Category Archive: Fun

Apr 07

Star Wars Canon: Bridging the old and the new

Speaking of Star Wars… I think I originally got this off of Slashdot.org, although I no longer can find the exact post the source article has been sitting in my bookmarks folder for a while.  This fellow Keith Martin apparently wrote an essay explaining that the only way that the original 3 (middle 3) Star …

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Mar 30

‘Star Wars’ Admiral Ackbar poised to become school mascot!

The University of Mississippi, also known as ‘Ole Miss’, is apparently looking to replace it’s mascot and is allowing it’s students to choose.  The University is replacing the mascot because the current mascot is a slave-owning plantation owner lovingly referred to as ‘Colonel Reb’ and they feel he is no longer a suitable mascot. A …

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Mar 26

Best ‘Dumb Tech Support Call’ ever!

This is probably my favorite “dumb tech support call’s” I’ve ever seen. A woman calls up Leo Laporte from techguylabs.com. She’s complaining that her wifi signal from ‘linksys’ disappeared and doesn’t seem to understand that no one is going to give her ‘support’ when it disappears – because she was STEALING it. And she doesn’t …

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Mar 25

Nature by Numbers Video

A friend of mine who’s a physics professor, or well, assistant professor at this point sent this video to me. It’s just a neat video that depicts how some of these basic mathematical formulas can be found in nature. I originally saw it on wimp.com and couldn’t figure out how to upload the flash video …

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Mar 14

Full Twitter Integration

I’ve departed greatly from posting things of substance here, but I’m pretty excited just by these back-end tools. I also got distracted by a cousin of mine who wanted help embedding a wordpress blog directly into an iframe in his site, and that took a bit of work from both of us. In any case, …

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Mar 13

I love Scotts Toilet Paper

I have to give a big round of applause to the people at Scott’s Brand Toilet Paper. Like many of us, for years I was at either at my mother’s or some nameless institutions whim as to what was the best or most affordable toilet paper. My mother’s toilet paper was always WAY too soft …

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