Archive for June, 2007

Here we go again…

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

It looks like the nice people at Yahoo! are doing something to the databases again…with their usual level of expertise.
I tried to access the blog here a little after 4:00 and got the old database error message. Hopefully it was just a minor glitch and not the beginning of another run of intermittent downtime like […]

Day 16,832…

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Has dawned overcast and dreary: the rainy season is truly upon us.
Just something it occurred to me to wonder about the other morning, so I just whipped together a quick little file in Mariner Calc, the program I now use instead of Excel, and came up with this answer.
16832 DI (Die Ibadaironis). You can’t get […]

Cheeky-assed Comment Spammer

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Found this in the mod queue this morning:
Name: Eric | E-mail: | URI: | IP:
This is exactly what I expected to find out after reading the title Free Speech America at it again. Thanks for informative article.
(Existing timestamp: June 18, 2007 @ 11:20)
If you go to his website (but, seriously, why bother?), […]

My Missionary Position?

Monday, June 18th, 2007

In preparation for the great exodus in early August (the building refurb project I think I’ve mentioned before), some of the third-years were cleaning out the student lounge a few doors down one day last week and brought me a caricature done by a graduating student a few years back that has graced the walls […]

Just another day…

Friday, June 15th, 2007

But with it another notch on the branch, another ring-around-the-core. (As in “If nothing else, we could cut his legs off and count the rings….”)
Nothing special, just another work-at-home Friday. Took a break in the early afton and puttered about in the yard for a while…but the ground and everything was still too wet from […]

On certain salt-kissed, fog-wrapt nights like this…

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

I am reminded to take extra care when lighting from the car. You never know what the shifting billows and tendrils of white may hide.
It was on a night like this a few years ago that a woman was attacked by a run amok monkey. He had escaped from the Mehiko Monkey Pavilion down on […]

Attack of the 50-Foot Windchime Girl!!!

Monday, June 4th, 2007

So it was Saturday afternoon…maybe about 4:00 or 5:00. I’d been out puttering around in the yard & garden and had just come in to have something cool and check out the action on the various boards and sites I’ve been trolling lately. And the doorbell rang.
Well, crap.
When I’d come in, I’d pulled off my […]