Monday, March 30, 2009

sad TI92

The batteries in my TI92 leaked all over the place. I need to clean it up and see if any of the traces got eaten. This is what I get for loading the TI emulator on to my laptop and neglecting my full size, conversation piece, calculator.
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Racing Mazdas

These were mean sounding! Mazda development center is next to my office. With terrible white balance.
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Hawaii Trip!

(Diamond Head hike panorama)

Mike and Michelle had a very nice wedding in Hawaii. And I thoroughly enjoyed myself! (pics)

(rehearsal panorama)

Banana Bread

Try this recipe out. The denizens of 318 Monterey have been enjoying it for several years now.
From forweb

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

Looking for a place to live?

Oh CL (link)

Update: gone now. I knew I should have screen capped it. Nudists in search of roomates, classic craigslist.

T-rex invites

Thinking I would be amused, someone sent me this link knowing that I'm a reader of the Dinosaur Comics. They were correct!

T-rex invites

Bio diamond is also comedy

Sunday, March 15, 2009

XP vs Vista

I've lit up your RSS reader today to ask a simple question. I am picking out a new computer for my mom, I am going to get it with XP installed instead of Vista. Is this still the correct course of action?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


This week driving to lunch with a friend from work - we noticed a toner cartridge in the middle of the street. It lay there, gold foil blowing gently as cars passed by. It's powdery black contents splayed in every direction. We made a joke about "Irvine roadkill" and then - we laughed too hard at our own joke.

Friday, March 6, 2009

WWII simple

I saw this earlier in the week in the audiforums funny pics thread. It amused me.

Low voltage DC/DC

The DC/DC converter in this story is more impressive than it looks. Starting up a boost converter from an input voltage as low as 320mV is a neat electronics trick! Having the ability to convert a low voltage source up to something useful will be really handy for solar and other energy harvesting applications. Such as... you know... stuff! Like breathing while wearing a shirt on made of this material. Or maybe just a hamster running on it's wheel. (story) Not sure why they don't just put a generator on the wheel instead of strapping nano-wires to it - but hey, they're working on PhDs so what do I know?

Also I kind of want a hamster with a speedometer hooked up to it's wheel now.

(This post shamelessly inspired, think 5th grade history report, by the newsletter. ...I added value, really!)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sad TR6

Aw, this TR6 needs a rescue program...
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The Daily Show takes CNBC to task

Don't snub the Daily Show or they will do an eight and half minute bit on how lame you and your network are.