Villagers With Pitchforks

The flaming torches were delayed in transit, sorry.

Friday, May 28, 2004

Pre Memorial Day Snark du Jour

I'm at work. I'm one of two people in my group who are in today.

I'm In Charge. Fear me.

I'll see y'all Tuesday.

Thursday, May 27, 2004

I got yer e-voting right here

What you need to know about electronic voting machines.

- via geek press

Wednesday, May 26, 2004


I work in an office park in the midst of several square miles of light industrial shops. About a mile from here, there's a place called the Peppersauce Cafe, where I go for lunch most days.

The other day, they announced their Memorial Day weekend plans:

We will be closed
Friday May 28th
Monday May 31st
'cuz we want to

I like that.

And the food's really good, too.

Intel Margaritas?

What to do if your computer freezes:

1. Don't panic. Gently unplug the computer.

2. Move the computer to a warm location, but not too hot. Near a heater or fireplace (not too near!) is good.

3. Place a towel under it to collect run-off.

4. Do not use any sharp objects to remove ice, especially on the motherboard. Remove any large pieces of ice that fall off.

5. When the computer is unfrozen and completely dry, plug it back in and test it.

From toddashi's LJ

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Coming Soon: "T'Pol's Brain"

Star Trek: Enterprise has been renewed for another season. I was really looking forward to seeing them all die heroically (or at least look like they'd do so in some cliffhanger) at the end of the Xindi story-arc tomorrow night. That's okay news. I like Enterprise well enough when I get to see it.

The bad news - there's always bad news: They're moving it to Friday night. This is bad in a couple of ways. The most obvious is that Friday night is not a big TV-watching night. Less obvious unless you live here in the Endless Suburb is that the viewing schedule might be even more disrupted than it already has been. The local UPN station also carries the Phoenix Suns, who run around on basketball courts all over the NBA. In event of a scheduling conflict, this always pushes Enterprise to some obscure dungeon of a timeslot, accesible only to gnomes and video recorders.

I prefer making TV shows to watching them, and so seldom tape anything off the air. I don't have a TiVo, and I haven't built my own PVR yet. So I miss a lot, and next year, will miss even more. And yet: I won't miss that much. Yeah, it's Star Trek, but it's also just another show I see sometimes.

Monday, May 24, 2004

Superfluous technology

Any blog that lets you post via e-mail can't be all bad.

Update: The mailing program, on the other hand, is out of control. I mailed the original message in from my office e-mail account, which runs under Microsoft Outlook. It appeared here in a different typeface than the rest of the messages. When I opened the editor to see why: it was obvious: My little 12 word message was buried in a screenful of HTML and other odd markup.

Memo to self: Be sure to check 'plain text' when emailing to this blog.

Mercifully Free of the Ravages of Intelligence

In order that I post a reply to Tom Tuerff, I had to create a whole blog.

No wonder blogs are growing so fast.