Saturday, December 11, 2010

Winterveil and Years' End

It's that time of year again. Time to get epic writer's block while I try to remember all I've been doing for the past year.

Let's go over what's pretty much the same from previous years. I'm still an Assistant Scoutmaster with "Hardcore 444" and a member of Elks Lodge 2065. I am also still an electrical engineer for the Army.
So now what's new?

Friday, December 10, 2010

Garbage Can Turkey

Wha...? Woah, where am I? Oh, right. Recovering from an epic turkey coma.
All right sports fans; its time for a cooking lesson. Mooing is rare. Charcoal is well-done. To find delicious take the meat just slightly past the threshold between life and death. There you now know everything you need to know about cooking.
You want more? Well fine then. Since you won't leave I'll... I'll show you how to cook an Arakkoa!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

It's time!

Here we go. It's time for another of my infamous "Here's what's coming" posts. Where I promise more shit you won't see for months, if ever.
No, really, I'm playing around with Muro as a way to lay down the 4-panel in my head. What I really want to play around with is the upcoming Wii Wacom tablet with content creation sites like Muro and Aviary and really lay it down!
I also want to conduct a bit of an experiment. I've got to keep the details a bit hush-hush right now so I don't throw off the results. (Honestly, I left this site dead for so long I really don't think it'll matter.) But anyway, the experiment will require me to turn on ads to gather some quantitative metrics. I know, I know, but if my hypothesis is correct it won't make any difference. 
In other news, if you're with me on Twitter or Facebook, you know I'm busy with Scouts and work and more Scouts. If I could make as much from my hobbies as I do from my job, my boss would never see my sorry butt again! 

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Absinthe - A User's Guide

Absinthe Robette. Lithograph by Henri Privat-Livemont, 1896Absinthe is an anise-flavored spirit derived from the herb "grande wormwood", Artemisia absinthium. It originated in Switzerland, but was popularized by bohemian artists like Vincent van Gogh and Oscar Wilde. By 1915, absinthe was banned in the United States and much of Europe due to claims against thujone, a naturally occurring chemical in wormwood. Unfortunately, the negative claims against the drink, aside from being up to 75% ABV, did not hold up when analyzed. Absinthe was allowed back into the United States in 2007 and there are presently over 200 brands of absinthe worldwide. Follow the green fairy...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Where do I go from here?

It's been a while since I posted last. I'm not a very prolific blogger. There's actually a very good reason for that. I have a day job. Which is a good thing, really, since I would never make any money writing like this. In any event, I do have a few things I'll be trying out on this blog in the months to come. Click through the page view generator to see what I've got planned.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Rumors Confirmed! Sorta.

So today's big product announcement that melted blog servers all across the internet is Apple's new more absorbent maxipad, with improved channel design and a softer more comfortable top layer...

Whoops, wrong tab! Ctrl+W.

Hehe, sorry about that. I'd blame a browser malfunction but I use Firefox so nobody would believe me. Anyway, on to this morning's big announcement. Apple has (finally) released their tablet computing device, the iPad. And of course the pundits and analysts have been breaking their fingers typing out article after twitter post pointing out all of the device's shortcomings. Apple has been lambasted for everything from the lack of camera to the color of Jobs' turtleneck. Let's get into my take on this after the jump.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Confessions and Rumors

My previous post was obviously a blatant attempt at traffic-whoring by using a hot-button issue like the TSA mistreatment of a child to drive eyeballs to my blog. What sort of mistreatment? Well, pranks like this. That sort of search engine gaming is low-brow, crude, immature, and inappropriate. All of these factors will improve. I promise to get much better at pushing your buttons and hope to achieve a level of spittle-drenched skull-detonating full-moron wharrgarbl very soon.

OK, enough with the stupid confession booth bullshit and on to the unsubstantiated rumors.

The "next big thing" from Apple, which they are announcing later this week, will be the iSlab, which will come with the new iPhone 4.0 operating system and optional accessories available at Cupertino's normal extortionate price. The iSlab will obviously have accessory attachments available. Without attachments, this new product would be just a big iPhone, otherwise known as a "Yes, Grandma, like a Kindle." Regardless of what it will be called, what it will come with, what its price will be, or even if it will exist at all, the Apple fanbois will be lining up in droves to buy one, if they aren't already.
As a special treat (no sorry I'm all out of those brownies), I have secured an image of the prototype.

From Blogger Pictures

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Michael Hicks

So this thread showed up on Fark about a Cub Scout (~8 years old) that shares a name with someone that's on the TSA watch list.
Do you know who else might be on the list? This guy from my alma mater; but he didn't start teaching there until after I graduated. Let's see... who else? All these people!
So the TSA says they're finally going to start tracking birth-dates along with names. I'm on the same "selectee list" Mr. Hicks is on. It'd be just my luck that the other [my name here] they're looking for is also 30 years old.

I'm here

So this is my blog. I really don't care what you think about my blog. This one's mine; you go make your own. I'll talk about whatever I feel like. Computer hacking, Scouting, World of Warcraft, irrelevant nonsense, anything I want. And you can't stop me!