Running in Zilker Park

I’ve taken to running in Zilker Park in the late afternoons. Zilker runs on the south side of Town Lake and it has a very nice jogging trail along the water that is filled with 50% fit people and 50% very strange people. I’ve noticed that Austin seems to attract some extremely strange people that look like they just barely can get by on a day-to-day basis, yet they find the time and resources to lounge around Zilker Park and drink bottled water.

The first picture shows the jogging trail along the water with some shirtless guys sporting non-religious tattoos. The second shows some bat droppings under a bridge. The third shows the Austin City Hall taking up an extremely valuable piece of real estate on the waterfront, which is just what I would expect from a fairly communist city. The fourth shows a fountain at the park and a building that looked really cool in the early 80’s.

Jogging trail at Zilker Park

Bat droppings

City Hall from across town lake Fountain at Zilker Park

Interesting tax diagram

I found this tax diagram on Deviantart that shows proportional spending in different areas, represented by proportionally different circle areas.

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Hooked up my ipod to the xbox 360

I downloaded some app from a strange-named company Nellymoser to hook up my Ipod to the 360 so I can listen to better music while I play games. The only complaint I have is that it has to re-index my library every time I hook it up, so it can take 10-15 seconds before my playlists appear.

Given the choice, I would like a hack that lets me share my iTunes playlists straight from my computer (PC or Mac).

Ipod and the 360

Jesus in the frying pan

…and yet another important item in Monty’s bizarre reliquery. Here is a picture of Jesus burned into a frying pan that he bought off eBay for Golden Palace. This is not nearly as cool as the Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich that sits nearby in a safe, but it is still a nice mix of cooking and religion.

Jesus in a frying pan

Britney Spears’ pregnancy test

My friend Monty has this in his office here in Austin. It currently sits behind me when I sit on the couch in his office and we attempt to have serious business discussions.

I believe the story on this is that someone that works at a hotel found the used and positive test in a hotel room trashcan after Britney checked out. It also has a very sketchy connection to Ottawa, as are all connections to Ottawa.

Britney Spears' Positive Home Pregnancy test

Want a ride?

Well, I don’t have this car yet… and I am not likely to because it’s not even available… and I am really not the kind of guy that is really into cars (as seen by my Prius a.k.a. golf cart with windows), but I think I could get into this car. It seems very impractical, but why not? I mean, who really needs a windshield anyway?

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Design process behind the XBox 360

I found this interesting page that talks about some of the design process and art iterations behind the 360.

Wooden Mirror

I sent this to a bunch of friends in email and it really confused them.  I don’t know why.  If I could figure out how to get one of these Wooden Mirrors into my house, it would entertain me for the rest of my life.

Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter

This is a great game. I played it deep into one night and finished the single player campaign. It was really a fantastic and immersive experience. It is easily one of the most impressive games so far for the 360. The online experience is a kinda donkey, but it’s very nice and smooth when it works well.

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