During our holiday gavagement, we had on a terribly kitch "Yule Log HD" cable channel, which offers an endlessly-looping video of a fireplace and the enforced cheer of Christmas music. It struck me that someone must have made a GIF 'n' MIDI version of it, as would be appropriate for use on the internet. There are several, but Ted Martens went one better, with a screensaver! Good job, Ted.
Update: A non-pixelated yule log for your computer, from the archives.
Donald Trump’s grandfather Friedrich Trump operated a wild and crazy restaurant/bar/brothel in British Columbia during Canada’s gold rush era. Bloomberg writer Natalie Obiko Pearson reports quite the story today on the origins of the Trump clan’s wealth in a late 19th-century subarctic outpost. Snip: The Trump family’s gold-rush story began when Fred, as he was […]
“Just as skyscrapers allowed cities to use limited land more efficiently, urban air transportation will use three-dimensional airspace to alleviate transportation congestion on the ground.” Ride-sharing service Uber released a 97-page white paper today that describes a network of “on-demand, fully electric aircraft that take off and land vertically.” The Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft […]
Brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy and five followers charged over a 41-day armed takeover of the Malheur federal wildlife sanctuary in Oregon last January were today acquitted of federal conspiracy and weapons charges.
TV antennas are making a comeback, and the Ghost Indoor HDTV antenna is a great example of why. Unlike the old bunny ear-style antennas, this compact antenna is barely noticeable and picks up channels easily. Plus with the addition of streaming services like Netflix, we find ourselves with plenty to watch without a pricey monthly cable bill. The Ghost […]
I’ve never really felt the need to purchase a smartwatch because a lot of them aren’t very functional, but at just shy of $30, the Martian Notifier Smartwatch was worth checking out. For that low of a price, it actually does feature an impressive amount of functionality, and comes in handy when you don’t want to be carrying around your […]
Geek Fuel is a subscription delivery service that caters to those of us that love comics, gaming, and general geek culture. Every month, Geek Fuel will assemble a box of goodies with a value of $50 or over. The specific items are a mystery, but you’ll always get an exclusive t-shirt not found anywhere else, a full […]