Because the world needs the Sherlock moan ringtone…

In the BBC Sherlock episode “A Scandal in Belgravia,” Irene Adler (a.k.a. The Woman) takes Sherlock’s cellphone and sets a custom ringtone for herself — a moan, to be precise.  The ringtone gets used to some effect throughout the episode. And because the world needs more ringtones, I turned it into an iPhone ringtone. There … Continue reading Because the world needs the Sherlock moan ringtone…

My last cable box had pushbuttons

Today a couple of different people at work commented on the screensaver I currently use. It is xanalogtv from the xscreensaver package. It simulates switching channels on an old boxy rotary-channel-selector television, complete with snow, image ghosting, wiggly vertical sync, and all of that. The author of this screensaver put in an impressive amount of … Continue reading My last cable box had pushbuttons

The science of optical shoe recognition

This week’s episode of The Big Bang Theory, The Bus Pants Utilization, revolved around the guys coming up with an iPhone app.  It sounded cool for certain people in certain situations — it basically amounted to Wolfram Alpha with optical character recognition, so you didn’t have to type in the equations to get them solved.  A … Continue reading The science of optical shoe recognition

The routine Giving of Thanks post, with a side of Black Friday

Last night I went to Thanksgiving dinner at a friend’s house. It was sort of a combination of a family Thanksgiving and an orphan Thanksgiving. In earlier years, Kim and I would occasionally host orphan Thanksgivings, but many of the folks we would typically invite over are starting their own families with their own Thanksgiving … Continue reading The routine Giving of Thanks post, with a side of Black Friday

Big Bang Theory on Twitter -or- Sheldon vs Wil

Normally, I tend to avoid 30-minute sitcoms. There are two, though, that get an exception. The first is How I Met Your Mother, which I may go into detail about in the future. The second is Big Bang Theory. This is a great show that is incredibly nerdy and extremely funny. Despite being a smart … Continue reading Big Bang Theory on Twitter -or- Sheldon vs Wil

Buh Bye, Birdie

For a week now, I have been trying to come up with something to tweet along the lines of me being a [straight] guy who enjoys musicals. It had to be witty. More importantly, it had to NOT be… what’s the word? Racist? Sexist? Gay-ist? I guess “homophobic” is technically the right word, but doesn’t … Continue reading Buh Bye, Birdie

Comments from all over (Virtual Kindle Style)

When the blog was the only outlet for typed thoughts and shared comments, everything got posted here (or, technicall, over at LiveJournal, as that was my blog long, long before I moved it here.) Now that we have Twitter and Facebook and whatnot, those thoughts get scattered throughout the internets. In an effort to graft … Continue reading Comments from all over (Virtual Kindle Style)

My iPhone’s Star Trek SMS tone (a how-to)

UPDATE: This post has been supersceded by “Star Trek SMS tone Redux“ A while back, I set up a Star Trek ringtone and SMS beep on my iPhone. It worked quite well, but not too long after that, I had to reload the iPhone firmware (I believe due to an update from Apple) and lost … Continue reading My iPhone’s Star Trek SMS tone (a how-to)

Star Treking across the J.J.-verse

I saw Star Trek over the weekend. I thought it was a fun, refreshing “reboot” of the Trek franchise. I could get into what I liked and disliked about the movie and its plot, but I’m not a movie review blog, I’d be hard pressed to talk about that without spoilers, and there are plenty … Continue reading Star Treking across the J.J.-verse

In which I briefly emerge as an extreme LOST nerd

It is no secret that I am a fan of Lost. In fact, I have a whole blog category devoted to the show. Most of my Lost fan-ness is passively listening to podcasts, including The Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack, The Transmission, and I was recently (re-)introduced to Delta Park Gets Lost. I don’t … Continue reading In which I briefly emerge as an extreme LOST nerd