Monthly Archives: January 2005


The movie industry’s efforts against pirating link via

Legal experts say there is no law against using feces as a flag stand and the federal constitution is vague on the issue link1 link2 via

Japanese curry rankings link

World’s smallest die? link

Dess a vacuum up as a bunny link via

Chocolate sushi link via

Mirror image Garfield link via

Advertising on plants now! link1 link2 link3 via

How to build an Apollo Guidance Computer link via

Flikr coincidence (read the comments to find out more) link via

Visual Yellow Pages link, they actually have Rio! via

How Not to Write FORTRAN in Any Language link via

Researchers map the sexual network of an entire high school link1 link2 via

Hand drawn credit card statements (pretty OCD) link via

Hands on Katamari Damacy 2 link via

Hello Kitty sushi link via

Blind painter paints as well as a sighted person link via

The Collier Classification System for Very Small Objects link via

Monkeys will pay for Monkey porn link via

GI Joe has been captured? link via

Sanyo asks workers to buy goods to ease loss link via

Xbox inside a Millenium Falcon link via

Williamsburg doesn’t need a space elevator link via

The wisdom of Warren Buffet link via

Model makers turn to selling no royalty items such as Nazi German aircraft link via

Amazon offers unlimited two-day shipping for $79 a year link via

Printed sushi link via

Today is my lucky day!

Today, in an odd coincidence, I recieved a bunch of items. They are: a 21″ P202 monitor, a docking station for my new T41p thinkpad and version 9.0 of Slickedit! Oh, and today was payday also…

Math not required

helpful calendar

I was at a gas station last night filling up my inefficent beast and saw this. I was amused. Now you don’t even have to figure out if you are 18 or 21 anymore. Just look at this calendar!

Round Rock Roundabout


Round Rock has a Roundabout intersection. As far as I know, it is the only one of its kind in the city. Some people would have you believe that roundabouts are better than sliced bread, but this is only marketing B. S.. What about my personal experiences? If no one is around, I love it. You don’t have to stop like you would at a stop sign and I don’t mind driving 270 degrees around the circle to do a left turn. However, it is a problem when other people are around.

Most people seem to not know how to drive in one. They do not realize that they have the right of way when inside the roundabout and the traffic waiting to enter the roundabout must yield to them and that it is a one-way only road. Take a look at the picture. The sign on the left tells you which direction to go (counter-clockwise) and the sign on the right tells you that you must yield to other cars. Simple, right? No! They always seem to get this wrong and treat each exit of the roundabout as a stop sign. I don’t mind this much. Eventually, people figure out that traffic is waiting for them to clear the roundabout and they move on.

Today, I experienced the worst thing about unexperienced drivers. And that is people trying to make a left turn in the roundabout. As I was aproaching the roundabout, I saw someone perform a left turn by driving in the wrong direction (clockwise — what seems quick and short to them). I didn’t think anything about it. I entered the roundabout to do a right turn. As I was inside the roundabout, someone traveling in the opposite direction pulled in front of me to do another illegal left hand turn. The road only has room for one car and that car was now blocking me. I probably could have handled it more politely, but I honked my horn to indicate that they should stop driving because we are about to collide and gestured that they were going in the wrong direction. Fortunately, they backed up and turned right to allow me to clear.

So my question is, shouldn’t Round Rock as a city educate people before they install something new that involves minimally trained, clueless morons driving in steel-boxed death-traps?

Script writing

For work, I was asked to help port a project to Linux. This involved
working on a computer behind a firewall. I am sure that every one is
familiar with ssh. For those of you who are not, ssh is a program that
encrypts a telnet session. And telnet is a program that allows someone to
log into a computer remotely. So, to access the computer, all I would
need to do is to ssh into it. Unfortunately, it was not that easy.

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Wear it, Bitch! link via

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New Sametime record set!


Wow, I have done 12 Sametime chat sessions this week. Actually, now that I think about it, it was 14. I closed 2 of the sessions. But wait, there is more. Another person just sametimed me! Gah! This is getting too cluttered!