Archive for August, 2007

Stormy weather

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Warren Meyer at Coyote Blog has an interesting post about storm frequency and the claims of various climate change advocates.

And, on the subject of storms, it’s been raining a lot here, lately. This is what one of my planters currently looks like:


If I did this …

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

I would so die, not to mention endanger everyone around me. BoingBoing had a link to this guy racing a motorcycle down a hill, but this is a more informative video. Too bad I can’t understand French.

In another video (poorer quality than this one), he says a suit costs almost 3000 Euro. That’s a lot.

Here is the inventor’s site. Weird, but cute, interface.

UPDATE: Trying to embed the original video caused problems with my site; I’m just going to provide a link to it now.

If it hadn’t been for the divorce …

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

I’d be celebrating my 25th anniversary today, and probably be in trouble for not having remembered it far enough in advance to have made appropriate plans.

There are stories

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

… and then there are sea stories.

I was never near Diego Garcia or in the brown-shoe Navy myself, but this brings back memories.

It was a dark and stormy night

Monday, August 6th, 2007

So I curled up with a bad book.

You realize, of course, that this means war

Monday, August 6th, 2007

And a fairly funny one, even if Bugs Bunny isn’t involved.

UPDATE: Well, that didn’t last long. I posted a link to the animated short film this morning, and it was removed by sometime this afternoon. Bummer.

A DMCA takedown, apparently. You can find a teaser for the film here, though.

Ruminations on punctuation

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

Robert Samuelson talks here about commas, diverging into a mention of multitasking and trends in work hours in industrialized nations. It’s an interesting column, and the theme ties in with my recent minor rant.

Quack, quack

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

Jeff Atwood talks about Baby Duck Syndrome and why it restrict people from using different applications. It’s why I’m still more comfortable with WordPerfect than Word, among other things, and why I’ve installed Eclipse three or four times and deleted it each time.

It probably accounts for a lot of the “we’ve always done it this way” attitudes, as well.

Death of the internet. Film at 11.

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

Found this at Rachel Lucas’ site. Pretty funny.

Ok, it doesn’t seem to want to embed, so here’s the link –

Breaking News: All Online Data Lost After Internet Crash

But, what happens at 88mph?

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

I always wanted to chrome one of these.