ASCII Matrix

This can only be described awesome. It is quite impressive that this was done with only streaming characters — it kinda puts the whole smiley face thing to shame. I am both in awe of the skill involved and jealous of the free time apparently available to others.

Thanks Jeremy


It’s finally almost here: a very cool AND affordable robot pal. Sure Sony and Honda have come out with some very cool robots lately… but since i don’t have $15,000 to RENT ONE, I’ve had to just enjoy the video clips of them. RoboSapien is different. At $100 he is within most people’s budget and he is capable of doing more than robots costing 20x as much. I had seen RoboSapien in some tech demos a while back, but I admit I was skeptical. Skeptical that it would be delivered at as low a price as they claimed and/or before 2010. Thankfully they have proven me wrong. Slated for July 1st and available from Amazon and BestBuy, RoboSapien is here to stay.

Can anyone say B-day list? :D

UPDATE 5-30-04: Apparently the RoboSapien is already available at Best Buy Stores and – though it is still listed as “not yet released” on

PlayStation Portable Unveiled

The PlayStation Portable (PSP) has finally been officially unveiled by Sony. The Good? It appears most of the hype was actually TRUE. The Bad? Unless you live in Japan you won’t get this in time for X-mas…

But it looks sweet. Graphics & Gameplay of a PS2 in a portable! Mini 1.8Gig disks for games and WiFi (b) included for multiplayer… Also includes a memory stick slot and USB for add-ons. Nice. :D

Ninja Power

This site is awesome and totally sweet – just like Ninjas. Including testimonials, info and digi-pic sightings, this site has everything Ninja. The following is an excerpt from the main page. Also, be sure to check out how to commit Seppuku with a frisbee .

Hi, this site is all about ninjas, REAL NINJAS. This site is awesome. My name is Robert and I can’t stop thinking about ninjas. These guys are cool; and by cool, I mean totally sweet.

1. Ninjas are mammals.
2. Ninjas fight ALL the time.
3. The purpose of the ninja is to flip out and kill people.

Ninjas can kill anyone they want! Ninjas cut off heads ALL the time and don’t even think twice about it. These guys are so crazy and awesome that they flip out ALL the time. I heard that there was this ninja who was eating at a diner. And when some dude dropped a spoon the ninja killed the whole town. My friend Mark said that he saw a ninja totally uppercut some kid just because the kid opened a window.

And that’s what I call REAL Ultimate Power!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m not 100% convinced that this site was actually created by 9 year old (some of the vocab choice and other clues) but either way it’s funny – so enjoy.

Old Meets New In Photoshop

For those of you that enjoy a good photoshop-ed picture, you might want to check out the following contest at Contestants are supposed to recreate something modern using pics of old versions of the technology. For instance, the guy with a wanting an ipod in the past… you get a phonograph strapped to your belt with what could loosely be discribed as headphones.