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My next little project

I have just discovered that underneath the fur and skin of game trophies is a thing called a “taxidermy form.”  Of course you can get them for life sized bears. I MUST HAVE ONE!  I want to cover it in orange shag carpeting and give it two superballs for eyes. It’s gonna look SO AWESOME […]

I love hackers and geeks

This little trick just saved my life. I went to Cingular yesterday, with the full intention of doing the hardcore “Well, you may have noticed my contract with you is UP, and I am gonna need a few things from you before I sign up again. I want a free phone and what’s this ‘data […]

I’m not convinced. I mean, not really.

it’s like they have a federal committee standing by to make the least convincing explanation possible. The Federal Aviation Administration acknowledged that a United supervisor had called the control tower at O’Hare, asking if anyone had spotted a spinning disc-shaped object. But the controllers didn’t see anything, and a preliminary check of radar found nothing […]

For the record

There’s a guy from Macromedia who thinks it’s silly for me to worry about the Remote Monitoring capability built into Flash. He says he’s tried to comment here several times and it’s failed. I find this a further indictment of the fallibility of software. [update]I found his comments clogged in my spam filter and released […]

French rhyming slang

By the way, I have started creating my own version of Cockney rhyming slang, only using French words- For example: Dave told me he really likes Yvette’s vacance a la plage. (which means “vacation at the beach.”) This is the rhyming slang phrase for “décolletage.” And by that, I mean “boobies.” My friend Dave likes […]

More fun with the hosting company

I have to wonder if it’s their apache module or if something is rotten with my installation of Word Press, but that’s two more days where I couldn’t log in and post or even FTP to my site to get my data off. Dreamhost is about to lose a customer. Hopefully we’ll have a day […]

More IM Funnies

B: went to see the bull riding last weekend. man that was crazy Patrick: what was he riding? B: some dudes pelvis Patrick: ouch Patrick: there’s your X Game, brother B: 3-4 people were seriiously hurt Patrick: PBR (Pro Bull Riding) is a lot more extreme than jumping out of an airplane strapped to a […]

5 odd things about me

Wren has tapped me to reveal five weird things about myself. Interestingly, she prefaces her five odd things with a blanket “But actually, I’m not terribly odd” caveat, while I think that exactly the opposite may be true of me. I have a deeply held concern that I may be Odd. Not in any profoundly […]

computer geek (and reformed hacker) on the Lieberman pwnage:

Hackerz have taken down Joe Lierberman’s website!! Um, briefly- if the Lieberman campaign had ponied up for a decent webhost, this would be a non-issue. If they had implemented some better security after the site got cracked before, this would be a non-issue. And, finally, if Lieberman weren’t losing the primary, this would be a […]

OK. The hosting company gets another week of this

and then I am going to move my site. Very stressful week this week, and nothing that I care to elaborate upon here. Just a couple of thoughts I would like to pass on: If you happen to join the board at a non-profit some time, and you find that there has been someone who […]


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