These pictures are incredibly funny. Nothing like snapping the camera at just the right moment to preserve embarrassment forever!
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.
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.
Halloween will soon be hear and tis the season to find some Halloween costume ideas for boys 2014. Why 2014? Well, because it seems that kids are soo into the latest things. I mean, seriously, how many kids will you see wearing Angry Birds Halloween costumes this year? Well, I can’t actually say that I’ve seen any kids wearing Angry Birds costumes for Halloween for quite sometime. But I digress…
Anyways, below you will see my personal favorite list of Halloween Costume Ideas for Boys in 2014. Looks like Frozen is not a big hit for boys, but military costumes seems to be the way to go. Also, judging by the Out of Stock messages on some of the Halloween Costumes at SpiritHalloween.com, the most popular boy costumes are Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and, get this, the Ghostbuster’s Stay Puft Marshmallow Man costume!
This is some really cool stuff…actual patents that related specifically with weather modification. Patent #4686605, Method and apparatus for altering a region in the earth’s atmosphere is an invention by Bernard J. Eastlund in 1985…just over 20 years ago.
Another interesting patent, which is related to the “Russian Woodpecker” is patent # 4999637, Creation of artificial ionization clouds above the earth. This is some crazy stuff. To say that Global Warming isn’t made made makes you wonder how false that statement is!
These patents are enough to make you think twice about the causes of global warming :)