Sticking to an exercise routine takes dedication, and many fitness junkies swear that a running companion can be a huge help. That’s why researchers
have developed “Joggobot,” a quad-rotor helicopter drone designed to motivate joggers by flying in front of
The aerial robot uses its camera to spot a colorful pattern on a T-shirt worn by the jogger, and flies at a safe distance ahead. The runner can control Joggobot using a smartphone: In
“companion mode,” the drone simply maintains the jogger’s pace; in “coach mode,” it pushes its human trainee a little faster.
2009 Jan 7, 6:15Ridiculously awesome creations of odd bicycles and creative things made from bicycle parts: "Introducing Cyclecide, an inventive band of Bay Area performance artists who make creations out of
materials from the junkyard. These Makers create everything from amusement park rides to outrageous bicycle contraptions to found-object sculpture."videomakebicycletv
2008 Apr 7, 1:50Attach spam's pre-paid postage to objects and mail them back. FTA: "Dear Bulk Mailer, Please find attached to your no-postage-necessary envelope, this brick."humorboxjunkmailprankspamhowto
2007 Aug 6, 4:07I've moved from my previous apartment in Redmond into Sarah's condo in Kirkland. Over the past week I'd been coming home from work and packing and sorting all of my belongings. Everything had a few
I donated two carts of computer related junk (two CRTs, two desktops, six laptops, untold number of cables, piles of network and sound cards, etc) to RE-PC and
six garbage bags of clothing that I either never wear or into which I have worn holes into friendly looking clothing donation bins. Of course I still need to find some place to get rid of my 15 inch
CRT TV, VCR, DVD player, and X-Box. I finally emptied my bags of coins that had been collecting for about seven years (one of the bags was from my college orientation) through Coinstar and got ~$160.
Some items seemed to fit very well at work like my satirical RIAA propaganda poster and my Darth Vader Nutcracker. This past weekend I had movers come and actually move my furniture. Most of its now in storage except for
my living room which is moved into Sarah's second bedroom. Now all I have to do is unpack...movepersonalrepcrecyclenontechnical
2007 Mar 30, 3:26Information on reducing phone, email, and physical spam (junk mail & telemarketers). Also has lots of info on other privacy related matters. The sites ugly but I find its easy to navigate and
find the info I want.privacysecuritytoolsjunkmailspam