I’m doing something to fight AIDS, Muscular Dystrophy every day. I’m mapping the human genome, deciphering protein structures, etc. How you might ask? With my trusty World Community Grid Agent.

The World Community Grid is a huge super-computer made up of 600,000+ laptops, PCs and servers worldwide, all crunching away online. It’s similar to the SETI@Home project, only instead of looking for aliens we’re fighting evil viruses and figuring out what makes us tick.

What’s really sad is that SETI@Home is more popular. …And it’s a lot less efficient. The SETI@Home project wastes CPU cycles on flashy graphics. The World Community Grid is all business. Here’s what it looks like…

Normally this runs behind the scenes so the CPU can focus on fighting AIDS, etc. However, if you click Information button you can see what it’s doing…

Isn’t that super? I love it! You can also pick which projects you want to contribute to online via your account settings…

…So, why not click here and install this wonderful program today! If everybody did this just imagine what could happen.

http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/

Oh, and special thanks to Salvatore Previti (one of my blog readers) for telling me about this. You rock!

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Ever notice how “Full Screen” isn’t really full screen in FireGerbil (FireFox). …Oh, and I just discovered that if you press F11 too quickly or you’ll lockup the View menu…WTF!? Why do you people like FireGerbil?!?! What is your malfunction?

See, I was just surfing the corporate mail site. It doesn’t support IE7 so I had to resort to FireGerbil. The mail site looks like Outlook, so I hit F11 for full screen. …To my horror and amazement this ugly single-tabbed nav bar drop down…

IE7 doesn’t do that. It really does full screen. You see nothing but the webpage. It’s really sweet and simple.

And in case you were wondering, IE does have a nav bar in full screen mode. It’s just smarter and better looking (which kindof summarizes the differences between FireGerbil2 and IE7). If you move your mouse to the top of the screen a sexy nav window pops down. It then disappears instantly when you move your mouse away. This is what it looks like…

…And did you notice how the IE full screen experience supports multiple tabs by default? That’s nice. I wish FireGerbil did that. I thought FireGerbil was supposed to be really good at the multiple tab thang? Well, I guess not.

FireFox does allow you to bring the tabs up through a configuration change, or via hotkey. …But I have enough hotkeys and tweaks in my life right now. I like simple software that accurately anticipates my whim.

I bet the new FireGerbil slogan will be, “FireGerbil: It’s better than Safari!” …And I’ll bet millions of American’s will still be more than willing to chant it.

…Sometimes I think calling people sheep is being cruel to sheep.

Only in Santa Fe

June 28, 2007

No trick photography here, this is the real deal from Santa Fe, New Mexico. The photo was posted by Richard B. who claims the man was walking his dog, with a mouse sitting on a cat, sitting on a dog. Supposedly he stopped just long enough for a picture. …I can totally believe this since I’ve seen my parent’s cats riding their dog before. …I donno, maybe it’s a fake, who cares. It made me smile. I love crazy people.

Ok, that whale thing linked me to another noteworthy YouTube. Ever wanted to see a hot girl eaten by a shark? …How about a killer whale!?!

Exploding Whales

June 28, 2007

All I can say is that people in Oregon are a little wacko, and they always have been…

My sister talked me into going on a last-minute camping excursion this weekend. In spite of the gloomy weather report we decided on this place called Indian Heaven. …Only, since the girls navigated, we didn’t actually end up there. Instead we had to settle for some random place called Panther Creek. Here are some of the shots from our trip…

 

Me, Heidi, April and Gary; All showing our true colors…

Gary and I thinking clever thoughts…

Good thing I remember my Jager…

Fueled by Jager I built this clever tomahawk for protection from the squirrels…

Me, proudly showing off my tomahawk…


				

April was thrilled to be in-frame with the mighty Jager-tomahawk…

This is the tree I cut down with my tomahawk…

Here is a video to prove it…


				

We setup a tent, but ended up sleeping under the stars…

April enjoyed her little Malibu Paradise-Punch…

And was sad when it was gone…

…And here’s a picture of April and Heidi staging the pictures above. …Posers!

The Heidi got mad because Gary said he wouldn’t go along with their story…

Then I convinced April that Heidi was the problem…

Fortunately Heidi convinced April she wanted Oatmeal before it got too bloody…

Don’t say I didn’t warn you; squirrels really are plotting to take over the world. People all over the world are reporting squirrels exhibiting intelligent predator behavior.

Recently I was informed about an incident that took place in Berlin Germany, where a squirrel leapt from a window and attacked someone. It gets worse; the victum, a middle-aged lady, ran out into the streets with the squirrel still clawing and biting crawling around her body. Eventually it spotted what it must have suspected was a weaker victim and abandon the women.

The “weaker” victim was actually a 72-year old man. …Now, say what you will about the grayhairs among us, but most of their men can wield a mean cane. This grayhair turned on the rabid squirrel and crushed it under his crutch with one mighty blow! Score one for the grayhairs! It’s good to know they’re still well informed and fighting the good fight.

…To all you non-believers; if this didn’t convince you that the squirrels are plotting against us I don’t know what will. Keep in mind, there are 50 squirrels for every one person on earth. The average human might be able to fight off a few, but I pity-the-fool who takes on 50 all by their oncie. …Oh, and they’re multiplying fast. Squirrels multiply at a rate 350% faster than humans. We need to unit to suppress this evil uprising before it is too late.