Monday Musing: Is it on, or off?
I have strange thoughts that come to me seemingly at random. In this way, I suspect I’m not all that unusual; most people, I suspect, have oddball, random thoughts about the world around them. Hell, some people make themselves a nice living off of these things: Once in a while, I wake up with these […]
Monday Musing, Post-Holiday Edition
Christmas has come and gone, though the Holidays-with-a-capital-H are still upon us. Yesterday was a lovely day, a full day, and now we’re sort of back into the routine. For example, here I am, improvising a blog post, waiting for my first cup of coffee, and realizing I just forgot to set the timer so […]
Whoa, What Is This Place?
It’s September and my self-imposed blog break is over. I return a bit refreshed and even have enough ideas sketched out to get me through a month of this–the question is whether or not I’ll do enough pre-writing on these would-be future posts to make it not too much of a struggle or not. I’m […]
Monday Musing: Clunky Computer Edition
This is one of those mornings where my computer is wheezy and sluggish and unresponsive. It gets like this once in a while, where it takes forever to switch between tabs, and heaven forbid if I try to close a tab or a window or anything like that. It’s times like these when I make […]
Another Monday morning that catches me rather bleary-eyed and unprepared. Second cup of coffee is on its way in and I’m not much better off than when I got up! -Despite having to work through almost all of my Saturday, attending a memorial service for a really good guy I knew through work, having to […]
Last week was one of those weeks. Each year, the organization I work for runs a garage sale. The purpose of said sale is for people to find new homes for old items that would otherwise either go moldy in a basement or garage or end up in a landfill. It also helps raise a […]
If you’re a video gamer, regularly watch DVDs, or even just a user of computers (and who isn’t at this point?), then you’re probably familiar with “Easter Eggs.” These are hidden bits of coding that reveal or unlock some special feature or joke: maybe an extra level in a game; a goofy message; an extra […]
Monday Musing, Post-Event Edition
Up at my job, we have a phrase we throw about from time to time: “It feels like the day after a board meeting.” This phrase is usually uttered, you guessed it, the day after a board meeting. Said board meetings typically occur on Thursday evenings, and, while they only last a couple of hours, […]
New Year Noodling
First post of the new year, and I’m in rather familiar territory: not knowing what to write! So, we’ll ramble. -We did not watch the ball drop–it’s just not the same without Dick Clark (though the last time I saw Dick Clark, that wasn’t the same, either). We did do a countdown, complete with New […]
I thought this was supposed to be the Information Age. Last week, I was given what should have been a relatively simple task: find the names of the managers of about forty stores in the county so that we could send a letter about changes in the great state of New York’s recycling laws. A […]