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>Heart Attack, Man

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…i almost gave myself one playing this scary shit while being half drunk and alone in the apartment at night. I had to call someone just to stop from freakin out all over the place (thx ‘no-pants’). Seriously, I went from the kitchen to the bedroom sideways just so nothing could come up behind me. The alcohol was in the kitchen and had to be gotten.

ANYWAYS, the Cassini space probe received radio emissions from Saturn’s rings. This page describes in more detail the source of these sounds. The most fascinating part of these emissions is their eery reverberations.

 
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Posted by on July 30, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

>MediaMan

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You loyal 5 readers (that I’m aware of, there’s doubtless thousands more) might recall my previous post concerning the Delicious Library software for macs and how it made me consider purchasing a mac mini just for it. Well fret not fellow pc users, MediaMan has come to save the day. Nearly identical, the software appears to have been around for a little while as well. I’ve been using it for the last week to catalog my books, games, and DVDs to great effect. The only downside here: alphabetizing and barcode scanning are not yet perfectly implemented. Short-term threats these be since they will probly be addressed in a forthcoming update.

Best part: it’s free. All the deliciousness of Delicious without the cost. *sigh*

dig it.

 
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Posted by on July 30, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

>I thought it was just turned off

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Apparently all those times I used frends’ iBooks or Powerbooks it wasn’t that they had the trackpad scroll features disabled, THE TRACKPADS WERE INCAPABLE of such basic functionality until now. I remember my dad buying a trackpad for his desktop in 19 fucking 97 and it had the option to use the bottom and sides of the pad for scrolling way back then. This is just stupid. I’ve been using the vertical scrolling part of the trackpad on my tablet pc since the day I discovered it. I can’t imagine not having that option. IT’s like a mouse without a scroll wheel, halfways useless. At least they have that…oh wait. Holy shit, Apple, get with the frickin’ program.

 
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Posted by on July 30, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

>Practice man, practice

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I am master of dairy things.

 
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Posted by on July 30, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

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I just noticed that babys dvd player says ‘welcome to dvd world’ when u turn it on! Hilarious.

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

>DQ

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Although I don’t care for drugged-out randommess in my entertainment mediums (e.g. Fear and Loathing, etc…) I do think that this is pretty neat.

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

>I win

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The results are in. There’s no denying it now.

btw I also won erik vs. ari, erik vs. matty (killed in that one too), and erik vs. batman. Although that last one is misleading as i am batman.

not suprisingly i lost to the letter ‘p’. What can I say, it’s a good letter.

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

>…for the People

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No, not Morgan, Colling, & Gilbert but Congressional Research documents. What do the leaders of our nation do if they don’t know something? Google it? Nope, they CRS it. The CRS pulls all known info about a subject for the professionally inquiring. Supposedly objective fact-finding for policy making. How do you like that sentence writering?

Funded by us, the CRS does like bajillions of writeups a year for congressman. A lot of which is just discarded. Some is kept updated annually.

I wonder if they’re hiring.

CRS Boss 1: “Erik, we need to know what is making all of the water in Pittsburgh so wet.”
Me: “I’ll dive right in, boss.”
CRS Boss 1: “OMG, you are like the funniest person we have ever had working here. Do you want to be our new data coordinator?”
Me: “Yes.”

two weeks later

Me: “Richard, can you please figure out where all of these gays are coming from?”
Doug: “I’m Doug.”
Me: “You smug asshole.”
CRS Boss 1: “Erik, you’re fired.”

What a ride.

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

>Hack the Planet

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Google Maps Mania

So many map hacks…this earth mapping stuff is heating up. Oh no! It’s virtual global warming…!

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

>Taperoll

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This thing is like a blog for your brain. Use the categories, you’ll see. It’s become a central element of my work at…work.

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2005 in Uncategorized

 
 
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