March 27, 2009


Category: Other — Biella @ 8:16 pm

After telling my friend about a talk on flow charts, brains, and psychology I attended today, my friend pointed me to his amazing art-a-gram of relationships as well as this even more out of this world biblegram. Damn.

June 7, 2007

What the World Eats

Category: Other,Politics,Tech — Biella @ 6:13 am

What the World Eats

July 21, 2005

Wholesome VS Not Wholesome

Category: Other — @ 9:16 pm

You know, sometimes, words just don’t cut it to capture the essence or spirit of a term, meaning, or definition. Since it has been a while since I have clarified what I mean by Wholesome and Not wholesome, here is a visual representation:

Not wholesome

But really, the lines between the two, especially these two, do blur.

July 11, 2005

HH.COM is going, forever

Category: Other — @ 12:15 pm

I did not renew my .com address so if you either email me or come to this site via .com, it won’t be working and according to Network Solutions, any minute now.

Bloggers Need Not Apply

Category: Other — @ 8:42 am

Bloggers Need Not Apply. (subscription required). Here is a short excerpt:

The pertinent question for bloggers is simply, Why? What is the purpose of broadcasting one’s unfiltered thoughts to the whole wired world? It’s not hard to imagine legitimate, constructive applications for such a forum. But it’s also not hard to find examples of the worst kinds of uses.

A blog easily becomes a therapeutic outlet, a place to vent petty gripes and frustrations stemming from congested traffic, rude sales clerks, or unpleasant national news. It becomes an open diary or confessional booth, where inward thoughts are publicly aired.

Worst of all, for professional academics, it’s a publishing medium with no vetting process, no review board, and no editor. The author is the sole judge of what constitutes publishable material, and the medium allows for instantaneous distribution. After wrapping up a juicy rant at 3 a.m., it only takes a few clicks to put it into global circulation.

We’ve all done it — expressed that way-out-there opinion in a lecture we’re giving, in cocktail party conversation, or in an e-mail message to a friend. There is a slight risk that the opinion might find its way to the wrong person’s attention and embarrass us. Words said and e-mail messages sent cannot be retracted, but usually have a limited range. When placed on prominent display in a blog, however, all bets are off.

So, to the job seekers.

Professor Turbo Geek’s blog had a presumptuous title that was easy to overlook, as we see plenty of cyberbravado these days in the online aliases and e-mail addresses of students and colleagues.

June 14, 2005

.com to go out da door

Category: Other — @ 7:27 am

If you get to this site via .com or write me to, I am not renewing the domain or address. As of July it won’t work anymore.

March 17, 2005


Category: Other — Biella @ 11:20 pm

Has anyone every seen or read this book on this history of MIT hacker pranks? Not that I have comments or anything working so it is more rhetorical question than actual but if you love/hate it, do email me. Looks pretty interesting.

March 13, 2005

swat it

Category: Other — Biella @ 9:54 am

If you hate the phone as much as I but are forced to talk on it quite a bit, here is a highly addictive game you canplay at the same time.

January 19, 2005

One Calendar to Lure Them All

Category: Other — Biella @ 3:06 pm

If you need to woo a geek with a gift, look no further than hereStargirl is enjoying her own copy.

January 12, 2005

fav coffee for a steak rub and the MS kid

Category: Other — Biella @ 11:57 pm

So it is not often that I get surprised by things I stumble upon on the web or the net. After all, going to Boing Boing, for example, already announces that you will be reading about the strange and wonderful, which then, to some degree diminishes the surprise effect. So today, I received two somewhat odd and surprising pieces of news/information, one a question about the “best coffee steak rub” (see below) on a coffee roasting mailing list, the other an article about the Microsoft Kid sent to me by a student. Both made my eyes, widen, for sure.

I was wondering what peoples favorite coffee is to use as part of a
rub for steak or ribs? What degree of roast? How fine a grind?

Mine is usually a Kona or a Costa Rican coffee.
Roasted about first snap of second.
Ground almost for espresso. If you used the grind in Espresso you
would get about a ten second shot.

I think when I’ve done it I’ve probably used what I had on hand, but
were I to do it by design, I’d probably pick something like Moka
Kadir on the grounds that the wilder taste and uneven roast would
punch through a little bit more.