Nov 1, 2000

Hemispheric Dominance Inventory Test

Which Side Do You Use?

My results :
You responded as a right brained person to 11 questions, and you responded as a left brained person to 7 questions. According to the Hemispheric Dominance test, you use your right brain the most. The summary briefly describes your dominance type.

Type of Cognitive Processing

Brief Description

HolisitcProcessing information from whole to part; sees the big picture first, not the details.
Random Processing information with out priority, jumps form one task to another.
Concrete Processes things that can be seen , or touched - real objects.
IntuitiveProcesses information based on whether or not it feels right know answer but not sure how it was derived.
NonverbalProcesses thought as illustrations.
Fantasy-Oriented Processes information with creativity; less focus on rules and regulations

Find out if you're right brained, left brained ... or just hare brained.

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SiteShuffle: dead simple way to keep track of your favorite pages

SiteShuffle is a just-launched, bone-simple way of keeping on top of your favorite sites aimed at novice and casual Internet users. The UI is a set of arrows at the top of a browser window that you click to scroll through a list of your favorite "homepages" -- click on one to load it in your browser. A simple, stripped-down recommendation system recommends other sites you might add to your rotation based on your similarities with other users. SiteShuffle is a project from some old, good friends of mine, two of whom -- John Henson and Grad Conn -- were my business partners back in the days of OpenCola, a P2P software company we founded together. SiteShuffle is their latest effort, and it captures a super-simple, do-one-thing-well aesthetic that I love -- it takes about ten seconds to grok and thirty seconds to master. SiteShuffle

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Draw A Pig - personality test

Draw A Pig - personality testDraw a pig with your mouse and get a less than detailed appraisal of your personality.

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Your Name Deciphered

My Name Deciphered (Ionut)

Literal meaning
"A powerful gypsy curse."

First changed from another name by deed poll around 11am, the name Ionut was originally used charmingly to refer to those bred solely for organ harvesting, before a wager between De Mancy Oblast and the Earl of Warwick altered its destiny.

Famous Ionuts
1. Ionut O'Orbiting-Cangoose, co-habitee of two people associated with bungee-jumping;
2. Ionut Oaf, named in court as holding compromising material concerning the world's most popular cosh; ghost-writer of Punchy Massive's phenomenally foul-mouthed autobiography, TOOT-A-TWANG-TWANG;
3. Ionut Tidecatcher-Grating ("The Reasonably Broadly Educated"), haunted by an image of the everlasting trouser;
4. Ionut Lonfial, champion of the right to use the indestructible tortoise;
5. Brigadier-General Ionut S'Ess, populariser of the world's most attractive bucket; first holder of the office of Gross Miscarriager of Justice;
6. Ionut Millington, disgusted by the methods of Judge Dredd;
7. Ionut E du Chinly, MA, BA, aroused by physics;
8. Ionut du Trabmaw ("The Thing"), reputedly trapped for four days under a fallen monument to the entertainment industry blacklist; last holder of the office of Official Kerb-Trip-Overer;
9. Ionut R Boonk, co-writer of INDIANA JONES AND HALF-MAN HALF-BISCUIT GO HULA; last holder of the office of Police-constable;
10. Ionut B Jesus, who discovered a creature from the id; ghost-writer of Richard Stilgoe's entirely adjectiveless autobiography, YES, I THOUGHT I WAS DEAD TOO.

Typical Ionut motto
"In the tum-de-tum-de-dum comes the dum-de-dum-de-dum."

Names. Many of us have them, yet what do they mean?

What's Your True Color?

What's Your True Color?Psychologists agree that colors have distinct personalities of their own. Blue is calm, red is passionate, yellow is inviting, and so on. What color is your personality? Answer a few quick questions and find out!

Make the test

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Weird Yet True Facts

Weird Yet True Facts

Interesting Stuff Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
There are more chickens than people in the world.
Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
The longest one-syllable word in the English language is screeched.
On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.
All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
Almonds are a member of the peach family.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
There are only four words in the English language that end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula."
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life."
A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
"Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

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Project IP

Project IP
What your browser says about you.

When you connect to a website, your browser gives away a ton of information about you. Don't panic. Most of it is not a big deal. Except for the very last item on this page if you are using IE.

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Oh my god! There's an axe in my head!

