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Preparing for the Big Game

Tonight is the Final game of the 2008 NCAA Men’s Bas­ket­ball Tour­na­ment.  The Uni­ver­si­ty of Kansas, where I live (and where I am new­ly employed!) is play­ing in this game, against the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mem­phis.  Tip off is at 8:21 pm, our time.  That means the boys will be in bed, and we can watch […]

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Me and my life

Skipping my first day of work

Today was to be my first day at work. But I resigned from that job this past Fri­day. Because I have anoth­er new job now. The big news first, I guess. I have secured an hon­est-to-good­­ness, full-time job at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Kansas. First, I’d like to thank my moth­er, who pro­vides the open­ing ice­break­er […]

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More iPhone 3G buzz from Uncle Walt

Absolute­ly in love with Michael Rose’s char­ac­ter­i­za­tion of Walt Moss­berg as the geekos­phere’s Fed Chair­man.  Spot on.

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KU plays the game of its life to get to the NCAA Final

Best head­line so far this morn­ing is from the local guys, “KU cools heels.”  Fol­lowed close­ly by the sub­head, “Kansas beats tar out of UNC.”  I’m sure sports­writ­ers who cov­er Car­oli­na all the time have used these before, but this was my first expo­sure to it. In case you missed it, read this recap of the […]

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Dolly Parton week is bad for everyone, on American Idol

So this last week on Amer­i­can Idol was a bad one.  Nobody sang par­tic­u­lar­ly well, the songs were not par­tic­u­lar­ly mem­o­rable, Brooke got few­er votes than Jason, and then… then there was Dol­ly Par­ton. I know she’s a leg­end.  I know she’s writ­ten over 3,000 songs, and even wrote the Whit­ney Hous­ton sig­na­ture song, “I Will […]

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Me and my life

Tattoo as reward

This post is sort of a fol­low-up to my hair shear­ing entry.  My hair is now short.  Real­ly short.  But I did­n’t do it myself.  I went back to Super­Cuts and told them to cut it short.  Real­ly short.  And they did.  At home, I test­ed the length using my own trim­mer, to see how […]

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Doc Brown’s “Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor” is here!

Kin­da, sor­ta. From last year’s “Best Of” issue of Pop­u­lar Sci­ence comes the Glob­al Resource Cor­po­ra­tion’s mag­ic ener­gy recov­er­ing machine. Read the arti­cle. It real­ly is impres­sive, albeit not quite as ver­sa­tile as Doc Brown’s inven­tion. But if you have an old crushed up car lying around… They need a bet­ter name for it though, […]

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Album cover art and torrent download for SXSW 2008

Hel­lo, vis­i­tors from the Intar­webs.  You grace my site with search queries about the SXSW Music con­fer­ence, and I have decid­ed to give you what you want: Here is a link to the cov­er art I made for the SXSW 2008 music.  You may use this cov­er art (a 600 x 600 pix­el jpg file) […]

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Rickrolled by my baby

So YouTube is busy cel­e­brat­ing April 1st by Rick­rolling all the Fea­tured Videos on their front page.  How fun, I thought, I haven’t seen Rick Ast­ley since, well, the Eight­ies.  So, at break­fast, I vis­it­ed YouTube and clicked on a video about a mon­key.  Sure enough, there was Rick, singing in his too-deep tones with […]