Category Archive: Fun

Jul 12 2013

A Poem for Busse Woods

The other day, Ginny and I were riding in Busse Woods. Busse Woods has 3 major trails … and they have color coded arrows to indicate which way the trails go. Ginny asked me how she would know what turn to take when she came to a trail intersection … so I came up with …

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Jul 02 2013

More Geeky Humor

A few of my favorites … On a clear disk, you can seek forever. and If you hold a hard drive up to your ear, you can hear the C: and… There are 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary and those who don’t. We now return you to your irregularly …

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Jun 04 2012

Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me – Golden anniversary Edition

This post could also be titled: Why Carl Kasell is the greatest guy in the world! If it hadn’t been for my mom’s passing last week, this Sunday would be my parents 50th wedding anniversary. My brother Mitch, the really creative one in the family, pulled out all the stops.  He got a letter from …

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Jul 24 2011

Sentient?

I think most developers I know (and I know quite a few) will identify with this blog post. Have you ever wondered why something on your computer will work fine while you’re working on it (or developing it) but, suddenly and without warning, fail to work properly when you’re showing someone what you are working …

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Jun 07 2010

w00tstock Chicago

Last sunday Ginny and I went to w00tstock Chicago at the Park West … it was an incredibly fun time. W00tstock is the brain child of Wil Wheaton, Paul and Storm, and Adam Savage.   It’s billed as “Three hours of geeks and music”. Sadly, it wasn’t quite as advertised … the show lasted four …

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Apr 22 2010

Proof that I'm trustworthy

Finally it’s clear: trustworthiness is in the beard. Clearly, I’m “Very Trustworthy”. (via Pharyngula)

Jan 10 2010

XC Skiing

It’s been a very long time since I was on the skis … either lack of good snow, illness, or scheduling problems, have made it hard to get out on the trails. Today we were able to break that trend … after Ginny was done with church, we went out to Busse Wood Forest Preserve. …

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Aug 18 2009

Geeky Workout

Since both Ginny and I are trying to get to the health club more often now … we were thinking about how being a computer geek could be leveraged into a more healthy lifestyle. Here’s a short list of geeky actions that could be transformed into something healthy …

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Jun 25 2009

Perpetuum Jazzile

Ginny told me about this video of Perpetuum Jazzile … they do an incredible acapella version of Toto’s Africa … complete with rain effects … check it out.

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Sep 16 2008

Dishwasher Safe

Created by my friend Jon … I suggested that he create the key & combo dial and mount it on some kind of base that would stick to the front of a real dishwasher.   I think it would be a great novelty item.

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