Archive for the 'nerd stuff' Category

News Worthy

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

I was so busy tweeting and facebooking my excitement that my blog ended up sadly neglected on Friday when the fantastic news came out that Barbie’s Next Career is as a Computer Engineer! You better believe that I voted more than once so I consider myself responsible for Computer Engineer coming out on top! I […]

Hailey Hacks and helps too!

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Hailey Hacks is an innovative project by Jill Golick which is a series of web videos that show 8-13 year olds all kinds of cool things they can do with their computers. Like how to make your own lolcats Now that my birthday is done and folks have stopped asking what I want, of course […]

So *that’s* what it’s for!

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Yesterday I did my first “Advanced Workout” using the Garmin. I ran for 200m and then took a 2 minute break. 8 time. On a track that would be simple to figure out using a normal watch. But since I don’t have a track nearby, I used trusty Genki. He would beep at me after […]

oh no

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

wrote a whole long post about the concert last night. then wordpress decided to do it’s whole angry thing and refuse to post. i’ve fixed the db problem now, and will rewrite tomorrow. hope that this post can go up before midnight to keep this on a roll!

ECOO 2009

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Today I presented a workshop at ECOO 2009. You can see the details of the outreach we do on the Teaching With Scratch website. Please pass along to any teachers that you know who might be interested!

It’s contagious

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Today my GPS is a Space Case* To get to Crossfit I like to use my Garmin. It’s in a new location, and it’s super early in the morning, so it’s going to take a few times of me being taken there by the GPS before I’m ready to drive there on auto pilot. This […]


Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

The past few years I’ve enjoyed developing and delivering workshops and presentations at IBM’s Centre For Advanced Studies conference. This is the first year that I’m not going to be getting the presenter’s bag. I wonder what the gift is – last year it was an electronic sudoku game 🙂 In any case, it should […]


Sunday, November 1st, 2009

I was perusing some blogs and came across this: NaBloPoMo sounds like a child’s insult or a bad Japanese “short form” (where Sexual Harassment=SecoHaRa). But in actuality it’s a challenge to post once a day for all of November. I think that’s doable. So let’s see what happens!

A Techie’s Lament

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

In case you didn’t know, I’m a techie. I work in computers, and so am expected to have all sorts of gadgets. But since I like to spend my moolah on other things, like black knee high boots (of which I have at least 4 different variations) and running shoes/clothes, I don’t always have new […]

Sore Loser

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

I read some running blogs (see my sidebar) and folks frequently seem to host giveaways (lots of people read these running blogs, so they get things from random companies to try out and review. Yes, I’m jealous. Though the idea of that many people reading my blog scares me). I often enter said giveaways. And […]