Wednesday, November 04, 2009

It's... Magic

Behold, the PrintBrush. A hand-sized printer that prints by manually “brushing” the printer back and forth on a surface.

Here’s to hoping this device is real and becomes available in the not-too-distant future.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Bay Bridge Crack

For the nerdophiles, an article explaining the issue with the San Francisco bay bridge, the kludge put in place to fix it, and the resulting failure.

 

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

My Wife the DBA

My wife received an ad email yesterday to which she is subscribed. The first line was:

Lori, you asked to be reminded about ERROR: Invalid row index '1' for SQL 'data' function on tag 'offerlist'.

I did not know she was moving in on my territory.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Confucious Say...

...pahaps you like reconsiduh yoosing new search enzhine.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Why You Should Be Watching Big Bang Theory, Part I

For those who don't watch, Sheldon is the tall, skinny, nerdy guy who is smarter than everyone on the planet and knows it. He has a superiority complex and is a germophobe. Did I mention nerdy? Star Trek, Star Wars, comic books, computer games, etc.

Leonard (aka David from "Rosanne") is Sheldon's room mate. He is also very smart but a little more street smart than Sheldon. Sheldon and Leonard work together in the science laboratory at the local university.

Penny is the girl who lives across the hall from Leonard and Sheldon in the apartment complex. She is an aspiring actress and is very much NOT a rocket scientist. She works at a Applebees-ish restaurant. She and Leonard dated briefly.

In this episode Penny has made it known that she has bought Christmas gifts for Sheldon and Leonard. Sheldon has a fit because of the implied reciprocity and has dragged another two of his pals (Howard and Rajesh) to a foofy store to buy a gift for Penny. Not knowing what type of gift Penny is getting for him he is unsure how much he should spend on the gift.

He devises a plan that should allow him exchange a gift appropriate and commensurate with the gift he will receive from Penny -- he will purchase several gifts of varying value. Once he receives his gift he'll feign intestinal difficulties... when he returns from his business he'll bring back the appropriately valued gift for Penny.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Internet Inside An Operating System Inside the Internet

G.ho.st, an enigma wrapped in a mystery wrapped in a spinach tortilla.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New Tech Blog

Howdy.

I've fired up another blog to cover my fabulous adventures in nerdville. The ramblings there will be related to stuff I'm doing for my business, so it's hosted on my business site -- http://www.lpsol.com/blog. It's called PathLight, and I'll probably start off with moving some nerdy posts from here over to there when I get a chance. For the three people who read this, if you are technically inclined please consider bookmarking me over yonder.

Scott and I have been discussing the method by which this blog will be blown up and reconstituted. Me not having a science degree and all, I'm thinking dynamite because I can understand the process of lighting a fuse with a match. Scott is probably considering something involving the splitting of atoms.

In any event, eventually I'd like to post stuff here (for myself) that is more substantial and essay-like than stupid stuff -- like blogging about blogging.