The Thanksgiving Season

Originally uploaded by kptyson

Being sick stinks, having your whole family sick is even worse. With the whole house sick last week we quickly exhausted the Tivo backlog and ended up watching live TV with commercials, and that coupled with the sudden tide of catalogs that have been delivered have really pushed me even further into the mood that spawned “Walmart Has Gone Too Far!” I hate that there is no season of Thanksgiving! Don’t get me wrong, I’m already working on Christmas shopping and scoping out the Black Friday ads that have been leaked, I’m just not ready to have it shoved down my throat yet. Thanksgiving is an important holiday and an important sentiment, one day should not contain it! That’s why I’m going to do a series of thankful posts and e-mails leading up to Thanksgiving. I encourage anyone who reads this to do the same thing!

ThinkGeek Releasing WiFi Detector T-Shirt

ThinkGeek has done it again, they are going to be selling an animated T-Shirt with a built in WiFi detector! The lighting on the shirt changes as the signal strength increases and decreases. I hope they get this in time for Halloween shipping, but it doesn’t look like they will. I can think of a couple of great geek costumes. Grab something net-like and an erratic walk and you can be a NetStumbler! Or, an army helmet and a steering wheel and you can be a WarDriver! I guess you wouldn’t have to have the shirt for those, but it would help. It’s priced at only $29.99.  Click on the pictures to go to the ThinkGeek product page.  They already offer a couple of animated T-Shirts:

The T-Qualizer that responds to sound:

The T-Qualizer Babydoll Tee:

The Animated Retro Table Tennis Shirt (I guess Pong is copyrighted?):

And The Animated Transformers Shirt:

International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2007

Party like pirates … Originally
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Talk Like A Pirate Day

Ahoy ye pox-ridden sea dogs, grab yerself some grog and follow this ‘ere map ta get yerself ready fer International Talk like a Pirate Day ARRRRRRRRR:

- Buy Parrot

- Get yerself a pirate name… I be Dirty Dave Rackham!


- Read all yer websites in th’ Pirate way wi’ this translatARRRRR

- ‘Ave yer scurvy plagued deckhands to the HARRRRdware store fer a new plank

- Find yerself a local Pirate gathering

- Long John Silvers for lunch is t’easy arRRRRRRby’s is where ye need be goin’

- Entertain yeself w’these Pirate videos on YouTube!

- Return yer ded Parrot…. PININ’ for the FJORDS?!?!?!?

- Learn yer Talk Like a Pirate Day History

Now ye dirty sea dogs and sea wenches Dirty Dave Rackham says GET TA PLUNDERIN!!!!! ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! is a hit!

Wow! What a day! We set new traffic highs here on the KnightKnetwork, but those were dwarfed by the volume on! I was using wordpress stats which bases itself on GMT and things got off to a good start, we broke our traffic record before 8 AM Eastern.  ProgrammerDay tracked pretty closely until it got picked up by some international sites, then a quick run by stubleupon and then a huge crush when it hit the front page of Fark.  It should hit 18K hits for the past two days around 8 AM Eastern!  Fark brought the site to it’s knees and it looks like no donationions and no t-shirt sales for all of that so I need to work on my marketing,  and no improved hosting for next year unless I can work out something.  I’ve got a year I guess, but feel free to post any ideas! Launched!

Programmer Day Logo

Help us turn the totally unofficial Programmer Day into the semi-unofficial Programmer Day! We’ve launched as the Official, unofficial home to this unofficial Holiday! The holiday has twice been deleted from wikipedia due to lack of evidence and support, will be the masthead for gathering everything needed to push this special day forward!  Updates will be frequent the next few days so check back often!