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Monthly Archive for April, 2007

Movin’ On 2007 at PSU

I rode up to Penn State (PSU) this weekend to support Movin’ On. Held on the HUB lawn, the PSU concert series is in its 33rd year and has attacted plenty of solid national acts in the past. I thought it was strange that I’d never heard of any of this year’s bands beforehand, nor […]

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Google Maps Pop Quiz

I worked at this facility for a brief period of time. Two points if you can figure out and comment on what it is and its purpose. Two extra points if you guess what I was doing there. Cue Jeopardy theme.

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Proudly Blocked By Websense

I hear from good authority that my site is blocked by AACPS. That amuses me. I also hear from good authority that there are proxy/anonymizer sites that aren’t blocked by AACPS that render my site readable. That amuses me more. Hooray for smart kids who know how to bypass stupid Websense filters. I’m not sure […]

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It’s the Little Things

George Carlin had a monologue about the little things that bring us together. Little moments that we all experience and make us all the same. This probably belongs in ACW’s potty humor, but I witnessed two of those moments today in the men’s room. What follows were the events and my resulting thoughts during the […]

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Just a day after the Virginia Tech shooting, RIT student Jonathan Hackenburg (pictured at right, probably with a severe case of sleep deprivation) was taken into custody for possession of assault weapons. The whole thing came about because Rodney White — the facilities supervisor at the hotel who is being praised in the media and […]

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Links by IMDB, Mostly

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I found a small insect in my upstairs bathroom a few weeks ago. It was resting on the side of the shower, approximately four feet in the air. It didn’t react when I used a piece of paper to remove it. I thought it was a tick, so I flushed it. Last night I found […]

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I hate crossing the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, especially when there’s no other way to go. I was heading to Alexandria last night and got to sit in the mixing bowl for 20-30 minutes before crossing into Virginia. Took 20 minutes to go 25 miles on the Parkway and another hour in stop-and-go traffic for 3 […]

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Leaving the grocery store yesterday, I walked past a women with long hair. She was loading groceries into her car’s trunk and talking as if she were in the middle of a conversation. She looked as me as I walked past and kept talking. Not to me, clearly. A year or two ago I would […]

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Are YOU an Internet Sysop?

Amusing and loud (though probably NSFW if your speakers are cranked up), behold the geek-friendly Internet Sysop song. Props to DJ for this one. Even if the counter isn’t at 100% you can probably still play it. If the embed fails, the original is on Something Awful, which has one of the best privacy policies […]

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As much as I like my place, I hate the HOA and its inspection process. The inspections are performed by representatives with no construction or repair experience. They cite problems then follow up with an inspection so cursory they won’t be able to tell whether repairs were made or not. When questioned in person they […]

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I went to Chicago to visit friends for my self-proclaimed spring break. Their apartment is cozy and centrally located for both nightlife and work, close to mass transit, etc. Their building isn’t the newest, but it’s got an air of class. They’ve got doormen to open the door for you and announce visitors, hardwood in […]

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I just received an eight page newsletter from Behnke Nurseries. There’s something I can’t figure out. Why would a nursery send out a flyer to an entire ZIP+4 where the owners — in addition to having no more than 20 square feet of lawn — have landscaping done for them by Brickman whether they want […]

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Verizon FiOS Gaining Traction

I rarely use wireless when I’m in the house. So rarely that I’ve got it disabled on the router. When I came back from running some errands out, I forgot to disable my card. All of these are all being picked up in the basement. Last time I checked I could pickup 12-15 access points […]

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Search Queries, Lurkers Unite!

I just ran a batch of Analog reports on the webserver’s logs this morning, where I learned that the traffic to this blog has more than quadrupled since November. I think that’s pretty good since I don’t advertise much beyond word-of-mouth. That generally doesn’t count RSS subscribers either, although you guys are growing in numbers […]

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