Monday, August 30, 2010

How do I like iOS4 on my iPhone 3g?

About as much as I like root canals.

Being a geek, I have this disease that drives me to upgrade/patch/ flash every gadget I have to the absolute bleeding edge latest version available.  This has led to much heartburn over the years.

So of course, when Apple rolled out iOS4 I had to bump my phone up to it the same day.... as you may have read here and there this was not the best plan of action.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Airplane - The Family Adventure

Ted Striker : Surely there must be something you can do.
Rumack : I'm doing everything I can... and stop calling me Shirley. 

I'm always up for surprising, shocking, or just plain scaring the hell out of someone.  It just happened that I was presented with a perfect opportunity to surprise my kids.  And in a big way.

My wifes mother lives in Nashville and it had been quite some time since we'd been up there to visit.  Even then, the last time we visited we drove.  Believe it or not the stress of 14 or so hours in a van driving there doesn't even come close to the stress of trying to keep track of and move 5 people, 3 of whom were either very little or infants, along with all their 'stuff' (diaper bags, 10 tons of clothes, playthings, strollers, car seats...) through airport, security, getting on and off the plane, ......... it stresses me out just thinking about it.  I did it once with only two kids, and swore never again until they can carry their own crap!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Where do all the good socks go?

So, late Sunday night, the generally uneventful weekend made an early jump to Monday quality headaches.

A load of clothes in the washer comes to an early stop with the washer throwing some error code and allot of beeping.  This often happens when the load goes out of balance during the spin cycle.  So I opened it up, thew stuff around trying to redistribute it, and started it back up.  Only to have it occur again.

The third time it happened I realized something else was up.  It wasn't showing the "ub" error for unbalanced.  Instead it said "ld".... oh dear... the washing machine is on the fritz.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

HALO.... the Atari 2600 version

Quick out of character post.... because awesomeness of this magnitude, must be spread.

Picked this up off of Engadget a bit ago...
they got it from Boing Boing a bit before that, and so goes the intraweb ;)

Ed Fries, a former Microsoft VP and currently runs Figure Prints (because playing Warcraft isn't geeky enough), has been spending spare time learning how to code games for the Atari 2600.

Why?!  Because it's frikin' cool!