Friday, July 31, 2009

Welcome Home, Endeavor

The crew from the space shuttle Endeavor returned home this morning in a textbook perfect landing at the Kennedy Space Center, completing a mission to the International Space Station that lasted sixteen days.

I still get goose bumps every time I see one of the space shuttles take off or land.

Congratulations to everyone who was a part of the STS-127 mission, both on the shuttle and back on ground, for a job well done.

Welcome home, Endeavor.

Next up: the launch of Discovery, which is currently targeted for Tuesday, August 25 as part of the STS-128 mission.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Yahoo and Microsoft Agree to Search Deal

Yahoo and Microsoft signed a deal today to join forces against Google in the search engine market. My first thought was, "Wow! Between them, they can create a search engine that crashes every time you really need to find something."

Of course, I'm not really concerned about the impact that this will have on Google. Their stock tumbled -0.82% on this news.

Oh, and as I write this, it's up 0.48% in after hours trading.

Meanwhile, stock in Yahoo is down -12.08%.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Official Soft Drink of Me

Pepsi has reportedly offered $9.8 million to become the official soft drink of Detroit Metro Airport.

As for me, I'm much cheaper. I usually drink Coke. However, I'll make Pepsi my official soft drink for $20.

And I won't make anyone take their shoes off to get through security.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

U Can't Touch Darth Vader

This video seems to have it all.
  • It's got dancing storm troopers.
  • It's got a guy in a Darth Vader costume.
I believe that this is the reason why the internet was invented.

Well, this and porn. But that's another story altogether.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Graffini Swimwear

I was surfing around on the internet this evening and came across the new swimwear designs from Graffini. (Yes, I am such a fashionista.)

Anyway, the folks at Graffini have these designs that are a mash up of graffiti, street signs and so on. They even have one that's based on a skull adorned ATM (see photo at left).

And they have them available in a variety of cuts - from classic one piece to Brazilian string bikini.

They look cool. There's no getting around that. There interesting and original.

However, I can't help but wonder if they aren't a bit over-powering. I mean, when I first came across some of their designs, I have to admit that I noticed the swimsuit before I noticed the woman who was wearing it.

In fact when I saw the skull adorned ATM, I almost didn't notice the woman who was wearing it at all. Somehow, I don't think that's the effect that most woman really go for.

I mean, I did notice woman eventually. The key word in that sentence, though, is eventually.

I also couldn't help wonder if that design would have the same impact if I saw it in, say, the Brazilian string cut where there's less fabric and more woman. (That design is only available in the one piece, so I can't test my theory.)

Anyway, I suppose the point of this post - to the extent that any of my blog posts ever really have a point - is that they have some really cool designs.

They also have at least one design that just makes me wonder.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy 4th of July

To all of my friends and family across the U.S.A., I just want to say Happy 4th of July!

And to all of my friends and family outside of the U.S.A., I just want to say Happy Saturday!

(It always suprises me how many cool photos I can find on-line. God bless Google Images!)