Month: June 2006

  • Debunking gurus, and such

    Over at Guruphiliac, they make a entertaining site of sorts, in which they write up their thoughts on various gurus, holders of divine knowledge, and peddlers of whatever. In their own words: While we understand that gurus are held sacred by many, they are also public figures deserving of scrutiny. Our primary aim is to […]

  • The wisdom of children

    Recently, Bill of DubiousQuality fame(?) posted the following tale of Eli 4.10 (his 4 yr 10 month old son): His favorite book right now is Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets. The first time I read it to him, he laughed so hard that he almost fell off the bed. So you […]

  • Wishful thinking

    Man, sometimes I wish for this, too. [tags]xkcd, comic, web comics, balloons[/tags]

  • Coming soon: AMD price cuts

    Price cuts are a given in our industry.  You buy something, the seller ships it, you receive it, and you get online only to find it cheaper somewhere else.  This just seems to be the status quo for computing.  The price cuts in question, detailed at Daily Tech, are of a more substantial then normal […]

  • Snake rescuer’s blog

    (via boingboing) Visit the snake rescue blog to see some really cool photos of, well, rescued snakes. I’m not a snake keeper/collector/lover by any means, but I don’t find them repulsive or scary like most folks do (but I do have enough respect for the danger to know to keep my distance). To a lot […]

  • Jeans designed for “conceal carry” use

    (via BoingBoing) I know some folks who might like a few pairs of these. Of course, I have no idea if these are any good, but the company does make a write-up done well enough to have me curious. Since I don’t carry, I don’t really need these myself, but I’m sure someone who sees […]

  • Buffett to give away most of his fortune

    (via CNN Money) That would be Warren Buffett, and not Jimmy Buffett (who, by the way, was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi – the same place where that squirrel went berserk – but back to the story). FORTUNE EXCLUSIVE: The world’s second richest man – who’s now worth $44 billion – tells editor-at-large Carol Loomis he […]

  • Top 20 game innovations we take for granted

    (via Joystiq) 1UP has it’s list of important gameplay innovations up.  These are things we take for granted now in gaming but that seemed revolutionary when first introduced.  I won’t steal 1UP’s thunder by listing them all now, but here are a few. Life Bar / Hit Points Power Ups Combos Cooperative Play I particularly […]

  • Good Irish music

    If you happen to have a chance to travel to Dublin, try to find where The Naked Fiddler (Brendan P Lynch) and his friends are playing.  My wife and I saw him at a pub in Dublin Friday night, playing with Joe Brennan and Paul O’Sullivan and again found where he was playing on Saturday […]

  • Thus endeth a long day

    I have just returned from a vacation in Ireland. And if I can get everyone to leave me the hell alone, I’ll be going to bed after posting. I was up at 1:00 AM Memphis time, and it is now 10:17 PM Memphis time. I have not had any sleep today, and have spent over […]

  • Photos of modern ruins

    I subscribe to “American Heritage of Invention and Technology” magazine. I just received a new issue, and saw an article in it about some sights online with photographs of old ruins and abandoned industrial installations. Listed in the article are Modern Ruins Photographic Essays and Undercity.org. I have no idea why these are so interesting, […]

  • Is it a game… or is it real?

    Since the War Games launch code was mentioned in a recent post here, I thought I’d post to the very nice entry at Wikipedia for War Games. This was the first DVD I ever bought – even before I had a DVD player. I’m just a big loser geek like that. I remember talking about […]