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01 January 2012 @ 01:09 am
Happy new year, y'all. May it be an improvement over the last.
31 December 2010 @ 07:26 pm
Happy new year, everyone. May 2011 be better than 2010, however good or bad 2010 was for each of you.
15 June 2010 @ 02:56 pm
Well, that sucks.
13 February 2010 @ 07:19 pm
Y'all will have noticed I haven't posted here in a while. That's most likely to continue to be the case, as I do my actually-bloggy blogging over at my actual blog, what little talking about myself I feel like doing anymore has mainly moved to Facebook, and I can be found in the discussion threads at Shakesville and Blue Mass Group (among other blogs). I'm continuing to read and occasionally comment here, though.

This update is to say that, and also that pyrodon's grandfather, who'd been suffering severe Alzheimer's for several years, died yesterday after having been moved to palliative care a few days before. So she's off to Indiana for a few days. It's pretty rough on her and her family, but he had been in poor health for some time, and lately as I understand it hadn't been spending much time awake.
01 January 2010 @ 12:05 am
As the saying goes: To 2010 — may it not suck.
25 December 2009 @ 06:53 pm
Happy Christmas to those of y'all that celebrate, or happy slightly late or slightly early other things, if you celebrate them :-) If you don't celebrate anything particular just now, I hope you're having an excellent day nonetheless.

It is probable, by the way, that posting here will be about as light-to-nonexistent in the future as it has been lately, but I am still reading.
26 August 2009 @ 07:21 am
RIP, Senator, and thank you.
Current Mood: crushedcrushed
20 May 2009 @ 11:24 pm
Signal boost: the rule of law matters.
01 February 2009 @ 12:24 am
LeVar Burton has a blog. And a Twitter feed. And a GRAY MOUSTACHE. Geordie cannot have gray hair, people. This is just not OK.

...Damn, I feel old.
03 January 2009 @ 06:22 pm
I hope everyone's had good holidays. After a mandatory (use-'em-or-lose-'em PTO days) three-week vacation, I'll be back to work Monday, and I wouldn't really mind having longer off...so long as I still got paid. Ah well.

pyrodon and I got each other a Roomba for Christmas, and it's pretty much the cutest robot ever. Does a good job cleaning the floors, too. My folks got me a Fuzebox kit, which I promptly built, and then bricked by trying to load a too-large demo. I've ordered a different programmer cable, so I think I should be able to reburn the bootloader and get it working again. And if that fails, I've ordered a replacement chip, so one way or another it'll be back to functional. It's a great little project, lots of fun to solder up. And my brother got me a shaving set from The Art of Shaving (though curiously not one listed on their site — it has the things that come in their carry-on kit, plus a nice handle for Mach 3 blades, but came in a box like their starter kit), with pre-shave oil, badger brush, shaving cream and aftershave balm (as well as a razor). For those of you who shave your faces, I strongly endorse this product and/or service. (Though I don't particularly care whether you give TAoS your money; but a badger brush, good shaving cream or soap, and some kind of pre-shave oil and after-shave lotion, are worthwhile investments.) Best. Shave. Ever.