Monthly Archives August 2005

bored with a knife

Candice asked me to cut up a pepper.

rp rp rp rp rp rp BRAAAP

I bought another motorcycle! Yes, yes, I hear you now, “Didn’t he just buy a bike a few months ago?” Yeah, I did, but while it was a good bike to get my bearings on, it was way to small for the sort of day-to-day riding I wanted to do. The top speed on a […]

obligatory icon post

My new icon says YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY. (From this ebay auction. Blame Scromp.)

The little chair is not for sitting on.

Here’s an interesting article from Scientific American which discusses how young children start to develop an understanding of symbolism, starting with a memory experiment that turned out not to examine memory at all. See also Metafilter discussion here.


Item! ☞ The pedestrian menace must be stopped! ☞ MY NAME IS MIRIAM SESE-SEKO AND I AM THE WIFE OF THE LATE CHANCELLOR OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA. ☞ This article discusses (sort of) the naval forces of the Byzantine Empire. You know, that other kind of ship. The little one. ☞ Also from […]

Wikipedia 2001, another bike, honeymooning

Varia: Today is Thursday, December 20, 2001 at the nostalgic Wikipedia. I’m shopping for a bike again. The 250 is too small for safe highway riding. My ride here would have been a lot less great if I happened to get an angry driver behind me on one of those long hills. Looking at maybe […]

Packing your service now

I just went to install the Windows 2003 Server Administration Tools Pack on my Windows 2000 desktop, and got the following error: Windows Server 2003 Service pack 1 Administration Tools Pack can be installed only on computers running either Windows XP Professional 9with either Q329357 or Service pack 1 or later applied) or Windows Server […]


A free-verse poem I found about a building hurricane: Flat. Calm. Ripples without crests. Wind motion visible in smoke. Small wavelets. Wind felt on exposed skin. Leaves rustle. Large wavelets; leaves and smaller twigs in Constant motion. Small waves. Dust and loose paper raised. Small branches begin to move. Moderate longer waves; some foam and […]