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April 29, 2007

Debearded, Part 2

Debeaded step 6

In case you're wondering, yes, I went to work like this.

11:31 | Stuff | Comments (2)

April 23, 2007

Four Years

Last week marked my fourth anniversary in the United States. Looking back on last year's anniversary, it looks like nothing has changed. I'm still working on the successor to .NET 2.0, still waiting for my Green Card, and still bringing in pounds of candy (this year the candy only lasted two days).

Speaking of the candy tradition, I noticed a fourth type of person who partakes in another employee's sugary offerings:

The Starer
This person sticks their hand in your bowl, grabs a maw-full and walks away silently, all the while staring you right in the face, as if eye contact were congratulations enough.

23:41 | Work | Comments (0)

April 22, 2007

What 50 Cents At A Book Sale Got Me

"Devices such as thin films, cryotron, parametron, twistors, and tunnel diodes are just a few [storage devices] which will be used in the computer of the future."

Fundamentals of Digital Computers by Weinstein and Keim, 1965

Incidentally, the book also came with a punch card labeled "Star Trek" hidden inside it.

22:52 | Nerd , Nerd , Quotes | Comments (1)

April 17, 2007

Debearded, Part 1

Step 1 of Beard Removal
Step 2 of Beard Removal
Step 3 of Beard Removal
Step 4 of Beard Removal
Step 5 of Beard Removal

19:51 | Stuff | Comments (5)

April 9, 2007

Reel Missing

As if a one-legged zombie-fighting Go-Go dancer with a machine gun as a prosthesis wasn't enough reason to see Grindhouse, toss in fake trailers by Rob Zombie, Edgar Wright and Eli Roth, a psychotic Kurt Russel, a five-minute-long single-take Tarantino dialog scene, and the best car chase scene since The Blues Brothers.

Tarantino fans will love the Pulp Fiction references to Big Kahuna Burger and foot massages, women will love the empowered ladies who kick ass, and guys will love all the T and A. Fun for the whole family! (except children and the elderly)

07:55 | Entertainment | Comments (1)