Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Vitres Cassees! Stick Figures del Muerte

The Flickr "Stick Figures in Peril" group is a collection of those poor little stick people in precarious situations, often sacrificing their well being for the general safety of the masses.

Here are a few of my favorites.

"We are the Borg. Resistance is futile"

Curious as to what words of wisdom this guy would like to relay.

Greenhouse Gardeners beware of falling vector graphics?

To the slideshow!

Panda Allergies

Stupid Video Tuesday strikes again!
I do it for you, squared-fans.

I love how startled mom panda looks.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Crazy Light-Switch Rave

I've told several people about this now, and since this blog is a medium that allows me to express and log my interests, here it goes.

You can now sync Google Calendar with Outlook, and better yet, you can choose what syncs with what. Explanation: Say you have Outlook at work, and want to be able to see if you have a meeting the next morning, but don't want people at work to know about your crazy party this weekend. So you can simply do a 1-way sync that allows you to see your Outlook schedule on Google Calendar, but keeps your super crazy light-switch rave party (that is on Google Calendar) completely confidential.


Sunday, April 27, 2008

Guns Make America Safe

(This photo has very little to do with the actual subject matter, I just love pandas)

Here's a great article from BBC, finally something pro-american that was written by a European. The article discusses the paradox between the low crime levels despite ~200 million guns in circulation, and it's from the perspective of British Americans and tourists.

(yay guns!)
Why is it then that so many Americans - and foreigners who come here - feel that the place is so, well, safe?

A British man I met in Colorado recently told me he used to live in Kent but he moved to the American state of New Jersey and will not go home because it is, as he put it, "a gentler environment for bringing the kids up."

This is New Jersey. Home of the Sopranos.

Brits arriving in New York, hoping to avoid being slaughtered on day one of their shopping mission to Manhattan are, by day two, beginning to wonder what all the fuss was about. By day three they have had had the scales lifted from their eyes.

I have met incredulous British tourists who have been shocked to the core by the peacefulness of the place, the lack of the violent undercurrent so ubiquitous in British cities, even British market towns.

"It seems so nice here," they quaver. […]

Wait till you get to London Texas, or Glasgow Montana, or Oxford Mississippi or Virgin Utah, for that matter, where every household is required by local ordinance to possess a gun.

Folks will have guns in all of these places and if you break into their homes they will probably kill you. They will occasionally kill each other in anger or by mistake, but you never feel as unsafe as you can feel in south London.

It is a paradox. Along with the guns there is a tranquillity and civility about American life of which most British people can only dream.

Full Article
Thanks to Neatorama
(Wikipedia article I wrote about a gun I own from way back in the day.)

Saturday, April 26, 2008


This communicates my feelings regarding weddings much more eloquently than I am able to.

Adsense Part Deuce

I really need to be careful of what I post about...

Presidential Gray Hair

I'm on a picture fix, check it.

Presidential Candidates after 4 years.

Bush receives a lot of criticism for his many vacations and him (supposedly) not doing anything. Being the President of the United States is stressful and a lot of work, and I think this photoshop job is just more evidence of this (ok, not evidence really, but an accepted perception of what being president does to you).

Want to see 7 before and after pics of presidents? Link.

Pixel Art

Gotta dig pixel art. Link

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Three Floyds Brewpub Closing?

Now for some extremely local news.

I heard a rumor that 3 Floyds Brewpub, my favorite brewpub, was going to close due to the hops shortage. Well I'm happy to announce this as false, I talked with a server tonight and she assured me (with a laugh and a roll of her eyes) that their doors are staying open.

High (Set Phasers to Stun) Noon

Stupid Video Tuesday!

This one isn't as stupid as previous videos, but it still qualifies.


Sunday, April 20, 2008

Stop Global Warming, cool the outdoors.


What you're looking at is an outdoor air conditioning unit. I have so very much to say about this.... it's so stupid!


Saturday, April 19, 2008

Bark for Skin

This man has warts all over his body that look similar to bark or trees, (hence his nickname "Tree Man"). He's from Java, Indonesia, and he's getting treatment for it. I might be a little behind on this story, but maybe you are too. (Alert, this story requires the Weak Stomach Warning)

(By the way, this is my 100th post, w00t!)

WWII Naval Mine !BOOM!

This is what a naval mine from WWII can do.
It was found off the coast of England, so they decided the best way to get rid of it was to set it off. This picture was taken from the beach. Pretty Cool.

