God, these all sound tedious and terrible. So glad I'm able to have some semblance of an objective measure for new hires. Boilerplate code test. Everybody gets the same one, with the same instructions and expectations, and it's 100% relevant to the job. I think I might lose my shit on somebody who was like, "Well, we… » 10/23/14 6:55pm Thursday 6:55pm

Does anyone else ever just feel like, "Fuck it! I give up! You ignorant fucks can have the US, I'm moving," only to turn around about an hour later and say, "Actually, no. I'm feeling spiteful. You can't have it." I go back and forth like this with myself AT LEAST once a day. » 10/13/14 2:12pm 10/13/14 2:12pm

I know a lot of folks will probably go with the "Blue Marble" or "Pale Blue Dot" images, but I don't think either of those really put our universe into perspective for me quite as much as the Hubble deep field images. I mean, they took a tiny section of what appeared to be completely black space, pointed a camera at… » 10/13/14 8:47am 10/13/14 8:47am

I have an HP MediaSmart Server Ex485. The system drive failed on it a while back, and I haven't really done much with it since. I would like to get a new drive and install the MediaSmart 3.0 software on it, but HP has stopped selling the 3.0 disc, and my googling has proved fruitless. You can't really buy it anywhere… » 10/10/14 5:37pm 10/10/14 5:37pm

Display piece, yo. I buy hardcover books to fill up my bookshelves all of the time, despite it being more convenient (and cheaper) to buy them for my Kindle. I like to display books, and I could see the appeal of a cross section between my book-worminess and my love of Zelda games. » 10/09/14 3:40pm 10/09/14 3:40pm

Just watched the "Laundry Day" short. First, that was excellent and further cemented the idea in my mind that Thom Jane should definitely play The Punisher in all future films. Also, it makes me very excited to see what Shankar can with Dredd. Dredd needs to be graphic, imo, and Shankar certainly didn't flinch from… » 10/08/14 12:00pm 10/08/14 12:00pm

So, recently my gf and I have gone down to one car. It works fine for the most part, but I've been thinking about picking up a second one for me to poke around in. What I need is a recommendation. I would like to pick something up cash, so I'm looking in the $5k - $7k range. I'd like something fun to drive, maybe a… » 10/06/14 12:08pm 10/06/14 12:08pm