musak

I was digging through some old hard drives the other day and came across a few short tunes I created with my new (at the time) Roland V-Drums and my Korg Karma keyboard.  I used Acid software (before Sony bought them) for recording.  I wouldn't call it music, just jamming while testing out the new rigs. Spooked String Theory SpaceWarped_AI Weather Or NotRead more …

social engineering at its finest

Take a close look at this receipt and tell me what you see.  I see a city which continues to increasingly drive tourism as well as new and existing businesses away.  Yet another useless tax.  Keep it up San Francisco. You're going to end up like Illinois before too long. Hell, what am I talking about? At least Illinois has a reason, as misguided as it is. The San Francisco legislature on the other hand; well they're just fucking idiots.Read more …

beer…

...it does the body good.  Even if one does go overboard. A 'few' growlers from Gordon Biersch Brewery and Restaurant in Palo Alto.Read more …

its sorta’ gamey

Smells like 2011 is going to be a good year for FPS whores like myself.  And I'm more than prepared.Read more …

just chillin’

Hangin' with the dogs on a Tuesday evening.  They clearly were out of their element and wanted nothing more than to go home.Read more …

coming out, part 2

Worked on the master bedroom walk-in closet. Got the old carpet up, prepped it an additional 1/4 plywood and vapor barrier / sound masking material in order to put down 5/16 inch bamboo flooring.  Turned out most excellent.  More photos after the jump.Read more …

life is good

Enjoying a beer (in this case, two) at Ray's on the campus of Standford University.Read more …

coming out

Finished a small home project today. Spent a few hours installing hardwood flooring in the guest bedroom closet. I'm pretty happy with the results.Read more …

pwned

I'll never understand the value of Keynesian economics.  Watch in awe as Friedman schools Donahue.Read more …

franky’s back

Frank at his obscure worst.Read more …

wedding bliss

Looking forward to my blessed day too.Read more …

i smite thee!

With apologizes to Steve Martin, I don’t think I would believe in anything if it weren’t for my lucky astrology mood watch.Read more …

catchy little tune, no?

That’s one way to endear yourself to your wife.Read more …

good luck on round three

One of the better time killers I’ve encountered, teagames.com continues to crank out some of the most entertaining Flash games found on the web.Read more …

with apologizes to shawn barrett

I came across this video some time ago. Created by one Shawn Barrett; in short, a masterpiece.  At this point the band Loverboy should be paying him royalties.  No doubt sales rose as a direct result.  What I want to know is, do those amps go to 11?Read more …

did ya’ get the memo?

In the words of my former manager, "Perception is reality!" The perception is he's brilliant (Heck, just ask him.) In this case though, the reality is, he's a moron. To celebrate that fact, I bring you The Adventures of Action Item...Professional Superhero!Read more …

screw those stress balls

I guarantee playing this will at least put a smile on your face. It certainly did mine considering the antagonist looks (and acts) awfully like my ex-boss (the prick).Read more …

blasphemy!

Ever want to annoy your religious friends? Well now you can with the church sign generator! Now if you'll excuse me, I must go burn in hell.Read more …

karina’s kantina

A bit (OK, a lot) of self promotion here - a short video on a recently completed makeover of my step-daughter's room. Feel free comment. I'm always looking for constructive criticism.Read more …

foto fun

Want to jazz up some photos?  Check out flagrantdisregard.com for the 'toys' they provide.  The links to Motivator and Magazine Cover are the best.  My contribution.  I can relate.Read more …

doh!

The future of Microsoft's next generation OS and its voice recognition component. Gentlemen, there is a reason they call it QA. Try it sometime prior to any product demo in front of a live audience. It does wonders!Read more …

dude, you’re gettin’ fixed!

Got a Dell? Need a fix? Kinda' cool - Dell's "PC Checkup", an automated tool that keeps your PC problem-free (relatively). It also reminds you how stupid you are for not keeping your system updated, yet with none of the behind the back insults of a support technician!Read more …

ok, now try it without the seat

I use to do similar tricks, but they usually lasted only seconds and for some reason, I would always end up face first in front of the bike. What's even more amazing is the bike she uses.  It isn't a standard BMX bike.  More of a road bike which is much higher and more difficult to maneuver. Watch as these tricks get progressively more difficult.Read more …

the vader sessions

What do you get when you take sound bites from other James Earl Jones movies and weave them into the first Star Wars trilogy? Well, these naturally - Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3Read more …

well @#$%& you

Another great installment of Unnecessary Censorship (#20) from Jimmy Kimmel Live.Read more …

now this is a show i’d watch

To me, American Idol is boring with a capital 'B', but this spoof was a riot. I don't know who this guy is, but he's got the impressions down pat.Read more …

how are your ogling skills?

Practice makes perfect!  And as we all know, it makes us men live longer.Read more …

saturday morning memories, completely shattered

I'm dating myself, but as a kid, I remember watching these paticular G.I. Joe shorts on Saturday morning. Unfortunately my fond memories have been permanently warped thanks to these 'timeless' re-works. The only one's worth watching are "Pork Chop Sandwiches" and "Ice."Read more …

weeeeeee!

