Nerds @ palmdrive


This is a personal website. Don't ask too much, you won't get too much. This website is intended to become usefull, or maybe just cool one day. Unfortunately (for the website) I got twins a few years ago and am therefore busy with other more impatient stuff. Don't get me wrong, babies are a blessing. It's just that they require a little attention from time to time and have to share my free time with the various websites I am working on.

In terms of hosting, I went for the cheapest option: My garage. My DSL line is proudly offering you a 1MB upload capability. So yes, it is a bit slow, and a slashdotting will just kill it off.

On the left, you see the main menu. You can click on the various items.

  • Guestbook. Who doesn't know what a guestbook is? You can write feedback there.
  • Tools. Two tools as of today:
    • Units: Want to convert temperature, length, area, volume or mass between metric and us/imperial systems? This page has been specifically designed for you.
    • Calendar: Allow you to put alerts on a specified day and receive notifications two and one week before, the day before and the due day.
  • Video. As of today, a couple of tests of MPEG encoders (MPEG-2 and MPEG-4).
  • Shopping. A collection of my best and worst shopping experience in the SF Bay Area.
  • User-Agent. A small piece of code provided for free, to detect Browser and OS out of a User-Agent String.
  • Garbage. All the stuff I didn't know where to put. Links, mostly. And all the old pages in this site that are most likely not going to be maintained anytime soon and is not directly relevant to anything I want to do with this site.
  • Visits. This free counter is provided by Web Counter
Fortune's Rules for Memo Wars: #1

Any attempt to say that someone's personal beliefs are wrong, even if
you supply conclusive evidence to support your claim, is an outright attack.
If you show someone a flaw in his/her logic, they have every right to punch
you in the face. Mathematical proofs of errors are the moral equivalent
of rape and should be avoided at all cost.
Now... your opponent has requested a "rational discussion". What do
you do? Well, remember that people are normally willing to discuss things
rationally if and only if you agree with them; anything less would obviously
not be rational. Therefore, agree immediately, and continue as before.
Always assume that whenever you see someone making a statement about
"certain parties who shall remain nameless", "some people", "assholes", etc.,
they are talking about *you*. It is also correct to assume that words you
don't understand, such as "prestidigatory", "lapidarian", and "buprestid",
are direct personal attacks aimed at your loved ones and merit an equally
scathing response. Failure to do this results in many lost opportunities for
rational discussion. (See above.)
What's new?
01-Feb-06: One more video test!
29-Jan-06: Brand new design (Hope you like it)
07-Jul-04: Calendar Alerts
29-May-04: User Registration & stuff
29-May-04: User-Agent
29-May-04: Calendar
15-Mar-04: Units(Gas mileage)
What's next?
A currency converter, on the same model as the units.
Some more MPEG-2 encoders, some more movies tested