Category Archives: humor

tumblr: Old School Cassette Tape phone cover (as promised), also by…

Old School Cassette Tape phone cover (as promised), also by TrekCovers via TrekGear via Amazon.

The size is actually not that off, but the dimensions are— of course, anybody born after 1990— the oldest of whom should be already reaching 25 this year— won’t know the difference.

Posted via tumblr: http://sindyjlee.tumblr.com/post/73219882216 published on January 13, 2014 at 10:00AM

tumblr: My friend Sean, whose younger sister went to the same dance…

My friend Sean, whose younger sister went to the same dance school/studio I went to (albeit many years after me— shout out to Wendy Cutting Dance Studio alum!), told me about this video of contemporary dance moves and I was dying laughing even then— now that I’ve seen it, I’m laughing even harder.

Anybody who has studied contemporary and/or even more “traditional” modern dance or maybe just watched more than one Lady Gaga music video will most certainly appreciate it. I was already finding myself giggling to myself at times from what Sean briefly told me about the video— I’m sure it will only get worse (better?) now. Enjoy!

Posted via tumblr: http://sindyjlee.tumblr.com/post/72889363420 published on January 10, 2014 at 11:14AM

tumblr: Such a sweet find- THE AMAZING GRACE HOPPER on…

Such a sweet find- THE AMAZING GRACE HOPPER on Letterman!

It’s only 10 minutes and definitely worth watching! Some of my favorite bits:

On going to bed instead of celebrating when she officially left the Navy after 43 1/2 years of service on 31 August 24:00:

“There’s something you learn in your first boot camp or training camp— If they put you down somewhere with nothing to do, go to sleep.”

On joining the service:

L: “What interested you about going into the Navy at 37?”
H: “Well, World War II, to begin with…” (laughter)
“That’s been one of the hardest things to tell people in this country— there was a time when everybody in this country did one thing together.”

On working on the first big computer in the US:

L: “You worked on the original computer in this country, right?”
(bit of talk about her work on the Mark I at Harvard)
L: “How did you know so much about computers then?”
H: “I didn’t. It was the first one.” (much laughter & clapping)

While showing a physical representation of a nanosecond (billionth of a second):

H: “That is the maximum distance that light or electricity can travel in a billionth of a second.”
L: “No faster, no farther…”
H: “When an admiral asks you why it takes so damn long to send a message by satellite, you point out to him between here and the satellite, there are a very large number of nanoseconds…” (illustrating with the “nanosecond” in her hand)

Explaining picoseconds, a thousandth of a nanosecond, and holding up a little packet:

“The best way to get ‘em is go to McDonald’s or Wendy’s or somewhere and get a small packet of picoseconds— they have the label ‘pepper’ on them, but they’re really picoseconds.”

Posted via tumblr: http://sindyjlee.tumblr.com/post/72791358104 published on January 09, 2014 at 12:17PM

tumblr: This year’s alumni holiday card from the CMU CS Department…

This year’s alumni holiday card from the CMU CS Department is amusingly a propos given our latest acquisition at the office (at the other university I attended).

Posted via tumblr: http://sindyjlee.tumblr.com/post/72700329811 published on January 08, 2014 at 02:28PM

tumblr: Just when you think the world can’t be full of any more…

Just when you think the world can’t be full of any more assholes, I come into the office to find this on my monitor. Thanks Tiffany— if people only knew how the smallest things can make or break a person’s morning, day, week, whatever.

And I can use it to try to stop the NSA from spying on me

Posted via tumblr: http://sindyjlee.tumblr.com/post/72676160849 published on January 08, 2014 at 09:56AM

tumblr: I give up: I’m not really sure how I feel about this weird…

I give up: I’m not really sure how I feel about this weird smells-like-hipster-irony thing my apartment complex started a few months ago by having weekly food trucks in front of the main office/building during dinner time, but come January 14th, I don’t think I will be able to continue to resist chicken and waffles parked in front of my house.

Posted via tumblr: http://sindyjlee.tumblr.com/post/72642409582 published on January 07, 2014 at 10:57PM

tumblr: My family doesn’t really do gifts (other than the very…

My family doesn’t really do gifts (other than the very efficient, oh-so-very-stereotypical-for-valid-reason Asian and straight-to-the-point cold hard cash) and we’ve all been/still are on tight budgets anyway, but once in a while, I’ll treat myself to something small, like my sweet new retro Nintendo game controller-like phone cover by TrekCovers via TrekGear on Amazon. They have ones that actually look exactly like old school game controllers for various generations of game console controllers and handheld gaming devices like the original Gameboy, but I just liked the design and colors of this one.

Pops, doesn’t it?

Soga Wireless on Amazon is another favorite cell phone case source of mine and even though standard shipping (3-5 days) is $2.94 PER ITEM— $8.94 for “Expedited” (1-3 days) shipping!— when almost all the covers (at least for my phone) are literally $1-3, some being high as $4.99 (but those often come with a mini touch screen stylus that conveniently has a little lanyard-like thing that plugs into your phone’s stereo jack to make it easier to carry around), that still makes each cover only $4-6 each, well over 50% less than the average cell phone case/cover if you were to walk into a store to buy one.

Whether it’s $5 with Soga Wireless or $9.99 with TrekGear (free shipping!), just $5-10 can bring a surprising amount of “shopping satisfaction” AND it makes me feel like I have a new phone every time I change the cover, staving off the unnecessary and potentially very expensive itch to get a new smartphone that hits most technophiles at least every 12 months (and Apple’s bonkers iPhone release schedule and ads don’t exactly help the situation).

I’ll break out the old school cassette tape-like cover soon…

Posted via tumblr: http://sindyjlee.tumblr.com/post/72639121151 published on January 07, 2014 at 10:13PM

tumblr: Seen on a Virgin American plane while waiting for my flight to…

Seen on a Virgin American plane while waiting for my flight to finish boarding & take off: “my other ride’s a spaceship”.

Like a lot of things with the uber-rich, kind of obnoxious, but kind of awesome too.

Posted via tumblr: http://sindyjlee.tumblr.com/post/71781257381 published on December 31, 2013 at 12:59PM

tumblr: Because of my carpal tunnel, I usually sleep with wrist splints…

Because of my carpal tunnel, I usually sleep with wrist splints on— plain black with velcro wrap-around closures. However, I forgot to bring them with me and since she had carpal tunnel surgery awhile ago and therefore doesn’t use them anymore, I’ve been borrowing my mom’s wrist splints while visiting home. For some reason, my mom’s wrist splints look like this, which we’ve decided look like:

  1. Some weird Victorian-age lace-up wrist corset contraption,
  2. If black, as if they would fit right into some goth club look,
  3. Or if a darker, more earthier/natural color, something someone would wear to a Renaissance Fair as part of their archer costume (credit this one to Sean).

Whatever— they still do the job 🙂

Posted via tumblr: http://sindyjlee.tumblr.com/post/71527500652 published on December 29, 2013 at 08:22AM