2007 College Football Week Two Picks

September 8th, 2007
318  MINNESOTA       - 9      miami oh
325  alabama         - 3.5    VANDY
339  missouri        - 6      OLE MISS
346  MICHIGAN        - 7.5    oregon
347  boise st        - 2.5    WASHINGTON
351  uab             +34.5    FSU
359  north carolina  + 4.5    EAST CAROLINA
362  UCLA            - 7.5    BYU
382  AUBURN          - 7      s florida
384  LSU             -11      va tech

Joe Pa quote of the week: “Appalachain State, they won back-to-back double-A championships in a row.” He’s going for the Yogi Berra thing, I guess.

TFT Technology Breakdown and Model/Panel Index

September 6th, 2007

TFT Technology Breakdown and Model/Panel Index

Very handy, since I didn’t know there were so many different types of panels. I just bought a 24″ with a S-PVA panel, and I’m loving it.

2007 College Football Week One Picks

September 1st, 2007
152   W VA     -23      w michigan
154   VA TECH  -24      e carolina
165   miss     - 3.5    MEMPHIS
167   iowa     -10      N ILLINOIS
173   ga tech  + 3.5    NOTRE DAME
190   GEORGIA  - 9      oklahoma st
194   colorado - 3.5    colorado st
200   AUBURN   -13.5    kansas st
203   tenn     + 4      CAL
225   fsu      - 1.5    CLEMSON

And Gameday has jumped the shark AGAIN. You can’t say anything bad about them spending TWO HOURS at some crap-ass game nobody cares about, because if you do you obviously love terrorists and school shooters. I guess 90 minutes wasn’t enough time for all the retarded “human interest” stories, so now Gameday will be 1:50 of “my mom has cancer and my brother got hit by a car”, 9 minutes of Desmond Howard looking at a computer, and 1 minute of acutal football analysis. A lot to look forward to this year.

NICK. SABAN. FATHEAD.

August 11th, 2007

So I go to fathead.com, but they don’t have a gigantor wall-sized Nick Saban icon for my altarpiece. So I rolled over to the Rasterbator and made my own.

I found this obvious photoshop (saban has only been on the sidelines with Alabama once, at the A-Day game, where he wore a suit). I’m 98% sure it’s Coach Fran’s body with Nick’s head from a Dolphins game, but whatever, it works.

After a little cleanup in GIMP, we get the chewy goodness essence:

Putting that through the Rastebator produces this gloriousness. KNEEL BEFORE SABAN!!!

If you want to start your own shrine, here’s the 2.6MB 30-page Nick Saban Fathead PDF.

I think my next rasterbator project will be Gordon Gekko:

Staying Sane While Working From Home – Forbes.com

June 2nd, 2007

Staying Sane While Working From Home

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe (BNSF) – a photoset on Flickr

May 31st, 2007

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe (BNSF) – a photoset on Flickr

Wow, these are excellent. There’s even a recent shot of a BNSF locomotive in the getting-rarer-by-the-day green and white BN livery.

Nitrozac Portraits!

May 31st, 2007

Nitrozac Portraits!

I am 93% sure I am getting these for the whole family. This is almost as good as getting a WSJ-style hedcut portrait.

Law Merchant – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

May 31st, 2007

Law Merchant – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Just in case you thought law must be provided by a monopoly (i.e. government):

The Law Merchant is a legal system used by merchants in medieval Europe, including England. Rather than being the result of the edict of a final authority, it was evolved based on common usage.

Saving Power with Linux on Intel Hardware

May 23rd, 2007

Saving Power with Linux on Intel Hardware
<blockquote>PowerTOP is a Linux tool that finds the software component(s) that make your laptop use more power than necessary while it is idle.</blockquote>

HowTo Use a Cingular LG CU500 as a BlueTooth Modem with Fedora Core 5 (FC5) on a ThinkPad T41p

May 18th, 2007

HowTo Use a Cingular LG CU500 as a BlueTooth Modem with Fedora Core 5 (FC5) on a ThinkPad T41p

A few typos, but more than enough to get me up and running using my Nokia N75. UMTS seems somewhat faster than EDGE, but it’s not the huge bump I was expecting considering this is now considered “real” 3G and EDGE is only 2.5G.