Monthly Archives: December 2006

Trucker slapped with $17,000 ticket

Bummer! You hear it and figure it must be some kind of urban legend. A truck driver makes a wrong turn and ends up with a $17,000 ticket. Well, it’s actually not true. Truck driver William Carroll got lost in … Continue reading

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Mental Giants

Our English language often makes no sense, filled with double-meaning pitfalls and sound-alike quagmires. The fact that most of us master it makes us near-geniuses. If you’re feeling stupid today, improve your mental outlook by reading the points below and … Continue reading

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Very cool illusion

If your eyes follow the movement of the rotating pink dot, you will only see one color, pink. If you stare at the black + in the center, the moving dot turns to green. Now, concentrate on the black + … Continue reading

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Solving the Poincare Conjecture wins Science's Breakthrough of the Year

As the end of the year approaches many publications are releasing their top 10 lists for the year and Science is no exception. Last year Science named evolution as its top breakthrough of the year, but was accused of pandering … Continue reading

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Making Compact Forms More Accessible

Space constraints can put the squeeze on accessibility and usability. Mike Brittain shares his method for making itty-bitty forms more accessible and easier to use. From A List Apart

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Free web conferencing

Sound promising, the free account gives you quite a bit.. Yugma is a free web collaboration service that enables people to instantly connect over the internet to communicate and share content and ideas using any application or software. Whether you … Continue reading

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Add a dash of color to black-and-white photos

The geniuses at Digital Photography School show how to create some pizzazz by adding a small area of color to a black-and-white photo. The process involves “desaturating” the color from an image and then using the History Brush to “paint … Continue reading

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How to design a logo of letters

Design magazine Before & After shows you how to turn letters into a logo using a variety of techniques. These include creating a mid-letter crossbar, removing part of a letter’s stroke, interlocking letters and more. The examples are all colorfully … Continue reading

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232 Star Wars Lines Improved by Substituting the Word "Pants"

Why? Because laughing is good for you. The top fifteen: I find your lack of pants disturbing. You are unwise to lower your pants. The Force is strong in my pants. Chewie and me got into a lot of pants … Continue reading

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See real-time weather on Google map

Weather junkies, your site has come in. Weather Bonk gives you not only the local forecast, but also traffic webcams, monthly averages and live conditions overlaid on a Google map. Just type in your ZIP code or city name to … Continue reading

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