Thursday, August 23, 2007

Clean and Crisp (Sounding)

I had been missing my Apple headphones for a few days and then they turned up in freshly cleaned laundry. It appears that I washed and dried them. I was bummed. I plugged them in to confirm their death when, to my pleasure, sound filled my eardrums. Dost they deceive me? It does seem like headphones are simple enough to survive the surf and sun, but I could be wrong and the headset may have gotten into my laundry basket through other means. Although, they did seem a little cleaner.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Send A Fax, Free

This wasn't the first search result I got back from Google, but it turned out to be the one I was looking for. Fax Zero, a free fax sending web-based utility. It puts an ad on the cover page of your sent fax or for $1.99 it'll send it without the ad. The simple home page is all you need to fill out to get the fax going. Write your message or attach a .doc or .pdf file and send it off. Fax Zero then sends you an email with a link to a page which informs you if and when your fax has sent. I've used it once and I'll use it again.

I haven't needed to receive a fax, yet. I don't think Fax Zero has a service for that. I suppose I'll go back to Google when the need arises.

Fax Zero

One Of Life's Compelling Questions... Answered!

Mr. Burnett, you led me astray. Ever since chemistry class with you, I've thought a human exposed to the vacuum of space would experience the immediate boiling of their blood. As one of your faithful pole-vaulters would have said, "False!" (He said as a replacement for the whole "not" thing. Yeah, it was those days.)

Now we know better. A person would have all of fifteen seconds before being overcome by the bubbling of their insides. Phew! Is that a hug relief to anyone else? Note, this is all assuming you exhaled prior to opening the hatch - if not, you're done for. Please notify your current batch of chemists.

Continue reading at for all the facts you can scare the future great grand kids who'll have those lunar spring breaks.

[via Slashdot via Slate]

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Sufjan Stevens - Put The Lights On The Tree

It's never too early for something really great. This is great.

Update: I meant really great.

Bicycle Safety Promoters

It seems that popular culture has finally embraced the bicycle helmet. Thanks to these wonderful role models, now the youngsters of today can finally feel cool and be safe at the same time. It's been a long time coming. Parents, breath a sigh of relief.