Tuesday, August 21, 2007

How to tell if you're a programmer

Apologies to Jeff Foxworth, but: If you search for "test" in your gmail account and google just says "hundreds" because it doesn't want to count them all, then, you just might be a programmer.

Friday, August 17, 2007

The Right Caption

"I'm in your rain. Owning your roads."

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Shoes of Humility + 2

Look at them, sitting there smugly. They think they've foiled me, but I know where they sleep...

Ok, some background needed - I've finally managed to get up to running half marathon distances, and I have constant, completely irrational dreams of winning races. Some people just run for the exercise. Some people run so they can eat more. I run to win races. Full disclosure dictates that I mention that I am excruciatingly slow and have never finished better than the top third of any distance race I've ran, but the dream lives on.

Having run my last pair of shoes into the ground, I bought this pair, above, and they have proceeded to attack my feet at every opportunity. Today, I wasn't able to run more than 20 minutes in them before crippling foot pain and blisters forced me to walk back to my truck. Everyone passed me and gave me that look that meant, "Wow, you sure have a lot of running gear on for somebody who's just walking slowly." Even the tag-along friends gave me that look (that's the friend whose super-athletic best friend somehow tricked them into coming running with them). I definitely learned some empathy for the trail walkers today. Well played, Adidas Supernovas, well played, but I've got something to say to you: Yo mama was a rubber tree. Yeah, I went there.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

A What Server?

So as not to be too mean, I won't link to this, but I was browsing the Seattle craigslist web design jobs and I came across these qualifications:

Strong knowledge of Visual Studio / ASP .Net (C#)
Sequel Server 2007
Microsoft Exchange
QuickBooks Enterprise Edition v7

That must be like Server 2007 II, the Sequel.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Vista and the ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe

This is a post for all you folks out there pulling your hair out trying to get Vista to install on your ASUS A8N-SLI Delux MOBOs. If you're anything like me, you keep hitting the screen where it says choose a hard drive and you get blankityblank/zero hard drives. It askes for drivers, and you may keep feeding it the RAID drivers that ASUS has over and over again, but to no avail. Fear not: I have discovered the solution.

Move the SATA cable 2 inches to the right. :D

As it turns out, only the interior SATA plugs are controlled by those dreaded SATA RAID drivers that Vista can't figure out. The external SATA plugs are instead controlled by the nForce chipset, which Vista has drivers for built in. I googled this one to death and couldn't see a solution posted anywhere, so hopefully, this will help some poor soul. :)

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Of Fish and Kettles

I just wanted to give two big shout outs today.

The first is to my friend Jordan, who just launched a website for lending things to/from friends. I really wondered how useful this thing would be, but then at the launch party last night, I discovered three different things that my group of friends had and were willing to lend that I'd been wanting to borrow from somebody for months, and I had to just think to myself, "This is cool."

And the second is to my friend Tom who has been systematically gutting things around his house and turning them into aquariums. Normally, this could be considered suspect behaviour (he's from the UK, I gotta spell it that way), but I think the results are actually pretty darn cool. You can find him at adifferentkettleoffish.net