So back in December of 2005, the Mozilla Corporation created the Firefox Flicks Ad Contest focusing on promoting the creation of innovative 30-second ads about the Firefox browser. Today, an inexplicably funny one posted.Read more …

combine, antlions, and striders, oh my!

I make no apologizes, I am a big fan of Half-Life 2 and other FPS's. While learning the basics of Macromedia Flash, I created a handful of in game vids for my amusement. Combine Gunship bad, Gordon Freeman good Welcome to City 17, please watch for flying debris Video Gamers Anonymous - I’m addicted, so what? Yet another piece of mindless crap by your's truly. (Note: 30MB)Read more …

welcome to city 17 (what’s left of it)

It goes without saying - If you have to ask, then you don't understand. The recently announced official website for Half-Life 2: Episode 1. The game hits stores (and Steam) on June 1st. The video says it all. God bless Valve. The A.I. in the Source engine has been bumped, providing even more realistic interaction with the NPCs. Also to be included in this release is the much touted HDRI technology. For those interested parties, the story up to this point. More available on wikipedia.org.Read more …

shake, rattle, and roll

For you Google Earth fans, a virtual tour of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Thanks guys! Great timing on the release given the article in USA Today that came out the same day detailing the current risks of living in the Bay Area. Way to freak us all out (not to mention driving the value of my home down...jerks).Read more …

dear kansas; the day of reckoning has come

Finally, the word of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has arrived! Ironically, the book's launch coincided with the first true sighting in Hamburg, Germany. Even more, it was caught on tape during Oktoberfest! I mean, come on, what are the odds?!Read more …

seduction of the innocent

How about some 'unintentionally' sexual comic book covers to peruse? Were the artists and writers blind or was it blatant? More likely a (drastic) change in times.  Before you decide, there's more to consider.Read more …

cats…

...they taste like chicken. An older clip, but still a classic. No doubt I'll take heat for this from the future in-laws.Read more …

winner of the most annoying email thread ever written

"The cutest site i've ever or youve ever seen is this one CLICK IT NOW LOL!!! because they have the cutest pictures you will ever see =) =) =) Like hamsters wearing SO CUTE hats and so many kittens zomg i love kitties especially that brown one i hope they show him with hats to LOLOLOLOLOL!!! Ok I gottta go now bye!!!"Read more …

that’ll teach you to use the handle

Remove the glass from the doors of a public building and what do you get? A hilarious prank! Watch as these poor people go to push a door open only to get a handful of air and a face full of awkward. Such a simple prank to pull off providing a great reaction.Read more …

boo!

Atom Films serves up some great short independant films across all genre. For me, I like a good scare now and then. If you're OK watching flicks in front of a computer, enjoy this particular selection. Half Life Anonymity The Ten Steps Bedtime StoryRead more …

busted!

A Olney, Illinois off duty police officer visiting Foster City, California over the weekend was credited for assisting in the capture of one Tonka, a.k.a. "4x4", a vicious Bernese Mountain Dog in what local authorities are calling one of the most horrific crimes against sciurus carolinensis. More>Read more …

and exactly how do they clean the dishes?

"...and for desert, chocolate covered urinal cakes." Called "marton" or toilet in Chinese, the restaurant has long queues (not unlike at Pac Bell Park in S.F.) due to its incredible popularity. Clearly flush with success.Read more …

tough life

Tonka-san doin' what he does best. He has a new trick to his arsenal. Bark "tug-a-war!" and he'll go hunt down and return with his rope for a good pull-n-growl session.Read more …

the professor and his drum kit

I admit it, I'm a fan of Rush. I'm also a thief. I snaked the following off their official websites. Muaw-haa-haa! Just five minutes behind this, that's all I ask. This is a prime example of a Rush nut with a copy of 3D Studio Max R3 and way too much time on his hands.Read more …

suck factor 10, mr. sulu!

This sums up my ex-boss pretty well. He really had our backs *cough* throughout my last two years.   A real *hack* team leader *choke*.   I mean really, just because you play a team sport doesn't mean you have to be a team player, does it?  Like they say, there's no "I" in team, but there is a "me."Read more …

make me type bad text!

Everything this woman says sounds dirty.  (OK, so I made her say it, but that's not the point.)  I played with this way to long.  My more memorable ones - She means business! So who pissed on your cornflakes today? A real ladies man.Read more …

a bit-o-history

:: Some holdouts from pre-tablescraps.net overhaul :: With a smokin' surround sound system, this would be a killer game rig. Where was this when I needed it? Head on over to TechCrunch and check out Google Calendar, Google’s long delayed new online Ajax calendar application, which will be called “CL2". Wicked-awesome. Who says pigs can't fly. It appears I've choked it too much. Head over to Teagames.com and give Blueprint a spin. A bit dated, but nothing more killer than watching Joe Satriani do a kick-ass rendition of the US National Anthem at…Read more …