Archive for July, 2007

Cutting expenses

Cutting expenses

I was cutting my hair today when it occurred to me that I’ve been buzzing my dome since I was a freshman in college. For those of you playing along on the home game, that was thirteen years ago. Soon I will have been officially balding for longer in my life than when I had […]

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Your musical biography?

Your musical biography?

Okay, here’s the challenge: You are sending out a space probe, with the hopes that it will one day encounter intelligent life. Like the Voyager Golden Record, the idea is that you must convey significant aspects of yourself or your life’s history on one disc. Since this isn’t the 70s, we’re going to use a […]

Posted in: gibberish, music
Cuddly catastrophe? An old article about the “Endor Holocaust”

Cuddly catastrophe? An old article about the “Endor Holocaust”

If you browse long enough on the Internet, you’ll find some crazy ass shit. I was reading a forum on the Star Wars PocketModel game, and someone made a side-comment about Endor being destroyed by fallout from the second Death Star. That lead to another Web page about the different theories about the aftermath of […]

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Samsung u740 mobile phone review

Samsung u740 mobile phone review

I’m going to be honest. My Motorola E815 was working flawlessly. It was almost cosmetically perfect. It did everything I wanted it to, except it was lacking a little bit of the sexy. The camera sucked, but I wasn’t aiming to become the Ansel Adams of mobile phones. Everything was great, until Lady Jaye bought […]

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Canine update

Canine update

Three weeks after her adoption, Pearl has fit into the family quite nicely. After being afraid of her for the first week or so, Rosie has taken to Pearl like a true big sister. The two are mostly inseparable now. They cuddle together, run outside together, and do chores together, such as digging a bomb […]

Posted in: dogs
Star Wars PocketModel collectible card game

Star Wars PocketModel collectible card game

My body has built up a resistance to most things Star Wars over the years. I used to search out — and receive — all sorts of Star Wars stuff, from toys to Pez dispensers, to limited edition cels of the movie. After being disappointed in the new trilogy films and unimpressed with video game […]

Posted in: games, review
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DONUT!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DONUT!!

Happy birthday to my buddy Donut, my favorite police officer in training (please don’t write me a ticket). You may remember that I interviewed D back in January as he was about to enter the police academy. I hope to conduct another interview once he graduates. Happy birthday! No tags for this post.

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Keeping passwords on lockdown

Keeping passwords on lockdown

As a typical virtual citizen, I have about fifty hojillion accounts across fifty hojillion Web sites and networks. I try to recycle the same four or five usernames, and use about seven different passwords. My passwords vary depending on when I created the account, if the site has any requirements (such as no special characters, […]

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Internet radio royalty increase on indefinite hold

Internet radio royalty increase on indefinite hold

From Ars Technica: Internet radio royalty rates are not going to go up as expected — at least, not yet anyway. This announcement was made during a Congressional discussion. SoundExchange, the entity responsible for collecting the increased fees, announced that they would attempt to negotiate something more reasonable with Webcasters. The royalty increase has been […]

Posted in: link and run, music
So much for the Big Burrito

So much for the Big Burrito

That’s not my stripper stage name, that’s what I used to order at Chipotle. Chicken burrito with rice, black beans, corn salsa, and lettuce. Sure, the burrito weighs over a pound, but how bad could it possibly be? No tags for this post.

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