Save that PDF

pdf_icon.jpgEver had to fill a PDF in and print it? Frustrated that you couldn’t save it? This is a great trick for online job apps, requests for information, or anytime your experience this dilemma. The easiest solution I’ve found it to install a third party PDF printer to print your file to. I recommend PDFcreator,  this free open source PDF printer will allow you to print anything from Windows to a PDF document to save to your hard drive, email, or copy to CD. Just fill out your newly downloaded PDF form, type in your information, then print to the PDFcreator.

Pentium 4’s Emotional Insecurities

I ran the precursor to Folding@Home, SETI@Home, for a number of years. I was excited to see that Folding@Home today passed a milestone and is continuing on strong. One of the comments on Digg though was just to good not to share.

I ran F@H nearly 24/7 on my Pentium 4 for 3.5 years. After I got my ps3 and F@H, I left it on 24/7 and it overtook my P4’s stats in 3.5 weeks. Shamed and insecure about its chiphood, my P4 Desktop ran out and bought a Hummer H2, a really big gun, and started stuffing tubesocks into its heatsink.
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jQuery: New version and UI package

John Resig, the creator of jQuery has been going non stop. jQuery 1.2 was released on 10 September to much fanfare by those who follow it, followed by an update to 1.2.1 for bugs and a missing feature. They didn’t stop there though. Immediately afterwards, jQuery UI was released. jQuery UI is a package of user interface widgets that can be combined to create a powerful user interface for the web.

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Economics of cows

BovinesThe Economics of owning bovines.

SOCIALISM: You have 2 cows, so you give one to your neighbour.

COMMUNISM: You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk.

FASCISM: You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk.

NAZISM: You have 2 cows. The State takes both and shoots you.

BUREAUCRATISM: You have 2 cows. The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other, and then files the milk away…

TRADITIONAL CAPITALISM: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull. Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows. You sell them and retire on the income.

SURREALISM: You have two giraffes. The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.

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The power of the tubes


I’ve started a new category called “error heads”. I experience a lot of dumb things on the internet. It reminds me of that scene in Goldmember where Austin is introducing the internet to Foxy played by Beyonce Knowles. He calls it a critical infrastructure for mass communication or something like that. Anyways, he makes it sound all important while showing her a video of a monkey scratching its ass and then sniffing it’s fingers. Continue reading