Wednesday, October 31, 2007

sd wifi

wifi card
that can drop in replace an SD card. Complete with network failure tollerance.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

mpg vs green

This talks about a dude with an 8th grade education reorganizing GM auto parts in interesting ways to do what some claimed was impossible. Excellent read.

sell u'r home

news article show an interesting way to give incentives for buyers to purchase your home. It's got some flaws, but creative.

Monday, October 29, 2007

where this is

its strange/amusing when you run across some advertisements that reflect your area of the world. this is just up the road. (well, an hour or so anyway). its an advertisement image from newegg.

Monday, October 22, 2007

robot gun kills

Wired has a quick blurb on a robotic anti aircraft gun goes haywire.

Saturday, October 20, 2007


summary of today's sermon: don't give in to lust. But expand your sexual dimensions with your spouse.

In a sermon I:
1. don't think I've ever heard the word sex used so many times,
2. heard so many political or christian leaders names mentioned (all for being caught in bad sexual situations), and
3. heard the word masturbation mentioned from the pulpit (twice, as the statement had to be repeated for effect!)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

xbox 360 giveaway

amazon is giving away 100 xbox 360 units. we have just passed 777 on nerdy, this becomes the 778 post. I hope I didn't use up all the luck.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

pic of the day

todays pic of the day was good enough to make it to my desktop at work.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Note to Self

do not believe the internet
i know, it has been said before
and i thought i knew better
but reading this,
tells me i was taken with
the exploding video
i am ashamed

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Microwind Generator

claiming up to 30x more efficient then turbine driven wind generators.

keith made it in dilbert

Friday, October 12, 2007

T-Day '07

So jen and I are making the treck north to Idaho this year. we got the tickets this morning. we'll be leaving monday night around 5pm jen can give specifics on what time we get in up there. all this was prompted because southwest DING came on and we saved a few dollars. not alot, but a few. tickets were purchased before I submitted my vacation request (did that this morning) and before we asked the guys up north how much time they are allocating to T-Day. so..... regardless of if the hosting house will be there for tue and wed, we'll be there =)

A Good Nerdy Excel Week

functions i successfully used in excel this week include
sum, sumif, if, vlookup, isna, min, small, column, address, indirect, concatenate, fixed, countif... plus some regular multiplication, addition, subtraction, division and what not.

result: a super set of spreadsheets which takes care of my overly complicated grades for g chem. i can excuse quizzes and not have the points count for or against the student (essentially average it it). when students do the extra credit that replaces the lowest and second lowest quiz and homework scores it figures it out for me once i type in the extra credit score. the homework is imported from another system and my spreadsheet will lookup the values each time i paste in the new data so i don't have to constantly wonder if people i've given extensions to have the proper score recorded. thanks to keith for help with the isna and some nested ifs.

after the next test i will also add in the function of dropping the lowest exam score (kinda pointless with only one exam so far though). but overall i think i am ready for just about anything... ahahha ya right. but i am ready to enter most stuff, i think.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

way back brings us way back to nerdy tales in 2004 its amazing, nothings changed. you can see the entire archive here

Saturday, October 06, 2007


I'm the only nerd that couldn't make it to the wedding up in GP, so some of you nerds need to logon and tell me how its going!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007



maxed out, video

goodlookin' beater

The car is on its ninth timing belt, ninth water pump, and fourth clutch. But the engine and transmission are original, as are the floor mats.

computer scrounge

200,000 lbs of donated computers and e-waste a MONTH.

Monday, October 01, 2007

battery boost

it's about time.
a new battery is in engineering.

Your next laptop could have a continuous power battery that lasts for 30 years without a single recharge thanks to work being funded by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory.

1000 islands

google map shows a coole place,
and this has surface pictures of what has to be some very expensive homes.