Archive for the ‘Will never get done’ Category

Pretty Code in WordPress

I’m impressed by the Google Code Javascript code prettifier. It isn’t too hard to embed into WordPress and makes a huge difference.

How I Defeated Spam

A really stupid thing to do is brag about how you’ve beat the spammers at their game. It just encourages them to find a way and you get tons more spam than ever before. Well, here it goes: I have no SPAM on this site. Although I’m using several tricks I want to share the […]

Last Windows 2000 Holdout

In the fall of 1999 I got a Windows 2000 computer. This was a huge step up from Windows 98 and from NT, and I rediscovered that Microsoft could get it right sometimes. I ignored the eye candy version when it came out (Windows XP) until SP2 when they actually had something worth upgrading for. […]

The MPAA Saved Me 4K

I love 3D. My first 3D rig in about 2002 used a pair of e-Dimensional wireless 3D glasses in front of a 19″ CRT monitor. It used a special nVidia driver to pump out theĀ interlaced frames, a custom 15-pin CRT cable that split out the sync signal, and an IR transmitter that sent that sync […]


Betsy is going to have a 40″ ice luge at Saturday’s fancy Fire & Ice party. It barely fits in the space with a slim drip tray and this thing will melt quickly. So how do I create a siphon that I can easily activate multiple times during a party?