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The hardest question for me to answer in this world is always the "Tell us all about you" question. The best way for me to answer is that "I am composed of contradictions and subject to change without notice."

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Cell phones vs. laptops

Even though this information originally came out of the mouth of Bill Gates - I actually think it has merit. Cell phones are already a big part of most everyone's everyday lives. I have personally known children as young as 9 years old having their own cell phone. More than likely there are younger children out there with their own cell phone number's.

Cell phones are easy to use and carry. Cell phones are owned by the masses - from tots to elders. Cell phones are becoming more powerful and much more capable of handling whatever it is we need to do with them (i.e. email, Internet, etc.). More robust applications are only a matter of time for the cell phone. I think it is very likely that cell phones will become a more likely candidate for upgrades in the not too distant future.

They came from what?

spaceships from scratch Make Spaceships from Aspirin Bottles and Toilet Items: Link. This guy has made some pretty cool looking sci-fi spaceships from stuff he finds around the house. From the Make blog.

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ancient chinese secret?

What looks to be traditional Chinese watercolors of flowers is very different when viewed closely. The current conceptual project art of Yun Bai is called Porn Flowers and is quite beautiful and doesn't look anything like porn. As seen on boing boing .

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Looks to me like a bad driving day

This looks to me like a car that got stuck in reverse. But instead of fixing it, they just turned the front seat around and worked with it. Link. (safe for work)

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new uses for old keyboards

Ingenious re-use of old keyboard keys - turn them into a purse: Link.

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the art of the positive ape index

This homage to retro video games and the female form is just too cool for words (link), but boing boing does a great job explaining it.

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King Kong puppet theater

The puppet version of King Kong is now available: Link.

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hunting for rabbit?

If you just glance at this mass of fur, you are not quite sure at what you are looking: Link. But upon closer inspection, you will see that it does resemble a rabbit - just a very furry one. To see more of these bunnies go here.

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plush cell phone covers

I think I need to have some of these most adorable plush cell phone covers. They are just adorable: Link. This came from Chaos Theory.

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Scanner Photography Project

The Scanner Photography Project is just about the coolest art work I have ever seen come out of a homemade digital device: Link. It is a scanner and a camera combined together to come out with some very awesome pictures. As seen on slashdot.

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Stanford and Dual Photography

You can put this one in the category of very cool art project - but the application has not yet been utilized creatively or within an art. The boys and girls and Stanford have written an abstract on Dual Photography - be sure to check out the video link at the very end: Link. I think some very cool photography pieces could come out of utilizing this type of dual photography. We may have to get back to this one. I found it on slashdot while searching for something completely different.

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public art projects

Meter Pops by Mark Jenkins is one very interesting art installation. Mark has wrapped parking meters in Washington, D.C. to make them resemble lollipops: Link. Make sure to check out some of his other art projects at his website: Link.

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A penny saved - is a structure waiting to happen

An engineer from Texas Tech University explains how to make no glue coin structures on his website: Link. It is pretty amazing what he manages to build without anything holding the coins together. Found on boing boing.

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new papercraft dragons

New downloads have come to the homespun magixx site. What you will find when you get there is anyone's guess, but they always have great papercraft models to download, printout, and put together: Link.

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The truth is over-rated….

There are times in relationships that the truth is not the best way of handling a situation. When your wife asks if she looks fat in a particular outfit and you answer that she does look fat in it. Hopefully you have good health insurance because she is going to put you in the hospital for the truth.

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Cute Overload

Cute Overload is a site that you need to check out. This is the perfect place to go when you need to have a little cheering up in your day. The pictures of these animals are just adorable - I tried to find something on the site to specifically direct your attention to, but everything is just plain cute: Link.

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Falling sand game

Falling sand game - addictive and very nifty: Link.

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Morning people or mourning people?

For all of my life, unless forced otherwise, I have always been very much a night owl. Getting up early in the morning always felt more like punishment to me than something people do for fun. Morning to me is all about making sure that I have it all worked out to make sure that I arrive at work on time (or a close proximity to it).

Typically my weekday mornings all start out the same way for me to arrive at work at 8:00 a.m. I have an alarm clock with two, yes two, alarm settings. I set both of the alarm settings just for me. One alarm is set to the music alarm at 5:30 a.m. and the other is set to the most annoying sound on earth, shatter your ear-drums, large-vehicle reversing, beeping alarm for 6:00 a.m. The alarm clock is at the other side of the bedroom. When the music alarm goes off, I get out of bed and turn it completely off (it is my 30 minute warning). I immediately climb back into bed and fall to sleep. When the beeping alarm begins, I jump out of bed - knock the cat to the floor, trip over the dog, stub my toe on the chair, and hit the snooze alarm. This entire scenario is repeated (minus the cat - who isn't stupid enough to climb back up into the bed) until 7:00-7:15 a.m.; at which point I yell obscenities, rush around the house, and finally get ready for work. It generally takes me at least 30 minutes to get to work from my house.

I have been this way my entire life. I have been known to stay up all night rather than get up early in the morning.

The reason for this tangent was from reading this article: How To Become An Early Riser.

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