Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Have a Beta Christmas this Year

Click on this link and see a faithful representation of my generations childhood. A recreation of a wood-paneled basement showing televised Christmas specials on an old-school T.V.

What are you waiting for? Click here now!

-iRob

found via LaughingSquid

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Monday, November 03, 2008

Gandalf Vs. Harry Potter

For a geek comic that makes me feel all warm inside click here.

-iRob

"Never judge a book by its movie."
J. W. Eagan

Monday, October 20, 2008

iCat v. 3.0

Interwebs, meet Maurice, (the amazing.)

Cuddly Moe

There will be more later but I wanted to get these online now. The Amazing Maurice is a 3 month old kitten from the Pets For Life foundation. He was found abandoned in a grain elevator. We're not sure what he was doing there, perhaps he thought he was wheat.

Maurice (Moe) is Princess' cat, since she doesn't do well as the only cat in a single cat household, becoming sluggish and unhappy. Currently she is very 'engaged'*, so I suppose that he is working.

Casey
is no longer with us, and we are still dealing with that. No comments please on that subject but feel free to wave at Moe. And yes, come and see him sometime.

-iRob

*she hates him

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A-ha!

Literally A-ha. And a literal music video. Enjoy!


-iRob

P.S. "Band Montage" - Awesome.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Time Machine

Check this out. Google has made one of their oldest indexes available for searching. If you want to see what it was like to search google in 2001, click here.
My favorite search so far: iPod.

iRob

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The front fell off.



Says it all, really. Thanks to iJenn for showing me the vid.

-iRob

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Windows

My computer is giving me grief, and I'm really starting to hate all of the Windows sounds. However, this cheered me up.



Cheers,
-iRob

Friday, August 22, 2008

iJenn

Made this at faceyourmanga.com, same as this one. (So cute.)

-iRob

Customer Service

(ring ring)
Me: "Thank you for calling (my company name). (my name) speaking."
Customer Support Representative: (long pause) "....hello?"
Me: "Hello, (my name) speaking?"
CSR: "Yes, hello. This is John calling from (cell phone company) customer service. I'm calling to do a customer satisfaction survey. Is (former co-worker's name) there?"
Me: "I'm sorry, he hasn't worked here in over a year."
CSR: "Oh, O.K. ...Is there a better time to call back?"
Me: "He hasn't worked here in over a year."
CSR: "Oh, O.K. Thank you for your time."
Me: "Goodbye."
(click)

-iRob

EDIT - I wish, I WISH I had said:

Me: "I'm sorry, he hasn't worked here in over a year."
CSR: "Oh, O.K. ...Is there a better time to call back?"
Me: "Try one year ago."

Damn. That's going to haunt me.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Monday, June 09, 2008

Go track something.

During my last week at Dell, I had finished all of my main projects and my work had been entirely transitioned to the rest of my team. Unless they had a question I didn't really have anything to do, and they didn't have many questions.

This was not as much fun as you might imagine. People with actual work to do were less than receptive to my wandering up and trying to chat. So I decided that I needed a hidey-hole to quietly wait out my sentence.

We had about 18 bankers boxes of old files that we were sending into deep storage, but they weren't really in any sort of order, and the contents weren't always known. No-one really cared much, but everyone agreed that in a perfect world we would know which files were in which box in case we ever needed them again. (They were terminated employee files. You need to keep them but you never actually need them.)

So I 'volunteered', which I will admit was pretty slick. I managed to turn watching DVD's on my laptop in my own private office into 'working hard getting things in order' before I left. To be fair I actually did make a spreadsheet and sort all of the boxes, and I did a good job. But I also watched about 30 movies in between playing air hockey in the break room.

To read this comic at the end of that week was pretty amusing. (Click to enlarge.)









DILBERT ©Scott Adams/Dist. by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.

-iRob


Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The End



Well, that went well.

O.K. So we have established that I have no commitment for side-projects. That's O.K, I can live with it.

Well, I didn't finish, but I do like some of the pictures in my set, so I'm going to leave them up. And I'm going to compromise (further) on the rules, and finish anyway. They won't be taken on the right day, unfortunately, but there will be 365 of them. Eventually. No, really, I really mean it this time. But then I don't know if anyone reads this anymore anyway.

Yup.

So today's entry: Mr. Wrinkle.

-iRob

If you're into it. (NSFW)



iRob

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Bristlebots!

I'm gonna make me some Robots!



It turns out that you can't buy these motors locally so I ordered some online. The most expensive part was the shipping, so I figured I'd buy a lot. I have a dozen coming which is overkill, so if anyone wants one or two let me know.

Hey, if I make some and you make some... if only there were some sort of competition that you could have between different objects to see which are fastest. Some sort of distance-over-time measurement, with a marked 'start' and 'end' points.

(I'm looking at you Dr. H.)

-iRob

Honda Accord Rube Goldberg

This has me looking around trying to decide what machinery I own that I don't really need...



-iRob

Garfield Minus Garfield.

Riddle me this.

Either:

A) A somewhat socially-awkward man in his late twenties happens to share an apartment with an anthropomorphic cat who speaks. His life is a series of comic/tragic misadventures.

B) Jonathan Q. Arbuckle is a delusional bi-polar schizophrenic patient. His cat 'Garfield' is nothing more than a manifestation of John's subconscious, given form as a hallucination. In reality, there is no cat.

I know what my vote is.

-iRob

"- and after I tied my shoe, I tied the other one... Then I thought about standing up... Then I stood up."
Jon Arbuckle

Merde! Il pleut!

In my apartment.

Merde!  Il pleut!

This really bites. We were forced to move out of our wonderful apartment in Lakeview after the fire. We had been there six weeks.

We couldn't be choosy as vacancy in Calgary was at an all time low, so we looked at five places and took the best we could. The view is gorgeous, as we are on the 14th floor. However, this being the top floor, and with the roof problems, well...

It has been leaking intermittently since we moved in last August. That's nearly a year, for anyone who is keeping track. Not only outside our door, but in our bathroom as well.

Blah. We need to move. Again.

-iRob

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Friggin' telemarketers

Hello sir or ma'am my name is state your name and I am calling today to see if you are happy with your long distance plan because right now we are offering a two for one deal on all extended warranties with purchase of a new timeshare in beautiful Laughlin Nevada which comes free with a twenty year subscription on many of your least favorite magazines so I will put you down for an order of thirty ok?

-iRob

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

April Fools

Happy April Fools Day!

Traditionally on this day there are spoof news articles or web pages on many mainstream and alternative sites. My favorite this year:

Starwars.com was pretending it was April 1 1979. Time to catch up on all your Empire Strikes Back spoilers and news!

A close second this year is Google's permanent settlement on Mars. (Take the Survey)

Previous fun attempts by Google to befuddle you include Google TiSP and Gmail Paper.

-iRob

update: You know, I would totally buy a shrinter.

Thursday, January 03, 2008