Hundreds of photos of different species yawning are available at Gaping Maws. There’s something that makes me sleepy about seeing a few dozen snakes, a hundred house cats, and some lions yawning. And, something so very, very creepy at the same time.
*yawn* Thanks to Lady Crumpet’s Armoire for the site.
Six hours into the outage, Microsoft still doesn’t know what’s going on, or so they’re telling the public anyway. Darn it…one more reason to move to EudoraMail.
Pledge to be sensible when you drive, and Avis & Cingular will send you free ear buds, regardless of whether or not you are a customer with Avis or Cingular. If you read their suggestions for safe wireless driving (e.g. don’t have your hand up against your ear while you’re driving so you can talk to Aunt Martha about her Chicken Pot Pie recipe), then you fill out a little form, and get free ear buds. Nice thing for them to do, and driving safely is a good thing to promote anyway. Yay free stuff!
TechTV’s Andrew Hawn tested five shredders for sheet capacity, pages per minute, maximum operation time, and what things (other than paper) they could shred—like staples, CDs, floppies, and credit cards. For my money (and I just happen to be in the market for a shredder right now), I’m going for the Royal 80X for a mere $70. It’s funny—I always meticulously removed all staples before shredding stuff in the past. Strange that it seems that all of these can manage staples—ahh, all that wasted effort that could have been spent elsewhere.
Wow, excerpts from BBC interviews with cool people like Chinua Achebe, Salvador Dali, Bob Marley, and Andy Warhol. There’s even one with William Butler Yeats (subject of my thesis “Women in the Cuchulain Drama Cycle of WB Yeats: Mothers, Daughters, & Whores”). I know what I’m listening to when I get home to my happy snappy DSL connection and nice speakers. This could take a while…
They come floppy.
They come in an anti-bacterial substance.
They come in lasers.
And now they come in wool. New Zealand sheep farmers have a co-op that is now producing wool keyboards that respond to small changes in pressure on the fabric. A keyboard pants suit may not be too far off, folks.
Just got an e-mail from MoveOn.org which reads:
"Salon.com has just broken a major story detailing how the Pentagon created a special office to manipulate intelligence data on Iraq and WMDs. It’s written by Karen Kwiatkowski, a military officer who watched this unit at work, telling us the inside story in her own words." Distressing reading, but that’s nothing new on this topic…
Oooh, DC and Marvel Timelines…
Whaddya know, Charlie Rose interviewed Bill Gates. The interview’s about an hour long, and they discuss Microsoft’s “disinterest in acquiring Walt Disney Co.”, as well as software research and the possibility of software subscriptions.