How familiar are you with that acrid smell of burning electrical components in expensive computer equipment? That smell that pricks your nose to alarm at 100′ from behind sealed doors… I was reacquainted with this noxious odor this afternoon while trying to reanimate an old Shuttle Intel P4 system I had laying around. It has… Continue reading Speaking of DiY PC Projects…
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)
This evening marked the time of the week in which I get together with some friends (sometimes strangers) and play hand drums. If we can put together an decent collection of people, we’ll call it a drum circle. It was getting cold out tonight, so we took the noise inside the Main Street Market where… Continue reading How to Kill a Kiln
I’m physically preparing myself for a substantial weekend to ring in the first of October. I did some heavy drumming Sunday as you may know. Well, now I have a damaged joint from that and a a crushed pinky from some stupid folding chairs. I wasn’t thinking about my weekend, which includes several drumming performances… Continue reading Whoa! Big Weekend Approaching
Not being a medical student, I can’t begin to fully appreciate what I saw, but I can say that I would never have otherwise been able to examine cadavers as I did here.
Amy pulled me in this evening to witness R. Kelly’s latest masterpiece, the Urban Opera: Trapped in the Closet. I don’t know much about R. Kelly, but I know enough now that I won’t be listening to anything further from him. Then again, the comedic entertainment factor of his opera was great enough that I… Continue reading R. Kelly’s Urban Opera
Bonny, my `94 Pontiac Bonneville, finally kicked the bucket yesterday on my drive home. I’ve written about her recently – about an accident for which I still have not secured any funds for due to a State Patrol officer’s form-filling failure (damn you!). She was unable to deliver me home on this last trip; she… Continue reading Curtains for Bonny
Not that it had gone unnoticed by anyone, but today is officially Winter. It has been very cold for the last week or so. Yesterday the weather decided to ring Fall and ask for cover while it went for a smoke break. This week, looks like Fall will be standing in for Winter during the… Continue reading Winter is Here!
You should read this article. It’s a well written piece by a truly gifted writer in California, Jen La Sala. To add to my list of multi-faceted, half-assed abilities, I’d like to be able to write as well as she. “Smoke drifts over from the table of women dressed in black and hot pink, bangs… Continue reading Orkut.com Media – The Mission Hipster