Archive for November, 2002

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 28th, 2002

You can celebrate this year by Tofurky, the tofu-based turkey-substitute. There’s also a ton of recipies for using it. While you’re at it, you can adopt a turkey.

Also, Google has a turkey.

With other food-related "news", people are looking into cranberries as compost, make-up, and a culinary-based cure-all.

Stuffed turkeys can be dangerous! Watch out!

In addition to the Tofurky (mentioned above), AllRecipies.com has a vegetarian-friendly Thanksgiving HOWTO and also a nice overview of veggie-friendly dishes.

Have a happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a lot of good food to eat. Mmmmm…

Oh — most importantly, don’t forget to be thankful for everything.

Where in the world, continued…

Saturday, November 23rd, 2002

In case you haven’t heard (or read), National Geographic released the results of a survey. Apparently, not many people known where Iraq is located. Many don’t know where the Pacific Ocean resides. Around eleven percent of Americans cannot even point to the United States on the map!

I guess now I know that VisitNC.com is justified in having those crazy maps of theirs. Sheesh.

Oh, and by-the-way, you can take the National Geographic test yourself if you want (and see how you rate). You can also just skip ahead and read the general, dismal results.

Photos: Cleveland and Umstead

Wednesday, November 20th, 2002

I have posted two new photo sets for your enjoyment.

The first is from my recent vacation, when I travelled to the city of Cleveland. The second is from last Saturday when, despite the rain, I went to Umstead Park anyway.

Both collections of pictures are quite different from one another. Cleveland has tall buildings, groups of food-giving people, prolific statues, and interesting traffic while Umstead has artsy leaves of color, a long-legged spider, a gushing river, and even more interesting leaves.

Cleveland consists of one page which is a contrast to Umstead’s three pages of pictures. Both are great sets filled with tons of great photographs. Have fun browsing the pics.

See the Leonids!

Monday, November 18th, 2002

Don’t forget — the Leonid meteors are tonight (well, technically tomorrow morning, but it won’t be light again until after they’re done). Slashdot has the scoop.

Be sure to check ’em out. Last year was amazing. This year should be also. If you don’t see it tonight, then you’ll have to wait something like thirty years until it will be as impressive.

Crash Internet Explorer with a JPEG!

Monday, November 18th, 2002

Apparently, you can crash Internet Explorer with a JPEG, if that JPEG is saved by Photoshop 7. Nifty, huh? Gotta love IE (or not).

Mozilla doesn’t have this problem, of course.

Where (and what) in the world?

Friday, November 15th, 2002

In case you’re wondering where in the world North Carolina may be, VisitNC.com has a handy map, in case you get really lost. You can download a PDF of it, too. My favorite part is the handy hand pointing at the highlighted area. It’s great. You can’t miss it.

Luckily, the site is a useful in other ways, too. I discovered that "The Hobbit", in a play form, is going to be shown in Salisbury, NC this weekend. I wonder if it is anything like the music video (stars Leonard Nimroy, encoded in Quicktime format).The same place is also putting on "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing", by Judy Blume — also a book to play translation. You probably remember the book as a precursor to "Super Fudge".

I was planning on doing something this Saturday; something like taking pictures of random stuff in a random nearby location (most likely the color-changing leaves somewhere in Raleigh, Durham, or the surrounding areas) — but it looks like it might rain instead. Fun. Hopefully the forecast is wrong and it will be a nice day for expeditioning, else I might have to do something else instead.

Oh, if you live in North Carolina (or even semi-close-by), you really need to check out the map linked at the top of this post. You’ll get a kick out of it. (:

Frizzy or fuzzy?

Friday, November 15th, 2002

Concerned about your appearance? Be sure to check out the bad hair day forecast at Intellicast, in case you want to know if you need the extra hair spray in the mornings or not.

No; I am not making this up.