Sunday, October 31, 2010

My Internet Connection Was Down!

I got home from a meeting at midnight last night, and my internet was down.  I was on the phone with "Technical Support?" REALLY?  They call it technical support?  LOL x100!

I was working on an awesome post, but since time is now VERY limited, this is all you get.
Some stinking motivational posters...






Friday, October 29, 2010

When Your Computer is All Alone

What can your computer do when you aren't using it?
Here are a few GREAT ideas you might find very interesting!

Find Extra Terrestrial Life


What is SETI@home? 

SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data. 


Help to Model Our Galaxy
Milkyway@Home uses the BOINC platform to harness volunteered computing resources, creating a highly accurate three dimensional model of the Milky Way galaxy using data gathered by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. This project enables research in both astroinformatics and computer science.

Or, pick from this BIG list...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pet Party!

Here's what our pets do while we're gone.  I spied on our dogs and cats while we were out for a few hours.  Here's a video of what goes on when the master is away.  This is a time lapse video that shot frames ONLY when motion was detected.  The white cat is a TROUBLEMAKER! 
video

Friday, October 22, 2010

Real Life Illusions

Illusions found on the streets.  Some natural, some man made.  All cool!
Look closer!  Just a stain!


This is NOT a computer generated animation.  It is an actual full size wire frame model of a Lamborghini!




What's so odd about this?  Click on "Rest of the Story" link to find out!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Club 8 - This Band RULES!

I discovered Club 8 a few years ago, and their music still mesmerizes me with every listen.  Club 8's latest album, "The People's Record", was released May 18, 2010 and is a departure from their roots.  I still like the CD very much, though it's very different than what you will hear below.  They have recorded eight albums in all.




Monday, October 18, 2010

Become A Superhero Just by Eating These Ten Foods!

Even if only a Superhero in the eyes of your doctor.  You can REALLY boost your immune system, strength, stamina, and just feel a whole lot better than you probably do just by eating these ten foods on a regular basis.  It also can't hurt to quit drinking like a fish, smoking like a chimney, and eating such huge amounts of fat and salt.

Drum roll please.... Presenting the SUPERFOODS!


Avocados contain healthy, satisfying fats proven to lower cholesterol by about 22 percent.  Just one has more than half the fiber and 40 percent of the folate you need daily, which reduces your risk of heart disease.  Adding avocado to your salad can increase the absorption of key nutrients like beta-carotene by three to five times compared with salads without this superfood.

Eating a serving of legumes (beans, peas, and lentils) four times a week can lower your risk of heart disease by 22 percent.  That same habit may also reduce your risk of breast cancer.  The darker the bean, the more antioxidants it contains. One study found that black bean hulls contain 40 times the amount of antioxidants found in white bean hulls.

One medium stalk of broccoli contains more than 100 percent of your daily vitamin K requirement and almost 200 percent of your recommended daily dose of vitamin C. Zap it! Preserve up to 90 percent of broccoli's vitamin C by microwaving. 

Just one-fourth of an ounce of 70 % cocoa dark chocolate each day can reduce blood pressure in otherwise healthy individuals.  Cocoa powder is rich in flavonoids, antioxidants shown to reduce "bad" LDL cholesterol and increase "good" HDL levels. The higher cocoa % the better.  Look for 70% and above for the most in health benefits.

Garlic is a powerful disease fighter that can inhibit the growth of bacteria, including E. coli.  Allicin, a compound found in garlic, works as a potent anti-inflammatory and has been shown to help lower cholesterol and blood-pressure levels.  Crushed fresh garlic releases the most allicin. Just don't overcook; garlic exposed to high heat for more than 10 minutes loses important nutrients.

One lemon has more than 100 percent of your daily allowance of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps increase "good" HDL cholesterol levels and it even strengthens bones. Citrus flavonoids found in lemons helps to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and also act as an anti-inflammatory. Adding a slice of lemon to your green tea increases your body's ability to absorb the antioxidants in the tea by about 80 percent according to scientists at Stanford University.

Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked to a reduced risk of depression, heart disease, and cancer.  A 3-ounce serving contains almost 50 percent of your daily dose of niacin, which may protect against Alzheimer's disease and memory loss.  Always look for wild salmon over farm-raised salmon as the farm-raised can contain 16 times as much toxic polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) as wild salmon.

Spinach contains lutein and zeaxanthin, two immune-boosting antioxidants important for eye health.  Recent research found that among cancer-fighting fruits and veggies, spinach is one of the most effective.  Spinach is a healthy, flavorless addition to any smoothie. You won't taste it!

One sweet potato has almost eight times the amount of cancer-fighting and immune-boosting vitamin A you need daily. Let your potato cool before eating. Research shows that doing so can help you burn close to 25 percent more fat after a meal, thanks to a fat-resistant starch.  One red potato contains 66 micrograms of cell-building folate.

Walnuts contain more omega-3 fatty acids than any other nut.  Omega-3s improve mood, fight cancer, and protect against sun damage.  The antioxidant melatonin, found in walnuts, helps to regulate sleep.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Jack-o-Lanterns & Pumpkin Carving 101

Here are some of the best Jack-o-Lanterns you'll probably ever see... there are a couple of links at the end of today's post that will help you carve some pretty crazy pumpkins this Halloween as well!  Enjoy...




Friday, October 15, 2010

It's a G-G-G-Ghost!

Do you believe in Ghosts?  Have you ever seen a ghost?  Think there are no "good" photos (even videos) of ghosts?
Think again...
This may be the greatest ghost photo ever. It was taken about 10 years ago in Shropshire, England at Wem Town Hall. Resident Tony O’Rahilly using a telephoto lens captured many images of Wem Town Hall as it was being destroyed by a fire. In one of the photos, Tony was shocked to see what looked like a small girl standing in a doorway. In 1677, a devastating fire destroyed much of Wem’s wooden buildings. The fire was rumored to have been accidentally started by a 14 year-old girl named Jane Chum, who also died tragically in the fire. Her ghost still haunts the town.


This photograph appeared in both the Chicago Sun-Times and the National Examiner. It was taken during an investigation in Bachelor's Grove Cemetery on August 10, 1991 with a group of GRS members. The picture is an enlarged black and white infrared shot taken of an area where many of the group noticed something unusual with some of the equipment they used. It shows a young woman sitting on a tombstone with parts of her lower and upper body being somewhat semi-transparent. The dress she is wearing is also out-of-date. It was taken by member, Jude Huff-Felz.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Very Cool!

FUN fun FuN fUn FUn fUN Fun fuN and did I mention, kinda cool too?
Be sure to drag it into your favorites bar as suggested!
Go ahead, click it... you know you want to.

http://erkie.github.com/

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Everyone Has Seen Juggling. This is Far BEYOND Ordinary Juggling!

Master juggler Michael Moschen turns three balls and a triangle into a musical and visual work of art.  This is UNBELIEVABLE!




Devil Sticks!  One of the best I've ever seen!


Saturday, October 9, 2010

The High Life

Ever want to live in a tree?  Ever have a tree house?  I wouldn't mind living in one of these...

tree house design can be found in Kamishihoro, Hokkaido, Japan’s second largest island.

A restaurant 10m up a redwood tree, called the Yellow Treehouse cafe, designed by Pacific Environments Architects.


Ewok-style tree house. Tom Chudleigh, a Canadian carpenter has designed these hand crafted, eco-friendly houses, which can comfortably sleep four.  The interior is fitted with a working kitchen, a microwave, fridge and sink.  All this luxury does not come cheap, around $45,000 for the sphere alone and about $152,000 complete.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Smooth and Shiny

Ever wonder what you would look like if you were BALD?
Here are some famous faces with an all new look... Enjoy!...