• Correspondence

    by  • December 7, 2007 • 0 Comments

    To date, my cats have received more Christmas cards than I have. Behold: However, Tigerlily and Ralph were both a little put off by the front of the card. Especially Tigerlily, who’s quite sensitive. I guess she can’t really be blamed, since it is impossible to argue that this does NOT set a frightening...

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    The Show Must Go On

    by  • December 5, 2007 • 0 Comments

    This quote from Shakespeare in Love is eerily reminiscent of the secret inner workings of my day job: Philip Henslowe: Mr. Fennyman, allow me to explain about the theatre software development business. The natural condition is one of insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster. Hugh Fennyman: So what do we do? Philip...

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    Technology Sucks

    by  • December 5, 2007 • 1 Comment

    Breakage, breakage everywhere! Thunderbird freezing on HTML loads. Half Life 2, Episode 1 crapping out at the beginning of the Exit 17 level. A Cisco 5520 firewall box is chewing up our inter-site networking schema. My Blackberry has decided that Macarena is the only ring tone for me. Damn it! Actually, that’s a disturbingly...

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    Snow, Salt, and Mist

    by  • December 4, 2007 • 0 Comments

    For anyone who feels the need to spend some time on the beach while in Ferndale, here is how to do it: 1. Begin going west on Main Street. Cars are preferable. Scooters are acceptable. Attempting this on foot is discouraged as Ferndaleans are not, in general, very pedestrian friendly. 2. You will go...

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    The Cat Tax

    by  • November 27, 2007 • 3 Comments

    According to my household accounting software, the cost of maintaining our cats (as in, maintaining them in the style to which they’ve become accustomed) amounts to a mere $473 per year, or $39.41 per month. Not too bad, you’d say; your bare-bones cellular plan probably costs more. And compared to the cost of a...

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    by  • November 13, 2007 • 0 Comments

    I have a newfound appreciation for the utility of homeowner associations. My next door neighbors — specifically, the troupe of 6 sophomores and juniors from WWU who recently moved in downwind of me — are clearly not familiar with the delicate social etiquette of residential neighborhoods. They clearly do not understand the delicate weft...

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