Archive for the ‘queasy’ Category

Terrible beauty

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

“The Patrician took a sip of his beer. ‘I have told this to few people, gentlemen, and I suspect I never will again, but one day when I was a young boy on holiday in Uberwald I was walking along the banks of a stream when I saw a mother ...

I fell out of an airplane: More physical evidence

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Yay! Raeford Parachute Center finally sent my skydiving video! You can read about the experience here.


Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

XSLT is a language for transforming XML. I came to hate XSLT long ago, at the tail end of a fading honeymoon period in which I dwelt in the empty promises of XML. Somebody came up with a way to plot the Mandelbrot Set using only an XML file combined ...

I wish my 401(k) was this much fun.

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

VP debate: It had some words in it.

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

I couldn't help but follow up my previous Wordle posts with some new Wordles generated from last night's VP debate transcript. As John Hodgman said recently on Twitter during the debate broadcast: "Word salad. Word salad. Word salad. I feel like I'm hearing a spam. So ...

The presidential debate was full of words, part 2

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

I'm a little late in following up my previous post, but I was curious how last week's debate Wordle looked like broken down by each candidate. McCain: Obama: Lehrer: I wish Wordle had a B.S. detection option. But such a thing would be overworked during election season... "We're sorry, this application is not available ...

Tonight’s debate: Full of words.

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Wordle visualizes which ones were most common: (click the image to see the original Wordle generated from the debate transcripts)

Scientology is shiny

Friday, January 25th, 2008

...Shinytology? A new calendar system! They brought us into the golden age. It's about time SOMEBODY did. Awesome logo! Why can't be this organized? Learn under the glorious tutelage of LRH This is how you will be processed. How much worse can the LRH Congress be than the US Congress?? Shades of dictatorship here. NEWS ALERT: Congress ...

Creation Science Fair? No it’s not!

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

[16:17] Chris: heh, i am reading this call for a christian science fair entries [16:17] Dave: omg [16:17] Chris: they have a bunch of suggestions for entries [16:17] Chris: “8. How much voltage or current can a human take before he is killed? Could do experiments on a plant.” [16:18] Dave: lol [16:18] Chris: i ...

Gluten-free time capsule

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

I have always suspected that there is something peculiar about the construction of the foul-tasting energy bars Kathryn is fond of buying: Lasting for one thousand years is an admirable feat. But I don't think that will improve the flavor. (My guess is it's supposed to mean "May 30, 2007".)