How Sweep it is!

No link. No real need to post anything except for the following: this is the 4th time in history that the Yanks have taken 5 in a row from the Sox. Three times at Fenway, once in the Bronx. Just living the dream...


Skin sensing table saw

Wow. Take a look at the video on the above-linked page. Pretty cool stuff. Now only if they had this when Mr. Franz was teaching woodshop...


Why buy the cow....

....when you can comment on the milk for free.

Some of these are ridiculous but take a look anyway.


Note: Not iPod compatible, August 10, 2006
Belize042 (California, USA) - See all my reviews

Despite its pleasing white color, it seems Tuscan Whole Milk is not compatible with iPod products. Attempts to adapt iPod connectors to the Tuscan Whole Milk product resulted in failure, and required extensive clean-up. Why does the packaging not reveal this limitation, and when can we expect iPod-compatability from Tuscan Whole Milk?

As it so happens, Tuscan Dairies is located in my hometown of Union, NJ and all three Paci boys remember our grandfather taking us for walks nearby on the yet-to-be-opened I-78.


A Psychiatrist on Dermal Decorations

This article is from a decade ago, but it's got some classics in it (including the "motto of the British service industries").

Also, by happenstance, it continues the "DIY in the UK" theme.


I remember what I did last summer (20 years ago)

Here's something the Paci three have in common, although if you call us nerds you're likely to get a face full of fives. A decent look into how we spent some good times.

This summer, nearly 11 million children will attend summer camps in the United States. They will eat terrible food, learn a new sport, and sing songs by a campfire. For some—let's call them well-adjusted—this experience will be joyous. For others—let's call them nerds—it won't. As one such kid who attended a sports-oriented camp in Pennsylvania told The New Yorker, "I took boxing, and I was very afraid."

For such children, mercifully, there is nerd camp—also known as the summer programs sponsored by the Center for Talented Youth. At CTY, you don't learn to swim, or ride horses, or tie knots. Instead, you spend five hours a day in class, learning a semester's worth in a mere three weeks. After class, there is a 90-minute period of "Mandatory Fun," followed by dinner and a two-hour study hall. Mandatory Fun may be the hardest part of the day for most of the campers at CTY. I know, because I was once one of them.