Saturday, December 12, 2009

the color purple

Well, I haven't reverted all of the colors back to the exotic yet subtle purple/gold/turquoise scheme, but at least the post titles are in purple. I just want you all to feel at home.

changes

Well, my old comment system is going away so I'm having to make some changes. The easiest way to enable Google comments was to install a supported template. That's why my beautiful color scheme is gone.

I'm going to try to import the old comments into Google, but frankly I don't have much hope for success so they are probably history.

Meanwhile I decided to look for my old Doc Rampage picture and it reminded me once again of what morons they have at Microsoft. I've been using Microsoft Windows for fifteen years. In that time, I've probably done thousands of file searches. Now with the new and "improved" Windows Vista, I can't figure out how search for ".jpg" files within a specific directory. What kind of mega-twit changes the most basic functionality of a user interface like that?

I really don't have any need for Microsoft and I think I'm going to try going back to Linux again. I was happy on Linux for several years but I was sucked back into the Evil Empire when I bought a laptop. Linux support for laptops was always a bit spotty and I didn't want to mess with it, but that was several years ago and I think it's time to give it another try.

Monday, December 07, 2009

ornithopters


An ornithopter is a flying machine that works by flapping wings like a bird. Did you know there have been some man-sized ones that have actually flown?

Here is a fun web site devoted to the subject (it's the same place you get to by clicking on the image).