120 days later and I figured it was time for an update on the war. First: I still hate this thing. Somewhere along the way with one of the iOS […]
Part of the fun of settling into a new job is the new tools. In this trade, that’s the laptop and the cell phone. Now, I already have a perfectly […]
Ready for this amazing, life-changing technique? Lets go! Take a domain-joined Windows 8 computer. Logon as domain user 1. Notice that the computer name is a generic name and decide […]
I’ve been studying karate for nearly five years now, and I don’t think I’ve shared this story before. When we’re sparring, students are required to wear the appropriate protective gear. No head shots, […]
Not even old Saint Nick is immune from the need for a good data management and protection regime. First, we have confirmation that his naughty and nice database has been […]
Observation The First: only paying a touch over $2/gallon for gas feels positively sinful. Observation The Second: one way to survive Seattle winters is to occasionally say “screw it”, roll […]
On my drive into work this morning, one of the local radio stations played “November Rain” (Guns n Roses) “Rock Me Amadeus” (Falco) back to back. That’s some serious musical […]
Over time, any group of people and friends starts to develop its own set of euphemisms and textual substitutions. Here are some of ours. home friendship appliance — a sex […]
Dear iPod, Over the years that I’ve had you (as your second owner), we’ve had our rocky times. You’ve worked well with both my Windows and Mac workstations — that’s […]
All Hell is breaking loose in the Seattle area today because it’s snowing. Hello, people. We get a lot of rain here. This is the Pacific Northwest. There are real, […]
We found out today that Alaric has a second set of armpits. No, it’s true. You and I would call them “elbow joints” but in Alaric’s world, they’re “second armpits.” […]
The speaker just said, and I quote, “regular expressions, which are fairly straightforward.” That’s, um, well, interesting. And wrong.
…so very, very true.
Alaric has a few close female friends at school. In fact, he’s got so many we were slightly teasing him tonight about his harem. Then we had to explain to […]
I’m down at the Seattle Convention Center today for day one of a four-day training conference I’m attending for work. One of the gentlemen in the registration line behind me […]
I buy and read more than a few technical books. Big shock, I know, but what can you do? I have a local bookstore I like to visit, but I’ll […]
Stephanie told me about this posting on Craig’s List Seattle. I didn’t believe her that it was real, so I had to go find it for myself. Posting here because […]
I just discovered an amusing typo in a technical document. Instead of a section on prerequisites, it has a section on perquisites. Okay, so it’s not earth-shaking, but I got […]
Actual conversation I just had with an actual, live co-worker: Co-worker: Think of a million monkeys with typewriters. Devin: <pause> … why do I want to think about Harry Potter […]
I was reviewing the difference between venom and poison with Alaric and Treanna earlier: Me: Okay, so if you got stung by a bee, is that venom or poison?Treanna: Venom!Me: […]
Devin’s First Net Adage:You can lead a geek to a hyperlink, but you can’t make him click it. Addendum:Unless, of course, he’s using Internet Explorer.
I gave up dryer sheets for Lent.
[Editor's note: this Artist Matchup is inspired by a bit of a phone conversation between Steph, our friend Andrew, and me.] Announcer: Tonight, on Artist Matchup: Escher vs. Picasso! Announcer: […]
Thanks to Ken Burnside of Ad Astra Games and the magic of the Pyramid chat, I now know this special bit of ferret lore: AdAstraGames says, “In general the number of […]
Introducing a new category of my blog: Brainlets. After all, my brain is scary, and I need to share that with you. Besides, Steph has been threatening to hurt […]