Having a bad day?

Posted by bendodge on March 13, 2013, 2:58 p.m.

My little brother would be happy to cheer you up.

To avoid making this blog too short, allow me to complain about Google Drive. You see, I love Docs. I use them all the time for taking collaborative notes in class. However, the Android app doesn't work for me. It …

Rushing in where Angels Fear to Tread

Posted by bendodge on Feb. 17, 2013, 7:17 p.m.

I suddenly have a new respect for watchmakers. As you may recall, I have an obsession with cheap, Chinese mechanical watches. I received this Goer skeleton watch for Christmas, but the filigree designs on the front were just a sticker, and a misaligned sticker at that. I resolved to …

|bd| Bureaucratic Work

Posted by bendodge on Feb. 13, 2013, 5:02 p.m.

So, I have almost 20 hours of work in my university's Technology Dept. this semester. I also received a freestanding cubicle! It's not quite a corner office, but it's a bit of a perk over the sequentially attached ones.

After I've fixed all the problems I need to fix, I …

|bd| What I've Been Doing, and Why I'm a Zombie

Posted by bendodge on Dec. 2, 2011, 3:13 p.m.

I'm two weeks from finals, in the middle of project land.

I have clean laundry piled up that hasn't been folded since Sunday afternoon when I washed it. Tonight I have a play performance (sound technician) and then I'll be cleaning for White Glove check tonight. Tomorrow morning brings an …

|bd| Forced to Buy a Keyboard

Posted by bendodge on Oct. 8, 2011, 7:49 p.m.

So, my beloved ASUS EEE 1005HA is finally starting to age. Several days ago, it started randomly typing the letter B by itself. It has interesting characteristics:

  • It comes and goes in several-hour blocks.

  • Every 60 seconds or so it starts repeating B.

  • If I have any modifiers depressed on …
  • |bd| Oral Examinations

    Posted by bendodge on Oct. 5, 2011, 4:58 p.m.

    My Public Speaking teacher has announced that our midterm will take the form of an oral exam. She gave us a list of 15 short-essay questions that we will draw from when we come to class Friday. We will each draw one and be given 5 minutes to prepare. We …

    |bd| Facebook as Invincible Pron Host?

    Posted by bendodge on Sept. 27, 2011, 7:45 a.m.

    So, after reading the slow but steady trickle of articles about facebook photos living forever on the CDN after being removed from the main site's database, I got to thinking - what's to stop people from uploading something to facebook, say an embarrassing photo of some politician, and then promptly …

    |bd| Minecraft Mockumentary - Vote for My Entry!

    Posted by bendodge on June 11, 2011, 10:34 p.m.

    So, I joined some pals last weekend in making a Minecraft mockumentary for a 48-hour video contest. This short pokes fun at people addicted to Minecraft *cough*64Digits*cough*. I was pushing for the name "Mindcrack," but lost to "Minefreak." The website seems to be experiencing issues, but if it starts working …

    |bd| On the Possible Consumption of AT&T by T-Mobile

    Posted by bendodge on March 26, 2011, 2:36 p.m.

    I was blissfully enjoying a relaxing Spring Break, when suddenly an RSS feed informs me that AT&T has inked a deal to eat T-Mobile. Not happy, not happy at all.

    Currently, I have 500 daytime minutes and unlimited data and messaging for $60 a month with T-Mobile. That's on an …

    |bd| Good Headphones and Vinyl

    Posted by bendodge on Oct. 23, 2010, 8:38 p.m.

    Several weeks ago I decided that I was going to break down and buy some quality headphones. I first tried the AKG K77's and was dissatisfied. I researched in excess of 8 hours before deciding on the AKG K240 Studios. (Note that I looked at many other brands, I just …