Photo dump: mystery switch, window perch, bathroom, sun

When my main machine was the 17″ laptop, I had a great system for pulling pictures directly from my camera, almost immediately after taking them, then pushing them to Flickr with FlickrExport for Aperture. The new (well, not terribly new now) MacBook Air does not meet the system requirements for Aperture (I got the low … Continue reading Photo dump: mystery switch, window perch, bathroom, sun

Another childish “ballcock” post

This was me, getting ready to have fun this afternoon: All the house’s wiring is accessible from the basement… except the stuff I needed to get to inspect today, which is in a crawl-space under the kitchen… with what appears to be asbestos wrapping pipes and ducts above… and bug powder on the ground below… … Continue reading Another childish “ballcock” post

Home Improvement (but not with Tim Taylor)

This is a home improvement update, but not with Tim “The Tool-Man” Taylor, although my hammer is a Tim Allen signature series, for what that’s worth. Why does my hammer have a little brass-colored insert that is printed with the signature of an actor who played a home construction guy? Does this make sense? Basement! … Continue reading Home Improvement (but not with Tim Taylor)

Hey Mister Pecker

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal.  To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at saw a band tonight at Acme that was basically a female and slightly more rockin’er Joy Division. It featured an … Continue reading Hey Mister Pecker