Be Awesome: Hit My Tip Jar
- Man In The High Castle A book by Philip K. Dick.
- Stihl Digital Moisture Meter Fun gadget for firewood awesomeness.
- TecSun PL880 Arguably the nicest little shortwave radio out there.
Free Ice Cream Schedule
Monthly Archives: December 2014
There’s Just No Explaining 2014
I’d like to come up with a post appropriate for today but Dave Barry, as always, has it well in hand. No need for me to worry about it when America’s low rent modern Mark Twain is on the case. … Continue reading
“Home improvement” for me, right now, is largely not about making it better. It’s mostly about keeping the damn place standing. A holding action against entropy. That’s just how it is. (I assume this is a temporary situation. Sooner or … Continue reading
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Moores Law And Microsoft
My “old” computer’s CPU when it was new: Windows 7: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS An unfortunate experience with Ubuntu 14.10*: My old computer’s power as it aged**: My new computer’s power: Windows 8.1: The new computer once you … Continue reading
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Yours truly has acquired a new “Christmas” laptop. This isn’t the perfect choice. The ideal solution would be to run my old laptop for fifty years, until such time as its repeatedly repaired and rebuilt chassis dissolves into rust just … Continue reading
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Hoar Frost For Christmas
A couple weeks I wrote about hoar frost. It’s been a pretty persistent condition the last few weeks. I wound up bringing in an ice covered tree into Curmudgeon Compound. I think it’s super pretty! Then again I’m going to … Continue reading
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This is the fifth year of a my Festivus Christmas tradition where we gather around the warm glow of the laptop and watch A Very Zombie Holiday.
Pig Driving: Part 5
For another week Foxinator’s pig remained alive and well and increasingly evil. My pigs, which couldn’t be moved without the trailer, played happily in the sun and behaved like angels. This proves that the universe is always in balance. When … Continue reading
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Pig Driving: Part 4
After multiple attempts, a few involving five people pushing and shoving and swearing and falling in the muck, Foxinator still had two pigs she could not get into the trailer. I couldn’t move my pigs (to the butcher) without borrowing said … Continue reading
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Pig Driving: Part 3
The butcher is a man who’s schedule is a combination of ruthless efficiency and utter lack of flexibility. You must call weeks ahead for an appointment. The appointment will invariably be in an inconvenient time. You smile and accept this … Continue reading
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Pig Driving: Part 2
The universe tends toward balance. While my pigs were happy. the Foxinator’s pigs were unhappy. While my pigs relaxed in a huge (oversized really) pen and basked in the attention of everyone on the farm, her pigs were more numerous, … Continue reading