explanation of how to do everything that Word can do in Latex.

September 21, 2004

Did a bot get the pot?

Did a bot get the pot?

An interesting article talking about the possibility of poker bots given the recent increase in online poker playing.

September 20, 2004

9/11 Pentagon Hit

9/11 Pentagon Hit

A video that calls into question what really happened at the Pentagon.

September 11, 2004

Doctor Who Webcasts

Doctor Who Webcasts

The BBC currently has three animated Doctor Who adventures. These are excellent quality and really fun to watch.

September 6, 2004

350Z Zetail

350Z Zetail

Finally got around to putting up a pet project I've been working on to capture the various elements of Z styling found around the car. I'll let you be the judge if I've stretched a little too much on some of them.

My first road rally

My first road rally

This long weekend Chris and I went down to Lime Rock to compete in a SCCA Road Rally. This was the first such event for either of us. It was awesome and a little stressful. It's not common for me to glance at my speed every 5 seconds as I'm driving hoping to maintain that elusive CAS (commence average speed). We managed to do fairly well on most of the legs but botched a couple of them really good. Overall we placed fifth out of eleven teams and won second place (out of six) for first timers.

While I've always been tempted to take my car out on a track sometime or do some auto crossing, those are a little more extreme and I could easily see myself trashing the car :) Road rallying still has that competitive feel, but without the adrenaline rush. For now that is a liveable compromise to me.

September 3, 2004

Better Blog Skinning

I just had one of those "idea" moments. One of the cool things about b2evolution is the fact that you can create your own skins. However, after looking at the various files involved, it isn't really for the faint of heart. That's when the simple thought hit me. If ever there was a good use for XML and XSLT, this is it. Have the engine produce the information that could appear on the page in XML and the skin, using XSLT, formats it.

Maybe it's because I don't find XSLT that daunting, but I think it would be much better suited for what's going on then these HTML heavy PHP pages.

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