Sunday, April 05, 2009

sequential dates

Barbara Taylor emailed to say:
At five minutes and six seconds after 4 AM on the 8th of July this year, the time and date will be 04:05:06 07/08/09. This will never happen again.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Google's (very good) April Fools Joke

I always forget and Google always does a spectacular job of doing a April 1 joke...I am busy reading about the new Autopilot feature in Gmail on this page and going "WOW" this is amazing and I finally realize that it is April Fools when I read this:
What happens if a sender and recipient both have Autopilot on?

Two Gmail accounts can happily converse with each other for up to three messages each. Beyond that, our experiments have shown a significant decline in the quality ranking of Autopilot's responses and further messages may commit you to dinner parties or baby namings in which you have no interest.

Battery powered beach wheelchair

My good friend Jerry Nasello has invented and made several very cool power beach wheelchairs that go over all kinds of sand. Jerry designed it after he was diagnosed with ALS during the construction of his and Mary's beach house. Now that Jerry is in a wheel chair full time, this is the only way that he can get out to the beach from his house. He has made extra power beach wheel chairs to rent to vacationers down here. Great idea I think. Have a look