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Open Lab 2008!

So, Open Lab 2008 is now available, and you must buy a copy. Open Lab collects the best writing from the blogosphere and (ironically) captures them in print. It’s a nice chance to read some great stuff that you knew you’d love, and some great stuff you’ve never even seen. The cover art by Dave…

Dancing cheek to cheek

I need a pick-me-up today. She loves Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. But not as much as she loves her daddy!

MTV news is reporting that Bow Wow is coming to Chris Brown’s defense. For those of you who have been too busy worrying about the economy to follow the personal lives of celebrities, Chris Brown is a young singer who beat the shit out of his girlfriend Rihanna, another young singer (I’m sorry–“allegedly” beat the…

Sleepless

It’s really early, but I’ve been up for a while. The leg pain caused by the disk pushing into my L5 nerve root is turning me into a cranky insomniac. So this morning I’m giving in. I’m giving up on tossing and turning, grinding some good coffee beans, boiling some water, combining them in a…

Computer update—w00t!

HP feels really, really bad, and they are sending me a brand new tablet pc, apparently a newer, shinier, happier one. Yea!!

Computer woes

So I’ve been dealing with a sick computer for a while now. It died ungracefully during ScienceOnline09, first giving me the dread blue screen of death, then giving me a black startup screen that said the pc equivalent of “piss off”. My other computer is a mac, but the hospital’s system isn’t mac-compatible, and my…

PalCast Update

I love my podcast. A lot. I have great guests lined up. Really. But I also have a dead computer (I’m using a hospital PC right now). My laptop has all the “stuff” I need for the podcast, so please don’t give up! When it’s back out again (hopefully this weekend), I’ll let you know.…

Incoherent rant #37

Now, both of my readers may note that: 1) the number “37” appears to be randomly assigned, and 2) “incoherent” would appear to be redundant. But let me explain. Many, many years ago I injured my back. It got better. Until 3 a.m. this morning. Since then, I have been a walking question mark, except…

Oh, and a new banner!

If you like the new banner, kudos goes to Matt Yarbrough. I don’t really know who he is, but he was kind enough to design a banner and work with the picky blogger on a font. For the rest of the info on the image and copyrights, see the About page.

I believe!

I’m normally not one to believe in the improbable, but someone has laid some serious ju-ju on me. While away at my fabulous geek-cation, my computer bit it, my furnace at home died, and….(God, I can hardly type it…)…MY DSL WENT DOWN!!!1! Just in time for the launch of my brand-spanking-new blog, just in time…