Monthly Archives: March 2010

RIP Dick Giordano

This news came up during Somara’s surfing last night while I was taking in the latest from Nintendo Week. She prefaced the details with “two famous comic book people died.” As soon as she said Dick’s name, I was bummed … Continue reading

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Somara’s dizziness update

We saw an ENT specialist/doctor yesterday morning and his verdict was a bit more specific yet fuzzier overall. At this time, Somara may have BPV: Benign Positional Vertigo. This may go away on its own…eventually. He was confident that it … Continue reading

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Stars clinch a playoff berth

Not bad for a first-year team in the AHL. With them being members of a development league, I have a feeling they aren’t the first franchise to pull this off and the four former IHL teams having good fortunes don’t … Continue reading

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1985: North Dakota or when my life “ended.”

To this day, I still ponder what the hell my father was thinking when he accepted a position in Beulah, North Dakota. The dust had barely settled since the move to Indianoplace a year earlier. It was also a decision … Continue reading

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2010 in 2010

An interesting little look back/contrast on what we thought the future would be like back in 1984 through this sequel to Kubrick-Clarke’s odd original 2001. It’s certainly an Eighties movie with its greater emphasis on action (relatively more compared to … Continue reading

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Cool trick I learned from Waterloo Records

When I went to the Rosanne Cash signing, the ever helpful staff at Waterloo Records prepped my CD to be autographed by doing what I demonstrate in the movie below. I remember gawking afterwards thinking, “Why didn’t I figure that … Continue reading

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Some iPad plugs with a week to go

The first one is a moderately funny bit involving Pee Wee Herman using an iPad. I can’t tell if it’s a real one or a prop though. The other is an interesting, thought-provoking piece from The Economist which I’m confident … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Ethan

It’s under the wire but he lives in California so this is valid for an additional two hours! Today is his day despite having to work yet I’m confident his wife (Kelly) and daughter (Evie) will have a surprise for … Continue reading

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Farewell Now Software, aka Up-to-Date

Mark M sent me the link last night/this morning. I’m not sure if it was the economy that knocked the company down for the count. I would say it was more the one-two combo of iCal being free and Nighthawk … Continue reading

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Spin archive available for free via Google

Given a choice between the two “major” US music magazines, I would go with Spin over Rolling Stone any day. Both are probably dying since neither are as (physically and subscription-wise) large as they used to be. Recently I wasted … Continue reading

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