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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