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Monthly Archives: April 2005

Mad Lib: “The Secret Agent”

by Rob Friesel

James Bond, Secret Agent Double-0 log-Π, was in a tight spot. He was trapped in the bloody jungle of United Arab Emirates and the crazed mufflers were closing in. He glanced at his companion, Amy. The expression on her face was full of tea bag. He remembered all their sultry times together. He was about to […]

signs of spring

by Rob Friesel

April 30 Originally uploaded by found_drama. The green bits we noticed a couple days ago. But today we went out and immediately noticed the blossoms studding the tops of several of these. Too bad they’re hidden from the neighbors behind A’s car…

11th hour

by Rob Friesel

Was scoping the Tiger-install Flickr stream that TUAW has up when I made a special mental note of their last image: ELEVEN HOURS!. I would expect the Spotlight to take some time indexing. Especially if you’ve got a lot of material for it to index. What made me chuckle slightly was the “11 hours”. I […]


by Rob Friesel

Tiger’s release yesterday has me relatively jazzed but I’m still holding out for new hardware. The 2.0 GHz G5 iMac would be nice. Here’s to holding your breath… As you can see, even w/o the hardware updates, the iMacs are still shipping w/ 10.3 installed. This being only one day after the release, I guess […]


by Rob Friesel

BoingBoing post on fMRI and “reading minds” with it. Balderdash! Even more so than PET scans, fMRI is fast gaining a reputation among molecular neuroscientists as little more than voodoo. As consumers of science, we must be careful with studies like these. The unfortunate truth about fMRI is that many scientists doing this research are […]

rainy day

by Rob Friesel

The rain kept me on indoor chores today. Which sucked b/c there were only really a handful to do. I’d hit up the video store during some quickie a.m. errands in an attempt to rent a time killing flick or two. Alas– I came up empty handed. Notthing I went for was there and my […]


by Rob Friesel

Not to shatter anyone’s hope of having a good weekend but…: this is clearly the most distubring thing I’ve ever seen. And I’ve seen Happiness. And as if it wasn’t bad enough… What’s up w/ “Also available in ‘Brown’ model”? And why is the ‘Brown’ model wearing a black beret reminiscent of the Black Panthers? […]