Thursday, April 16, 2009

Holy Coolness, Batman...

The Biggest Lego Ship Ever, The Yamato. The Lego ship is amazing, but more amazing is the story of the Yamato.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Friday, February 06, 2009

BattleTech Legos

Back in the day I was seriously into BattleTech. I played the pen-n-paper game, the early computer games, even reinvented it with some friends in GURPS. Though the highlight of my Battletech love was the Battletech Center at North Pier. It featured 16 full cockpit simulators, networked together. We aren't talking cheesy simulators here. You had to control shields, weapons, damage control, the works. Every spare dollar I had went into it.

I was also seriously into Legos. So you can imagine, I was totally geeked out by this:

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Monday, December 22, 2008

Logo Star Wars Coolness...

All I can say is WOW! That is some serious Lego coolness! What impresses me most is that it isn't just the outside, but he did the whole inside of the cave as well!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Flex / ColdFusion Strangeness...

... or how to determine if an Object is an Array.

So I have this Object, comes from back from ColdFusion to Flex. It's an Array that contains a Struct that is supposed to contain an Array. I use ActionScript to convert this easily to an ArrayCollection containing one or more ArrayCollections. Simple stuff, works great.

Well I should say it works great as long as the internal most Array has a length of at least 1. When the Array (in CF) has a length of 1, it gets converted to a Struct. So you end up with an Array containing a Struct, that contains a Struct. Again, pretty straight forward, as long as you understand that a Struct can't be converted to an Array, does not have a length and can not be looped through.

My solution, check the length, if it comes back as undefined, it's a Struct, else it's an Array. At least I only pulled my hair out for an hour or so to figure that out...

Monday, September 08, 2008

Da Bears!

Last night the Bears really laid into the Colts! I know a lot of people are going to say that the Bears win had more to do with the issues the Colts have, and less to do with the skills of the team, and maybe they are right. But, I would point out the fact that the Bears played the kind of game they wanted to play. Good running, and good defense. I don't know if this is a sign what we can expect for the whole season, but its a great start!

Sarah Palin

Thursday, August 14, 2008

In Case I Didn't Know...

You are a

Social Liberal
(71% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(28% permissive)

You are best described as a:


Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also : The OkCupid Dating Persona Test