• Movie Review: To Rome with Love

    by  • February 14, 2013 • Cinema • 0 Comments

    I’m sorry to say that I’ve learned to approach Woody Allen’s work of the last two decades with more than small dose of caution. When it’s good it’s very good, but when it’s not good it tends to remind me a lot of an awkward social situation where you have to restrain yourself from...

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    Kevin in Technologyland

    by  • January 29, 2013 • Coding, Events, News • 0 Comments


    In preparation for moving gracefully into a future with more and different types of code in it, I finally upgraded my tired old computer with a decent ASUS mobo, a core i5 3570k, 16GB of RAM, and a modestly sized but speedy Crucial SSD.  Size, it turns out, does actually matter.  Nevertheless my new...

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    Wrinkle Maps

    by  • December 26, 2012 • Bad Personal Philosophy • 0 Comments

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    I just peeked in the mirror and was astonished to see how far the wrinkles around my eyes have spread (I understand these are referred to as periorbital wrinkles. They can be “addressed” by any number of surgical procedures or chemical treatments, or simply by avoiding actually focusing on things much, but that hardly...

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    Four Haiku for Winter

    by  • December 11, 2012 • Bad Personal Philosophy, Poetry • 0 Comments


    Winter’s wet, creeping onset has evidently put me into a poetical frame of thought — because somehow or other I stumbled across a collection of winter-themed haiku by Charles de Lint.  This one in particular leaped out at me: Shadow of a crow upon the snow is as black as the bird above Lovely,...

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    Bad Hair Day

    by  • December 3, 2012 • News, Nonsense • 0 Comments


    When I woke up, my hair was like this: When I am done buzz-cutting it tomorrow night, it will look like this: My thoughts require ventilation and fresh air. Because right now, I’m thinking that if a work week exceeds the seven days of the Roman week, there should be a name for every...

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    Man Eaters and Heart Disease

    by  • November 4, 2012 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments


    Okay, so I’m morbid. Big deal. In addition to Hurricane Sandy’s brutality to the east coast (very prosaic by Day after Tomorrow standards, and yes, I did watch the movie to put things into perspective), the last week’s headlines have included two shark attacks, a three year old boy killed by a pack of...

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