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8215 – memes and links, memes and links, I’m gonna get me some memes and links.

Argh, try as I may, I missed free pancake day. I made ’em for dinner last night, out of spite.

Hey, I rhymed!

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London 1674 to 1834

A fully searchable online edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing accounts of over 100,000 criminal trials held at London’s central criminal court.

Now complete! Contains 101,102 trials, from April 1674 to October 1834

Things seen out and about yesterday.


Dinosaurs at the grocery store (across from the crunchberries)


Body in the back of a truck (sleeping, not dead, I assume)

Moment of Lyric – (video on band’s webpage– found via qdot)

Seeed – “Ding”

8171 – Scotto hears a Who!

I saw an owl on the school fence, walking home from the bus stop last night. It was super cute… a tiny thing, maybe the size of a can of soda-pop… I was a little shocked, because I think of Owls as big birds of prey The bird looked like a brown and white feathered capsule, with huge yellow eyes and long skinny legs. I stopped in my tracks and admired it for a moment and then went to take a picture. It took off before I could snag him, but I found a very close approximation… it was a burrowing owl! (The mascot of my old university) Apparently they don’t get very large, so I doubt what I saw was a baby though it looked babyish to me at the time.

burrow owl

He flew off into this tree, outside of my view. The creepy yellow light looked nifty and I had the palmtop out, so I took a picture.


It’s odd… I think of owls as these huge predators, but this guy would’ve had trouble with a rat, I think. Maybe an anole or a mouse is more his speed. I’ll be coming back to see if I can spot him again. I really love living close to this sort of wildlife.

That Space piggy picture got well over 3500 hits over the course of 12 hours yesterday…that’s more hits than my coverage of the hurricane back in October, and I thought that was nuts. I wonder if someone else linked to it, because only a couple of dozen bounced through my journal-site to that page.

Made plans to go see Wicked with Danny some time in the weeks ahead. I’m looking quite forward to it, though I wonder how much he’ll like it. It was his idea, so groovy. Yikes.. I wonder how much he’ll balk when he finds out they’re between $109 and $225 per seat? I suspect I might be flying solo. A bit more expensive than the $5 seats for Arsenic and Old Lace at his school.

Pretty Keen – estimate to price of any address.

Floating wind turbines

The Magenn Power Air Rotor System (MARS) is an innovative lighter-than-air tethered device that rotates about a horizontal axis in response to wind, efficiently generating clean renewable electrical energy at a lower cost than all competing systems.

magenn wind turbine

The magenn flying wind turbine is held up by helium generating 4Kw,enough to power your needs. It costs around $10,000, but it could pay for itself in about 6 years depending on how you use it. It’s anchored by a tether that can extend up to 1,000 feet above ground. Generally, 400 feet is enough to catch the minimum 3 meters/sec wind speed needed to sustain a nice supply of electricity. No towers or heavy foundations are necessary and sizes range from small “backpack” models to large megawatt generating devices.

Moment of lyric (take your pick – mov, or youtube)

8165 – Monday, here again. 5 day week ahead.

Kind of funny, Hav chit-chatted with Kev about the FP, and mentioned Die Hard to him before I even had a chance to do so. Hopefully we can get together more often, now that I’m a bit more north.

Woo. Chilly out this morning! 40s Fahrenheit. No wonder Newt was under the covers with me!

Best Buy wall numbers explained.

Totally Absurd Inventions – Featuring Real, USA Patented Inventions – Updated Weekly

I rather dig the flying turtle safety suit.

Today, I get to explain to everyone again that I didn’t watch the Super Bowl.

Moment of Lyric: mp3

I’m not content to be with you in the daytime
Girl I want to be with you all of the time
The only time I feel alright is by your side
Girl I want to be with you all of the time
All day and all of the night
All day and all of the night
All day and all of the night

8162 – mmm zombie roaches!

From The Childhood Goat Trauma Foundation: (via flying_blind)

“Even though a goat ate my arm, thanks to the CGTF I’ve been able to stop hiding behind drugs and alcohol and face the world again. I’d recommend the CGTF to anyone!”

— Sean C., Centreville, VA

Sleepless in Seattle (stalker remix)

Evolution Schmevolution – Daily Show on Youtube

Wasp performs roach-brain-surgery to make zombie slave-roaches Continue reading 8162 – mmm zombie roaches!

