A redesign out of necessity

Visitors may have noticed that INDY.CC has been quite slow these past few days. That's mainly due to all of the pull on my database for page structures, authentication, and especially the gallery. It would appear that what began as a small bit of lag has since turned into a nightmare of minute long page loads.

This just will not do. So, out of necessity, I will be rolling out a completely new site design. I will do my best to keep primary functions up for members (e.g. lists, IMDB, trip tracker, etc.), but don't be surprised if a few other things break in the mean time. Please note: the gallery will not be affected in any way.

Wish me luck!


Wireless Power?!

Whoa... Power delivered without wires to devices! There's an article on BBC News' website titled Physics promises wireless power was pointed out on Slashdot.org today. I'm still trying to get my head around this one and I think I'm getting there.

Graphic of device transmitting power
It's actually a pretty cool concept. Basically, they use specialized frequencies of EM energy to transfer a charge from an antenna to a ready device. It's still just a computer model right now, but hopefully it will eventually enter the development stage. Who knows, we might someday experience something like this:
"...I'm going to have to call you back. My mobile phone's about to lose power -- Nevermind, I just passed a charger. What were you saying?"