2005/07/02

X-Men III

In the theater last night, I saw a poser for X-Men III. The poster was the X-Men circle X symbol with Wolverine's gloved hand and his claws making the III. The date on the poster was 5.26.06. It also had a website www.xmen3themovie.com, which only leads to a blank page. Its not a non-existent page, its just blank. Curious...

Viewing the page's source, doesn't reveal anything interesting. I never saw this comming, but I also saw a huge cardboard display for Deuce Bigalow: European Gigalo. That oughta be good.

Why, Packbot, Why?

I can't believe they used a Packbot to drop a bomb on the Smiths. That is totally not what these things are made for.

I think it was interesting that it was in Mr. & Mrs. Smith, though. I saw a little bit about it on Discovery Channel's coverage of Wired's NextFest. That was a cool show. It was hosted by the dudes from Myth Busters.

2005/06/29

The Lost Boys

I just got done watching The Lost Boys. The best part of the movie is the name. Its about a gang of vampires. Let me know if you need help making the connection. Vampire movies are always cool, and it had the non Keanu dude from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. I'd only recommend it if you're bored and it happens to be on the Sci-Fi channel.

In terms of hardware, the NAS is complete. All that's left is the software side of the thing. This'll probably require the most work.

Well Butter My Backside

and call me a biscuit. I was lucky enough to get off work early today because I was there until 1 am last night. I had to go back at 8:30 this morning. Apparently, this state has a law stating that you have to have at least an 8 hour break between shifts. I guess my manager made up for that by showing up 20 minutes late.

But, yeah, the reason I was so lucky is that I'd have missed FedEx if I wasn't already home. The lady was just about to put the little door hanger on our doorknob telling me to pick up my package in Denver after 6 pm tomorrow. The little device in the picture is the last piece I need for my NAS. I'm not as excited as I thought I'd be. Maybe its because I know moving motherboards around isn't the most fun thing to do in a computer.

2005/06/28

Hot Soup

Now that I don't have to go through so much crap to get pictures in my posts I'm probably going to go crazy on it for awhile.

In the book I'm reading right now (<-- hint hint) when Ender becomes a commander, he makes a guy named Han Tsu one of his toon leaders (I think toon is short for platoon). But a lot of guys call him Hot Soup. I almost rolled off the couch when I read that. I still chuckle to myself whenever I think of it.

2005/06/27

A Lot of DIY

Fucking Zombie DogNice. If you hadn't noticed, Blogger's added a new feature called Photo Blogger. You can upload pics directly to your blog. Bye bye, Photobucket! I don't know if anyone but me fiddles with the HTML of their posts but this text wrapping stuff is a little more advanced than I could do on my own.
I either need to learn to touch up digital pictures, or I just need a new face.

For those of you who don't know what DIY stands for, check it out on Acronymfinder.com; its a good resource.

First off, there's the poor man's RAID array. Acronymfinder actually has the wrong definition of RAID. What they have is the old definition: Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks. The Current definition, though, is Redundant Array of Independant Disks. Anyways, I kind of wish I'd found this before I started my NAS server. I don't really have a place for two rackmount cases, though.
InventGeek.com also has a cool hack to build an LCD monitor into a computer case instead of the now cliche (I still want one) window kit.

Holy shit. Ever wish you had your own astromech 'droid around to play kick the can with? Astromech.net has directions to make your own. Be sure to check out the galleries. They look pretty damn impressive.

Water pistols can be fun. Super Soakers are always fun. Building your own behemoth to dump water on your adversaries has to be the most satisfying experience a Summer afternoon can bring you. I know you guys are having waterballoonn fights without me. There's a waterballoon launcher too, but apparently it "shredded" a soda can at fourty yards, so its probably not too safe for interpersonal combat.

Last but far from least: FedExFurniture.com. Furniture made compeletly of FedEx boxes using shipping labels as adhesive. I know Meagan'll love this one. Awhile back when I was sleeping on an air mattress on the floor, I was looking all over the place for good directions to make cardboard furniture. If my next appartment's unfurnished, I'll be paying a visit to the FedEx store. I'm good buddies with the FedEx guy who picks up and delivers to my work so maybe he could hook me up.

EDIT: Holy fuck, that's creepy.

That's a fucking zombie dog. Just read the article. Its good and short. note: that's probably not one of the actual dogs. its probably just some scaryass wolf