Archive for the 'Techn-otakki' Category

Remember the Physics Police Website?

Monday, December 24th, 2007

That David de Hilster of Autodymnumbnics fame set up to provide REAL information about the shenanigans of physicists worldwide?
Well…it looks like they’ve been pwned by some Turkish cracker.
I’m really glad I decided never to use Nuke on my website.
Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of people.
(I wonder if David has even noticed.)

Here we go again…

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

It looks like the nice people at Yahoo! are doing something to the databases again…with their usual level of expertise.
I tried to access the blog here a little after 4:00 and got the old database error message. Hopefully it was just a minor glitch and not the beginning of another run of intermittent downtime like […]

Testing one, two, three…

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

It’s kinda small, but how does this look?

For several years now I’ve been playing around with a 3D modelling app called Cheetah3D, created by a German fellow by the name of Martin Wengenmayer. I originally happened upon it while looking for a program to use in creating models (of fictional spacecraft, etc.) for adding to […]

No, Dipshit, theories are formulated

Friday, April 6th, 2007

theory |ˈθēərē; ˈθi(ə)rē| noun ( pl. -ries) - a supposition or a system of ideas intended to explain something, esp. one based on general principles independent of the thing to be explained : Darwin’s theory of evolution.
• a set of principles on which the practice of an activity is based : a theory of education […]

End of an era…

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

I tried logging in to our e-Learning site yesterday from the office and discovered that the MySQL server was down. Logging in via Terminal and firing up the Server Admin apps, I discovered that the server had rebooted on March 18, two days after I had last logged in. (Since I had disabled login for […]

Royally Farked

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Well, it seems the database problems continue….
Anyway, while trying to access yesterday’s post a little while ago I noticed that it was taking a long time for the WP error logo to load and realized that there might be a fair number of other “WordPressers” hosting with Yahoo! experiencing the same difficulties. Since I had […]

Macromedia Sucks

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

Don’t get me wrong: It’s not a basic problem with their programs per se…I’d swear by Dreamweaver and LOVE Fireworks…when they work, that is.
A few weeks back Dreamweaver decided one evening that it was going to stop recognizing all my site definitions. I tried restarting, checked the edit timestamps on all the config files, did […]

And God said unto Noah, “Make thee an ark…”

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

“And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of…”
An excellent post on the theoretical and practical considerations involved in the construction of a “interstellar ark” generation ship here on Strange Paths.
(Blog introduction via Mark at The Observer’s Hunch.)


Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

A Belated but Merry Darwinmas to you all!
(Poo. Missed it, this year.)

Even smart people get it wrong

Monday, February 12th, 2007

During lunch today I caught the last part of a Discovery show about an underwater exploration team with a submersible who were surveying the waters around Cuba—the first American team to do so since the revolution. Was interesting enough and well-done, as you’d expect from Discovery fare; had Martin Sheen as the narrator.
At the end, […]

Ibid. I, Ron.

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

After posting the previous, I popped over by Mark’s blog and discovered that he had posted something containing a sentiment very similar to that which I expressed (though less seriously and not as eloquently) at the end of mine:
There is no rage here, the word that best sums up my feelings towards your group is […]

Ooh! So that’s how you do it!

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

I took some pictures with my iSight cam a few months ago…but kinda forgot how I did it in the interim.
Now I know again.
Heh heh heh. The possibilities, oh the possibilities!

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Granny Luce is back!

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

And she’s whack as ever!
This is a particularly choice morsel, directed at Mark:
Probably you have not clear ideas as happen with c, C and Cc because you never bought a book or read a Magazine in the Scientific Library, but of course, is needed know how to read.
Is needed know how to read? Okey-dokey.
Interesting, no, […]

The “Wow” Starts Now

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

I see the Rip-Offs continue as before.
Coworker Bob was back in the States over the holidays; said when he got back that a friend in the industry had shown him an advance release version of Vista; that they’d fired up their respective PC laptop and MacBook and set them side by side. Yet another clone […]


Saturday, January 20th, 2007

Ever wonder why you lose weight if you jog or engage in some other form of exercise that moves your body? I bet you thought it had something to do with the metabolism of stored fat in your body tissues, right?
It’s actually because any movement of mass requires the release by all the atoms composing […]