Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Wei-Hwa's Puzzle Challenge

I spent some time today figuring out Wei-Hwa's Puzzle Challenge...

Using the numbers 3, 3, 8, 8 (in any order), make a mathematical expression that equals 24. You can use only addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division (and parentheses), but in any order you wish. Note that you have to use all four numbers; otherwise 3 times 8 would be valid -- and that wouldn't be much of a puzzle, would it?


It took a little while, but I figured it out. Here's a link to a Google Calculator version of the solution.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu Linux will be the OS I drop on my next test machine...

Ubuntu is a free, open source operating system that starts with the breadth of Debian and adds regular releases (every six months), a clear focus on the user and usability (it should "Just Work", TM) and a commitment to security updates with 18 months of support for every release. Ubuntu ships with the latest Gnome release as well as a selection of server and desktop software that makes for a comfortable desktop experience off a single installation CD.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

A new baby!

I'm a little late on the post, but we have a new baby!

Penelope Rose Wilson was born on 5/3/2006 at 8:15 AM weighing in at 7lbs and 7oz.

Pictures are posted here.

Monday, May 01, 2006

rsssaver released!

A few days ago I released the first open beta of my rss screen saver. Not too many people know about it right now, and I'm waiting for a big push to Download.com or digg.com.

rss screen saver for windows

If you want to try it out head on over to rsssaver.com.