Cheesy Gift of the Year

What is the cheesiest gift someone could possibly give you this year for Christmas? I’ve been reading quite a bit about what people want for Christmas. I’m curious about those gifts you would hate to get but others would think you would like.

Guess I’ll start.

People surely know I shop on ThinkGeek. They might think I would love to have this item below. However, this item seems dumb.

Snowbot OverlordThinkGeek :: The ThinkGeek USB Snowbot:

We welcome our Snowbot Overlords…

Color changing scan, eerie Snowbot sound, articulating arms…a ThinkGeek exclusive…

Last December, as we were settling down for a long winter’s nap, we were visited by two robots from the future! They spoke to us and now it is time to share their message. There’s good news and bad news. The good news is there are tons of really cool robots in the future. The bad news is they are divided into two factions, are waging war against each other, and have “downgraded” humans to pretty much servants and food. We quickly smashed the robots with hammers, and swore to devise a way to save humanity.

Before we destroyed the robots, however, we were able to learn two things. 1. Each army of robots uses a different color scanning light (red or blue); 2. We have no idea which side is in humanity’s best interest to win. So we built the Snowbot – a small, winter-themed beacon…and perhaps our only hope. Powered by a simple USB port, the Snowbot has a scanning light just like the robots from the future. You can change the speed of the scan, turn on/off the scanning noise, and (for future protection) change the scan color (red or blue). So no matter which robot army storms your home or office, a quick flick of a switch and you are rooting for the invader’s color. Hopefully then the robots will just make you a servant and not an appetizer. Good luck and happy holidays.

Back in Black

(No really, wearing the Binary People shirt!)

Back from Chicago. I posted the last of my pictures from the trip to Chicago. They are a tad out of order.

I really enjoyed the trip. Its nice to meet with people who are doing the same things and stuggling with the same issues.

I was able to meet lots of Baha’is at Feast. That alone made the trip worth it.

SW: The Carbon Freeze Sequence

Ever wanted to know what geek children did in the 80s? This is just like what I did (only done by adults and for a movie). The Carbon Freeze Sequence

UPDATE: Originally I tried to post the YouTube video with the object and embed tags. However, it seems LJ prohibits the use of object and embed HTML for security reasons. I can dig it. Just a little annoying. UPDATE 2011-JAN-23: WordPress does let me embed video. So in fixing the broken link, I found it on Vimeo. (Original was on Youtube.) Only Vimeo does not let me share it?

10 Types of People



10 Types of People, originally uploaded by sneezypb.

“There are 10 types of people in the world; those who understand binary and those who don’t.”

Its nice to have a Mom who encourages my geekliness. 🙂

PROJECT: Mess Up My Cube

A number of people have remarked that my cube is too clean. So… Here is a list of things people can get me to help messy up my cube:

Plus there are computer books.