Archive for January, 2008

which one’s evil if they both have beards?

30 Jan

Through some of the downtime on the project, the topic of movies came up in the office this week. As there are a couple of relatively young guys (i.e. me and the contractors) in the room, the work of director Kevin “Silent Bob” Smith soon came up. As a way of identifying the auteur, one […]

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♬my baby loves a bunch of authors♬ (but yours probably doesn’t)

30 Jan

Amanda over at Pandagon comments and indirectly links to this study from the National Endowment for the Arts, which highlights the decline in reading among Americans. According to this study’s statistics, in 2002, only about half of Americans 18-24 read a book that wasn’t required by work or school. Getting up into my age bracket […]

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♬Dunt, Du-Nunt, Da-Nunt, Da-Nunt♬ – and get off my lawn….

28 Jan

You kids today, with your hundreds of channels on digital cable or satellite, with your VoD, your Pay-Per-View… You still don’t have an MTV that plays videos. But, now, thanks to the magic of some guy finding an old VHS tape in a box in the basement and google video, you can see what life […]

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Friday Monday random ten: better late than never?

28 Jan

Since I was basically AFK on Friday (I took the day off to handle a doctor’s appointment and a couple of other personal things before hitting the road), here’s a random list of ten songs on a Monday: “Last Tears” – Indigo Girls feat. Brandi Carlile “Nineteen” – Old 97s “Adagio (ode to yngwie) – […]

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Errata – moving woes, visual acuity, engineering, and little digital animals

23 Jan

The verdict’s still out on how well the office move is working out…the actual workspace itself isn’t too bad; a little bigger than I had before, and the higher walls I actually kind of like. I’ve got some space now to hang up posters and whatnot should I get motivated to do so – not […]

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Friday Random Ten – “in transit” edition

18 Jan

It took quite a bit of time to get home from DC yesterday, what with the whole precipitation business. I’m not sure what it looks like now, but As I was leaving the office yesterday around lunchtime, it looked something like this: Needless to say, driving home wasn’t pleasant. About four hours of me, a […]

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How I learned to stop worrying and love Cybus Industries

16 Jan

Since we got these new cell phones the other week, I’ve been mildly obsessed with bluetooth, the cleverly named, short range wireless protocol with the really cool viking rune logo. In an effort to make my fancy bluetooth enabled phone communicate with my laptop, I ordered the optional bluetooth card (a postage stamp sized bit […]

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friday random ten – “music to pack by” edition

11 Jan

Here’s what was playing as I boxed up my richmond desk, since the powers that be are moving my group to another location on the compound where the parking’s not nearly as good: “Say You’ll Be There” – Spice Girls “She’s Gone” – Daryl Hall and John Oates “No Easy Way Down” – Norah Jones […]

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beyond the legendary washroom

08 Jan

The project I’m beginning this week seems pretty much the same as all the others; it’s essentially “old home week” – very few new faces, lots and lots of old friends.  The venue’s changed, but the show is very much the same. Also, while the project, once it gets rolling, looks be pretty agressive, and […]

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colin powell crapped here

08 Jan

That’s the story on this new office I’m working out of; apparently, the former Secretary of State once had an office upstairs in this building, with a private bathroom.  There are legends of people jimmying the lock in order to say they dropped the kids off at the General’s pool.   I haven’t found the place […]

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