Thanks to Gizmodo

Friday, April 18, 2008

LogMeIn Review

Want to control and access your home computer from any PC with an internet connection?

I just downloaded and installed LogMeIn on my home desktop so I can control it using my laptop, from work, and from school. It allows you to access files and run software off the host computer, while not using any of the resources from your accessing computer.


  1. I can start a download at home while at work or school.
  2. I can access software that's only on my desktop.
  3. I can control music and movies without having to get up =)
  4. The ability to access all of my documents anywhere.
  5. You can set it up on your parents' computer so you can fix their problems without trying to guide them step-by-step over the phone. =)
  1. Not much, it's reliable and free.
  2. You might scare someone when your home computer's mouse starts magically moving on it's own.
  3. [edit 1] The 'Sync Clipboard' feature doesn't seem to work properly, which makes it slightly more difficult to transfer files, this could be due to some security settings on one of my computers though. [edit 2] The Sync Clipboard only works with the Pro Version, which you're allowed to use for the first 9 hours or something, and then it switches to the free version, which doesn't have that feature, so it only seems like it's not working properly, but it's supposed to be like that unless you upgrade.
LogMeIn Download Site
LogMeIn Product Site

Poor Adsense

Sometimes I feel bad for the AdSense Bot.
He has to search through this jumbled mess of topics on a dynamic front page, it's really tough for him to produce relevant ads (you know, those annoying links on the left, that when clicked, allow my seven illegitimate children to eat this week.)

He did well earlier this week, after my post about that geek t-shirt, there were promptly ads about geek t-shirts, so he gets some props there. But most of the time they're about Ketchup or meeting singles (do I come across as a desperate single man who loves ketchup?).

So what is my point? This post doesn't meet my criteria of useful or entertaining, so once again I'll compensate by distracting all you Squared-Fans by a stupid animal video! This time you'll be entertained by synchronized dancing, Michael Jackson, and a Walrus.


These Legs are Made for Walking

I know for a fact I would have stopped and checked this out (unlike all these people that just keep on walking). Sure, you normally see homeless people pushing shopping carts, but half of one? That starts on fire?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Hackers Love Chocolate

"According to the survey, 45% of women were quite happy to give strangers, posing as market researchers, their email password, in return for a chocolate bar, as opposed to only 10% of men."

I agree with The Inquirer, they should level the playing field by offering beer next time.

China Outsources to Egypt

A handset maker is outsourcing to Egypt, I guess now China finally gets a taste of it's own medicine. Full Story.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Geek T-shirt

Let's see if anyone gets this (no, not just solving the integral), I was proud of my nerd-ability to figure it out right away (well, with help of my trusty TI-89).

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Wii Pee!

It's Tuesday, so of course it's time again for Stupid Video Tuesday!

Today's video is brought to you by Japan, they're into some crazy sh[edit]t over there.
Enjoy Square Fans.

"Holster" for Wii-mote: $35
Super Pii Pii Video Game: $50
Girls being able to experience peeing whilst standing up: Priceless.

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Star Wars Fan Build

Incredibly detailed Fan-built Destroyer

I'm not really a big Star Wars fan, I mean I enjoyed the first three, er, last three, uh, the ones from the 70's. But I really appreciate the detail and time/dedication that went into this build.

Check out the Builder's Website for some great photos (I love the fiber optics).

Thanks to Neatorama

Statue of Liberty by 18,000 Men

(Click to Enlarge)
Statue of Liberty composed of 18,000 U.S. Soldiers

This was part of a promotional campaign to sell war bonds during WWI. It was taken in July on a day where the temperature reached 105 deg F! Many men fainted because they were wearing woolen uniforms, and to add insult to injury, the photo was never used for the ad campaign!

Interesting fact: Because of the angle and position of the camera, twice as many men were needed in the flame of the torch than the rest of the design.

It looked fake to me, so I checked it out on Snopes before posting and it was legit.

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News Reporters Eat it

I think someone should call an ambulance, pretty sure that woman from the early 90's is dead (00:21).

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Search Operators Help Modify your Results

Here's some tips to make your search more effective, hopefully these will help you find what you're looking for.

If there's a word you DON'T want to show up when you search, simply enter '-' followed by your search term. For example, you're searching for Hillary, but Cankles keeps coming up, simply enter this query: Hillary -Cankles. And your search will not return results that include 'Cankles'.

