Monthly Archives: January 2006

Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe

After being on TV for a couple of years, you’re probably all aware ofMythbusters on Discovery (now available on DVD). But before that show starting being aired on a regular basis, there was a pilot Somara and I caught while on … Continue reading

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Blog Annoyances #2

Thankfully it was a Monday so I figured most of you weren’t looking but I got it all repaired by dinner time in Austin while learning about the nature of blojsom some more.    What happened? If you looked at … Continue reading

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WOTC makes one too many trips to the Races well

Riding on the short coattails of WOTC’s past Races series of sourcebooks comes Races of the Dragon. While Races of Stone, Wild and Destiny focused on the seven core racial choices, Dragon really only fleshes out the optional racial choice of Half Dragon and everyone’s favorite pathetic opposition that even … Continue reading

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Belated remembrance on Challenger

Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger‘s destruction with all seven astronauts lost. Such a shame too since the US’s success-safety record was pretty good compared to the Soviet Union’s (their losses are still up for debate).    … Continue reading

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Duncan Sheik debuts new stuff in Austin

Tonight I finally got the opportunity to see Duncan Sheik perform, ten years after I was ensnared by his first single “Barely Breathing.” I have followed his material since then and still really enjoyed it, especially his 2002 albumDaylight. The … Continue reading

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Week 16 of NHL 2005-6

Mario Lemieux retired yesterday. Maybe this time he’ll stay retired and I think he will. He stepped down from his executive post with the Penguins since they’re for sale. I don’t have any particular opinion of him that was seriously … Continue reading

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The Stanley Cup comes to Austin

It’s really late and maybe I can write more about this during the day but I couldn’t wait (see, I’m already suffering from sleep deprivation). Saturday night, the Stanley Cup came through Austin again. Last year I missed out because … Continue reading

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Picayune hosting issues resolved

For those of you who have been visiting my site over the last several weeks had noticed that its performance in your browser was rather sluggish. I hadn’t given it much thought because the site is hosted on a Mac … Continue reading

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Week 15 of NHL 2005-6

The road trip and homecoming for the Flyers ended on a rather sour note. Despite the mediocre victory over Chicago earlier in the week, they were completely smacked up in the third period by the Detroit Red Wings and then … Continue reading

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Some crow for Dell to eat

I won’t hide my great disdain for Michael Dell, never will due to all the people he abuses up in Round Rock. He’s the biggest welfare recipient in the state of Texas which also makes him the wealthiest man (on … Continue reading

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