Archive for October, 2006

Wifi at the Rat’s Mouth

Saturday, October 21st, 2006

Dad and I are here in Boca Raton, after an 11 hour drive, camped out at an almost shoddy Quality Inn, visiting family. Things are falling apart at the hotel. Lights are out, cables are loose, switchplate covers popping off at the slightest touch. The smiling Haitian ...


Thursday, October 12th, 2006

A software development war story follows. It will bore you to tears if you are not interested in software development. On second thought, it will probably bore you to tears if you ARE interested in software development. Because it truly IS boring. But it was painful, ...

It’s like comparing apples to apples.

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

Galen, our technical manager, experienced a daily WTF moment of his own today. Here are the Java errors he quoted to us in our IRC channel: 15:35:28,248 ERROR [BasicPropertyAccessor] IllegalArgumentException in class: com.legaledge.harmony.summary.MinimalPerson, setter method of property: modelObjectType 15:35:28,248 ERROR [BasicPropertyAccessor] expected type: com.legaledge.harmony.model.objects.EntityType, actual value: com.legaledge.harmony.model.objects.EntityType "classloaders. love 'em." "Hey, I ...

Company name of the day

Monday, October 9th, 2006

Josh found today's most awesome company name:

Unintentionally morbid 3-year-olds

Monday, October 9th, 2006

Kathryn flew to San Diego to visit a friend for a few days, and while she was gone, I rented United 93, the movie about the hijacked 9/11 flight that crashed in Pennsylvania. Over the weekend, Iris pointed to the picture of the airplane on the DVD disc and, ...

Beauty of math and music

Sunday, October 8th, 2006

I love this math/music toy that Jeremy told me about: The "Whitney music box". "A flash animation showing the relationship between chromatics, harmonics, and even primes and non-primes." ... "A musical realization of the motion graphics of John Whitney as described in his book "digital harmony" Be sure you try the other ...

Credit card info was free at McPhee!

Friday, October 6th, 2006

First off: I really like Archie Mcphee. They have awesome, fun stuff and you should go there right now and buy a cool gift for someone for the upcoming Christmas season. But I found a Web security expert there who graduated from WTF University. A few months back, ...

Spartans! Tonight… we dine… ON GYROS!

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

I am completely overtaken with anticipation for this movie. The high definition version of the trailer is a thing of beauty. My friend James gave me the graphic novel a few years back, and it's very cool to see it turned into a movie.

We toiled in the midst of perfection

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

Found this funny picture languishing on my computer -- A while ago, Jim got some junk mail at BKA with a funny tagline under his name. He entered that as his job title on some web form he filled out to receive product information from some company.

Today’s WTF

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

A couple of days ago, I ran the systeminfo command on one of our production servers because I wanted to know how much memory was being used by the machine. The result: Total Physical Memory: 4,091 MB Available Physical Memory: 3,329 MB Page File: Max Size: ...