Rik's Ramblings

Thursday, June 28, 2007

I Smell a Conspiracy

Good news consumers! Milk prices are on the rise. Want to know why? because we feed cows corn!

Corn, of course, is the fuel of choice for some pseudo-green people, who like to convert it to Ethanol. The reports are saying that it's this increased demand for corn to make ethanol that's resulting in a shortage and therefore the increase in milk price.

Now, I don't know about you, but I'm not really seeing a flood of Ethanol refueling stations. Which leads me to believe that this is, once again, conspiracy on the part of the major energy producers to gouge us some more.

Personally, I'd rather have an electric car, rather than a car with a corn hole.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Hertha Ayrton setting the standard for Female Engineers

Sadly, despite valiant attempts over the years, women engineers have never managed to be quite as ugly as Hertha Ayrton.

Hertha Ayrton
Earthy Ayrton - First Female Member of the IEE.

Sometimes I wish I were a girl

Just so I could wear a t-shirt like this.

T-shirt with tits XML tag

Thursday, June 21, 2007

I felt compelled to read the description in a Ask a Ninja voice.


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Amazon Do Groceries Now!

Excuse me! Don't they remember Webvan? I know I do, I still have the draw full of $700 shares.

Free shipping for orders over $25. So if you buy this box of 48 condoms, they'll ship it for nothing:

Durex Extra Sensitive

Come in a nice box ... sorry, I mean the condoms come in a nice box, not you. Dirty mind!

Don't know what the delivery time is on rubber johnnies, but I know it's not quick enough for me.

Monday, June 04, 2007

You know you work for a big company when ...

... a 10 page document attesting to the quality of your work is more important than any quality work you may actually have done.

Yes, that's right, it's bonus time again!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Why all the India references in my adsense banners Mr Google?

Can't explain why there are so many references to Delhi Appartment for Rent, Hindi Ringtones, etc., in the Google adsense boxes on my blog.

Come on Mr Google, talk about racial profiling. Just 'cos I'm a software engineer called Sagar, living in Santa Clara with links to Bradford does NOT automatically make me Indian ... though I could murder a Chicken Korma right now.

Palm Foleo -- Screen Protectors

You can't buy a Palm Foleo yet - but for $30 you can stock-up in advance for some screen protectors.

Get them now to avoid the rush: amazon.com

Friday, June 01, 2007

WEEK > /dev/nul

What a shitty week.

Started out alright: Extra day off work spent camping at Big Basin, Got back and we had three offers in on the house.

Then it seemed to go pair shaped: Got roped into demos for work for a dead project, wasted a day preparing other peoples crap for said demo, the offer we accepted on the house fell through (buyer backed out), my demo never happened so all that time preparing was a waste.

I need some geek time. I should start a new project, something that doesn't involve spackle. Something I can take to The Maker Faire next year. Something involving ... an arc-welder ...