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First Harvest
We had our first salad the other night from our garden and it was great. I can’t wait for all of the other crops — peas, carrots, and even [...]
Happy Earth Day!
Yeah, I know I’m a week late, but I had to post an update on our square foot garden. My wife did a great job getting all of our crops planted and now [...]
Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me
My favorite show on NPR is Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, and we attended the live taping of Saturday’s show. The panelists were Charlie Pierce, [...]
Square Foot Gardening
We picked up Mel Bartholomew’s Square Foot Gardening book last year with the intent of planting a small vegetable garden, but never got around to [...]
HTPC Results
[This is the final part in a series on building your own HTPC] The primary reason I set out to build a Home Theater PC was so I could get rid of DirecTV. [...]
HTPC Install
[This is Part IV of a series on building your own HTPC] Once you’ve assembled the hardware, and collected the software, it is time to begin your [...]
HTPC Software
[This is Part III of a series on building your own HTPC] I started out thinking this would be a Linux-based PC, but two things changed my mind. First, [...]
HTPC Hardware
[This is Part II of a series on building your own HTPC] Let me start by saying that I did not compile this entire list of hardware through trial and error. [...]
Home Theater PC
When you start the research, like I did, on building your own Home Theater PC, you inevitably come across a page or two that claims to give you all the [...]
The Big Box Office Bamboozle
It looks like my prediction about Avatar is on track to come true, but the box office reports today reminded me just how pointless box office reports are. [...]
Roku
I’ve been a Netflix user for many years. I was intrigued when they began offering some of their movies in streaming format directly from their web [...]
Avatar
I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict that Avatar will soon be the biggest-grossing movie of all time — and even if it doesn’t, [...]
DJ Hero
Santa brought me DJ Hero for the Wii this year for Christmas, and I have to say it’s the surprise hit of all of my new toys. I wasn’t quite [...]
Great Holiday Theater
I’ve been lucky enough to take in a couple of great Christmas-time shows this season and I wanted to pass along my reviews. First, a couple of weeks [...]
An Inconvenient Purpose
A few years ago some folks started asking the question, What Would Jesus Drive? I’m not sure how seriously the question was supposed to be taken, as [...]
Tunes To Go
I’m lucky to work at a place that doesn’t mind its employees listening to music (on headphones) while they work. Years ago, I carried an actual [...]
iPod Touch
It was time to retire my Palm PDA, but replacing it was something of a challenge since no one really makes PDAs anymore that aren’t part of a [...]
Kathy Griffin at the Fox
It’s been almost two years since we last saw her at Touhill, and she’s won a second Emmy since then for her show My Life on the D-List. This is [...]
Green vs Green
If you want to “go green” for environmental reasons, that’s great. If you want to do it for financial reasons, that’s great too, [...]
Back to Normal
He we are at the end of another 30 days. I won’t talk about how difficult it was — I think I covered that last year. And I won’t make any [...]
The Hangover
I don’t go to the movies much (there are three reasons for this), and even when I do, I rarely take the time to write reviews of them anymore (I have [...]
Spammers Have Ruined The Internet
If you’ve ever gone through the process of getting a new phone number, you know that the previous owner’s reputation and associations may haunt [...]
Michael
Last year at this time, almost to the day, I was remembering George Carlin after his passing. Yesterday, the universe reminded me once again that I’m [...]
Time Wasters
I usually save links to post to my other site, but these don’t really fit that well, so I thought I’d share them here. One is called Fantastic [...]