Turtlshel BlogLots of post on lots of categories. Most everything on the site is collected here somehow.
Working our way through Jimmy Fallon clips and holly freaking cow - Vin Diesel plays D&D. Wow. Badass and Nerd.
Just learned from InstaNerd (although I think I had heard the same before) that flamingos are naturally white but turn pink because of their diet of shrimp. Like sockeye....
I have been following the ORNL efforts since the Stone Soup-er Computer and have wanted to do something like this with Mini-ITX machines. Then the other night I saw the mini cluster chapter in the 21 brilliant things to do with Raspberry Pi book. Next project?...
“People say that if you play Microsoft CD’s backwards, you hear satanic things, but that’s nothing, because if you play them forwards, they install Windows.” – Unknown Source
“The legitimate object of government is ‘to do for the people what needs to be done, but which they can not, by individual effort, do at all, or do so well, for themselves’.” The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume II, “Fragment on Government” (July 1, 1854?), p. 221.
“You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; and just so, you learn to love by loving. All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves.” -Anatole France, French author (1844 – 1924)
Paul Jun’s article over on 99u, “Never Stop Learning: How Self-Education Creates a Bullet-Proof Career” covers a lot of the principles that are foundational to the Awesomeness Upgrade Project.
After the recent death of my beloved Droid 4, I found myself in the Verizon store looking for an upgrade. Three things were quickly apparent: 1) all the phones these days are freaking huge (I couldn’t find an Android phone that would fit in my pocket); 2) the Verizon staff seemed more interested in the USMNT’s match with Belgium (which in fairness I was doing more watching than phone shopping); and 3) there wasn’t a single QWERTY phone (phone with a slide out, physical keyboard).
“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” – Margaret Thatcher
“I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life; I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” -Theodore Roosevelt