Monday, October 27, 2008

Where's Waldo? I mean Rooty?

Did you find him?

A couple better pictures below!

This is so strange... won't get any work done the rest of Monday!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Those damn Methodist-terrorist are using Twitter again!

Twitter is a web-based service that lets you keep asking people "What are you doing now?"

That's it.

It's very popular.

So popular that military intelligence is afraid it will be used by terrorists, you know, people like these:

"Twitter has also become a social activism tool for socialists, human rights groups, communists, vegetarians, anarchists, religious communities, atheists, political enthusiasts, hacktivists and others to communicate with each other and to send messages to broader audiences."


I've added a Twitter "badge" to this blog so you can know what boring things I'm doing!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Every person she knows needs a "I'm with stupid" t-shirt.

A Republican campaign worker in Pittsburgh claimed she had been robbed at an ATM machine by a 6'4" Black man who punch her and carved a letter "B" on her face because of her Barack Obama bumper sticker.

Police suspected all along that she might not be telling the truth, since the "B" was backward, you know, like you might do if you scratched a "B" on your own face while looking in a mirror! Dah!

[She's from College Station, Texas. Texans feel free to insert an Aggie joke about here.]

How many Aggies does it take to eat an Armadillo?
Two. One to carve and one to watch for cars.

Why do Aggies hate M&Ms?
They're too hard to peel.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Take D to TT to T, turn left for Traffic Court

I have often joked about Missouri Highways T, TT, D, DD, and Z all being bunched in one small part of the state.

If you look closely, you can see that T is the highway heading south out of Foristell -- Foristell is on I-70 west of St. Louis.

Foristell has a population of 350 people, and 16 cops!

Ya might want to check your speedometer!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

There's geeks in the Googleplex!

I went to Google Books today, just see see what's new.
There is a section on the Books page called "Interesting." (see above.)
Below is one of the four books. Says geeks to me!

From Wikipedia: In mathematics, computing, linguistics and related subjects, an algorithm is a sequence of finite instructions, often used for calculation and data processing. It is formally a type of effective method in which a list of well-defined instructions for completing a task will, when given an initial state, proceed through a well-defined series of successive states, eventually terminating in an end-state. The transition from one state to the next is not necessarily deterministic; some algorithms, known as probabilistic algorithms, incorporate randomness.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

I wonder if it takes requests?

It's a highway that sings!
It's in Lancaster, California.
It's their second.
The first was for a Honda TV commercial -- the road played the William Tell Overture (perhaps better known as the theme for The Lone Ranger). The folks living next to the road got tired of it so the city paved over the William Tell groves.
Many folks sad.
So city grooved a highway in the desert.
It will be Lancaster's major tourist attraction.
That's little sad, but the road seems to make people laugh and smile.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Rooty checked his stocks...

...and decided to hide under his bed!

[His nose is tucked under the sofa. He is under a pillor from the sofa, with his back partially under one of his bed pillows. You can see the tassels on the rugs under the coffee table.]

Friday, October 03, 2008

"By the way... you are either sick and twisted or you have a sick and twisted imagination!"

The headline is from an email from the fellow who is proofreading my novel. A few people die in the novel. Okay, a bunch die. And it full of explatives -- that will shock regular visitors!

More about the novel tomorrow, today's topic is

I just stumbled upon elance. It is a site where you post a description of a project and people from all over the world can bid on it.

I have listed four projects: two programming and two proofreading. I had three responses to the programming project and eleven responses to the proofreading projects. I awarded both programming projects to the same company in Calcutta, how cool is that? One proofreading project was by invitation only and it was awarded to the fellow who is quoted in the headline. The other is still open.

And then there is this guy -- Tim Ferriss -- who wrote a book about outsourcing his life. It was #1 New York Times. The book is The 4-Hour Workweek; his website is I mention him because, among other things, he outsources both his work and personal life. On his webpage, click on Book, then on Sample Chapters >Outsourcing Life. About half way down he tells about using his "remote personal assistant" to compose and send messages to his wife. That's right, he's outsourced talking to his wife.