Blag knows which side of the axe he's on."Oh my god! There's an axe in my head"
in various languages–

Now available in 112 languages.
The Web's #1 Axe In My Head Page

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It's a fish counter!

It's a fish counter!This counter is moored in the Illinois River near Cave Junction in southern Oregon. Fish are washed into a tank in front of the "nose cone" by the river's current. Periodically they are counted and released. The numbers are used to estimate the fish population in the river.

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Are elephants really afraid of mice?

The rumour that elephants are scared of mice is very persistent and there are whole collections of jokes circulating on this topic. However, these jokes are just as incorrect as all the stories about women who scream and jump on the nearest chair at the sight of a mouse.

Why aren't the elephants scared?

Basically, elephants flee from danger and are afraid of whatever they don't know. Zoo and circus elephants, however, know practically everything about their environment, and they certainly know mice. Whenever large quantities of hay and straw are delivered to a stable, there are often a few mice hidden in the bales.

In their search for food, mice quickly discover the elephants' many leftovers. Furthermore, a stable is an ideal home for a mouse. It has everything it needs: food, nesting material, warmth and quiet hiding places.

Elephant and mouse
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Sep 1, 2000

Latte Art - Artistic coffee.

 Latte Art - Artistic coffee. Artistic coffee.

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Food Sculpture

Food SculptureSculptures, some lifesize, made from butter and chocolate.

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Larger Than Life

Larger Than LifeBig art.
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Bookshelves - Artist places used books in new dimension

Woodworker sees the writing on the wall

Ever feel sorry for those old books at library sales that nobody wants? Well, it's time to hail Jim Rosenau, onetime Internet gold miner and comedy writer and longtime Berkeley woodworker, who became inspired to turn them into bookcases.

The grandson and son of publishing executives, Rosenau grew up in Kensington in a household devoted to books, and like many bibliophiles, was stricken to see so many in garbage bins.

"I saw very nice looking things being thrown away that nobody is ever going to read again," he said.

His creativity piqued by a Nicholson Baker essay that suggested that "lumber" was a term for a storehouse of ideas as well as wood, Rosenau began to collect old books and experiment with them in his shop.

"I was trying to find ways to work with recycled materials. I had been working with recycled wood in woodworking for awhile."

The result is Second Editions, a line of custom-built shelves and bookcases that evoke the satisfying look, smell and feel of an old book shop.

Rosenau produces three basic styles: the one-bracket shelf, the two-bracket shelf and the bookcase. He uses wood armatures to fill the covers and strengthen them and expresses different themes in each piece ("For Her," shown at right, $400).

"I can't make two alike. Some are similar," he said. "They are glued together with fairly traditional joinery. It's a lot like veneer work."

Prices range from $40 for a simple one-bracket shelf up to $1,000 for a bookcase. "This is not Ikea," Rosenau notes. ..


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Desiree Palmen Camouflage Photography

Dutch Artist Desiree Palmen, creates clothing being flowed together with the environment. In the past Désirée Palmen has showed great interest in biology and geology. In drawings she added her own interpretations to scientific facts. She exhibited in natural history surroundings, and in other museums more often than in the art museums. And then only in the surrounding countries such as Belgium and Germany, as if she, argued from the point of view of the Dutch art world, only puts her work under the care of a disguised context - even before the camouflage became her topic. Hence nobody was prepared, as her work popped up in Amsterdam in full maturity. Her exhibition at Reuten Gallery impressed immediately. Désirée Palmen, who was born in 1963, studied at the Academy of Arts and the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, showed her obsession with the natural habitat now in staged photos.

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Doolin Guitars

 Doolin GuitarsMuriel Anderson: "This guitar opens up new possibilities for my music. Its light weight and smaller size make it manageable for the road, and the half-step tuners and arm-damper allow more flexibility for my music. Its gentle lute-like quality is entirely different in character than my steel-string harp guitar and I've been enjoying its charms. I would like to thank Mike Doolin and Jeff Elliott for their attention to detail and ingenious design."

Cross between a guitar and a harp.

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Prankster Smuggles Art Into Top Museums

 Prankster Smuggles Art Into Top Museums
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What is the Ashhole?

It’s the world’s first bottle-top ashtray. You know how people are always ashing in empty bottles at parties? Now you can simply take one of those empties, grab an Ashhole, snap it on, and then everyone will know which beers are for drinking -- and where to ash. The patent-pending design of the Ashhole includes a high-tech ‘o’-ring that securely snaps onto almost any bottle -- making sure that ashes go into the bottle, and not on your fine home furnishings. Also great when you’re outside and it’s windy.

