My Oldest Files

Similar to the old­est email meme from the other day, I saw a meme on Ned Batchelder’s blog about locat­ing the old­est file in your home direc­tory tree and telling its story. For me, there are a cou­ple of dif­fer­ent ways I can answer this. My cur­rent lap­top has a slimmed-down home direc­tory. Technically, the old­est file (that doesn’t have … Continue read­ing My Oldest Files

The year in review / the year ahead

I was prompted by a meme in The Bruce’s recent post (which was, in turn, inspired by another post, and so on, as memes are apt to do) to dig through my mail and find the old­est mes­sage. On my cur­rent machine (a MacBook Air whose home direc­tory had pre­vi­ously been a MacBook Pro, nee PowerBook G4, … Continue read­ing The year in review / the year ahead

I can name that code in 3 lines”

I gen­er­ally hate post­ing meme/quiz/test results, but thought this one was worth it... I had to guess on the Ruby, Fortran, and COBOL, but am con­fi­dent I got the rest cor­rect. Posted in: I gen­er­ally hate post­ing meme/quiz/test results, but thought this one was worth it... I had to guess on the Ruby, Fortran, and COBOL, … Continue read­ing I can name that code in 3 lines”

Album Cover

So there is this meme going around, most recently seen on Phaedra’s jour­nal. I’m not usu­ally one for memes (well, I some­times do them but rarely post the result), but this seemed too cool to pass up. 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random The first arti­cle title on the page is the name of your band. 2. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3 The last … Continue read­ing Album Cover

How many HTML elements can you name in 5 minutes?

I do not usu­ally post memes, but saw this on angelsk’s LJ and liked that it’s more of a test of skill (well, tech­ni­cally, mem­o­riza­tion) than a per­son­al­ity test or “what [object in object class] are you?” 44 Cut for analy­sis, which men­tions lots of HTML tags you prob­a­bly don’t remem­ber, your­self. If you’re going to take … Continue read­ing How many HTML ele­ments can you name in 5 min­utes?

Careening Career Meme

I rarely, if ever, post the result of memes and I am a bit late to the party with that career meme that has been going around, but the results were so odd that I thought I would paste them here with com­ments. For those not in the know, my cur­rent voca­tion (firmware) is about half-way between a com­puter engi­neer … Continue read­ing Careening Career Meme

Car Un-meme

This isn’t a meme or any­thing, but three things you didn’t know about my car (or maybe you did): In the fall and win­ter, it always smells like wet dog inside. Virtually all year ’round (except for a month or two in the sum­mer), moss grows on the out­side. Mainly this is on the rub­ber gas­ket where … Continue read­ing Car Un-meme

Because all the cool kids are doing it

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were auto­mat­i­cally imported from LiveJournal.  To see the com­ments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source post­ing at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2006/01/My iTunes Music Signature (as well as the list of included songs in case you could not rec­og­nize some­thing or just want … Continue read­ing Because all the cool kids are doing it