Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Single city block hosts world's longest race - Yahoo! News: "The longest foot race in the world is 3,100 miles, long enough to stretch from New York to Los Angeles. Those who run it choose a different route: they circle one city block in Queens -- for two months straight.

The athletes lap their block more than 5,000 times. They wear out 12 pairs of shoes. They run more than two marathons daily. In the heat and rain of a New York summer, they stop for virtually nothing except to sleep between midnight and 6 a.m."

Run baby run! I make it to starbux every morning and turn back. one lap, one day, 5 days a week, with a coffee light frappacino.

Friday, July 21, 2006

dont steal my gloves

Feline felon suspected in glove thefts - Yahoo! News
PELHAM, N.Y. - A pink-and-white gardening glove was missing Thursday morning from Jeannine Goche's front porch. But there was absolutely no mystery about who had taken it. Willy, the cat who loves gloves, had struck again.

"It has to be him," said Goche, an attorney. "I've heard about him."

As if the gardeners of Pelham don't have enough to worry about, with the rocky soil and the slugs and the big trees casting too much shade, a feline felon has been sneaking into their back yards and carrying off gardening gloves.

i sometimes run out and steal mag's pillow. She usually punishes me by making me stay off the furniture and sleep on the ground

Thursday, July 20, 2006

super jelly fish invasion

CNN.com - Jellyfish slow Japanese nuke plant - Jul 20, 2006
TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) -- A mass of jellyfish forced a Japanese nuclear power plant to slow part of its output this week after the slimy creatures blocked up the plant's seawater cooling system.

My sister's minions have blocked this nuclear plant. No advance word on when her special forces commandos will storm the plant and sting the plant operators.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Great EJB Book!

Free Book: Mastering EJB 3.0
Published in July 2006, the best selling book Mastering EJB is now in its fourth edition and has been updated for EJB 3.0. This edition features chapters on session beans and message-driven beans, EJB-Java EE integration and advanced persistence concepts. In-depth coverage of the Java Persistence API and using POJO entities with EJB is also included.

This is a great book that explains the workings of enterprise java beans. EJBs often provide a great mechanism accessing resources in another server or access to objects inside the database. If you work in enviroments that use a tiered architecture, you'll find this book useful.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Where can I live?

Out of College, but Now Living in Urban Dorms - New York Times
“Everyone talks about free-market solutions,” he said, speaking of the city’s shortage of lower-priced housing. “But the solution now is the rich get richer and for everyone else it’s the equivalent of being a sharecropper in the city. I’ve been working five or six years now, trying to save up and buy something. Every time I get closer, the goal moves farther away.”

Asked how adult-dorm life differed from college-dorm life, Mr. Fenn said: “You’re not really at the same place where you were psychologically. Now, for me, I’m kind of wondering: When does this end? When do I get to be able to buy a place and settle down?”

This is how I feel. When will I be able to setup my desktop computer, so I can setup bittorrent.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

1995 style emails

Satire: Recently unearthed e-mail reveals what life was like in 1995 | CNET News.com
But the artifact reveals differences as well. According to Caspari, the find indicates that people from that era spoke a much earlier form of e-mail language alien to our own, employing the full spellings of most words, and lacking the versatility and advanced expression of smiley-face or frowny-face emoticons.

Maggie writes in 1995 style emails. 1 rite in 2006 style.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

good writing

Calif. man makes bad writing judges cringe - Yahoo! News
SAN FRANCISCO - A retired mechanical designer with a penchant for poor prose took a tired detective novel scene and made it even worse, earning him top honors in San Jose State University's annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for bad writing.

Jim Guigli of Carmichael submitted 64 entries into the contest. The judges were most impressed, or revolted perhaps, by his passage about a comely woman who walks into a detective's office.

"Detective Bart Lasiter was in his office studying the light from his one small window falling on his super burrito when the door swung open to reveal a woman whose body said you've had your last burrito for a while, whose face said angels did exist, and whose eyes said she could make you dig your own grave and lick the shovel clean," Guigli wrote.

Mags almost dug her eyes out one time too.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Tongues are big business in the meat trade - Yahoo! News: "Jay Simpson, global sales manager for commodity and trading at the No. 3 U.S. poultry company Perdue Farms, said his company's paws go to China and there is enough profit to make it worthwhile.

Without China, the paws would likely go to rendering companies to be processed into pet food or animal feed.

'It is my understanding they are used in sauces,' said Simpson of Chinese market. 'We have three or four plants that produce them. If we didn't harvest them they would go into rendering.'"

This would go great with my macademia nuts from hawaii.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

EATING CONTEST IS DOGGED BY CONTROVERSY / San Jose challenger's dreams ground down as 5-time champ from Japan sets world record: "At about 1:50 p.m., with just a few minutes left on the clock, the 6-foot-1, 230-pound Chestnut was tied with his diminutive competitor as they neared the 50-dog mark. Suddenly, Kobayashi appeared to regurgitate -- a move that results in automatic disqualification and that speed eating experts call 'a reversal of fortune.'

As Kobayashi lifted a cup of water to his mouth, a spray of bread chunks and wiener bits shot into his cup, which the 170-pound champion immediately gulped down. Chestnut, unable to spit out words, pointed and gestured toward judges to draw their attention to the slip.

'The judges found a quarter of a hot dog in his cup,' said Patrick Chestnut, Joey's older brother who witnessed the spew from the front row as he cheered on his brother. 'If that's not grounds for disqualification, what is?'"

I tried this with Mago last night, she disqualified me at the dinner table.

What I ate today


Coffee Frap - 200
Bag of Nuts - 100

One bowl of Salad with evil balasamic sauce - 100 calories
Chicken - 300

Afternoon snack
nuts - 100
mocha drink  220


Police arrest cement soccer ball pranksters - Yahoo! News
Police in Berlin said on Wednesday they had arrested two men on suspicion of placing cement-filled soccer balls around the city and inviting people to kick them. At least two people injured themselves by kicking the balls, which were chained to lampposts and trees alongside the spray-painted message: "Can you kick it?"