Archive for August, 2005

Aha!

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

I’m a big fan of the scientific method. Great stuff. Better than Cats. And as such, I’ve been wracking my brain during non-peak cycles to try and figure out if Intelligent Design is falsifiable. Quick explanation for those who aren’t down with falsifiability: a philosopher by the name of Karl Popper came up with a […]

Pie Wars

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

First, there was pie. Now, there’s pie 2. When does it end? Dear god, when does it end?

How apropos

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

Heh heh heh. I just found the Cyborg Name gizmo by way of Spoon’s blog. Of all my names, “droth” yielded the best acronym: Very apropos, considering the work I’m doing for Cari right now.

Now it’s the legs

Monday, August 29th, 2005

Ow. Ow. Ow. For a non-human, Maya can be quite the bittch. Today was my fourth workout with her, the second one I managed to get all the way through. Each session, she selects a different focus for the workout. Last Friday, it was upper body strength. My biceps are still a little bit sore. […]

Grammatical Goodness

Monday, August 29th, 2005

My recent interest in RDF has gotten my brain into a grammar-tech mode, and my friend Chuck was kind enough to feed that with this link: Link Grammar. Apparently these folks have put together an English language parser. Very interesting. Haven’t read it or done anything with it yet, but this kind of tech is […]

Hit and miss

Sunday, August 28th, 2005

I just tried my third session with Maya and it didn’t go so well. A big part of it is that I was up until the wee hours of the morning and I’m not well rested. I helped my friend Mark out with a short film he’s making. I got to be the boom operator. […]

What’s the difference . . .

Friday, August 26th, 2005

By way of my stepdad: What’s the differnce between a Fairy Tale and a Texas Tall Tale? A Fairy Tale begins, “Once upon a time . . .” A Texas Tall Tale begins, “Sumbitch, you ain’t gonna believe this . . .” Workout news: I did my first strength training exercise with Maya today and […]

Can we have a trial please?

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Remember those scientists that were wanted by the military when we invaded Iraq because they were working on chemical, biological and nuclear weapons? Well, they are still in prison: Bitch Ph.D. Okay, we know that the weapons programs didn’t exist now. Perhaps there’s a good reason for holding these people anyway. Can we hold a […]

Ass… Kicked…

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

Wow. I had no idea. When I was a kid, I was in pretty good shape. I rode my bike, did martial arts, kept up with all the physical fitness routines in Boy Scouts. But I just got my ass kicked by a short training ride an 15-minute workout at the hands of Maya. My […]

Must… Train…

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

Little reminder for myself: I’ve got a bike ride to do in six weeks, and I am not yet training for it. Might be a good idea to get it in gear (pun intended). Training for the big ride