WireWorld » Wirehead » Personal Blog
Why I like paper ballots
Have you ever considered that perhaps a voting system should be called a "life-critical" system?
plain
The YOU-CAN-SPAM act of 2003
Every time I think that there's hope for our average congressmen, that they won't be little cheating weasels who are bought by the highest bidder, they prove to me that all they care about is lobbyists.
Now that I have my email address scrambled, I can track things. I've made a number of observations...
plain
Random Stories
Some random stories... Partying with the cow-orkers, Calling people Owen, interviews, Losing on Jeopardy. and Strong Bad. But wait, there's more!
plain
How they do things in Berkeley
If you've been reading on my page, you will notice the occasional mention of Berkeley, playing with fire, my crazy artist friend Kiki, and other such things...
plain
plain
plain
I hate my Thinkpad T30
Big Blue strikes again, and after all of the wonderful things they did for us all (IBM PC, Bankrolling Linux, Employing my godmother for many years) it pains me to gripe about it.
Of course, I'm going to gripe anyway. ;) Read on to find out about "Presentation Director" and how not to make software.
plain
plain
plain
plain
plain
Random Notes
Some random notes.. Firebird, Duran Duran, Breakfast, Sculls, and more. ;)
plain
plain
plain
plain
National, State, and Local Wirehead Day
I turned a quarter of a century old yesterday. I generally don't get around to writing about something until at least a day after it's happened. At my birthday party, we were discussing briefly what has happened in the past 25 years, and it occurred to me that, of all of the historical events that I get to be a witness to, mine are mostly about things blowing up...
The California Recall
First Peter Ueberroth spammed me for his ill fated campaign. Now Arianna Huffington is spamming me. Sorry to be filling up a blog that should be full of silly stories and geekishness with politics, but some things just get to me!
plain
plain
Rubik's Cubes
I've never solved a Rubik's Cube in my life.
Well, that's actually a lie. I did. I took the sucker apart, and reassembled it into the correct configuration. That's how an Engineer should solve those things.
plain
Disruptive technology: Digital Cameras
As a geek and engineer, I love disruptive technologies. Disruptive technologies are what makes being an engineer worthwhile, at least for me, because they are the ones that change society forever. That, and often the repercussions are quite interesting. Nobody thinks of the wild and crazy things that will happen because of technology until much later.
Lately, I realized just how interesting of a disruptive technology digital cameras were.
plain
Weekend 23
I wanted to see how my spatial reasoning skills were doing, so I built a shelving unit without any sort of plans, blueprints, or anything.
plain
Latest art news
The latest news on my art projects.
plain
plain
plain
Interesting quote
Last year, AOL/Time-Warner lost a hundred billion dollars.
Coincidentally, Gulf Wars Episode II (Clone of the Attack) will also probably cost about a hundred billion dollars, paid for by your taxes.
That's six NASAs (total budget $15B/year.)
plain
A Wireless Wirehead
Fun with setting up my new household network.
plain
plain
plain
Books and bookshelves
So I finally, after 10 months of being moved out, unpacked all of my books...
plain
plain
next