Category Archives: Nerd!

Just Replace the Toilet Paper Roll. All the way!

On occasion, I find the following in the restrooms in my home:  a new, full roll of toilet paper sitting atop a spent toilet paper cardboard roll still in the holder.  …Sigh of annoyance. I’ve not caught the roll-replacer adverse in the … Continue reading

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Words I’ve Been Dying To Use

Bucolic [byoo- kol -ik] adjective Of or suggesting an idyllic rural life. The likelihood of me using this word during the course of typical, day to day conversation is low. So this post is satisfying my itch to notify the … Continue reading

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Change Your Weak Password! Or Someone Else Will

Three of the most commonly used passwords are: “123456,” “password,” and “iloveyou?” I logged into Gmail recently and was pleasantly surprised to read this screen pop at the top of the screen: “Thousands of online accounts are hijacked every day. … Continue reading

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Two Random References to the Earth’s Rotation (via the Nerdist Podcast and Phineas & Ferb)

What I’m about to share will likely result in eye rolling. But I couldn’t resist the urge to share. Today I was listening to the Nerdist podcast episode 139. The guest was Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson). During the interview, … Continue reading

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Grannies, Reefs, and Goiter Knots: You’re Probably Tying Your Shoe Wrong

I’m self-taught when it comes to shoe lace tying. I vaguely recall refusing help from my parents as a child, convinced I could figure it out on my own. And I did. Sort of. The knot I learned is the … Continue reading

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Documentaries – My Internal Dialog

Me, to myself: “Hmmm, Helvetica. How in the world could someone make an 80 minute documentary about a font?” Me, to myself (in response): “Good question. It’s possible  this documentary could be really interesting and full of useless knowledge about … Continue reading

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Viewing the International Space Station or Why Twitter is So Cool!

A few weeks ago I was on Twitter searching for new people to follow. Specifically, I was looking for astronomers and the like. I already follow Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson), Reasons to Believe (@RTB_official), and others, and in a flash … Continue reading

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