Monday, June 29, 2009

There, I fixed it

There, I fixed it, a website for all those Ghetto zip-tie and duct tape jobs everyone has done.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Google Voice

The other day I filled out an request for an invite because i heard they were getting close to releasing google voice (thats the new and improved grand central if any of you remember back that far) and low and behold, only a few days later I got in! how cool is that. I am so looking forward to being able to screen my calls and listen into people while they leave a voice mail, and choose to pickup in the middle of the voice mail or just let them ramble on and read the transcript later. read the feature list for other cool things like 3-way and transferring to a new phone in the middle of a conversation.

i may use something like this if I need an automated script to notify me when its fallen and cant get up.

if you want to forward to google talk or something, try GroovyTel. I saw it, haven't tried it yet.

Monday, June 15, 2009

WolframAlpha names

has anyone else tried the new modern day equivelent of 'googling yourself' on WolframAlpha? this whole terribly burdeonsom task of choosing a name has me looking at any and all possible sources for a mathematical maximization to the quality of a name, and the better half disagrees what that criteria is.

check out our good buddy on WA, the cool thing is it shows you the distribution by age! it really is quite fun to look at the different distributions by age.

WA requires you to cite the source, as if it wasn't obvious so the graph is from WA.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Guns Germs and Steel

I had a debate awhile ago with a fellow engineer. which is better, to specialize in a very specific area.. focus, devote all your time and become the worlds best at the most microscopic of tasks, or to diversify a little, take the Swiss army knife approach so you can apply basic skills to a vast array of work? this show may help you answer.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Halo Ballooning

over at natrium42 they have a nice little home project, with electronics tied to a personal balloon. this should be our T-day project some year.

Sunday, June 07, 2009


I need to print a T-Shirt that says MBA on the front, and then on the back says 'been there, got the T-Shirt'. 2 more classes this summer, and i'm DONE! I'm in the bulletin for graduation, but am not planning on marching. no time for that nonsense with the kid coming and all. See the posting here