Wednesday, August 29, 2007

air travel statistics

according to national geographic air crash investigation, the chances of being involved in an air traffic accident are 1 in 11 million. 888 people died in an air traffic related accident in 2006.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

jingle wipe

we're all out of toilet paper here in the house so we're wiping with christmas napkins. it's just not the same...

Friday, August 10, 2007

röyksopp on tv

in the last 3 days i've heard 2 different röyksopp songs in 2 different crime programs:
csi new york (about the guy who drown in his jacuzzi and it was his "fiance" who did it. he hired good looking girls to clean his house and let them live there in exchange).
some british murder show about a psychopath guy who liked to drown women and who ended up being drowned by his own father. in that show i learned about an anagram pen name called "cedric z. centiano" (a concerned citizen)

Sunday, August 5, 2007

2 hours and 37 minutes

on my new acer travelmate 6292, the 6 cell battery life lasts 2 hours and 37 minutes with cpu on full (100%) and 100% brightness....

Friday, August 3, 2007

compiling source code through an ssh tunnel uses the remote resources

i'm on a new, fast, laptop and thought i could ssh to a slower remote machine where i had some source code i was going to compile, and that the laptop would be the machine whose resources (cpu) would be used during the compile, but i found out that it was the remote machine that actually was burdened with the you all know =)

power for a little over an hour

i talked with a guy in baghdad, iraq, yesterday and he said that the government gives people less than 2 hours of power everyday and they never know when it will be available, there is no specific time of the day that they have power.

he also said that he thinks that the US troops don't deserve the bad rap they've been dealt by the media. they have helped him build up the building where he works.

he said most houses have generators so they have a little more power depending on how much they can afford to have the generator on... and they cook most of their food with gas (as in a gas stove)...