Thursday, December 28, 2006


google sketch-up looks like a good tool for basic 3d drawing. any of you guys seen this before?

Sunday, December 24, 2006


I got a new flashlight from REI, the Gerber LX3.0. after reading this it appears as though I should have got something from fenix. oh well. I'm still very happy with the gerber. maybe i'll get creative and replace the resistor for solid state regulator.

macro lens

The new lens says hi

Thursday, December 21, 2006

techno, an awesome website, has a nice interactive graph about the trends of the music I listen to.
check it out here.

White and Nerdy Redux

Okay, I know we all heard the song already, but I just found the video....

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


Did you guys know you can MERGE PDF's in PDFcreator? yup sure can. pause the PDF printer, print to it, select all jobs, then go Document/Combine in the PDF print spooler and Blam (on your spice weasel) you have just combined to 1 PDF output.

now it may not seem that nice to you, but I have 15 documents I have to print EACH AND EVER TIME a new temp starts, and I've had about 10 of them this year. windows is buggy and when you select all the docs, right click print, it will crash your computer, so you end up printing each one, one at a time. now I just print one PDF and i'm good to go.

i'm so happy.. fell Feel my joy
found in goole cache here

Monday, December 18, 2006

Invasion: Battle of Surival

check out invasion: battle of surival, a RTS (real time strategy) game that is a pretty decent (near exact) clone of warcraft. so much so, during development, they stole graphics from warcraft and ended up building an engine that warcraft tiles ran in. this created certain 'legal' concerns with blizzard as they had never really intended warcraft to run native in linux but all this pishposh was for not when these guys re did their graphics (made their own) and we now have a unique game.

built on the Stratagus engine (opensource) I think its totally awesome. it crashed during jen and mine first round of network play, but were giving it a second go tonight.

Sunday, December 17, 2006


all good nerds need to be able to communicate with good pictures, just like the ancient egyptions. when you get around to thinking up your language, check out wikihiero and pick a good picture phrase to start communicating with .

i'm still trying to figure this one out


The cat hasn't noticed it yet (it is still standing AND has flowers). for the first time ever, our christmas cactus bloomed. pretty cool huh?

Saturday, December 16, 2006


I don't program, i know, a disgrace to the nerd name, but for those of you that do, check out a code documenter. from what I can tell, doxygen may auto generate HTML files that allow you to navigate your code and look for dependancies and errors as shown here

nerd wars

i'm not sure what is more nerdy then star wars.
this jedi sword game is pretty fun.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

bitwine hey, anyone seen this thing? use skype to do payed consulting? looks like a good plugin for the end of a good blog entry.



for a school project, ended up doing a video. heres the CD insert

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Typo Follow up

Typos are very important to all written form. It gives the reader something to look for so they aren't distracted by the total lack of content in your writing.
- Randy K. Milholland

Thursday, December 07, 2006

video converter

my nerdness is slipping. i'm so far gone I can hardly convert video formats anymore. SUPER has come to the rescue and will help me rip google video for use in a class presentation. my nerness shall be restored.

suggested from a friend.. i'll have to look at it when I get a sec.

Universal Port?

USB is Universal Serial Bus... is it becoming truly universal for things that don't really need the bus?
An interesting product indicating the versatility of usb is a battery that has a usb plug on it. it functions as a battery but can be recharged by plugging it into the usb port on a computer (or x box or whatever has a usb port). at $20 for two AA it isn't exactly cheap, but the idea is excellent. see for details.

i do hope this expands greatly, not necessarily usb, but the idea of a multifunction port. wouldn't it be nice if a house were wired for power and internet at the same time so that any power outlet is an internet outlet and vice-versa?

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


This guy has some good ideas... I like the condoms for water storage.