Category Archives: humor

iPhone haiku

Two days ago fell into water with iphone in my pocket sometimes things get wet This morning with my fingers crossed tremulous, phone cased in rice power on. it works. Whew!

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Harper’s Index and Underwear

Via Harper’s index: Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata revealed that for a month in space he wore the same underwear, which was flame-resistant, controlled odors, killed bacteria, and absorbed water. Wakata said that he also ate a number of curries. “My … Continue reading

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pushd, I hardly knew you

From a tech/geeky point of view, this is embarrassing enough that I probably shouldn’t mention it. There is hope, however, that some other soul will benefit from my pain. If you use the *nix (or OS X) command line, you … Continue reading

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Seeing, Believing, not.

[Too cool for words][wb] “WASHINGTON, D.C. (ISNS) — The three best visual illusions in the world were chosen at a gathering last weekend of neuroscientists and psychologists at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Florida.” (via Dynamic Diagrams)

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Be careful, be very, very careful

Computers Can Send You to the ER, Study Shows – ABC News “Emergency room visits from computer injuries increased sevenfold between 1994 and 2006, according to a report published June 9 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.”

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so torqued up

A conversation in pictures It’s funny to me how people get so torqued up over IP stuff when nobody cares what they’re doing. John Gruber or Merlin Mann

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Even plants are breaking the law…

Good headline:

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something to get really worried about…

Dementia isn’t funny but there is something nicely reflexive about being worried about being worried… BBC NEWS | Health | Staying calm ‘prevents dementia’ “Those who were calm and relaxed had a 50% lower risk of developing dementia during the … Continue reading

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winner: mailbox most likely to be unfulfilled

Cape Cod Snowstorm The trees were happy though

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Ummm, you think? Winner “Obvious Headline of the Day”

From InformationWeek Microsoft Scrambling To Thaw Zune Freeze The incident is unlikely to help Microsoft gain ground against Apple’s iPod, which accounts for about three-quarters of the digital music player market. That is what I’d call inspired reporting: deep, incisive, … Continue reading

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