Randomness: The Goth Bus, Bad Bologna, DTV, Mice, and my new WordPress theme

GOTH Bus. The photo is a lit­tle blurry, but every time I see “60TH” on the bus mar­quee, I see it as “GOTH.” Fake Bologna. Last night we had some soy bologna out as an hors d’oeuvre’s spread amongst cheeses, greek olives, apples, and crack­ers (actu­ally, diges­tive bis­cuits, if you want to get fancy.) The fake-bologna smelled a lit­tle … Continue read­ing Randomness: The Goth Bus, Bad Bologna, DTV, Mice, and my new WordPress theme

G1 is made of grapes

I was in Whole Foods the other night and dis­cov­ered they had the Google G1 phone! And it was on sale! It was much cheaper than I remem­ber the reported cost being and I did not even have to sign up for a ser­vice plan. After bring­ing it home, I’m start­ing to won­der if maybe I got ripped off. … Continue read­ing G1 is made of grapes

It’s a trap!

Okay, so I knew Portland can be a lit­tle nerdy. We have things like the largest inde­pen­dent book­store in town, which causes some­thing like the high­est per­cent­age of leisure read­ers in the coun­try. We have things like Free Geek. There’s the Geek Prom. I could go on and on. Heck, I even know some­one who rou­tinely dresses up as … Continue read­ing It’s a trap!

Sense.

The vend­ing machine at work con­fuses me. Water is twice the price of soda. Sure, the Cokes are 12oz and water is 20oz, but it’s water! I can get fil­tered water for free from the refrig­er­a­tor. In other news, I went to a site with a cute lit­tle CAPTCHA today. Sure, it’s not quite KittenAuth, but it was still … Continue read­ing Sense.

WAlKWAY –>

Holy cow! It’s a blog devoted to hand­writ­ten signs with let­ters in all-caps, except for the let­ter L. Who’da thunk the phe­nom­e­non was preva­lent enough to sup­port such a blog? See also: count­less blogs that fea­ture exam­ples of extra­ne­ous “quotes” and apostrophe’s Holy cow! It’s a blog devoted to hand­writ­ten signs with let­ters in all-caps, except for the … Continue read­ing WAlKWAY –>

Terminator annoyance

So I have been watch­ing Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and some­thing has been bug­ging me. If you can only bring flesh (or tech­nol­ogy wrapped in flesh) and not straight-up tech­nol­ogy through a time por­tal, then how did that bare ter­mi­na­tor head get flung out of the bank vault and into the current-day sto­ry­line??? Posted in: So … Continue read­ing Terminator annoy­ance

The little things

Little things that feel good: * Performing a lane change on a free­way with those nub­bily drive-by-braille bumps where you com­pletely avoid hit­ting any of those dots. * Coming home to a house that smells of fresh bread, hav­ing for­got­ten that you set up the bread machine hours ago. * Going to a club and hear­ing a song or two … Continue read­ing The lit­tle things

This is shaping up to be a weird morning

Someone in a blue lab­coat just wheeled an elec­tro­sta­tic cart past my office door. On the cart was a mew­ing card­board box. ... The hard­ware design lab now appears to be part ken­nel. A cat is in there hid­ing behind a cur­tain of CAT-5 cables. I think this is the day in which we hope to not have a sur­prise OSHAContinue read­ing This is shap­ing up to be a weird morn­ing