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It’s been a while since I’ve done this. In fact, I don’t think I’ve done this since starting up the NTSHMA blog. But there’s a bunch of stuff I want to point out, where none of it warrants a full blog post:

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog looks like all sorts of comedic geeky goodness. Check out the trailer. has all but replaced Twitter for me. As soon as they support SMS and have an API, I think I will kick Twitter to the curb.
The same folks bring us to replace tinyurl et al… And it adheres to the Open Service Definition, if you’re into that freedom crap, like I am.
I’m also using TwitterFeed to copy my posts to Twitter. It’s not the most effective thing in the world, but it works.
There’s another way (on Linux, at least) for Bit Torrent to beat Comcast’s tcp resets.
There’s more Firefly on the way, in comic book form.

Happy birthday to me (tomorrow). For my birthday, I want a new job. Hopefully the interviewer on Monday grants my wish.

Guitar Hero Pi

I want this, just for the Coulton.


I’m not sure if I should feel really great about the future, or commit suicide.

The Perfect Outfit

Necktie, athletic bra, miniskirt, and kneepads. What more could a guy ask for in a girl’s attire?

Two weeks gone?

I got hassled yesterday by a friend of mine for not blogging anything for two entire weeks. Two weeks? How is that possible? And yet, it’s true. I didn’t even post for Photo Friday. I am such a slacker. In my defense, life’s been busy. Two weekends ago I spent an entire day at the Detroit Institute of Arts. One weekend ago I spent an entire day at the Detroit Zoo. This past weekend I spent an entire day at the Detroit Science Center. This coming weekend I will spend an entire day at Clancy Day. Some of the other things I’ve packed into my time: movies (the director’s cut of Alexander is nearly 3 hours long), Red Wings (won, 1-0 in overtime), 5-a-day (had to do a couple 10-a-day days too try to make up for lost time), moving furniture, and spending quality time with a good friend. And probably other things I can’t recall.

Things I need to do still:
Get my “Basic Bug Triage for Ubuntu” presentation for Penguicon done (or at least sketched out)
Update the MeMaker package for Ubuntu (because I was holding off for an update on Good Friday, and when I finally got the update I procrastinated a little bit, and never had the time again thereafter).
Go over the Penguicon schedule and figure out how I’m going to pack everything I want to do into 3 short days.
Post some photos from the zoo trip.
Return to a life of blogging. Because teh internets need more of me. B-)

Save the whales, destroy the world?

Greenhouse gas emissions caused by one meal of beef are the equivalent of eight meals of whale meat

What to do?

I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.
— EB White

In case of conflict, I usually go with “have one hell of a good time”.

…but the roaming charges are outrageous!

The VLA radio telescope is being upgraded drastically, so that it could “pick up a cell phone signal on Jupiter“. Can you hear me now?

quote of the day

Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
— W. Somerset Maugham

Why our government spying on us is a good thing.

Because they love us.