Aero Tagged

Update: See the wikipedia article on Aerotags

I’m creating a new tag for use with Flickr that I hope others will also adopt. It’s an Aero tag that you can tag your photos with to identify them. There are 7 tags:

Aero tagged – This is the header tag that indicates that Aero tags exists for this photo
Tags follow the format aero:{tag_name}={tag_value}

Tag Name Tag Value
airline ICAO airline designator (NOT IATA)
man Who manufactored the plane: Boeing, Airbus, MD, etc
model What model? Do not include the series. For examples, a Boeing 757-200ER would just be “757” and an Aribus A319LR would be “A319”
series What series of the model? Only used for variants on Boeing aircraft. For example, a Boeing 757-200ER would be “200” and a Boeing 727-100 would be “100”
special Special version designator of a type of aircraft. For example, a Boeing 757-200ER would be “ER” and an Airbus A319LR would be “LR”.
airport If a plane is landed or the airport is in the picture, include the ICAO airport code (again, NOT IATA)
tail The tail number from the aircraft, if known

That’s all I have for now. I would hope this becomes an open standard, much like the geotagged tags are.

Note: ICAO is used because it provides unique names, while IATA does not. Values should not be case sensitive.

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Only a Nerd

Pure Nerd
56 % Nerd, 39% Geek, 26% Dork
For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in Nerd, earning you the title of: Pure Nerd.

The times, they are a-changing. It used to be that being exceptionally smart led to being unpopular, which would ultimately lead to picking up all of the traits and tendences associated with the “dork.” No-longer. Being smart isn’t as socially crippling as it once was, and even more so as you get older: eventually being a Pure Nerd will likely be replaced with the following label: Purely Successful.


Also, you might want to check out some of my other tests if you’re interested in any of the following:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Professional Wrestling

Love & Sexuality



My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 55% on nerdiness
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You scored higher than 55% on geekosity
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You scored higher than 34% on dork points

Link: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test written by donathos on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

When In Need of a Haircut

If you’re in Golden and need a haircut, check out Del’s Tonsorial Parlor over on 12 and Washington. Pete, one of the barbers, was up at Loveland a few weeks back at the Beta Ski Event thingy. I’ve always wanted to go to a barber and so I tried it out yesterday. Pretty frickin’ sweet. It’s also cheap too! Only $10 for college men and it’s you get half off your first visit becuase I’m telling you to go (just make sure you say Andrew sent you).

Quick recap:

Del’s Tonsorial Parlor
1210 Washington Ave
Pete Torres
Tonsorial means ” of or pertaining to a barber or his work”

Outback Backout



…The following correction was printed last year in the Australian, a daily newspaper published in Sydney….

A story headlined “Syria seeks our help to woo U.S.” in Saturday’s Weekend Australian misquoted National Party senator Sandy Macdonald. The quote stated, “Syria is a country that has been a bastard state for nearly forty years,” but should have read, “Syria is a country that has been a Baathist state for nearly forty years.”

The Australian regrets any embarrassment caused by the error.


I often reference Facebook as StalkerNet because of a users ability to rather easily stalk just about anyone. I finally decided to delve into Greasemonkey, a Firefox extension that provides a ‘software implementation of a concept called ‘Active Browsing'”. In short, a user can make persistent user side changes to a web site.

My script, Facebook stalkrNET, removes any reference of the word “Facebook” and replaces it with “stalkrNET” (yes, without the e; yes, just like Flickr; yes, I know everyone uses it; yes, I am making fun of that fact). It also removes all those annoying ads.

Download Facebook stalkrNET


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Jens just pointed out that our statics homework, which is posted online, not only has the problems, but also has the answers. WTF? Not that I’m complaining, but I thougt that was rather interesting.

Acronym Game

Modeled after, I made my own version that takes data from a flat text file. Each line is one level and is separated into three parts with the bar character => |

The first part is acronym, the second part is the character that should be underlined, and the third part is what that letter stands for.

For example:

Each line is parsed into an array with PHP and written out as JavaScript with the answer encoded as a MD5 hash. Give it a shot.

The Acronym Game.

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