So, as I've been totally and utterly off-line from a LiveJournal perspective the last couple of months, I've accumulated a bunch of links to cool/interesting/funny/whatever stuff which I thought "I should post about that", but haven't... Really, I'd say each of these is worthy of a post, and only wasn't because I had no time, so please enjoy!
How cool is this? People (especially media) so often assume that BitTorrent and all the P2P download protocols are evil and must be stopped, but ... dude ... they are not just for illegally downloading things! I download my free Operating System (Fedora Core) using BitTorrent. This whole site is about public domain stuff (just movies, possibly) available via BitTorrent. That's, IMHO, pretty damn great.
"Cracking safes with thermal imaging". Ooh, geeky, and ... wow, if I ever need a safe, I'll be a little more clued in as to the level of security provided by key-pad-operated safes. Actually, heck, I've used them in hotel rooms. I doubt anybody cares about what I leave in a hotel in-room safe enough to bother, but certainly puts the level of security in perspective.
"Geek Parents Using Cooling Technology Instead of Medicine to Lower Fevers". At last, an informative piece of journalism! At last, a way for parents to save on medical costs while keeping their children healthy! At last, ok, it's just funny.
"Emergency Naptime Procedures Implemented". The Hand Puppet Movie Theatre Presents... Serenity. This was posted all over the frickin' place a while ago, but it's worthy of further record. :) Hi-larious!
Lastly, to finish up on an amusingly light note... Vint Cerf in a very amusing T-shirt (in case you're not au fait with the world of Internet protocols, Vint Cerf, oft hailed as "the father of the Internet", played a very key rôle in the creation of IP (Internet Protocol -- upon which the Internet is based) and TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol over Internet Protocol).