Mumruffin. I know you are probably saying to yourself, “Self,” you are saying to yourself, “I think a mumruffin is just a long-tailed tit.” But, of course, that doesn’t make “mumruffin” sound less dirty. If anything, it may make it worse since a Mumruffin is also known as a “bum towel.” So, around and around… Continue reading Things that sound dirty, but are not. Part 2.
Moth balls. Moth balls. If your thoughts immediately went to the picture on the left, and you wondered if moth’s have balls, you have a dirty mind. If you care about the answer, here is a wikipedia entry that may or may not answer your questions. If your thoughts went to naphthelene or even 1,4-dichlorobenzene… Continue reading Things that sound dirty, but are not. Part 1.
…patching the firmware on the rowing machine! It doesn’t take a lot some days, but I was excited to patch the firmware on our rowing machine. It really could not be any easier. Run a USB printer cable to the back of the display, run the app, and sit and wait. I don’t think this… Continue reading A good rainy day activity…
My latest iPhone app “Real Name Generator” just went live here. When you need a pseudonym for a coffee order or to put your name in a queue, use this. You could be “Carey Oakey” or “Frank Furter.” Is it silly? Absolutely. Is it goofy. Yes. Is it just plain dumb fun? Well, yes, and… Continue reading Real Name Generator
Merry Christmas, wherever you are on Earth or in space.
Celebrate with the ones you love.
I ran across this old chestnut today and it amused me: An incoming executive is replaced and the outgoing executive hands over three envelopes saying, “Open these one at a time when things get tough.” A couple months go by, and things get tough, so the new executive opens the first envelope. It says, “Blame… Continue reading Prepare three envelopes
File this one under “self promotion” as well. It is my latest eBook published on the TAGCXO web-site. Download it here. You know you want to…
Squishy and filled with polystyrene (the synthetic polymer, not the X-Ray Spex front-woman) these were in their heyday in the 1970s. The one I had was red.
The answer is not “spreadsheets,” but it could be in a few years. This is the Software Arts program, that was THE killer application for the Apple ][. Lotus 1-2-3 pretty much killed it four years later. Did you guess “VisiCalc?” You are right!