MAKE: Blog: HOW TO – MAKE:sushi

August 31st, 2007

MAKE: Blog: HOW TO – MAKE:sushi
HOW TO – MAKE:sushi

Long time to open address book – MozillaZine Knowledge Base

August 28th, 2007

Long time to open address book – MozillaZine Knowledge Base
Long time to open address book

This little bug was driving me crazy with thunderbird.

Finally a solution. The good thing about the bug was that it forced me to install linux on my kickyeahs desktop machine because thunderbird was way too annoying in windows. :)

This is super funny

August 26th, 2007

Muppet/Pulp Fiction mash up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSvJwUFI_es

Read a book

August 20th, 2007

This is not safe for work… some bad language.

But this song has been ringing in my ears because it is ‘Keeping it REEEEAL’

NSFW or um NSFK (not safe for kids) funny how those two things align.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN2VqFPNS8w

Funny picture of the day.

August 20th, 2007

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People don’t like to kill people

August 20th, 2007

People don’t like to kill people – even when given the immunity of war…

Greater Good Magazine
Hope on the Battlefield
by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

Military leaders know a secret: The vast majority of people are overwhelmingly reluctant to take a human life.

EurekAlert! – Science News

August 16th, 2007

EurekAlert! – Science News

Oh yeah that’s right…

August 13th, 2007

Oh yeah – that’s right… Steve Martin was /funny/ at one point.

Team Cornell

August 9th, 2007

I’ve had the latent urge to start documenting again. Especially with the rookie advancing at an alarming rate. But it’s a bit hard to know where and what to document.

Admittedly my prose can be a bit coarse because I enjoy it most as an externalized inner-dialog so interchanging cute baby stories among my usual drivel means that it just will not get read by the people who I want to keep tabs on my kids. I suppose the opposite is also true – the people who come to read this blog are not the kid of people I want keeping tabs on my kids.

Slowburn is a bit tired and so I started mentally looking for something new. Before we left for my family’s summer reunion in New York I hastily registered teamcornell.com.

My eyes roll quietly when I hear someone fawning over their family and how cool they are because I know that mines is way betters then theirs. Although the execution was wrong – I did like the idea of talking about ‘my cherished ones’.

Instead of ‘My Boys’ I would describe the family as a team. We could have rough seasons and easy seasons. I could comment on how we may with the division on a particularly good run. Or how my wife was looking to shop around for options on my contract but management stepped in and made her happy to stay on as a franchise player.

Chase of course would be the rookie. Dexter would be the scappy sophomore guard who was gaining confidence but still needed to learn the ropes. The analogy got pretty funny as it bloomed in my head. And the more serious I was when talking about it the funnier it could be.

I also see some comedic mileage in starting to talk about team cornell when someone wants to kick up a conversation about the Red Yankees Baseball team or the Dolphin Charger football season.

“You catch the game last night?”

“Oh did I ever! Dex fumbled during his nightly shower and tried to do an end around the shampooing part. Luckily Mariel read the signals and called an audible, sacked his ass and took it in for a touchdown. I was ready for extra innings but honestly I don’t think I was in shape to go the distance”

Now comes the trouble of trying to be creative and come up with a new theme for the website. I can see in my minds eye that there should be a bunch of hammy team photos – like us in real estate yellow jackets and thumbs up… or coordinated jump suits and hats… or bicycling shorts and shirts.

MathTrek: Cracking the Cube

August 9th, 2007

Dex got a rubik’s cube for his birthday and I casually said something to Mariel like “I imagine there is one motion or set of moves that could solve any of the 50 billion possible puzzle starts”.

As the words left my mouth we both knew that I didn’t really know or think that to be true. And I think we even said it out loud.

But here at least is proof that one guy has found to optimal number of moves for any solution.

MathTrek: Cracking the Cube
Cracking the Cube

By Julie J. Rehmeyer

Daniel Kunkle can solve a Rubik’s Cube in 26 moves. Or at least his computer can.