dycs

Of course, the best thing about getting a scanner: Now I can go mano a mano with xkcd. WATCH YOUR BACK HYPER-INTELLIGENT STICK-FIGURE-DRAWING GEEK MAN!

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I Got A Scanner!

Further cementing my reputation as a "tardy-adopter," today I bought a scanner, only a single decade after they became mandatory for any self-respecting geek. First picture scanned: My father and I, October, 1971. Not only is Pa Baldwin an all-around great guy, but he's also a regular reader of this site. Hi dad! Update: "Don't you have a similar picture

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Egged On

The vending machine at my work contains Hershey's Ultimate Soft-Baked Cookies. From a marketing standpoint, I guess the name "Soft-Baked Cookies" is catchier than "Undercooked Pastries." Though not as clever as "Salmo-Nilla Wafers."

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Seattle

Apparently defective yeti was name-checked in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer today. My Seattle-related posts are available here. This is a good one. I like this one too.

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Job Titles You Could Put in the “Occupation” Field of Your Tax Return to Exact Some Small Measure of Revenge on a Random IRS Employee by Getting an Irritating Song Stuck in His or Her Head

Paperback Writer Cradle of Love Rocker Country Boy (thank god!) Business Caretaker Smooth Operator Smooth Criminal Move Buster Mr. Tally Man Pack Leader Careless Whisperer Thriller Boy of Summer Tiny Dancer Tambourine Man Yellow Submariner Banjo Dueler Right To Party Advocate Lover (part-time) Tubthumper Kung Fu Fighter Guy who wrote the jingle for the "Kit-Kat" commericals Dancing Queen Port Commissioner

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Encounter at the Intersection of Maudlin and Geek

Squiggle and I are strolling through a park, and I am singing Daisy Bell to him. As I near the end of the song, we approach a middle-aged woman, who is walking briskly in the opposite direction. She suddenly stops dead in her tracks and stares, dumbfounded, as I belt out the last few words.Woman: Were ... were you just

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Interview’d

Jon of Ransom Note Typography conducted a rather lengthy interview with me. It is available here. My friend The Other Matthew also talked to me for a class project. That interview can be found here. I did not actually verify that the perl code would compile before I sent it; if you discover that it does not, I don't want

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Passé Pix

Spam:Received: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 03:55:41 +0100 To: matthew@defectiveyeti.com From: sexspfr@mst-nets.ch Subject: Britney spears pussy pix!!Man, I kind of feel sorry for this guy. It must be like trying to sell rotary phones.

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