So apparently I’m out on my own here, but to me, when someone says “next Saturday”, they are talking about the very next Saturday that will occur. Apparently I’m in the minority here. When someone tells me, on Wednesday, “Hey, we’re doing something next Saturday” – I naturally assume they’re talking about the day 4Read More
You call that a snowstorm? There were noises of this snowfall being somewhat dramatic, with forecasts of up to a foot of snow, yaddayadda. Total snowfall ended up being about 5 inches. Enough to cover the ground, and enough to need snowblowing, Ahh, the snowblower! What is it about working with machinery that’s so satisfying?Read More
Folks on IRC pointed me at ‘Grow’ today, and I spent probably more time than I should ahve playing it. I’m still fiddling, I’m up to 9000pts, with 8 maxed. I’ll amend this if I get better. ‘Grow’ is available here.
Remember that Thinkpad I just bought? Well, the drive is… well, iffy on it. 20gig 9.5mm laptop drive. It’s whining something fierce. A little birdie reminded me that IBM warranties are totally transparent to who owns the laptop. So first checking in on IBM’s website, SCORE! It’s still under warranty! Off to IBM’s tech service,Read More
From The Progress Report on www.americanprogress.org…. RUMSFELD DISHONESTY CAUGHT ON FILM: The most vivid display of the Administration’s widening credibility gap came when CBS’s Bob Schieffer asked Rumsfeld “If Iraq did not have WMD, why did they pose an immediate threat to this country?” Rumsfeld retorted, “You and a few other critics are the onlyRead More
Ahh, day 1 at home full time. Work is getting done, UPS is delivering and picking things up, I’ve had my coffee, and I’m going to get lunch shortly. Clients contacted, emails exchanged, contracts negotiated. AND 5 FRIGGIN TELEMARKETING CALLS IN THE LAST 3 HOURS! I responded to every one of them with “Take meRead More
On Friday I got a verbal agreement from an angel investor who has agreed to finance Stonekeep‘s operations at least for 6 months. We’ve agreed on financial arrangements and other details necessary to make this work. This will allow me to focus completely on Stonekeep’s client base and systems and build the company up intoRead More
When a J-Class Racing Sloop just isn’t enough. A company has almost completed the largest sloop-rigged sailboat ever. The Mirabella V is 246ft long, sports a carbon fiber mast 300′ high, carries a 29′ 400hp tender in a special ‘garage’ in the transom, as well as a full complement of jetskis, laser racing boats, andRead More
I have to admit, I’m a big fan of Dance Dance Revolution, or just ‘DDR’ for short. In premise, it sounds like a bad joke. “Okay, so you stand in front of this computer, on these pads, see, and it shows you the steps to make in time with the music. When it lights up,Read More
Lifted from Ascription is an anathema to any enthusiasm… Apparently this is a short animation from Sheep Films.
From Schooner Fair — Alive! MAN i wanna get sailing again….. THE MARY L. McKAY Frederick W. Wallace / Arr. & Adapt. Schooner Fare We first heard this song in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Later we found it in a North American folk collection. The story is unchanged but the rhythm, melody and chords have beenRead More
Boy, nothing like having a couple really busy days, then when finally sitting down for First Day On the Job, you don’t get diddly done. *sigh*. Today was nutty with a dentist appt this morning, and 2-3 hours of aftermath where I was hurting a lot more than I normally do after dental work, thenRead More
Salon has has posted an amazing article on how “Defense Department extremists suppressed information and twisted the truth to drive the country to war.” What’s also remarkable about this is that Salon has removed their normal ‘you need to watch an ad to read this article’, because they feel this is just too important.
Today was my last day at my fulltime employer. It was harder than I expected to walk out the door, but I still truly believe it’s the right decision for me personally. I’ll be focusing my energy fulltime on my own business now, and all that entails. Part of that will include doing some contractRead More
I’ve changed where I pull my blogrolls (displayed as the ‘other blogs’ section on Planet Geek’s main page. I had been using Blogrolling, but I found their interface cumbersome, and their features lacking. I’m now pulling the roll from Bloglines , a great site run by the same fellow who originally founded eGroups, (now Yahoo!Read More