Super Us
This is very cool: Super Brenda Super Kevin
Felony Flats and Hearses
humor, portland, weather, webstuff
This morning I was browsing Weather Underground because there are lots of neat weather related features on that site (almanacs, astrology, maps galore, etc). I was looking through the various Portland weather stations and came across one called “Felony Flats, Portland, OR“. I thought that was pretty funny. What’s funnier is the link to the station’s web site: Coffin Cruisers Hearse Club of Portland. I had no idea there existed a community of people who drive hearses (and have personal weather stations).
Batting Stance Guy
humor, sports
Being a web developer and active browser of the web for many years now, I see a lot of wasted web space (including this web site). I would venture to say that 90% of web sites out there are useless and/or uninteresting, or just a rehash of other web sites that are slightly more interesting. And then there’s Batting Stance Guy, which is the best use of the web that I’ve seen lately.
Weight Loss Truths
humor, personal, wedding
The truth hurts. I’ve been trying to lose weight for 8 months now, and I’ve lost nothing. None of these truths are surprising, yet I’ve ignored almost all of them. I will be pleasantly plump for my wedding. You have to exercise more than you think. [I have to do what!?] A half-hour walk doesn’t equal a brownie. [Doh!] See the rest here.
2 Million People Like Me!
humor, politics
Good to know…
Real Interesting Stuff
humor, personal, webstuff, wedding
It’s been a while since I’ve written anything here, but I can’t say that I have anything real interesting to write about… It’s 98 degrees in Gresham right now. My contracting job is almost up, and we banged out this web site in 6 weeks: There’s a good chance that I will stay and work full time for this company (Avenue A | Razorfish). Bren is having her wedding dress altered today, or something like that.
humor, webstuff
I like this comic, as I believe that everything can be explained via mathematics. Purity
apt-get install wife
hacking, humor, webstuff
This comic is especially funny since I’m about to get married. Note: apt-get is a Linux (Debian) command to install software, therefore “apt-get install wife” says to add wife to the system.
When Obama wins
humor, politics, webstuff
When Obama wins… Starbucks will stop referring to their smalls as talls. Your recycling will sort itself and magically appear by the curb. Charlie Brown will finally kick that football. Your cell phone won’t work in your car, at the movies, or while you’re ahead of me in line for coffee. People will have more picnics in the park. When Obama wins
Funny Jokes
hacking, humor
Ripped from Q. How did the programmer die in the shower? A. He read the shampoo bottle instructions: Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Programming is like sex: One mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life. All programmers are playwrights, and all computers are lousy actors. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A computer science student is studying under a tree and another pulls up on a flashy new bike.
Kids These Days
humor, webstuff
Centennial High School has dropped its ban on eyebrow shaving… that’s right, the kids are shaving their eyebrows. I guess there’s a trend in which kids shave designs into their brows. Unfortunately, a well known East Multnomah County gang does the same, which caused a bit of confusion and concern in this particular high school. I remember back when I was in school. It was the eighties, and the more over the top you could be, the better.
Everything is Stranger in Texas
humor, texas, webstuff
I’m off to Texas tomorrow morning to visit family and see my new niece. I regularly keep up with Texas news, but I casually read it and move on. Today I came across an unusual story… well, unusual to those of us in the North. A man in Brazoria was routinely pulled over for making an illegal u-turn. The police found a 6 foot alligator and a water moccasin in his car, both alive.
Software As a Mullet
hacking, humor
While considering the fun of programming today, I came up with a new mantra: “Software development should be like a mullet – business in the front, party in the back.” Today’s biggest buzzword in the industry is “software as a service”. I propose that we toss that idea, and instead standardize on “software as a mullet”. The new approach will focus on having fun during the software lifecycle, while producing business approved results.
Am I A Rockstar Software Engineer?
hacking, humor
According to the article, Top 10 Traits of a Rockstar Software Engineer, I might be a Rockstar Software Engineer. Yay. Here’s the list, with comments about myself. Loves To Code (I do) Gets Things Done (I mostly do) Continuously Refactors Code (I do) Uses Design Patterns (I sometimes do) Writes Tests (I rarely do…) Leverages Existing Code (I do) Focuses on Usability (I do)
April Fool’s Sucker
humor, webstuff
Well, I got fooled left and right yesterday! I guess I am naive… My favorite embedded device developer, Marcin Juszkiewicz, claimed that he was moving from Poland to London for work. He said that with his new job, he could spend more time in the office and less time taking care of his child. Sounded reasonable to me. He was kidding. I’m still not clear about this one, but seeing as it was tagged on delicious as “aprilfools”, I’m guessing it wasn’t real.
Happy PI Day (3/14)
hacking, humor
PI = 3.14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279 50288 41971 69399 37510 58209 74944 59230 78164 06286 20899 86280 34825 34211 70679 82148 08651 32823 06647 09384 46095 50582 23172 53594 08128 48111 74502 84102 70193 85211 05559 64462 29489 54930 38196 44288 10975 66593 34461 28475 64823 37867 83165 27120 19091 45648 56692 34603 48610 45432 66482 13393 60726 02491 41273 72458 70066 06315 58817 48815 20920 96282 92540 91715 36436 78925 90360 01133 05305 48820 46652 13841 46951 94151 16094 33057 27036 57595 91953 09218 61173 81932 61179 31051 18548 07446 23799 62749 56735 18857 52724 89122 79381 83011 94912 98336 73362 44065 66430 …

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