Category: Geek Stuff

  • SAP and the Defamation of π

    I smell a conspiracy.  I’m not talking about the recent mysterious disappearance of a Malaysian airliner.  The conspiracy I have discovered is something far more insidious.  It’s an attack on the very fabric of geekdom.   I’m talking about the defamation of π.

  • Quest for a Phone

    As a slave to technology, I just wasted spent an afternoon acquiring and activating a new (almost) iPhone 4. It turned out to be a much more arduous task than I anticipated, but I think it was worth it.

  • New Crush

    We men are disgustingly fickle. It’s hard to believe it has only been two years since I raved about the sleek, petite, figure of my latest infatuation. And now my attention has been stolen by one slightly less petite, but with unbelievable elegance and far more intelligence. I suppose even the most shallow man can […]

  • You’re so vain

    Browsing through the news, I noticed there’s going to be a solar eclipse Friday morning, but it’s not going to be visible here. I need an apricot scarf. And a Lear Jet, but that’s just a minor detail. You walked into the party like you were walking onto a yacht. Your hat strategically dipped below […]

  • Sunday Morning Project

    About three years ago, I wrote about my less-than-happy experience with a gizmo that was supposed to allow my iPod to play through my car stereo. Eventually I gave up on it, and settled for listening to the same CD over and over until I got motivated to change it. Unfortunately, I was recently faced […]

  • Danger, Beware, Danger!!!

    Since it’s too early to write about the Super Tuesday results, I might as well take some time to perform a valuable public service and pass along an urgent warning to my loyal readers. The Gullibility Virus is once again spreading rampantly around the Internet. Be very careful to avoid being its next victim! You […]

  • Openness 5

    With all the recent dismal weather curtailing outdoor fun, it might seem that I should have more time for mindless musings, which have been scarce recently. Available time is not the issue. The doldrums are also affecting my creative enthusiasm. So, in a feeble attempt to fill space here, I’m stooping to stealing a recent […]

  • New Year, New Software

    During some of the Christmas downtime, when weather made indoors more enticing than outdoors, I finally got around to installing Leopard on my PowerBook. I’ve been running it at work for a couple of months, so I knew what to expect, but I installed it anyway. I’m not sure why. I guess because since I […]

  • New Toy – Mid-Life Crisis?

    Some actuaries might claim that I passed mid-life several years ago. Other people have told me that middle age is always 10 years older than one’s current age, which sounds reasonable to me. I’ve also heard that you’re only as old as you feel, which sounded like good advice until it got me busted for […]

  • Open ID is here

    I didn’t have anything thrilling to write about, so I decided to play with the site infrastructure. Now, with some help from the Geeklog gang, this site supports OpenID login. Considering the low level of audience participation here, this is probably more of a learning experience for me than a major benefit for others. But […]