To the tune of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs,” inspired by a parody fragment from Matt Dibb in response to a coworker’s observation that the office mini fridge has a label that says “Sabbath Mode: Back” Ears of corn without their tassles Dipped in sauces of molasses Evil minds eshew directions Sorcerers of dark confections On the grill the steaks
It looked like a good evening for some sunset pictures. I took a few photos and a panorama with my Nexus 5. Enjoy
15 years ago I had just returned from a business trip to Stockholm. Last night when returning from my workout (the gym is two blocks from the office, or more accurately in our other office building), I was reminded especially of my time in Stockholm. There’s a certain feel to the cold air and the dark and the area of
A while back I upgraded the server, partially breaking my blog in the process. Rather than wade through the maze of Drupal modules I had installed to make things livable, I took the opportunity to move to WordPress. Maybe I’ll blog more.
According to filesystem timestamps, I wrote this 4/9/1998. I know where I was seated when I wrote it, and it was definitelyspring, so that date is plausible. It seemed apropos, given Dennis’ passing, to post it now. Hopefully, those who might be offended will remember that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. DMR is my shepherd; I shall
My father is into HO railroading. He’s got quite the layout in-progress in his garage. However, he’s having trouble finding DCC turn-tables for his engine-yards. The ones he can find are expensive and back-ordered. My brother and I decided it would be a fun project for an Arduino (or three). Here’s the first installment of build pics and videos.
Yarr, matey! Batten down th’ hatches and secyarr th’ wiring! Lively now, ye lubbars! Upload yer sketches ye scurvy dogs, else ye’ll be walkin’ th’ plank! Details aftarr th’ break!
So, the day turned rainy and there is a somewhat rigorous moratorium here on desktop computing. I decided that didn’t include supervised robotics. Full details, more pics and movie mayhem after the break.
Think The Producers‘ “Springtime… in Germany” when reading the title, it might make slightly more sense… A friend of mine was recently posed a challenge by hir instructor in an introductory Java class. The challenge was (sic.) “I was recently writing a program to generate usernames from the first seven letters of a student’s last name and their first initial,
So, I heard “Pinball Wizard” on the radio the other day and it reminded me of a parody (author unknown) called “UNIX Wizard…” While googling for the text for all of you, I also ran across this “UNIX Heirarchy,” which explains the difference between mere mortals and sucessive progress towards enlightenment.