Archive for July, 2014

there’s no one left

30 Jul

Windows 95 Tips, Tricks and Tweaks. How have I never seen this before? It’s brilliant, and more than a little unsettling. Like io9, I need this to be a story, or movie, or something…immediately. There’s so much here, in such an economical package. It’s the stuff of nightmares, even for those of you who weren’t […]


i never could get the hang of thursdays

24 Jul

It’s not every day you get to drive north in the southbound lanes of the interstate, and go backwards up an exit ramp. It’s also not every day it takes one six hours to travel the 14 miles from my house to my office. Today is not, apparently, every day. I left for work at […]


another edition of spam folder poetry

21 Jul

Because I had a full spam folder and a spare half-hour. To recap the rules; I grab interesting phrases, not entirely at random, from the spam comments received on this blog. I take the lines and rearrange them into interesting experiments in free verse. I endeavor to change as little as possible from the original […]


you know that feeling

21 Jul

Have you ever had an impending task looming over you for a good long while, hitting all sorts of impediments that need solved, and causing all manner of stress to your person? Sure you have. Remember when it finally got resolved? The relief you felt when the stress finally lifted, and you actually physically felt […]



18 Jul

Today,my marriage is old enough to drive. Uh, wow. Cool. Awesome. Overwhelming. Wow. Happy anniversary to us.


a minor midwestern detour

17 Jul

I spent the early part of this week back in Columbus, Ohio, sitting in on two days of requirements planning sessions for upgrades on a computer system that’s been in service since the late 1950s, is jointly “owned”/supported by two different agencies, and has a directive to remain in service, in some form, until the […]


great week…or greatest week (for geek music)?

14 Jul

Today saw new releases from Efenwealt Wystle (aka Scott from my occasional bass gig The Blibbering Humdingers) and comedy rock geek Mikey Mason. Tomorrow sees the release of “Weird” Al Yankovic’s Mandatory Fun (see today’s video – the first of eight in eight days – “Tacky”). I posit that this is the best week for […]


where the down boys go (out to pasture)

10 Jul

Like a lot of bigger metropolitan areas, Richmond has, for as long as I’ve been here, run (at least) one of those mid-week summer beerfest/concert series in a large suburban office park/mixed use retail “community”. Wednesday evenings from June to October feature a parade of fading nostalgia acts, mid-level live staples, and developing country artists […]


songs of my people

08 Jul

I’ll have you know, I have some pretty creative friends who make some neat and entertaining stuff. When they do, I like to point people at those things, because I like to see my friends succeed, and because I think the stuff they make is pretty cool, and I want other people to see it […]



07 Jul

For the next couple of days, I’ll have hot sweaty construction workers climbing all over my house, for today the siding project begins. And it’s about time, too, as I’ve been hanging on waiting for this to get scheduled for a while now, as I booked the job and paid the deposit quite a long […]


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