It's an ashtray.

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3D Pavement Art

3D Pavement Art

By Julian Beever.

Julian Beever is an English artist who's famous for his art on the pavement of England, France, Germany, USA, Australia and Belgium.

Most of his artwork it is impossible to tell whats real from what's an illusion. Very cool stuff.

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Crash Bonsai

Crash Bonsai

Little living car crashes.

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Jul 1, 2000

LiveJournal Images

LiveJournal LiveJournal Image
This site takes images from the most recent entries at They may be subject to copyright and may not be work safe.

Images from LiveJournal.

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Keyboard with iPod Dock

Keyboard with iPod Dock
The popular gaming peripheral maker, Razer, will soon be releasing a keyboard with a built-in iPod dock. It's likely to cost $99 and will have a number of programmable keys and will almost certainly be USB 2.0.

It's no secret the Razer has some big plans for the future. In addition to their increasing presence in the gaming mouse market they have a audio equipment and a gaming keyboard on the way. Though these are big moves for a company which has made its name for making nothing except gaming mice, there is more on the way.

Razer Pro|Solutions is an offshoot of Razer which is an attempt to use Razer's design in a professional atmosphere. As it turns out, high-end mice are not only good for gaming, but also for applications like CAD and graphic design. Paint the products a new color, add a new website and, there you go, Razer Pro. In addition to catering to the professional, one look at Razer Pro makes it obvious that these products are for Apple fans as well.

Morer about Keyboard with iPod Dock

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GizoogleYo, Gizoogle is a new search engine ta finf yo shiznit. Tha fun pizzle is that Gizoogle translates tha page excerpts into gangsta-speak.

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monster engine

this made the rounds a while back, but in case you didn't catch it, Monster Engine is a fantastic site (& book) that shows what children's drawings would look like if they were painted realistically...



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Top 10 Coolest Alarm Clocks

Ahh…the love-hate relationship that we all have with our alarm clocks. Why endure those harsh buzzing noises every morning when you could make things just a little more interesting? Here are some of the coolest alarm clocks available via the web that could spice up the first few minutes of your everyday life.

The Kuku Alarm Clock

Kuku Alarm Clock
At your set time, the clock begins laying its little eggs and starts chirping away. Unless you return all the eggs into the basket, it won’t stop buzzing! A great way to exercise your drowsy brain. And definitely makes waking up to work a little more fun!
Get the Kuku Alarm Clock

The Jigsaw Puzzle Alarm Clock

Jigsaw Puzzle Alarm Clock
Alarm sounded! Wanna shut that dreaded noise off? Sorry, gotta complete the puzzle first. The puzzle pieces fires out from the clock at the set time, and by the time you manage to piece back the puzzles, I bet you would be quite awake.
Get the Jigsaw Puzzle Alarm Clock

The Drag Racing Alarm Clock

Drag Racing Alarm Clock
Love engine revs and spinning tires? This one’s for you. The clock comes complete with working temperature and humidity gauges, lighted dial and staging lights. At the set time, the clock begins revving and warming up, the staging lights start going off in sequence and finally “VROOM!”, the scream of an 8,000 horsepower wakes you up feeling all ready to take on the world!
Get the Drag Racing Alarm Clock

The iPod Alarm Clock

iPod Alarm Clock
What’s better than waking up to your favorite song on your iPod? Loud songs, gradually loudening songs, or even birds chirping, your pick. The clock also features a cool dock, stereo speakers and a built-in FM/AM radio.
Get the Hammacher Schlemmer iPod Alarm Clock

The Floating Message Alarm Clock

Floating Message Alarm Clock
This neat alarm clock flashes eight LEDs at 16 times per seconds to display a constant 200 characters message in the air. Perfect for waking up your significant other with a naughty message or two.
Get the Brookstone Floating Message Alarm Clock

The Sight, Sound and Scent Alarm Clock

Sight, Sound and Scent Alarm Clock
Thirty-minutes before your wake-up time, the light on this clock gradually brightens, while releasing faint aromatherapy scents and producing soft nature sounds. And finally at the set time, a buzzer sounds to make sure you wake up. If the combined “sight”, “sound” and “scent” is still unable to wake up you, I guess an extra “kick” from your family members would be required.
Get the Hammacher Schlemmer Peaceful Progression Wake Up Clock

