Monthly Archives: August 2005

Keyboards

Input devices Keyboards I have known and loathed – - Keypunch (ka-chunka . . . “Damnit!”). The only CS course I failed was because I had to use a keypunch (well, and submit my programs for next-day turnaround). – ISC … Continue reading

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Me and Ms Bee

I don’t personally know anyway who gets along well with bees. The beekeeping literature (e.g., The Queen Must Die) waxes poetic about the critters, saying that they are essentially harmless if you treat them well, but most of my experiences … Continue reading

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Babbage

This piece of hardware by a nameless technology company looks (if you squint) a lot like something that Babbage might have invented…

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north korea insult generator

“You ultra-right hooligan, your ridiculous clamour for “human rights” is nothing but a shrill cry!” link

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Weeds

I have spent two days in our front “garden,” an ambitious planting project of this house’s former owners that we let go for about two years. There are blackberries. There are frumious snagbush vines. There are wild-and-gone-to-seed Super Seven Hour … Continue reading

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Monks and water

Ah, the wisdom of Chinese parents-in-law. We are visiting the in-laws. The Gibber bumps his head on a chair; much crying. Three or four people converge with various remedies (an ice pack, another ice pack, a cold towel). Presently the … Continue reading

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

This will definitely put the hurt on you. A friend (yes, he’s still a friend, even for sending me this link) pointed me at The Daily WTF. Link. My mind is still reeling. I wish I could remember (or repeat) … Continue reading

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After a scumbag spammed FYYFF with about 500 bogus comments pointing to a poker site [fella, we'd better not /ever/ meet in person], I’ve turned off commenting. Sorry. People shit on things. That’s just the way it is. Those of … Continue reading

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John Sladek is laughing

Behold, the suspect palindrome finally revealed: A Mr. Oops laminates set animal spoor, ma. Link. … from Sladek’s The Muller-Fokker Effect, one of the early unsung cyberpunk novels. Well, at least cyber. Or punk. Maybe not both at the same … Continue reading

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