Monthly Archives: July 2006
Bidding on the Barry Bonds homerun ball #715 started this afternoon on eBay. The bidding starts at $10,000. The last Barry Bonds “milestone” ball (#700) went for $804,129 back in October 2004. Something tells me that this ball won’t go for anywhere near that amount. My prediction: $50,000. In unrelated news, Mr. Bonds turned 42 (!) today.7/25 Update:
The bidding is off to a very slow start. 6 bids so far and the latest offer is only $11,500.
OK, so much for my prediction. 42 bids now and the price is up to $125K with 8 days left on the auction.
I had a great time at the Giants game Saturday night. A warm summer night and the Giants won their fifth straight and moved into first place in the NL West, a half game ahead of the Padres. How long will it last??? More photos here.
Well, that didn’t last very long. Three straight losses, two blown saves from Blownitez in the last three games and the Giants are now in third place, three games behind the Padres. Argh!
Here’s a scary graph on Technorati. This shows a huge increase in blog
posts mentioning “World War III“.
After a rough week for the upstart photo sharing site (they cancelled their re-launch last Friday due to a denial-of-service attack), Zooomr 2.0 is now available. I haven’t spent a lot of time on their yet but so far I’m impressed. The geotagging function is great. On the photo shown below you can see a map on the right that shows the location of the photo. Just below that you can see other photos that were taken in the same geographical area.
Someone has posted a video of The Wizard of Oz with Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon as the soundtrack. I first heard about this back in the late 90’s (’98?). Funny how these things come back around again. The best sequence is the 8 minute mark to the 20 minute mark.
Google has rolled out a new feature that allows you to link to specific time markers in a video. Try it out by clicking on the time markers below…
1) 8:07. The wicked witch arrives at the exact same time that the bells go off.
2) 14:45. The music turns ominous when the sky darkens and the winds begin to pick up.
3) 16:00. Intense female vocals start when Dorothy starts to run around, avoiding objects that have been picked up by the strong winds.
4) 17:15. The music starts to die down and the vocals become calmer when Dorothy gets knocked out by the blown in window.
5) 18:29. The female vocals intensify again when Dorothy sees the witch on her bike.
6) 19:31. The sounds of the cash register start after Dorothy opens the door and the movie switches from black & white to color.
This site has a more complete list of things to look for.