I brought home a new project on Sunday: a 1991 BMW 318is. I’ll post more on the car itself at some point in the future, but I thought I’d quickly document the first fix (of many, I’m sure). The power mirrors (standard on all E30s in the US, I think) didn’t work properly when I… Read more »
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Some people are like Slinkies: not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs. (via)
High Tech Potato Cannon, originally uploaded by Shed Raider. Humanity is rife with enterprising idiots who final words may well have been “hold my beer and watch this.” Looks more like a Ghostbusters particle accelerator than a spud launcher to me… (via MAKE)
Attention Dogs, originally uploaded by blalor. I’ve been meaning to take a picture of this for a while now. It’s good to know there are still some bureaucrats with a sense of humor.
Irate Fan, originally uploaded by blalor. Yep, these people are all real happy-like that they shelled out a week’s worth of grocery money for a non-race. At least my tickets were free…
Coasting to a white-knuckle world record – Yahoo! News While the hardened coaster pros enthused over such elements as Kingda Ka’s “hang time” (the feeling of weightlesness as the train crests the top of the incline), there were some whose ashen faces betrayed more delicate constitutions. “Horrifying. Everyone else was screaming happily. I think I… Read more »
Brian gets new tunes.
After reading Joey Hess’ article on keeping your “life” (or at least your home directory) in subversion, I started tinkering with that myself. I work on a number of different *nix systems (OS X, AIX, Linux, for a rough count of a dozen…) and not having my working environment similar on them is a real… Read more »
So, what exactly does this mean? Kernel CVE ID: CAN-2005-0970 Impact: Permitting SUID/SGID scripts to be installed could lead to privilege escalation. Description: Mac OS X inherited the ability to run SUID/SGID scripts from FreeBSD. Apple does not distribute any SUID/SGID scripts, but the system would allow them to be installed or created. This update… Read more »
The Morning News – MiniDisco Them: And you can’t record faster than real time? Sad, but true. I went through a MiniDisc phase. Even went so far as to hard-wire a remote for it into the left switchgear pod on my motorcycle. Unfortunately, the MD player kind of degraded from “skips a lot” to “doesn’t… Read more »