• Archive for March, 2008

    Likes long walks on the beach

    by  • 3/31/2008 • geek • 1 Comment

    I have come to the conclusion that I have a laptop that enjoys being taken for walks. It wouldn’t boot up all last week, and then I took it with me to work this morning, only to have it boot up immediately in the office. The laptop’s still under warranty, but I’m going to have […]

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    That’s not what we meant…

    by  • 3/29/2008 • humor, insanity • 0 Comments

    While I’m sick I was trying to make the best use of my time with at least a little bit of studying. The company pays for a service from Skillport.com which provides a huge library of reference books online, and a decent selection of prep courses in technical and business topics across a wide range. […]

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    Mixed Messages Dep’t

    by  • 3/29/2008 • skeptic • 0 Comments

    Earth Hour; sign up with your commitment to turn off all the lights in your house for one whole hour tonight. Convince your friends and family to do so as well. Just the lights; you can leave the TV on, burn oil to heat your house, and use paraffin candles and flashlights to get around. […]

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    Another New Album

    by  • 3/28/2008 • music • 0 Comments

    Too bad they didn’t release it in the middle of February; the merchandising possibilities of a Stiff Valentine Valentine… Fans of electronic noise should enjoy this project. Members have played as touring members or otherwise involved in; Front Line Assembly, Dismantled, Decree, Mankind is Obsolete and likely others. STIFF VALENTINE EP “LOVELESS” NOW AVAILABLE FOR […]

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    Apparently I only update when I’m sick…

    by  • 3/25/2008 • music • 0 Comments

    The B-52s have a new album called Funplex that releases today. They look a little worse for wear, but they seem to sound alright. This is the kind of thing that happens when you’re no longer in the distribution chain; you miss out on the interesting stuff, and the list of interesting things to find […]

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    The Breeders new album

    by  • 3/25/2008 • music • 0 Comments

    They’re having They had a listening party for the new album at a VFW hall… very odd. Mountain Battles Record Release Party from The Breeders on Vimeo. Streaming hates me, and it’s too choppy to listen to or watch.

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    Hosting moved

    by  • 3/25/2008 • life • 0 Comments

    So, the last dedicated server was a steaming pile of poo run by a company that didn’t have their own NOC monkeys to do things like change a network cable, fix their routers, or perform emergency power cycles… Moved to another place, and managed to relocate all the data through the magic of rsync. Even […]

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    Dead bird on the sidewalk

    by  • 3/21/2008 • life • 0 Comments

    I’m thinking I should print some smaller versions for cards… “I hear you’re feeling run down” or “It’s hard to soar with the eagles when you’re being eaten by rats” or something else…

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    Click click click click camera

    by  • 3/19/2008 • art, photography, Vancouver • 0 Comments

    I’ve just come up with a number of arrangements of small 6x6cm photos taken from contact sheets I had printed a couple years ago. I’m really happy with the arrangements and I think they look great as sets; there’s more than one set that I’d consider getting another set of contact prints made so that […]

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