Monthly Archives: April 2010

Baby Vs. Tech

A few days ago, Maya picked up an old cellphone, held it up to her head and said “Hi! Hi!” And I was really impressed, thinking wow, she’s learning really fast. Of course, a few minutes later, she held a stuffed animal up to her ear, looked at me and said “Hi!” Well, OK then. […]

Tell It To My Facebook

The answer to the question you’ll have at the end of this is “because of a small number of real friends who think Facebook is the Internet.” ( UPDATE: Oh, this gets even better. See below… ) A little while ago I mentioned that between Facebook’s insistence on playing tetherball with my privacy settings and […]

All While Humming “Circle Of Life”

So, just for the googles: if you’re considering upgrading from Ubuntu 9.04 to Ubuntu 9.10 or 10.4 and you have a Broadcom Wireless adapter of the 43xx vintage (mine is a 4312) I believe this advice applies to most of them. You should, before doing anything else, open a terminal, change your sources list located […]

My Own Private Electrical Storm

Every now and then during my semi-nightly 3:00 AM staring-at-the-ceiling routine, I seem to hear this wierd electrical fuzzing just for a moment, like loud, high-voltage arc, occasionally with accompanying visual effects. I assumed that it was just some sort of involuntary affect that I get to live with – it seems fairly harmless, aside […]

The Unfrozen Caveman Employment Agency

Mein leben, check this out. Adobe – Career Opportunities: At Adobe, we take pride in creating a vibrant and dynamic workplace that is fueled by ingenuity and innovation and that is recognized as a top employer. Great ideas can come from everywhere in the organization, and we know the next big idea could be yours. […]

How I Will Be Rolling

I mentioned a while back that I was looking to buy a bike and thinking about a single-speed/fixed-gear thing so I asked an old friend of mine who happens to have owned a bike store for twenty years or so what he thought of the idea. That conversation went something like this: “Fixie, eh? Got […]