Money for Nothing, geek style

It’s the Internet; Money for nothing and the clicks for free.

Now Look at them yo-yo’s, that’s the way you do it
You play your keyboard ’til 2 or 3
That ain’t working, that’s the way you do it
Money for nothing and your clicks for free.

Now that ain’t working, that’s the way you do it
Let me tell you them guys ain’t dumb
Maybe get a blister on your little finger
Maybe get a blister on your thumb

We got to install microwave uplinks
Custom computer deliveries
We got to move these server racks
We got to move these big monitors

That Geek with the earring and the glasses
Yah buddy, that’s his own hair
That little Geek got his own jet airplane
That little Geek, he’s a millionaire

We got to install microwave uplinks
Custom computer deliveries
We got to move these server racks
We got to move these big monitors

We got to install microwave uplinks
Custom Internet deliveries
We got to move these multi-core servers
We got to move these giant screens

Look at that, look at that

I should have learned that Objective C
I should have learned that G D B
Look at that mother, two big monitors, all cores screaming
Man can we have some
And he’s up there, what’s that, Hawaiian phrases?
Banging on the keyboard like a chimpanzee
that ain’t coding, that’s streaming TV
Get your money for nothing get your clicks for free

We got to install microwave uplinks
Custom computer deliveries
We got to move these server racks
We got to move these giant screens

Listen here
Now that ain’t working, that’s the way you do it
You hack the commands into G D B
That ain’t working, that’s the way you do it
Money for nothing and your clicks for free
Money for nothing and clicks for free

Get your money for nothing, get your clicks for free
Money for nothing, clicks for free
Look at that, look at that
Get your money for nothing, get your clicks for free
(I want my, I want my, I want G D B)
Money for nothing and clicks for free
Easy, easy

That ain’t working

(with apologies to Mark Knopfler)

Grandpa goes back in time…

picture of grandpa in period garb January 2011
Grandpa Boone in period garb

Grandpa Boone in the outfit and gear he’s putting together for his upcoming minor role in a filmed 1778 battle re-enactment.  He’s really getting into this – even letting his hair get longer than it’s ever been.  It’s all a little too clean yet, but he goes out shooting pretty often (there’s a shooting competition at the event he’ll be attending, apparently), so if he wears the outfit while doing that I’m sure it’ll get more “used” looking!   I think he’s connecting with our ancestor Daniel Boone after whom he’s named.  We’ll see how he does in the shooting competition… then we’ll know if he’s really holding up the family reputation or not.  ha! 😀

Geek’s Uncle wins Hanafuda competition!

This is a picture of Dad’s brother and thus Geek’s Uncle (on the right) holding a large bag of rice, which, along with $50 gift certificate at Takamiya Market, is first prize for the Hanafuda contest.   Hanafuda is a Japanese card game that he plays with co-workers every lunchtime at his job as an architect.

At the Maui Matsuri Japanese Festival he entered and won the advanced division (the guy on the left won the beginner division).  To win he overcame 16 competitors in advanced group:  two of his co-workers, a very old Japanese woman, and then in the finals, a very grouchy older Japanese man. He really is amazingly diverse in his activities and will go for anything that strikes his fancy.  Go Uncle! 🙂

Dad found his first Garage Band experiment… what a laugh!

I was random shuffling my entire iTunes library today and it played this hack recording I made the day I got GarageBand.  I hadn’t played music much in years, but just listening to this I remember just how much fun I had doing this and how much fun playing music has been in the past.   I remember being just amazed that one could now have a multi-track recording studio on a laptop!  Hearing it makes me want to buy a bass and bass amp (I now have a drum kit but no mic(s) to record with – this was jacking straight into the laptop audio input port).

Alas, I recorded this one test and never did anything else (time, time, time!).  I need to carve out some time to play more music – GarageBand is astoundingly FUN!

Great comment on FUBAR from MakerBot folks

Great comment on FUBAR from MakerBot folks

FUBAR stands for:

  • Fouled
  • Up
  • Beyond
  • All
  • Recovery

or something like that.

FUBAR is a fictitious state of existence, that contradicts the perfect order of the universe devised by the great big maker. Nothing is ever so broken that it can never be fixed — especially if you have a robot that can fabricate replacement parts.

🙂

(emphasis mine)