Free Lens Hoods

Print your own lens hoods! If you own an SLR and don’t have lens hoods for your lenses, they are definitely worth it to cut down on lens flare in certain situations. However, they can be surprisingly expensive. These cardboard versions are obviously not as sturdy as the real thing, but as the site points out, you can always print out another ;-). Most lens manufacturers are covered (no Minolta for you yet, shaft) with a surprising selection of lenses available.

Trek Passions

Trek Passions is:

A 100% free online community and SciFi personals site for science fiction lovers, including but not limited to lovers of Star Trek and Star Wars. Find others who share your passion for Sci Fi. Meet people who read Isaac Asimov, Ben Bova, Robert A. Heinlein, Douglas Adams, Arthur C. Clarke & more. Grok!? Whether you are just looking for like-minded friends, or maybe more, Trek Passions is here for you.

Not sure what to make of this, but I am not in the mood to explore too deeply right now…

The New New Gore

Check out the American Prospect Online article The New New Gore:

Five years ago, Al Gore was the much-mocked pol who blew a gimme with his stiff demeanor and know-it-all style. Today? C’mon, admit it: You like him again.

The article examines what Al Gore has been up to for the past couple of years. You might be surprised…