Saturday, December 29, 2012

10 Words the Germans Have Which We Don't in English

I was having a discussion with a friend tonight about choices you make in life and wanted to express the word "Torschlusspanik" and found this list of 10 great words in German that dont have a direct translation in English

lol i also loved the word Kummerspeck or "grief fat" that i'd never heard of before tonight.


Friday, December 28, 2012

Making Soap

Want to smell good come the end of the world?
...remember 16:6:3

lol I'm stunned it is this easy.

Monday, December 24, 2012

The Nutcracker

Went to see The Nutcracker performed by the New York City Ballet tonight.

Its a shame you cant take photos during the performance, some of the stage work they had is fantastic eg. the way the tree "grew" during the dream act was fantastic.

Another bright DARPA idea

Oh FFS If China was doing something like this the west would be outraged.


Doesnt anyone in the USA ever think anymore hmmm maybe we shouldnt develop this because its going to get leaked and bite us in the ass sooner than later (stuxnet anyone??)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Bah humbug Christmas Matinée

lol i feel like scrooge today, bah humbug... Went to Alvin Ailey modern dance this afternoon and because we only bought tickets last week we had to go to the matinée today rather than the evening show.....big mistake, full of kids ....ugh if your kid cant site still for 1-2 hours please take them to The Lion King ....though worse than the kid who was asking things like "is that a real sword" was the woman who was wearing metal bangles that rattled every time she went into her back for yet something else to eat.

When did i become such a grouch???

Jiří Kylián's PETITE MORT from Alvin Ailey on Vimeo.

Monday, December 17, 2012

QR code quackery
Criminals have realized that QR codes are not human readable and are taking advantage by putting up stickers featuring URLs embedded in Quick Response codes (QR codes) as a trick designed to drive traffic to dodgy sites.
It’s extremely simple to print out a sticker pointing to a bogus URL and put it on an existing billboard in a public place. A casual user simply uses the QR code and instead of going to the intended location

Oh No the humanity.....what will we do.
I call for an immediate ban of all QR codes along with also banning all URL shortners like and of course the physical removal of all NFC chipsets from all mobile phones.

Seriously you have to wonder how some people remember that they have to breathe.

Sunday, December 16, 2012


lol love the comment about we can calculate 400 years after that who knows....

Toutatis never posed a threat to Earth on its recent flyby, and researchers say there is no chance it will hit our planet over the next four centuries or so. (Beyond that time, the asteroid's orbit cannot be accurately computed.)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Obama picking winners AND losers

Hmmm so not just happy with overthrowing Assad today the USA is even picking and choosing "who" they want in the opposition in Syria and implementing sanctions against the al-Nusra Front

Is this really where you want your tax dollars being spent?

Yeh Boy

Yey Boy...  look what just arrived in the mail today. (they provided the digital download of NoStamp a while back).

I dont care what people say about Sellaband i was proud to have been part of this campaign

Fight the Power!

(upload a few of my favs in the mood music box <---look left="left" p="p">

Monday, December 10, 2012

What are you drinking?

Something to consider:
"When you spend $50 on a bottle of delicious Napa Cab, you are spending about $7 on wine and $43 on sales, marketing and other stuff you can't taste,"

More at -

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Butchering Videos

I'm finding myself addicted to butchering videos lately. Seriously is there anything you cant learn on YouTube.... How would someone have learnt how to do this apart from an apprenticeship prior to the internet.


lol Jodie made the comment about the same thing when i mentioned it to her but with regards to haircare videos.

Sustainable Food...people per acre

How many acres does it take to feed you!

Really interesting video from people who sound like made more effort to find out the truth than most people.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

AC losses

wow no idea that AC power transmission involved losses of up to 25%

Considering the cost per megawatt thats a pretty hefty chunk.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

$100 donation for turning this tide



a warrant is need for...listening into your voice calls

but not for....
- the numbers you called and when you called them,
- incoming call numbers and when you received them
- a phone's location determined by GPS and cell tower location
- time you sent text messages, who you sent them to, the content of those text messages
- the IP addresses of the computers used to log into your email account

- draft emails..(but they do require warrants to read emails you fucked up is that)
- content you stored on Google Drive, Dropbox, SkyDrive..

Sorry folks but the longer I live here the more I think WTF am I doing here.

I'll kick in $100 to anyone who starts a kickstarter campaign where all of these details are posted on a publicly available website for each and every politician who voted for this law.







Sunday, December 02, 2012

Speaking in tongues

Went to "Speaking In Tongues" last night, fantastic!!

If you are i New York try and get along to this (only on for the next week or so), definitely in my top 10 plays i've seen. (BTW Based on the Australian movie Lantana if you've seen that).

Seeing off off broadway plays like this is exactly way i love about living NY (probably less than 40 seats in the house).