Archive for the 'General' Category

Silence…

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Wow…even the spammers have stopped dropping by!
Several times in the past I tried to cut down on the amount I was blogging, but I just never seemed able to kick the habit.
Turns out the secret is just finding other things to do….

So…let’s catch up, shall we?

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

OK…here’s a bit of an update, in case you’re interested.
On September 18 (while still back in the States), I went in to the optometrist’s connected to the Lens Crafters at a nearby mall to have my eyes checked and get a new pair of glasses made. I didn’t return to the States last year and […]

Rumors to the contrary…

Monday, October 15th, 2007

NOTwithstanding…I haven’t died or anything…yet.
Will try to post a proper update tomorrow.
Till then!

Yahoo! servers wonky again?

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

If in the last day or so you’ve seen an error message like this

Error establishing a database connection
This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can’t contact the database server at mysql. This could mean your host’s database server is down.
* Are […]

Why all juries should be hung

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Because, as a male, I naturally think it’s better to be hung than not.
Um…never mind.
Seriously, because no eye-witness account can ever truly be trusted!
I posted the previous entry before leaving the office last night, after a long day and one day after the actual events. As I passed by Denny’s and the intersection in question […]

Happy Mid-Winter Holiday Coopted by Xian Conspirators!

Monday, December 25th, 2006

You weren’t expecting something bland and banal like “Season’s Greetings”, were you?
Anyway (and seriously), best wishes to everyone for a safe and happy new year!

DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN

Monday, May 29th, 2006

(Don’t mind me…still working some of the excess off.)
DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN
(Think of it as sort of a restrained primal scream rendered in typographical repetition.)
DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN
(If you repeat a word, any word, often enough, it begins to lose its meaning, to look odd on the page.)
DAMN DAMN […]

Public Service Announcement

Saturday, May 20th, 2006

What is with this latest run of comment spam?
Damn. In the last two days I’ve probably zapped close to 500 of the little bloodsuckers. And I see from a recent post by Roy that I’m not alone.
Based on the content of a large number, I have upped the ante and brought out the big guns, […]

The Final Word on Abortion and Gay/Lesbian Sex/Marriage!

Monday, March 20th, 2006

It’s very simple, really:
IF ITS NOT YOUR HOLE, MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS.
 
Isn’t it great when a simple, general rule covers multiple cases.
In fact, we can further generalize the above to create a rule that would probably go a long way to realizing Heaven on Earth:
MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS.
 
That kinda sums it up nicely, no? What […]

Email spam on the increase?

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

I’ve had the impression over the last few days that a lot more spam has been coming through (very little getting into the Inbox, but Eudora burps to tell me when she’s gobbled down some more), so I checked the stats window just now. For this week, she showed me this (blue line, last week; […]

Kî-hinnêh hassethâw ‘âvâr

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

For lo, the winter is past…
Well, that was fun. A bit better now, sorry to have imposed. Thanks for all notes online and off.
Spring will soon be here…
weqôl hatôr nishma’ be᾿artsênnû
and the song of the turtle-dove heard in our land.
Back to our regularly scheduled programming…

IN MATRIS MEMORIAM

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

This is my favorite picture of my mother, holding her grandchildren Tasha (Nastasia) and Nathan. I keep a large blowup of this in a frame in a little alcove in my tatami room and occasionally burn stick incense (three sticks) in front of it. (Not as part of any real religious ceremony, mostly just as […]

I Ain’t Nothing But a Hound Dog?

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

Evidently somebody has suggested that I become her hunting dog/retriever after I return to the States.
Kewl. Works for me!

I mean, I don’t mind playing the hound one bit.
As long as she continues to be the bitch.

Happy VD!

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

Valentine’s Day, that is.

(Mmmmwha!)
XXX

Merry Charlesmas! (Darwinmas?)

Monday, February 13th, 2006

OK, so I missed it by a day. Sue me for not paying attention, already.
Yes, yesterday February 12 marked the 197th anniversary of the birth of our Lord and Scientist, Charles Robert Darwin.
I would like to propose, in light of the importance of his contribution to the biological sciences and to our understanding of our […]