A view from my office!

bikeoffice Originally uploaded by eidolon. Okay, not exactly. Today I had a bunch of errands that required me out on the road, including dropping the van off to get a trailer hitch put on. This of course left me without net connectivity (GASP!) for several hours, as my laptop is still in the Laptop MedicalRead More

History of Medicine

Found on bash.org : “I have a sore throat.” 2000 BC : “eat this root” 1200 AD : “That root is heathen, say this prayer.” 1500 AD : “That prayer is superstition, drink this elixir.” 1800 AD : “That elixir is snake oil, Take this pill.” 1900 AD : “That pill is ineffective, Take thisRead More

Zach and Justin on Wengo

Zach and Justin on Wengo Originally uploaded by eidolon. For some time now, Barb and I have been using Wengo for video and chat calls. It turns out, the kids love it almost more than we do. THis is Zach (sitting at my desk), talking with Justin (who is in Pittsburgh, 600 miles away), andRead More

Join our BOINC Team!

Just a reminder that if you’re a frequent Planet-Geek peruser, you should join our BOINC team. We’re closing in on the top 1000 teams in the world now (we’re at position 1234 at the moment, out of 30,000 teams globally). . BOINCstats collects BOINC statistics from all the different projects (Predictor.net, Folding@home, SETI@home, etc), andRead More

10 Years Ago…

… March, 1996, the world was introduced to the Palm Pilot. Alexander over at Mobileread, posted a nice little comment about it, including some images gakked from the original advertisements. I originally poopooed the Palmpilot. Something that had no removable media, no ports (the original units had no IR ports), and no expandability seemed aRead More

Of Life, Laptops, and Relatives

Sit down right there, and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip… Okay, not quite that much gloom and doom, but this sojourn down to Florida over the last week has definately thrown chaotic elements into the life of this humble (HAH) geek. First though, lets get the important bits covered…

March winter pictures

tree and ice Originally uploaded by eidolon. This afternoon we went out for a nice walk in the woods near the house. This is a peninsula sticking out into Lake Cochituate. The combination of warm temperatures, brilliant blue sky, strong sun, and a lovely midwinter breeze made it a perfect walking and taking pictures day.

A bit of levity…

My wife and her family introduced me what apparently originated as a radio announcers test; the “One hen, two ducks, three squawking geese, four limericking oysters…” etc etc etc… On a local list I’m on, a fellow has posted a version he remembers from some late night convention chitchatting. I thought it was enough ofRead More