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Monthly Archive: October 2010

Oct 31 2010

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Sorry.  My darling Aunty Flow finally showed up.  Wetware nonfunctional.  But I couldn’t let Halloween end without posting Brian Switek’s awesome cat-o-lantern: Love it!  Of course, it’s got stiff competition from Silver Fox’s Jack-o-Breccia.  If you haven’t seen Jack yet, you really must go say hi.  Bonus: considering what he’s made of, the neighborhood hooligans …

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Oct 31 2010

Give Someone a Good Scare

So, Neil Gaiman’s started a new Halloween tradition I can definitely get behind: All Hallow’s Read.  Give someone a scary book today. Look, I know it’s already Halloween.  That’s no excuse.  The bookstores are open.  You’ve got five minutes.  Just do it. Now to think up something scary to give.  Romance novel?  Something from the …

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Oct 29 2010

Adios, Jimmers

This has been a horrible month.  First Holly, now my parents’ cat Jimmy. Jimmy seemed everlasting.  He married into the family when my stepmother and father tied the knot.  I could always count on that enormous bundle of orange tabby sacked out on his favorite blankie on the sofa when I went home.  There was …

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Oct 28 2010

Night Off

Ye hormones are kicking me arse, there’s a cat wanting to cuddle, and I’ve decided I need to go to the doctor.  Dr. House, of course.  Got all of 5th season I haven’t even unwrapped, haven’t I? In the meantime, don’t forget to congratulate Callan on his big move!  Love the new digs!

Oct 28 2010

Oh, Schist! And Other Stories

Yes, it’s taken me this long to settle on an appropriate deskcrop for this month’s Accretionary Wedge.  In point of fact, I haven’t got any deskcrops.  I haven’t got a desk.  If I did have a desk, I wouldn’t be able to use it, as it would be covered in rocks, books, and the occasional …

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Oct 27 2010

Touring Evergreen Hospital

Evergreen Hospital Last month, I got to visit Evergreen as a patient.  This month, I got to poke around the place for fun and education.  Thanks to Sherry in the marketing department, my intrepid companion and I got to attach ourselves to a tour group who were there for professional reasons, rather than mere curiosity.  …

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Oct 26 2010

What Fascinates You?

So it’s another day wherein I have abandoned my normal routine for an afternoon out and a marathon session of Castle.  Look, we’ve got just over two seasons to catch up on, all right?  And I only get to see it Mondays.  The weather outside was frightful, so we accomplished our long-postponed tour of Evergreen …

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Oct 25 2010

You Might Wanna Patch Up Firefox

Interesting security vulnerability we’ve got here.  Before you hook up to an open wi-fi network again, you might wanna take countermeasures. Tip o’ the shot glass to Silver Fox for the alert!

Oct 25 2010

Is There No End to Inanity?

By now, the more perceptive of you may have realized I haven’t been writing about pollyticks lately.  That’s not because I’ve lost interest, it’s because I’ve been awash in a target-rich environment.  After so many hours of exposure to ever-increasing stupidity, day after day, my poor brain crawled out a convenient ear canal and ran …

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Oct 24 2010

A Little Something of Photographic Interest

For our own George W., who knows how to rig up inexpensive solutions to photographic needs, with outstanding results.  This is probably something he’s already invented, but hey – why not? My darlings, may I present you: “The poor man’s macro kit.” Complete with before-and-after shots! So, go interest yourselves in some extension tubes, avoid …

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