Friday, February 20, 2009

Warped sense of humor? I has one!

I "gifted" this to one of my neighbors early this afternoon. As soon as he saw it, he knew where it orginated...


Obama losing more staff...

Apparently, he's having worse trouble getting good help than had been reported...



H/T to the Presurfer

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Yeeeaaaaah....

Just read a CNN story about how there's a spiffy new website up about the Recovery program that the lugnuts in Congress passed, and His Obamaness signed.

Went over to the site, and it's pretty lame, just now. Had a look at their "timeline", and it's as devoid of any facts or details as His Obamaness' campaign rhetoric.

Oh, by the way...

I'm including some of the Blogsnot goodies that I think are (or at least could be) useful:

If you'll scroll down a little, you'll see that I have options to subscribe or follow ("Won't you be my friend?" [/Mr.Rogers]) this humble blog, or the option to be notified if/when I post something. The "follower" thing only seems to apply to other Blogsnot users, FWIW.

Words to live by:

It's okay to laugh in the bedroom.

Just don't point when you do it.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Computer? Not yours.

Courtesy of an item on Slashdot --
"A few days' testing of Windows 7 has already disclosed some draconian DRM, some of it unrelated to media files..."

And, as an added bonus attraction --
"Microsoft says it's 'optional,' but they are already planning to slip Internet Explorer 8 into all Windows Vista/XP PCs by March..."
Oh, you lucky, lucky Windows users...

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Arduino Abuse

As regular readers of my irregular posting know, I've been having fun abusing my Arduino microcontroller board. Arduino is a cheap ($35) way for those interested to get started on programming with the very easy to learn Arduino IDE (Integrated Development Environment) that runs on Mac - Linux - Windows. There is a LOT of free/easy demo programming, demos, tutorials, explanations, and other stuff for the n00b user, and it's actually pretty amazing what can be done with one of these little gizmos.

Anyway, I've put a page up on my Google website that not only talks about what I've been doing (in part), but gives back to other Arduino users things that will hopefully prove helpful to them.