Saturday, November 26, 2005

Playing Around With Paper

  1. Always wanted to test all the iPod color variations available, or just want to see how an iMac would look in your desk? Well...if you have a printer, scissors and some're all set. Get the pdf from PaperMac and cut your way to having a Macintosh Classic II.
  2. If you have an empty space on your desk, or just a fan of Star might want to make a Yoda replica (model, cut-out, etc...) from just 5 pieces of paper! (Click here to open pdf )
  3. Now let me introduce a branch of the popular Japanese art of Origami : Aerogomi ! which deals with aerodynamic paper models....if you want a quick look at it , try making an OmniWing which is a glider of some sort....
    After getting acquianted with the principles of get this crazy long could a paper plane stay in flight ?????

  4. The answer is ultimately with you.....just follow Ken Blackburn's (who holds the Guinness record for time aloft for paper airplanes...update me if this is incorrect) guide on making the record setting paper airplane......which by the way was " in flight " for 27.6 seconds.
  5. Just burned an Audio CD but cannot find a case or plastic sleeve anywhere.....drop by and create yourself a nice looking paper case
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  7. Everybody needs to be reminded sometimes, regarding activities, scheds or just daily tasks....if you need to but do not want to spend on a PDA....just create yourself a Personal Organizer.
  8. If you do not have an available piece of paper ( or if you do but do not want to "waste it" ), maybe you can give the experience of paper-folding a try first....with money origami all you need is a dollar bill and you're fine.
  9. One of the most useful forms of paper is the toilet paper and its history is as rich as any. Here's an excerpt :
    "What did people use before toilet paper was invented?
    • Newsprint, paper catalogue pages in early US
    • Hayballs, Scraper/gompf stick kept in container by the privy in the Middle Ages
    • Discarded sheep's wool in the Viking Age, England
    • Frayed end of an old anchor cable was used by sailing crews from Spain and Portugal *Medieval Europe- Straw, hay, grass, gompf stick
    • Corn cobs, Sears Roebuck catalog, mussel shell, newspaper, leaves, sand- United States
    • Water and your left hand, India
    • Pages from a book, British Lords
    • Coconut shells in early Hawaii
    • Lace was used by French Royalty
    • Public Restrooms in Ancient Rome- A sponge soaked in salt water, on the end of a stick
    • The Wealthy in Ancient Rome-Wool and Rosewater
    • French Royalty-lace, hemp
    • Hemp & wool were used by the elite citizens of the world
    • Defecating in the river was very common internationally
    • Snow and Tundra Moss were used by early Eskimos

    Full article.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Adding a Google Search Bar to your Blog

Copied code from :

Edited it. (Why? I took out the code for the Google logo and also edited the target tag to show the results page into a new page. If you do not want the changes I made then refer to the Google source above.)

<!-- Search Google --> <center> <FORM method=GET action="" target="_blank"> <input type=hidden name=ie value=UTF-8> <input type=hidden name=oe value=UTF-8> <TABLE bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><tr><td> <INPUT TYPE=text name=q size=25 maxlength=255 value=""> <INPUT type=submit name=btnG VALUE="Google Search"> </td> <!-- Search Google -->

Now all you need to do is insert the code to your page.

Postscript: Working sample found on the sidebar.Suggestions on how to hack the code? All shared knowledge and/or opinion accepted.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

The quest begins....

Why. The question for the purpose of existence is always hard to answer....we do lots of things not because we're aware of the prize or as if we're aiming for a goal....most of the time we're just floating on the stream....enjoying and getting the most out of the journey that is life.