Colin’s toolbox.

Collin Cunningham posted another episode of Collin’s Lab detailing his basic electronic toolkit.

I’m doing pretty good, just missing good tweezers, a hemostat, tin snips, desoldering tool and magnifying visor.

Crystal Head Vodka

Check out this video of Dan Aykroyd promoting Crystal Head Vodka. This unique spirit is quadruple distilled, triple filtered and then “filtered” through Herkimer diamonds. It comes in a crystal skull shaped bottle, which Dan describes in greater detail in the video. The sales pitch is 8 minutes long, but at 5 minutes in they start focusing on vodka rather then ghosts and mystery.

If you’re interested in how good the vodka is, see John Hodgman’s video review after the jump. Continue reading “Crystal Head Vodka”


Today I had a chance to play around with a customer’s MacBook Pro. Supposedly it had been giving them electric shocks, something I was unable to reproduce. In the process of testing, I messed around with Photo Booth and came out with this. I think it makes me look like Tom Green.

Harrionette Miers

Harriet Miers is but a puppet controlled by Hier Bush

The image above, much like my photoshop skills, is far from perfect. The idea for the picture came to me while chatting with my boss yesterday, so rather then get a full night’s sleep, I created it using the trial version of Photoshop CS2. In the spirit of full disclosure, I know very little about:

  1. Harriet Miers
  2. Harriet Miers’ qualifications sit on the Supreme Court or to hold any other position for that matter.
  3. Whether or not Harriet Miers was nominated because she is easily manipulatable, as the picture suggests.

I’m pretty sure since this is parody that I’m not breaking any laws. Feel free to copy and distribute, but I’d appreciate it if you left the tag in place and give a link back to callblog or this post.

Harriet Miers, Supreme Court, Photoshop, puppetry, marionettes

Adsense and Facial Hair – yes, they’re related.

I’m thinking about putting adsense ads on the front page of callblog. Heres the issue: I use the free version of Opera, and it’s unobtrusive google text ads are always the same or very similar to adsense ads on the page I’m looking at. When I’m looking at individual entries, the ads are usually related to the content of the entry in some way. When I’m looking at callblog’s front page, the ads are for beard and goatee trimmers. Granted, I do have a pretty sweet goatee. I’m just not sure why google obsesses over it so much.

That being said, bring on the wacky beards!

beards, goatees, chin beards, mustache, adsense, google, beard contest