Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time : Rolling Stone

The 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time : Rolling Stone: "This is what makes a great rock & roll guitar sound: an irresistible riff; a solo or jam that takes you higher every time you hear it; the final power chord that pins you to the wall and makes you hit 'play' again and again. Every song here has those thrills. But these are rock's greatest guitar moments because of what's inside the notes: hunger, fury, despair and joy, often all at once. You hear the blues, gospel and rockabilly that came before, transormed by the need to say something new and loud, right away. Rock & roll has been the sound of independence for half a century. The guitar is still its essential, liberating voice. These are the 100 reasons why."

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Very clever animation

About a minute long, very clever, and clean.

Animator vs. Animation by *alanbecker on deviantART: "An animator faces his own animation in deadly combat. The battlefield? The Flash interface itself.
A stick figure is created by an animator with the intent to torture. The stick figure drawn by the animator will be using everything he can find - the brush tool, the eraser tool - to get back at his tormentor. It's resourcefulness versus power. Who will win? You can find out yourself.

-- This took three long months.. i think it's worth it."

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Battleship Mtron: the absurdly fast SSD RAID array - Engadget

Battleship Mtron: the absurdly fast SSD RAID array - Engadget: "Listen, we know you think your RAID setup is pretty snazzy, and, truth be told, it probably makes our rig look silly by comparison. However, in the computer world, there's always someone out there with a bigger, nastier system -- and we've just spotted one of the nastiest of them all. Next Level Hardware is a site that specializes in putting outrageous setups to the test, and this time they haven't disappointed with their benchmarks on the Mtron 16GB SSD (reportedly the fastest SATA drive in the world). Oh, did we mention the test was on a RAID 0 array of nine drives? Dubbed the 'Battleship Mtron,' the sickening collection of hardware blazed past the competition (a WD Raptor, less stacked Mtron RAID setups), delivering mind-boggling data swaps like copying a 1GB folder in four seconds. You read that right: four seconds. Like where this is headed? Truck over to the test page and peep all the stats... seriously, it's upsetting."

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

HttpWatch: An HTTP Viewer and HTTP Sniffer for IE 6 & 7

HttpWatch: An HTTP Viewer and HTTP Sniffer for IE 6 & 7: "HttpWatch is an HTTP viewer and debugger that integrates with Internet Explorer to provide seamless HTTP and HTTPS monitoring without leaving the browser window."

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Motorcycle: Radio

This is the two way radio we bought in order to talk to each other while riding bikes. Requires an FCC license.

Amazon.com: Midland GXT710VP3 22-Channel 26-Mile GMRS 2-Way Radio (Pair): Electronics

Motorcycle: Radio: Closed Helmut Headset

This is the headset we use for our two-way radios that we bought in order to be able to talk to each other while riding.

Amazon.com: Midland AVPH2 Closed Face Helment Headset for Midland GMRS: Electronics

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Teen is running out of innings, but the game still isn't over

A very moving story about a kid with cancer...

Teen is running out of innings, but the game still isn't over: "Teen is running out of innings, but the game still isn't over"