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How Twilight Should Have Ended.. and Tron 2 Goes Viral
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First up, your moment of zen:



Now that I have your attention, it appears that the promotions for TRON 2 ("TR2N") is going viral, in conjunction with goings-on at ComicCon this year. A more complete writeup is here citing a mysterious encoded .gif file and actual "Flynn's Arcade" tokens. There's also a Flynn Lives site, suggesting that Kevin Flynn took his rightful place as a Steve Jobs like figure at ENCOM, only to drop off the face of the planet.

Uh, WTF.
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Directions
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O_o Cat
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Edit: even though that looks like my glasses *and* my cat, they're not. I found this over on reddit.com - I don't know of the original source.
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Who knew...
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...that Fallout would be so popular in Russia? Behold, by way of reddit.com, a set of pictures from a Russian Fallout LARP:

http://sdmobile.livejournal.com/18969.html



Words cannot describe how cool this is... well, not English ones anyway.
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State of the Tech
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A story of self-discovery, and a look back on the year in personal development along this winding career track. Something small happened today that subtly shook me into a view of how far I have come.

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You Are Not Your Computer
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I recently acquired a 15" Mac Book Pro as my "desktop" machine to replace the old AMD Shuttle PC that died recently.

Does this mean that I'll cut my hair short, wear trendy clothes and make clever quips about how my business-like friends can't get their act together? No. The reasons why I went Apple are manifold, but style and trends were not among them.

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Meme
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Sure, I'll protect your most sacred and powerful cultural artifact from the 10 story tall death machine. No problem!


Your result for The Social Persona Test (What kind of man/woman are you?) ...

The Late Bloomer (QTAM)


You are a horrible persona to be until sometime in high school or college, and then things just can't go wrong for you. Sure you are a bit nerdy, but the cool type of nerdy; and you have developed confidence as if it were a well toned muscle. When selecting a date stick to nice, traditional women, preferably ones who share your interests.


You are more QUIRKY than NORMAL.

You are more TRADITIONAL than LIBERAL.

You are more DOMINANT than PASSIVE.

When picking a date, consider: The Rarity (QTAF) or The Librarian (QTBF).
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Ultrasound
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Somewhere along the way, my cat decided that she had full run of the place and could do whatever she wanted, whenever she wanted. And sadly this was true. She's too fast, too smart, too determined and simply doesn't sleep for long enough for me to keep up. Clawing, gnawing and meowing incessantly whenever things don't go her way - and then the occasional temper tantrum when I draw a line by putting a toy away or say "NO" sternly enough.

That is until yesterday.

I ordered two vibration-sensing alarms and one ultrasonic "clicker" to help gain the upper hand. Credit goes to dmcindc for suggesting both. I placed the alarms on some trouble spots - a table she was clawing and the second desk that she kept jumping on - and made a point to demonstrate how awful these things sound. So far, she only tripped one sensor. Smart kitty.

As for last night, I kept the ultrasound clicker next to my pillow. As much as I adore how cute she can be with getting my attention at night (nuzzling my hand, soft meowing noises, etc.) I can't afford the interruption in sleep this causes. So each time she did something disruptive, I hit the switch. You could feel the cat's entire body tense instantly through the mattress, followed by an explosive bound off of the bed to the floor, and a mad dash out the room.

Honestly, I can't recall having rested so well.
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Science + Puppy + Day in the Park = A Hot Date?
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The guy who cooked up this experiment is now my hero.

This cheeky fellow attached a cellphone to the collar of several different puppies to see which one would elicit the most positive result from women. As the phone has a "smile activated shutter", the data pours in predictably. Add to this the scientist's friend, a hapless fellow who is simply shy around women (I can relate), and you wind up with results that are... well, just see for yourself:



There are some long pauses between chapters in the video, just stick with it.

From what I can tell, a small dog isn't an icebreaker - it's a f*cking rootkit for women.