Archive for September 1, 2008

Google’s Chrome Browser: Part Two

September 1, 2008

I’ve read all the pages of the brilliant comic book.

1) How much frikkin RAM is this thing going to need?

2) How many frikkin GHz and cores of CPU is this thing going to need?

3) What happens to the frikkin plug-ins I need to use with Firefox?

4) Is the WebKit mentioned in it the same one at the heart of Apple’s Safari browser?

5) Is it Windows only or will there be a Mac OS X version released simultaneously?

Let me tell you that failing to offer a Mac OS X version is Instant FAIL. I want out of Microsoft’s shitware.

There is one thing that I absolutely love about Chrome. That Home Page:

Yes! That’s exactly what a damned Home Page should look like! What I do every day, right there ready to Go Go Go! It turns the opening of the browser into what Warren Ellis calls Mission Control. I absolutely love that. Now how fast can someone come up with a Firefox (2.0!) plug-in to do that?

Previously here:

Google’s Chrome Browser: Part One

Google’s Chrome Browser: Part One

September 1, 2008

I’m busy reading the comic book tutorial about Google’s Death To Microsoft browser called Chrome.

A few things immediately (I’m only on page six of it):

1) Google gets Serious, Very Serious, Geek Cred for having the comic book done by Scott McCloud. Damn, that is just genius.

2) McCloud’s work is absolutely fantastic.

3) McCloud must have a spy camera on me:

Oh, that’s me every damned day!

More later.

The eBook Test Blog: New Writer Listings

September 1, 2008

I’ve done ten new listings today. Go see them.

Your Important Question

September 1, 2008

Photo taken today, Monday, September 1, 2008 on Satan Staten Island with the Philips crapcam.

Study: Bypass better than stents in long term

For heart patients with clogged arteries, the choice between bypass surgery or an angioplasty may come down to one question: How many procedures would you like to have?

In research presented Monday at the European Society of Cardiology meeting in Munich, experts concluded that while bypass surgery and angioplasty offer comparable results, patients who have angioplasties are twice as likely to require another procedure within a year.

“If you don’t want to have another heart operation for at least a decade, you should pick the surgery,” said Dr. Heinz Drexel, professor of medicine at the University of Innsbruck in Austria and spokesman for the European Society of Cardiology. Drexel was not connected to the research.

“But that means you have to have your chest cracked open,” he said.

Emphasis added by me.


This is open-heart surgery.
(No, that was not taken with the crapcam!)

Smart Car Pr0n For Labor Day 2008

September 1, 2008

Photos taken today, Monday, September 1, 2008 on Rich Bastard Island Manhattan Island with the Philips crapcam.

Previously here:

Orgy Of 133 Smart Cars On One Street!
Smart Car Gets American Love
The Newest Smart Car Pr0n
Technolicious: iPhone + Smart Car!
Photo Album: Smart Car Pr0n Yes!!
Smart Car: Panel Swapping
Badder Badass Batman Smart Car
The Obligatory Smart Car Pr0n
Reference: Smart Car Tips
Your Weekend Smart Car Pr0n
NOW Do You Believe In My Persecution?!!?
Smart Car Stuff
Photo Album: Smart Car In Manhattan #3!
More Smart Car Videos
This Is Why It’s Called The Smart Car!
Fugly MINI Cooper Vs. Cutie Smart Fortwo
Smart Car: Coast-To-Coast Possible
The Smart Car Cult
Badass Batman Smart Car!
Video: Smart Car
Photo Album: Smart Car In Manhattan Again!
Photo Album: Smart Car In Manhattan
Cars Of The Future: Lose Weight Or You’ll Walk!

Nuclear Blast Over Brooklyn, New York

September 1, 2008

Photos taken today, Monday, September 1, 2008 on Satan Staten Island with the Philips crapcam.

Well, no. Just what happens when I point the crapcam at the morning sun.

But someday a real rain will fall …

Today’s Life Lesson From The Street

September 1, 2008

Photo taken today, Monday, September 1, 2008 on Satan Staten Island with the Philips crapcam.

Gasoline On September 1, 2008

September 1, 2008

Photos taken today, Monday, September 1, 2008 on Satan Staten Island with the Philips crapcam.

A ten-cent drop.

Diesel steady at $4.99.

Let me review all the times I’ve noted the price of gas (Super Unleaded/Premium):

March 15, 2008 – $3.61
May 18, 2008 – $4.25
May 21, 2008 – $4.31
May 26, 2008 – $4.39 (photos begin here)
May 31, 2008 – $4.39
June 8, 2008 – $4.43
June 12, 2008 – $4.51
June 21, 2008 – $4.53
June 28, 2008 – $4.57
July 3, 2008 – $4.59
July 9, 2008 – $4.63
July 27, 2008 – $4.59
July 31, 2008 – $4.53
August 8, 2008 – $4.49
August 13, 2008 – $4.39
August 16, 2008 – $4.35
August 17, 2008 – $4.25
August 21, 2008 $4.39
September 1, 2008 – $4.29

Note that these are not the days the price changed. These are the days I happened to go by the stations. (There were some consecutive days I went, but not consistently, and I didn’t keep notes. I was interested in the trend.)

Educate yourself!

Previously here:

Gasoline On August 21, 2008
Gasoline On August 17, 2008
Gasoline On August 16, 2008
Gasoline On August 13, 2008
Gasoline On August 8, 2008
Gasoline On July 31, 2008
Gasoline On July 27, 2008
Gasoline On July 9, 2008
Gasoline On July 3, 2008
Gasoline On June 28, 2008
Gasoline On June 21, 2008
Gasoline On June 12, 2008
Gasoline On June 8, 2008
Gasoline On May 31, 2008
Gasoline On May 26, 2008
Gasoline On May 21, 2008
Gasoline On May 18, 2008
Gasoline On March 15, 2008
Oh. My. God.