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{ Monthly Archives } July 2003

The Octodog

Need a new way to eat your hot dogs? Fear not Octo Dog to the rescue!

Shipping Box Congestion

Got this one from “JWZ”. He just finds the neatest things. . That’d be awfully neat to see in real life. However it would be awful to be STUCK there in real life.

For those Mac Users afraid of the Command Line

Cocktail is a neat application that provides a nice GUI to many of the features most CLI-afraid users want to do but don’t want to use the Terminal for.

Learn Middle East Geography Interactively

Stumbled across this link from Cincom SmallTalk’s blog. Needless to say as a rather ignorant American on geographical borders I ended up making about 30+ mistakes placing the countries in the right place. But at least I learned a bit from trying to match up the countries to the right spot. I think my saddest […]

A Tale of Software Overengineering

I found the following blog post interesting. Here’s a story of someone overengineering their project then finding the thing creaked along and spending lots of time learning how to optimize and cut away unnecessary things that were built. I’m sure there are many other anecdotes of people building gigantic amounts of infrastruture for something that […]

C’mon this shouldn’t be that hard…

I just tried downloading and installing the SVG Viewer that is supported under OS X in the hopes that Safari might support it but no go. *sigh* C’mon Adobe update the viewer so it runs on other browsers for the Mac already. I wasted more time fiddling with SVG to work than actually viewing the […]

Interesting Story on Solar Panel Usage in Japan

The New York Times has an interesting artcle on Solar Panel Usage in Japan. Seems the Japanese government has put in the right conditions to get consumers more warmed up to installing them in their homes. Wish the U.S. would get its act together on this issue but I don’t see that happening anytime soon. […]

Debunking Nessie?

Seems according to this report (Courtesy the BBC) they’ve sonar scanned the whole lock ness and can’t find a darned thing. Guess that takes the fun out of believing in the Loch Ness Monster. fooey. I still wanna believe If you’re interested in more Loch Ness fun here’s some more links (also courtesy BBC): Loch […]

What’s in a name?

Well just click on the title to see what I mean.

Growing into and out of technology?

I’ve posted some thoughts on “Growing Into and Out of Technology”. Interesting trends. Some people that get technical burn out or just don’t want to deal with certain aspects of it. My first reaction was to respond ‘You are copping out’. However, on reflection I shouldn’t say much since I really don’t want to know […]

Cripes! WindowServer just crashed

Sheesh. The WindowServer just bit the dust on my PowerBook. That was the weirdest experience. I wonder how many other people have watched their WindowServer die on them. First, I’m typing then I see the little swirling circle at the bottom of the screen as if the computer is about to reboot. Then the screen […]

Amusing CorporateSpeak stupidity

I have to agree with the poster of this link. The word ‘rightsizing’ in regards to cutting down numbers of employees at a corporation is really amusing. If you ask me rightsizing would be something like closing the salary gap between the absolute top management and the lowest paid employee. But that’s just my opinion.

JPL Solar System Simulator

Seems JPL has a Solar System Simulator Website. Some of the pictures in the Art Section are really neat. I’ll have to spend more time exploring the site. Kudos “Celsius1414” for pointing the link out!

Might as well work at McDonald’s

Just flipping through some job sites and saw this. At those competitive rates might as well work a job at McDonald’s.

Can’t people get along?

Summary: Someone builds a system to monitor changes to postings that are available in RSS News feeds and another person gets quite upset about this. The poster of the link I’m linking to thinks that this type of monitoring is mean spirited. However, if you read the discussion the debate goes back and forth. Frankly, […]