Monthly Archives: January 2007

RIP Molly Ivins

This bit of news was rather sudden tonight and I had no idea Molly was sick. She will be missed not only by Liberals and Texans but political humorists in the same vein as Jim Hightower or Will Durst. I only … Continue reading

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Week Seventeen of NHL 2006-07

The All Star Game was moderately interesting. Did anyone else detect the rather catty tone of ESPN’s article on how low the ratings for this year’s game versus ABC’s coverage of it in 2004? The game was played on a … Continue reading

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Moore’s Law gets a reprieve

This was a pretty cool bit of news over the weekend. I wonder how soon these improved chips will be in Macs. Sadly there’s no mention of the clock speeds. At least the more efficient use of electricity and less heat … Continue reading

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Today’s misadventure with our cat Wicca

This morning Wicca gave a rather gross chuckle at the vet. Lately, she has been puking more than average for a short-haired cat so I took her in. I wanted to make sure she doesn’t have cancer or any other … Continue reading

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1994: My final involvement in TSR v. GDW

I always forget this mediocre day in history for me and Gaming because it’s always a week before the anniversary of my move to Austin. Not this time though since I was laughing to myself over GDW’s demise 11 years … Continue reading

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Scourge of the Howling Horde = D&D for Dummies

It seems WOTC has decided to experiment (or tamper) with a tried-and-true format in order to bring in new D&D players. For 25 years, most published adventures came with the maps and the text giving a synopsis. Sometimes there were … Continue reading

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Fake iPhone Commercial

Here’s a little something that puts the iPhone into perspective from Conan O’Brien. All without Triumph threatening to poop on it.

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Week Sixteen of NHL 2006-07

It could’ve been worse on these new uniforms. The real test will be what they look like with 30 teams’ logos on them. Reebok makes some super ugly shoes, I figured they could only mess up jerseys. On the other hand, … Continue reading

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$50 iTunes cards at Costco, get ’em while they last

Yesterday, I was at Costco picking up items we needed. When I went by the electronics section I checked out the iTunes cards being sold, wondering why they only had the large amounts versus the smaller ones most retailers carried. … Continue reading

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More developments on “feathered” dinosaurs

For the fifteenth Science story I was going to plug the obit on the co-developer of the Electron Microscope but that would’ve been pretty morbid. Instead I stumbled upon this stating there is evidence of the first flying dinosaurs having a … Continue reading

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An all Midwest Super Bowl this year

I didn’t catch either game since we don’t subscribe to the main networks on Dish and rabbit ears don’t help in this hilly part of Texas. I’m also being a stubborn hockey fan too but I didn’t have any real … Continue reading

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Week Fifteen of NHL 2006-07

The All-Star break will soon be upon us and the Flyers are on track to delivering their worst season in franchise history; they’ve never finished with less than 58 points. At least they’re currently up five points over the most … Continue reading

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1999: Eight years ago…

I met this woman online earlier and then joined her for dinner at the Chili’s off 183, back when Apple was near there. I did look forward to meeting Somara since a couple other women I had met through match.com … Continue reading

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Happy 37th Birthday to Jeremy Roenick

Today is JR’s 37th birthday and hopefully Gretz will let him play tonight against the ‘Lanche. I know I like to take the day off from work on my birthday but if I were pro athlete, doing what I loved … Continue reading

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Iced in today

I guess I got my wish for a Snow Day from work, really more of an Ice Day but we did have something resembling snow happening briefly this morning before it changed back to sleet or frozen rain. The last … Continue reading

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Return of the Toilet Paper Gobblers of 2007!

Once again, Austin and the surrounding area is experiencing freezing rain and icy conditions. This climate then leads to the general panic, poor driving, fender benders and a mad rush to HEB as people stock up on bottled water, bread … Continue reading

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