Archive for July, 2007

Why I love Penn & Teller

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Happy Birthday Dad!

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Happy birthday Dad! We love you and are thinking of you. Hope you have a great day.

No more “SLIME in the ICE machine”: Marvin Zindler has died

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Marvin Zindler, Houston personality and TV reporter, died tonight at the age of 85. Zindler was one of the first people to catch my attention on TV after moving to Houston over 20 years ago. I saw him reporting on channel 13, with his blue-tinted glasses, his tan, and his shocking white toupee… I went [...]

I’m jealous

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Uberblogger and tech guru Claus Valca noted yesterday’s post about the faster Internet we’re getting here at Pine Gulch, and posted his own speed test results. And wow! He’s getting some amazing numbers. Looks like he’s getting a major kick from Comcast’s PowerBoost. Both his download and upload rates are insanely great. (And be sure [...]

Red light cameras coming to Pearland?

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

While catching up on my post-vacation blogsurfing, I noticed a post on the Chronicle’s Pearland/Friendswood community blog, linking to a story about the status of red-light cameras here in Pearland: Decision still to be made on red-light cameras. The gist of the story is that the city is investigating red-light camera operators in advance of [...]

Faster Internet at the Pine Gulch Data Center

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

Those of you whole live in or around Houston know that Comcast has been taking over the cable services, including broadband Internet, previously operated by Time Warner. While we were on vacation last week, Comcast began switching its Road Runner customers over to the new network; Road Runner customers are also being forced to switch [...]

Tarzan update

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Went to see the doctor today. He said the ligaments in the shoulder are healing well and that it’s about time for the hardware to come out. He also looked at the range of motion I have in the right arm and said that physical therapy will probably not be necessary. (I know, though, that [...]


Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Today I got an invitation from Russell Holliman to try something called Skitch. It’s an app that makes it easy to grab images, add notes and graphics, and post them to the Internet (possibly other stuff too — I haven’t figured it all out). The only downside: it’s Mac-only.
Uploaded with Skitch!
Right now Skitch is [...]

Worth noting: he’s gone electric

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

July 25, 1965: Dylan’s Move to Electric Leaves Blood on the Tracks
1965: Bob Dylan trades acoustic for electric at the Newport Folk Festival. It does not go over well.
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The hostility was palpable from “Maggie’s Farm,” the set’s opening song, continued building through “Like a Rolling Stone” and finally reached the boiling point during [...]

Tag, I’m it: eight random things

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

So Dwight over at the Mighty Houston Chronicle tagged me this morning, and now I have to respond or I will lose my license to blog. Dwight also tagged John Whiteside, Claus Valca, and Kyrie “Wait, Wait, Don’t Mo Me” O’Connor.
The subject of today’s tag: eight random things about me. Here hoes…
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I used [...]