Oh foodcart … thou art amazing!

Well it’s been awhile since I’ve had time to post anything, so I thought I’d proclaim my love for another type of food … yes I know, soup dumplings have set the bar at a pretty high level.  However, since I’ve moved back to New York City, I’ve become a huge fan of food carts. What are food carts? Well funny you should ask! They’re EVERYTHING and EVERYWHERE! Yes, I know … what a very zen answer 🙂 Food carts are literally little carts along the street that serve up food quickly, cheaply, and mmm mmm goooood. They’re usually owned by some small vendor that thinks they have some special food to offer to the millions of people living in and visiting the city. In New York City, it’s really quite amazing because you can probably find food carts that serve up any type of food that you like. I’ve … Continued

Jokes with Einstein

Well my friend over at SpinnerDisc.com just came out with another witty engineer / nerdy math joke 🙂  I’m a fan of his “Jokes with Einstein” and “Penguin Calls” and “Tiny Plaid Ninjas”.  It’s that quirky, bizarre, and somewhat emo humor that just keeps you chuckling for more.  Check him out!

Occipital’s iPhone Apps

It’s a bird … it’s a plane … it’s iPhone apps?!?!  Just thought I’d give some publicity for the Umich guys over at Occipital (Vikas and Jeff – GO BLUE!) and their awesome new app called “Red Laser – The First Accurate iPhone Barcode Scanner” that has been released on the Apple.  iSmashPhone has put together a whole review around it, but the overall gist is that the guys at Occipital have used their uber CS powers in image recognition yet again to put together a nice app that can scan a barcode of any item using the camera of your iPhone, and automatically pull down pricing associated with it.  Yes, this idea may not sound like it’s a completely new one, but I’ve got to say that the speed and quality of this app definitely makes it a forerunner of technology. If you’d like to check out more details … Continued