Add this book to my Christmas wish list: The 50 Greatest Plays in Georgia Bulldogs Football History by Patrick Garbin.
Ahh, I love it. The nerds are at it again. This might be the only way the nerds can understand football.
The best part is that the creator can’t even do the math:
Former Serbian Republic President Radovan Karadžić was recently arrested, having fled war crimes charges for over a decade. TechCrunchIT speculates on the role of the internet in his capture. It seems he has a website selling alternative medicine and has a Gmail account. Wait, that’s his business website, this appears to be his personal website.
Does that remind you of this great play that ended the Alabama game?
I apologize for the language, but this video is hilarious, in a nerdy way. This is a hilarious band from New Zealand, the Flight of the Conchords.
A 20-year old Georgia Tech student is advertising on CraigsList to find kissing lessons. He has never kissed anyone and his online girlfriend of 5 years is coming to visit him. Folks, it doesn’t get any better than this:
I’m a 20 yearold GA Tech student who has never kissed. I have been going out with a girl online for the last 5 years and she’s finally coming down to see me on the 11th. She tells me it’s a big turn-off if a guy doesn’t know how to kiss, and she even dumped her last boyfriend because of this. I want to make a good first impression, but I’ve never kissed before! Please, I need a girl to practice kissing with, nothing else!! Just kissing lesson – nothing more nothing less!
He’s even had an online “girlfriend” for 5 years. Ha! Only at Georgia Tech.
He even posted his picture, along with his Georgia Tech email address. This was reported on Fox 5 News in Atlanta this evening, according to an unnamed Georgia Tech source. As soon as they put up a story, I will provide the link.
I love making fun of the kids at Georgia Tech, and they always make it so easy.
“Some people think I’m just trying to, um, get some action.” And his mom confirms his story. This really couldn’t get any better.
This story made Fox News.
Got lots of photos that have red eye that you would like to fix? The GIMP to the rescue.
The GIMP (The GNU Image Image Manipulation Program) is an open source image editor. It’s almost a free version of Adobe’s Photoshop. While it may look different, The GIMP is just as powerful as the expensive Photoshop.
Jesse Helms, former U.S. Senator from North Carolina, died today, the Fourth of July. He joins John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe, who also died on the Fourth. In one of my favorite presidential stories, John Adams showed his contempt for Jefferson in his final words, “Jefferson survives.” Adams did not know, however, that Jefferson had died just a few hours earlier.
I received the following text message on my cell at 4:34 AM:
Alert: KU Police (Lawrence campus) – Student found dead off campus. Use caution w/ person of interest, Adolfo Garcia. Go to www.ku.edu.
I also received the following email at 4:55 AM:
INFORMATION FROM Lawrence Police Department
Media Release-Death Investigation, July 4, 2008
Police ask anyone with information about Adolfo Garcia-Nunez, also known as Fito Garche, to call Lawrence Police at 785-843-7509 or Crimestoppers Hotline at 785-843-TIPS. He is a person of interest in the death of KU student Jana Lynne Mackey. He was last seen driving a white Ford F-150 pick-up truck.
Lawrence Police are attempting to locate 46-year-old Adolfo Garcia-Nunez, of Lawrence, in connection with an investigation into the death of 25-year-old Jana Lynne Mackey, of Lawrence. Lawrence Police initiated an investigation to locate Ms. Mackey after a friend reported her missing at 4:30 p.m. on July 3, 2008. At 6:30 p.m, Lawrence Police located Ms. Mackey’s vehicle in the Lawrence Memorial Hospital parking lot at 4th and Michigan Street. Following further investigation, Ms. Mackey was found deceased inside the suspect’s residence at 409 Michigan at 11:23 p.m. The death at this time appears to be suspicious.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding Adolfo Garcia-Nunez to call the Lawrence Police Department at 785-843-7509 or the Crimestoppers Hotline at 785-843-TIPS. Mr. Garcia-Nunez was last seen driving a white Ford F-150 pick-up truck. This investigation is ongoing and no further details are available at this time.
KU Public Safety suggests extreme caution if you have contact with Garcia-Nunez.
Additional information will be posted at www.lawrencepolice.org when available.
I really appreciate this information, and I hope that these emergency alert systems prove useful. Something like this is especially important in a tornado-frequented zone like Kansas. Hopefully this system will prove fast when the next tornado warning is issued (and so my mom doesn’t have to worry quite so much).
Smaller organizations (KU uses a big, outsourced system) could create a Twitter account and have people subscribe. Twitter updates can be sent to cell phones, as well as instant message accounts and other communication tools. In fact, here are some good examples (and a Google search is helpful too).
In regards to the use of Twitter as an emergency tool, I really appreciate that social networking tools can be found to have uses other than with high-school kids.