Saturday, March 14, 2009

Happy (belated) Birthday, Joseph Priestley!

Yesterday was Joseph Priestley's birthday. He apparently invented air, and his lab was burned down because of his "radical Unitarian views".

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

No Windows 7 Beta For You!

Fail. The scrounged desktop was inadequate, even after borrowing 512M of memory from mom's computer. Windows 7 needs ACPI support.

I even had a name picked out. Because it was 550 Mhz with 512M of memory, I was going to call it "Cli55ord the Big Blue Dog".

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

There Is (Suddenly) No Spoon

It's funny how one becomes attached to objects. I use a spoon with my tea that I have had for 22 years. It's nothing special, standard government issue - literally, it has "Comm. of Mass." stamped on the handle. I actually remember picking it up in the back yard of the house we lived in for a year in Medford.

It's turned up missing today. It's probably in a pocket somewhere, but I miss it.

Update: Found it. In the pocket of the sport jacket I wore to work yesterday.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Peanuts, The After Years

This is kind of sweet. What ever happened to those kids?

Daylight Savings Time Must Go!

It didn't really strike me what we lose when DST starts in the spring until this morning when I came down for breakfast and it was still dark outside. The sunrise today, March 9, was the same as January 24. We lost 44 days, not just an hour!