Archive for December, 2005

Feliz Festivus

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

According to Wikipedia, today is Festivus; I prefer a February celebration myself. That will give me plenty of time to shop for the aluminum pole…

Gifts for the Obsessed

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

Latte link of the day: Latte Art via GeekPress

Not sure what to buy your favorite fan in this potlatch season? The Noble Collection has LotR and Harry Potter chachkas. Who could resist their own One Ring? (Personally, I think the engraved tengwar are too thick.)

Cthulhu Carols

Monday, December 19th, 2005

Gmail RSS link of the day: Ask Yahoo answers the eternal question, What is the origin of the term “hands down”?

It’s that time of year again! Suffer with Seema as she wonders about another year of holiday shoes. Or celebrate the solstice with the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society’s holiday album, A Very Scary Solstice. They have three free Cthulhu Carols to download.

Iron Chef: Human

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

I was downloading some of Tom Smith’s free filks—I especially like “Callisto”—when I stumbled across his (text-only) Iron Chef parody, Iron Chef Human:

OTA: For the past few minutes, Dr. Lecter has been simmering a broth with parsley, sage, and rosemary, probably for a marinade or infusion of some sort and possibly to set up a really bad Simon & Garfunkel pun, while his personal assistant has been making steamed meatballs.

History of Sudoku

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

American Scientific has a nice history of sudoku which I found through the LJ sudoku community. The math is a little fishy, but it’s still worth the read.

And for my fellow nonomino addicts: check out the stairstep sudokus in the sudoku place archives.

SGA Novels

Monday, December 12th, 2005

Fandemonium Books is planning a series of Stargate: Atlantis novels which will, unlike their Stargate novels, be available in the US. Read more about it their site.

Nonomino Sudoku

Sunday, December 4th, 2005

I’m thinking of expanding my Sudoku addiction to include nonomino sudoku, which has random shapes for the sub-grids instead of squares. There are zillions of free nonomino puzzles in PDF format at Hans Boldt’s web site.

Bitter!Jack Forever

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

I didn’t even have to cheat, though it did come down to a tiebreaker with BSG and the Matrix folks.

Which sci-fi crew would you best fit in? v1.0
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