8161 – Friday, what to do?

Called CompUSA last night around 4pm, and the voice mail is full. do they not ever check it?

Called the manager, Jackie, and said a tech would call me back once finished with a customer. I requested an eta, and she said “a half hour, tops.

I called back 2 hours later after no call came in. I spoke to Steve, who said that he’ll call and find out the problem, and for me to call him at noon tomorrow if I haven’t heard back from him yet. Let’s see what the excuse is this time.

As assumed, no Danny today, so plan B – walkabout. Treat myself to good times. Chinese Buffet for lunch, maybe CJ’s for dinner. Work out. Wander someplace I’ve never been before. I think I’m going to pass on the spa, unless I stumble across it in my journeys.

FP will take place tomorrow with Kev and Tomi, maybe Brad?

Kind of Neato – you can track your logins to LJ.

Brokeback to the Future (youtube video) Proof that you can put subtext anywhere.

How to mess with coke machines – google video more info here or full documentation here

1 year ago – b’day recap, apple mice, food, Polish reader, referrer spam, Mel mush, endless meme, choco taco/cool dog, zombie spammers,

2 years ago – bday loot, Danny lick pic

3 years ago – os quiz, littler big sis writes me a birfday song, palm-cam pics, suction crab

4 years ago – nice day after, Newt-stalks, S & D = B & C, haiku ,picture links

5 years ago – SPOOT, correspondence old school, vagg, go ask Alice and afraid to askGeotarget

8160 – too hot for tea, but I’ll take it anyway. It’s a nice day

GeotargetWow, thanks everybody for all the warm birthday wishes! Also, thank you to Oneeyed and Sedef for the great gift! I’m not sure what I’m going to get with it yet!

Like Phil, I saw my shadow, so a bit more cool weather for me, I hope

I’m officially part of 40 faces now, too!

Had a nice day so far, slept in, played with Newt, rode the bike downtown and got my homestead, voter’s registration, and ID all straightened out for the new address. I think I’m pretty much done transferring stuff to the new place, now. The new Florida state ID cards are pretty, and apparently I straighten out to 6’6″ on the wall height chart.

Buckle up! – Video testing an unmanned Plane vs. Concrete safety wall. Wall wins.

Got this from acoolsecretary :

Yay, monkey!


Also, very cool cards from Mom and Ldy, not to mention swell waves in other folk’s Journals and websites.

Danny’s getting sick, so probably no get-together tomorrow. Poor guy sounds more disappointed than I am that he’ll have to use his sick day actually being sick. My Plan B? Probably go to the spa and get a sports massage and try to get some jacuzzi-time in.

8130 – out with the work kids (and Tracy)

GeotargetNo video card yesterday. Perhaps today is Big Brain’s Day. Perhaps today, the moon will crack in fourths, and the glowing pink gas inside will descend from above to turn us all into delicious edible ferns for when the dinosaurs come back.

Dear Compusa…

If you can’t make your mind up, We’ll never get started.
And I don’t wanna wind up
Being parted, broken-hearted.
So if you really love me,
Say yes.
But if you don’t, dear, confess.
And please don’t tell me
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.

Out with the gang at Max’s at the Beach place. Pictures of Kaytee, Randy, Tracy and Vicki under the cut. Apparently, I’m the only person in South Florida without a hard E at the end of my Name… even our server’s name was Andy. Tracy’s new haircut was quite fetching, as was Kaytee’s. Liz couldn’t make it due to her flying out to be with her family due to Grandpa’s pancreas issues.

3 blonds and a bearded guy.

8124 –

GeotargetI don’t know what I was thinking… that all of the homeless would pack up and go into lockdown, but they seemed even more populous than ever on the ride to work yesterday. I mentally tallied 36 as the bus rolled by them.

Big Brain’s video card arrived damaged. Murphy’s law, I imagine. They’re sending another one, and it should be installed by Friday. Gary, the Head muck-de-muck apologized again, and gave me “his personal guarantee” that it would be installed and my machine would be ready for use by Friday after work.

Yeah, yeah, right, right. We’ll see.

Is it a sign of Newt really disliking my mashed potatoes if he hops on the table and scratches, trying to cover it up like it was in the sandbox? I suspect the chives are what set him off.

