Misc

Jul 022011
 

We’ve had a Brother MFC 5860CN multifunction printer/fax/scanner in the office here for a couple of years. It’s a dependable little office helper, and does a good enough job of scanning for office paperwork. The old XP laptop has long been the scanning portal for our office.  Remote Desktop into the laptop, scan stuff into […]

Joy of Unclear Writing

 Posted by at 7:16 pm  Misc
Feb 262009
 

I’ve been chipping away at processing and archiving family papers lately.  Tonight I came across a folder of papers from when my mother was a full time instructor in the LSU English Department, circa 1979. Among the exams and worksheets she used in class was this little gem: THE FOLLOWING ARE EXAMPLES OF UNCLEAR WRITING.  […]

Jul 142008
 

Radiohead has released a video for its “House of Cards” song that has the peculiar distinction of being a live-action video filmed without cameras.  According to the Google Blog post “No Camera, No Lights, Just Data“, the imagery was created using 3D scanning lasers and detectors. The video, hosted online by Google, is visually interesting, but the […]

Jul 012008
 

I’ve just received a letter from Google that personal data of Google employees hired prior to December 31, 2005 may have been stolen in the May 26 burglary of Colt Express Outsourcing Services.  No credit card numbers were in the stolen data, just names, addresses, SSNs – all the info needed for a thief to […]