Misc blog postings
|Earliest: July 28, 2003||Latest: August 5, 2018||Total: 113|
|September 9, 2014|
If your using the Review Board for code reviews, you may notice that every once in a while someone will get a Fish Trophy, here's the explanation from the Review Board Blog:
It?s always nice to have a little reward for milestones. Developers sometimes compete over cool bug numbers, revisions, etc. Initially, we were going to use quips to add some fun to the site, but we ended up settling on our current trophy system.
One of our first Review Board instances started to approach review request #1000, which was a huge milestone for us. I decided to commemorate the event by staying up and quickly hacking in a hidden feature for showing a trophy for review request #1000. The way we implemented it, you?d see the first ever trophy at 1,000, and from there you?d see it at every milestone number (1,000, 2,000, 3,000, 10,000, etc.). I didn?t want to stop there, though, so I added support for a second type of trophy, one that has confused people with its appearance to this day. Mission complete.
|October 31, 2013|
Doc McStuffin 'On Halloween' song:
What'cha gonna be, 'on Halloween? To go trick or treat, on Halloween... Stuffy: You could be a fireman, a doctor, or a Ballerina. Lambie: A robot or a bumblebee. Or a monster named Edwinna! Doc: There's nothing really scary, its all just make-believe.. The ghost that just said Boo is still your best friend underneath- So what'cha gonna be, on Halloween? To go trick or treat, on Halloween. What'cha gonna be, on Halloween? To go trick or treat, on Halloween.
|November 16, 2012|
From Doc McStuffins' Arcade Escapade (Season One, Episode 6), this is the first part of the catchy song...
Hey that a rocket
Hey there goes a comet
Ooo.. Looks like a party on the moon
Stars Stars Planet and Stars
I can see Jupiter, I can see Mars
Up there every where you see
Planet Stars and Galaxies
All those dots light in space are there places far away
Let go searching past the sun...
|July 5, 2012|
Send in the Cavalry
Couldn't believe that I wasn't able to find a graphic for 'Send in the Cavalry.' I quickly put this one together.
|April 18, 2012|
Doomsday Prepper TV Show
Last night I saw some of the Doomsday Prepper show on the National Geographic channel. I couldn't believe that people were seriously getting ready for the end of the world. They were spending thousands of dollars to build fallout shelters. They also were spending lots of money for food and supplies.
My question is what do they really think will happen on December 12, 2012? How will the world come to an end? Why do they think what they are doing is going to make that much of a difference? The TV show didn?t really provide answer to those questions, just showing what people are doing to prep for that day.
Are people really going to rely on a particular date of when the world is going to end from a civilization that doesn?t exist anymore?
If you?re really paranoid on what is going to happen on December 12, 2012, make sure to update your countdown clock.
|November 14, 2011|
The words "uncopyrightable", "dermatoglyphics", "misconjugatedly", and "hydropneumatics", are the longest words in the English language that do not repeat a letter.
Only uncopyrightable and dermatoglyphics are acceptable words in "Words with Friends" or Scrabble? games. Good luck trying to ever generate that word during a game!
|September 15, 2010|
This Date in History
Lots of exciting things happened on September 15, read all the events that happened today on Wikipedia. There's no real major event that happened today, such as the landing of the moon.
|September 13, 2010|
Mysteries of Wikipedia
There are a couple of strange stories worth reading about on Wikipedia. Can you solve the mysteries?
The Bloops is a name given to the strange sound picked up by U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 1997, while listening to sounds near the south Pacific Ocean. The origins of the sound appears not to be man-made.
On August 15, 1977 a strange sound was heard on the Big Ear radio telescope which was setup to listen to sounds in space. This sound hasn't been heard again. What was this sound? Why hasn't it appeared again?
You should also check out these Websites that talk about other weird and strange sounds:
|August 25, 2010|
If your looking for the negative character on the Flintstones call "slep rock" his real name is Badluck Schleprock. You can find some information on Wikipedia. I haven't found anything that actually shows what episodes that he appeared in.
I am blogging this because I had a hard time finding the character base on my search for "slep rock" and the name wasn't listed among the characters on the main Flintstone page on Wikipedia. My search found other people had the same problem spelling Schleprock's name.
Hope this posting helps someone else out! Poor Schleprock, stuck with a name that many people can't spell correctly.
|June 1, 2010|
90 Days of Summer
Ninty Days of summer has official started! 90 days from today is the last day of August. Summer un-officially ends on September 7, Labor Day, which means that there are 97 days of summer left!
Early reports show that Cape Cod is going to have a great summer, lots of international visitors to the Cape. The Memorial Day weekend traffic was moderate, with reports that there was a ten mile backup on Route six.
Hope you have a great Summer!