NOLA mayoral candidate caught Photoshopping herself…in NOLA

NOLA mayoral candidate Kimberly Williams has used a header image of herself posing on the streets of New Orleans for her Website.

The only problem is the picture wasn’t taken it New Orleans. It was taken at Disneyland. Williams removed a Disney-labeled garbage can from the image’s background.

Disney’s response:

A Disney public relations official confirmed Friday that the picture comes from the theme park’s “New Orleans Square,” and the company had been made aware of the unauthorized use of the image.

“We’ve referred this to our legal department,” said the official, who did not give his name, referring further questions to a Disney lawyer who could not be reached

Google Calendar launches

And so far it looks pretty slick. Especially the drag-and-drop capabilities:

via Google:


Calendar Sharing: Set up a calendar for your company softball team, and share it with the whole roster. (Your shortstop will never forget about practice again.) Or share with friends and family so you can view each other’s schedules side by side.

Invitations: Create event invitations, send them to friends, and keep track of people’s responses and comments, all in one place. Your friends can receive your invitation and post responses even if they don’t use Google Calendar themselves.

Quick Add: Click anywhere on your calendar where an event belongs (or use the Quick Add link), and start typing. Google Calendar understands whole phrases like “Brunch with mom at Java Cafe 11am on Saturday,” and will pop new events right into your agenda.

Gmail Integration: Add your friend’s Super Bowl party to your calendar without ever leaving your Gmail inbox. Gmail now recognizes events mentioned in emails.

Search: Find the date of the Baxter family BBQ (you knew it was sometime this summer). Or, search public calendars to discover new events you’re interested in and add them to your own calendar.

Mobile Access: Receive event reminders and notifications on your mobile phone.

Event Publishing: Share your organization’s events with the world.

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Forty minutes of aviation oddities, accidents

Ultimate Back to the Future toy

Replica Time Circuits Prop Back to the Future DeLorean

The Time Circuits feature in all three movies and no DeLorean Time Machine is complete without them. The casing is made from aluminium and is designed to fit over your DeLorean dash covering the air vents and radio. It’s easy to take in and out of the car so you don’t need to keep the time circuits in all the time.

The Time Circuits are fully operational. That means that the time and date on each row can be set by the keypad. Unfortunately, you will need a working DeLorean time machine and 1.21 GigaWatts of power in order to actually travel through time.

The electronics within the unit include 39 16-segment displays in three colours red, green and yellow, a custom-programmed microcontroller and display drivers. The unit runs from a 12V supply. The keypad is fitted to the base of the chassis and has a numeric keypad and illuminated lights and switches.

This unit draws less than 0.5A but should be run from a secondary battery if you plan to leave it on at a car show. (link)

Very nice. But for about $1500, I think I’ll pass and instead invest in developing a flux capacitor.