Monthly Archives: March 2012

essentialdepot.com: a fun place to work (parody)

essentialdepot.com is a great company, but I sometimes wonder about the pictures on their site. Above is my humorous edit of the top picture from this collage: http://www.essentialdepot.com/images/ohiocollage.jpg found on this page: http://www.essentialdepot.com/servlet/the-120/Ohio-Soapers-9th-April/Detail

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msn.com isn’t on it’s period!

Adding a dot to the end of a domain name is technically valid on the Internet. For example, instead of “barrycarter.info”, you can say “barrycarter.info.”. Most sites handle the extra dot well. For example http://yahoo.com.will redirect you to http://www.yahoo.com/ MSN, … Continue reading

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Graphing the chicken-fox-wheat problem

Below is a reachability graph of the chicken-fox-wheat problem, where “===” represents the bridge, “CFMW===” is the initial state and “===CFMW” is the non-fatal final state (the other final states are fatal). The edge label represents what the man is … Continue reading

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Musical Streets

UPDATE: http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/the-ultimate-song-map does a fairly good job of this! I’ve noticed that many songs have references to streets, and think it’d be cool to make a map of these. Specific ideas so far: I-69, the “freeway of love” Circular street … Continue reading

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Kryten script-take

At one point in Red Dwarf: Back to Earth, Kryten is reading from a script of “Red Dwarf: Back to Earth” itself, and says “throw us off”. Interestingly, the script just says “throw us”. This is probably just a mistake, … Continue reading

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Not knots/hour?

At one point in Red Dwarf: Back to Earth, Rimmer claims water came rushing down on him at “80 knots per hour”. This is probably just to show Rimmer’s lack of intelligence, but “knots” is a measure of velocity (1 … Continue reading

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Useless clocks

Source code: https://github.com/barrycarter/bcapps/blob/master/bc-world-clock.pl

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If only I had the $$$

In an episode of Big Bang Theory, Sheldon tells Leonard that he dislikes people and would even get rid of Leonard as a roommate if he could afford it. However, in a different episode, Sheldon has lots of extra money … Continue reading

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Fun with 47

In a recent episode of Big Bang Theory, we see Sheldon on “take 47” of “Fun With Flags”, a reference to the “any number” 47.

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Eidetic, you know, thingy

In a recent episode of Big Bang Theory, Sheldon loses his place when counting bacteria in Amy’s lab, even though he supposedly has an eidetic memory.

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