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mr mom end of week links

the wife has been out on a business trip all week so it’s been a little light on the posting since the two boys are a handful at times. here’s what little i could come up with over the past week:

-> while i may have the technicals of photography down, i lack the creativity that others have, like this guy. pictures like this of your kids will come in handy to blackmail them later on as teens when they are pissing you off [my modern met]

-> when you are buying some fancy cheese and get ribbed by your friends, then make them a grilled cheese sandwich with something other than their usual grocery store cheddar (or velveeta) to shut them up [grilled cheese social]

-> when your woman is doubting your sales job about the scientific benefits of fellatio, then show them this authoritative (looking) article [cnn.com]

-> how will my sister liz get her weed if all of mexico is dead from their drug war? local organic stuff from scotts valley is prob 2x as much [onion]

-> any man has to respect a girl who can rise to the challenge of eating 4 brownies, 4 pieces of cheesecake, 4 scoops of ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate syrup and 4 cherries in 45 minutes [cardboardshell]

sounds of the universe links

i have been stuck on the depeche mode’s live album, sounds of the universe, for the last few days. it’s a far cry from the older depeche stuff that lynda raised me on with more guitar and rock aspects, but it’s still sounding fantastic. i have it available for download if anyone wants it. let me know.

while listening, click on this stuff below:

-> good list of alternative selections of software that you use every day, including freeware and commercial. maybe there’s a better program than what you are using right now [alternativeto.net]

-> adding a small bar and tap like this one would be pretty high up the list of desired home improvements when we get back into homeownership [picasa]

-> detailed writeup reviewing my next camera, the eos 7d. i can’t even imagine the positive karma surrounding such a wonderful pice of equipment [dpreview]

-> balakov makes awesome pictures with star wars lego’s [balakov's flickr]

everything i need to know about links

-> this man and my mom must know each other in some way [the onion]

-> i’m working on a project at work to put our services ‘in the cloud’ so you can work from the office or from home without any functional change in the way you work. there are other benefits too [the oatmeal]

-> my childhood buddy and neighbor phil winston is the new principal at palo alto high school. this is the same guy who had the coolest british knights shoes, biker shorts and fanny packs has done well [mercury news]

-> this would be a fun picture project to take except i don’t look anything like my dad [lmld]

-> free lessons in css, python, mysql from google engineers [google code]

hopa girl says happy hump day

-> for a few minutes i thought this was real, but then she commented on farmville (?). when i look at my own reports on our work connection, it’s clearly porn that everyone is looking at.

original here [the chive]

her response [the chive]

-> comprehensive study that shows depression hits losers the hardest [the onion]

-> list of movies ranked by how many times they use the word ‘fuck’. i admire the amount of work put into this sort of research [wikipedia]

-> the king of all photobombers lives in the UK [the berry]

[urban dictionary tells you what a photobomb is, if you just woke from a 5 year nap]

and…

-> i love to sleep although i found that i can manage with less these days. before it was minimum 10 hours but i can skate by on 5-6 as i do on most weeknights [ny times]

bud light brings the wikilinks

-> wikileaks has published a bunch of leaked us military documents pertaining to the war in iraq, none of it flattering [guardian.co.uk]

-> 13-year-old girl destroys the boys in her little league with her mid-60’s fastball and knuckleball. she struck out 127 batters in 6- innings this year, and leading her teams to a 95-8-2 record in the past 4 years [espn]

-> some quantitative analysis of the data collected by dating site over the years reveals that most people tend to fudge on their stats [ok cupid]

and…

-> facebook profile of the week – hilfonso “hildy” starling [facebook]

busy week links

this week is busy with two graduations and a couple birthdays, all with the nba finals happening at the same time. whoever invented the DVR should be given some sort of nobel prize for science. squeezed into this schedule, i found the time to collect some links for your reading pleasure:

-> 15 facts about wealth and equality in the US. seems like finland or sweden would be good for mom and dad because of their great social systems. it would also be good for the boys so they could hook up with some hot green-eyed blondie [sfgate]

-> like the iphone form factor but want to run android so you can have flash? this team is dedicated to it [taranfx.com]

-> i got inspired by these pictures [below] and am going to try this out after the hubbub. so many projects and things i’d like to try out, but getting called out by the son to play some baseball or make paper airplanes makes me forget them. this means that i’ll probably end up trying these things when the boys are 15 and don’t want to hang out with dad anymore [noupe.com]

memorializing the links

its been a while since the last post on the website, thanks in part to baseball season and falling behind at work a little bit. this holiday weekend should be nice and relaxing. check out the following links to kill some time under the great weather we’ll be having:

-> amazing how complex the world is – close up pictures of a bee, including their eyeball with “over a thousand lenses” and their stinger [discover magazine]

-> you would think that the tropicana twister fruit punch you give your kid is better than 2 7-ounce cans of whipped cream – think again octomom [blogspot.com]

-> if you are negotiating a crucial business deal with some other men, just bust out the meat business card and seal the deal [meatcards.com]

-> are the hills steep in san francisco, or are the houses just tilted a little? [amusing planet]

happy easter links

-> npr review of the new book detailing the rivalry between magic johnson and larry bird, starting in college and continuing into the nba. the lakers and celtics combined for 8 titles in a 10-year period [npr.org]

-> the new nissan leaf looks pretty girly, but it’s a completely electric car with a 100-mile range [nissan]

-> i almost didn’t want to post this because of its graphic nature, but you may have read it already.

-> if you suffer from epilepsy and seizures, do not visit this website in a dark room while playing heavy-bass electronic music [bestiario.org]

links of da ambalamps

bring dem!

-> i have been reading about liquid flouride thorium reactors with great interest. it’s super nerdy but there is enough throium in the earth’s crust to power the US for 1,000 years within a nuclear reactor with just ‘grams’ of radioactive waste as a byproduct. additionally, the waste cannot be reprocessed into a nuclear weapon. why are we not doing this already? [wired.com]

-> george hutchins is a real candidate for some district in north carolina that includes our office in morrisville. the guys in my office are pretty cool. this guy used ms frontpage 2.0 to build his website [georgehutchins.com]

-> sf gate has a regular feature on some local real estate for sale. how sweet would this place be? [sfgate.com]

-> when you lick an envelope, you are usually greeted with some weird chemical taste. jd foods has solved that problem by inventing an envelope that tastes like bacon [jd foods]

-> it took us this long to invent the supine reading glasses? i hate finding a comfy position on the bed to read my dystopian novels. each position ends up in some part of the body falling asleep or having to read the book sideways! [hammacher schlemmer]

friday fremont fornication links

for about 60 minutes, isaac and i thought of team names for marcos’ upcoming t-ball team. he’s currently on the tigers, like the major league team from detroit. it would be nice if we can pick our own names for the team based on the composition of the kids – fremont fartbags, fremont failures or fremont phreakshow might be more appropriate? got any suggestions? send them to me.

-> a “growler” is a new way to tote your beer around. it’s a 64-oz jug that you can get filled up at your local bar and then bring home what you don’t finish [ny times]

-> the annual national cub and cougar convention just met the other week in millbrae. i know a couple ladies who might like to get into this next year [sj mercury]

-> who needs photoshop when you have ms paint for your web artwork? [squicky.com]

-> this guy’s wife cries at the end of movies, almost any movie – he’s captured this and posted them to youtube. he must like sleeping on the couch [cryingwife.com]