Sunday, August 3, 2008

Back in the Day...

When I was a teen/early adult I raced online. It was basicly my life. Everything took second place (no pun intended) to my online racing. I can credit my online racing and flying with my geekyness/skill fixing computers. Of course I didn't have alot of money when I was a kid and I would have to take below par hardware and make the racing simulators run.

A word about these sims, these sims were not games. I considered myself a gamer but these were simulators of real word racing. Dale Earnhardt Jr. raced in the same sim that I did/do to hone his skills. My wheel was forcefeedback, meaning that if I hit a bump on the track I could feel it in my wheel.

Another apsect of the sim was the paint shop.

Here's a little of my handy work using Paint Shop Pro a clone/cheaper verson of Photoshop:



No I'm not a fan of HP. This car is based on a Formula One car from '03. I'm thinking about painting an Apple car. Depends on my time.
Don't know if I'll get to race this baby much but it sure was fun painting it!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The future of whitehouse.gov

As I mentioned over at smays.com I think that Obama will transform the Chief Executive's website. Rather than a very static site with news releases that don't really connect to it's users instead it will be a very interactive website with press briefings on YouTube, blog posts from Obama, a podcast edition of his weekly radio address, or links to his MySpace or Facebook.

Sorry for the lack of posts. Didn't have anything to write about.

Monday, July 21, 2008

McCain not a geek

CNN
reports that Senator McCain is in the minority when it comes to senior citizens who are plugged in. While this isn't the reason I'm not voting for him it does show the difference between Obama and McCain. Obama said one thing he could do less of is check his blackberry. I mean how cool would it be to have a President during an economic summit thumbing thru his email.
Bush says he doesn't email because he's afraid that the press will get a hold of it. Maybe he is afraid of his grammar and spelling...Don't worry Dubya we already know what your IQ is.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

39 years ago right now


Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon. With that "small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" he changed the world. It didn't happen by accident, we just chose to go there. The words of a dead president who chose to aim high and goto the moon before the end of the decade. Neil, Buzz, and Mike I hope you celebrated you wonderful achievement today with your family and friends today. We are all better because of what you and the other half million other people did in the 60's.

Let's go back to the moon and head on to Mars.

Will it Blend....



I can't say I'm proud to watch this guy blend electronics. But Will it Blend is a great example of marketing on the web. I know anytime I think about getting a blender I want a blendtec blender.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Just a little Yaw



And all the passengers pooped their pants