Pictures Taken at Just the Right Time

These pictures are incredibly funny. Nothing like snapping the camera at just the right moment to preserve embarrassment forever!

Tony Schiffbauer – The Sexiest Man In Pittsburgh

the sexiest man in pittsburgh Yes, it is true, Tony Schiffbauer, is THE sexiest man in Pittsburgh!  Why is that? Well, the answer is obvious, he is awesome.  Yes, I know, I am Tony Schiffbauer, but there is no sense in not gloating.

Being the sexiest man in Pittsburgh does come with some benefits.  I can’t tell you what they are, but they do exist.

Rock on.

-Tony

Ran into a snag…

Ok, so it appears that I’ve had a massive system failure that removed pretty much every piece of awesome content ever created here at TonyRocks.com. Hang in there as this will take some time for me to recover things.  In the meantime, please enjoy all of the broken image links.

The Terminator was a Commodore Vic-20

Recently I’ve been on a retro computing kick.  I don’t know what it is but I am always amazed to see how much stuff you can pull out of a machine from the early 80s.  The retro computing scene is running full-speed around the world.  People are coming up with new games for old platforms like the Atari, Coleco, Commodores and others.

After muddling around a few retro computing sites I found something that made me stop and drool (Get your mind out of the gutter, I’m 100% geek)…a guy who claims to have made the Commodore Vic-20 talk with no extra hardware.

For those of you who don’t know, the Vic-20 was one of the most popular and powerful computers released in the early 80s.  This thing was a total powerhouse: 3.5 K of RAM, 1 MHZ (yes <MHZ, NOT GHZ) 6502 CPU, 22X23 character display, 176X184 pixels and 16 colors.

So back to the graphics and sound demo.  The one I am speaking of is “Robotic Liberation” by Pers’ Wastaieset Productiot.  This demo placed first at the Assembly party in 2003…27 years after the Vic-20 was released to the public.

The whole thing runs on an unexpanded Vic-20 and the story line is a bit creepy…just watch the video as the story unfolds.  The music is excellent and the “voice” is just so strange that it is awesome.

Laminates for Kitchen Cabinets

So what  wanted to do is start writing some posts around the niche of laminates.   Laminates for kitchen cabinets to be exact.   I’ve noticed that there aren’t many items indexed in google for laminates so I figured I’d give it a shot.

What are Laminates for Kitchen Cabinets?

Good question.  Laminates are a wood-like material used in the construction of many things from desks, flooring, tables and also kitchen cabinets.  I remember spending lots of time in the old RV while travelling cross country with my dad.  Since you want to keep as much weight off of a vehicle, using a laminate for kitchen cabinets and other things seems to make sense.

Where can I purchase laminates?

There are plenty of companies that offer some great ideas for laminates.  One in particular is OMNOVA.