Archive for February, 2006

Suggestive Tunes

Suggestive Tunes

About a week or so ago I found out about Pandora. Pandora is a Flash-based streaming music site founded by some part mathematician, part musician brainiacs. What makes Pandora different from other online streaming services such as SomaFM is that Pandora utilizes algorithms and plain-old human hearing to profile music in order to suggest similar […]

Posted in: music
I’m a Nerd?

I’m a Nerd?

Didn’t really foresee the outcome, but according to this test at OKcupid.com I’m a “Modern, Cool Nerd.” Allow me to elaborate on the results: Modern, Cool Nerd 60 % Nerd, 52% Geek, 13% Dork For The Record: A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia. A Geek is someone who is passionate about […]

Posted in: gibberish
I'm a Nerd?

I'm a Nerd?

Didn’t really foresee the outcome, but according to this test at OKcupid.com I’m a “Modern, Cool Nerd.” Allow me to elaborate on the results: Modern, Cool Nerd 60 % Nerd, 52% Geek, 13% Dork For The Record: A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia. A Geek is someone who is passionate about […]

Posted in: gibberish
Taiko Drum Master Review

Taiko Drum Master Review

This has been a review long in coming. I received Taiko Drum Master from Lady Jaye for Christmas last year. I immediately plugged it in, and smiled non-stop for the next two hours while I banged along to the music. I had planned on doing a review sooner, but between playing Taiko, WoW, and our […]

Posted in: games, review
Don’t Mess With Ars

Don’t Mess With Ars

As you most likely know, I’ve been a member of Ars Technica since 1999. While the community is fairly large, there are a core set of folks that stick out as the Ars “celebrities.” One such person is “ratm,” who recently changed his name to The GAT. Anyway, that’s not the interesting part. The GAT […]

Posted in: gibberish
Don't Mess With Ars

Don't Mess With Ars

As you most likely know, I’ve been a member of Ars Technica since 1999. While the community is fairly large, there are a core set of folks that stick out as the Ars “celebrities.” One such person is “ratm,” who recently changed his name to The GAT. Anyway, that’s not the interesting part. The GAT […]

Posted in: gibberish
Call me, I’ll be thereeeeeee

Call me, I’ll be thereeeeeee

At the end of December I bought one of the infamous “Bags of Crap” from Woot.com. In my miscellaneous box of junk was this refurbished, but apparently working, Virgin/Pulse cordless phone answering machine. I don’t need this for two reasons: 1) It’s 2.4 GHz and would probably interfere with my home wireless network. 2) I […]

Posted in: gibberish
Call me, I'll be thereeeeeee

Call me, I'll be thereeeeeee

At the end of December I bought one of the infamous “Bags of Crap” from Woot.com. In my miscellaneous box of junk was this refurbished, but apparently working, Virgin/Pulse cordless phone answering machine. I don’t need this for two reasons: 1) It’s 2.4 GHz and would probably interfere with my home wireless network. 2) I […]

Posted in: gibberish
Blizzard, my ass!

Blizzard, my ass!

Throughout all of last week we were forecast to get up to 5″ of snow. This is a big deal to the Richmond area. The idea of 5″ of snow sent the town into a panic. The grocery stores were completely ransacked. OMG SNOW! Suburbanites stocked their pantries with Teddy Grahams and other vital survival […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Heartbreak!

Heartbreak!

While was working her double today, I called Verizon to see if FIOS was going to be available any time soon. They finished construction on our street some time ago, and I called in to see what the deal was. It turns out that Verizon has yet to light the fiber, even while work in […]

Posted in: technology