Wednesday, September 26, 2007

So satisfying

I may have said it before, but I'll say it again. There is something so satisfying about this site: - Watch it Shred

And this one: - Will it Blend

Monday, September 24, 2007

Yes it's true... no not THAT!

Yes, we're getting a new member of our family. No, not a people.

Check out our new puppy, coming home October 19th.

Oh yea... She's a Shih Tzu.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Updates to my site and blog

You may have notices, that the 'Sites I Visit' section to the left has changed. This parallels changes I have made on my site.

I have added parts to my site's database, for Jokes, which I mentioned earlier. But now I also have a page of Quotes.

The main page of my site has had it's links cleaned up.

All three of these sections are not only database driven, but they also have a 'Newest!' section. This allows for you to quickly see what I've added recently.

Eventually, I'd like to do an RSS feed for Jokes and Quotes... but this is a start to simplify maintenance of my site.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Sandals and Crocs get eaten by the jaws of escalators.

Never had a problem myself, but thought I'd pass this on:
Crocs, kids and escalators a bad combination?

My advice? Always pay attention to your children. Who wouldn't be careful with a two year old on an escalator anyway!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Protect yourself and clean up web pages!

Ads!!! They're everywhere. Some of them aren't even that nice.

Here's a way to get rid of ads... it's not everything, but it helps.

Basically, it gives you a list of ad servers. You copy and paste the list into your hosts file, and whenever a page tells you to look at an ad from one of those servers, your browser looks for it on your own hard drive. But since it's not there, nothing comes up where the ad would be.

It's a little tricky, but if you have a geek handy, ask 'em to do it.

(Note: I've found a few ads that still come up. I look at the source, and add their server to the list, and viola, it's gone.)

Do you, and should you, believe everything scientists say?

Most Science Studies Appear to Be Tainted By Sloppy Analysis
"We all make mistakes and, if you believe medical scholar John Ioannidis, scientists make more than their fair share. By his calculations, most published research findings are wrong."

Friday, September 14, 2007

Stick it to the man, yea!

The Bank of America's ATM heist, or, Why we pay fees to get take money out.

Friday, September 07, 2007

And more words of wisdom

Words of wisdom!!!

In seattle washington it is illegal to carry a CONCEALED weapon over 8ft in length.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

No more Distributed.Net!!!

The RC5-72 challenge was discontinued in May. Therefore, there will be no reward for processing keys...

I'll leave the link to my stats up there for now. In the mean time, I will look into other distributed computing systems.

In fact, right now I'm trying Boinc.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Robotic telecommuting

Okay, I don't like to repeat stuff, but this is something I think is worth repeating.

Meet IvanAnywhere

Why didn't somebody think of this sooner?