Monthly Archives: May 2006


Here’s to all those motivational posters we love to hate.

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Worthwhile Waste of Space

This video, discovered through the good offices of, was just a perfect end to the evening.

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Long ago, in a galaxy far away (Troy, NY), I learned to play Mahjongg on the RPI Unix servers. Now, there is a web app! Awesome.

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Mission: Unwatchable

We saw Mission: Impossible III, last night, a serious waste of my precious time. This movie was so disjointed, such a strange mix of action and “feeling” that I still feel a bit whiplashed. J.J. Abrams directed and helped to … Continue reading

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Honest Science

I’ve seen this before, but it still makes me laugh. Especially: This relation between temperature and resistivity can be shown to be exponential in certain temperature regimes by waving your hands and chanting “to first order”.

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Captain Obvious

Or as Non Sequitur would have it, “Obviousman!” Today, one of the headlines in the Atlanta Journal Constitution reads “1 in 3 U.S. residents belong to minority.” Read that a second time if you didn’t get it at first.

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I'm feeling buff…

10 Miles today. Wow. I have not run that far since high school. And I did not do it very often then, either. I can confidently say that I’m in pretty good shape for a 32 year-old office worker! Two … Continue reading

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I love Phil Plait

If you don’t read Bad Astronomy, you should. For example, this post of his points towards another post which made my day. It’s freaking awesome. Go there. Do it now!

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Movie Review: RV

We saw the movie RV last night, starring Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Daniels, and Kristin Chenoweth. It was considerably better than we expected, after seeing the previews and reading some newspaper reviews. It had standard camp-humor involving toilets and … Continue reading

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Geographically Self-Centered America

National Geographic released a survey of 18-24 year-old Americans, testing their geographic knowledge. The results, as usual, depress me. The summary of results from the website says: Only 37% of young Americans can find Iraq on a map—though U.S. troops … Continue reading

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