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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 [...]

Monday Miscellanea

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Jury selection begins today in the trial of Enron masterminds Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling. From what I hear, the blocks around the courthouse have become a sea of reporters and a forest of antenna masts. The New York Times, the Washington Post, even the BBC – they’re all in town to take in the [...]

Monday Miscellanea

Monday, October 24th, 2005

The weather in the Houston area was magnificent this weekend. Our second cool front came through, and the highs were in the mid 70’s. It was breezy, too, but with a bright sun to keep things warm. Weather like this always reminds me of that weekend in 1994 when Auburn went down to the Swamp [...]

Monday Miscellanea

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

When I came home this afternoon, I parked in a much cleaner garage. That was the weekend project: clean it out and throw some stuff away. We spent pretty much all day Saturday, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, working at it. We took everything out, swept it out, hosed it out, and then put everything [...]

Monday Miscellanea

Monday, August 8th, 2005

Well, today was back to the grind after our trip to Alabama. I have stories to tell and pictures to post later this week.
Football season is under way… at least the NFL preseason. The Miami Dolphins and the Chicago Bears are playing on ABC’s Monday Night Football. The big news at the game is that [...]

Monday Miscellanea

Monday, June 13th, 2005

I start a new project tomorrow at work. It’s a fascinating assignment that will consume about half my time over the summer months. It’s also a “competition sensitive” project so I can’t say a word about it. But trust me, I’ll be having fun.
Yesterday’s trip to Seguin involved the nastiest traffic jam I’ve ever had [...]

Monday Miscellanea

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

Monday Miscellanea comes on Tuesday this week:
Wendy found a wildlife rehabilitator on Friendswood and took the baby birds to her. It turns out that they’re not bluejays at all, but grackles. She says they’re in good shape and will probably survive. It’s nice to know we took good care of them in the short time [...]

Monday Miscellanea

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

I’ve been using Bloglines to manage my subscriptions to other people’s weblogs. It’s amazing the rate at which subscriptions accumulate. Bloglines is a great service, but it needs to add tools that allow people to track activity on their subscriptions, such as the rate at which different weblogs publish, and which weblogs have been idle [...]

Monday Miscellanea

Monday, May 16th, 2005

The second issue of Make Magazine arrived in the mail today. This is just the coolest magazine ever since Playboy; it’s a shame it’s a quarterly and not a monthly. I’ve thumbed through it once already. The best article I’ve seen so far: the one about the guy who built a lightweight, computer-controlled glider, attached [...]

Monday Miscellanea

Monday, May 9th, 2005

Yesterday’s storm did no damage to the Pine Gulch Data Center, although it did cause some minor damage to the Pine Gulch Outdoor Recreational Facility (it blew two chairs and the hammock off the back deck). We had wind and rain for about three hours. From a computer’s point of view, the first half hour [...]