Oh, I got hot sause all over my bazito!

You know what this is? It's a brain sucker. You know what it's doing? Filing its tax return

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent apple pie

The Adventures of Little Ed Brave

Tell airport security your name is McCannister because you can hide anything in a cannister.

You know what? Nobody notices when this changes anyway.

There are 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary, and STFU

What happens in a black hole stays in a black hole

The black hole draws you inexorably inward. Time slows. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

I'd diddle little umdidlie... if she weren't my half-sister.

Abortion prevents pedophilia. In more ways than one!
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I wrote a haiku

which I was about to share,

but then I thought, "screw it."
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Notice to all users of the Holodeck:

There are safety protocols in place that cannot be deactivated without the approval of two commanding officers or the captain to protect users of the Holodeck from potential harm. However, every time the Holodeck is ever used in a nontrivial manner, no matter what the safety protocols say, the Holodeck turns into a deathtrap.

Unless you believe yourself to be adept at constructing a forcefield from your communicator and 19th century Earth tools, or you're at the very least not wearing a red shirt, you are strongly advised not to attempt to use the Holodeck until a designer comes up with a safety protocol that doesn't kill you whenever somebody looks at it funny. Even when you're not on the holodeck. Or in the same quadrant. Or time period.

In fact, if you are wearing a red shirt, Starfleet may not be the job for you


Categories: General, Games, Programming, School, Work

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We the people... are not qualified for the job

Permalink 09/10/09 at 06:56:59 am, by Ed, 196 words   English (US)
Categories: General

I remembered hearing once the following argument (paraphrased):

If you cite your credentials as a basis for asserting something given certain facts, then it must be true that most if not all others with the same credentials would make the same assertion. Otherwise, one of three possibilities exists:

  1. You're making it up
  2. You are not citing the correct credentials
  3. You have a bias to the given facts which obscures the truth

This last option bares digging in to. If your credentials give you a basis to talk about a subject, but you then apply your own (political/gender/religious/etc.) bias to the facts, then you obscure the "correct answer". In short, when answering a question asked based on your credentials, make sure that you don't apply a bias, or else your answer will be moot.

So here's the problem: If a group of people are asked a question of vital importance, and come up with wildly varying answers, then perhaps they are not the group of people to be asking. In short, we the people, are not qualified to answer the question of "Who should be president?". Our credentials simply don't apply to the situation.

I'm acrobatic, apparently

Permalink 09/07/09 at 07:30:34 am, by Ed, 66 words   English (US)
Categories: School, Dreams of a phenytoin addict

I was in Duluth for the weekend. Didn't even go near the University, but darn-it-all if I didn't dream about the school again!

I don't remember much of the dream, but I think I decided to show up at vocal jazz as they were moving stuff from the rehearsal room into Weber Music Hall and help them move stuff by doing cartwheels and front hand springs.

My Epitaph

Permalink 08/28/09 at 06:53:52 am, by Ed, 32 words   English (US)
Categories: General

I realized in the shower this morning exactly what I want my epitaph to be:

Leave flowers here, unless you're queer.
No, wait, even if you're queer.
No Jews though.
Okay, Jews.

Ikea: what doesn't kill you makes you stronger

Permalink 08/26/09 at 07:24:06 pm, by Ed, 145 words   English (US)
Categories: General, Media

So, we went to Ikea last weekend to get something to go around the entertainment center. I just finished putting the last piece up today. Take a look

Here, you can see the main idea. Our DVD cabinets hang from the walls, a shelf hangs from above, and the main table contains all our entertainment devices.

You can see the end table we bought at the same time in this picture at the end of the couch

And here's the full view, with the new coffee table in the middle of the room.

Notice how everything matches? Eh? Eh?! It even goes with the hardwood floor (not pictured)! And the stools we bought last week!

Shop class sure came in handy! I knew exactly how to curse when the nail when through my third and fourth knuckles!

Ikea: What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!

Snap Decisions

Permalink 08/20/09 at 06:55:44 am, by Ed, 25 words   English (US)
Categories: General, Movies

Let me show you something. The following is a picture of the top of our entertainment center.

And now let's pan down a little bit:

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