Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Did you watch the bus fight video below? Well, it looks like Tom Bruso (known as “Epic Beard Man” around the internets) don’t take sh*t from nobody and he takes a tasing @ 1:16 into the video just to prove how hardcore he is. I hope that when I’m 67 I’m in good enough shape to go around getting tased at ball games and beating the crap out of guys half my age on the bus.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Okay, I’ve spent years on the internet and seen many things, some funny, some interesting and some deeply disturbing and I thought I’d pretty much seen it all. Until “Shrimp on a treadmill” that is. A shrimp on a treadmill? Seriously? Where do you even find someone to build a shrimp sized treadmill? The only thing I’m sure of is that there had to be taxpayer dollars at work here. Click the pic to watch the video.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Microsoft has announced it’s new Windows Phone 7 Series and it looks like a brand new OS instead of yet another band-aid slapped on the elderly WinMo code base. The phones won’t be available in the wild for a while yet but this is the biggest indicator yet of the size of the fire Apple lit under Steve Ballmer’s ample buttocks with the iPhone.
More to come..
Sunday, February 14, 2010
In honor of Mattel’s Computer Engineer Barbie I have penned the following (with a little help from an old “Divorced Barbie” joke):
A man walks into the toy store to get a Barbie doll for his daughter. So he asks the assistant, "How much is a Barbie?"
"Well," she says, "we have Linux Barbie for $7.95, Windows Barbie for $19.95 and Mac Barbie for $29.95.
"What's the difference between them?"
"Yeah, well, it's like this. Linux Barbie is kinda homely and hard to play with out of the box, Windows Barbie is decent looking and does everything you could want and Mac Barbie doesn't do as much as the other two but she's fabulously dressed and really pretty."
Disclaimer: I am NOT a professional joke writer.
Ever get confused by ridiculous business terms? Fear no more! Point your browser towards TheOfficeLife.com (clickity,click) and all your questions will be answered by The Ridiculous Business Jargon Dictionary. I’m almost ashamed to admit that this describes me to a tee…
Cubicle vultures [n.]
Those who gather office supplies from the desk of a fired co-woker.
It’s Flash , it’s fun, it’s free and it’s @ miniclip.com. I’ve never been big on tower defense games but I keep coming back to Viking Defense (even if it cheats sometimes). Click the pic to go to the miniclip Viking Defense page.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
SCEA is offering flOw free until midnight EST tonight (2/13)
“flOw is a game about piloting an aquatic organism through a surreal biosphere where players consume other organisms, evolve, and dive into the abyss. With an embedded design of DDA (dynamic difficulty adjustment), players with differing skill levels can intuitively customize their game experience and enjoy the game at their own pace.” Click the pic to go to the official page.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I’m not quite sure what the hell it does or why I should want to integrate social networking with my many Gmail accounts but I guess if I need all of my “Sue Ann needs horseshoes in Farmville” messages all in one place buzz will hook me up. Maybe I’ll actually use it (unlike wave).
Sunday, February 7, 2010
The Short Victorious War by David Weber - Baen Books
The third volume of the “Honor Harrington” series by David Weber. If you’re not familiar with the Harrington books there’s a rundown here: Wikipedia "Honorverse" page. The first two volumes of the main series and several later volumes in the extended series are free at The Baen Free Library.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
After all of the hype, all of the rumors and all of the epic fanboy flame wars the iPad has arrived. The verdict? Meh.
I’m not an Apple person by any stretch but I must say I was intrigued by the iPad when it was unveiled but after having a bit of time to contemplate the latest and greatest out of Cupertino I’ll probably wait for a second gen iPad to come along that may “fix” some of the deficiencies in the first gen product.
- Nice looking screen
- Appears to be pretty fast
- ePub eBook format support
- $499 entry price
- Unfortunate name.
- No Flash support. We all know Flash is a beast but HTML 5 is a long way out and I’m not ready to give up so many sites that use Flash.
- No USB or SD card support without buying a $30 dollar dongle. Boo! Don’t nickel and dime me Steve.
- No sideloading of apps. I’m sure the iPad will be jailbroken inside of a week but I’d rather not have to.
- iPhone OS. For a device of this size and power the iPhone OS should be just fine. The downside is the App Store (see sideloading above).
- The iBookstore. Supporting the ePub format is huge but charging $3-$5 more per title than Sony & Amazon – not so much.
- Keyboard/Dock. The ability to dock the iPad in either portrait or landscape mode would be nice.
- No webcam. I’m not a big cam user but facial recognition and Skype video chat might be nice.