Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Flowers we got with the house

Poppies will make them sleep...


One of our many roses.

Friday, May 25, 2007

So confined, yet so freeing

When the microwave broke at the office, someone wrote a haiku to it to sort of bring it back to life. Others soon added their haikus and eventually we were given a new microwave.
Now the toaster is broken and we're once again envoking the power of haiku to get a new one.
Here's my entry:
What should I do with
my raisin bread now that you
have foresaken me?


Monday, May 21, 2007

Friday, May 04, 2007

Too clever by half... not really

On my way to work this morning I noticed a billboard on the Turnpike that just says, "The Algorithm Constantly Finds Jesus". At first I thought it was another evangelical message. Then I saw one near the Lincoln Tunnel that says "The Algorithm Killed Jeeves".

Ok, so I was intrigued and Googled it.

Turns out, it's a campaign from whose mascot used to be Jeeves, that quintessential British butler. According to ValleyWag, Ask is touting that its algorithm is superior to Google's. Ask also staged "a guerrilla campaign against Google's 'information monopoly' in London".

Will it actually get me to use Remains to be seen.

If Ask were really smart, they would have bid on Google for a combination of the keywords "billboard", "algorithm", "Jesus", and "Jeeves" to make searches with those words return first on Google's results.

Update: doesn't even show up first in's search results. :P

Thursday, May 03, 2007

It may work for me, but...

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Another reason to drink more beer

Beer maker, scientists to create energy

"[Prof. Jurg Keller, University of Queensland's wastewater expert] expected the brewery cell would produce 2 kilowatts of power — enough to power a household..."

Off the grid, but still drunk with power!