So now that I’m done with “The convention I was stressing about” (I’ll be heading back to Boston tomorrow), it’s back into the long term contract I picked up a few months ago. A lot of very cool Java coding that’s abstract, fascinating, intense, and occasionally screamingly frustrating. But it also means I get toRead More
I get to watch a little TV when travelling – it’s a great ‘run away!’ space for me where I can avoid all the chaos that are conventions. Every once in a while I get to watch something that just leaves me cracking up everytime I play it over in my head. While watching MythbustersRead More
From the same folks who brought you the geek hierarchy (a truly masterful project – be sure to look at the super-huge unabridged version), heres’ some handy household hints. One I found particularly amusing: Keep Computers From Taking Over The World First, take note of the year. Before 1974, you must confront the computer withRead More
I’m in Tampa working a convention this week. Since this was a “I pay for everything” trip, I booked a flight on the cheapest airline I could find, which ended up being Song Airlines (apparently the ‘cheapo’ side of Delta). $170 round trip from Logan to Tampa. Not too shabby. What I didn’t count onRead More
This is just too cool. Havel and Ruck will create a large funnel-like vortex beginning from the west wall adjacent to Montrose Blvd. The exterior skin of the houses will be peeled off and used to create the narrowing spiral as it progresses eastward through the small central hallway connecting the two buildings and exitingRead More
Every once in a while I run this test just to see if I’m drifting around. I think I’ve changed a lot in the last 10 years, at least since I first took this test, but to me things seem to be on the level. Maybe I’m just more aware of myself than I usedRead More
It’s a wonder these companies can function at all. I have a convention in Florida this week, and to make things a little smoother, I was planning on having a pair of flat screen monitors shipped to the hotel. It was time for some upgrades to my home systems anyway, so a pair of newRead More
Did you know that PUPILS spelled backwards is SLIPUP ? These and others are the results of my ongoing addiction with TextTwist. I run it on my Kyocera 7135 palm phone, and have figured out the wiggly ways to keep a game going between stops and other life interruptions. I was just amused at thatRead More
The folks over at Penny Arcade are having a rough day. Apparently Gabe doesn’t quite grok the concept of backups in the total Zen sense… I can remember being so proud of him three years ago when he braved the Morlocks at CompUSA and picked up a little USB backup drive. Now, I’m not evenRead More
Take a peek at the Deluded Blues website, and click on ‘Bios’. W00t!
I don’t know who Mr. Welch is, or who theglen is, but this is one of the funniest lists I’ve seen in a while. Anyone who has ever done ANY gaming, prepare to not get anything done for the next 20 minutes or so. The list.
Hobbit nabbed a great picture of me passing clubs with Phil and (unfortunately I can’t remember his name – Jim? He’s the fellow on the right) while we were at Baitcon last weekend. This is probably the most juggling I’ve done in the last year or two, and Phil and Jim were great passers. WeRead More
Pursuant to my last post, I have to share this quote from T. H. Mitchells essay on the nature of of the judeo-christian definition of ‘god’… This is from Carl Sagan’s “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors” [p5-6] : We humans are like a newborn baby left on a doorstep, with no note explaining who it is,Read More
I like to take the time to poke fun at establishments, and the ever twisted maze of the religion loosely referred to as “Christianity” is such an easy target, it’s sometimes hard to wonder where to start. It’s a never ending pile of suppositions, assumptions, and dogma stacked on folk tales and nomadic story-telling, whichRead More
The cohousing group I’m in, Mosaic Commons, is hosting a slideshow this friday in Berlin, MA. Curious about what we’re doing, or just interested in cohousing in general? Cmon down!