Monday, March 31, 2014

Jad Boutros Thanks for teaching me how to mess up less often! Good luck with (N+1) endeavor!

On the internet the duration of each day is 48 hours.

On the internet the duration of each day is 48 hours.
#aprilfoolsday

My work workstation is called "nonblocking" (which it usually is unless I'm forced to start Eclipse).

My work workstation is called "nonblocking" (which it usually is unless I'm forced to start Eclipse). So, I have this script on my laptop called nb to log into the workstation and I'm sometimes confused and type nb when I'm already logged in. Eventually I created this script with the same name, implemented as
echo "YOU'RE ALREADY ON NB STUPID!!!"
Always makes my day :)
#thelittlethingsinlife

Monday, March 24, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Amazing story and awesome journalism by Polygon.

Amazing story and awesome journalism by Polygon.
Via Ariya Hidayat
http://www.polygon.com/a/street-fighter-2-oral-history

Fun fact: When my kid watches "Terminator" I will have to explain the concept of a phonebook, but not an autonomous...

Fun fact: When my kid watches "Terminator" I will have to explain the concept of a phonebook, but not an autonomous robot killing machine.

Via: https://twitter.com/AsaTait/status/446723785341677568

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Don't drink water, fish (and fishy mammals) ....


Don't drink water, fish (and fishy mammals) ....

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

iOS 7.1 introduces a minimal UI meta tag.

iOS 7.1 introduces a minimal UI meta tag. I find it weird that this should be opt in as it will make the safari experience differ per site, but it is definitely as awesome feature.
http://jsbin.com/bazen/1

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Power outlets in our new bedroom have USB outlets. Mind blown.
Does anyone know of a cheapish (<= $50) IP managed power switch (for 110 Volts)?

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Comcast is such a fail – it is hard to express.

Comcast is such a fail – it is hard to express.
I'm moving Saturday, so I ordered a transfer of service. This alone took me one hour, because I had to realize that the flow only works when not logged in – when logged in the website gets stuck in a stupid upsell flow trying to sell me some kind of TV service that has this weird concept of channels where you can't pick what you want to see.

Of course, you can't actually complete this online: They want to call you to finalize the transfer. OK. They tried calling me 3 times. Every time I picked up and there was nobody on the other end. 4th time it worked. After getting my details the person who called me put me on hold "for just a few seconds" and then I stayed there for 15 minutes until I finally hang up.

In related news internet service at my old house is super flaky, requiring a modem restart about every 15 minutes. Now tethering LTE over T-Mobile. Argghhh.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

#importantdata

#importantdata
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_that_most_frequently_use_the_word_%22fuck%22

Brilliant music video remixed from 80s dance movies.

Brilliant music video remixed from 80s dance movies. Also these guys played at my wedding, which was an awesome party until the police showed up and then still was after they left again with slightly reduced volume :)
http://youtu.be/IVUvBkvhlVk

After using this for conferences for many years and recommending it to lots of people, I finally made the switch...

After using this for conferences for many years and recommending it to lots of people, I finally made the switch myself to the best sub $10k (also sub $1k :) WIFI hardware
http://www.ubnt.com/unifi#apac

- supports 802.11ac and speeds of up to 1300 Mbps in the 5 GHz radio band and up to 450 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz radio band
- simultaneous dual-band operation with 3x3 MIMO technology for each band
- Range of up to 122 m (400 ft) and two Gigabit Ethernet ports
- Easy mounting - sleek wall or ceiling mount design sports unique LED provisioning square
- Power over Ethernet functionality

$295 at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D80J2XU/ref=ox_ya_os_product_refresh_C
http://www.ubnt.com/unifi#apac