Cutting the cheese since 1996

I feel the earth move under my feet

Of course the big news today was the 5.2-magnitude earthquake that hit the midwest this morning. It was really quite an experience to be awakened in such a manner.   Read More →
Posted April 18, 2008 at 6:04 PM by Michael
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When ads go bad

Google's motto may be "Do no evil," but that doesn't mean the devil doesn't sneak into the details sometimes. Who says page content and contextual ads don't make for interesting and amusing, er, bedfellows?   Read More →
Posted April 2, 2008 at 12:04 AM by Michael

Paper towels: 0, pants: 1

While I'm on the subject of restrooms (I'll avoid the obvious pun about toilet humor — oops, too late), I saw a curious incident this morning. I watched with not a little amusement as someone attempted in vain to figure out the paper towel dispenser.   Read More →
Posted March 31, 2008 at 12:03 PM by Michael

Funniest... thing... ever

I was in a public restroom today, and you'll never believe what I saw. I swear it's the funniest thing ever; I don't think I've ever laughed so hard. It was a good thing I was already in the restroom, because I almost peed my pants.   Read More →
Posted March 29, 2008 at 2:03 AM by Michael

To pan no more

We went and saw a movie tonight, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. What the movie was is irrelevant. It made me realize that, after trying to write a glowing review of Pan's Labyrinth and pretty much coming up short, it's much more fun to pan the bad movies.   Read More →
Posted March 18, 2008 at 1:03 AM by Michael

Half it your way

I minored in psychology, and so it always intrigues me when people try to drag out the "is the glass half-empty or half-full" assessment. We all know your answer is supposed to determine whether you're generally a pessimist or an optimist. But come on.   Read More →
Posted March 12, 2008 at 12:03 PM by Michael

Thoughts on Linux

I was almost hesitant to post this, because I know how, er, Linux aficionados can be. For that matter, I know how Windows people can be. My goal here is not to incite a flame war, but to give, as a Windows developer, my honest impressions of Linux.   Read More →
Posted March 9, 2008 at 2:03 PM by Michael

If you have the rosemary, I have the thyme

We were shopping at Wal-Mart the other night, and I came across a bottle of sage for ten cents. Ten cents. I can't pass up a deal like that.   Read More →
Posted March 4, 2008 at 4:03 PM by Michael

The one I'm not going to Pan

You know how sometimes you see a movie that just makes you say "wow" and you find yourself thinking about it all day afterwards? I saw one of those today.   Read More →
Posted March 3, 2008 at 1:03 AM by Michael

Taxes are taxing

While granted today is not April 15, I've still been procrastinating on doing the taxes for the last couple weeks. It's not like it takes terribly long, especially when using online software.   Read More →
Posted February 22, 2008 at 12:02 AM by Michael