Category Archives: Cool Stuff

Green gone crazy?

I think all this Green stuff might be getting a little out of control.  Check out this product.  You can intentionally grow moss on your bathroom floor.  Yeah, I know, we’ve been doing all we can for years to prevent things from growing on the bathroom floor, but this isn’t mold or mildew, it’s moss.

I like the outdoors as much as anyone, and moss is certainly outdoorsy, but on the bathroom floor?  I’m not so sure.

Fantastic Contraption

This is the kind of game that my 7-year old boy tends to like –  “Fantastic Contraption“.  On the face of it, it appears to be fairly simple.  Using just a few simple tools, somehow move the little pink box or ball into the large pink area.  Your workspace is restricted to a certain area, and the tools are, indeed simple: clockwise wheel, counterclockwise wheel, freewheel, and two types of connector between them. Continue reading Fantastic Contraption

Pandora

If you happen to be getting too much Manilow from Pandora, you have the option of adding variety to your station.  I happen to have a Neil Diamond station, and I’ve definitely noticed that over time, as I give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down to the songs it’s played for me on that station, that the content can get pretty narrow and even repetitive.

So, you can either add variety to that Manilow station, create a new station that’s of a different genre, or even create a QuickMix of selected stations that you already have created.

I know what Aaron means by getting the live versions of the songs rather than the studios.  In many cases, it looks like the songs come from the “greatest hits” compilations, which tend to lean in that direction.  I imagine it does have something to do with the licensing.

All in all, though, it’s a very cool site with minimal advertising.  I’ve been exposed to more new groups and songs through Pandora than I could ever get through my local broadcast radio stations.

IOTD

Here’s one of the coolest sites that I like to visit: http://cellar.org/iotd.php.  Some of the strangest pictures you’ve ever seen.

Today’s been a rough one.  Temps dropped off quite a bit, the wind’s been picking up, and it’s overall just gloomy.  It’s that time of year when we leave for work in the dark and come home in the dark.