The other morning I had to run into Rite Aid to grab something before work. When I got to the checkout line, there was a bit of commotion. The police were there and they had one half of a shoplifting duo. The guy looked sad and hard on his luck. The girl had slipped away, … Continue reading The Tide of Currency
The six degrees of Amber Alerts
This is Dave. Back in the early 90s I ran into Dave when I was working at Radio Shack. He came in to buy a tone dialer and a crystal of a specific frequency and I immediately knew what sort of shenanigans he was up to because I had downloaded and read the same text files with … Continue reading The six degrees of Amber Alerts
A city full of BRIAN-iacs?
A city full of BRIAN-iacs? (via @greenhiker, via FailBlog)
Dear Amazon, the price for a two-pack of replacement water filters should not be four and a half times the price of a single. kthxbye, -Brian Posted in:
It’s a trap!
Okay, so I knew Portland can be a little nerdy. We have things like the largest independent bookstore in town, which causes something like the highest percentage of leisure readers in the country. We have things like Free Geek. There’s the Geek Prom. I could go on and on. Heck, I even know someone who … Continue reading It’s a trap!
Two More Things
I forgot to mention in my last post that during part of the drive up, we were around and behind Ganesha The Car. I also forgot to mention (or maybe had mentally blocked out) That Fourteen Year Old. For a little while, as I worked alone, she was outside the booth, looking in at me … Continue reading Two More Things
Allergic to poison
I had to pick up some ant poison thingers today because we have tried everything natural we can think of to control the ants in our place. It’s as if the house was built on an ancient ant burial ground. The warning label surprised me. The poison shouldn’t be eaten because it is, you know, … Continue reading Allergic to poison
Today, I bought a BALLCOCK! These seems to be some kind of… barnacle…? Residing in my toilet tank…? WTF? Posted in:
I am very fortunate in that I work in a place that, while a large amount of it is writing code, there is still science to be done. I can put up with the occasional meeting full of people vying for what color to make icons because I periodically get to put on a lab … Continue reading Work
Holy cow! It’s a blog devoted to handwritten signs with letters in all-caps, except for the letter L. Who’da thunk the phenomenon was prevalent enough to support such a blog? See also: countless blogs that feature examples of extraneous “quotes” and apostrophe’s