Monday, December 17, 2007

Cell Phone Indoctrinated!

I was texting someone today and started typing the word "indoor". I-N-D-O, and at that point I thought surely it would know I meant "indoor", I mean how many other words start with i-n-d-o? Well, guess what it guessed I was thinking? Indoctrinated! Thats' weird!

And that's all I have to say about that.

(PS, now it comes up with indoor since that's what I last used. Does that mean I previously last used indoctrinated? What kind of text message would have "indoctrinated" in it? I'm pretty sure I've never sent an indoctrinated text message!)

Monday, September 03, 2007

Think About It...

Every once in a while I have a dream where I have to pee, so I start looking for a bathroom, and one by one, every restaurant, every store, every place is full of people... and devoid of bathroom. Then I start getting desperate. I try alleyways, but they are full of people too. Finally I just have to drop my drawers right there in front of everyone... and then I wake up... and I have to go. Really really bad. So I get up and go and that is that. (Hmm... that puts a new spin on the saying "this car's got some serious get up and go", huh?).

Less commonly, but more than once, I've had a dream -- not usually a terribly scary dream, but a dream -- involving multiple spiders or sometimes bugs. Do you? What do you suppose the meaning of THAT dream is? Just wondering.

Ok, back to sleep now.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Wikipedia Edit #2

is here.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Pirates of the Caribbean

Just got back from watching Pirates 3. It was pretty good, but if you'll excuse me, I'm feeling an uncontrollable urge to go brush my teeth. Laters!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

My First Wikipedia Contribution!

I've been wanting to contribute to the Wikipedia for a long time now. Just so I could say I did, ya know? Well, today I finally did! Just in the discussion, not in an actual article. Here it is.

***5/14/07 update***
Someone modified the sentence in response to my question. Here's the article. The 3rd paragraph in "history" used to read "In 1960, the metre itself was redefined in spectroscopical terms, making the angstrom obsolete". I questioned the use of the word "obsolete", knowing that the angstrom is still in widespread use (I use it every day at work). So someone changed it to "In 1960, the metre itself was redefined in spectroscopical terms, making the ångström obsolete in terms of the metric datum but still viable as a small unit of length.". I think it is clumsy to use a misleading word, and then clarify the misunderstanding. So I eliminated the word thusly: "In 1960, the metre itself was redefined in spectroscopical terms, thus aligning the ångström as a submultiple of the metre."

And so... I am now officially an editor of wikipedia! Cool! (Until someone changes it again).

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Solar Boat?

So the first solar boat is about to cross the atlantic. According to the article, the boat can cross the atlantic as fast as a sailing yacht. So I'm like... um... why not just use a sailing yacht? Think of all the money saved on acres of photovoltaic cells, which are semiconductor devices requiring tremendous amounts of pollution to manufacture (I should know, I'm in the semiconductor business... its pretty messy, and mind-bogglingly energy consuming, and we haven't even started talking about the banks and banks of batteries yet). Sailing is the answer, I say!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Lets Run the Math on Ink Cartridges

Let's see:
The combined price of a new Lexmark black ink cartridge and color cartridge: $60
Price of a new Lexmark printer, which includes both a black and color cartridge: $50

I knew math would come in handy someday! I think I'm about to beat them at their own game....

Friday, June 16, 2006

Job Rulz... the Sequel

Wow! My job rulz even more. Just yesterday I had an opportunity to obtain 2 free tickets to a Dave Matthews Band concert Saturday (tomorrow) night. But I work Saturday night. I checked the vacation calendar, and it was full, so it looked like I probably wouldn't get the night off, but I put in a request anyway. So tonight I asked my boss about it, and he said "We'll make it work. You can't get free Dave Matthews tickets and not go!".

How cool is that??!!

Guess I'm going. But I have two tickets, and one of me. So..... who wants to go??

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Wow!! My Job Rulz!!

But I don't talk about my jizob in my blizog. So you'll just have to gmail me if you want to know why it rulz.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Cool! I can do videos! Oh, except... not really...

I've been wanting to do videos and mp3's for a while. Here's my first shot at a video. Its just a really bad video from several months ago with really bad sound from my cheap digital camera of my feet trying to play the bass line of a hymn:

Hmmm... the sound and the video are not together. They are together on the original file in my computer. I guess may not be my answer after all. Oh well... I guess its back to the old drawing board!

Friday, April 28, 2006


Since everyone's talking about the Chernobyl accident these last few days, I clicked around and found this fascinating photo blog of one one young woman equipped with a motorcycle and a geiger counter exploring the dead zone. All the MSN and yahoo articles I've found (though admittedly I haven't looked very hard) weren't as interesting as this.

Saturday, April 15, 2006


Last week at his request I met with Chris to study the Bible, which he's never done before. As I was trying to explain the difference between the Old Testament and the New Testament he said something interesting. "It's like the difference between Newtonian physics and modern physics." Hmm... I believe this topic has come up on this website on occasion! See!? I'm not the only nerd geeky enough to use modern physics for analogies. He quoted what he heard from the gospel of Matthew on the Bible on tape I loaned him "I have not come to abolish the law, but to fulfill it." Newton's laws of physics weren't really wrong, they were just incomplete. Hmm, so Einstein didn't come to abolish Newtonian physics, but to... um, fulfill complete... it...???

This is what happens when you get a couple of technogeeks studying the Bible!

The analogy breaks down pretty fast if you try to take it any deeper. So, um... don't try to take it any deeper. ;-)