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
It really was just a matter of time. I had been fighting the temptation for years. It wasn’t difficult, the offerings were tantalizing, but not enough to really make the committment necessary. And if I was going to do it, I wanted to make sure it was the right decision, at the right time. Alas,Read More
We’re doing more and more ‘music hangouts’ hereabouts, and I’m looking for suggestions on what sorts of music we should be adding to our ‘songbook’. The standard fare are entries from Rise up Singing, but I’m looking to widen out the offerings. We’ve added things like Allman Brothers – “Melissa” and the like, plus someRead More
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
I found this icon while surfing various other postings and misc communities, and I just stared at it for a good 15 minutes. It illustrates perfectly how a sewing machine works.
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
Ah, why not a quick bunch of updates and other tidbits. The other night I finally sat down and updated the inventory of all my DVD’s and Laserdiscs. Having picked up a crateful of discs from someone on GB-Reuse, I figured it was time to update the listing. It’s just a flat text file –Read More
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
… 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
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…
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.
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
I haven’t read UserFriendly in a while, but Scoble mentioned this strip, so I checked it out. Pretty well sums it up, eh? Edit – This thread apparently starts back a few posts. Story o mah life.
I’ll be hopping a plane down to Tampa this evening to spend a few days with mom, who is going in for surgery tomorrow to repair an aortic aneurysm. I’ll be gone until Friday, but should be available off and through the next few days, either from the hotel or maybe from a hospital room?Read More
Remember the guys doing the no pants thing on the NY Subway, and getting arrested for it? Well blk pointed out they’ve done another great mission. This time repeating a sequence of events over and over and over again in a Starbucks. The mission was called the Moebius, where a half dozen events were repeated,Read More