eWeeks 15 geekiest vacations!

There is something satisfying about “Top X” lists, no matter how contrived they may be. Well, since it’s that time of the year, here’s eWeek.com’s 15 Geekiest Vacations.

Star Trek Convention


On a personal note, Carla’s vacation came in at #5, but somehow the anime convention didn’t make the list (sorry Tom.)

via Digg

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Best geek jewelry ever!

HTML tag earringsThese are officially the funniest thing I’ve seen today. Etsy which is an interesting marketplace for handmade goods has earrings which clearly mark the open and close of HEAD in HTML tags.

Part of me wishes they were in lowercase, but there’s something deliciously old-school about all uppercase code.

Sadly they’re currently sold out, but I’m sure more will be available soon.

via Digg


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The Tao of Oracle

What follows is just a small taste of the 37 page PDF which is The Tao of Oracle.

Something is mysteriously formed,
Born before heaven and Earth.
In the silence and the void,
Standing alone and unchanging,
Ever present and in motion.
Perhaps it is the source of all code and data.
I do not know its name
I therefore call it the Tao of Oracle.

Truncate your mind.
Let the SGA become still.
The ten thousand transactions rise and fall
while the rollback watches their return.
They grow and flourish and then return to the disk.
Returning to the source is stillness,
which is the way of the Tao.

The instance has crashed.
I am the ORA 600.
No one hears your screams.

The bug you seek
Is found on Metalink.
You click the reference,
but it is non-published.

Roby Sherman at Interealm Software Imagineering did this “translation” of the Tao. The only thing that could possibly make this funnier would be if version 2.1 were referred to as 3T or some other seemingly arbitrary number and letter.

via Don Burleson.

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White & Nerdy

A nice compliment to the Star Trek/Knights of the Round Table video, “Weird Al” Yankovic’s song “White & Nerdy” is absolutely hilarious.


Remind you of someone you know?

“White & Nerdy” is from Weird Al Yankovic’s album Straight Outta Lynwood which just came out last month.

Thanks to Matt for sending this on to me.

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Best bumper sticker ever

Living in a condo association you get used to folks coming and going, you just cross your fingers and hope that with this spin of the wheel you won’t get some nutty redneck. Well, before I’d even met my new neighbors I saw this bumper sticker on their car.

My Boss Is An Italian Plumber


Needless to say I stopped worrying immediately.

These are available through ThinkGeek, of course…

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