We're Homeowners!

personal suggest edit

It’s finally official. We are legally, emotionally, officially, proud owners of a townhouse style condo. For you non-LA people, I could buy a 5 bedroom estate in Anchorage, Alaska for what we’re paying. Heck, I could buy a 5 bedroom house in Seattle or Portland.

Read More

Say No To Drugs and Yes! to Spying.

drugs news suggest edit

Koba pointed this one out to me. It’s the CIA’s Homepage for Kids. Have your budding spykid check out this page and report to the Dept of Homeland Security pronto!

Read More

Why is LSD use down

drugs suggest edit

Hofmann blotter
LSDLSD use is way down in recent years, according to arrest records, hospital records, and surveys with high schoolers. Slate looked into it, and came up with two reasons why. First and foremost, the DEA busted a couple of guys in rural Kansas back in 2000, who supplied 95 percent of the country’s acid. The other reason is the breakup of the Grateful Dead.

“The LSD market took an earlier blow in 1995, when Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia died and the band stopped touring. For 30 years, Dead tours were essential in keeping many LSD users and dealers connected, a correlation confirmed by the DEA in a divisional field assessment from the mid-‘90s. The spring following Garcia’s death (the season the MTF surveys are administered), annual LSD use among 12th-graders peaked at 8.8 percent and began their slide. Phish picked up part of the Dead’s fan base—and presumably vestiges of the LSD delivery system. At the end of 2000, Phish stopped touring as well, and perhaps not coincidentally, the MTF numbers for LSD began to plummet.”

Link

Read More

Weekend Update

personal suggest edit

Trump I don’t know if you caught Saturday Night Live this weekend, but the Donald was hosting. He was a bombastic, self aggrandizing, braggart in true Trump fashion. For some reason, it just works for him.

Read More

One Tough woman!

news suggest edit

Reuters - A woman in Mexico gave birth to a healthy baby boy after performing a Caesarian section on herself with a kitchen knife, doctors said Tuesday.

Read More

Embedding Unit tests

tdd suggest edit

I just read Bruce Eckel’s blog entry about embedding unit tests in code. Ideally, he’d like compiler support in programming languages for unit tests.

Read More

Sake Used to Make Wooden Speakers

news suggest edit

Found this on Slashdot. I already am a big fan of Sake, but who knew it was so versatile?

Read More

Get your 1GB email account now!

tech suggest edit

Looks like a another company has stolen some of the thunder from Google’s announcement offering 1GB of email. Spymac announces in this post that they offer 1GB of email storage with a promise that there will be no adwords or other forms of promotion linked to email content.

Read More

Geek Shopping

tech suggest edit

If you haven’t tried it yet, you should really give Froogle a look. I’m currently looking to buy an LCD monitor and I checked the usual suspects, Pcworld and Tomshardware for reviews, Pricegrabber for prices, but due to lack of inertia, I never thought to try Froogle.

Read More

Microsoft Sql Server 2000 Best Practices Analyzer 1.0

data sql tools suggest edit

Microsoft just released the the Microsoft Sql Server 2000 Best Practices Analyzer 1.0. It’s basically FxCop for SQL Server. Very cool.

Read More

Outsourcing is not the Devil

politics suggest edit

Now I’m every bit as much the bleeding heart liberal as the guy to my left, but I have to say that I believe the outcry against offshoring and outsourcing is purely a reactionary response to the current bad economy. I don’t believe that opposition to outsourcing is not based in sound economic principal nor is good for the country in the long run.

Read More

Ego-Building Google Searches

tech suggest edit

Adam Kinney posts about finding Google phrases that return your site at #1 with more than 100 results.

Read More

Google to offer gigabyte of free e-mail

news suggest edit

The search company launches Gmail, an e-mail service with so much free storage that users will never have to delete messages, it claims.

Read More

A Novel Approach to Filtering Spam

spam suggest edit

Spam For the past few months I’ve been teaching myself Longhorn programming via the PDC bits by building a better Spam filter. Some of the best filters will typically use an approach based on Bayesian probability modeling. For example, in this article Paul Graham discusses an improved algorithm for filtering spam

Read More

.NET Web Hosting

web suggest edit

I’m looking to host my site and I’m ready to pay money!!! Does anyone have any recommendations? Right now, my top choices are WebHost4Life which has unlimited bandwidth, $9.95 a month, 150 MB disk space and 150 MB SQL Server space, with a $19.95 setup fee.

Read More

GAC or GAK?

dotnet suggest edit

GAKEvery time someone tells me to register a component in the GAC, I think of GAK. Do you remember GAK? It was this Are you sure an alien didn’t sneeze this up? brightly colored gooey junk made by Nickelodeon. You can still buy the stuff!.

Read More

Anthony Pappa Resolution (Solstice)

music suggest edit

I’ve been on a real Anthony Pappa kick lately. Right now I’m listening to Resolution CD 2 Track 12, “Solstice” at home and am blown away at how rich and full it sounds on my piddly Altec Lansing computer speakers. I spend way too much listening to my music turned down real low at work that I don’t appreciate how good this stuff can sound in the a half way decent environment.

Read More

Wanted: CS Know-it-all

mentoring suggest edit

Poker ChipsRory at Neopoleon.com has an interesting proposition for would-be Computer Science mentors. Basically, he’s willing to pay for one-on-one tutoring in CS concepts over the web.

Read More

Visiting Google

tech suggest edit

I just realized that I haven’t been to Google.com in a very long time. Maybe months. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’ve used Google plenty, but now with the IE Google bar and the Desktop Google bar, I have very few reasons to actually go to the Google front page. My view of Google lately has been search results.

Read More

A new drink

personal suggest edit

UPDATE: I’ve since learned this name is often deemed offensive and you should order an Irish Slammer instead

Read More