Tuesday, October 31, 2006

dress up

I love this time of year. I saw 2 'almost naked' girls in walmart the other day. all under the pretense they had 'dressed up'.

today at work is the big dress up day. best so far is two of my friends that dressed up as these guys and look EXACTLY like them.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Sunday, October 29, 2006


it is daylight savings time now right? todays the day we set our clocks back? which one of you nerds forgot to remind me. i'm pretty sure its today because the cell phone, atomic clock and computer have all moved back, where the stove, microwave and alarm clock have not.

Thursday, October 26, 2006


an awesome game. really worth a look.
even better when your hacked xbox controller works on your laptop.

k2h almost dead

a little forumn on gridwars here on digg and they reference another game (not quite as fun for me) mono


interesting patterns and sound. this page is certainly entertaining.


this is totally random, and result of some curious reading for one of the papers in class, but check this out about smoking. (from here)

Genetic Influence

Recent research suggests that certain smokers may be predisposed to nicotine addiction through the effects of a gene responsible for metabolising nicotine. [10] Scientists have found that non-smokers are twice as likely to carry a mutation in a gene that helps to rid the body of nicotine. In addition, smokers who carry mutations in the gene, (known as CYP2A6) are likely to smoke less because nicotine is not rapidly removed from the brain and bloodstream. By contrast, smokers with the efficient version of the gene will tend to smoke more heavily to compensate for nicotine being removed more rapidly.

Some cool concept maps

These concept maps cover a wide variety of topics, but they're all fascinating.

Saturday, October 21, 2006


http://freecycle.org/ looks to be a halfway decent community for trading free junk. i'm going to see if i can find an old directTV dish for my wifi project. today I got DD-WRT loaded on a V4 WRT54G but i'm disappointed with the stock antennas being no better than an internal PCMCIA card. time to use those detachable antenna connections! see endgaget article. hmm.. looks like comercial available 16db antennas as cheep as $45 on pacwireless.com

Saturday, October 14, 2006


I stumpbled across Hak.5 which appears to be a video blog on the some pretty good tech. episode 2x03 talks about setting up a small set of scripts on a machine to 'backup' any usb thumb drive put in the machine. it cuts it into pieces and then emails it to an email account of your choice. AWESOME for the college campus camputers.


This weekend i'm going to take a takehome exam in one of my MBA courses. i'm actually back to having to take partial derivities and all that nonsense. i don't have any good programs laying around (maple) to check my work, so I fired up a TI-89 emulator. that just saved me $150. get the ROM from education.ti.com

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Classics in Typo's

some of my students were mad that i took off points for misspelling the elements on the test i gave this week (they still got most of the points, i just was slightly mean). i pointed out that spelling things properly is always important.

today i was looking through a website for another school and they had their dress code posted and found this classic example of why it is important to know how to spell things, not depend on spell check, and to do some proof reading.

The following will not be permitted in a teaching and learning environment:...sagging paints that do not cover the buttocks while sitting or standing...
Which reminds me of the lease agreement we signed for our appartment in reno
...curtains must show whit to the outside.

What typo's have you seen?

Friday, October 06, 2006

dan and his bike

I'd pay to see dan and his bike do this

Monday, October 02, 2006

Harbor This Fugitive

there are some things that i think should be allowed. i think it shouldn't be a big deal when people where flip-flops at the white house. i also think that people should be able to express dislike of presidents of any country in a variety of free speech ways. so if you happen to see this guy, i reccommend harboring this criminal.


I read geek.com off and on, and have done so for maybe 3 years. the articles are usually outdated, the postings are random, and the forumn feedback is from a bunch of flamers. despite all this, I have never been let down by a post from goatguy who has major ties to the tech industry and manages to bring in a good dose of reason, common sense and humor to the discussions. for me, he's like the dave barry of the tech world. if you haven't read anything he [goatguy] has written, try it.. you'll like it.

Thanksgiving 06

so..... i know we have partially discussed this previously but then things changed and now they are only slightly changed.

bottom line
y'all are welcome at our house in reno. (since it isn't selling.) i will be there all week and keith gets thanksgiving and the day after off (i think). so let us know your thoughts and feelings on it.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Last Resort

Found here Page XVII