Tuesday, March 08, 2005

- One in ten people are left-handed. I believe out of all the people who read this website, I am the only person who is left-handed (if I am wrong, send me an email.) I take great pride in being left-handed, and feel lucky that I was born in a time when parents and educators wouldn't try to teach a child to be right-handed. Here is a website dedicated to left-handed people. Drill through the website and take a look at the incredible number of famous athletes and actors who are left-handed. It's not a coincidence. There is a science to it. Send the link to your left-handed friends and family members. They will get a kick out of it:

- "No ship that small has a cloaking device, track it!" - Captain Needa, The Empire Strikes Back. Needa didnt permanently disable the hyperdrive on the Falcon, and he didnt know that human-beings on a little blue planet called earth would be very close to creating cloaking devices for their vehicles. I cant believe Vader didnt whack this chump. Here is a link to an article about how real-life scientists are close to realizing this sci-fi staple:

- When I was a child, I loved to read the Guiness Book of World Records. I would buy each new edition, and spend countless hours memorizing all the facts and figures. The Guinness Book has its own web-site, and its better than I thought it would be. I assumed it would simply be one large advertisement for its print version, but instead the website has many of the records you would find in the book. Here is a link:

- I have been searching for a way to send large files to my friends, and I may have found it. The website, YouSendIt.com, allows you to send files up to 1 gigabyte (1 billion bytes) to anyone with an email address. The website stores the file on their servers for 7 days, and you download the file from a link they send you. The file is never actually sent to your email address. I havent tried it yet. The service appears to be free, but I wonder if there is some kind of spam-mail involved. Here is a link to the website. Give it a try, and let me know what you think of it:

1 comment:

Indgonine said...

Greymarch, i have read the latest installment of your blog, and have some very basic or elementary conclusions:

A) Left-Handedness is an illusion created and yearly orchestrated by the blossoming proletariat. Its just an otiose attempt to be "different" and thus should be sacked. Different is bad, bad is bad...we should all strive to be good.

B) Cloaking devices have been a daily staple of my life. Every morning I march stealthly into my office, sit in my desk chair, and nap for hours. No one notices because my protons and plasmons dont reflect light. Everyone knows this, therefore your attempt to pass this "gump" on to the naive has failed!

C) The online edition of the Guinness Book leaves out one small, but galactically important record. I have set the world record for imbibing the greatest amount of wet-erase solvent in a 24 hour period and surviving! 4.5 gallons of Boone Wet-Erase Spray. Joe Dimaggio can go leap in a cold Minnesota lake.