Archive for 'Nerd' Category

1997 – The Real Internet
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By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Dear YouTube Generation- All the way back in 1997, I hosted a page of videos on my web site created using cutting edge technology. They were about 1% the size of the 3-4 minute vlogs we love today, and I was only able to afford hosting them because I was friends with the guy who […]

New “9” Clip
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By etrigan - Last updated: Thursday, April 23, 2009

9, the feature film (based on the short film “9”,) has a new clip out. This is a movie that has me rocking in anticipation like a 10 year old after a Super Big Gulp Slushee. ==   ==

Recycle Your Old Computer(s) For Earth Day + a Contest!
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By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I dropped off three old systems at my company’s recycling spot this morning. To be honest, I did it to appease my wife and make her think I was getting rid of junk. Hopefully she doesn’t realize this donation represents about 5% of all the computer gear I’ve squirreled away in our house. You should […]

Why no Point and Click 80’s for the iPhone?
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By etrigan - Last updated: Thursday, April 16, 2009

If you were a nerd in the late-80s/early-90s there are a series of games that cemented your love of computers. I spent more time questing for “the king”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King%27s_Quest, “space”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Quest, or “the police”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Police_Quest than I have playing any XBox 360 game (although I think Rock Band may be competing to take that badge.) After those games […]

Instructables: The Business Card Catapult
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By etrigan - Last updated: Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I’ll have to stop by Office Depot to update my office supplies so I can make this. Cardapult the Business Card Catapult – More DIY How To Projects

Two Things
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By etrigan - Last updated: Friday, April 10, 2009

First, I am making this post from my iPhone. Using the WordPress app. Second, I am uploading this panoramic pic I took with the Pano iPhone app. Oh, and I added a fancy new plugin that makes us more legible on an iPhone browser.

BNAT X
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By etrigan - Last updated: Sunday, December 14, 2008

BNAT X is on the books, Becky is still napping, while I am powering through to sleep tonight. I’m a little slap-happy from being up too long, but I’m going to try and finish this coverage tonight. First though I need to get my kiss-ass out of the way. I can’t thank Harry enough for […]

what he said
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By etrigan - Last updated: Friday, December 12, 2008

Please, re-blog “this”:http://whatevs.tumblr.com/post/64545672/im-pretty-sure-tumblr-makes-you-stupid. thegurglingcod: I never entirely bought into the idea of blog years, but I’m not sure what else explains the nostalgia I feel for the pre-Tumblr era. At the risk of sounding as if I am pining for some discursive never-never land, like I was some Frankfurt School refugee who wound up beached […]

Coraline Trailer
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By etrigan - Last updated: Friday, November 21, 2008

Ok, I’ve got promising movies for “March”:http://www.rollerfeet.com/backporchbeer/2008/11/18/3961/, “May and July”:http://www.rollerfeet.com/backporchbeer/2008/11/18/3936/, and now February.

Race To Witch Mountain Trailer
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By etrigan - Last updated: Tuesday, November 18, 2008

…ok, March isn’t _as_ far away but it is still hard to wait that long. I loved these movies as a child (and my sister had Ike’s poster on her wall forever.) ====

Trek and Harry Potter Trailers
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By etrigan - Last updated: Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Is it just me, or are May and July too far away? ==== ====

“Awesome!” A Signing.
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By k-pho - Last updated: Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A friend and I met and got our copies of The Great Outdoor Fight signed by Mr. Onstad in Boston this past Saturday.  Quite a turnout.  We talked very briefly about children after he inscribed the book to Eliot. Afterwards, I thought to myself “Am I a bad father? Why did I have him inscribe […]

Kevin Mitnick
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By becky - Last updated: Friday, October 17, 2008

Kevin is the only hacker I can name and I’ve always been fascinated by his story. Glad to read today that he’s now living a second life as an information security consultant.

Opensource the HD-DVD
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By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, April 7, 2008

Now that HD-DVD has lost the battle, I’ve thought of a way to keep the format alive. The rights/patent owners should release the technology through an open source outlet, giving that community the ability to create their own disc format free of restriction. It’s a dream, but it doesn’t seem too unachievable.

Phone history
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By KellyMc - Last updated: Monday, February 18, 2008

I came across some old Nokia phone pics today and thought it would be fun to see the mobile phones I’ve owned all in a row. (scale is purely estimated.)