Archive for January, 2007


January 31, 2007 By: erik Category: Extremadura, Flickr, Photos, Spain

Yep, it’s time for some new Flickr pics! The topic today: framing.

Bush Speech Word Frequency

January 30, 2007 By: erik Category: Geeky, Politics, Stuff I Found, USA

My buddy Hubbers directed me to this link at the New York Times.

The State of the Union in Words: A Look at the 34,000 State of the Union Words Delivered of George W. Bush

Domestic Violence

January 29, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, House, Musings, Spain

About a week ago, we started hearing noises from a neighboring apartment that, up until now, was completely silent. The noises were in the form of voices at 2:00 AM (from the wall that our bed is up against), some loud music, and recently some coughing and nose blowing consistent with someone with a cold.

The Great Snow of 2006

January 28, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Photos, Videos

One year ago, it snowed in Colindres. That was the only snow I’ve ever seen in our little town. All this past week, it’s been trying to snow, and you can see snowy mountain peaks on the horizon, but the snow hasn’t quite made it down to our sea-level elevation.

Geektastic Rating Form

January 26, 2007 By: erik Category: Funny, Geeky, Stuff I Found

I just stumbled upon this form for rating users of a developer’s forum.

Failed Hoax

January 24, 2007 By: erik Category: Geeky, Musings

Two days ago, I thought I’d run a quick internet experiment to see if I could get a fake article, clearly marked as a hoax, into the mainstream blogosphere.

Los Champis

January 23, 2007 By: erik Category: Food, Mondragon, Photos, Spain

We went to Mondragon this past weekend to arrange some wedding details. We didn’t actually accomplish anything, but we are slightly more informed about photographers and priests. On Sunday, we went to a bar that specializes in grilled mushrooms, or “champiñones” in Spanish.

Makers of "ipHone" sue Apple

January 22, 2007 By: erik Category: Funny, Geeky, News

Back in 2001, a small start-up in North Carolina, called Mage Web Development, began developing an algorithm, similar to that of traceroute, to locate the fastest path across the internet between two IP addresses. They called it “IP Hone” and they registered the trademark “ipHone”. Legal experts say that this lawsuit could be much more devastating for Apple than that of Cisco.

Real-Time Horse Race Betting

January 19, 2007 By: erik Category: Geeky, Stuff I Found, Videos, Weird

Whenever someone links to my blog, they get a “pingback” comment on my site that points back to their blog. I also get notified via email.

Danger Juan

January 18, 2007 By: erik Category: Extremadura, Family, Flickr, Funny, Photos, Spain

In honor of my future father-in-law’s 57th birthday yesterday, I thought I’d post my two favorite pictures of him.