Archive for June, 2009

Escape to Quebec

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

It was time for a break, so I headed to my home away from home:  Papineau-Labelle Provincial Park in Quebec.

Click here to see the pics and all that.


Tasty Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Mmmm gotta go get me some tapeworm-filled sushi tonight!  According to the CDC infections are on the rise.  You’re going to LOVE the image on this page:

I almost never eat raw fish anymore, the occasional piece of tuna maybe, but generally everything should be cooked.  Raw meat is just stupid.

So how do you keep a clean bill of health in the age of tapeworms?  Since tapeworms live in the fish muscle and are destroyed by heat, it’s best to eat only fully cooked salmon.  If you have to order sushi or ceviche, stick with critters like tuna that don’t spend time in rivers.

Facebook Goldrush

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Tonight at precisely 12:00 EST 6/13/2009, Facebook allowed users to choose a username.  Whoop-di-doo I guess.

Anyways, I like registering everything as superjens, so now you can see me at too.

oh god i have hamthrax

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

So that H1N1 strain that Kermit caught from that saucy pig is now considered a pandemic. Run for the hills.

aka porkinson’s disease


Better PDF Readers

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Subtitled:  Skip Adobe Reader, it Blows

Adobe announced they are going to finally start actually paying attention to the endless Acrobat Reader vulnerabilities that bad guys keep discovering and do something about it, mainly writing patches for their buggy software and releasing them on a quarterly basis.

Too little too late.  Why bother with something that takes up 233 MB and loads more slowly than a cargo ship in a hurricane when there are so many better and faster alternatives?

Foxit Reader 3.0
2.98 MB

Sumatra PDF Reader
1.1 MB

Etc.  Just google “free pdf reader” and go nuts.  You’ll waste less resources on your PC and your system will be safer.

Sorry Anita

Friday, June 5th, 2009


Happy Birthday Erik!

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Our boy turned two last week, Happy Birthday you little munchkin.  Now quit digging up dirt from the garden and drink your milk.

Pics from the birthday party are here.