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More Gmail Invites

Posted on 1/28/2005 to Cool Stuff

Google has once again graced me with Gmail invites. If you are still in need, let me know.

1 Gmail Invite

Posted on 9/3/2004 to Cool Stuff

It seems like Google has been flooding everyone with Gmail invites lately, but in case you still don't have one, I've got one left. Leave me a comment if you would like it -- first come, first served.

Update: I'm back up to 6 available invites -- no takers? Must be a sure sign that everyone has a Gmail account (that or I have no readers).


Posted on 5/12/2004 to Cool Stuff

Not sure how I missed this.  Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has his own weblog

Being that I am a lifelong Mavs fan (well at least since I was 8, when they came into existence), I think this is very cool.

Maybe I missed it because I had to take a break from all things related to the Mavs after their “One and Done” trip to the playoffs this year.

I'm A Spatial Thinker

Posted on 5/2/2003 to Cool Stuff

You are a Spatial Thinker

Spatial Thinkers: Tend to think in pictures, and can develop good mental models of the physical world. Think well in three dimensions Have a flair for working with objects

Like other spatial thinkers, Leonardo had a talent for designing buildings and machinery. He also invented a new style of map making

Other Spatial Thinkers include Pablo Picasso, Michelangelo, Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Careers which suit Spatial Thinkers include Mechanic, Photographer, Artist, Architect, Engineer, Builder, Set designer

The results of this quiz (link courtesy of Brad Wilson) pretty much validates the results from a series of tests that my parents had me take in 1993, after I dropped out of college.

[Listening to: Somebody - Depeche Mode - 101 (04:36)]

Splishin' And A Splashin'

Posted on 3/10/2003 to Cool Stuff

A little humor for all parents out there, but especially for newer parents.

FYI: If you are at work, or in a public place, put headphones on, or at least turn down the volume initially.


Gruntin' n Dumpin Lil' Dumplin'

My Inner Dragon

Posted on 3/4/2003 to Cool Stuff

A SILVER Dragon Lies Beneath!

I took the Inner Dragon Online Quiz and found out I am a Silver Dragon on the inside. My Inner Dragon is to dragons what the Ranger is to humans. Like all metallic dragons, Silvers rigidly adhere to an internal code of conduct. Each Silver, however, must develop their code individually, a fact which explains their unique dispositions and actions. Silvers are often considered shadows dwelling on the periphery of dragon culture (much like human Rangers), but they can always be counted upon to speak the truth and help their allies. Because no one but a Silver knows what they'll do next, their alignment is "Chaotic Neutral."

Being a Silver isn't all shady head-games, though. I possess considerable intelligence and self-confidence (whether they manifest themselves or not :P ). Magic isn't really my bag, but I'm awfully good at slipping in and out undetected. Which, by the way, is probably due to my slightly-below-average size. My favorable attributes are dependability, durability, problem-solving, mist, and pewter. Like my human counterpart - the Ranger - I'm a superb weapons user and have an especially good command of my icy breath weapon. I know I might be tough to understand at times, but that's just my way.

Amazing Artwork

Posted on 2/20/2003 to Cool Stuff

Brian Northum pointed me to this site:

The site contains some incredible medical animations and illustrations.

Icon War

Posted on 1/27/2003 to Cool Stuff

Not sure how long this has been circulating, but I just saw it for the first time. Very funny.