Monthly Archives: May 2008

Interim Solution

It has been an ugly week for Picayune and my server. First the power supply dying unexpectedly put it out of commission for over a day. Now its software solution known as Blojsom is constantly crapping out by letting Java … Continue reading

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RIP Harvey Korman

The news broke last night but fatigue knocked me out too quickly to post anything. He made the headlines during the news breaks on NPR this morning to compensate. Death isn’t great yet it is nice to know Harvey made … Continue reading

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Today Ian Fleming would be 100

Somara and I caught this tidbit yesterday through NPR. How fitting that a new Bond movie will be out this year. It’s a bummer he died so soon though. Then again he was spared seeing the awful adaptations of Moonraker, … Continue reading

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1998: Phil Hartman shot by his wife

Rule number one with divorce, move out before or immediately after you tell your spouse the ugly news of your decision. Especially if the spouse has a history of addiction. It was such a shame when I received the news … Continue reading

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Picayune is back after its server has a near-death experience

Good thing I posted a warning about the Server going offline because the power adapter decided to take a dump yesterday. This threw the remainder of my afternoon into a tizzy. Initially I feared it was the Mini’s logic board … Continue reading

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Phoenix lands successfully on Mars!

I was on pins and needles for this today since the last landing attempt failed and from the other things I’ve read, NASA has been batting .500 since the Viking missions when it comes to Mars. Somara and I caught … Continue reading

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1883: The Brooklyn Bridge is completed…

…and there are still chumps buying the deed to it. Then again, does anyone younger than the “Greatest Generation” use that expression?

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Speed Racer

Building a movie around an old Japanese cartoon sounds like a stupid idea. The Wachowski siblings writing/directing the film doesn’t help, their credibility went down the tubes with the last two Matrix installments. Then came the litany of cliches from … Continue reading

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The Stanley Cup: Red Wings in six

The Stanley Cup will be a match up between an “Original Six” team (Detroit) and a “Next Six” team (Pittsburgh). Montreal’s defeat guaranteed that Canada would be excluded for the first time in three seasons which probably made NBC breathe … Continue reading

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Iron Man

The initial reports of an Iron Man movie being produced made me roll my eyes. After Spider-Man, the Hulk, and the X-Men, Marvel Comics’ B-List of superheroes is even more obscure than DC’s. Why bother? Most people are unaware of … Continue reading

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Alignment clarification example

Every Monday, I do the minimal amount of exercise the nurse from my cholesterol screening told me to do, 30 minutes of walking briskly. Faster than a normal walk but not like those dudes in the Olympics who should be … Continue reading

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Picayune will be “dark” on Memorial Day for maintenance

I figure that reading Web pages will be one of the last things anyone will be doing over Memorial Day weekend. What would be a better time to take the server offline, back it up and finally update it? Zocalo … Continue reading

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Season ends with another drubbing

Again, the wrong Flyers team I didn’t show up for the bulk of the series, I got the one that blew the majority of their games in January. They were definitely on the ice today as the Arm-Pitt Penguins routed … Continue reading

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1983: Adam Ant, INXS & Father Orlando

You never forget your first rock concert…and probably the next few since they’re all new, exciting, non-routine experiences. Then they all blur together after 10. Before my family moved away to Houston Brian and I finally attended ours…Rick Springfield. People … Continue reading

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Weird Science: Seasons 1 & 2

It’s pretty surprising any major or minor network would pursue another TV adaptation of a John Hughes’ movie after Uncle Buck and Ferris Bueller were cancelled within half a season. Why basic-cable channel USA tried was another mystery since Weird … Continue reading

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