Monday, May 26, 2008

Red or Brown Squirrel Sighting

At the Stonewall Jackson cemetery, Frank and I saw a red or brown squirrel--it definitely wasn't gray. (And, no, it wasn't a chipmunk or a rabbit; I know my rodents.) I don't think they're supposed to be around here.

P.S. I don't have time to write long, well-thought-out posts.

Bad Sequels

Speaking of bad sequels (see the subject line), there are a bunch (3?) of Geico commercials featuring a caveman talking about dance moves. The tie-in with Geico: the cave man accuses Geico of thinking that the dance moves are easy.

There are another series of Raisin Bran Crunch commercials that I like. Granted, I am partial to raisin bran commercials and the "uhn-tz" sound. But, I think the Raisin Bran Crunch commercials have a punch line and actually sell the product.

The Song I'm Writing

I'm working on a song to the tune of the Doors' Riders on the Storm that's called "Spiders on the Door". The song was inspired by the large spiders on the garage door from when I opened the garage after it was closed for about a month. What you're humming is what I have written so far. Pretty good, huh? I was humming that all morning.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Coin Collecting

From the Simpsons:

Coin collecting is a lot like life. It stopped being fun a long time ago.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Are There Too Many Women in IT?

For every valid point this man makes (No, there aren't too many women in IT), he makes two asinine points. Made me mad so I had to share.

Are There Too Many Women in IT?

While it is true that programmers aren't very visible to 11-year-olds, that does not mean we shouldn't make them aware of the field. What makes careers interesting to 11-year-olds is not the same as what makes them interesting to 22-year-olds. It is not true that people who haven't programmed before they are 18 aren't interested. They may not have seen the many applications of programming that make Computer Science interesting. I am one of those people who didn't program until I was a freshman in college.

I'm sure you have more thoughts to share, so I'll end there.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

May the Fourth Be With You, Drew!

Happy Birthday, Andy! Andy reminds me that it is his last prime birthday for 6 years and that his age is a palindrome in binary. But, most importantly, Andy reminded me that he is a nerd.

It's Here! It's Here!

The CRA-W Newsletter is here! Thank you for helping me look better. It takes a village.