Monday, February 28, 2011

An old map

This *should* be an old map, but the truth is I just drew it. Anyone care to take a guess at what it is?
closet | | u:A
| ENS------ENW-------------C/UDWS
N/S | d:B
| | | u:B |
ENS----------ENW----(-----------------A/UDWS |
| | d:C |
| | | | u:C | |
| ENS----ENW----(----------B/UDWS | |
| | | d:A | |
| | u:F | u:E | | |
| ENS--D/UDWS ens--F/UDWS ENS-- ENS-- |
| | d:E | d:D | | |
| | | | | | | |
| | | --ENW----ENW----ENW-- | |
| | | | |
| --ENW----ENW------------------------ENW-- |
| |
| u:D |
ENS--------E/UDWS ENS--
| d:F |
| | |

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Google algorithm changes and eHow

I believe wholeheartedly that Google is doing the right thing by changing their algorithm and trying to reduce spam.

But having said that, I needed to look up the specs on some computers this morning and eHow came up in the result all three times. OK, that's kind of weird, right? In one case, I was able to get my information from one of the other results. But in the other two, I wouldn't have gotten the answer unless I'd clicked eHow's article.

I don't know what all this means, since eHow is still on Page One, but maybe it was only because the other results were pretty crappy.

Monday, February 14, 2011

I heart Emacs

How would I ever get anything done if I couldn't hack my own customizations to Emacs?

And REALLY, Blogger?? I can't use <3 in the subject of a post? COME ON!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Twitter rant #43

Clicking a #hashtag is really great when you want to see the same message retweeted 100 f-ing thousand times #fail

Friday, February 11, 2011


Recycle? The wide-mouth plastic caps of some juice bottles can be RE-USED as handy fruit stands!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

dude_memory_exists => false

its shocking how I ALWAYS have to refer to the documentation every time I use array_key_exists -- I can never remember the order of the parameters!!

Monday, February 07, 2011

Android meet iTunes

I kind of hated to do it, but I've bought The Missing Sync for Android to keep the iTunes on my Mac in sync with my Droid 2. I say "hated" only because I figured there would be something else out there I could pay a buck for and be done. But sometimes you get what you pay for and in this case the thirty bucks (upgrade from the Pocket PC version) was well worth it. I had tried a different solution (the one dollar one) and it just wasn't doing it for me. I switched over the weekend and after a few hiccups (everything in there twice until I nuked it all and started over) I'm thrilled with how well it's working -- over USB (which I strongly recommend for getting started), Wi-Fi (best way to do it on the home network) and Bluetooth (for everywhere else).

Friday, February 04, 2011

Tap tap tap

Is this thing on? Hey maybe I'll get back to blogging now that there's a handy Android app!!