[Comment] Re: Microwaving Sponges : Better them than me

It works even better if you put the sponge on a plate with a quarter inch of water in it. It'll keep the sponge from drying out and melting when it gets so hot.

[Comment] Re: Scrubs Quotes : My Musical

Hats off to Scrubs, hell of a show!

[BlogEntry] Study: Coffee May Slow Balding

Guys: are you worried about a little thinning on top?

You may want to consider having another cup of coffee.
German researchers said caffeine not only blocks the chemical known to damage hair follicles, but it can also stimulate growth.

But, don't get too excited just yet.
The study also found that you'd need about 60 cups of java a day to start seeing the effects.

Instead, the researchers are hoping to create a caffeine solution that can be applied to the scalp.

So apparently the solution is to actually take a shower in coffee?

I'd like to see the mouse that got shot up with the equivalent of 60 cups of coffee a day. Run that frickin maze in 0.3 seconds I'll bet.

[BlogEntry] Is unemployment going up again?

I thought we were doing well, but I see on Yahoo news that  unemployment claims are up by the largest amount in 16months.

Sounds like as good a time as any to plug my book, Top Tips to Survive The Layoff.

🙂  Hey, it's my site, I can do what I want. 😛

Seriously, though, I've actually heard a number of sources lately speaking of the whole "what to do with yourself when you're out of work" problem.  A friend of mine recently lost his job again, making a total of something like 5 positions in 4 years.  (Not totally his fault, he's in sales engineering and when you're the junior guy, you're always the first to go.  Catch 22.)

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[BlogEntry] Microwaving Sponges : Better them than me

This week a report went around the net that it was now scientifically proven, the best way to sanitize your kitchen sponge is to microwave it.  This isn't exactly a new idea, I first heard about it a good couple years ago.  But I suppose now it has scientific validity.  Now it's a simple fact – microwave your sponge for 2 minutes every now and then to kill the germs.  Good idea.

I wanted to try this, but…should the sponge be wet, or dry?  I remember trying it a few years ago with a wet sponge and I could swear the thing was melting, so I gave up.  I did not try it this time because I was missing that key piece of data.

Apparently I wasn't the only one.  Local news organizations around University of Florida (who released the report) have been deluged with email from people who microwaved a dry sponge, causing it to catch fire and melt in the microwave.  "You can't use the sponge again anyway," wrote one, "And your house smells like burning rubber."

So the university released the following advisory:

"To guard against the risk of fire, people who wish to sterilize their sponges at home must ensure the sponge is completely wet. Two minutes of microwaving is sufficient for most sterilization. Sponges should also have no metallic content. Last, people should be careful when removing the sponge from the microwave as it will be hot."

I really wish they'd left off the "will be hot" part, just to see if the news organizations got email saying "Dang, they didn't tell me it would be hot!"

[Comment] Re: Scrubs Quotes : My Musical

You know, I just listened again and you're right, it is nerdy. I'll fix that ASAP.

[Comment] Re: Scrubs Quotes : My Musical

Looks good except when Cox is doing the rant, it's "Nerdy sexy" not "Dirty" sex