Sunday, June 27, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

Copied/pasted from real work emails between my boss and me today. Sorry about the's necessary for various reasons. And no, we weren't joking.

Sent: Friday, March 26, 2010 at 9:28 AM
Me: Still, it might be cheaper to train a monkey to press buttons upon certain types of visuals. On the other hand, we could go a different route. What about redacted sex? Redacted pornography redacted, after all. So, what if we redacted and redacted live webcam redacted do whatever they ask.

Sent: Friday, March 26, 2010 10:35 AM
Boss: i like it. stop in to visit redacted and discuss it with him. he's our redacted guru.

Sent: Friday, March 26, 2010 at 11:31 AM
Me: Which one do you like? The monkey training or the webcam girl?

Sent: Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 11:35 AM
Boss: huh?

Sent: Friday, March 26, 2010 at 11:36 AM
Me: Programming redacted to understand redacted versus redacted on a webcam. (I mean I'll ask if there's an inexpensive way to make them redacted, but are you interested in the second idea.)

Sent: Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 11:49 AM
Boss: still not sure how that connects to a monkey or web cam girl... so both I guess to be safe.

Sent: Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 12:32 PM
Me: Redacted safe redacted sex.

My boss rocks. Even if she has no idea what she just gave me permission to do.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Public Service Announcement: Don't Bite Your Friends

Human bites may be more dangerous than most animal bites. There are germs in some human mouths that can cause hard to treat infections. If you have an infected human bite, especially on the hand, you may need to be admitted to the hospital to receive antibiotics through a vein (intravenously). In some cases, surgery may be needed. -Medline Plus/

Personally I'd have reserved judgment on saying "I'm okay now" until getting checked for rabies or having my arm surgically removed.

Seriously, don't bite your friends.

It's not even that much fun.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Thursday's Lunar Eclpse

Between it being too farking cold, not knowing how to work a camera, lens fog, and doing some quick and dirty photochopping, this is really a half-assed job. In other words, it's in the form you've grown to love and expect from the Authors.

Before I figured out what I was doing (the shadowed part was much more visible)...

The red is very close to true color as the eclipse progressed. The two hues are the result of switching between manual and a preset mode.

Oh, and Saturn made a strong showing as well, though you'll probably have to click for the larger photo to see it.

The Moon was of around -9.8 magnitude, Saturn of .87, Regulus of 1.35. Smaller numbes are brighter, of course.