I’m not a Ford guy. In fact, I generally disdain American cars because, frankly, most of them suck. However, when I first saw the new 2005 Ford Mustang in Car and Driver, I was intrigued. “That’s a beautiful car,” I said. “Yeah, but how is Ford going to screw it up?” was my brother’s reply. [...]
If the power windows and sunroof on your BMW E36 suddenly stop working, there are a few things to check.
First, check the Child Protection Control–that’s the mysterious button behind the right side of the steering wheel. It’s actually a circuit breaker that is designed to trip when little Johnny tries to close the power [...]
This week marks the 35th anniversary of the jinxed Apollo 13 mission. IEEE’s Spectrum is running a great article about the engineers and controllers at Mission Control during those harrowing days titled, Apollo 13, We Have a Solution. The training, knowledge, and preparation of those controllers and engineers saved the lives of Jim Lovell, Fred [...]
With Hong Kong Disneyland set to open later this year, 500 Hong Kongers have been sent to train in “Disney Culture” at Disneyworld in Florida, as described in this cute story from CNN.
You don’t realize how important your thumb is in your daily life until you can’t use it.
I somehow managed to jam my left thumb while going for a loose ball during the basketball game this morning. On my ride home this evening, shooting pain helped me identify the following actions which require my left thumb:
Now that I’ve lived with my iPod mini for a month, I have formed some opinions regarding the device.
The iPod plus my Grado headphones together generally put out very good sound. Additionally, most of my music has been ripped at 160kbps rather than the standard 128kbps for improved sound quality. With this setup, I’m hearing [...]
This blog post offers an excellent examination of media bias.
I do believe that most beat journalists try to do a good job and report the news in a fair way — it’s just that they fail so consistently. So I’m not certain whether Journalism as a trade attracts those on the political left, or whether [...]
It was reported today that Google and Yahoo are merging. What will the new company be called? Why, YaGoohoo!lge, of course!