Things Learned on Teh IntarWeb

I look forward to Friday mornings because I get to read James Randi’s SWIFT column. It always has the latest woowoo news and other idiocies being inflicted on the world. Today’s had an interesting tidbit, pointing to an article on Wikipedia about the Flat Earth mythology that debunks the common misperception that until modern times,Read More

Decisions, Decisions.

So a rare alignment of the planets has happened, and I have a little bit of cash available. Enough to not only pay off some credit card debt (wootah), but also indulge in a little toybuying. Of course, the eternal question comes up, what should I do with it? Here’s the current list of candidates,Read More

Ikariam Screws the Pooch

AAAARGGGHHH! So, I’ve been having some fun playing Ikariam for the last month or two. It’s a low-key, enjoyable game. I’m part of a large alliance, my cities are growing nicely, I’m not involved in any wars. Spiffy. Lately I’ve been making a move to expand my settlements from 3 to 4 cities. This requiresRead More

Oh yeah.

on the lake Originally uploaded by eidolon Now I remember why we come up here. Today we spent the day doing the ‘second’ phase of prepwork necessary to get the Maine house ready for the summer. Last weekend was plumbing, electrical, and ‘gross’ maintenance. Today was things like leafblowing and mowing the field, other basicRead More

The Cellphone Blues.

Ya’ll are probably tired of me yammering about phones, feel free to ‘n’ or ‘^W’ or whatever you do to skip this posting. As mentioned previously, I’m getting pretty tired of my Treo. It works okay, though it’s really aging. Physically too large for the features it offers, absolutely dreadful Bluetooth support… it’s really timeRead More

Clinton Digs Herself in Deeper

In the beginning, I was a fair supporter of Hillary. I thought she had the chops to do the job, and would be professional, honest, and hard working. But as this race winds down, and for all intents and purposes, it’s over, she’s getting more vicious, more whacked, and just plain Not Making Any Sense.Read More


It’s frustrating when you chalk out a specific block of time to Get Stuff Done, and then things just keep cropping up to get in the way. Today I returned from a trip to Pittsburgh, and had 6-7 hours of work time slated to get stuff done. The random factors have aligned to challenge meRead More

Failure to Read

Failure to Read Originally uploaded by eidolon I think this’ll be my contribution to the FAIL blog. Caught this while at a gas station up in Maine. This woman decided it was a good time to have a smoke, and supposed that right in front of the propane storage rack was the PERFECT place toRead More

A KDE Gripe – Spellcheck needs to go.

It’s no secret I’m a huge booster of KDE, and specifically Konqueror, the built-in web browser. It’s fast, powerful, standards compliant, and just plain works. But please, KDE folks, ferchrissake, fix the damned spell checker. When editing things in TEXTAREA fields in Konqueror, occasionally you’ll get the red text of a misspelled word (or oneRead More

Bibbles and tidbits.

I find myself with a whole series of little things to yammer about, but any one of them don’t really add up to an interesting post of it’s own, so rather than let them slip away into the dark musty corners of my head, might as well spew them out upon the ether, so theyRead More

Iron Man Mini-Review

With all the failures in comics movies, sometimes they get it right. Sometimes they REALLY get it right, and it’s all good. Gets you up, gets you hollering, and the “WOOHOO!”s come with ease. This one does it. Beginning to end. Robert Downey Jr? Welcome back. Gwyneth Paltrow? You’re still hot, and this time, theyRead More

One more nail in the coffin of Palm

According to Palm’s website: JVM download for Palm OS® devices no longer available from Palm As of January 12, 2008, Palm no longer has rights to distribute the IBM WebSphere Micro Environment Java Virtual Machine (JVM) to our customers. JVM allows users to install and run Java applications and games on Palm OS® devices. PalmRead More