Friday, March 30, 2007

Ohio LinuxFest Registration

Yes, it's a bit early yet, but how many of you are aware that registration is open for Ohio LinuxFest 2007 (and has been for awhile now)? Even though the event isn't until September 29, 2007, I registered shortly after it opened because I had such a good time last year.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Puzzle on Hiro's blog

Looks like there's a puzzle over on Hiro's blog. Since I know that there's an ARG element to Heroes, I'm guessing it's related to that. I'm also guessing it's double (or more) encoded, so the answer isn't quite as simple as sending it through a binary translator. If anyone finds the solution, can someone post it here, via comments?

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Ender's Game

Considering I just finished reading the Ender series, including Ender's Game (affiliate link), this comic from xkcd is pretty funny

Tuesday, March 27, 2007


On Sunday, I got back from a brief vacation to Owensburo, KY. My wife and I decided to camp there, and while we were in the area, we hit a geocache or two. And since we hadn't gotten one in Indiana yet, we crossed the river to pick one up as well. It barely counts as Indiana, but it adds another state to our geocaching map:

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Monday, March 26, 2007

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Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Great anti-**AA poster

Just ran across a great anti-**AA poster on the internet and thought I'd share. It originates from this blog, but I found it via Gizmodo.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Medical research without consent?

Just read a quick blurb about medical research being conducted without patient consent. It's a little light on details, such as where you can get an one of the bracelets that opt you out of the study.

Now, I'm all for medical research. But by making this an opt-out system rather than opt-in, where's the informed consent that is typical required? Isn't research without informed consent unethical?