Archive for July, 2006

Look who’s blogging!

Monday, July 17th, 2006

It’s Kay at Katyblog. And she’s got NASCAR photos!

Fixed

Saturday, July 15th, 2006

Who killed Sue’s Best Friend? The CPU did it in the ZIF socket with a bent pin. Fortunately, the murder of a computer is sometimes reversible.

The GOOD news for Auburn people is…

Friday, July 14th, 2006

That kittens are still cute, especially by the bowlful

If yesterday’s news has you down, just stare at that bowl until you feel better.

Marshall: AU Analyzing Grades Case

Friday, July 14th, 2006

As you all know, the New York Times broke a story yesterday about an alleged grading problem at Auburn. From what I’ve read, it’s not an athletic problem as much as it is an academic problem. That’s still a bad thing, but it’s not as bad a problem as, say, what happened at Georgia Tech, [...]

Family history update

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

I went through our digitized 8mm film tonight and gathered together every significant clip I could find with Granny Calvert in it. I’m surprised at how little she appears in the films. The clip is posted on Granny’s page.

Done got dem ol’ broken down blues again

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

Wendy called me at work this morning. The van had broken down again on 288 near 610. The A/C had stopped working and the car had nearly overheated. Wendy and Summer found their way to a community center where they called me, and then they called AAA for a tow. We pay AAA extra for [...]

Hey! Look!

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

Caitlin’s blogging!

My Ten Year Reading Plan

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

One of the webblogs I like to read is Scott Lynch’s The Dork Lord on His Dork Throne. I started reading Scott’s blog because it’s interesting, funny, and well written. Scott is a volunteer fireman, and his stories of his fire and rescue calls are what hooked me on his site. I later learned that [...]

My Favorite Pink Floyd Albums

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

From most to least favorite:

Wish You Were Here
Animals
Dark Side of the Moon
The Wall
Meddle
Atom Heart Mother

I couldn’t decide between Wish and Animals to top the list, so in deference to Syd, I put Wish at the top. Dark Side would probably be my favorite if I hadn’t listened to it approximately 100,000,000 times. And no, I’m [...]

There is no dark side of the moon, really. As a matter of fact, it’s all dark.

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

Syd Barrett is dead.
Barrett co-founded Pink Floyd in 1965 with David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright, and wrote many of the band’s early songs. The group’s jazz-infused rock made them darlings of the London psychedelic scene, and the 1967 album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn — largely written by Barrett, who [...]

How to Make Soccer Interesting to Americans…

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

Dispense with the first 90 minutes and go straight to the overtime and the penalty shoot-out. Of course, the same thing could be said of hockey and basketball. How long now until the college football season kicks off?
Congratulations, Italy!

Now Entering Stage Two of my Dastardly Plot to Infiltrate the Houston Chronicle

Friday, July 7th, 2006

I drove downtown to have lunch with Dwight Silverman of the Houston Chronicle on Wednesday. Dwight wanted to treat me to lunch (a) as a gesture of thanks for blogsitting TechBlog while he was away on vacation and (b) so we could talk about the possibility of me continuing to write for TechBlog as Dwight’s [...]