02 May 2016

The Rumors of our demise have been greatly exaggerated. We are always here. Always Watching.

21 March 2009

Ambiguous Aptera?

I was looking at the new California based Aptera 2e (Due out this year) Full-Electric vehicle the other day. I am familiar with the product (and think it's great). I mean, who wouldn't love a car that costs 50 cents per 100 miles to operate, right?

But then I remembered something...

Listen Aptera, it doesn't matter to me at all, you've got a great product... but I mean, well,... DOESN'T ANYBODY ELSE SEE IT?!

23 February 2009

Synergy, a software based KVM

Just a quick vid to demonstrate the setup and use of software based KVM, Synergy. Synergy allows you to share a keyboard and mouse (say from your desktop) to other PCs (like a laptop).

Synergy is an FOSS app available for Windows, Mac OSX, and *nix OS @ www.sourceforge.net or through your friendly neighborhood linux repository.

There are many blog outlets featuring a post on Synergry, but Tombuntu.com, IMO, has the most complete review and setup instructions.


Of special note:

- When setting up the client machine (from the server) you must use the name of the machine, not the IP.

- when setting up the server (from the client) use the server's IP.

- Also, this app functions over TCP/IP which is not secure (there are ways to secure it (ssh) that I have yet to read into or implement.


16 February 2009


Finally(!) I had some time to vanquish of one of the most disturbing aspects of all technology: Cable Clutter.

After reading a couple of Instructables on DIY cable management, I was inspired and got to work immediately. Okay, almost immediately?

Instructables:cable management

Instructables:mount power strips and power supplies

So here we are...

Situation Normal, All Fucked Up.

"Dem cables iz shit, innit?"

12 count Binder Clips (Large) - $3.99 and a legal size wire paper tray - $8.99 (I already had bent it into the shape I wanted before realising I should take a photo. Oops.


Hooks installed under desk.

"Man goes in the cage. Cage goes in the water. Shark's in the water..." Wait, what? I mean... Put the big pile of shit into the basket.

Binder Clips (Large) with screw and washer... you see where this is going?

Cage is hung from hooks. Cables are held by binder Clips (Large) which are screwed to underside of desk.


29 January 2008

Yes, you can haz cheezebergerz...

imagine the possibilities... cheezebergers anytime, anywhere.

Gone are the days of merely wishing a cheeseburger always be at the ready. The future you always heard about is now!


i declare that technology has reached it's very zenith.

via Gizmodo:

"This is a cheeseburger. In a can. It's a cheeseburger in a can.

I honestly can't figure out how I feel about this: is it the greatest achievement of mankind thus far, or is it an abomination of foodstuffs that deserves to be hucked back into the gaping maw of whatever food processing plant it was spewed from? I just don't know what to think anymore. Would you eat a cheeseburger in a can? Keep in mind that it'll look nowhere near as delicious as the example above when you pull it out of the can. [Product Page via Spulch]"

Oh, and to the enlisted, yes, a crate of these delicious snax iz already en route to Corinto to be loaded directly onto the sub for our next "purely scientific" voyage. Muahahaha... ahem, i mean "yum!"

28 January 2008

50 Years? OMGWTFHAX!

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of Lego's. Those little bastards have made it to the big Five-O.

It's funny to me because just the other day I was in Target, (LOL), and happened to stumble across the Lego aisle. It brought back memories of all the buckets of random pieces that I had accumulated over time. And of course stepping on a Lego in the dark and having it pwn your poor foot. Spending hours and hours making these wonderful masterpieces only to have someone break it.

But now things have changed...

As i strolled down the aisle i noticed something extremely different about the Lego's. there were less pieces???

Why I asked my self?

And that's when it hit me,
America has grown stupider, so Lego has made there puzzles easier.

It's a sad day now to know that for 50 years they had to change their product to support the ever growing stupid people of America.

-I digress

04 December 2007

Dear Cube,

Shave, then put down the horn.

As a former "clean up the crap in the middle-east by killing lots of people" field rep, I would pass along the learning that blowing a horn and wearing a Fez is a great opportunity to find out if "Mo" was right about the 72 virgins.

Initial surveys of thousands of "crispy critters" says "Mo" was wrong. Most survey respondents just fall apart when probed with a bayonet.