Archive for November, 2005

Play Your .bin Files

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

Some linux foo for the kids at home. Use BitTorrent? A lot of the time, you’ll get a movie file in a .bin/.cue combo. Not a convienent format for playing the file. You could burn it but who uses CDs anymore? It seems the easiest way to handle this is to convert the .bin to an .mpg file. Make sure you have the vcdimager package installed, then run vcdxrip with the following options:

vcdxrip -p –nosegments –nofiles -o /dev/null -b <your-bin-file-here>

This takes some time but the resulting file should play fine in Xine or Mplayer. Far out!

Who Likes It Better?

Monday, November 21st, 2005

FINALLY!!! Conclusive evidence that women enjoy sex more than men. Found this excerpt this morning and decided I needed to share it with the world. Why I’m posting it here, I have no idea. Maybe someone else saw it and posted it somewhere people will actually see it. And now, the proof that women enjoy sex more than men:

Because when you put your finger in your ear and wiggle it around, it feels better to your ear than it does to your finger.


On an unrelated, but still humorous note, I’ve also found the answer to the age old question, “Are golfers athletes?”. The answer is – Yes, in the same way that moss is salad. Golf sucks…

I Bow To Google

Sunday, November 20th, 2005

It’s nice when the companies you admire do things that make you love them even more. I, Cringely explains,

Play to your strengths. That’s the key to success in any industry. This is the week I promised to explain where I think Google is headed, and playing to the company’s strengths is key if they are going to do what I think, which is effectively take over the Internet. Oh they won’t steal it or strong-arm us. They’ll seduce us into giving it to them. And I am not at all sure that’s a bad thing.

Oh hellz yeah! They can take me to bed anytime…

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

Funny comic from Dilbert today:
Dilbert comic