Return as Specified
This operator is especially useful when searching for a person (or stalking said person). Simply surround your query in quotes and it will only return sites that include your search phrase exactly how you entered it. When not in quotes, your search will return sites including whatever terms you've entered, just not in any particular order.
Example, "Nicholas Kamm"

If you need the definition of a word or term, simply preface it with 'Define: '
Example, Define: Ankle (Cankle isn't a real word, it didn't return anything... Darnit!)

Have a website, blog, myspace, or any web address that you call your own? Find out if any other websites are linking your site by prefixing your address with 'Link:'
Example, 47squared.blogspot.com

These aren't all of the operators, just the ones I find most useful, to see all of them see Advanced Google Search Operators. If you don't consider yourself savvy enough to use these operators, simply use Advanced Search, and it will walk you through the process.

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Google Library Review

So I think I'm going to read some Thomas Hobbes and John Locke (Yes, Hobbes from Calvin and Hobbes, and John Locke from Lost).

I was made aware of them during my Political Science class, and seeing as they're the fathers of western political philosophy, I thought it'd be good to read their stuff.

So my search started with Amazon, but I quickly remembered that Google has digitized loads of books (especially old books), so I headed over to Google Book Search, quickly found what I was looking for, and added my selections to 'My Library'.

After all of this I started reading through the books and was very impressed, all of the chapters had links from the table of contents, and it seemed very easy to navigate. Google has options to review, tag, add labels, and add notes; this was great.

Well I started reading the first few pages of the book, and I continued to think everything was great, until I decided I was finished reading for the day, and started looking for a bookmark feature, something to mark where I left off so I didn't have to remember the page number or something silly like that. I mean come on, it's Google, the Grand Master of remembering things so you don't have to. But I couldn't find it!

There is no feature to bookmark, mark, tag, remember, anything! (Unless I'm an idiot and simply can't see it!) I really think there should be something to mark where you left off, so when you want to keep reading you can simply continue where you left off, seems reasonable right?.

Allows you to read books for free
Table of Contents has links to chapters
Google is digitizing the classics.
RSS feeds of your library.

No bookmarks!

I still recommend Google Library, because I think it's great they're converting classics into electronic copies, which doesn't undergo yellowing due to oxidation like lignin-based paper does.

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Government is Hip with the Kids and their Texting

OMG, this story is ROFLMAO funny. Ok, maybe not, but I think it's a pretty good idea nonetheless.

The FCC just approved a plan to send nationwide emergency text message alerts. Cell phone providers will have the choice to opt in the service, which I'm sure most will do. You think it will add an additional fee similar to 911 tax?

According to CNN, the text messages will send out information concerning:

  • A disaster that could jeopardize the health and safety of Americans, such as a terrorist attack; these would trigger a national alert from the president of the United States
  • Imminent or ongoing threats such as hurricanes, tornadoes or earthquakes
  • Child abductions or Amber alerts.
  • Wait a minute, earthquakes?! Tornadoes, hurricanes, sure.... What good is a text message going to do you when your house is shaking and you're diving under the kitchen table?

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    Plantable Greeting Cards

    The paper has seeds in it, in this case wildflowers, and when you're done with the card (which for me is as soon as I've shaken the cash out of it) you can plant it and grow flowers! There are greeting cards, wedding cards, birthday cards etc... I thought this was pretty neat.

    A site that sells wildflower cards.

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    Kick in their Baby Teeth


    Unfortunately you don't actually get to fight the little buggers, you answer a series of questions, it's fun nonetheless, I think my 'lack of moral compass' brought my score up quite a bit, but if it's between my life and roundhouse kicking a little kid to the face.... Well I think we all know my choice.

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    Wednesday, April 9, 2008

    Harlem Globetrotters of Soccer (Futbol)

    I love when the cop comes, takes their soccer ball, and yells at them, but he can't do anything because they're on the roof!

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    "The Pentagon will issue hand-held lie detectors this month to U.S. Army soldiers in Afghanistan." They will be using the devices to interrogate anyone they feel is a suspect, including interpreters and police officers. They are already being tried out in Iraq.

    I like gadgets, so at first I was all for it, but then I read some comments on Defense Tech and I second guessed its usefulness. Here's a comment by someone claiming a polygraph machine pretty much ruined his career.

