[Geek] Literally Geek!

Agents of the computer fixing "Geek Squad" wear badges and uniforms and drive black and white cars — a look the California Highway Patrol fears too closely resembles actual police officers.

I need to repaint my minivan to stop looking like a family vehicle. Maybe if I add some flames to the side…

[Listening to: Angie Hart – Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Radi]

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[Odd] I’m only worth $8.99

Yoiked from Monkey Filter:

Scott Blake is an artist who deals in barcodes. included on his site are some cool java-based barcode utilties, including counters, clocks and the ability to barcode yourself. Here’s my barcode along with the description of it’s sections:

My Barcode

You can even scan the code when done to determine how much you are worth:

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[Geek] CSS Standards

One of the reasons that I love Firefox is that it’s making a much better attempt to adhere to the CSS standards.

For example, right now I’m working on changing the theme of this blog. The problem is that while everything looks great in Firefox, IE ruins the layout totally. If you are reading this with IE, you’re probably wondering where the navigation parts of the page are? Well scroll down, they are there on the left. IE is improperly rendering the (div) containing the post and it isn’t putting them adjacent to each other. It’s one of the many bugs I’m going to have to track down and create work arounds for.

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[Personal] Dead Leprechauns

If it’s good luck to catch a leprechaun, what happens when you back over one with your car?

Since the birth of my children, we’ve had a wave of back luck. Today was no exception. Jean’s first time taking the twins out to the doctor, and she hits something on the A.C. Expressway which proceeds to shred her tire. So some smoke and a few thump, thumps later, she pulls off the side of the road. I get the frantic call and go and meet her. Luckily the ACE has added a emergency truck service in the past few years, so by the time I got there, the tire was already changed.

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[Personal] My son got picked up before me

We had family in last night for a vacation to see our new kids and went to Fuddrucker’s for dinner. They aren’t kidding when they say home of the world’s greatest burger. Anyhow, after we order I go back to the counter when the order is ready, and these teenage girls waitresses were all smiling and very sweet. We chatted as I grabbed the food, talked abit about the kids and how small they were, and then I headed back to the table. One of the male waiters runs up to me and hands me a note from one of the girls, saying "she wants you to have this".

My first thought? I’m getting picked up by a 16 year old. I’ve never been picked up in my life, and she’s giving me her phone number while I’m here with my wife!


The note reads: "Can you please bring the babies over so that we can see them. –Julie".

I only hope that Connor is as smooth with the ladies, and Alia with the men when they not 5 weeks old.

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[Geek] This is why I use Google

Yoiked from Slashdot (full article):

On August 8th, 2005 Tim Mayer of Yahoo! posted on the Yahoo! Search Blog that the "[Yahoo!] index now provides access to over 20 billion items" which include "19.2 billion web documents, 1.6 billion images, and over 50 million audio and video files". [1] Two days later, on his blog, University of California at Berkeley Visiting Professor John Battelle reported that Google refuted this claim saying "[their] scientists are not seeing the increase claimed in the Yahoo! index". [2] In order to test Yahoo!’s claims, Matthew Cheney and Mike Perry, two researchers working for the National Center for Supercomputing Application (NCSA) under the supervision of Associate Director Dr. Orville Vernon Burton, conducted a brief study of the indices of the two search engines.

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