9382 – Thursday

Tooth is still giving me minor fits. Antibiotic seems to be taking it down, though. It was a little hard to chew supper, but it was quite tasty.

BHK went thrifting yesterday with Tina – got some good loot – a few chick-lit books for herself, a kepler and his mom on witch trial book for me, along with a white dress shirt, also for me – some brand new kitchen knives. (as opposed to what… bathroom knives? office knives?)

Additionally, when she got my antibiotics at the drugstore, she picked me up yellow and red canisters of drying model clay. could be handy to make some game pieces, or just silly fun sculptures and items. It’ll be good practice for future sculpey stuff.

Seeing BQ.. erm, SaH reminded me that BHK and I are long overdue for a meal at the vegetable garden. Rockville isn’t all that far away and despite what R.E.M. says, I could hit the Micro Center up there, too. I’d also like to visit Yuan Fu, which was our alternate plan if VG was closed.

I guess that since I do crab and shrimp that I’m more of a pescetarian than a true veggie.



One of the most nifty game ideas in a long time – levelhead – it uses a hand-held solid-plastic cube as its only interface. On-screen it appears each face of the cube contains a little room, each of which are logically connected by doors. In one of these rooms is a character. By tilting the cube the player directs this character from room to room in an effort to find the exit.

check out the video demo to get a good idea how it works.

Also – it looks like the Ghostbusters game is in a bit of trouble… may not get released – at least for a while. It looks good, and the chance for another year of development might even make it worth the wait.


Looks like LJ usership is drooping – Stats as of the moment

How many users, and how many of those are active?


  • Total accounts: 16234592
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  • … that have ever updated: 9622881
  • … updating in last 30 days: 973782
  • … updating in last 7 days: 550314
  • … updating in past 24 hours: 194650




1 year ago – friendship amnesty day (fizzle-pop), tasty food, pictures of said foods, artomat, scribd, project gutenberg, gaming thoughts, nomnom kitty in comments

2 years ago – good thoughts, Danny gets me Wonder Woman on DVD, Saw Monster House with TW, walkabout pix of constrution/graffiti/etc, punk rock girl

3 years ago – what’s in my fridge, cosmic treadmill, 37 inches of rain, falling people, sky high powers

4 years ago – went out w/Dan to ole ole, riverwalk pics, SAD Dave, Daimajin added towish list (and it was gifted to me before the hurricanes came!), star wars kid gets an ipod

5 years ago – Web design, poo, web stat, psa, orange newt-head!

6 years ago – broken links, spamdemic map, floppy poll, dinner sick, new semagic client

7 years ago – hinterland, kickshaw, I like cooking, planet of ??? poll, Champions Spectre, my gal wants to leave me for the Asian prince, shaking hands,treat pack

8 years ago – idiot, the good and bad of the day, Good Chinese food, bad AprilGeotarget Geotarget

Where’s that Cheshire Cat?

Your result for Which Chess Piece are You Test?…

The Queen’s Confidante

Congrats! Only 5-7% of the population score this!

The Queen’s Confidante is the first to hear the beat of a different drum. Many plunge into the avant garde experience and generally set the trend for their friends. They are more in touch with reality using their senses but this makes them want to live for the ‘here and now’. The Confidante is full of charm and may flow with compliments even if it isn’t deserved. Rather than write a poem on the beauty of life – they would rather live out the written story of beauty.

The Queen’s Confidante is usually peaceful and easygoing in nature. They usually adopt a ‘live and let live’ approach to life. They take things at their own pace and live for the moment. They may be quiet but are pleasant, considerate and caring. They may not be inclined to debate or air their views, but of course their values are important to them. They will solve problems as they arise especially if it concerns people. Generally the Confidante is one who develops great team spirit through the promotion of cooperation. They will only repeat facts without placing too much spin or interpretation on them. Because of this they may be the best mediators.

The Confidante is sensitive to its environment, and much more perceiving than others with regards to the physical world. They can notice variations in behavior of others. They are highly conscious of companions and friends, but they prefer to let others direct. This ‘Pawn’ is rarer than others because they are emotionally well rounded with a great degree of empathy. Because of this empathy, they can be overly concerned with ‘feelings’. They may even sacrifice their ideals and not contribute enough, especially if they don’t wish to exercise criticism.Geotarget Geotarget

http://www.helloquizzy.com/tests/which-chess-piece-are-you-test

9379 – Wednesday

scotto and chae, he-man styleOh My Goff! –Emmy award winner Angie Goff profiled me, the kitties and Alan & JC’s pup Chae on her blog entry today ! (Picture here from the entry… eek and awesome. BHK is going to tease me mercilessly – She’d better watch it, or she’ll get She-Ra’ed.) The WUSA9 team all have blogs it seems, and the bulk of them are very entertaining!



Called Dr. Wolfe – cracked my back tooth, the one with the composite filling. I’m taking antibiotics starting tonight, and I’ll be seeing him in a week for a fix-up. It only hurt a wee bit yesterday, but has progressed to headache level annoyance now. I wonder if the tooth will come out of my noggin before thursday… it feels a bit loose.



noot2pyecam. squinkypyecam. squikypyecam2. squinkynootpyecam.
recent Pyecam captures of Newton in the “treehouse” – as always, click to embiggen them!