    While I can seriously appreciate the Army’s desire for this device, there is a basic point which need to be clarified:
    A polygraph is not a lie detector! It is a physical response detector, a conscience detector.

    Some of our nations worst spys passed annual counter-intelligence polygraphs. Some serial murders have also passed polygraphs.

    A polygraph is only 86% correct in the hands of a competent polygrapher. This means that every time you take a polygraph you are playing “russian roulette” with a seven-round revolver. If your career is on the line, there is a one in seven chance of shooting your career in the head.

    Ask me. I know. After five sets of “inconclusive,” my clearance was taken and my career destroyed.

    Polygraphs sound wonderful until your the one being called a liar when you are not. And, how can you defend yourself when “the machine” calls you a liar?

    Former CTR1(SW)
    If it gives our troops a pretty good idea of who's lying, it's good, right?

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    In Question

    Apparently Google thinks I'm g@y (I don't want to spell it out, because when Google crawls my page again, it will give me more ads like that!). Another smack in the face by Google.

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    Tuesday, April 8, 2008

    Here's Looking at you, Kid.

    I was just about to retire to bed before this caught my eye. This little girl was born with two faces and "is being worshipped as the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess". I guess extreme deformations are more deistic (is that a word?).

    According to CNN, she uses both mouths, noses, and all four eyes blink at the same time.

    She's gonna need a wicked pair, uh... double-hybrid-pair of sunglasses.

    (Did you see that rating on the top right? That's from a Professional Editor, baby! I'm guessing in this case 'professional' has a definition closer to 'some guy stuck in a cubicle wishing he'd done more with his life'. "Great, another crappy blog -throws dart- 7.7 it is.")

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    Stupid Video Tuesday Inauguration

    So I'm thinking about starting a New Feature, Stupid Video Tuesday! Yes, the videos you love to hate, but for some reason you continue to watch.

    So here it is Square-Fans, a math-themed parody of Fergie, (you're welcome).

    (Thanks to )

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    Beaten to the Punch

    I was very excited to see that Google released Google App Engine, which they claim is to web applications as Blogger is to blogging.

    So I immediately clicked to sign up, but it brought me to this page:

    Apparently it's only open to the first 10,000 subscribers, and I tried to sign up 9 hours after the release.

    I'll teach them to snub me, I won't join the waiting list, that'll show them. Stupid F#&$n Google, they think they can do whatever they want, screwing the little guys.

    [5 mins later...]

    So now I'm on the waiting list, and you should join too! (Yes Google, I'm your bi [edit] ch.)

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    Monday, April 7, 2008

    Stolis all around, boys


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    Chopsticks = Canoe (I'm good at Math)

    (My photoshop skills often leave me with a sense of accomplishment.)

    I had to give props to this guy, who built this canoe out of 7,382 disposable wooden chopsticks that he collected over the span of 2 years from his office cafeteria.

    Way to recycle/stick it to the man.

    Wait a minute, hold up, that math doesn't add up.

    2yrs x 50 work weeks x 5 workdays a week x 2 meals a day (being generous) x 2 chopsticks per meal = 2000 Chopsticks.

    Very interesting, very interesting indeed.... Any ideas on where the extra 5,382 chopsticks came from?

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    Sunday, April 6, 2008

    Nobody Cares

    I posted last night about my purchasing of a laptop on ebay, I'm sure some of you read it before I deleted it this morning.

    Why did I delete it? Because I awoke with this realization: unless your readers know you personally, they could give a rat's a$$ about what's happening in your life, and even if they are your friends, there's a good chance they still don't care.

    Content usually fits into one of two categories, entertaining or informative. As the post about my laptop was neither, it had to go.

    Hmm.... this isn't very informative, better do something quick to make it entertaining.....
    I know, I'll throw in a stupid video about pets, people are idiots for puppies.

    Here's a video with ~1.2 Million views, enjoy.

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    Creepy Ice Cream Man

    Definition of Pedophile: Creepy looking guy who drives around in an old van searching for kids to lure in by the use of treats.

    Definition of Ice Cream Man: Creepy looking guy who drives around in an old van searching for kids to lure in by the use of treats.

    Very interesting....

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    Saturday, April 5, 2008

    Phun makes Physics Fun.... it's cheesy I know.

    I just downloaded this 2D Physics Sandbox software, it's a lot of fun to mess around with (says the mechanical engineering student).

