admin Fri, 04/06/2007 - 04:00
Homogeneity: Why it is a bad thing.
First off what does it mean? It is derived from the word homogeneous. In Latin it breaks down to Homo = the same, and gen = kind/race etc. So basically it means everything is the same. Why is this a bad thing, first off its boring. Why would you want everything to be the same, variety is the spice of life. Secondly it is dangerous. The whole pet food scare is a prime example of how our (and our pets) food supply has become too homogeneous.
admin Wed, 03/14/2007 - 04:00
Happy Pi Day!
Today is 3.14 2007, or Pi day if you are in the know. Pi, is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference (around the circle) of a circle to its diameter (across the circle). Pi is usually calculated to 3 digits, 3.14. Pi is an irrational number meaning it will continue infinitely without repeating. There is no end to Pi! With the use of computers, Pi has been calculated to over 51 billion decimal places to date.
The number is so long that there are actually contests to see who can recite the most places in Pi. Earlier this year a man from Pennsylvania recited 12,887 digits, to be exact. It took him 3 hours and 40 minutes to do it. When he ended, he became the North American record holder. The previous record holder had recited Pi to 10,980 places.
admin Thu, 02/08/2007 - 03:00
Is it getting hot in here, or is it just me? Yes, it is getting hotter, and it’s not just me. In fact its getting hotter, and we are to blame.
Last week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (or IPCC) issued a report saying that humans are the most likley the cause of global warming. (really…it took a panel to figure that out?) The report stated that is 90% likely that humans are the major cause of global warming. The report indicated that if we do not change our ways we have the following to look forward to:
admin Fri, 01/26/2007 - 03:00
Yesterday I posted the girlfriend vs wife article, so I thought that it was only fair that I post the corresponding article for the ladies. It is not as long or detailed as yesterdays post, but it is still pretty funny.
Dear Tech Support:
Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed that the new program began making unexpected changes to the accounting modules, limiting access to flower and jewelry applications that had operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0.
admin Thu, 01/25/2007 - 03:00
I found this on the web the other day and thought that it was funny. So I thought that I would share it with you….I think that it is funny, and I hope that you do as well.
A friend of mine upgraded from GirlFriend 6.0 to Wife 1.0 and found that it’s a memory hog leaving very little system resources available for other applications. He is now noticing that Wife 1.0 is also spawning Child Processes which are further consuming valuable resources. No mention of this particular phenomena was included in the product brochure or the documentation, though other users have informed him that this is to be expected due to the nature of the application.
admin Tue, 01/16/2007 - 03:00
Ok, so the new version of iTowler.com went “live” on Jan. 6 of 2007. I have had the iTowler.com domain for about a year now, and it is just now starting to look, do and feel like I had envisioned it. The goal is to have a space on the net that my family and friends can get to and share pictures, and thoughts. In addition I really want a place for family members (both close and distant) to come to work on our family tree. So what next…?
admin Sat, 01/06/2007 - 03:00
Just wanted to let everyone know that I am back and everything is in the process of getting put back up again. Things here have changed a little, but I hope for the better. With the new changes I think that iTowler.com will be closer to what I wanted for it in the begining..