Category: Miscellany

Windows 7 0x800704cf Error

So I turned on the computer today and the network shares weren’t working. Ran through a couple of checks: Can I ping the machine? Check. Can I remote desktop into the machine? Check. Are the firewall settings okay? Check. Can...

Misc. Adventures

Just some random photos to unload from the camera. We recently saw this little guy scouring our Mums for prey: Spent the weekend in Tennessee. Stopped by a BBQ/country music festival in Nashville. Got myself some Bayou Billy’s homebrew soda....

I Learned A New Vocabulary Word Today…

I Learned A New Vocabulary Word Today…

Apophallation. Apophallation is a technique resorted to by some species of air-breathing land slugs such as Limax maximus and Ariolimax spp. In these species of hermaphroditic terrestrial gastropod mollusks, after mating, if the slugs cannot successfully separate, a deliberate amputating...

Cappuccino

Cappuccino

Got myself a Bialetti cappucino/latte set this week. I have to say, I’m pretty impressed. Check out the results for yourself: It comes with a milk frother cup, which worked out really well. Check out my Amazon review: I’m a...

Now For Something Completely Random…

Now For Something Completely Random…

“Network Apologizes For Mocking Athol” http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/03/06/ap/strange/main3915750.shtml (AP) A cable sports network says it no longer will make Athol the butt of its jokes. Comcast SportsNet said Thursday it would pull a newspaper ad that leaders of the small central Massachusetts town...

And I Thought My Setup Was Badass…

And I Thought My Setup Was Badass…

Excessive? Maybe. Badass? Most definitely. Now I’d be way more impressed if those monitors were 30-inchers.

Commitment Chains, GUIs, Frustration, And Other Ramblings…

Commitment Chains, GUIs, Frustration, And Other Ramblings…

Warning: massive brain dump ahead… As I was laying down to sleep and having a discussion with my wife – much to her dismay – the topic of her current graduate class came up and she mentioned how much she...