Iowa State Beats #2 Oklahoma State 37-31

What a great day to be a Cyclone fan! Not only did we beat number two ranked OSU, but we are now bowl bound! I had goose bumps watching this game last night. And through technology I got to “virtually” watch the game with dozens of my friends and fellow alum through the miracle of facbook and SMS. I hope Ames wasn’t burned to the ground last night? That place had to be crazy! What a great start to my weekend!

Product Review: Axe Hold and Touch Hair Gel

A couple of weeks ago I received a free sample of Axe Hold and Touch Hair Gel.  I must say, I was very pleasantly surprised with this product.  I wouldn’t call it “gel”.  It’s a cross of pomade and hair gel.  Unlike pomade the constancy is similar to toothpaste at the same time a little stiffer and dryer than a gel.  I’ve never liked pomade.  It always left my hair feeling waxy and was never easy to work with.  Axe Hold and Touch Hair Gel really is the best of both worlds.  It was very easy to work with, not too wet, not too dry.  It did a great job of holding my hair all day and damp hands later in the day will do a nice refresh.  While I don’t really spike my hair, this product would hold in a spiked messy kind of ‘do.  It was light and my hair really was touchable all day.  I might have actually found a new hair product!

I would link to the product page on the Axe website for more information, but www. is an absolutely horrible website that is hard to navigate and doesn’t really provide any usable product info.

360-Degree Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera

An Amazing Throwable Ball / Camera that captures a full 360 Degree spherical panorama when thrown into the air.  This prototype was developed by Marc Alexa, Bernd Bickel, Carsten Gremzow, Kristian Hildebrand, and Jonas Pfeil. The panoramic camera has 36 digital cameras layered in an protective foam shell.  The photographer simply gives the ball a toss.  When the camera/ball reaches its apex (the highest point in the flight path) it automatically snaps 360 simultaneous photos and stitches them together to provide breathtaking images.  You have to see it to believe it:

360-Degree Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera Links:!/ballcamera