The Hide-and-Seek Alarm Clock

Hide-and-Seek Alarm Clock
How about a little game of hide-and-seek every morning? Every time you hit the snooze button, the clock rolls off to hide. And when the alarm sounds again, you would have no choice but to get up and seek out the clock to off it for good.
Get the Clocky Hide-and-Seek Alarm Clock

The Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock

Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock
The Axbo alarm clock analyzes your sleeping stage via the wireless wristband, and decides an appropriate time that is close to your set time to wake you up. It is claimed that waking up at the right time this way could let you wake up feeling more refreshed.
Get the SleepTracker Alarm Watch

The Projection Alarm Clock

Projection Alarm Clock
This Ferrari-branded alarm clock is able to project a logo of our favorite horse together with the current time onto the wall or ceiling. Interesting twist to time-reading! And when it’s time to wake up, the clock greets you with the sweet sound of a Ferrari roar. Better if you got the real deal sitting outside your house waiting.
Get the Ferrari FSP301_Maranello Projection Alarm Clock

The Wooden Alarm Clock

Wooden Alarm Clock
The time on this clock seems to mysteriously appear on its smooth wooden surface. But it is in fact being shone through a layer of wood that is very thin. With no visible controls and buttons, the clock is perfect for minimalist lovers.
Get the Wooden Alarm Clock

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Ugliest dog "SAM" had to go

Ugliest dog

"SAM passed away on Friday, November 18. News traveled very quickly, and Susie received emails from around the world expressing condolences, and many expressing how SAM had affected their lives. There has truly been an outpouring of love. SAM touched people in very different ways, from eliciting almost uncontrollabe laughter to being a little frightened. "

Should I be sad? I am kind of happy that there is now way in heaven or hell that this dog will cross my path while i am alive.
LINK to website / Link to BLOG

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Rubber Band Gatling Gun

Rubber Band Gatling Gun
This looks like fun.
Hand crafted in the USA, this limited edition rubber band machine gun is about as over the top as it gets. Using a mechanism similar to the famous Gatling Gun of the old west, it stands 44 inches from the handle to the tip of its barrels.

The turret spins effortlessly through 360 degrees, and will tilt from 45 degrees up to 22 degrees down, so tracking a fast moving target is a breeze. Winding the handle spins the barrels and fires off the bands, and it has a fire rate of 560 rounds per minute, though you can fire off all 144 rounds in just 12 seconds if the mood takes you. Re-loading takes between 10 to 30 minutes - there's a lot of bands to load.

The gun comes with a free bag of 200 bands, and it's handmade by a good old Texan (of course) out of replenishable poplar pine. Because it's handmade and a limited edition, there are very few of these around (which is probably a good thing!).

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Pianographique is a multimedia instrument, each letter on the keyboard sets off a sound and an animation.

Great audio/visual timewaster.

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The Music Pole

Music PoleThe MUSICPOLE MIDI Controller is a brand new musical instrument.

You don't strike the keys of the MUSICPOLE like you would a piano, you stroke the keys like a slide guitar player. By sliding your thumb you can create all the different scales.

The 12 musical keys are labelled around the top of the MUSICPOLE. The MUSICPOLE's key's are arranged symmetrically, like the circle of fifths. The MUSICPOLE is a 3 octave keyboard. The keys have the same black and white scheme as piano. All keys are labeled with their proper note names.

The MUSICPOLE's keys are triggered by special "thumbletz" you wear on your thumbs (thumbletz are made out of conductive fabric. They slide like silk over the keys of the MUSICPOLE).
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Jan 1, 2000

The mother who suckles pet monkey

The mother who suckles pet monkeyNamita, a middle-aged woman who lives in India's north-eastern Tripura state and is a government worker, describes Buru, the pet monkey, as her third child.
"Yes, I breastfeed him. He is my son," says Namita, caressing the monkey.
More than four years ago, her woodcutter husband found a dying baby monkey under a tree after a fierce storm.
He brought the animal home in Chandrapur village on the outskirts of the Udaipur town in Tripura's South District.
"The monkey fell ill after the storm , in which it lost its parents. I decided to bring him up with my daughters," says Namita.

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