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Yesterday, Amy and I spent the whole day doing Chewbacca pictures for the upcoming DragonCon art show. I think this year’s project is going to be really great! Earlier in the morning, I had a doctor’s appointment to attend to. While I was there, I took the opportunity to ask…Continue Reading

Prepare to be WoW’d

I have friends that were involved in the World of Warcraft beta. The flimsy descriptions didn’t peak my interest too highly, and I kind of knew that I wouldn’t have time to invest in a MMORPG. I played Ultima Online and EverQuest back in the day. They’re both highly addictive.…Continue Reading

Technorati to be Assimilated

Niall Kennedy’s blog spoke recently of a rumor regarding Technorati’s sale ‘to a large search company.’ The thought is interesting enough, though not as extraordinary as you might think. The ‘large search company’ would most likely be Google or Yahoo – in that order. Yahoo is certainly trying position itself…Continue Reading

A Day in the Life of Chewbacca

My wife is working on an art project for DragonCon this year. She doesn’t have much time, but her best work is done at the last minute. She has been getting her work into the DragonCon art auction for a few years now and she really loves it. I enjoy…Continue Reading

What are your Convictions?

Spirituality and religion are distinctly separate tracts within mankind’s existence. Spirituality is what is. It is what you sense and what you feel. It’s also what you feel through others. Empathy, if you will. The acknowledgment of an infrastructure, to put it in technological terms, if we are the applications.…Continue Reading

Praying Mantis

Bird Watchers Digest \ BoingBoing A praying mantis (A.K.A. alien vessel from Neptune) was seen skewering a hummingbird by a young boy. This is not unheard of, though rarely photographed. Not only was this photographed, but it was done so with high-resolution equipment such is the norm in today’s backyards.…Continue Reading

Higher Grounds Coffee

Tonight, we performed at Higher Grounds Coffee on the corner of Abbott’s Bridge Road and Peachtree Parkway in Duluth. It’s our first time doing an open-mic as Alchemy. We had a good time, though we were all a little nervous. We’re also not used to doing a 15-minute set. More…Continue Reading

Mr. Coffee is Mr. Wrong

I have some quality concerns around my $20.00 Mr. Coffee 4-cup brewer. In a weekend, the time has slipped five minutes. In the course of the day so far, the time is already a minute or more off. In this day and age of digital bliss, I sort of take…Continue Reading

Yogurt Redemption

You’ll be delighted to know that Dannon, in response to Yogurt, You Deceptive Wench, is losing its plastic lid in favor of what appears to be environmental concerns, though is more likely a cost issue. Okay, so maybe it wasn’t my article that persuaded them. I’m at least happy that…Continue Reading

Back in the U.S. of A.

There was a slight-ish angst lifted as I passed the border patrol in Buffalo to return to the United States. Canada is only barely a foreign country, but I found myself uneasy about consequences I was unfamiliar with. I’m generally a rule-breaker, and make my decisions based upon logical reasoning…Continue Reading