Category Archives: News

Just the news, big deals, not-so-big deals, birthday, anniversaries, announcements, mostly timely stuff. The news that applies to the personal world around me, not what you watch on cable or listen to on the radio.

Marquette Day 2017

Last evening was National Marquette Day and this year we were TV in the evening. We also celebrated at Pinballz Lake Creek which was my idea. The venue has a TV with cable, full bar and good food. I took … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace: Loren Wiseman

Loren was a co-worker during my brief time at GDW and before I joined the game publisher, I only had a passing recollection of his name via the numerous products I had purchased (Traveller and 2300 AD). After I moved back to … Continue reading

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A belated tribute to Abraham Lincoln’s birthday

Given the recent rise in the American Nazi Party (there is no “alt-right”) and their allies, the Klan. I felt it was only appropriate to honor the man who helped hold the country together by showing how I really feel … Continue reading

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Twenty-three years in Austin

Well, it’s not a great number other than being a prime number but I’m glad I moved here. I was dying inside living in Central IL. I was just surrounded by so many people who chose to settle and many … Continue reading

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Another header from Photofunia

I forgot to mention the site being responsible for last month’s header. For February, the best thing they had to celebrate Valentine’s Day (formerly Lupercalia) was a pair of rusted padlocks, something people have for years in Paris’ Pont des … Continue reading

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Alea iacta est!…Las Vegas 17 A is go

I also changed the countdown widget since I really don’t give a crap about “celebrating” how many years I’ve officially been with Apple given their history of stiffing me on real promotions. The upside of remaining relegated as a senior … Continue reading

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The futility of my job

Sorry if I’m dour for a while. I got stiffed on the position I tried really hard to get at work. In many ways, I wish I were eliminated in the first round instead of being dragged all the way … Continue reading

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey ending

This old form of entertainment limping across the finish line wasn’t really surprising. Circuses such as it work just fine on TV and a live audience would be too busy looking at its phone to really care. I did get … Continue reading

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Done with refinancing…

…for the third time. I really wanted to call it quits after we did this for the second time but when the news broke about Wells Fargo (our former mortgage-note holder) getting busted in what amounts to fraud and there being … Continue reading

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Norway is on right track by killing FM

This story made the rounds through NPR and other outlets which still actually feature information not involving a bigoted Barbie changing networks. I don’t know the numbers and logistics for Norway but ‘Merica could go forward on this too. Practically … Continue reading

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