Archive for May, 2006

But Hurricane Season Wasn’t Supposed to Start Until Tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

No, it’s not a hurricane, but it’s one nasty track of weather bearing down upon us even as I write this:

That long train of storms sticking out perpendicular to the coast appears to be headed towards the Pearland area like a javelin, so that all of it will all pass right across our house. Where [...]

Happy Birthday Summer!

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Happy birthday to Summer. Daddy loves you, babe.

hansocareers.com

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

The web site from tonight’s fake Hanso Foundation advertisement during LOST was hansocareers.com. Various “jobs” advertised, including Anger Management Director, Organ Courier, and Simian Veterinarian. Something I noticed: certain letters in the job descriptions are displayed in gray. The letters are: n, s, l, u, t, m, i, e, m, a, y, a. No obvious [...]

Call Him GRADUATE!

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Congratulations, Christopher!

Looks Like Fun

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

Looks like fun. I wish I could have been there.

And My Kids Wonder Why Dad Won’t Allow IM On His Computers

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

It’s because of things like this, kids: New IM Worm Installs Own Web Browser.

Happy Birthday, Granny!

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Last May 19th, on Granny’s 101st birthday, I posted a transcript of an interview I conducted with her in 1993. In the comments section of that post, Leigh Ann wrote:
It’s wonderful to ‘hear’ Granny again.
Well now we can all hear voice again, and not just her words. I have digitized two audio recordings of interviews [...]

Two Horse Stories

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Now it’s time to catch up on my blogging. Here’s a couple of horse tales for you:
A couple of weeks ago, a vet came out to the stable and gave the big critters some vaccinations. I don’t remember what they all were, but I know there were three of them. One of the vaccinations was [...]

Reconstructed

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

I finally got the Data Center back online Tuesday. Roger (from work) and I drove over to Fry’s at lunch time and I bought a repalacement for my mostly burnt-out Linksys wireless router. Tuesday afternoon I plugged in the router, and everything just worked. I still have a little tweaking to do, but most everything [...]

LOST

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

Tonight the Hanso Foundation ad directed us to letyourcompassguideyou.com. I ran to the computer and typed it in, but there was no response. The site must be swamped with millions of other LOST fans doing the same. I’ll try again in the morning.

Reconstruction Begins

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

It only took me 45 minutes on the phone with Earthlink and Road Runner technical support (they kept transferring me to each other) to convince them of what I had already figured out: my cable modem had burn out its PC port. They told me I could just walk into the local Time Warner store [...]

KABOOM!

Monday, May 15th, 2006

Where’s you sergeant, men?
BLOWED UP, SIR!
That was probably the only funny moment in Stripes, an otherwise forgettable movie. Well, I now have several pieces of equipment that have joined Sergeant Hulka in the BLOWED UP category.
Yesterday we had a Mother’s Day dinner and invited Fred, Jackie, and Jackie’s mom Cindy to join all of us [...]