Yer in, kid!

Things that just made me laugh out loud in a cube:

Bobby Strong: (sings) That freedom sun will shine someday, til then you better run, runa run, run awaaaay!

Rabble: I’m frightened!

Bobby Strong: Ooo, yes, well you should be! Freedom is scary! It’s a blast of cooool wind that burns your face to wake you up!

Rabble: Literally?

Bobby Strong: Yesss.

Run, Freedom, Run

Movin’ on Over

We got moved to another building, which means I lost my office, but gained a cubicle with a window. If you can imagine.

I had an amazing amount of stuff, which is all sitting in boxes that are blocking the aforementioned window.

No biggie. They tell me the window makes the cubes too hot anyway.

Sort of dovetails nicely with a debate between Glenn5 and I…

You are 60% geek
You are a geek. Good for you! Considering the endless complexity of the universe, as well as whatever discipline you happen to be most interested in, you’ll never be bored as long as you have a good book store, a net connection, and thousands of dollars worth of expensive equipment. Assuming you’re a technical geek, you’ll be able to afford it, too. If you’re not a technical geek, you’re geek enough to mate with a technical geek and thereby get the needed dough. Dating tip: Don’t date a geek of the same persuasion as you. You’ll constantly try to out-geek the other.

Take the Polygeek Quiz at

Cars and Keyboards

I was listening to NPR this morning, and heard the story about alternative fuels in Brazil.

They had cars that ran on alcohol! Their fueling stations all have four types of fuel available! They are now making flex-fuel cars that can run on either gas or alcohol! Arg!

How can we consider ourself this technologically advanced country when we’re being whupped, whupped I say, in car technology by Brazil?

And I’m not even going to go into the fact that the Japanese car companies have once again served the American car companies up for breakfast with their hybrids.

Okay, I am going to go into that. What kind of dweebs are running these American car companies? Where is the so-called American pioneer spirit that forges new frontiers in technology?

And how come my space key is all sticky?


I’m going to go back to supporting products designed in Canada now.

Traveling Light

If I, like , had an InPerson filter reserved for those people that I know In Person, I would now be able to add Susan (aka ) to it.

We met Susan last night, and I’m dellighted to say that she is every bit as charming in real life as she is in posts and comments. Roan warmed up to her immediately, in spite of being in a sicky sorta’ mood.

Ostensibly, Susan was over to show Stacey a thing or two about photography. Unfortunately, Roan was in a Mom-clingy mood, so not as much consultation happened as intended. But this morning Stacey took a shot of me that had a very nice composition (if still blurry… manual focus takes time to learn I think), so some knowledge was passed.

We swapped some stories, had some apple crisp, and talked kids, arts, and newspapers, and kids who like to make art out of newspapers.

All in all, a delightful evening.