Category: "Distractions"

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  12:27:05 am, by Nimble   , 14 words  
Categories: Distractions

WoW, South Park

Oh boy, South Park does World of Warcraft! Everyone who plays it... will understand :) more »


  01:53:08 pm, by Nimble   , 280 words  
Categories: Distractions, Languages

Esperanto Day: December 15

Okay, the warning is perhaps premature, but it could take a while to learn enough Esperanto to go along with the official 'day'. Having encountered Esperanto a long time ago as one of the more durable 'universal language' attempts around, it was funny… more »


  01:15:33 am, by Nimble   , 321 words  
Categories: Distractions, Programming

Retro Classics: 99 Bottles of Beer

Sometimes, there are sites that bring back waves of memory to crusty nerds such as myself. There is a site, which I believe has been around for quite some time, giving code examples of how to count down "99 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of… more »


  03:00:35 am, by Nimble   , 134 words  
Categories: Distractions

Hell Pizza?

I was looking at threads on Fark as usual and someon had posted a funny billboard as an ad for, well, the sign just listed at the bottom. So what is hell, then? About the funniest site for a pizza place I've ever seen. All the pizzas have… more »


  02:36:13 am, by Nimble   , 64 words  
Categories: Distractions

Sign Generator

Every now and again, you discover something that other people have already known about for quite some time. For me, that's the Custom Sign Generator Page. It's been a hard week of work for my dear wife, so I was enjoying myself, making signs and sending… more »


  11:55:10 pm, by Nimble   , 130 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, Religion

The Brick Testament

Wow, talk about a labour of... well, some combination of emotions which may have included part love and part obsessive-compulsive disorder. I'm talking about the Bible done entire in lego. (From a link on the Divine Afflatus) When my mother was… more »
  11:15:08 pm, by Nimble   , 223 words  
Categories: Distractions

Canada Day Fireworks in Strathmore

Spending a pretty relaxing evening with the in-laws yesterday, we got out to see the fireworks. They moved it from the nearby pond to a bigger venue, which was understandable given the increasing population of Strathmore, but which robbed us of… more »


  12:16:09 am, by Nimble   , 45 words  
Categories: Distractions

What We Need More Of Is Science

I must say, I just get a kick out of this video (click 'Watch This Movie'). I wonder what Hawking thinks of his icon status. I'll bet he'd rather just be walking and talking. (Found out that Hawking thinks it's pretty good Spitting Image-style satire) more »


  10:27:38 pm, by Nimble   , 76 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, Ethics

Inventions To Cause The Downfall of Society

I was musing over a theoretical invention that could cause society's downfall. No, it's not telepathy, though I'm sure that would do it. If there ever was a device that let you hear what people said for the next ten seconds after you hung up the phone,… more »


  11:30:51 pm, by Nimble   , 204 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, People

Culture Plateau?

Looking back at movies from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's, and then comparing the 90's with today, it occurs to me that despite the "ever increasing pace of change", we really seem to be... stabilizing. Beauty, clothing and music technology has been… more »


  12:43:41 am, by Nimble   , 60 words  
Categories: Distractions

Clothing In A Can

Clothing in a can, who'd've thunk? I mean, you can make clothing of a sort out of silly string, but it's not all that practical. Mind you, this company is early days, but it's fun to think about. Insta-turban. The Modesty Patrol. The next level of… more »


  12:44:20 am, by Nimble   , 222 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, Science

Animal Experiments I'd Like to See

A while back, when we were chatting to someone who works for the Calgary Zoo, we heard tales of the extremely tame porcupine that alarmingly wanted up on peoples' laps. That led me to thinking, in addition to Dena telling me that there's now a… more »


  12:52:33 am, by Nimble   , 126 words  
Categories: Distractions

Odd Male Quail

Button quails. Nice ground dwelling-birds. We've got two, and a new canary. Nice ground-dwelling birds sitting on the ground. So what goes through a quail's head when he decides to do this: more »


  04:14:42 am, by Nimble   , 79 words  
Categories: Distractions

The Wind and the John

Totally distracted thought, but I've noticed that the toilet bowl water sloshes around a fair bit whenever it's windy outside. What I haven't been able to figure out is whether that has to do with what the wind does to air pressure inside the house,… more »


  01:29:18 am, by Nimble   , 167 words  
Categories: Distractions, Reviews, Toys


While I was ordering a couple of things from good ol' ThinkGeek, I decided to spoil myself a little bit with a silly toy. That toy was Frigits, which is essentially a little marble maze on magnets that you stick to the side of your fridge. You know,… more »

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