Windows 7 kinda depends on you being right-handed for alt-tab. They assume you’re going to alt-tab with your left hand and use your right hand to pick the application you want from the list. There are right-hand equivalents of copy/paste…why not alt-tab?
haveibeenpwned.com allows you to check your email address to see if you have a known hacked account out there.
Over the holiday, we played Race for the Galaxy. It’s a sort of strategy card game…complicated to learn, but fun once you get there. You collect planets and sci-fi developments of various kinds, trying to create a balance of consumers and producers.
Piero Umiliani wrote Mah na mah na in 1968. (It was later made more famous by the muppets.) Here’s the original.
A previous coworker pointed out to me that you can freely shake a cold can of soda without fear of it exploding when you open it. The explosion effect is mainly a result of warm temperature.
I just noticed that Twitter Bootstrap’s dummy text in their examples is pretty funny:
“Tight next level keffiyeh you probably haven’t heard of them. Photo booth beard raw denim letterpress vegan messenger bag stumptown. Farm-to-table seitan, mcsweeney’s fixie sustainable quinoa 8-bit american apparel have a terry richardson vinyl chambray. Beard stumptown, cardigans banh mi lomo thundercats. Tofu biodiesel williamsburg marfa, four loko mcsweeney’s cleanse vegan chambray. A really ironic artisan whatever keytar, scenester farm-to-table banksy Austin twitter handle freegan cred raw denim single-origin coffee viral.”
From what I understand, they might be using Hipster Ipsum which generates random hipster text for you…if you need that sort of thing.
I’ve been trying out Duolingo to practice Spanish. It’s a website where you practice English, Spanish, French, etc. in a game format and earn “points”. Anyway, I think it’s helping if I could remember where those accents go.
Before smallpox vaccine was invented in 1796, they did inoculation where they’d actually give you live smallpox through the skin. You usually got a milder version of smallpox but your chances of dying went from 30% (getting smallpox naturally) down to 1-2%. A scary choice to make, I’m sure.
Someone on LinkedIn has endorsed you…and we will hound you mercilessly until you acknowledge the fact!
Most of the old Doctor Who episodes can be summarized as:
Through some accident, the Doctor teleports somewhere beside his intended place or time. He ends up in the middle of some bad science project or military situation. Everyone assumes he’s trying to sabotage their project or military situation. After his he and his assistants are captured and rescued several times, he finally convinces people that he knows what he’s doing and saves the day.
Throw in a lot of bad alien costumes, plodding dialog, and gravel quarries…not that any of this keeps me from watching it.