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September 29, 2008

400, 500, 600, 700 9.29.8

Read the words.
Leave the workforce at 29?
How to clean stuff.

Wiki Links:
Blindfolded chess.
Noether's theorem.
Pleasures of the Imagination.

Gonzo goes floating by 9.29.8

Something crazy has to happen today, given the financial response to the "bailout" err...screwing of the American taxpayer, and people from Walt Disney carrying balloons.

September 19, 2008

Man in purple pants 9.19.8

Not sure how that skateborder left the house thinking that was a good look. Just awful. Do us a favor and run a red light when a mack truck is speeding by and just not swerve.

I've been a big beliver in this type of method and didn't think a study was necessary to show it can work. Nap time on the day job would work as well.

College classes online.

DFW speech at Kenyon college.

Frugal tips.

Common ties.

Hopefully it takes more than this, but it would be interesting to find out how many engaged couples would plan it out.


Lazy blog post generator.

Zagat ratings.

September 18, 2008

Chained to a bed 9.18.8

How long could you survive changed to a bunk bed with a velociraptor?

Congratulations! You could survive for 1 minute, 25 seconds!

Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down 9.18.8

Kids learning to lie.
Map your running route.
Recipes to try.

September 17, 2008

Another one bites the dust 9.17.8

Back of the napkin.
Devloper's Toolbox.
Background wallpapers.
Killer plants.
Cubicle defense.
Worthwhile article regarding those "unknown" events. I recommend the Black Swan book as well.

September 16, 2008

Someone took the job 9.16.8

Follow up to the chance to work with NASA and spend a couple months lying around in bed.

September 15, 2008

Brutal day in the market 9.15.8

500+ points lost today. Lehman goes under, AIG is next in line, Merrill Lynch goes to Bank of America for 1/16 it's value from a year ago. Not sure what happened, but it certainly won't be a good day. Amount lost was around duodecillion dollars.

Bachelor party was cool. Golf was alright. Some decent shots and some others that would make you want to quit or throw a club or two. Otherwise I enjoyed the weekend up in Stratton.

Doable to do list.

Wiki Links:
Congnitive linguistics.
Sulfer hexafluoride. For the opposite voice affects of Helium.

September 12, 2008

Off to VT 9.12.8

Tools for personal tracking. Never thought doing about tracking your actions, but it would be fun to see what it turns up.

Javascript tips.

Tracking animals.

Optical illusions.

How to beat computer chess. I think my all time record is 1 win and 36,484,843 losses.

Live Plasma. Tool to discover new bands.

Excel training.

Help identify types of trees.

September 11, 2008

Remember 7 years ago 9.11.8

99 Rooms.
Apple picking tips.
Works Cited.
Virtual knee surgery.
Has the large hadron colider destroyed the world yet?
Photo of Miami from space.
Levitated flash sites.
MS interview questions.
Hundred push ups.
Umbrella today?
What has management taught?

September 10, 2008

Redsox fall to Rays 9.10.8

Looking at it another way.
How stuff works.
Today's Big Thing.
Math games.
Greeting card suggestions.
E machine shop.
Presentation tips and suggestions.

Wiki Links:
Common Misconceptions.

September 09, 2008

Women can't play hockey 9.9.8

Woman should stick to a sport they might have a chance to do well rather than just playing. I wouldn't bother fielding a team in Bulgaria.

Things to try out next time you are at the grocery store.


News predictions.

Ebert on reading a movie.

Trendy pillows to bring the outdoors in.

Resource shelf.

Business papers.

September 08, 2008

Packers win opener 9.8.8

A late night at work kept from catching the first half but I caught the more interesting finish. Not sure they worked on everything in the preseason but a win against a division opponent is key. Decent play on the offense and a better defensive pressure than I was expecting. Chicago's surprising win over the Colts at Indy was one of the unexpected results. Along with Carolina over San Diego in the last seconds, Atlanta over Detroit, and Philly bigger than expected.

Injuries seem to have been a bigger story in week 1 than most opening weeks from prior year. Some of the not so surprising teams won, but my fewer points than expected. Proving you never know opening week what might happen.

Foxwoods was a decent trip. It could have been much better had I just played a couple of hands differently. Lesson learned but a costly one. Dave actually did really well following a poor showing the previous day in the 5-10 game. At least one of us was up big. Mark not so much.

Number of Suicides in Boston skyrockets 9.8.8

Opening day for the New England Patriots and the MVP star quarterback goes down with a season ending knee injury in the first quarter. Today, when the news comes he will be lost for the season on IR, you can see the backed up line of people jumping off the John Hancock building and the bodies piling up. Luckily the Boston Police Department has blocked pedistrian traffic so no more fans will be injured from those leaping to their deaths. I think I was the only one in the office that said they should have signed Brett Favre, but as usual no one bothers to listen.

September 05, 2008

Breathalyzers coming soon 9.5.8

One way to show up at track meet. Not like he was taking a smoke break, but still funny.

RNC 9.5.8

VP Pick is a dead ringer for Dr. Melphi from the Sopranos. A lot of actresses do look like her.

People bucket game.
Pyrotechnic photos.
One sentence.
How to cheat.
Not sure that rowing a boat is all that challenging given all of the high tech gadgets.

Wiki Links:
Number one place to avoid retirement.

September 04, 2008

NFL Opening Day 9.4.8

Research some of the facts regarding who wrote bills.
Alphametic solver.
What to buy with my Powerball winnings? *Actually winning amount may not come close to purchase price. How about a new necklace?

Wiki Links:
Fencing terms.
Therese de Lisieux.
Math puzzle.

September 03, 2008

Dustin Pedoria 9.3.8

I think the Red Sox had the wrong guy batting clean up all along. You can't stop the guy now.

Odd thoughts: John McCain, 72, can't really be serious choosing Gov. Sarah Pailin for VP?
Brett Favre really isn't the quarterback of the Green Bay Packers? The New York Jets?

Study of wolf poo 9.3.8

Not sure I would want that job.
Article to read.

Boom Crane Operator 9.3.8

Back from a trip down to Yankee Stadium. The Blue Jays took down the Yankees 6-2 on Sunday. Not sure if the Red Sox can overtake Tampa Bay, but it should get closer in the AL East.

General Observations around Somerville around the end of August and early September: STAY AWAY! All the moving, movers, junk on the streets, trash, parking, people picking up sofas, chairs, tables, stuff are EVERYWHERE!

Golf game update: improving. Decent club selections and swings.

Idea festival.

Wiki Links:
Entoptic phenomenon.
List of cocktails.
Joe Gilmore.