December 21st, 2006

Ceci n'est pas une personne.

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The storm that ravaged the pacific northwest (while all the pople in the gulf coast shake they heads and call up wimps. Just 80mph winds?) the NOAA was caught unable to come up with a name, so they are having a naming contest doe the storm:

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sew/windstormName.php

I think it should be named after some iconic to the area. In that vein, I suggest naming the storm jameth.
Ceci n'est pas une personne.

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If a)they weren't so expensive, and b) if I could get one with a customer reflection, I would love on of these:

http://www.grand-illusions.com/magicmirror/magmir1.htm

Available here, but only in pre-made Chinese designs:

http://www.grand-illusions.com/cgi-bin/sh000001.pl?REFPAGE=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2egrand%2dillusions%2ecom%2facatalog%2f&WD=mirror&PN=Optical_Toys%2ehtml%23a54#a54

If you could get an entryway mirror that was a magic mirror, you could point and area light at it and has an image of your house-hold members appear on the floor or opposite wall.

Or do a puzzle where you need to reflect a beam of light off of multiple mirrors in a specific order to get the image.

Or just make a cheesy action film starting with, "the map is in the mirror".

Pretty nifty, if you ask me...