Showing posts with label Time. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Time. Show all posts

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Needs Another Stamp

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


With apologies to Chicago...
"Does anybody really know what time it is
Does anybody really care
If so I can't imagine why
We've all got time enough to cry"
A plan to eliminate time zones.

Monday, November 10, 2014


I just posted about the Raspberry Pi A+ and the last quote was about how much the A+ cost in terms of Starbucks coffee. I've used the same metric for thinking about buying an app on my phone. My stream of consciousness led me to the latte factor next. Which then got me thinking and I realized the Starbucks comparison does not include a key factor - time.

I'm cheap, so the following may not surprise anyone... I'm going to start thinking about the Starbucks comparison this way - using a few assumptions:

A cup of Starbucks is $4.
My average annual rate of return over the long term is 6%.
I have twenty years until I retire.

That means the Raspberry Pi A+ that is "the cost of 4 Starbucks coffees" with my calculations will cost: $52.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

And an Alarm Clock, too

I was thinking about how my phone had replaced my alarm clock this morning. I had an alarm clock that I used for the better part of 25 years. A while back, my daughter was playing with it and broke the snooze button. It kinda stressed me out - change bad!!!! I replaced it with a similar one, but I never use the alarm functionality on it. I still like to glance at the time in the middle of the night, but I suppose I could get use to doing that on the phone, too.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Windows Server 2003 EOL

Hey you! Yes, you! The one still running XP. Your Windows Server 2003 goes EOL in July 2015.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

Winning 2048

Back to the job search for me since I beat the 2048 game.

Friday, December 27, 2013


Trying to save seconds... in a distribution facility.

Trying to save hours/days... the speaker wasted a day walking to get medicine from a person that didn't have it.

Via LifeHack

Friday, April 12, 2013

Time Travel

Iran for the win:
"The Tehran scientist told the Fars state news agency that his device can 'predict the future in a print out after taking readings from the touch of a user,' adding that it uses a set of complex algorithms to 'predict five to eight years of the future life of any individual, with 98 percent accuracy.'"
My favorite part:
“'This project is not against our religious values at all. The Americans are trying to make this invention by spending millions of dollars on it where I have already achieved it by a fraction of the cost,' he said. 'The reason that we are not launching our prototype at this stage is that the Chinese will steal the idea and produce it in millions overnight.'”
Via the Blaze

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Oleg on Being Rich

Preach it, brother!
"Ah, to be rich! If only I had 30 hour days…"
Don't get me wrong -  if I won the lottery, I'd love to have the money. But the real benefit would be all the time it would give me.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Programming Note

Sorry for the lack of posting... especially to the guys sending things my way. Life has been busy. When I finally sit down in the evening, I don't quite have the energy to fire up the ole brain to put up a post or two. Thanks for bearing with me.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Blame Canada

I thought his post was going to be about DST, but instead it is about the invention of time zones. When hams log their contacts, they use UTC to avoid confusion. There is even a dual clock that shows local and UTC time. Based on the reviews, it is a nice idea, but poorly implemented. Someone needs to put two atomic clocks together and make some money on this.

Via SnarkyBytes.