Man runs into 42,000 pounds of carrots at 70mph+

So you are up to almost midnight (late night at work or at the bar) and decide to take a shortcut home on the highway, only to come face-to-face with a semi-truck loaded with 42,000 pounds of carrots.  Keeping in mind that 42,000 pounds is roughly 19,000kg and...

Post from the Road

I just want to see if I can actually do a blog post using Jott, let's see if this works. UPDATE: The above was sent via cell phone, transcribed and e-mailed by Jott.com, then post-processed by a quick program I wrote (code soon) and posted automatically to the...

HOT!

So, I know we have had a great summer – nice temps in the high 70s / low 80s, little rain to spoil any weekends, nice night viewing for stargazers, etc. – and I know August is traditionally the hottest month, but 97°? 96°? It wouldn't be so bad...

Wii Physics – Measure your 0-60 time with a Wiimote

I have to admit the geek in me thought immediately of how the Wii remote could be used as a cheap 3-axis bluetooth-enabled accelerometer.   Until now such a thing would cost more than the cost of an entire Wii system (and double for the software to process...

Genealogy made easy

Sure it is a really neat example of modern development and user interface, but it is also a really nice program.  I tried it out for 20 minutes or so and had my entire extended family in (as much as I could remember).  Laura got a hold of it and filled in...