Big Ol’ Numbers

Posted by The Gimcracker in Science, Theory & Philosophy on 06. Dec, 2007 | 15 Comments

The edge of the universe is 50 billion trillion miles away. While Googling this number to see what it’s technically referred to, and how many light years it equivocates, I stumbled upon the largest diamond in the world galaxy. Space is so cool. I guess a diamond isn’t really “space”. I don’t know what to [...]

Thoughts On The Total Money Makeover

Posted by The Gimcracker in Theory & Philosophy on 30. Nov, 2007 | 11 Comments

Yes, that’s a $5,000 bill, which did actually exist at one time (as did the $10k and $100k bills). But that was before VISA-vis hell, Discovered in debt, Bastard Card, and American Express train to bankruptcy took away our need for large denominations. That didn’t make sense. Vis-a-vis. Ergo. Concurrently. Hitherthenceforththeless. What I’m getting at [...]

Eight Quotes by C.S. Lewis

Posted by The Gimcracker in Theory & Philosophy on 21. Nov, 2007 | 10 Comments

This has to be the most overused image of Lewis. That’s because it’s awesome. Look at the expression on his face as he stokes up the ol’ Longbottom Leaf. It’s like I just told him the punchline of a joke right as he struck his match, and then he looked up at me and began [...]

AJAX Your Existing ASP.NET 2.0 App

Posted by The Gimcracker in Technology on 08. Nov, 2007 | No Comments

The Intarwebs are scary. Especially when they gots AJAX on them. Cuz it’s hard to get them out. There are so many elements that go into an ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX website: assemblies, controls, the script manager and whatnot. Don’t fret. I found a great reference for AJAX-enabling your existing ASP.NET 2.0 applications. I’ve been developing [...]

Top Fiver: My Favourite Explosions

Posted by The Gimcracker in Science, Top Fivers on 06. Nov, 2007 | 1 Comment

Actually, can I retract that? It’s really not appropriate to come up with any kind of favorites list when dealing with such topics as explosions, violence, war, etc. That being said, let’s do 2 things: 1. Realize no one was hurt in most of these explosions 2. Pretend the ones that were are teh bad [...]

Removing the Language Bar in XP

Posted by The Gimcracker in Technology on 31. Oct, 2007 | 6 Comments

Finally, no more right-click Task Bar, select Toolbars, and uncheck The Language Bar every time I login to my Windows XP machine. I found a post about how to do this, and I’ll conveniently list the steps for you below: 1. Click the Start Button. 2. Select Control Panel option. 3. Double-Click the Regional and [...]

The World Without Us

Posted by The Gimcracker in Science, Stuff On The Internet on 30. Aug, 2007 | 5 Comments

Did you know that if humans disappeared today, in a few thousand years the Chunnel would be the only man-made structure left? Did you know that if humans disappeared today, the Panama Canal would close and reconnect North and South America? Did you know that if humans disappeared today, in 4.5 billion years the depleted [...]

Celebrities Die In Threes, And So Do Cats

Posted by The Gimcracker in Reference Burst Theory on 27. Aug, 2007 | 26 Comments

We know that celebrities die in threes, even though some people don’t seem to think it’s that simple. But I have always found my reference burst theory to be very interesting. It’s based out of a very scientific idea that things seem to get referenced all of the sudden multiple times in a short period, [...]

How To Easily Center A Web Page

Posted by The Gimcracker in Technology on 13. Aug, 2007 | 11 Comments

I used to try all kinds of sizing techniques and non-xhtml compliant methods. I tried absolutely positioning a div tag by giving it a left:20% and right:20% attribute, but this didn’t work in all browsers (I’m looking your direction, IE). I tried wrapping the whole div tag in a ‘center’ element, but we won’t even [...]

Why I’m Scared Of Iran

Posted by The Gimcracker in News, Theory & Philosophy on 10. Jul, 2007 | 9 Comments

A man and woman were just stoned to death in Iran, according to this article, and it wasn’t carried out by a few outraged villagers wielding pitchforks as I had previously envisioned it. Iran’s government confirmed that they were responsible for stoning the man as punishment for adultery. I’m dumbfounded that something like this [...]

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