May 30, 2004

Not The Only One

We have free cans of Coke and little juice things at work. I was thinking of taking some V8 and some fruit juice for coctails over the holiday weekend. It seems that other people had the same idea. The two bottom drawers of the refridgerator are restocked everyday and are alway full of apple juice, orange juice, V8, grapefruit juice, and grape juice. When I went to stock up on V8, both drawers were barren. A couple of lonely cans of grapefruit juice were all that were left.

After this incident, I know that I'm not the only one who considers it okay to take a couple of juices and sodas home from work and I will continue that practice guilt-free. Yay. I am absolved.

Posted by kstroke at 05:12 PM | Comments (17)

May 26, 2004

Driver

In case I decide to try to make the ps/2 cuecat work via the usb adapter by writing my own driver:

http://www.adp-gmbh.ch/win/misc/writing_devicedriver.html

Posted by kstroke at 10:36 AM | Comments (40)

May 24, 2004

Barcode Databases

To look into later:
http://webperso.easyconnect.fr/om.the/web/cuecat/

Posted by kstroke at 05:17 PM | Comments (20)

May 23, 2004

Sake Slushie

It turns out that a 15% alchohol solution isn't concentrated enough to keep it from freezing in my freezer. The vodka stays liquid (40%), but the sake turns into a large block of ice (presumably the water) floating in a small bit of liquid (presumably the alcohol). Give it a good shake (the ice breaks down from a block into little bits pretty quickly) and pour out a super-concentrated sake slushie. Mmm. Just don't choke on the ice bits.

Posted by kstroke at 11:27 AM | Comments (16)

May 19, 2004

Fuel Economy

I like the Prius. I think it's a great big step in the right direction. It's made by a big car company, it's getting a big marketing push, and it's serving as a great ambassador for ecologically sensible vehicles. Even considering all there is to like, and how cool I think it is, I will never ever buy a 2004 Prius. I am thoroughly unimpressed with its fuel efficiency. It's a farce.

60 miles per gallon (in the city, 51 on the highway which is most of my commute) sounds good when you're driving a 17 miles per gallon SUV beast, but considering the fact that Honda Civic VX's were getting 56 miles per gallon in 1994 (it's a regular 100% gas car), you'd think that a decade later they'd be able to crush that. Here's a brain-scratcher: even Honda's 2004 Hybrid Civic only gets 48 miles per gallon. How could they add all that technology and fail to even reach a benchmark they set 10 years before?

Posted by kstroke at 08:48 PM | Comments (29)

May 18, 2004

Stupidity knows not of Darwin

Stupid high school kid.
Stupid adult.

Posted by kstroke at 03:51 PM | Comments (16)

May 14, 2004

Small Business Reading

Want to finish reading the stuff here later.

Posted by kstroke at 01:56 PM | Comments (26)

May 13, 2004

Glengarry GlenRoss

Just started watching this. It's GREAT so far. Great start. No wonder it's a classic. We'll see if I still like it when it's through.

Posted by kstroke at 08:50 PM | Comments (33)

May 12, 2004

Time to take it in

Dear Mr. Guy Driving a Busted Dark Green Jeep Grand Cherokee,

When your car's missing its front bumper, grill, and both its headlights, the hood's being held down by a piece of twine, and the engine's making a growly "I'm broken" noise, it's time to take it in to a mechanic. I imagine you're flirting with the law by driving a car in that condition.

Sincerely,
Someone who cares, but not really, and kinda hopes that you'll crash and die because of your own stupidity (without hurting anyone else, of course)

Posted by kstroke at 11:07 AM | Comments (19)

May 11, 2004

Full Metal Alchemist

Looking around for other things to watch while waiting for new eps of my current stable to come out. Following nokii's lead. Found Full Metal Alchemist.

Posted by kstroke at 10:44 PM | Comments (24)

Cool House

I want one. An affordable housing option in this area without having to resort to hoping that someone else goes bankrupt and can't afford their mortgage payments.

Posted by kstroke at 11:30 AM | Comments (16)

May 07, 2004

Naruto

For Naruto fix later tonight: http://www.animesuki.com/series.php/3.html

Posted by kstroke at 02:42 PM | Comments (17)