ironphoenix: (I love my work)
( Apr. 3rd, 2014 11:27 am)
The Expert: a 7.5-minute comedy sketch depicting something which is excruciatingly familiar to most tech-employed folks. Neither [livejournal.com profile] soul_diaspora nor I could watch it all the way through on first viewing, so painful was it.
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ironphoenix: (I love my work)
( Mar. 20th, 2014 04:51 pm)
Dark Dungeons is coming, a movie based on the famous graphic novel!
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ironphoenix: (bookgasm)
( Oct. 20th, 2013 02:06 pm)
This seems to happen to me whenever I get close to a bookstore.

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ironphoenix: (I love my work)
( Feb. 1st, 2013 01:32 pm)
I work in electronics, so I could really use one of these!
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Expecting a home delivery?
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ironphoenix: (ninja)
( May. 14th, 2011 10:18 am)
Finnish Department of Culture--Horrified Fascination Division. Enter at own risk.

"Finland is Europe's Japan."
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ironphoenix: (milkman dan)
( Apr. 3rd, 2011 04:33 pm)
Others will probably like this one too, though.
Today, we write a manifesto.
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ironphoenix: (blast of happy)
( Jan. 9th, 2011 12:43 pm)
My Blackberry's not working!
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ironphoenix: (academia)
( Sep. 29th, 2010 03:34 pm)
...a link to a news website article about a scientific paper.

Also, read the comments.
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ironphoenix: (bookgasm)
( Sep. 22nd, 2010 02:31 pm)
The .DOC File of J Alfred Prufrock
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ironphoenix: (blast of happy)
( Aug. 1st, 2010 02:18 pm)
Forwarded a while ago from a cow-orker, just now making it to my LJ:

Canadian, Please!

Bouncy and silly... the making of video is cute too.
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ironphoenix: (tunez)
( Jun. 16th, 2010 04:09 pm)
A short, imagined monologue: An Aspiring Club DJ Reluctantly Moves On To Weddings.
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ironphoenix: (demon)
( Apr. 29th, 2010 04:27 pm)
Trust me!
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ironphoenix: (pirate)
( Apr. 29th, 2010 10:49 am)
Extreme shepherding!
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ironphoenix: (blast of happy)
( Apr. 29th, 2010 10:14 am)
A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages.
ironphoenix: (blast of happy)
( Feb. 20th, 2010 07:26 pm)
Balaclava for [livejournal.com profile] beable.

Umbrella for [livejournal.com profile] jagash.
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ironphoenix: (gull)
( Jan. 21st, 2010 07:32 am)
A helpful video for those traveling to the US by air.
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ironphoenix: (blast of happy)
( Dec. 24th, 2009 10:12 am)
...you get Lovecraftian stuff.

First, a treatise: The C Programming Language, by Brian W Kernighan & Dennis M Ritchie & HP Lovecraft.

And then, some music:
The well-loved classic: Carol of the Old Ones.
(It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like) Fishmen.
And, my musical favorite, Death to the World.
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Spending a fair bit of time at work reaming out holes of varying tightness.
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ironphoenix: (academia)
( Nov. 18th, 2009 10:55 am)
XKCD: so true! It's posted on my office door.

Also, here's the reference for the alt text!
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From The Economist:
Between 1974 and 1996, Bangladesh turned a district ... into a giant demographic experiment: some villages and households got family planning, others did not. According to one study of the results, fertility in the areas that received help declined by around 15% more than in those that did not. And over the two decades of the experiment, indicators of the well-being of women and their chidren--health, earnings, household assets and so on--were all higher in the villages that got the planning.
The name of the district? Matlab.

Yes, they did a MATLAB simulation in demographics, for real.
ironphoenix: (demon)
( Nov. 9th, 2009 08:48 pm)
A gaming geek friend recently had a baby:

Let me tell you...it is quite a challenging little game we brought home. Sort of a combination of strategy, deductive thinking, resource allocation, problem solving, and logistics. :) Oh and lots of poop.
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Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] siderea, this one goes out to [livejournal.com profile] soul_diaspora and all the other geek girls in the audience, and to everyone who knew [livejournal.com profile] bwanageek!

Also, This one from Bobby McFerrin is a quite different music-geek connection, ganked from [livejournal.com profile] metahacker.
ironphoenix: (demon)
( Jul. 17th, 2009 03:13 pm)
Another fine news site: Lowering the Bar. It turns out that at least one lawyer has a sense of humor about the profession...
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Original post by [livejournal.com profile] metahacker: Bavillion: the number of stitches required to construct a medieval tent.

Comment by [livejournal.com profile] hugh_mannity: So how many to knit a pair of period hose at period gauge?

Reply by [livejournal.com profile] dsrtao: Two trousend.
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ironphoenix: (I love my work)
( Oct. 23rd, 2008 10:14 am)
A recent XKCD comic put [livejournal.com profile] soul_diaspora in mind of an incident at our first Scrabble tournament, and she posted a mention of it. Commenters expressed curiosity, so here you go.

In the first game of the tournament, I was matched with a very proper lady somewhere on the high side of 60 years old. She played first, and put down something like CARRY for 28 points.

My rack: EFILLOT

There is exactly one legal play worth 63 points here, so I made it. I'll leave it as an exercise for the reader to figure it out; you should have enough clues to make it reasonably easy. Okay, one more small hint, then: it uses all my letters and one of hers.

Not much conversation took place during the game...
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ironphoenix: (demon)
( May. 23rd, 2008 05:07 pm)
Three videos, less than 5 minutes each:

If you haven't heard, Bill O'Reilly flipped out on his Inside Edition show (clip and commentary by Steven Colbert is available here). Well, now there's a techno mix of O'Reilly's little episode!

Next up, Adolf Hitler has discovered just how "popular" he is on teh interwebz.

And finally, here's a very well-executed trip-hop track and video built out of Disney's Alice in Wonderland fragments.
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Radio Free Vestibule's Bulbous Bouffant = Awesome.
Cute girls lipsyncing on YouTube = Awesome (well, when it's done right).

The new math:

Awesome + Awesome = Awesome2!
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Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] ancalagon_tb for these:

The Hunt

Safety Precautions--and Consequences

Yes, this is pretty typical of Finnish humor, from what I've seen.
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The! Shatner! Funk!

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Paper title generator (humanities version)

Anyone know of a similar idea for physical sciences? (I.e., something that could come up with "Supersymmetry and n-chirality in Lego models of Carbon-14 intranuclear electroweak dynamic interactions.")
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ironphoenix: Raven flying (Default)
( May. 5th, 2007 09:34 am)
Maclean's analysis of an important economic impact of the Harper government's less-publicized policies.

Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] ms_danson.
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ironphoenix: (demon)
( Jan. 29th, 2007 10:25 am)
Beware!
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A news item about a customer, a bank, a court case, a debt, and the repo man. I'm amused.
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ironphoenix: Raven flying (milikman)
( Jan. 11th, 2007 10:11 am)
Proof that fruitcake is not made to be eaten

Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] theweaselking
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This could be useful for Squid-Boy... watch and learn! (Video is almost, but maybe not quite, worksafe)
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ironphoenix: Raven flying (milikman)
( Oct. 27th, 2006 10:45 am)
Great tits challenge evolutionary theory
My comment: )
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Sexual consent from video. (Funny, audio required, almost worksafe).
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ironphoenix: Raven flying (Default)
( Jul. 17th, 2006 03:35 pm)
For all you roleplayers... Treasure!

In other news, the A/C is busted on our floor. It's hot. I'm not staying late today.
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