The things you learn while watching Jeopardy. Did you know the original set used for the 1980 movie Popeye is alive and well as Popeye Village (also known as Sweethaven Village), an amusement park on the northwest corner of the island of Malta? I didn’t!
So this weekend had me out to Ubercon down in NJ. All in all, things went pretty well. It was the second time I took Zach with me to an event, and he and blk’s son Justin had a riproaring time gaming, socializing, and geeking. On a personal level, this wasn’t one of my bannerRead More
Picture 018 Originally uploaded by eidolon When we first starting putting Mosaic together, I was all excited to exercise my basic scrounging skills and start accumulating stuff to fill out all our new spaces. Alas, Mosaic took a LOT longer than expected to come to fruition, but now we can finally start getting all theRead More
Another good night of coding! After finishing a hefty project at work, and a busy week of Life Fun, I took 4 or 5 hours last night to hack into CONGO and try and get some rough edges worked out. I really feel like I’m approaching a useable system, with workflow doing what it’s supposedRead More
I came across this great article on Gizmodo that goes over the major players in the smartphone market, from a visual standpoint. The article briefly discusses the various platforms out there, and gives a nice summary of the pros and cons of each. It’s a very simplistic overview, but it’s nice seeing all the playersRead More
IMG_6687 Originally uploaded by eidolon Today Zach and I stopped by Davis Square to take in Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band‘s performance at HonkFest. There were zillions of people around, with at least 3 different bands playing at any one time (far enough apart so they didn’t overlap at all), and tons of great costumes,Read More
I’m certainly a collector. Scouring eBay looking for another odd component to add to my esoteric toy collection is an age old pasttime. But Jay Walker, the founder of Priceline.com and entrepreneur extraordinaire, has taken it to the ultimate. Wired.com has an article and pictorial about his private library, containing centuries old books, originals ofRead More
A couple quick notes from this past weekend. First, Rock Band 2. ZOMG. I absolutely understand that the PS2 version of Rock Band vastly outsells the Xbox version, but going from our PS2 setup at home (which, admittedly, is pretty good), to a full Rock Band 2 setup on an XBox 360 with about 100Read More
Have to share this one. I’ve been wracking my brain trying to figure out how to get table rows in a struts and JSTL supported page. I haven’t found an easy example anywhere, but I finally sussed it out. So if you do JSTL and struts based stuff, and want to do those nice ‘greenbar’Read More
20081003 iphone 045 Originally uploaded by eidolon This weekend I’m out in Pittsburgh, and it’s a requirement, when I’m here, to go to a somewhat infamous restaurant in Pittsburgh. Can you identify it from this picture of these unbelievably yummy pancakes?
Apparently Zach can walk through walls. Yep, it’s easy for him, he even almost got me to do it, he said it was easy. I kept having him do it over and over again, then went over to the common house, and showed Diana, and she didn’t believe it either, until I finally convinced himRead More