Showing posts from October, 2005

[Humor] Junior asks his dad, "Daddy, how was I born?"

Junior asks his dad, "Daddy, how was I born?"

His dad, who is a software engineer sighs and replies,

"Ah, my son, I guess one day you would have to find out anyway!"

"Well, you see your Mom and I first got together in a chat room on MSN. Then I set up a date via e-mail with your mom and we met at a cyber-cafe. We sneaked into a secluded room, where your mother agreed to a download from my hard drive. As soon as I was ready to upload, we discovered that neither one of us had used a firewall, but it was too late to hit the delete button."

"Six weeks later your mom sent me an instant message saying that her operating system was showing signs of unauthorized program activity from a self extracting file which had implanted itself in her BIOS.

Then nine months later a little Pop-Up appeared and said: 'You've Got Male'!"

(Found, somewhere, I ain't tellin')


[Health] This... Is A Test

The Siemens Audiology Group here offers a hearing test. Flash must be installed on your computer, and you must use headphones, earphones or earbuds, but not speakers.

[Broadcasting] More radio than you know what to do with

This map lets you see which Oregon and Washington stations have adopted HD Radio.

HD Radio adds extra signals within or near the edge of the analog radio signals we've been using forever, for improved sound quality. Not only are the digital signals stronger in town, but they're also longer lasting.

Which Way's Albequerque?

Quick website calculation ofdistance and bearing using longitude & latitude (decimalized, or degrees-minutes-seconds). Handy stuff, as is this map site, which shows topographic maps (here showing No Name City, from Kellogg Lake at the top, down to Oatfield Hill at the bottom of the frame) at eleven different levels, from 1:3,333 to 1:1,000,000. Enter the location on this page to get a small map, then resize it to any of three different on screen dimensions, and then scale up and down as needed. Click on any element on the map to recenter it where you clicked.

Federal Ministry of Approved Software

Is your software approved by Big Brother...err, the FBI?