Protected: Doom of the Electrician

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Illegal substances and depressions

Does anyone else find it curious that the prohibition of alcohol was intermingled with heavy illegal drinking, and the tail end of prohibition dovetailed with the beginning of the Great Depression? Does anyone else look at the current economic climate, look back at the 30s, and wonder when drugs will be legalized?

Of Rice and Men

Six and a half years ago, I made a few brief trips before moving across the country. One of my trips was to visit a good friend of mine from high school, let’s call him Al. “Al” was (and is) one of the best graphic designers I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with – […]

Powershell Powers, Activate!

Yesterday, I had a problem to solve. I didn’t want to stay at work until 9pm, waiting for another team’s process to publish a file. (Grossly simplified, but you get the idea). I also didn’t want to log in from home at 9pm in order to wait for it to happen (I did that the […]

Getting Engaged (Finally)

Calling this post long-delayed is a bit like calling the Pacific Ocean “wet” or the guy who slipped up on the Zune leap-year bug “fired” – it is a severe understatement while still being accurate. I was recently alerted by Nightsinger to the fact that my lovely wife repeatedly tells her version of the engagement […]

Sausage #2: Arista

Warning: If you’re soft-hearted, or even have half a soul, and don’t want to cry, don’t read any further. Abigail, this means you.

Did I mention I have a hat?

Mandrina thinks my respond to the hat is funny. I’ve sent her text messages in the recent past about it. Rewind a bit: Mandrina and I were invited to join another couple on a trip to Leavenworth for Oktoberfest. I got a little drunk, got a little hung over, but Mandrina laughed at me. The […]

TV Shows: “Fringe”

Do you know what I find most appealing about the “fringe science” TV show “Fringe”? It’s set in Boston! I keep seeing towns I know. Milford, Mass., just got a shout out.

It was funny until I saw the date

Letter to the Red States — I thought it was funny until I saw that it wasn’t written recently (and I appreciated that MSFT got a mention).

Interesting fact #1293

Did you know that there is an odd correlation between individuals who do not have automotive insurance and phone calls from lawyers related to soft-tissue injuries from low speed automotive accidents?