Sunday, December 27, 2009

My New Cribbage Board!

It's the best one I've had in a while. It has three tracks, a holding area, internal card storage, and is made with genuine wood-like Chinese plastic! Guaranteed to be lead-free and with Chok-full-'o-Engrish Instrucshuns, it marvelous product of China engineering! Have a real happy Fun Fun time!

Posted via email from Michael's posterous

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Krampus Christmas

This is Just a Test....

I recently tried to update some of my settings in Twitterfeed and discovered that I cannot sign in with the OpenID provider I used when I first configured my account. However, I was able to attempt recovery, to no avail though. In the end, I just created a new account and repeated setup for my blog's feed with the changes. I'm afraid though, that I will now get double posting to my Twitter account. This post is a test -- and early apology if needed -- of that concern.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

This Year In Auto-Tune 2009 - That Really Happened?!

Jewel - Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

There are some things that aught never be mixed with Jazz, and perhaps this is a perfect example of one of them.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Sunday, December 06, 2009


Friday, December 04, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Autopost Test

I just finished configuring Posterous to autopost to a number of
different accounts, and I'm afraid... very afraid... of what might be
about to happen. I may be about to cross the streams, and I do not
know what the actual consequences will be. To anyone effected, I'm
sorry, but you should know by know that I'm dangerous with tech.

Posted via email from Michael's posterous

Friday, November 13, 2009

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Screen Savers - The Screen Savers Wedding - Part 1 of 2

I had almost forgotten that this happened. I was reminded of the blessed event by DGW 916. It's amazing how much life has happened since then.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Friday, August 07, 2009

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Shopping After a Birthday

I've had yet another birthday come and go without much incident, but as usual, I now have all the cash my family has given me and am expected to buy something with it to show them. It's tempting to tell them to go back to picking the presents themselves, but after more than a few major "incidents" in childhood, I think I'll stick with the cash, thank you. Last year, I opted to buy RAM for my MacPro, but that didn't go over so well; I spent the next six months trying to explain what I had purchased, why I wanted it, and why it was indeed a good thing to have more of than I had before. So, this time, it's clothing and software that comes in shiny boxes.

Windows 7

As most of my family is still using Windows, despite my best efforts to swing them over to Linux, I think they should understand why I want a copy of the Windows 7 upgrade -- especially while it's $50.00.

iLife 09

This one would be a harder sell, but I think the promise of family-friendly DVDs of family events should be enough, and it doesn't hurt that none of them would know that I already have all of the software, just in an older version.

iWork 09

Now, I don't know if I actually want a copy of iWork, because I use, Textmate, and WriteRoom for just about everything. My only regret is that I do not have good -- and pretty -- presentation software.

Mobile Me

This is the most sketchy one... I don't eve know why I want it... I think it's mostly because of the Reality Distortion Field, and the fact that I had a subscription that has now lapsed, and I really want my Mac to stop nagging me about it. However, if I do ever break down, switch to AT&T, and get an iPhone, I'll actually have a use for MobileMe beyond Yet Another Backup. (I'm already using MOZY, DropBox, Live Mesh Beta, and network-attached storage.)

Monday, June 29, 2009

PixelPipe Test

This is just a test of

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Leo Laporte Pops HIs Ball 2009

So much for the Valeo being the luxury ball of fitness balls; he should have stuck with the GopherFit Anti-burst Stability ball. This is the second time I've missed this happening... Maybe I should watch more and they would explode less....

Monday, May 11, 2009

Origami Vase - Part 1 of 2

I just finished making this one. Afterwards, I realized that I've done it before, but it's been quite a while. I don't know that it turned out well enough to share a picture of it though.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Rack 'n' Roll

This is the server cluster for Wolfram Alpha going up.

Friday, April 10, 2009


I've been going through a great many papers and such that have managed to tag along with me through more than a few moves, and in the process, I keep coming across old photo CDs. I'm starting to be very appreciative of the benefits of having had a long-term , archivist mindset since early in my life; the negatives for many of these photos would never have survived the rough treatment that many of the CDs seem to have endured -- in fact, most of them seem to be outright lost. So, I'm finally taking the time to upload some of them to Flickr. In this case, it's the set of pictures I made at the Ingomar Attendance Center Homecoming in 2000. I'll probably be pushing more up before I call it a night, but I don't know that any of the others I find will be nearly as representative of the value I have rediscovered than these. Besides, what's likely to produce better potential blackmail material than this? (Wait! That is I!)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Windows 7

I’ve been using Windows 7 for a few hours now, and I’m posting this via Windows Live Writer on Windows 7. It’s impressive. It looks much cleaner than Vista, seems much more responsive than even the XP install I have been using, and the features – however few they may be – that have been added are actually worthwhile. I still need to look at how well it works with all of the software I use in my XP VM normally before I make any final judgments. Although, I do feel I could actually recommend this to people, despite my predilection for non-Microsoft products.