    Check out some entertaining Youtube Phun Fan-Films

    Download the Phun software and mess around, it's as easy to use as the video makes it seem.

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    South Park Yourself

    Yes, that's what I'll turn into when I move to Texas.

    Have some fun and South Park Yourself.
    There are quite a few ways to configure your character's attributes so that people know
    that it's you, it's a lot of fun to mess around with (assuming you're a South Park fan like myself).

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    TV is teh Sux

    I find this guy extremely interesting, and just watching his videos makes me glad that I don't have a TV, there's so much thought provoking entertainment online, heck, there's plenty of free TV shows online too (and they usually only webify the good shows anyways). It makes you question, why do you need a monthly cable bill?

    I couldn't stop laughing when I watched this one, maybe I just have a dry sense of humor.

    Feel free to check out Ze Frank's Blog and the show with zefrank.

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    Be ahead of the curve

    If you blog with Blogger, trying typing in http://draft.blogger.com instead of www.blogger.com and you'll have access to the new beta version of blogger. Feel special, you're part of the elite.

    Thanks to Blogger Buzz: Blog List, Scheduled Post Publishing on Blogger in draft

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    Friday, April 4, 2008

    I'm Not an Adult!

    A new ringtone that adults can't hear came out on the market recently, a favorite amongst teens in school for sure. The ringtone is played at 17KHz and relies on the fact that most adults have lost the ability to hear frequencies that high. It sounds like a high-pitched buzzing noise (dubbed the 'Mosquito' ringtone) that rivals nails on a chalkboard with its irritability factor.

    While I'm sure teens see this as a way to dodge old geezer-type authority figures, I saw it as a test. Now I can determine whether or not I've reached adulthood! So of course I quickly downloaded a sample of it to see whether or not I'm truly an old man (at age 23), and I was pleasantly surprised to find out I could hear it, even though just barely. I'll have to dig up some higher quality speakers to see if I can hear it better.

    Test your hearing and download sample mosquito ringtone audio (use the .wav, it's higher quality than the .mp3, oh and be careful if you are younger, it kinda hurts to listen to)

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    A Great Movie you Probably Haven't Seen

    I don't normally go for musicals, I usually prefer when stuff in the film explodes, but I really enjoyed this film.

    Once is a modern day musical set in Dublin, but it's not your typical dance around arm in arm with random people while all singing and dancing in choreographed scenes musical. It really captures the essence of a regular guy just trying to find his way, with some things working out as they should, and some not.

    Plus, I really enjoyed the Once Soundtrack, which was almost entirely written by Glen Hansard just for the film (and it won an Oscar for the soundtrack, but awards are stupid.)

    Oh and here's a video, I thought the actual trailers really sucked, so I found this promo/interview with the main characters and director, and it's much better.

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    Thursday, April 3, 2008

    I'm Number ONE!

    So I was digging around in some Google tools and found Google Webmaster Tools, which I quickly signed up for and clicked around in. Well they offer this feature that allows you to see various search terms that return your blog/website and what rank (what order) they are returned in. Well I was happy to see that 47Squared was at the top of the list when you search for Nicholas Kamm. I finally beat out that other Nicholas Kamm that's an AFP photographer!

    So to all of my stalkers out there, I made it even easier for you to hunt me down, sit outside of my window and collect my hair...

    Oh, and my article about the Sarah Connor Chronicles is ranked number 4, but when I search for it, 47Squared comes up number 2 =)

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    What is this blog about anyway?

    I've been trying to wrestle down a category for this blog lately, (my frustration was expressed in my "Discovering Your Inner Blog" post.) Well I think I'll take another stab at it today, more likely to satisfy my interests than yours, but here it goes anyways.

    A brief History of 47Squared (skip down to the next list if you're already bored at this point):

    1. I started this blog way back in 2004, and if you take a look at the archives (on the right), you'll see that this started out as an attempt to express myself, aimed mostly at my close friends, most of the posts weren't very meaningful if you didn't know me.
    2. Short, intermittent attempts at jump starting regular posting occurred, still focusing on myself and personal discoveries/statements.
    3. On my third revival the first 2 posts still reflected the personal blog approach, but with a fresh name change (it used to be call "The Purpose of Life and Coexistence w/Herbal Tea, yeah I know, I thought it was clever at the time), and a soon to follow, much needed template revamp, it quickly evolved into my posting on random topics. I like to refer to it as the "Seinfeld Doctrine", a blog about nothing (and everything).