We need to get pye in the light like that, so he doesn’t look like the phantom blot !



A very interesting graph of the estimated ideological positions of US voters, senators, and representatives shows that members of Congress are much more liberal and conservative than are US voters, who fall somewhere in the middle. (via 3qd)



Maryland Renaissance Fest is coming up. I figure we’ll go again, probably for one weekend, this time to just people watch, if nothing else. Scottish Weekend might be fun.



Got a postcard from the bro. He sounds better when he’s sobered up. I’ll be writing him sometime between tomorrow night and this weekend. It breaks my heart every time I think of him… I thought I was mostly over it, but I’m really still fairly tender about it at times. If luck enters the picture, maybe he’ll get some good, solid treatment, but I won’t get my hopes up.

His arraignment was supposed to have been on Monday – I wonder how long before public records will give me follow-up info? He’s got a calendar call on 9/2/08 – I guess I’ll know more then.



Al Gore Places Infant Son In Rocket To Escape Dying Planet

“I tried to warn them, but the Elders of this planet would not listen,” said Gore, who in 2000 was nearly banished to a featureless realm of nonexistence for promoting his unpopular message. “They called me foolish and laughed at my predictions. Yet even now, the Midwest is flooded, the ice caps are melting, and the cities are rocked with tremors, just as I foretold. Fools! Why didn’t they heed me before it was too late?”



1 year ago – payday, mas90, chalupacabra, Ultimate Blade Runner set, Amy on her way home, All Star Superman, Harry Potter, Metatron

2 years ago – first pente loss to bhk, newt and squirrel pic, dice wars, proximity, nobility, vista speech off, clip art movie, hotspot hacks, gamelan,

3 years ago – entry loss, sky high good, Danny wins prizes, calls while not on-call, 10k superballs, Newtcam Law and Order, meme stuff, pics of lisas, and autostitch garage

4 years ago – museum pics, slippery, Loveless

5 years ago – tv shows, comic fonts, paper money, sound resource, gay high, starmark, CA2, tunnel walkies pix, Dan visit, toys

6 years ago – random voog glimpse, infrasound, dinner timeline, GRASP, hate group mapping, Jen plans on being wed, FMM steals paid time from me, mach 8 jets

7 years ago – animal traits poll, Museum of Black Superheroes, remonstrate, Pompano info, evil news, mental health day, rainbow newt poll, icq/lj tech trouble

8 years ago – April stress, New everway group review, Babel fish translations, green lantern, Jerry’s Birthday bash, Discover marquee, Bev Preggers, Bro working at Amici’s, We Like Pie, 29th Scroll, 6th Verse Geotarget

9377 – Tuesday-

The backyard cornucopia strikes again!

veggie mania

More from the garden. Pumpkin, squash, a ton of white eggplant, some skinny purple and green eggplant, tomato and cucumber. Nice mix of colors in the back yard!

BHK made pseudo-chicken in cream sauce with peas over a bed of egg noodles… side of green beans in sesame oil. yummmy goodness.

Middleman – titanic tuba episode is maintaining quality nicely.



http://rolcogames.com/ -cool site for pawns, little meeples, whatnot. The Game inventor kit is brilliant.



Matt Thompson has some advice for you: stop buying cheap-ish pseudo-generic drugs from Walgreens, Rite-Aid, and Duane Reade and start buying really cheap true generics.

As you might know, Benadryl (available at Walgreens.com for $5.29 for a box of 24 capsules) and Wal-dryl ($3.99 / 24 capsules) are otherwise known as “25 mg. of diphenhydramine HCI.” Compare [with the true generic available at Amazon]. Yes, that is 400 tablets containing 25 mg. of diphenhydramine HCI, for about $10 when you factor in shipping.

Heed his words. Here’s 300 tablets of generic Claritin for $11.00, 100 tablets of generic Zyrtec for $6.99, 240 tablets of generic Zantac, 1000 capsules of generic Benadryl for $20.34, 1000 tablets of generic Advil for $11.70, and 1000 caplets of generic Tylenol for $13.91.




Seek the Six – New Prisoner “puzzle” promo. Fairly slow loading a the start, but nifty. (I am number 952805… apparently it’s not news to most!)


1 year ago – Blueberry pancakes, naptime, gaming with BHK and Amy

2 years ago – starting yoga, newtcam pics, visiting pals, comics, wrestler name, Jonathan Coulton – Bigfoot & Leonard Nimoy, cool cartoon, spoof caller id service

3 years ago – met the Lisas, strawberry shortcake, Kamandi, cat cartoons, I remind JL of Rob from High Fidelity, meme-y thing, out with Dan

4 years ago – turtlenecks, skinbags, touchscreen, firestarter, recent tunes, oomiaq, walkies, manatees

5 years ago – tour guides, politics, bollywood, starmark, windows psa

6 years ago – swastika, dreams, newt, birds of prey, lizard droppings, zebrelle

7 years ago -WoG III, Chai, bro, coloring book, lj down

8 years ago -no-thang Geotarget