Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Tomorrow's Mega Millions lottery draw is for $252 million dollars. A quarter of a billion. That's a lot of money.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


"Three things never trust in:
the maiden sworn as pure,
the vows a king has given,
and the ambush that is sure."


I got a bit of money from Mom back when I was helping her deal with the last of the stuff at Grandpa's farm for the auction. I blew a bit of it on a USB-interface tape deck so I can transfer some of my old tapes over to MP3. A lot of these are old, late 80s and early 90s. I'm worried the tapes themselves will be going bad, so I want the music copied over.

Typically, the "easy beginner's" software that's supposed to make things simple fails to work at all. The "advanced, don't use this unless you're an expert" software, by comparison, is dead simple to use and records without a hitch. I'll have to enter all the album and track information by hand, but then I didn't expect Gracenote to know diddly about Bayfilk tapes anyway.

Next item to get: one of the USB-interface turntables so I can copy some of my old LPs (including a bunch of Kiss albums from their first incarnation, and some C.W. McCall) over.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Funny Republicans and the stock market

It's funny, but back in February and March the Republicans were all over Obama because the stock market was continuing to fall, even though he'd only had a month or two in office and hadn't had a chance to finish getting set up and start actually doing things. But now that the market's back at 9400 and steadily climbing, it's all "Oh, the stock market doesn't matter, it's the real economy that's still bad.".

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Lost day

OK, this hasn't happened in a while. I seem to have lost a day this week. It's Wednesday, but my internal calendar's saying it was Tuesday.

Monday, August 17, 2009

"Knife? Son, he ain't even the sharpest spoon in the drawer."

Monday, August 3, 2009

Oh joy. A bee colony, not a major problem. A colony of Africanized bees right in the columns around the office's front doors... Big problem.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Grumble. Looks like I'm going to have to buy a new inkjet printer. My old one (HP DJ895) is finally deciding to not feed paper right and generally starting to break down. Of course, it's around 10 years old, so this shouldn't be a suprise.