Curious George: Blacklight photography with a digital camera I need some help with digital photography. This is the problem: I take a photograph at night with a blacklight only to get an image that is okay, but basically purple and missing the detail I'm looking for. more inside
Star Wars as it should have been I haven't laughed so hard in all of 2005. Watch this and you'll see why. Enjoy.
Curious Monkey: The Pain and Suffering of Garnishment My paycheck is being garnished. What are my options? What are your experiences? Any recommendations?
Vote For the Greatest American The History Channel is running a special on 'The Greatest American'. One of the five nominees is Reagan. Get the word out so we can cast votes for the other four choices out there. Washington, Franklin, Lincoln and Martin Luther King. Who do you think should have been nominated for 'greatest american' that wasn't on the list?
Curious Monkey: Does anyone live in Little Rock or know anyone in Little Rock who might be able to give some feedback on what life would be like for someone from the middle east there? I have a friend who's an egyptian doctor who is considering a job offer.
Bush Invades Iran in June and things don't go as planned? What do you think life is going to be like in this country if Iran doesn't fold like Iraq does and in fact, could quite possibly destroy the oil fields in Saudi Arabia, launch missles against southern Europe and Israel and invade Iraq with thousands of very capable and well-equipped soldiers and equipment? Feel free to extropolate. This is a 'what if', not a probability. Remember that Iran actually has a capable air force whereas Iraq did not.
Earth to Condi: Get Stuffed Column from Former Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs and UN bigshot Lloyd Axeworthy who published this scathing open letter to Condi Rice.
800 Years of Liberty flushed away With the Patriot Act and now the british Prevention of Terrorism Bill in the works, I thought it was appropriate at taking a look at the document the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence is based on. Lest we forget . . .
The Red Calf Is Blessed. Apoccy Clips Around The Corner? Sanity and reason go for a long walk, perhaps never to return
Curious Monkey: Wi-Fi Wang Fu I've got a wi-fi router (D-Link DI-624)and I was wondering if this is possible: Can I plug this thing into my laptop and use the antenna to boost signals from outside sources to my laptop? The only other alternative seems to be to get a cantenna and a wi-fi card with a plug in for the cantenna. Any ideas? Thoughts? Off-color jokes?
Curious Monkey: Shared Houses vs. Apartments I've lived in a couple of shared houses since 1986, with various ups and downs. On one hand, I've been lucky enough to be in a situation where my monthly outlay for rent is far below what others might pay in a rental situation, or even a home ownership situation. Currently I live in a five-bedroom two story turn of the century arts-and-crafts style bungalow in Seattle and pay $150.00 a month. There are minuses, of course; getting some housemates to clean up after themselves can be a bit frustrating, but all in all it's a pleasant experience with a caring owner that does a pretty good job of keeping the place in serviceable shape. What's your story? Would you ever consider house sharing? What would be your ideal situation?
The Dwell Home The contest: Design and build a home for around $200,000. The results are stunning. Perhaps there's hope for those of us who would rather not live in boring boxes after all.
Is This Truly New Jersey? Home of Kevin Smith of Clerk's fame, a couple of New Yawkuhs define the essence of 'joisey'. Do they succeed? Read on.
How To Make A Killing Off the Stock Market: Become a U.S. Senator A new study showing that the stock picks of Senators, as revealed in their financial disclosure forms, outperformed the market by a whopping 12 percent. Insider trading anyone? Although it's not clear whether any laws have been broken, Alan Ziobrowski, one of the study's authors says "there is cheating going on, at a 99 percent level of confidence."
The Blasters Home Page I was kinda bummin' about the election an' stuff and I just randomly clicked on 'The Blasters' in iTunes and what do ya know! Sunshine! Smiles! Dancin'! Marie-Marie ! ! !
Thought For a new PolyFilter I've noticed a need to discuss politics here, yet also that the topic itself is, understandably, very touchy these days. I like the crowd here on Monkeyfilter and that, most especially that they are more civilized and thoughtful than on sites like 'Fark, 'Metafilter', etc. What I would like to do is put together a site where *civil* discourse is encouraged and welcomed and negative discussion is discouraged. This from someone who has, admitedly, engaged in some negative conversations in the past. My problem is that my html skills are kind of rusty and I would need some help. Anyone interested or do they have any suggestions? I would like to hear from any and all interested parties. My intent is to create something like 'The Boston Commons' for the internet.
Why it's a bad idea to race down offfice hallways We've all raced down hallways in office chairs on slow days at the office. Here's what happens when it goes wrong . . .