How to Calibrate Touch Screens (which doesn't help me troubleshoot a failing touch screen, but is really really cool. Ooooooh.)
Favorite link for today (will be gibberish for nongeeks and probably useless for most, but at the moment I'm all "wow I love you people" because I haven't yet figured out how to mentally convert CIDR addressing to decimal netmask notation... and working it out on paper is a massive PIA)
Reading IPSec as ImpSec makes networking stuff much harder to understand.
What I really truly must have: a .wav file of StrongBad screaming "Trogdor!" Just that bit, not the entire song. I have the whole song as a .mp3 file, but I want that one word as a .wav so I can set it as my Windows startup sound at work.

I NEED.

Also

May. 24th, 2006 07:25 pm
I have a (work) cell phone and a (work) PocketPC and a bar of organic fair-trade chocolate.

One of these things is not like the others: I know what to do with chocolate.

Thank goodness I had to learn the basics of cell phone usage ("how do you turn this thing off" was heard over the phone by at least one person) while in Seattle. Dial number, push green button, talk, push red button when done. Let's hope I don't have to do anything more complex than that for the first week or so. "It's making noises! Make it stop!!!"


Unrelated ETA: Awwwwww.
(Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] technodyke)

Goodnight Irene
by Ken Kiger

There once was a girl named Irene,
who lived on distilled kerosene.
But she started absorbin'
A new hydrocarbon,
And since then has never benzene!


Doin' its Own Thing
by Edward H. Green

The first law of Newton I sing
My voice has a relevant ring:
"An object left free
Of hassles will be
Engrossed in just doing its thing."

More here: http://www.aps.org/apsnews/0397/11855.cfm
(Appropriate, given that today and tomorrow are Kill the VB Project coding days... no no, please do send e-mails and distract me. Not kidding. No, it won't slow me down.)

From [livejournal.com profile] flexibleflyer: The full source of that very happymaking "digits of Pi" song

From [livejournal.com profile] girl_clone:
1. The Daily WTF: fun with commenting code
2. Automated commentation, adjusted for coder's personality!

Being fairly familiar with [livejournal.com profile] dimfuture's code and looking at that last example, I'm wondering if he uses this. He does produce very well-commented code. My comment settings would probably be
  • FUD Factor: 2
  • Humor Level: 9
  • Verbosity: 2-6 (in some cases, especially the stuff I'm doing for WORD, nearly every line is commented, but I try to keep the comments shortish... if it seems likely that the person maintaining the code will have less programming skill than I, I comment a LOT)
  • Self-Importance: 2
  • Relevance: 8 (the comment is highly relevant to the code, the movie/song/book/other references are not)
  • Bitterness: 0-5 (usually 0, 5 for the VB project)
You're all familiar by now, I presume, with my gorgon fixation. I have a new idea for the gorgon costume I've been planning to make for the last, oh, seven years. I'd been thinking of getting a red or black wig (black would be much more accurate, but I like red better) and buying a bunch of small plastic snakes, which would be attached to the base of the wig with sewing thread.

Now I'm thinking I want a wig of black dreadlocks... with phone cords and CAT-5 cables instead of or perhaps in addition to the plastic snakes.

Technogorgon. I like it.

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