Wear Fake News!

Perusing the Interwebs and 37Signals’ SVN blog pointed me toward the CNN Headline T-shirt store, with a note about how you could hijack the URL to make your own funny headlines.

Well, here’s a bookmarklet to make life easier for you:

Wear Fake News!

Drag the link above into your browser’s toolbar and have fun making wacky t-shirts. Not sure if you can buy them, but they make fun links.


Update: Looks like CNN fixed their glitch and made more use of the hash and datestamp to tell if a headline was real or not. Oh well.

How to Calculate Pi by Throwing Frozen Hot Dogs

Note: I found this at WikiHow, but by the time I attempted to delicious it, it was “being updated”. I figured I’d save it here for posterity, just in case…

Note 2: Okay, the one at wikihow is so much better now that it’s been edited properly, so I’m removing my “mirror” from this page. Please visit wikihow to read the complete tutorial.

Modern, Cool Nerd

According to the good people behind the Nerd? Geek? or Dork? test, I’m officially a Modern, Cool Nerd. I scored with some moderate numbers:

56 % Nerd, 52% Geek, 39% Dork

For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.
You scored better than half in Nerd and Geek, earning you the title of: Modern, Cool Nerd.

Nerds didn’t use to be cool, but in the 90’s that all changed. It used to be that, if you were a computer expert, you had to wear plaid or a pocket protector or suspenders or something that announced to the world that you couldn’t quite fit in. Not anymore. Now, the intelligent and geeky have eked out for themselves a modicum of respect at the very least, and “geek is chic.” The Modern, Cool Nerd is intelligent, knowledgable and always the person to call in a crisis (needing computer advice/an arcane bit of trivia knowledge). They are the one you want as your lifeline in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (or the one up there, winning the million bucks)!

It will be fun telling people that I’m 56% Nerd, 52% Geek, 39% Dork, and 100% Rock & Roll.

How’d you score?

Windows Vista?

This has got to be one of the best Windows Vista demos I’ve seen. You really get a great sense of the ease with which the consumer can do things on a Windows PC. It’s amazing what they can do with computers nowadays. And Microsoft has now given the user the confidence that their photos won’t be altered after the user has altered them. Perhaps this is the same level of confidence that the user has that their whole system won’t be corrupted (orginal photos included) by mal/ad/spy-ware. Not to mention the other crap that can kill a Windows box.

Enjoy the Microsoft Vista feature presentation at Google Video