Category Archives: random stuff

Posts that don’t seem to fit anywhere else.

Merry x-mas Everyone

So apparently I am obligated by law to make this post every December 24 or thereabouts. So as per tradition, here is that picture, of that one character from that one animated series that was once awesome, but then got … Continue reading

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Designing Websites for Programmers

Let’s say you have written a programming library or a framework and you want to put it online for all to see. Chances are you are not a web developer or a designer and perhaps you don’t have much expertise … Continue reading

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Pintresting

The joke on the internet is that Pintrest is for girls only. Visiting the front page of that fine service does nothing but reinforce that notion. On any given day, the front page content will likely look like this: What … Continue reading

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The post in which I make excuses and promisse future content

So lately I have been trying this thing called “Real Life”. Not sure if I really like it, but it takes up a lot of time so once again I am strapped for Friday content. Or, if I may quote … Continue reading

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What if Neil Gaiman wrote The Matrix as a *chan creepypasta

Dear friend, I hope this letter finds you in good health. You have probably heard about my sudden disappearance seven years ago. I apologize for not writing to you earlier, but there are certain rules I had to abide by … Continue reading

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Into the woods with 35 Arrows

The other day I read a short news blurb about a guy shot with a bow and arrow by his teenage daughter after he took away her cell phone. I will refrain from commenting on the story because… Well, whatever. … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different.

Have you heard that Eskimos have about a hundred different words for snow? You did? Well, it was a rhetorical question really. I knew you heard about it. If you live in an English speaking country, you probably heard this … Continue reading

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If you never had to work again…

This topic conversation comes up over and over again for me. I find myself talking about work, not having enough holidays, and weekends being way to short. I mean, come on – 5 days of work vs 2 days of … Continue reading

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Grass is always greener on the other side

Note: Originally I intended to post this on /dev/random – with it being a sort of a silly random reflection and all. But it turned out to be a bit long and I had an empty spot in my blog … Continue reading

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Once in a Strange Place

I have a minor writers block lately. I get that way some times – especially when RL is kicking my ass. I’m not in the mood to crack jokes, I don’t feel like reviewing anything, and I can’t make myself … Continue reading

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What is in your pocket?

Let’s talk about the things one might find in your pocket / on your key chain on any given day. I might have done this sort of thing before, I don’t remember. If I did, oh well – we are … Continue reading

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Please Stop Forwarding me ‘The Secret’ Video

Normally I wouldn’t discuss this sort of stuff here, but in the last week or so 3 different people sent me a link to this video (or a similar one). This included my cousin who really should have known better. … Continue reading

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Terminal Insomnia

Did you ever go on a Wikipedia click rampage? It usually happens when you look something up, then you click on a link in that article, then on a link in the linked article and etc. 2 hours later you … Continue reading

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The Third Path…

I found the following quote from Scott Adam’s blog a bit depressing: Let’s say you have a typical life and try to live it in the healthiest way. You might allocate your 24-hour weekday this way: Sleep: 8 hours Exercise: … Continue reading

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I Fixed the Chanel Switching on my Comcast Cable Box

I used to be a happy subscriber to the good old analog cable from Comcast. I would simply plug my TV into the coax cable coming out of the wall and that would give me a bit under a hundred … Continue reading

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Two Disturbing Sounds

Here are some disturbing sounds that will haunt your dreams, give you nightmares and generally creep you out. What you do with them is up to you. You can use these in constructive ways – for example, I know that … Continue reading

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The Bloop

Have you ever heard about The Bloop? It is a mysterious sound recorded somewhere around 50° S 100° W. It was captured by US hydrophone array which was formerly used to detect Soviet submarine movement during the cold war. No … Continue reading

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Anyone Up for a game of Chess?

Not sure if this is going to work, but let’s give it a try. Let’s play collective chess. The rules are simple – copy the chessboard below into the comment field, and update it with your move: ♖ ♘ ♗ … Continue reading

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Windows within windows

I just found this amusing: click to enlarge Let me explain what is going on in this picture: Windows 2000 Profesional is running in VirtualBox under Kubuntu Inside the emulated windows I opened a Remote Desktop connection to Windows XP … Continue reading

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Monster Weekend (but not for me)

Here is a slightly amusing bit of trivia you may or may not know. This week is the super-long weekend time in Poland. Here is why: Tue, May 1 – Labor Day (public holiday) Wed, May 2 – Polish Flag … Continue reading

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Exceuce me, can you take our picture?

Most of the simple digital photo cameras are essentially the same. They all have a lens that you point at your target, a viewing apparatus of some sort and a big button that needs to be pressed to take a … Continue reading

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Hairless Monkey is Hairless

I found this one one of those random image sites some time ago, and I still can’t figure out what the fuck is it: author unknown I did some googling and I can’t find any info on any species of … Continue reading

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Life Sized Whale Flash Animation

This is pretty amazing stuff: click on the image to view the animation This is an interactive flash animation, showing you a life-size representation of a whale. You drag the image with your mouse, or click on the “mini-map” area … Continue reading

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UK National Lottery Scam

They are getting creative or what? This time it’s not a rogue prince, a rich political refuge with a diamond mine, or a wealthy British lady dying from a cancerous stroke. Oh no, this time I won a friken lottery: … Continue reading

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Tachikoma Plushies

This is the first time I see these: found on the internets; author unknown If you can’t figure out what it is, here is some much needed education for you. [tags]tachikoma, tachikoma plushie, plushie, ghost in the shell, gts, toys[/tags]

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