Saturday, July 30, 2005


So, yesterday was my birthday. And NASA's. And Sysadmin Appreciation Day. Which is cool because I like one, and I am the other. So happy days to everyone!

Monday, July 25, 2005

This discovery was part of work today. No wonder the computer wouldn't wake up! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

As Seen on /.

A nice, refrigerant free air conditioning system intended for cars. Utilizes the Peltier effect. Sounds nifty, and while some people were doubting that it would save energy due to it's relative efficiency, remember that while it will increase the electrical demand, it will lower the other demand on the motor from the compressor. An even trade? I'm not qualified to say. But, it'd be nice not to have to go through another refrigerant recharge!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

The Stupidest Lawsuit Since the World Began

The Stupidest Lawsuit Since the World Began as declared by Groklaw, may very well be that. It's taking place in France, but there are no shortage of absurd examples taking place here in the United States of America. Look up almost anything involving the DMCA for starters.

Saturday, July 16, 2005 Books | "Shut up and act"

Salon just posted an amusing interview with Bruce Campbell. (Sitting through ads required to read article.)

I'm not going to bother explaining who Bruce is, if you don't already know, go get a little culture in your life! I'll just say, I'm a fan! The article discusses, among other things, his new book and mentions some upcoming movies he is involved in. (Including an Evil Dead remake!)

Go. Read it. Now.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Optimus keyboard

Now here is a keyboard that has me drooling. And hardware peripherals aren't exactly something that gets me started usually.
But the idea of a re-programmable keyboard, who's keys display exactly what they control in realtime sounds pretty cool! Now, I'm sure you'd have to do some work getting the proper pictures set up if you were creating a new key mapping for a program, but the reward might be worthwhile!
But, conversely, I can see this getting hijacked as well. One moment you are browsing the web normally, and the next your keyboard is displaying all kinds of NSFW images all over it! Very not cool! But, in the end, I'd buy one if it was available today. (Assuming infinite resources!)

Friday, July 08, 2005

Tuesday, July 05, 2005


Welcome to the world, Ethan Lynn Silence. Born at 15:05 on 07/05/05, weighing in at 9lbs 1oz (0.8 oz technically) and measuring 20 inches.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Filler_ninja's Xanga Site

So, someone I know just started up a blog of his very own, so I had to go support him! Check it out if you get a chance. He's young, and will make a name for himself as a game designer someday, so if you hurry, you can say you heard of him before he was big!