Archive for May, 2008

motion activated towels

May 11, 2008

Alright, maybe someone needs to enlighten me on how these things work, because I cannot for the life of me figure it out. I’m talking about the motion activated towel dispensers in public bathrooms. Every time I wave my hand in front of it, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, and when it does work, only maybe 3 inches of towel come out. I need about a foot of paper towel to dry my hands, and so I keep waving my hands in front of the sensor, and it never seems to extend the towel. Why is that?

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monotone photoblogging theme

May 9, 2008

There’s this new theme for WordPress called “Monotone” that caters to photoblogs. What’s amazing about this theme is that it takes your photo of the day, does some analysis on the dominant color, and changes the page background to match it. So each page/day has a different background color. In the words of the Guinness Beer commercials, “Brilliant!” Here’s a demo site. I’m hoping I can somehow incorporate this theme, maybe make a spinoff photoblogging only site. We’ll see…

smallville: coming to an end?

May 3, 2008

Ok, so I guess I jumped the boat on my previous post on lex vs. clark. Apparently, Michael Rosenbaum, who plays Lex Luthor, is going to leave the show. And to make matters worse, Kristin Kreuk, who plays Lana Lang, is going to leave the show too. The show, renewed for the 8th season, which is rumored to be its last, will presumably play out with two new villains for Clark, including one of my favorites: Doomsday. But, Doomsday is supposed to kill Superman much later on, so I’m not sure how they will try and incorporate him into a Smallville story. Oh well, the show never really followed the Superman mythos accurately anyway. With Kreuk and Rosenbaum gone, which is basically 2 out of the 4 remaining cast members who were from the show from the beginning (the other two being Tom Welling and Allison Mack), the only way this show can redeem itself (for me at least), is if Clark finally learns to fly and makes the transition into Superman. That’d be a fitting end at least.