Thursday, July 31, 2008

Updated Muxtape

check it: cooke.muxtape.com

NE Ropes Recall

If you own a Maxim rope, check out the voluntary recall at US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Affects the Maxim Apogee 9.1mm and Maxim Pinnacle 9.5mm.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Warnings in Ladds, Next Time It's a Ticket

I just subscribed to the BikePortland.org blog, and found this post:

But unlike past enforcement actions, this morning’s effort was an “educational mission” where officers only gave warnings and no actual citations were issued. Commenters have reported that up to 10 motorcycle officers were on the scene and they were told this week will be warnings and next week tickets will be written (carrying a $242 fine).


2 things
  1. I'll definitely start stopping
  2. Those stop signs are fucking stupid. Why have a roundabout with stop signs? Gotta be more European about that, as I don't remember there being any stop signs at the roundabouts in France.

What does Ben Stein have to say about this?



I'm pretty sure I heard Bert drop "the N-word"

Check the CNN clip where everyone freaks out. Why is it the only black woman sounds the least worried about it? Probably because white people are uppity.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Meet BOTH Pound-for-Pound Best Fighters



Unless you're one of Chuck Norris's legs, you're not the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world. That includes Anderson Silva and Fedor Emelianenko. I'm getting tired of the MMA pundits (seriously, we have pundits?) going back and forth about the P4P best fighter. PJ Penn, GSP, Anderson, Fedor, my grandma. From a marketing standpoint, maybe it matters to the WWE fans, but to the real fans of MMA, we just want to see them fight. Both Anderson and Fedor have cleaned out their divisions. Anderson is moving up a little, and brained his first 205lb opponent. Regardless, we need to quit with the P4P crap. It's childish, and neither Anderson nor Fedor care.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Street Fighter: The Later Years

College Humor really stepped it up with this series. If you were a fan of the game, you gotta watch the whole series.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Dark Knight Review

Fucking Amazing.

Especially because of that guy. The dark, twisted nature of the Joker came through in a fantastic way. Best portrayal of, and writing for a villain. Just go see it.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Rampage busted for rampage

Holy crap, I can't believe how stupid this is.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Compost Happens, In My Yard

Growing up, I never had a garden. Most boys don't want one, but I always thought they were cool, and now I think there's no reason I shouldn't have one. So on Friday I drove around SE Industrial PDX looking for pallets to frame up my 2 bin composting system.



I already had a pile of dirt and some organic material in the back corner of my yard, so I figured that'd be the perfect place.




I started by digging a small trench to lay the dividing pallet.





I decided to not use a full pallet for the outside wall but just the boards. The front of both are supported by stakes made by scraps I busted off the pallets themselves.



I already had a good amount of dirt so my "finished" pile is pretty big. The wire on top is from one of the pallets I picked up. When it starts raining again I'll probably put a tarp over it.



The composting pile is twice as big as shown because I bought a hedge trimmer today and trimmed my hedges. I'll be composting all my fruit, vegetable and grain waste, and hopefully in a few months I'll have some good humus. My next gardening step is to make some raised beds for a fruit/vegetable patch. I don't know if I'll get anything harvested this year, but I hope to have things planted so at least next spring I can have some good stuff.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Kinda figured

I think we were all hopeful of the proof, but it's not all that realistic someone will be proving it soon, or so my gut tells me. Rebuked.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

If this is true

this, being a possible proof of Riemann Hypothesis, well, then maybe I was lucky enough to be around for one of the single greatest mathematical proofs ever. If it isn't a valid proof, then disregard this post.