Archive for July, 2009

where’s my present?

31 Jul

I completely forgot that today, being the last Friday in July, is National SysAdmin Appreciation Day . Part of my job is to serve as administrator on a small, but widely accessed data repository system. I received no particular appreciation. I was, however, left alone. In many ways, that’s all the appreciation I really needed. […]

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blasphemous? maybe.

29 Jul

Funny? Definitely.

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does everyone feel this way?

29 Jul

Randall Munroe, ladies and gentlemen, truth-teller of a generation: The Lease I’m glad that someone else out there is willing to admit that they honestly feel like they’ve merely been passing as an adult for pretty much their whole “adult” life? Though, I suppose merely asking the question our intrepid stick-figure hero does in panel […]

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could no one have shouted “Wait, Wait, stop the execution!”?

23 Jul

Les Lye has died. This makes me sad. He was the guy who played most of the adults on You Can’t Do That On Television, a Canadian kids’ show that got picked up by fledgling kids’ cable network Nickelodeon, and introduced both green slime and Alanis Morissette to the world. It also had this guy, […]

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you never know who’s watching

23 Jul

As I was riding the blue line yesterday evening to take care of some errands, I passed through the Penatgon station. The station was plastered with adverts for an intelligence/security software company. The company’s name? Palantir. A very cool name, though you figure they’d be into hardware…

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Eleven

18 Jul

Not particularly significant traditionally (the greeting card/engraving shop cartels say I’m supposed to give the gift of steel) or numerically (it’s a prime number, but not much else). And, in our case, it’s not even particularly correct. We’ve really been a collective entity for more like 16.52 years, assuming my math is right. The ceremony […]

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What are you captain of? The innuendo squad?

17 Jul

Apparently, John “Captain Jack” Barrowman was rejected for the lead role on Will & Grace because he seemed “too straight”. Uh, wow.

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Another chance for Mr. Gorsky?

16 Jul

Coming up on the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, NASA is releasing never-released footage of the landing, which was presumed lost (it wasn’t initially released because the special camera used a high-quality format incompatible with commercial TV broadcasts). This, friends, is really pretty cool stuff, especially if you’re a fan of the […]

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Missed Opportunity

15 Jul

I watched Enchanted with Mary last night. It’s a cute movie, even if it can’t decide whether it wants to completely buy into or take the piss out of all the “Princessy true love conquers all” tropes; it’s a little schizophrenic that way, but remains enjoyable fluff. James Marsden sells the hell out of his […]

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capping off the week

10 Jul

Having the fridge and the vaccum crap out on the same day is pretty much the perfect capper for this generally “meh” week. Oh well, at least they had the decency to die on the day before payday, when the cupboard was pretty much bare anyway. Replacements, are, however, on the way, and they don’t […]

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