Monthly Archives: June 2009

Picayune maintenance this weekend

In light of the upcoming holiday weekend, I will be taking my Mac Mini offline Thursday night or Friday morning to back it up. Something I haven’t done since Memorial Day. I promise to have it back up and running … Continue reading

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New stuff worth upgrading over

Yeah I’m rather late to shill on about my employer’s latest line-up shifts but only recently have I had an opportunity to see the new MacBook Pro 13″ and iPhone 3G S in action. Back when the MacBook was moved … Continue reading

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Puts my aging car into perspective

Once again, some major credit goes to my friend Mark for notifying me on this web site called There, I Fixed It. You will see some frightening pictures of people “repairing” objects from cars to furniture and other creative means … Continue reading

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RIP Billy Mays

It has been a busy week for the obit pages. They usually say death comes in threes but either it starts over due to it being a new week or maybe there’s a range of days to envelope it in. … Continue reading

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It’s time for the annual Lucky Jeans sale

Not only is blistering hot this Summer in Austin (over 100 F/40 C today), June has been a blur for 2009. I can hardly believe next weekend will be the Fourth of July but I’m excited about our first vacation … Continue reading

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Someone has stolen Bobby Clarke’s brain 2

Chris Pronger? Once again, my team has decided to bring on another aging All Star whose expiration date is nearing: Hatcher, Forsberg, Hackett and Nedved quickly come to mind. My personal guess is this is what was racing through GM … Continue reading

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Philly gets a Winter Classic

It will be next season against the Bruins in Fenway Park. It sucks that it’s in the heart of Masshole country but I think it’s a miracle Bettman allowed my team to participate at all. These ridiculously overpriced match-ups people … Continue reading

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Hal Sparks

Let me start with some apologies. I saw Hal do his stand-up thing last Saturday but due to my lingering illness and work being pretty crazy, only now have I gotten around to posting about his awesome show. Now you’re … Continue reading

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Happy 15th Anniversary Nelson!

Nelson and Tammy tied the knot back in Milwaukee. They had a pretty cool celebration close to Lake Michigan. Despite the horrible flight I had courtesy of the now defunct TWA, I was thrilled to make it. I know I … Continue reading

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Webcam on a rocket!

Last night I watched this on my iPhone courtesy of the plug from Bad Astronomy. It’s pretty frightening and exciting. The rocket must be hauling because it hits the US-defined boundary of Space (50 miles, 80 km) quickly as you … Continue reading

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Sorry for the delay…

I know I promised a slew of updates over last weekend but I’m still shaking off the final remnants of that darned cold. Then having a bunch of inertia through most of Sunday didn’t help and it ended with a … Continue reading

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Annie Clark aka St. Vincent

Last night St. Vincent wrapped up her recent five-week tour in Austin at the Mohawk to a sold-out show. It wasn’t her first time here, she had played during ACL to replace someone else at the last minute and Annie … Continue reading

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Back from the Near Dead

I blame Spinal Tap for my recent illness. Look at their new album’s title! Back from the Dead. They’re a safer scapegoat than my wife who probably gave me her current cold/sinus infection. Somara started coming down with a different … Continue reading

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1989: Happy Birthday Phil and the Friday routine

Today is my friend Phil’s birthday. Rumor has it he’s celebrating down in Orlando with his family. My personal guess is that he’s there to indulge in his new hobby of SCUBA diving; he told me all about it when … Continue reading

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Bettman’s girlfriend wins

My ability to pick the wrong team for the Stanley Cup (since the 2004-5 lockout) returned as the Penguins won their third last night. It was the first repeat matchup with a different result since the Oilers defeated the Islanders … Continue reading

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Up

I’m glad I saw one movie this Summer that had substance triumph over style successfully. We live an era when Hollywood obsesses over selling more licensed crap instead of checking to see if the story is any good. There are … Continue reading

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Someone has stolen Bobby Clarke’s brain…

…and put it into GM Paul Holmgren’s head. The signing of Ray Emery is a guarantee my team will be defeated in the first round of the 2010 playoffs, if they make it that far. Being squeezed against the salary … Continue reading

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