In case you’d forgotten what today is about…

| December 25, 2013

[Yes, I am still alive.]

Saturday Afternoon with Packet

| March 30, 2013

I turned around from working at the kitchen counter to discover I had some company. Packet is a very stealthy fellow — I never heard him coming. Even his meows are quiet. In this he is very much the opposite of Kismet, who never seems to shut his pie hole.

Sunday Night Silliness

| March 3, 2013

If you watch this video, a few questions may occur to you: Pirates? On bicycles? In space? Are those really the Power Rangers? And last but most certainly not least: What the hell is wrong with people in Japan? Just watch and see if I’m not right. For the record: I actually like the song. […]

History you should know: the Battle of Wizna, 1939

| February 21, 2013

I’ve previously noted my (admittedly self-described, perhaps immodestly so*) extensive base of knowledge regarding military history in general, and World War 2 in particular. So it is, if not exactly unusual, then at least an occasion of some interest for me to run across information that leaves me wondering why I didn’t already know more […]

Watashi o tanoshima seru*

| February 8, 2013

I revealed my not-exactly-secret-but-not-previously-bruited-about taste for anime a couple of months ago. By “anime” I very specifically exclude garbage that people think of as anime, but isn’t — crap like “Transformers” and so on. Kiddie cartoons. Feh. Now, there are kiddie cartoons that can be classed as anime — Gigantor, Speed Racer, etc. — that’s […]

A/V Hell

| November 1, 2012

It’s only taken me approximately forever, but I have finally achieved Nerdvana: my home theater and peripherals are all working the way I want. The components: TV A/V receiver + speakers (5.1) Blu-Ray player DVD changer DVD player X-Box PC (as a file server for videos & mp3s) And, of course, enough cables to set […]

Musical Interlude, J-Pop Edition

| October 9, 2012

Kind of a jamming pop-ish sort of number with actual eye candy (as opposed to the imaginary sort) for your viewing and listening pleasure: I don’t know anything about them other than the group name and the name of the song; too lazy to look up anything about them. And I haven’t the faintest idea […]

Soul City

| March 16, 2012

Back in the spring of 1988, at the behest of Uncle Sam, I shipped out to Korea. I spent the next 2½ years in the 2nd Infantry Division; I have a lot of memories — some bad, most good — about those years. I’ve no idea what brought this particular memory to mind…. Of my […]

Lookie! I made a video!

| March 1, 2012

I’ve been playing with Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11. And since I’m so eager for the release of Mass Effect 3, when I saw an idea from a poster in the Bioware Mass Effect forums, I decided to take the ball and run with it. Here’s the result: Mass Effect 3: Take Earth […]

“My friends, there is still time to turn aside.”

| February 15, 2012

Daniel Hannan, a UK Member of the European Parliament, spoke last week at CPAC. The clarity and profundity of his elucidation of the history, evolution, and current state of conservative principles puts most American pundits to shame. It’s long, a bit over 27 minutes, but his speech is well worth hearing. Go on, you know […]

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