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band names for programmer geeks

Band names for programmer geeks (feel free to use these, unless they already exist and are copyrighted):

  • Asskey
  • The Lazy Loaders
  • CMYK (more for graphic artists, I know)
  • nRock
  • BSODeathmetal
  • Unicoder Manifesto
  • Fist to Five
  • Gates of Hell (that one's for Microsoft programmers specifically)

Posted On Friday, April 25, 2008 12:45 PM

if geeks ruled the world
If geeks ruled the world: Professional sports teams, if they existed, would have mascots like the Orcs, the Elves, and the Supernovae. The Giants and the Pirates could keep their names, and possibly the Blue Devils (though due to statistical improbability, Duke would not be allowed to be in the Sweet 16 so often). All surnames would have to be pronounced as they are in their country of origin (e.g. Favre would be Fov-ruh and Mao Tse-Tung would be unpronounceable). Wars would occur between the cybergeeks ......

Posted On Thursday, April 17, 2008 4:15 AM

trip to Greece and France
I got back a few days ago from an incredible trip to Greece and France. My girlfriend Lisa and I flew into Athens, spent a day there, then went to three Greek islands. Then Lisa went to hang with a friend in Italy for a week while I went to Paris for two days. It was an incredible trip, I highly recommend it. I do recommend making a map/list of all Internet stations in the places you'll be visiting before you leave. While they were easy to find in the main towns in Greece, they were very difficult ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 19, 2007 5:34 AM

a couple great quotes

Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down.
- Hector Berlioz (1803 - 1869)


The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.
- George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

 

Posted On Wednesday, September 19, 2007 3:20 AM

so long Max
Wikipedia currently has two different dates for Max Roach's death within the same article.  Hopefully it wasn't a prolonged death...  is there disagreement about the actual time a person becomes dead, as there is about the actual time a person becomes living?

Posted On Thursday, August 16, 2007 9:31 AM

people who baffle me
Here's a list of people who baffle me (no offense or ire intended): People over age 18 who act like they never heard of global warming until they saw "the Al Gore movie" and are now all for fighting it (though it's better than them pretending it doesn't exist). People who can't handle a 4-way stop (more than 4 can get confusing though). People who enjoy Nascar and/or country music. People who watch So You Think You Can Dance and aren't extremely annoyed by the female judge. People who enter a restaurant ......

Posted On Friday, July 20, 2007 11:54 AM

sunny/cloudy spectrum

I think I finally figured out the sunny/cloudy spectrum that meteorologists assign to the daily weather prediction, not that it means that much, especially where I am in Seattle.  Here it is in order of sunniest to cloudiest.

Sunny

Mostly Sunny

Partly Cloudy

Partly Sunny

Mostly Cloudy

Cloudy

 

Posted On Friday, July 20, 2007 8:50 AM

the mind knows the time
I've officially eliminated the alarm clock from my daily awakening. I discovered a few years ago that if I look at the clock and tell myself that I want to wake up from a nap at a specific time, I would actually wake up at the correct time about 95% of the time. I've extended that to a full night's sleep the past couple weeks, though I haven't been taking note of the current time when I've gotten into bed. All I do is tell myself I want to wake up at 7:02 AM, for example, and I do. I don't really ......

Posted On Friday, June 29, 2007 5:55 AM

you should like, um, fear your government and stuff
This is great: "For the president to perform his constitutional duties, it is imperative that he receive candid and unfettered advice and that free and open discussions and deliberations occur among his advisors," Fielding said. http://www.latimes.com/news... How is this not an admission that people in the executive branch are saying things the public wouldn't want to hear? I guess the question is just how bad these things are, ......

Posted On Thursday, June 28, 2007 8:29 AM

centrist politicians poll
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Posted On Thursday, June 21, 2007 7:27 AM

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