Moment of Lyric: (video link)

After all the jacks are in their boxes
And the clowns have all gone to bed
You can hear happiness staggering on down the street
Footsteps dressed in red
And the wind whispers Mary
A broom is drearily sweeping
Up the broken pieces of yesterdays life
Somewhere a queen is weeping
Somewhere a king has no wife
And the wind, it cries Mary
The traffic lights, they turn, uh, blue tomorrow
And shine their emptiness down on my bed
The tiny island sags down stream
’cause the life that lived is,
Is dead
And the wind screams Mary
Uh-will the wind ever remember
The names it has blow in the past?
And with this crutch, it’s old age, and it’s wisdom
It whispers no, this will be the last
And the wind cries Mary

1 year ago – mushroms and eggplant, barefoot craving, acronym cursing, Panama city teens, prozac suicides

2 years ago – popeye is 75, duckburg, powerskip, santa cluster maint, hybrids, beach-dweller picture that will make you shriek, brain sammiches, cam pics, cap’n strong

3 years ago – tan me hide, kartoo, SOP, coloring book entry

4 years ago – Accessory animals. Enron & GWB/pretzel, watching Lone Gunmen, Newt came to work, skate porn

5 years ago – Hot outside! Metallica sues Victoria’s Secret, the weather the cuckoo likes, my first LJ flame attack (and my rebuttal)

8116 – Work, again? BOB SAGAT!

GeotargetI didn’t do much of anything this weekend. I didn’t put on shoes. I didn’t leave the third floor. I did clean house, laundry, etc.

Watched the heck out of the Kong DVDs… all the special edition stuff… Harryhausen’s test footage and the documentary on “the making of” was pretty dang impressive, and Harryhausen’s commentary was good on the movie disc, too. A lot of it was interpolated, due to the movie being over 70 years old.. just about everyone remotely involved in the project are long deceased. It worked out quite nicely, however, since the material hasn’t changed in that span,either.

Mr. T doing a happy little dance. (don’t sniff the rest of the site unless you’re not at work and have a strong stomach.)

In fact, I’ll just snag the animated gif from the shockwave,and post it here, instead.


Found it searching for –

Remember kids… believe in yourself, eat all your school, stay in milk, drink your teeth, don’t do sleep, and get 8 hours of drugs.

1 year ago – Rainy lazy mel-day, bonnet house, literati with resilience, fictional substances, fooling around with image searches

2 years ago – Cycloptic Goat, Fontifier, Aesop, etc

3 years ago – Newt Pic, Manatees, Harry potter, palm wait at doc, sanctity of life

4 years ago – cool invention poll, thoughts about human rights progressing, magic spell over Taiwan, books read, How to take a punch, and my first notification that I was being published in UA2.

5 years ago – Custard the Dragon, Beautiful and Not-so-beautiful Words, Botticelli reminding me of mah sweetie, Michelanglo on Censorship, and a few dead links.

6 years ago – Newt was Neutered!

8106 – Fairly newt-intensive post.

GeotargetSee what happens after I move away from Los Olas? They paint the whole area with free wifi. There were a ton of free hotspots to start with, but now it seems pretty constant. I’m just glad the main library has a big touchstone now…. students can bring their own appliances in and get data, rather than wait on the computer banks in the 3rd, fifth and ground floors. I can only imagine how much bittorrenting of pirated er, archival stuff over a big open network will happen.

I might get a chance to hang out with Dave Attell this week or next. More on that as it happens or doesn’t. He’s back on tour.

Hey, the whole run of the Flash tv show is out of DVD! all 21 episodes plus the 90 minute Pilot.

newt and mr man
Newton Meets Mr. Man.

newt and mr man
Mr. Man gestures hypnotically, to put the giant beast in his thrall, and…

newt and mr man
Chomp! Newt treats him like Tyr. Mr. Man must be from Newfoundland, a smoker or a fascist.

BONUS VIDEO – I Taunt Newton with a plastic bag, and then needlessly compare him to a Fox News personality. 665k quicktime movie via palmtop (on Youtube as a flash video too)

1 year ago – Hump day doodle, work, mel, moody blues, ex-coworkers read my journal, parrot jungle?

2 years ago – Walkies-pix continued, ShOr deleted, bad storefronts

3 years ago – fogwalking, SOP

4 years ago – WID meeting, John Buscema passed away, bad day

5 years ago – brad pushes for growth, bicycle built for 2, lj creaking, bug city, recipes, siddhartha