Archive for August, 2012

Astronaut Life Insurance

How did the Apollo astronauts get life insurance? Well, they didn’t. So they made their own according to Collectors Weekly: The so-called “insurance” postal covers from Apollo 11 are a safe way of acquiring the crew’s autographs. As Buzz Aldrin has explained, “Since we were unable to obtain adequate life insurance due to the high […]

George H.W. Bush Impersonates Dana Carvey

I always loved Dana Carvey doing his George Bush impersonation when growing up. Cool to see George Bush himself has a sense of humor about it.

On Perception Of The Cloud

Citrix commissioned an interesting survey to see how people define “the cloud”. Most of the press was focused on: 51 percent of respondents, including a majority of Millennials, believe stormy weather can interfere with cloud computing. Technically weather can cause your internet connection to go down, so yes it does interfere with your access to […]

Go-around

There’s video of an Air France A340 (guessing it’s an A340) performing a go-around at Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM), St. Maarten. I suspect it’s wasn’t really the result of Hurricane Isaac, despite occurring when the storm was in the area and the video title suggesting. There’s nothing in the video to suggest wind was […]

Another Java Attack

There’s another attack on Java via a new zero day flaw. This is why I don’t keep Java enabled in web browsers anymore. If you still do, I’d suggest turning it off. There’s a good chance you won’t miss it. I’ve yet to get there with Flash, but the day is coming. After the previous […]

On Neil Armstrong

He’s not the first of the twelve to die, but certainly the most notable, and perhaps the most modest. The first person on earth to ever step onto a non earth body simply described himself as: “I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer,” He walked on the freaking moon, and he […]

Washington Monument Prank

True story: For several years (2003-ish to 2009-ish) if you did a Google image search for “Washington Monument, one of the first search results you’d see came from me: Here’s the actual image: Needless to say it was slightly photoshopped and the fact that this showed up for so many years was quite amusing to […]

QOTD “Facebook is the Microsoft of social media”

Quote of the day goes to Paul Saffo for his opinion piece on Facebook: Facebook is the Microsoft of social media; used by everyone but truly loved by few. I’m not sure I 100% agree with the quote, however it does make a valid point about what not to be as a tech company with […]

Macintosh SE ROM Easter Egg

NYC Register did some interesting digging into the Macintosh SE’s ROM to find an Easter Egg. This particular one is the photo of some team members. It’s actually quite interesting that they had enough extra space on the ROM to do that. You’d think for cost reasons they’d go with as little as they could […]

Dodgeball For The Olympics

I think it’s time to see Dodgeball in the Olympics. If dressage is an Olympic sport, I just don’t see how dodgeball shouldn’t be. Somewhere between 15-20 per team and no more than 10 balls between them. Team with last man standing wins. Headshots valid (mixed on this)? Dodgeball has it all. Strategy, strength, quick […]