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December 29, 2004 - I should be working but instead I am reading about Great Microprocessors of the Past and Present. And Great moments in microprocessor history. Seriously.

battling tops!December 28, 2004 - The Top 100 Toys - Oh, the memories. Mr brother and I had a bunch of these. My favorite toys on the list are the Vertibird and the Radio Shack 150 in One electronics kit (the list shows the smaller 50 in one...hmph.) Topping the list at #1 and # 2 are bicycle and computer, respectiviely. Well, yeah! Two additions that I would add to make the list complete are shortwave radio and microscope.

my first shortwave receiver

December 21, 2004 - Science News names top science stories of 2004

December 20, 2004 - Before video games get widely recognized as a legitimate art form, perhaps they will be accepted as a tool for conditioning surgeons.

December 15, 2004 - Prisoner's Inventions: artist's statement, drawings.
Also found today: Latte Art.

December 6, 2004 - Forgot to mention what a great time we had in Chicago visiting my brother and his gracious girlfriend for Thanksgiving . My gal and I spent an additional two nights in the bustling downtown area known as 'The Loop' at the Palmer House Hilton. Museums were OK but Second City was one of the best times I’ve ever had. We can’t wait to go back.

Also: Found a cool link: Eagle Cam!

December 1, 2004 - NEW: Added a PC version of the famous AE4RV Lemonade Stand game to the store. Play whenever you want without connecting to the Internet. Just $6.95, while supplies last. Pocket PC version available, too. Order today!

Nuclear Power Plant Simulator game now available for Windows PCs at the AE4RV StoreNovember 22, 2004 - NEW: Added a PC version of the Nuclear Power Plant Simulator game for purchase at the AE4RV online store. Download it immediately for under 10 bucks or try the FREE DEMO.
Pocket PC version available, too!

November 17, 2004 - This is good: The Grey Video (site currently down).
1968 The Beatles release "The White Album "  2003 Jay-Z releases "The Black Album"  2004 DJ Danger Mouse releases "The Grey Album"  The Grey Album has been around for a little while but this new video is a must see. (Thanks to Waxy for video mirror. Here's another)

November 9, 2004 - Firefox 1.0 released today. Best. Browser. Ever.

November 7, 2004 - P.S. I'll find my frog. (PS: UPDATE)

November 3, 2004 - Operation Continuous Warfare

October 22, 2004 - Scientists grow a living brain that can fly a flight simulator. Very interesting, but will it feel compelled to follow Asimov's three laws of robotics?

October 14, 2004 - Google has just launched a beta of their free desktop search tool. Now (apparently) you can search your hard drive as easily as the Internet. More later...

Gary Busey, George Bush and some ferrets! Funny Flash toon.

October 7, 2004 - I have some nice links for you today:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents a Timeline of Art History.

The photography of David Maisel

What Barry Says. (quicktime video here and here) Provocative two minute movie that attempts to explain what the heck is wrong with America these days and why She is so hated/mistrusted. Even if you don't believe the message this is a beautiful example of modern 3D design, animation, typography, film.

If you want to get ahead... Get A Cat!October 5, 2004 - Squirrel Fishing!

October 4, 2004 - Review: Juvenile felis catus (a kitten)

September 28, 2004 - Can you pass the third grade?
Also: Tech Books for Free

September 21, 2004 - Lies to protect the status quo and More proof that TV is dying (via Seth Godin's blog)

September 20, 2004 - Scott pointed out two sites featuring the best in cutting-edge, beautiful Flash design. Dope Awards and fcukStar.

August 30, 2004 - Please enjoy this postcard of a cat enjoying the 1999 Leonid meteor shower.

August 26, 2004 - [We’re Not in Lake Wobegon Anymore]

August 25, 2004 - Peeps at the office are going Nerf gun crazy. It's all fun and games till someone loses a pixel...

August 24, 2004 -Tricks of the Trade via The Morning News.

August 4, 2004 - Found an interesting thread: HOW TO BE CREATIVE

July 20, 2004 - Today, it is 35 years since Apollo 11 landed on the moon. For detailed records of the events of that day, read the Apollo 11 Lunar Surface Journal. You can also take a look at the National Air and Space Museum's Apollo collection, or view photos from The Apollo Archive Image Gallery. Today, Neil Armstrong (who had meant to say "one small step for a man") leads a mostly private yet busy life, while Buzz Aldrin maintains a somewhat more public profile. Michael Collins, the much lesser-known astronaut who stayed in lunar orbit that day, went on to become Director of the National Air and Space Museum. As for those of you who still think the moon landing was faked, give it another think. Happy 35th Moon Shot Day! (Can you believe it?! The f-ing moon!!).   (Shamelessly lifted from MeFi 'cause I couldn't have done a better job - posted by brownpau)

June 27, 2004 - Colors in Motion is an interactive introduction to color- theory-in-practice, created in Flash, and really well done. Kudos.

June 4, 2004 - Your guide to the most efficient products you can buy.

May 1, 2004 - Your star burns.

Saturn: Recent image from CassiniApril 30, 2004 - Beautiful shots of Saturn from the fast-approaching spacecraft, Cassini at

March 11, 2004 - Check out the Exorcist in 30 Seconds (and re-enacted by bunnies)  by Jennifer Shiman. Really good stuff. Reminds me a little bit of Amy Winfrey's Flash stuff (especially the voice work) but has even more bunnies. I'm a new fan.

Still on the bunnie tip, I recently found Sam Bakza's site. Good Korean Flash Anime. I love Cat n' Bunny (my title). Ben and I made up english lyrics:
The cat and the bunny / they don't get along
the bunny likes the cat / but the cat thinks it's wrong
How many fish would it take?

January 5, 2004 - Happy New Year! My holiday time-off was well deserved but it is back to work for me. Lots to do this year! Meanwhile, I've updated the calendars in the downloads section.

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