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 … 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 … Continue reading The year in review / the year ahead

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. The first article title on the page is the name of your band. 2. The … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading Car Un-meme