Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Tuesday Morning scheduled Maintenance

I wonder why it is every Tuesday morning I am awake at 6:30am and in a mood to play World of Warcraft. Partly, I'm sure, it's because I'm always in a mood to play World of Warcraft, but weekly maintenance just bites.

It's no secret I can't spell. On my blog posts were there are no misspellings readers can be assured I spent a lot of time running that post through multiple spell checkers and occasionally my girlfriend just to show that I have at least a little mastery of my language. This bring me to one of the only complaints I have about OpenOffice.org. The spell checker sucks. In Microsoft Word I could type in just about any concoction of letters and not only get the word I'm looking for but just about every variation on that word. In OpenOffice.org Writer I type in "Maintinence" and get everything from "Incontinences" to "Pertinence." Not a single alternative even starts with a M! Were as a quick Google search on "Maintinence" will quickly result in, "Did you mean: Maintenance?" (Side note: the blogger spell checker finds "Incontinences" as wrong even though I copied and pasted from OOo. Are you seeing now why it sucks to not grasp how to spell?)

Don't get me wrong, OpenOffice.org is great. In fact slashdot.org recently pointed me to this compare and contrast between OOo and MS Office. Despite the review, OOo is now my official office suit at home and work.

And speaking of cool things I've found on slashdot, allow me to spam some linkage and attempt to compensate for the lack of reading material on my blog.

Homebrew AC - This just looks like a fun project and being that I live in South Texas I'm all about ways to keep things cool while conserving kilowatt hours.
Who Will Google Buy Next? - I would like to publicly announce now that if Google is ever in the market for me I'm all about selling. This is a cool article because it also gives a brief synopses of who they've already bought. I didn't realize it was so many companies.
Google Site Ranking Secret - While I'm on Google, here's some recently released facts on how their site ranks work.
An Old Laptop Use - You can teach old laptops new tricks.
DVzine.org - This site has an informative web comic about the history of keyboards promoting the Dvorak layout.

Monday, June 13, 2005


The steam has really seem to run out on my blog. Not that I don't want to post; it's just that when I'm at work I usually work, and when I'm at home I play WOW. Warsong Gultch will be the end of me I swear.

In any case I did learn something cruel and unusual I had to post about. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is a phobia like any other and the link is to a real website with the intent to help those who suffer from this phobia. It's the fear of long words. I feel really bad for people with this phobia.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Captains Log: June 1, 2005, 20:20

The lack of updates in my blog is not because of a lack of ideas, I swear. In fact I'm going to use this post to do what I don't normally do and talk a little about personal things. Like everyone else in the world I've been busy; I've been busy with both work and play. Musical computer parts have been the day to day story both at work an at home. Musical computer parts means one of two things; things are breaking or something is new. In either case change is good...even when it doesn't seem to be. I also took last weekend to go visit family in Houston. It was a blast.

Metaphysical Economics has been foremost on my mind. Due mostly to some recent events. I'm going to have to study this further with field tests and possibly make a post or two about it.

With other future posts, more geek related, I'm working on a post about what you can with a computer without a hard drive. I think most readers will be surprised. Also, I've had a Star Trek captains post in the works since my last Star Trek post reaped so many interesting comments. Unfortunately for it to encompass everyone fairly I need to finish watching the original series. The basic idea is to compare and contrast Archer, Kirk, Picard and Sisko, and use examples from the episodes. Anyone (I'm thinking you anonymous) who would like to throw in their two cents is welcome; just keep in mind this is only a comparison of the captions and not the shows. As of now I'm judging them on Intelligence, Compassion, Loyalty, and "Extreme."

In the end I didn't fall off the world (I'm sure someone is disapointed), but in the mean time watch these flash video things because they're funny and clean (to0 bad the site is kind of hard to use).