Category Archives: Freakin’ sweet

How I got my networked Brother printer to work with i386 drivers on a Debian Jessie x86/amd64 system

Specifically, I’m running Debian 8 (“Jessie”) with kernel 3.16.0-4-amd64 on a desktop computer connected to the router via ethernet cable, and our printer connects wirelessly. The printer is actually a multi-function device, Brother MFC-J835DW. As a prerequisite to printing from … Continue reading

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Nice Isaac Asimov reference in The Fall of Hyperion

I just finished The Fall of Hyperion, the excellent sequel to Dan Simmons’s wondrous, life-changing Hyperion. I really loved this tip o’ the hat to Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics on page 458 of the paperback version. I don’t … Continue reading

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Buffy vs. Edward

As someone who recently finished all seven seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Netflix (and am almost finished with Angel), I got a kick out of this mashup of scenes from Buffy mixed with scenes from Twilight. It is … Continue reading

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Sharp 52″ LED-backlit television for $1100

Ah, I love 4th of July weekend. Not necessarily because of anything intrinsic about it, but I loved this one and I loved the one two years ago, so it’s becoming a trend. Today I got up early and ran … Continue reading

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Jimmy Fallon’s brilliant and hilarious impersonation of Neil Young

At some point on this public, personal web page, I suppose I should admit I’m not as big of a Jimmy Fallon detractor as most people. I got annoyed at his giggling and breaking of character on SNL in every … Continue reading

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The Golden Age of Video by Ricardo Autobahn

John’s new favorite video of the month (possibly of the year, after some more contemplation) is this mashup of clips from dozens of TV shows and movies edited into a catchy electro-pop music video.

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“The Silence of the Lambs” in limerick form

From Randall Munroe’s Wikipedia entry I learned he founded the Limerick Database to collect all the funny classics and new limericks that people could submit. It changed my life. I highly recommend reading the 150 top-rated limericks. However, since the … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous

Where did the name Windows 7 come from? I thought maybe it was just a working title until they could come up with something clever to market it as, and then when I kept hearing about it I figured people … Continue reading

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Okay, Scribblenauts looks pretty cool

Last night I saw a preview of the Nintendo DS game Scribblenauts on X-Play, and at first I wasn’t sure if I was watching footage of an actual game, or some demo at a convention or in the studio where … Continue reading

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The Ender quartet

I just finished reading the Ender quartet by Orson Scott Card. It is so awesome. It is kind of weird that I finished it now because I started it in my third year of college when I read Kelly’s copy … Continue reading

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Photographic/cinematic moments

I have a strong penchant for certain motion-picture or still-photography shots in movies or TV shows that are captured in a really perfect, cool, poignant, or subtle but powerful way. I’m not sure if that sentence makes complete sense, so … Continue reading

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Gummy bear explosions

Chemistry is cool:

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Play of the week

An 8th-grader named Aaron Shutway made a cool basketball shot from the other end of the court. Read about it here and then see the video, which made SportsCenter: Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required … Continue reading

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Voynich manuscript

The Voynich manuscript is one the most fascinating things I have heard about in a long, long time. I mean, what a fantastic mystery and a fantastic achievement by whoever wrote it! Of course I first heard about it from … Continue reading

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My Firefly story

[This appeared in my livejournal on October 21, 2008. I deemed it good enough for a reprint.] I finished my third run through Firefly and Serenity on Sunday. It was actually the third time seeing the episodes but the fourth … Continue reading

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Hammer pants

WRIF-Detroit had MC Hammer in studio this morning. He’s performing in a concert with 2 Live Crew and someone else at the Detroit Fox Theater this week, possibly for charity. If you’re asking, “What, is the charity for MC Hammer’s … Continue reading

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Joke-ready headline

Today’s headline that needs no re-phrasing to make it into a double entendre: Hooker named Indoor Athlete of the Year

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Lexus Crystallised Wind

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