Monthly Archives: October 2015

I Did Nothing

Took a day off work today.

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Squirrel Report: Follow Up

In reference to squirrels. I’m not much of a cook and I try to avoid hassling Mrs. Curmudgeon with dead fauna I’ve brought home. I generally avoid bringing home anything that’s not big game or filleted fish. The squirrel thing … Continue reading

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Raspberry PI: I’m Always One Step Behind The Cool Kids

I have a love / hate relationship with computers. They’re awesome (even essential) for certain purposes (I’m not blogging with a quill pen) but I spend a lot of time with the feeling that the NSA and marketers are crawling … Continue reading

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Chimneys And Squirrels

I could procrastinate no longer. I was time to clean my chimney (no, that’s not a euphemism for something kinky… you freak!). Reluctantly I shuffled to and fro with tools and ladders and brushes and several of those infernal fiberglass … Continue reading

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BACON! Whatcha Got Fer trade?

The pigs are ready for butchering. Actually it’s past due. I can always put it off one more day and that’s what I’ve been doing. The pigs like this arrangement. (Now I’m fretting that I haven’t enough freezer space and … Continue reading

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The Martian (You Might As Well Buy The Book)

My last post listed some drawbacks to the movie The Martians (including Matt Damon’s rugged good looks and marketers that infect movies like barnacles on a speedboat). However, that’s overstating diddly little shit. The main point is you ought to … Continue reading

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The Martian (For Once A Movie Didn’t Suck)

I just watched the Martian. Spoiler alert: it’s about a guy who gets stuck on Mars. But you already knew that. This is the first time in forever I didn’t feel dirty and used after comparing a movie theater ticket … Continue reading

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Sign Me Up For Tammerdammerung

The Adventures Of Roberta X explains that Tammerdammerung is “…a version of the dreadful dark end of the Norse gods and all the world in which, just as things are at their very bleakest of bleak, all is lost and … Continue reading

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Quote Of The Day

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) Hat tip to Lawyer with a Gun.

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Tech Support

Cell phones invaded everyone’s life. Eventually that included me. It’s a major personal failure as far as I’m concerned. Eventually my old dumb phone it was replaced by a “smart” phone (i.e. a revolting abomination of bloated software and marketing … Continue reading

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