A very nice color scheme generator.
Saturday, April 29, 2006
Friday, April 28, 2006
Thursday, April 27, 2006
SketchUp - Download
Google has, as you may know, bought @Last software, which is the company that makes sketchup. There is now a free version of sketchup (the normal cost is $495) available for download from google. Some of the features of the paid version have been removed, though that should not be a problem for basic users.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Once, a few years back, I went in to a radio shack to look for floppies (CD-RW drives were much more expensive then). The location of the diskettes was not immediately apparent, so help was sought from the clerk. When asked about floppies, she replied: 'Do you want the round ones of the square ones?'
The ignorance of this radio shack employee still baffles me. I mean, how could you work for radio shack and not know?
To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
What is the difference between Mechanical Engineers and Civil Engineers? Mechanical Engineers build weapons and Civil Engineers build targets.
Normal people believe that if it isn't broke, don't fix it. Engineers believe that if it isn't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet.
Friday, April 21, 2006
John Koza Has Built an Invention Machine - Popular Science
"Its creations earn patents, outperform humans, and will soon fly to space. All it needs now is a few worthy challenges."
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Monday, April 17, 2006
What OS do you use?
Oh. You're one of those people.
Why are people like you even allowed to use computers?
Have you been under a rock for the past 20 years? Is that a slide rule I see in your back pocket?
You use DOS? Why? What's your problem?
Ahhhhhhhh! Moron alert!
How dare you call that Linux.
Fedora core 5
What do you use, a main frame? Isn't that a worse memory hog than windows?
You actually paid money for that?
What did you do, lose your hard drive?
What the heck do you think you can do with a computer that old? It's what, 50 MHz?
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Friday, April 14, 2006
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
AnandTech: Gigabyte's I-RAM: Affordable Solid State Storage
The I-ram is a very interesting idea (to geeks), and that is: use ram as extremely fast storage.
A video of it in action can be seen at google video.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Monday, April 10, 2006
I love bolts. They make life so easy; if only everything was held together with them. A few days ago it was very windy and a fan on the porch broke, leaving a blade near parallel with the one next to it. The head had been hewn off one of the two bolts that holds it in place.
If it had, for instance, been glued on, the blade would have come off entirely, smashing through the glass table below. It might have required a whole new set of blades, which would have been expensive, a new table, and many hours of work. But instead, all I had to do was back out the bolt stub, take it to the garage, and get a matching machine screw (so that I could use a screwdriver), and put it in. Done in less than two minutes. I love bolts.
Saturday, April 08, 2006
What's the order of succession for the office of the president?
An interesting look at part of our political system... With a bit of humor mixed in.