2002 WSBF Taco Eat-Off

I shot this video while I was a DJ at WSBF, Clemson’s student run radio station. It was a fun event, although the video probably could use a bit more editing to make it shorter.

Streamburst is brilliant

I just came across Streamburst via Techcrunch. Within minutes, I was happily downloading In Search of the Valley at a blistering 8-9 megabits per second, probably the closest I’ve ever gotten to topping out my 16-megabit ADSL connection. By the time I finish this blog post, a full DRM-free 1.1 gigabyte DVD-quality movie will be ready to watch, all for $7.99. That’s brilliant. I went to ISOTV’s website, added the downloadable movie to my part, and paid using paypal.
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Self balancing pendubot

That’s my friend Tim with our final project as Clemson EE students back in 2004. We were given a computer running QNX and told to build a pendubot: The Pendubot is a two-linked inverted pendulum actuated by a single motor. The links are connected to each other by a rotational joint, and the base of one link is connected to the motor. Control of the Pendubot is available only at the base of one of the links, thus the challenge of the project is to balance the top link by only the bottom link.
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Ski-Gliding the Eiger

These crazy guys over at Acro-Base made this video of one of them ski-gliding down the Eiger. It’s a terrifying video, at times showing the flier dangerously close to the rocks.

Borat takes on Charleston

Controversial “reporter” Borat goes to my home town and takes on Charleston’s societal elite. Hilarity ensues. While you’re at it, this is another great Borat video. This time he’s interviewing James Broadwater (my favorite is the 10 minutes of silence):

Bush uses The Google on teh internets

Transcript: HOST: I’m curious, have you ever googled anybody? Do you use Google? BUSH: Occasionally. One of the things I’ve used on the Google is to pull up maps. It’s very interesting to see — I’ve forgot the name of the program — but you get the satellite, and you can — like, I kinda like to look at the ranch. It remind me of where I wanna be sometimes.
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Best Toy Ever

This Canadian RC modeler built this setup using gyroscopes attached to his virtual reality headgear, independently controlling the camera on the RC airplane, while a standard controller handles all the flight servos. He’s able to wirelessly capture all video data streaming from the onboard camera. It’s amazing how well the headgear controls the onboard camera. It makes me really want to build my own… More info can be found at this forum post: http://www.
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An amazing juggler

If you like the Beatles, you’ll find this video clip amazing. I keep expecting him to drop something, but he keeps rocking out. He’s much better than the jugglers I see here on Stuttgart’s Koenigstrasse. :)