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One Giant Example for Mankind

This past weekend, Neil Armstrong passed away at the age of 82. 18 months or so before I was born, he became the first human to walk on the Moon, the first time a person stood on any celestial body beyond our atmosphere. We’ve lost one of the good ones, one of our heroes — […]

Hard Drive Meltdown

Right on the heels of my new gear, I began experiencing intermittent kernel panics, which led my operating system to stop booting. Pissed beyond all conceivable description, I headed to the Genius bar at my local Apple store to ask for an assist. We scanned my hard drive, determined that it was okay, but realized […]

RIP Randy Pausch

Randy Pausch succumbed today to complications from pancreatic cancer. This is really sad. He was an inspiration to everyone who knew him, even if we only knew him through his Last Lecture. If you haven’t seen it, you must. Rest in peace, Dr. Pausch.

Interesting Car Grumbles

After haggling with some local dealers about the 2009 Pontiac Vibe, the ultimate finalist for “Apollo’s Next Car”, I found that it was nearly impossible to find one with the Preferred Package (Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Cruise Control) and the AC in a car with a manual transmission. After I located one in the […]

Car Shopping Saturday

I’m in the market for a new car. Well, not necessarily a brand new car, but a good late-model used car to replace my current purple car. I drive a 1994 Chevy Cavalier Z-24, which I bought in 1996. I’ve put 145,000 miles on it in the 12 years I’ve had it and it’s been […]

Goodbye, Consumating

A little while ago, Ben Brown, the founder of Consumating (my favorite social network ever), mentioned in twitter that CNET is shutting the old girl down. According to, the last day is March 15. “Though there hasn’t been an official statement from CNET on the matter, sources close to the company confirmed that the […]


Oooh, did you feel that? It shook my entire house. I had just finished making my ravioli, carrying it to my coffee table, and starting a movie when the rumble started. It looks like the USGS has the earthquake information. 5.6 on the Richter Scale. That’ll get the blood pumping. No damage at my house. […]

D-Day +23,011

On this day 63 years ago, my grandfather and nearly three million Allied soldiers invaded France in the largest seaborne invasion of all time. He came ashore on Omaha Beach in his tank, after the infantry had cleared the way for the armored divisions. After this invasion, Grandpa stayed in Europe for almost three more […]

CBS buys

CBS Corporation has purchased $280 million? Wow. (<nod target=”Metafilter” />). I’m a subscriber and have been for quite some time. Many of my friends are there, but I don’t interact much with I primarily just listen to music in my local iTunes Library and check out my charts on I wish […]

Memorial Day

Group, attenTION. Present ARMS. <salute><music song=”Taps” /> Order ARMS.</salute> Dismissed. (In memory of American soldiers, past and present, who fought, bled, and died.)

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