Monthly Archives: March 2009

Picayune & KMAG are back online

From now on, I will just have to schedule the downtime and back it up more often since it would be easier than installing a new hard drive on the Mini. I knew Minis were formidable because they’re equal to … Continue reading

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No more CRTs for me…except for TV

I didn’t realize this until last night but with the iMac G5 replacing my eMac at work, I now completely work with LCD-based displays. How I wish I were at least 10 years younger since LCDs cause less eye strain … Continue reading

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Maintenance on Picayune‘s Mini again

I think my Mac Mini got jealous of all the attention my car received recently. While I was relaxing Thursday night, I heard a distinct “ka-ching” sound coming from it. The discomforting noise was audible all the way from 10 … Continue reading

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Hail hath no fury on my car and house

Somara and I didn’t even know about the brief hail storm that swept through North Austin yesterday, until we saw some of the cars in the parking lot at work. Yeesh! What a relief too. I just spent over a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Ethan!

He’s in for a fun time with his wife (Kelly) and daughter (Evelyn) despite his deadlines and having his birthday on a “school” night! What did we do for his birthday 10 years ago? Hmmm. Probably dinner since The Matrix didn’t … Continue reading

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The news on the car wasn’t too bad until…

NTB was wrong on how dire the CV joints were. The wobbling/vibrating effect I was getting turned out to be a bent wheel on the passenger side. So I need a new wheel which I think is really a rim because … Continue reading

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Operation: Alexandria began today

Before you say something smartassy such as it’s about me or Somara setting the house on fire, that weak joke was already used yesterday. Maybe I should’ve gone with something super nerdy like Memory Alpha. If you’re stumped, Alexandria is … Continue reading

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Carpooling (again) and no new car for me

Today, Somara got a “normal” shift again so we can drive to and from work together like we used to. I cannot remember when it stopped, it has been that long (a matter of months, not years). The upside outweighs … Continue reading

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RIP Natasha Richardson

What a bummer for her. Heck I didn’t even know she was seriously injured in a skiing accident until I saw the story in New York Times‘ website. Natasha gets a special mention because she starred in a favorite low-tech Sci … Continue reading

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Brodeur is #1 in wins

Last night Marty Brodeur beat Patrick Roy’s short-lived record of victories in the NHL (551), making him the winningest (it’s a real word since 1972 according to Webster’s) goalie in hockey history. Too bad he plays for a team that … Continue reading

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Southern Culture on the Skids 2009

Sorry this review/story is very, very overdue but when SCOTS hit the stage at midnight and finished around 2-230 AM, Sunday is practically spent sleeping. However, this appearance was very special since it was Somara’s first time to see these … Continue reading

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One year of results from Wii’s Voting “game”

On this day, Somara and I bought a Wii at Target…because they were in stock! A rather impulsive purchase but Somara was stranded at home on (unpaid) medical leave from work. I figured this would help her pass the time … Continue reading

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A tribute to the former champ (of malapropism)

I’m still recovering from the latest Southern Culture on the Skids concert but I broke in this new joke shirt in my collection when I got my picture taken with Rick Miller (lead singer/lead guitarist). Plus I wanted to post … Continue reading

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I passed a couple exams for work!

This week at work was a tad stressful (understatement is hard to express in writing). I spent a couple days in training to take two fundamental certifications. With over a decade under my belt, I knew the majority of the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Nelson

Maybe my cool Star Trek card got to him in time. It may not have so I won’t spoil the part which makes it unique. I got it mainly for him. He likes all forms of the show: movies, novels … Continue reading

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Watchmen

Next to The Lord of the Rings and Dune, Watchmen is probably the hardest story to ever bring to film. Heck, after the rumors involving Terry Gilliam directing in 1989, I lost track and figured no one would seriously try, … Continue reading

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