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

Salt. Lots of it.

The other night, to make dinner, Kim used some of my lab equipment. Wait, let me rewind a little bit. First, she used a metric crap-ton of sodium chloride, or “salt” to the non-geeks. See? Salt: A pretty thick bed of salt was placed in a pan. Fish was put on top of that and … Continue reading Salt. Lots of it.

A real-life ARG

This story of the search for the owner of a digital camera left in a taxi reads like a real-life ARG. The family who found the camera poured through hundreds of photos and several videos in a search for clues about the people in the photos and the places they visited. Using just those clues, … Continue reading A real-life ARG

Kittens and Cameraphones

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 is a kitty sitting on my lap, dreaming. She almost kicked herself onto the floor with one of those little … Continue reading Kittens and Cameraphones