• Catching Up With Lego

    I’ve been “getting back into” Lego recently. I have always been a huge Lego fan since I was a kid. I still have a giant tub of Lego from when I was younger and I’ve been recently buying new sets and having a great time with it. I tend to gravitate towards building more interactive […]

    Oct 25th, 2009 | Filed under Lego, Nerd
  • Cleaning Up Maildir Directories

    I have a TON of old messages to clean up in a maildir style directory. I don’t want to just delete them, but I do need to clear some space. Unfortunately, setting up a mail account to download and delete them will take forever. A few Google searches have revealed this fun tool: cleanup-maildir. USAGE […]

    Oct 23rd, 2009 | Filed under IT, Nerd
  • Moving Forward

    My birthday was great. Despite not being able to spend as much time with Corinne as I’d have liked, it was still good. Got plenty of well wishes and talked to a bunch of people that I don’t typically talk to. Been doing some pick-up IT work the past couple of days. It’s good to […]

    Oct 21st, 2009 | Filed under Random
  • 31

    My experience with “getting older” has basically been making fewer mistakes over time. I don’t find this to be a bad thing at all! I’m happier than I’ve ever been and I don’t have anything to really complain about that’s not weather or climate related. If that’s all the real bitching I have, then I’d […]

    Oct 20th, 2009 | Filed under Random
  • Great Lego Gear Tutorial

    I came across an amazing Lego gear tutorial earlier today. While a lot of the information is familiar to me, it’s written in a very concise way that I think a lot of people will benefit from. Sariel’s Gear Tutorial This information has a lot of fundamental overlap with pulleys, drive trains in cars and […]

    Oct 19th, 2009 | Filed under Lego
  • Welcome Back Haiku!!

    A few days ago, I posted about determining the number of syllables in a word. I’m still happy with it despite a number of edge cases that I know won’t get caught. I ported the old haiku that were submitted years ago from an old database backup to the new database and rewrote a front-end […]

    Oct 18th, 2009 | Filed under Programming, Site News
  • Holiday Travel – 2009

    I have just under 9 vacation days (70 hours) that I need to take by the end of the year. If I don’t, then I’ll lose that time… which would be dumb of me to let happen. To help combat that, I just booked a trip at the beginning of December to visit my Mom […]

    Oct 17th, 2009 | Filed under Travel
  • Lego Customer Service — A Surprising Pleasure To Deal With

    Today I received an order of Power Functions components from Lego and the order was a bit messed up. I had ordered two of the following: Power Functions XL-Motor Power Functions M-Motor Power Functions IR Receiver Power Functions IR Remote Control Power Functions Extension Wire 20” Instead, I received the following: 0x Power Functions XL-Motor […]

    Oct 15th, 2009 | Filed under Lego, Random
  • Counting The Syllables In A Word With PHP

    Years and many site revisions ago, I used to have a very basic haiku page on my site. People could submit their own haiku and bring up random haiku that were submitted previously. The only problem that I had was that either people couldn’t count or they had a different idea on the classic haiku […]

    Oct 11th, 2009 | Filed under Nerd, Programming
  • The Great Lego Pneumatics Return

    Something very exciting is happening in 2010. While that’s a very open-ended claim, I’m just going to jump to the chase — Lego is reintroducing pneumatics in their Technics line. After many years of requests from consumers and fans, the Lego Technic Log Loader 8049 will include pneumatic components in a mainline Lego set- 2 […]

    Oct 9th, 2009 | Filed under Lego
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