    So hopefully you skipped past all that crap (blogging baggage, it's annoying isn't it?), and want to find out what this blog is about currently. Well here's the best I came up with:

    This has evolved into an experiment, and with any experiment you have an objective and a set of results. So here are 3 objectives and their corresponding results that I'm seeking. (I'm an engineering student, this is how I view life alright?)
    1. To discover how many people find what I have to say interesting enough to keep reading. (i.e., subscribers)
    2. To keep a log over time and observe how my content shifts, how will my interests evolve with time?
    3. And finally, the biggest motivator of them all, money. I've started experimenting with Adsense, and I hope to get to the point where it can pay my monthly internet bill ($30 a month is a modest goal, right?). I've always hated annoying ads, so rest assured, the only ads will be nice, quiet little text ads that are out of the way.
    So hopefully my third objective won't cause you to lose faith in me, (I doubt the $1.50 a month I am currently making will cause me to sellout and post crappy content anytime soon... wait, I'm giving myself too much credit....)

    So if you like what you read, subscribe, keep reading, and we'll see what happens next.

    (P.S. I hope you didn't expect me to actually reveal how I came up with the name 47Squared!)

    Wednesday, April 2, 2008

    Favorite Youtube Videos

    Here are two of my favorite Youtube videos, in the first, a guy named Noah takes a photo of himself for (supposedly) 6 years, and I don't know what it is about the video, maybe it's just the intriguing music, but it kept my attention through all 6 minutes. Apparently it has kept the attention of nearly 9 million other people too.

    The second video is of a guy named Matt and is aptly named "Where the Hell is Matt?". In the video Matt dances a silly jig in famous sites all over the world. I dug deeper into the story and found out he took off 6 months and traveled all over because he was bored of working the normal 9 to 5. He received so much attention from his video, that he got sponsored and is on his second tour to make another video.

    I must admit, I am very jealous.

    Spitting is Rude

    This Velvet (Spitting) Worm kind of reminds me of Slimer from Ghostbusters.

    The audio is in spanish, but it's the video that is cool. The sheer amount of slime is pretty impressive. And the worm looks so soft and cuddly... (until 1:12 where you see this large, single fang emerge from its mouth).

    Tuesday, April 1, 2008

    No Seatbelt Required

    Remember spending countless hours sitting on the living room floor playing with those toy steering wheels as a kid? Been wondering what you're gonna do with those old car seats you have lying around? Well, now your fascination with automobiles and sitting on your butt will pay off.

    The next best thing to a La-Z-Boy, why not a sleek and economical car seat desk chair? Check out WikiHow’s article on How to Make a Desk Chair out of a Car Seat. For many of us, the most comfortable chair we sit in every day is in our car. Makes sense, they’re designed to minimize fatigue and seat one comfortably for extended periods of time.I bet you could even get a seat with heat and massage, maybe convert it to plug it into your PC's USB drive. Nice!

    Now if you feel that this extremely thrifty and versatile project does not compliment your d├ęcor, consider making a slipcover out of some leftover fabric or decorate with wooden bead mats. Not only will you get the satisfaction of reducing waste by recycling old junk into a new functional piece, but you’ll be pleased that it reflects your personal style.

    But I really Wanted to Go to Mars...sniff....

    I was pretty disappointed about this one, Project Virgle is a practical joke. I really wanted to go to mars...

    They also offer a Free Wake Up Kit in Google Calendar, which will text you, push you out of bed, or pour water on you to wake you up.

    And don't forget the new "I'm feeling lucky" button they added to your event creator in Google Calendar, so far I have a date with Britney Spears and Pamela Anderson....

    Google April Fools

    (You might have to click this to see it better)

    This is what I love about Google, the guys there really have a sense of humor. If you click on this "New Feature" it takes you here, a page that explains how you now have the Custom Time feature that allows you to send emails with an earlier date than the present, essentially sending emails back in time.

    It "utilizes an e-flux capacitor" to achieve this, shows an example calculation, and includes testimonials explaining the pros and cons of the feature. Make sure you read it all, (even the fine print at the bottom) it's hilarious.

    Google admits they're pulling your leg when you click on any of the links on the bottom:
    Terms - Privacy Policy - Program Policies

    Thanks to Nigzich for alerting me to this.