Monthly Archives: October 2014

Happy Caturday, Halloween and Samhain!

I just have a weakness for “talking” cats a la Babe.

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Star Wars body count

Despite the annoying yet infectious ©Rap music accompanying this (then again, so is small pox and I don’t want it), someone with too much time on their hands figured out how many people kissed it in the only good Star Wars trilogy. They … Continue reading

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Antares rocket fails after a few seconds but it happens

As I recently experienced, you still can learn from mistakes and failure, or at least we used to in America. The ignoramuses who continue to poo poo space travel/exploration will try to exploit this forgetting how often our attempts in … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Doc, aka Lee

This friend I haven’t really talked much about since I barely hear from him. I do miss him and it’s not due to the debt of gratitude I owe him over many things. It’s also not us meeting over 25 … Continue reading

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Italian #30: Shi Yan Fan (Franco Testini)

Update: Writing about all these famous Italians is such an educational experience for me and I’m pretty stoked to share my findings with you all. Please post requests if you have any. I was going to enlist José’s assistance on the … Continue reading

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Austin violators, you’ve been warned

These are well-deserved tickets to be issued around my adopted home, especially wherever the Technorati gather (Hipsters usually ride bikes if I have my stereotypes right). I love the Website but it has been rather quiet for the last three … Continue reading

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Lego User Group creation for Halloween ’14

Certainly better than that boring movie Monster House. I can’t recall if I finished watching it or did I fall asleep.

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Some rather sound advice

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RIP: Jack Bruce

This bassist/singer was a key part of my Classic Rock education via KLOL from 1982-4. Until I had moved to Houston, I never heard of Cream. Eric Clapton certainly, through his solo stuff in the Seventies. I never knew Slowhand … Continue reading

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We now own 21%!

To celebrate this milestone, we’re going sit where the couch in the newly owned section!

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Happy Seventh Anniversary Nancy & Hoser!

Congrats to my favorite Dallas-based couple. OK, they’re the only Dallas-based couple I really know. The rock nonetheless! Their card will be late (obviously) but while I was up there, I did give them little trinkets as a thank you … Continue reading

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Bummer on fusion news

Near the anniversary of the cold fusion nonsense, some operation belonging to Lockheed Martin may have made the news about their “breakthrough” on getting real fusion to happen in a decade. I knew it was too good to be true because … Continue reading

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Fun weekend in Big D

Hockey season kicked off last week! My returning champ Stars are off to a good start but this year my Flyers came to Dallas early. Better yet, they played on a Saturday so I could see them. The downside, other than traveling … Continue reading

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Italian #29: Giulio Douhet

With 2014 being the centennial of WWI, aka the War to end all Wars, I wanted to cover a lesser-known Italian general whose influence remains when it comes to strategy. Sadly, I learned about Giulio from The Science of Battlestar Galactica‘s … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Helen

Like clockwork, Helen’s birthday follows Columbus Day! Yet I’m often caught unprepared to write much and I’m late with the card. Argh! Well, I do hope Helen has a nice day at her job teaching little kids and then her … Continue reading

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