Thursday, June 03, 2004

A Guide to the Most Efficient Things in the World

This site looks to be a great resource. Our dryer has been broken forever, maybe I'll replace it with this one:

Spin-X Spin Centrifugal Clothes DryerThe Spin-X can remove one quart of water from clothes taken out of the Washing Machine, using the same amount of electricity the clothes dryer uses in 15 seconds.

The Spin-X spin dryer extracts at speeds of 3300 RPMs and pulls the water out at 1420 G forces as compared to a commercial extractor which only has a G force of 700 at 1400 RPMs.

10 lbs. wet load capacity (2 king size sheets, 2 large king size pillow cases, 1 bath towel, 2 hand towels)

Alas, the site has no RSS feed...

A picture that Linda just sent me from this weekend. Terran learned how to ride a bike without training wheels in literally about 5 minutes. Mesa taught him. He then practiced for a couple of hours and was able to get going on an incline by himself. He's good to go now. A regular bike rider. One more child to go and then we can do a family ride of the rail trail.

Monday, May 31, 2004

Bob Dylan

Lots of Dylan related things lately. In February I bought a copy of Masked and anonymous for Ron for his birthday and ripped a copy of it a last weekend with DVD Decrypter, (a great app). It's the sort of movie that needs multiple viewings. I read this review this weekend, which will help you out if you plan on seeing it -- and you should, because it is a great film.

Dylan recently released his Halloween 1964 concert as part of the bootleg series. I've had a *real* bootleg of that show for quite some time, (again from Ron), but grabbed the official release, (which is much better sound quality), from AllOfMP3. AllOfMP3 is a music download site out of Russia that sells music downloads by the megabyte. It's like buying clothes by the pound, (or by the bag from Pennywise in Pittsfield :) ). I signed up for 1 gigabyte of downloads, which cost 10 bucks. The cool thing is that you can choose which format, bitrate and encoder you want you music encoded with before you buy it. The music I have bought so far have been under a buck an album. An no DRM to boot. Screw iTunes!

I'm going to see Dylan play this Friday night here in NH. Outdoor show. Should be great!