• Silliness

    TFW you need to use your phone as a flashlight

    but the Flashlight app is too bright so you decide to open an app that has a white background but every app you open seems to have a dark mode and then you realize that you have an app that you wrote years ago that’s installed on your phone and you definitely didn’t put dark mode support in and you open it and it works great.

    Thursday May 23, 2024
  • Business







    Every now and then I think, "Why don't I have a bunch of envelopes printed with my outgoing address on them?"

    “My Brother laser printer is reliable and it has a special slot in the front for printing envelopes. I should have a stack of these, ready to go. "

    Then I put an envelope in the slot and my printer tells me that I have to open the back door of the printer (which is against the wall, in a corner of my office) to print an envelope.

    That can’t be right, can it?

    It is.

    So dumb. So now I still have a stack of blank envelopes. I’ll forget all about this and do this whole dance over again in a year, I bet.

    Even smart printers are dumb.

    Friday February 16, 2024
  • Silliness

    A List of Things that happen in every episode of 24, ever.

    1. Something absurd happens.

    2. Jack Bauer is called in to save the day, as no one else on the planet is as awesome as he is at yelling in people’s faces, shooting them through walls, stabbing scissors into their necks, and generally trying to get himself killed.

    3. The other agents speak in “computery” terms that make them sound completely ridiculous to anyone who knows anything about how computers work: “I’m going to vector that firewall’s hard drive to my monitor’s bus!”

    4. The very people who called him in to help actively work against Jack, so instead of having the full weight of a team behind him, he has to work with one or 2 agents who have to cover their monitors and sneak around corners into server rooms.

    5. Jack stabs someone in the neck with scissors/chops his buddy’s hand off/shoots a room of 50 armed men in the face with one clip from his gun/levitates/builds Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, saves the Rebel Alliance, destroys Babylon 4, gives Worf some pointers, and makes it home in time for an early breakfast, where he eats bullets, using bullets, on a plate of bullets.

    6. Jack does not sleep.

    7. 3:59:59.

    Friday January 6, 2023
  • Silliness

    Silly App Idea of the Day - Yet another to-do list app.

    I’m doing this in jest, but if you do build some app that I’ve come up with as a Silly App Idea, please link back to the associated post :)

    Here’s a silly app idea that I had today:

    I want to make a to do list app where the font/checkbox gets larger and larger the longer you wait to check something off, so you feel more awesome when you check off that item after 3 months of staring at it.

    Wednesday February 6, 2013