2012 Jan 18, 3:21 2010 Sep 8, 2:16
'Following a news update on the depopulation of honeybees across North America and much of the world, it suddenly dawned on local bank teller Keith Orlander Tuesday that he, personally, was
responsible for the dramatic and theretofore unexplained disappearance of the insects. "Boy, come to think of it, I guess I have been killing millions of bees lately,"'
2009 Jul 19, 4:00
Inspired by one of Penn's (of Penn & Teller) articles in which he mentions he has his computer tell him
what he wrote in his journal that day the previous year, I've wanted to implement a similar thing with my blog. Now that, as I mentioned previously, I've updated my blog such that its much easier to implement search and such,
I've added date range filtering to my site's search. So now I can easily see what on Delicious and my blog I was doing last
I've also otherwise updated search on this site. You can now quote terms to match an entire string, stick 'tag:' in front of a term to only match that term against tags as opposed to the title and
body of the entry as well, and you can stick '-' in front of a term to indicate that it must not be found in the entry.
2009 Mar 11, 1:24
Penn & Teller's unreleased videogame included a minigame 'Desert Bus': 'The objective of the game is to drive a bus from Tucson, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada in real time at a maximum speed of
45mph, a feat that would take the player 8 hours of continuous play to complete, as the game cannot be paused.'
2009 Feb 28, 2:21
Sarah and I met up with Jon, Scott, Jesse, and Grib in Las Vegas last weekend and we had a fun time.
- I got to play the Monorail Song via YouTube on my phone while on the Las Vegas Monorail rather than just chanting monorail like last
- I didn't lose more gambling than I spent on food for the trip.
- Contrary to what some suggested, Sarah and I did not get married in Vegas.
- I finally saw a live Penn & Teller show and it was great!
2009 Feb 28, 1:54
sequelguy posted a photo:
Penn and Teller's stage before their Las Vegas show
2008 May 18, 6:45
While re-reading Cryptonomicon I thought
about what kind of information I'm leaking by posting links on Delicious. At work I don't post any Intranet websites for fear of revealing anything but I wondered if not posting would reveal
anything. For instance, if I'm particularly busy at work might I post less indicating something about the state of the things I work on? I got an archive of my Delicious posts via the Delicious API
and then ran it through a tool I made to create a couple of tables which I've graphed on Many Eyes
I've graphed my posts per week and with red lines I've marked IE7 and IE8 releases as stated by Wikipedia. As you can see, there doesn't seem to be much of a pattern so I suppose my concerns
we're unfounded. I use it for both work and non-work purposes and my use of Delicious isn't that consistent so I don't think it would be easy to find a pattern like I was thinking about. Perhaps if
many people from my project used Delicious and that data could be compared together it might be easier.
For fun I looked at my posts per day of week
which starts off strong on Mondays and decreases as the
week goes on, and my posts per hour of day
. It looks like I mostly post around lunch and on the extremes I've
only posted very late at night twice at 4am: converting media for the Zune
, and Penn's archive of articles
. In the morning at 7am I've posted only once: document
2008 Mar 8, 10:48
"remember Dawn Of The Dead? Did you ever wonder how that horrifying turn of events would effect Las Vegas? What about specifically Teller, of Penn and Teller?"
2008 Feb 25, 1:18
An interview with Judith Pintar famed I.F. game writer. FTA: "While I was writing CosmoServe, I worked as a children's theatre director, and for the ten years before that I was a actress, storyteller
and concert musician." She worked with my third grade
2008 Jan 13, 10:14
Penn (of Penn and Teller) has a video blog thing.
2007 Jan 25, 4:22
Articles written by Penn (of Penn & Teller) on the topic of various computer-y things.
2006 Sep 18, 12:24