Rik's Ramblings

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Toolbelt Diva (aka 'Stealth Porn')

Spent the 3day weekend working on the (never-ending) back bedroom renovation project.

The good thing about working in the back-bedroom all weekend is I gets my choice of geeky TV show to watch in the background all day while I'm hammering away.

This weekend, amongst Last Secrets of King Tut and Machines that kill people, I stumbled across Discovery Home channel's Toolbelt Diva. Hmmm, nice! Hot totty with a passion for power tools. Way better than any of that house-swapping and changing-room drivel they show on BBC America. This babe actually knows how to use her tackle!

Discovery Home Channel :: Toolbelt Diva

DIY Help!

Sunday, May 29, 2005

In-car toilet

Hmmm, could be handy on those camping trips when - due to too much cold beer round the campfire - you feel the urge at 3 in the morning...

Inflatable Bog/Loo/Restroom

BBC NEWS | Technology | UK company launches in-car toilet: "A portable, in-car lavatory has been launched by a British firm for use by people with medical conditions, as well as families with small children."

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder (@ThinkGeek)

Hmmm, NEEEEEED one!

ThinkGeek :: Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder

Standalone MPEG4 Recorder

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Gigabankā„¢ Portable Storage Drives

Gigabankā„¢ Portable Storage Drives

It'd be good to get one of these to plug into my lifedrive ... though I suspect that the lifedrive wouldn't know what to do with it.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Victim's E-journal led to slay suspect

New York Daily News - Home - Victim's E-journal led to slay suspect

    I told him to wait downstair while I get them for him. While I was searching them, he is already in the house. He is still here right now, smoking, walking all around the house with his shoes on ...

Two things spring to mind;
  1. Why the fuck didn't you call the police rather than fire up your web browser to blog !

  2. Maybe this is a good technique for all you people with VoIP service and no 911


Mirror.co.uk - News - Showbiz News - LIGHT-SABRE DUEL PUTS TWO IN HOSPITAL: "TWO Star Wars fans are in a critical condition in hospital after duelling with lightsabres made by filling fluorescent light tubes with petrol.

The pair - a man aged 20 and a girl of 17 - are believed to have been filming a mock fight when one of the devices exploded in woodland on Sunday.

They were rushed to West Herts Hospital before being transferred to the specialist burns unit at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, in Essex.

Police say a third person present at the incident was questioned."

M-Systems 176GB Flash Drive - Engadget - www.engadget.com.

Sounds good, but I was pissed to discover it's not a USB thumb-drive ;-) 176Gb of removable would be about right for transferring my Florida Holiday Snaps.

M-Systems 176GB Flash Drive - Engadget - www.engadget.com.: "M-Systems just launched their 3.5-inch, FFD Ultra320 SCSI flash disk in capacities up to 176GB (!)"

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Flat Panel Display ...

Thinking that a flat panel would look good in the back bedroom. Time to get rid of that clunky 27" CRT that I got 5 years ago.

  • This Apple Cinema Display looks very nice, but it's a bit steep in price. That said it has a res of 2560pixels across! Hot!

  • Something in the 1280x768 range may be a little more reasonable. Something like this Westinghouse maybe?

A little more research is required...

Grocery Store Wars | Join the Organic Rebellion

Grocery Store Wars | Join the Organic Rebellion

Dark 'tater murdered your father - Organican Skywalker. classic!

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Pleased with the digital camera

I plumped for the Casio camera (see this entry). I have to say I'm pleased with the results.

The scaled for web pix won't do it justice, so try this fullsize image: CIMG0340.JPG.

Good detail capture.

This one of a frog is good. If you scale it up and look into his eye, you can see my reflection! CIMG0053.JPG.

Highly recommended. The MPEG4 movies look bloody good too (14Meg MPEG4 file of a 'gator).

Back to 'normal'

Been out of the picture for a few weeks. What with a) starting the new job, b) trip to England for dad's funeral and c) two weeks in Florida.

Anyway, first of the slideshows from florida is posted in the slideshow section. It's the interesting Dolphin Swim that we did at Theater of the Sea down on the Florida Keys.

Pictures all taken by the resident fotographer, not me! Obviously, as I'm in the water!.

Don't worry, I did the customary Rik's Diary for the trip. Not as exciting as the Ibiza one I'm sure. Anyway, it'll be getting posted here soon too!