how to have a good day

I went to the local temple of mass consumption the other day because I needed a few groceries, and I also needed to return some empty soda bottles. I was having an okay day, but was surprised to see that the parking lot was packed. All the big holidays are over, and as far as …read more…

Friday Miscellany #000

I love Twitter, but sometimes 140 characters is too limiting. Sometimes I have thoughts that are too long for it, but too short for a blog post. (I’m not going to post them on Facebook, which is private. Besides, I hate Facebook and hardly ever use it, except for business purposes.) I think what I’m …read more…

Today is Friday, June 19, 2015

I really should be doing some other stuff, but I feel the urge to write. Stuff has just been too weird lately not to. Rachel Dolezal is in the news. In a year’s time, we will have forgotten all about her, but her story reminded me of something that I experienced years ago. Some time …read more…

Simplify, using Simpletron!

No boxes, please

Project Wideawake #009

Welcome to episode #9 of Project Wideawake. This is the lost episode. On the plus side, we have new and improved production values, because I’m learning how to use Audacity. (Although there are still places you can hear me move my papers around, I’m getting better about not touching the microphone.) This episode’s music: “Merlin …read more…

So, this happened last week…

Make your own handwriting font

The most wonderful things come to me from Twitter, such as this: If you like your handwriting, here's how to turn it into a font http://t.co/4vvy3sUt7Y pic.twitter.com/il4UmaBfCf — frogsign (@frogsign) March 21, 2015 That link (eventually) takes you to www.myscriptfont.com, where you can make a font based on your own handwriting. Best of all, it’s …read more…

Banana for Scale

I follow a certain person on Twitter. He’s an actor, and while he’s not a big name to everybody (he still does auditions, for crying out loud), he’s a big deal in certain circles. I follow him on Twitter, I read his blog, I listen to his podcasts. It’s not that I admire his acting …read more…

feel the noize…

I did not watch the Super Bowl, because I did not have a dog in that fight. Also, I was snowed in thanks to superstorm Linus, and it is depressing to sit home and drink beer and eat nachos and watch the Super Bowl by yourself. Instead, I watched a documentary about Quiet Riot. And …read more…

Protected: rogue waves

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

A Different Sort of Real Person

“…He’s not a real person.” “You’re only saying that to make me feel better.” “Ok, he’s a real person. But he’s a different sort of real person.” “In what way?” “I don’t know. He just is. He’s like James Dean and Marilyn Monroe and Jimi Hendrix and all those people. You know that he’s going …read more…

Yahoo, this is why you suck…

…and why the rest of you should avoid using Yahoo. For some time, I’ve been debating whether I want to host my own image gallery or not, mainly because I can’t afford to spend more money on memory for my VPS, especially where there are plenty of free online photo sharing platforms. Since Flickr is …read more…

Moving Out

When I first started a personal blog, I had no idea what to do with it. I thought I would post a few recipes, write about my weekend at the beach, and that would be about it. Instead, this blog became a tremendous learning experience for me. I started podcasting (thanks to Wil Wheaton and …read more…