Twitter
technmsg

Monthly Archive for July, 2010

Mosquitoes don’t seem to like gunfire. A few weeks ago a buddy and I trekked into the woods, ready to try out a new set of reactive targets. We were inundated by mosquitoes as we set up, all wanting their lunch. But after a few rounds, the mosquitoes just disappeared. I didn’t see or hear […]

Read Full Post »

From the moment the 8-bit Universal logo hits the silver screen and the 8-bit version of the melody fills your ears in digital surround, you know that Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is going to be excellent. To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect. With a tag-line of “an epic of epic epicness,” […]

Read Full Post »

The U.S. Postal Service hasn’t turned a profit since 2006. Since when does a government-run organization have to turn a profit? Do any of our government programs turn a profit? The management blames the steady decline in pieces of mail that people are sticking in the mailbox. I don’t know about you, but I haven’t […]

Read Full Post »

For the last couple days, the cron job for updating my SpamAssassin rule set has been throwing an error: Argument “1.39_01″ isn’t numeric in subroutine entry at /usr/bin/sa-update line 81. It turns out this is a bug with the Archive::Tar module that was released a few days ago, not SpamAssassin or CentOS per se. The […]

Read Full Post »

Inception on Opening Night

I predict that Inception will do rather well this weekend. For once, the previews didn’t give away the best parts. Nor will I. Christopher Nolan has done it again, combining perception and dreams and reality and demons in a twisted multi-layered plot. There are aspects of it reminiscent of The Matrix combined with Eternal Sunshine […]

Read Full Post »

Observation #35 – Aspect Ratio

We’re big on big televisions here in the United States. They’re supposedly better for watching sports, cartoons, sitcoms, movies, and everything else. At least that’s what the home electronics folks would have us believe. I’m a movie guy, and I’m not so sure. Having watched a bunch of movies on big widescreen televisions, I’ve noticed […]

Read Full Post »

Twitter as a Stopgap

I’ve been reading a lot, both for school and for pleasure. So much, in fact, that my writing has subsided considerably. As a stopgap, I’ve been more active on Twitter lately. It isn’t the same, but I feel like I should be writing something on a daily basis. There are things that affect me that […]

Read Full Post »

Parliament of Whores

Parliament of Whores is a billed as a “lone humorist’s attempt to explain the entire U.S. Government.” I found it to be a logical, cynical, and incredibly funny critique of our system of government. Although first published in 1991, much of P.J. O’Rourke’s commentary still rings true. Just to get a glimpse at what we’re […]

Read Full Post »