Zune 2.x

You may recall that I had written up the Zune Wish List a couple of months after I received mine in December of 2006. I took the time to assess my needs and what the Zune hardware and software could do to meet those needs. It has now been nearly a year since that list… Continue reading Zune 2.x

Nerd? Geek? or Dork?

My Score: Modern, Cool Nerd 69 % Nerd, 69% Geek, 13% Dork For The Record: A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia. A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one. A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.… Continue reading Nerd? Geek? or Dork?

DiY PC: Antec Nine Hundred (Case)

I’m in the process of building out a new custom PC for the house – the first one in quite a while now. Contrary to what you might think, as a technology guy I’m usually a little late for getting things up-to-date around the house. As such, I’m replacing an old Intellistation dual-proc Pentium 3… Continue reading DiY PC: Antec Nine Hundred (Case)


I’ve been distracted lately by the more serious things in life, including work. It has drawn some pretty large gaps in my blog as of late, but I promise I’ll get back to things soon. Perhaps I may even talk about what has been so important as to have ignored this wonderful outlet.

Bullseye: Deep Impact Slams Into Comet

The Deep Impact project was a complete success. One might think it an easy task to send a bullet the size of a little European auto into a wall the size of Manhattan (at about 100x faster than a standard bullet), but I’m guessing the logistics are a bit more taxing. Anyone doing any missle… Continue reading Bullseye: Deep Impact Slams Into Comet


Three leggèd dogs are klutzes. Not that I suppose I expected anything less, but Yang is a bumping noise attrocity at night. She bumps into things and knocks things over all over the house (including Balthazar). The hardest part for her is that she doesn’t seem to care about bumping into things. If knocking into… Continue reading Pogo

Moss Does Jackson for Your Viewing Pleasure

With TV cameras banned from the court, Sky News is recreating each day’s events using court transcripts and carefully selected actors. Granted, Edward Moss is no virgin to playing Michael Jackson (excuse the pun), but it does seem a little odd that Sky is doing this. Judge Judy is one thing, but this is an… Continue reading Moss Does Jackson for Your Viewing Pleasure

Ice Cube Escapee

I have an ice tray that consistently ejects ice from at least one cube with every freeze. I’m perplexed by this phenomenon! It must happen just as the surface of the ice freezes. I’ve opened the freezer early in the process to see partially frozen cubes. The offender can be found, prominently displaying its shard.… Continue reading Ice Cube Escapee

Unfair Freebies

At CheckFree, employees are given an awesome privilege of a reduced-price meal plan at the onsite cafeteria. The system works out to everyone’s favor, giving the company more productivity from employees and the employees have decent food, cheap. The problem comes in with contractors. Contractor’s are charged 250% the employee cafeteria price. I understand that… Continue reading Unfair Freebies