Archive for February, 2006

What Kind of Horse?

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

What kind of horse did we get?

Engines of our Ingenuity Podcast

Monday, February 6th, 2006

I just read on the crap blog (using the catless feed, of course) that Professor John Lienhard’s amazing radio series The Engines of Our Ingenuity is now available as a podcast! This as great news for those of us who can’t always manage to listen to KUHF at 7:35 AM or 3:55 PM. (One [...]

But Do Dead Men Listen to the Rolling Stones?

Monday, February 6th, 2006

OK, so I was wrong, that wasn’t self-censorship on the part of Mick Jagger, it was the ABC censor who dropped one word from “Start Me Up”. What fooled me, listening to it live, was that there was no dead air during the ‘bleep’ – I could hear the guitar, drums, the crowd, etc. It [...]

Super Blog XL

Sunday, February 5th, 2006

After one quarter, more or less…
Best commercials:

The FedEx caveman
The Budweiser streaker sheep

Worst commercials:

All the Diet Pepsi commercials
The Pizza Hut commercial

On the field: Pittsburgh is using Auburn’s game plan from the Capital One Bowl.

Update: Observations at halftime
Worst ruling: The incomplete pass call on what was clearly a Seattle fumble late in the first quarter or early [...]

Knocking Holes in the Walls

Sunday, February 5th, 2006

When we were building Pine Gulch, I came over in the evenings and ran Cat5e ethernet cables through most of the house. It would, I figured, be easier to wire the house while it was still just a frame than to wait until it had been built, even if I had to run extra cable [...]

What I’m Reading Today

Saturday, February 4th, 2006

The fifth issue of Make Magazine came in the mail today. Can’t think of better Saturday reading.

I’m Writing for the Houston Chronicle…

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

Well… sort of. One of the weblogs I read regularly is Dwight Silverman’s TechBlog over at the Houston Chronicle. Dwight’s been a computer and tech columnist at the Chronicle for many years, and now he runs the Chronicle’s web site, in addition to writing a Saturday column and the TechBlog. A few weeks back, Dwight [...]

So It Happens to Other People Too…

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

This is for one of my siblings. You know who you are. My shower needs re-grouting.

Google Free Text Messaging

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

This is pretty cool: Google has a page you can use to send SMS text messages to any phone in the US for free. Save that $0.10 per message you pay to send from your phone.

Ain’t They CUTE?

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

I saw this on the refrigerator tonight, and just had to scan and post it. That’s Cassandra on the left, Shelby on the right, and the impish Caitlyn in front.

Signing Day

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

It’s the first Wednesday of February, and you know what that means: signing day, the first day when graduating high school seniors can sign letters of intent to play with the school of their choice. Most schools have most of their recruiting classes lined up by now, although there are always some tense moments as [...]