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Weather alerts for dummies

No, this isn't the megapost I promised, but just a teaser while I'm working on it. This came from yesterday evening, right before a spate of torrential downpour came rushing in. A co-worker branded it "Attention, retards," but I thought I'd be a little kinder with my title.   Read More →
Posted May 28, 2008 at 9:05 PM by Michael

The big one's comin', 'Lizabeth!

I've been sitting on several posts for a couple weeks now because I've frankly been too lazy to sit and write anything. Instead of flooding the site with a bunch of small posts, I'm going to roll them all into one biggie. I expect to post it some time in the next couple of days.   Read More →
Posted May 27, 2008 at 10:05 PM by Michael

Where we're going, we don't need roads

It's with perhaps a bit of irony that my Internet reading today went from Starfleet vessels to the possibility of finding life on Mars. One makes the argument for space exploration and colonization, and the other, for some, against.   Read More →
Posted May 13, 2008 at 3:05 PM by Michael

You kids get out of my yard!

When I was a kid, my dad was pretty big on the yard when it came to my grandfather. Not a holiday went by that my grandfather didn't drive through the grass and my dad didn't fume and fuss. The irony is that my grandfather was no different with his yard, and not a visit there went by where the grandchildren (and son-in-laws) weren't put to work doing anything from picking up sticks to mowing, trimming and raking.   Read More →
Posted May 11, 2008 at 3:05 PM by Michael

Electing to vote

I did my civic duty this morning and voted in Indiana's primary. And you know what? It feels pretty good.   Read More →
Posted May 6, 2008 at 12:05 PM by Michael
Photo | Zoo Tycoon 2: Run! Run, you will, child!

Zoo Tycoon 2: Run! Run, you will, child!

Now this is why I created this section, for those wacky times when something utterly ridiculous happens completely out of the blue. For instance, I was building the lion enclosure, and noticed this kid running haphazardly through it.   Read More →
Posted May 4, 2008 at 5:05 PM by Michael

A tough Hobbit to break

I've written before how much I enjoyed Pan's Labyrinth, so it was with not a small amount of glee that I saw the upcoming Hobbit films are going to be directed by Pan's Guillermo del Toro. And Ian McKellan will be reprising his role as Gandalf.   Read More →
Posted April 30, 2008 at 11:04 AM by Michael
Photo | Zoo Tycoon 2: Hippos come to the zoo

Zoo Tycoon 2: Hippos come to the zoo

Taking a rare moment to actually play a game, I spent a little time this afternoon with Zoo Tycoon 2 and the Bloggersville City Zoo. The latest addition: hippos.   Read More →
Posted April 26, 2008 at 4:04 PM by Michael

Not so fishy after all

Our fish died a couple weeks back. And by fish I don't be a fish, I mean all the fish.   Read More →
Posted April 24, 2008 at 4:04 PM by Michael

Welcome back,

It's been a tumultuous week or two, but after two hosts, two sites, a domain and an IP, several database iterations and some code tweaks, has finally come home to roost. I'm proud to say, the site is now official.   Read More →
Posted April 23, 2008 at 12:04 PM by Michael