Archive for May, 2006

Sacrificial Lamb

Sacrificial Lamb

Every once in awhile I will start browsing amazon.com or whatnot looking for recent albums by my favorite artists. Sometimes I am pleasantly surprised and find a new album released just a few months ago, or whatever. And sometimes what I discover is a real shot in the nuts. Any time there’s a long lapse […]

Posted in: music
Site Shuffle, Part Two.

Site Shuffle, Part Two.

As I wrote last December, I go through cycles of reading new Web sites, or finding that I don’t read old ones at all. I was interested to see how many of the sites I was browsing in December are still on my “high traffic” list, and which ones have dropped off. High traffic in […]

Posted in: gibberish
Spin Me Round

Spin Me Round

I was busily backing up my DVD movies two days ago. I left my fileserver to encode and burn the DVD for me and went to take a shower. I came back about an hour later (the shower wasn’t that long), and noticed that the DVD burner tray was open, but there was no disc […]

Posted in: technology
Face to face

Face to face

I have been using Anthony Logistics Shaving Cream for well over a year. As I wrote last August, I hate shaving, and the smooth, thin, slightly minty shaving cream from Anthony’s helped make shaving tolerable. I have gone through two bottles (one small, one large). Instead of ordering another $15 bottle from Mens Essentials, I […]

Impending Obsession-Compulsion?

Impending Obsession-Compulsion?

I read a magazine the other day that suggested singing “Happy Birthday to You” in your head while you wash your hands. Apparently it takes ~20 seconds to sing that song, and it was recommended that I spend at least that long washing my hands. As such, I have been singing “Happy birthday to you, […]

Posted in: fitness & grooming
Adventures in Xbox Modding

Adventures in Xbox Modding

Since I can’t justify buying a Slim Devices Squeezebox, I started looking for cheaper alternatives. Cheaper meaning something I didn’t have to buy and that I already had around the house. I considered putting my file server downstairs, but that also serves as my DVD and CD ripping station and that seemed like a bigger […]

Posted in: games, technology
My worst fear while riding my motorcycle caught on video

My worst fear while riding my motorcycle caught on video

Luckily this isn’t me, but someone recently crashed into a deer on their FZ6. This is the same bike I ride, on the same type of roads I ride on. Hitting a deer, by far, is my greatest fear while riding my bike. Partly because they don’t give you much time to react and approach […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Initial Image-less Check In

Initial Image-less Check In

Sometimes my job is fantastic, as I often get in either at project conception and get to talk about strategy and potential features, or in the build phase, when we realize that all those potential features we liked some time ago were really dirty bitches in disguise. It’s a great turn of events during a […]

Posted in: gibberish
Holy Fraking Sh

Holy Fraking Sh

Some folks have been doing a total conversion mod of the game Freespace 2 to incorporate Battlestar Galactica models. They released a trailer for their unofficial endeavor, and I’ve hosted it on YouTube for your viewing pleasure. Apparently this demo movie has been around since this January, but it was reposted on Ars recently and […]

Posted in: games, link and run
Reminders

Reminders

I went up to Rockville today to visit some friends and do a little bit of work, in that order. I used to go up on Fridays, but with Lady Jaye working doubles these days, it’s a bit more difficult to arrange for dogs sitters than it is for me to drive up on a […]

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