Posts from ‘May, 2009’

Prank or something more?

Perhaps they should have been given extra credit for their organization and communication skills. The Columbus Dispatch : Flip-flop prank nets students suspensions Flip-flop prank nets students suspensionsSaturday, May 30, 2009 3:15 AM DAYTON DAILY NEWS VIA APDAYTON — A high school is disciplining students who defied the dress code by wearing flip-flops to school […]

JAR: Just another riddle

Thanks to Shawn for his answer to an earlier riddle. His answer led to this more related, yet more complex riddle: There are two sets of words. Each set has two words, for a total of four words. The words in each set rhyme. That is, the words in the first set rhyme with each […]

Poor California

I remember reading somewhere about 25 years ago that trends in the US start in California, and become established parts of the US landscape when they show up on the East Coast. I would like to think that this economic situation in CA isn’t the beginning of a trend, but I’m afraid it is. Sacramento […]

JAR: Just another riddle

Riddle:I’m thinking of two things.The first thing is a part of the body.The second thing is something everybody wants more of.The part of the body ends in the same sound as the thing everybody wants more of.

ClamAV on Linux

This page offers straightforward instructions for getting clamav running on Linux. I installed using yum, and I am getting the Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED message when updating the virus database. You can get help for such issues at Linux virus scan: How do I check my linux installation for viruses using ClamAV? (CentOS, […]

Have you been irradiated today?

Here’s an interesting article claiming that small doses of radiation are good for you. This reference to the apartment buildings occurs in the second half of the article. I remember these buildings being in the news, and I’m pretty sure they were in our fair city of Kaohsiung, out towards Hsiaokang. Regardless, I hope this […]

JAR: Just another riddle

I’m thinking of a vegetable and an insect. The names of each end with the same vowel. You can ask any yes/no question you like. Hint: Total syllables = 5.

Autorun.inf worm

I am so glad I converted to Linux years ago. But for those of you who haven’t, this hack on protecting against autorun.inf worms seems handy: Nick Brown’s blog: Memory stick worms there seems to be a solution: a one-shot, quick way to prevent AUTORUN.INF files from being used on a PC, from any medium. […]

TED Open Translation seems to have tremendous CSCLL potential

(Please excuse the cross posting on this one with the blog. It’s just too relevant to both.) This TED project appears to hold great potential for computer supported collaborative language learning (CSCLL). Consider the possibilities. Homogeneous groups of native speakers of the target language working together with a native English language facilitator to translate […]

The Funeral Procession

This joke might serve as a good starting point for a discussion or activity about in-laws. A woman was leaving a convenience store with her morning coffee when she noticed a most unusual funeral procession approaching the nearby cemetery. A long black hearse was followed by a second long black hearse about 50 feet behind […]