Category: Rants

  • Eve Kills boot.ini, Or: Why I Won’t Be Playing Eve

    I’m a programmer by trade. I read a lot of tech-related and programming sites, both for the good tips and the horror stories. We’ve all heard about the IT guy who forgot to backup the production server (oops!) or the janitor who unplugged the AC in the server room (ouch!). All kinds of fun in […]

  • BMWs, iPods, and speed limits

    Hey you. You, driving the BMW at 90 in a 65 with your iPod earbuds in. I know you can’t hear me, but try driving instead of loading more techno music. Oh, by the way, it’s quite easy for cops to see the white cords.

  • Cellular Companies Preventing Progress? A Wireless World

    The world is going wireless. We’ve been seeing the trend for 20 years, and it’s really gained momentum in the last five. Not only do all new laptops have wifi built in, but many new desktop computers do as well. It’s getting difficult to find someone who doesn’t own a cell phone. Portable music players, […]

  • Math Dunces!

    England’s Math Dunces Baffled by Christmas Sale Offers!  “About 14.9 million adults in England do not have the maths skills expected of an 11-year old and may have problems working out even basic deals like “20 percent off” or “buy one, get the second half-price”, the Department of Education and Skills said.”  WTF!

  • What possesses them?

    AMD bought ATI. What the hell? Now I have to choose between overpriced processors from The Man with good video cards, and good, cheap processors with bad cards?

  • PHP is Strange Voodoo

    All I want is a simple database management program. All I need is to create tables, rows, and fields, insert or edit data, things that aren’t always convenient on the mysql command line. (editing of data in particular.) The only decent program I’ve found is phpMyAdmin, which of course requires a web server and php. […]

  • Ask Blue Midget: Where Are You?

    Dear Blue Midget, Halffull usually has updates every day, but over the past week there have only been a couple of updates to the site. How come you haven’t put much up? Sincerely, A Reader My Dearest Reader, I write to you under the direst of circumstances. In this place where I have been trapped, […]

  • It’s Not Funny Anymore

    Considering how much I write about current television programs, you’d think that I watch a lot of it. I really don’t; it just gives me something to write about. And when I do watch TV, I’m an extreme channel changer so I don’t watch just one show – I am watching anywhere between three to […]

  • For Those About to Blog, We Salute You

    If you checked into the site this weekend, you might have noticed redshift’s post about someone who copied and pasted an entire article from this site and copied it onto their weblog. A couple of hours after he posted it, we found a couple of other people who had also copied entire articles from this […]