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Monthly Archive: July 2008

Jul 31 2008

A genuine blast from the past.

I moistened my proverbial panties when I saw this. For those of you who don’t know, I love the Mega Man series, and for Capcom to come out with a new game, in 2008, modelled after the original 8-bit NES series, makes every geeky cell in my body squeal with delight. How much do I …

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Jul 31 2008

Life, the universe, and everything (or, I’m An Atheist And So Can You!)

I feel the need to warn you right now, this is going to be an extremely long post, and I earnestly hope it spurs some honest and frank discussion amongst you, my loyal few readers.  And I’m going to try not to make the Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy references too prevalent.  This all started …

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Jul 28 2008

Angry Astronomer on Stellar Formation, and arguing with a creationist.

Phil Plait at Bad Astronomy linked to this discussion on Angry Astronomer recently, and boy howdy, is it worth a read.  I haven’t even finished the thread, but I’m sure it’ll provide with much-needed distractions and chuckles throughout the day tomorrow. And possibly into sometime next week.  What a wall of text! The length and …

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Jul 28 2008

Conservative hate radio influenced UU Church shooter

Unbelievable.  Simply unfathomable.  Eight people were shot, one dying immediately and another dying later in hospital, when a man with a grudge against, well, liberalism itself, decided to unload several shotgun blasts into a Unitarian Universalist church in Knoxville, Tennessee during a children’s production of Annie.  The rest of the injured are in serious or …

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Jul 27 2008

Wherein I try my hand at moving and carpentry

Sorry I’ve been mostly quiet this past week.  I spent much of the week building a proxy server to use at work, then having a higher-up (not my boss, but the “network architect” for the company) smack me down for doing so despite a “corporate solution” already being in place.  Forgive me for wanting to …

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Jul 20 2008

Weekend update with Kevin Nealon

(He was the only Saturday Night Live “Weekend Update” anchor I could ever stand.  Well, of the ones I got to see, anyway.  I’m not that old, y’see, to have seen Dan Akyroyd.) While Jodi was out for the weekend at a belly-dancing conference thing, I got to packing my basement.  I’ve packed ten boxes …

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Jul 19 2008

You have until midnight.

You’ll have until midnight tonight to see his evil plan unfurl for free. Starring Nathan Fillion (Mal from Firefly / Serernity) as Captain Hammer, and Neil Patrick Harris (DOOGIE!) as Dr. Horrible, Joss Whedon’s Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, a Super-Hero Musical in three fifteen-minute acts, will officially be taken offline tonight.  All three acts are …

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Jul 18 2008

WordPress 2.6 is cool.

And by cool I mean totally sweet. WordPress 2.6 is now installed, and has some neat features, such as revision control for posts, theme preview, word counts, management interface improvements, integration with Google Gears if you have it installed (and if you’re any kind of geek, you’ll go install it now), and all sorts of …

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Jul 14 2008

Uh, guys. It’s a cracker.

You may or may not have seen this already.  It’s been several days since this particular outrage hit the net, but I just hadn’t gotten around to writing about it until now. Recently, a student by the name of Webster Cook at the University of Central Florida attended a Catholic mass on campus.  The man …

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Jul 13 2008

That last post brings me to a related rant.

A computer-related rant, specifically.  About some choices the Ubuntu folks have made that I don’t agree with. That’s right, I’m about to complain about Linux, rather than my usual target, Windows.

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