Category: Randomness

Lights Out In The Tunnel

In his new book, “The Lights in the Tunnel,” Martin Ford postulates an interesting (if not novel) thought experiment: what if the Luddites were right? I have to…

The Descobleizer: Solving the Scoble Problem on Google+

Today, Rocky Agrawal offerred an interesting article on Techcrunch, “Solving the Scoble Problem on Social Networks.”  it’s a good read.  The gist is that in certain social networks…

Google+ Android App – Getting from Good to Great

I’ve been traveling since the arrival of Google+ and therefore have been forced to use it almost exclusively from my Android phone. I’ve enjoyed the Google+ app immensely…

Sony. Really???

Yep.  It’s happened again: Computerworld – LulzSec, a hacking group that recently made news for hacking into PBS, claimed today that it has broken into several Sony Pictures…

Italian Home Construction

Vanessa and I had the opportunity to visit some friends who are building a new home just south of Arezzo, Italy.  The home was in a partially-completed state,…

Jupiter Journey

Once upon a time a Jupiter Jumper came to Earth.  The Jumper asked me to come to Jupiter. He said, “Would you like to come to Jupiter?” then…

Lookout Mobile Security

Lookout is a nifty utility that performs a few useful functions on your Blackberry, Windows Mobile, or Android phone – virus detection, backup, and location. I’m not that…

Samsung Fascinate: Bada-Bing, Bada-Boom!

Here is what happens when some corporate mooks take a perfectly amazing product and intentionally fuck it up. The phone is awesome.  4″ AMOLED screen.  Excellent camera.  Terrific…

HTC EVO Summary

Owning the HTC EVO is like owning a Ferrari with a one-gallon gas tank in a land of dirt roads. This phone is awesome: Front and rear cameras….

Worst Playground FAIL of All Time

via Huffington Post: Read the whole thing – it’s epic.

Not Moleskine. Ecosystem.

I’m a big Moleskine fan.  Besides their awesome notebooks, their small planner worked wonders on my ability to keep my poop in a group. Today I discovered Ecosystem. …

It Even “Matches” the Website

The Six Stages of Debugging

That can’t happen. That doesn’t happen on my machine. That shouldn’t happen. Why is that happening? Oh, I see. How did that ever work? Hat Tip: Brian Shaler.

The National Money Hole

In The Know: Should The Government Stop Dumping Money Into A Giant Hole? Hat Tip: LGF

You Are Likely to be Eaten by a Grue

This is probably much funnier for me than for others, having actually played Zork compulsively on an actual Apple ][+. Lyrics here.

Relative Probability and Imperfect Information

There’s a fascinating discussion taking place right now over at Marginal Revolution (and on the WSJ blog) centered around a probability problem I call the “2 daughters” problem…

6 More Words to Avoid on your Resume

TechRepublic has a cute article listing 19 words that you should avoid using in your resume.  If you need this sort of advice, then it’s a good read….