I have mostly completed the migration of my LiveJournal posts to my WordPress blog. Everything seems to work pretty well; I need to fix any post with an embedded YouTube video, and some posts have the comments repeated over and over, but its up and running for now. I’m still keeping the LiveJournal running, with all posts mirrored; no need to abandon everything just yet. Folks should be able to comment either place. I haven’t written anything decent since Memorial Day; I’ve been dry as a bone. Bringing some attention back to this blog is intended to help me push … Continue reading →
The new car behaved itself well! Much less general wear on a car = much better gas mileage, as I made Baltimore and back on only a tank and a half. Dwight and Dawn were excellent company: among other things, I got to hear a Duran Duran album I hadn't picked up yet. Huyndais handle differently with three people and a trunk of con luggage in them than they do with one, something I'm not yet completely used to. The Hunt Valley no-longer-Marriott is an interesting hotel. Every year I manage to get lost in their hall layout at least … Continue reading →
I couldn’t stay up to watch Curiosity, since I’d had a very long weekend, and an early Monday morning to head to. In fact, I didn’t manage to stay up until 10 last night. But I felt confident that Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ would tell me everything I needed to know when I woke in the morning, and they did. Well done NASA! I spent some time at NASA Langley. Unless you know some of these folks you might not believe how hard they work at their jobs, how committed they are to expanding the scope of human knowledge, and … Continue reading →
Back in 2000, the Dodge Aries I drove at the time began to have suspension problems which would cost far more to fix than was practical. With a need to get to work, I found a 1979 Ford LTD III on the local market for $500, and got to enjoy driving a tank for a while. However, the idea of me driving a 20-year-old Ford appalled my father so much that he convinced me to let him help me buy my first new car ever, a 2001 Hyundai Elantra. I got 12 lovely years of service out of that car. … Continue reading →
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I'm happy to see that my urge to create is growing strong again. While my anxieties are still getting in the way – I start panicking a bit every time I sit in front of the keyboard – I've discovered that music is an excellent self-medication for the problem. Doesn't seem to matter too much what the music is, though the panic will try to trick me into getting playlists "just right" as a way of stalling. Another technique that's working quite well is to get working on one of my little comedy video productions. The great thing about those … Continue reading →
I've been eagerly awaiting 's book "The Unnaturalists", and it looks like it's finally been announced: Steampunk and parazoology sound like a darn good combination to me, but then I've been a fan of her writing since the first Hallowmere book. I can only assume that she feels as excited as I do when I've released a new slapstick video out into the wild 🙂 … Continue reading →