Archive for April, 2005


April 29, 2005 - 11:51 pm Comments Off on Ha

I have an evil little grin, usually paired with an impolite cackle, and I find myself using them both fairly often.

With Teeth

April 29, 2005 - 11:26 am Comments Off on With Teeth

Nine Inch Nails has made available on MySpace a streaming download of their next album, With Teeth, due out next week. Pretty farking cool. They also…


Some video from Life Church just opened up Windows Media Player and started talking about overcoming Fear. Is this a joke? This is like the damn Patrick Swayze character from Donnie Darko. What the hell opened this link? Color me cornfused. “I was living life addicted to the approval of other people” – apparently goes against Scripture. Um.

So like I was saying, Nine Inch Nails also made available for download a GarageBand version of their song The Hand That Feeds and you can twiddle endlessly with it. I made it into a jazzy torch song, a radical departure from its techno-industrial feel.

Closing the Christian self-help video which took over the computer…

Ever wondered with Darth Vader would blog about? Wonder no more.
Dude Falling.
Guess the Google – it loads 20 images from Google Image Search; you try to guess the keyword searched which returned the images.
Transparent Screens – when people get creative with their desktop background images.

If anyone else gets the “Fear is the Mind-Killer” preacher guy, let me know what activated him, please. Unless it was Muad-dib trying to tell me something.

I’m such a geek.

Hello WordPress!

April 27, 2005 - 3:04 am 1 Comment

I’ve switched blog software over to WordPress, so forgive me if things are a little wonky around here for a while.

Spammers suck

April 27, 2005 - 1:56 am Comments Off on Spammers suck

Kill the golden goose, assholes. Thanks to comment spammers, my server got totally bogged down. Therefore, commenting is disabled. I’m going to have to look into another blogging system where the comments aren’t so easily targeted by the bottomfeeders.

Anyway, here’s a quiz – can anyone identify this song?


April 25, 2005 - 9:52 pm Comments Off on Irony

The strange and ironic tale of Russia’s Amber Room. Germany builds Russia a treasure in 1700s; Germany absconds with said treasure during WWII; Russia inadvertently destroys treasure whilst occupying German stonghold.
Better get that knee looked at.
Real or fake?
Nothing like $8000 Hot Wheels.

Prius geekus

April 25, 2005 - 7:10 pm Comments Off on Prius geekus

Visit the Real Hybrid Mileage Database

Good and bad

April 24, 2005 - 2:35 am Comments Off on Good and bad

Good: Went to Scarborough Faire today, and the kids had a ball.
Bad: It’s smaller and not nearly as fun as Texas Renaissance Festival.
Good: The Prius averaged 45.5 MPG for this tank of gas.
Bad: I had a stomach bug at the festival today and spent more time in the privy than anywhere else.
Good: The kind medic at the gate gave me 4 Pepto Bismol tablets.
Bad: One of the workers at the festival started telling a kid in line in front of us how we could all learn a lesson from Robin Hood, who stole from the rich and gave to the poor (what lesson? didn’t they try that in the USSR? and it failed miserably?)
Good: I think I startled said worker with my “From my cold, dead, manicured hands” shirt… he was so flustered he gave me back too much change, which I promptly told him and gave him three more dollars.
Bad: My firewire charger for my iPod is broken, and radio between here and Dallas sucks.
Good: We stopped at the Czech Stop on the way home and picked up a ton of kolaches.
Bad: I am going to gain 20 pounds from the ton of kolaches.

MPGee Whiz

April 21, 2005 - 9:10 pm Comments Off on MPGee Whiz

First 100 miles in the Prius, city driving. 45.6 MPG. About four times what we get in the Suburban!

I’m thinking about getting ceramic window tint on the windows – it doesn’t interfere with cell phone or GPS signals like the metallic film does, and it has a “No Fault” guarantee, meaning if you gouge it by accident, they will replace it for you. I also think we’re gonna need some darker floormats. Ivory colored floormats + two little kids and one big kid (Hub) = grubby city.