Cable TV

At the beginning of July, my wife and I bought ourselves a new HDTV as our birthday present, to replace our aged 15″ CRT.  I set it up, and let it auto-search for channels. Amazingly, it picked up the whole line of cable’s Expanded Basic tier of service.  We’re only paying for the “Limited Basic”… Read More »

Project Euler

I like Project Euler.  If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a website with a few hundred math/programming puzzles to solve, and it keeps track of which ones you’ve solved, who else has solved them, etc etc. Yesterday, I was working on solving one of the problems.  The way you know you’ve solved it is… Read More »

Anyone heard of Soft82?

This morning I checked my e-mail to find two messages from  The first was to tell me the following: “SoundBoard has been tested by team against viruses, spyware, adware, trojan, backdoors and was found to be 100% clean. Our editors will recheck this software periodically to assure that it remains clean.” They then… Read More »

Boycott Eidos Interactive

This is something that happened around May 2008, but I thought I’d share it with you.  There are several incidences of idiocy in this story, but at least it has a happy(ish) ending. This is one of those posts that’s kind of long.  You may want to grab yourself a snack before you read any… Read More »


I saw one of Apple’s (presumably) new PC vs Mac ads today.  (Some of you are going to say “that’s not new”.  I don’t watch much TV, so it may as well be.)  The ad in question is the one with the guy that plays Putty in Seinfeld. A girl is looking for a new… Read More »