A lot of thought regarding my own personal belief structures has been rattling around in my head for the last year or two. Perhaps a lot of it has to do with what I see as the ascendancy of the radical religious view, and how somehow the concept of ‘spirituality’ has been perverted into aRead More
Ruben Bolling (author of Tom the Dancing Bug) totally nails it on the head in the 5/14 strip “Religious activists held a news conference to promote their demand that schools stop teaching that water freezes at 32 degrees fahrenheit.” Thanks to Tom for this pointer.
If you have a pulse and are connected to the net at anything faster than pigeon speed, you’ve heard that Sony has released the Playstation 3 at the E3 gaming expo. I don’t know about you, but the specs on this thing are pretty mindblowing. Checkit: It will support Blu-ray (obviously), DVD±R/W, CD-R/RW Backwards compatibleRead More
You see them at the stores, on TV, and occasionally during police activities, but how do they really work? Check out the nice full detailed article at HowStuffWorks.com for an inside look at these fascinating and flexible devices. They go into detail not only on the theory and construction, but also into examples of bothRead More
What can you say about Kitten War? I mean, it’s a site where you vote for the cutest kitten. And with pictures like this one in the top 10, it’s just chock full of squee-ing goodness. My personal caption for this one is “Rar. I am fierce.”.
My voiceover hero, Don LaFontaine was the guest on Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. The show is available on the NPR website. The show is from 05-14-2005, so the ‘current’ link might not work. You can try this link. Don’s part in the show starts around the 18 minute mark. Don LaFontaine is also knownRead More
During the runup to the british election, a memo was referenced repeatedly referring to documents detailing a series of high intelligence meetings between british intelligence (MI6) and the Administration in 2002: the documents help prove that the leaders made a secret decision to oust Iraqi President Saddam Hussein nearly a year before launching their attack,Read More
In the ongoing quest to keep myself entertained, I try to rummage around looking for good distractions to while away the hours between the time I declare “I can’t work anymore” and the time I can safely say “It’s time to go to bed.” My earlier solution to fill these hours was Kobo Deluxe, which,Read More
This is sort of interesting. If you go to a few specific spots in Google Maps, you can see what appears to be huge spheres over parts of Florida. A bunch of folks have been chatting about this, and several theories (“It’s a Mentos ad!”) have been suggested (“Swamp gas from a weather balloon gotRead More
Since I set up my T40 laptop with a dock and an external monitor, I have to frequently change the resolution from the laptops native 1400×1050 (yes, that high) to 1280×1024 (what my monitor can handle). Up til now I’ve been using the Desktop config tool to do this (right click on desktop, Configure Desktop->Display->ScreenRead More
Goodness, what a day. With Cat out of town this week, I’ve been spending a lot of time with Zach, and today we got to go out and bikeride for the first time in probably 2 weeks. Not only was that cool, but today I received my new Olympus D770UZ camera. Astute readers will rememberRead More
Yay, it looks like Derek has started blogging again, another person to add to my Sage feed. I have to thank Derek for finding this quote, which I had seen many years ago, but couldn’t actually find: The geographical center of Boston is in Roxbury. Due north of the center we find the South End.Read More
This past week I drove my nifty Golf TDI down to NJ for a quick visit to a client. It was a great drive, but it gave me time to think about the moral arguments in my head about my car. On the one hand, it can’t be denied that getting 42-43mpg nowadays is aRead More
A post in Tom’s livejournal made me think a bit about how people use computers in the modern day. Back in the Dark Ages (the 80’s and early 90’s), most PC’s ran single tasking operating systems that let you run (with only slight variation) one program at a time. You ran one program, when youRead More
This is a fun set of flash games that are educational as well. How well do you know your US geography? Place the states onto the map – I played the ‘intermediate’ Place the State one and 46 out of 50 perfect – 92%, Avg error of 17 miles in 497 seconds. Click here toRead More