Saturday, September 10, 2016

What's a millionaire?

1821, from French millionnaire (1762) .... The first in America is said to have been John Jacob Astor (1763-1848). —etymonline.com
What cost $1,000,000 in 1848 would cost $27,656,549.61 in 2015.  —The Inflation Calculator


Saturday, September 3, 2016

Friday, September 2, 2016

A space-saving redesign plus more megapixels for the Sit/Stand/Walk Desk

I rebuilt the Sit/Stand/Walk desk from an A-frame to a foot-deep rectangle so that it takes up a few feet less space back-to-front.  I also replaced the main 30" monitors with slightly smaller 4K monitors.  I have mounts for the laptop and phone but haven't figured out a good place to put them, since the sliding up and down of the main monitors really takes up a lot of space.  The only realistic option is knee-level, but then they are useless in Stand/Walk mode.



Total pixel count:

MonitorWidthHeightTotal
HP 30" 2560 1600 4,096,000
LG 27" UHD 3840 2160 8,294,400
LG 27" UHD 3840 2160 8,294,400
Samsung 23” TV 1920 1080 2,073,600
Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2560 1440 3,686,400
OnePlus One 1080 1920 2,073,600
Total     28,518,400

Friday, June 3, 2016

Kona, 2005-2016.

I've had Kona since the Day of the Dead, Nov 1, 2006.


Getting a dog wasn't my idea.  She came from a puppy mill in Redmond, WA and I was her third family.  She was with me through six cities in two countries. 


She did a month of hard time for me in Sembawang Prison (she was innocent) and never told them a thing.  She was at my wedding.


When Milo was asleep, she tended to hang out near his door until we went to bed, and to wait every morning to go in and check him out.





Kona had a tumorous spleen removed in January.  We euthanized her this morning, at home.  Everybody was always happy to see her.