Monthly Archives: September 2009

Scott Sigler's The Rookie

Do you like Football? Do you like Science Fiction? Do you like Corruption and Drug Dealers and the Mafia? Then you’ll like Scott Sigler’s self-published book, The Rookie. This book is available by podcast, but I’m a fan of having … Continue reading

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What to do with your Corpse?

Over at MAKE is a link to a novel concept. Turn yourself into pencils when you’re dead. Each pencil is foil stamped with the name of the person. Only one pencil can be removed at a time, it is then … Continue reading

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Lots of Rain

I’m not used to having this much rain come down around here. The forecast for the next week is more of the same. If this keeps up, we’ll have a foot of rain over two weeks.

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Talk like a Modern Pirate, Arrrr!

If you weren’t aware, yesterday was International Talk like a Pirate Day. Here is a good primer for how to talk like a pirate in today’s parlance. NSFW, if you care.

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Katie and Brian Waters

Congratulations to Katie and Brian Waters on their wedding yesterday. Good luck in Pennsylvania!

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24 Character Winner!

I have declared a winner to the 24 Character Joke Contest…but I’m not going to tell you who it is. I need to make and ship the cookies, first.

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I like this song, even though every time I hear it I think I’m listening to Dr. Who for the first several bars. The video is interesting. The best part starts about 3/4 of the way through.

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FM24 2009! Faster Mustache Urban Bicycle Rally Recap

Last weekend was the Faster Mustache 24 Hour Urban Bicycle Rally, of which I was a participant. I was introduced to this particular race last year by David Tyberg (a.k.a Professor Dimitri von Stadberg of The Extraordinary Contraptions, playing Thursday … Continue reading

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The Flying Elvises

Die Fligenden Elvises finished the 2009 Faster Mustache 24 Hour urban bicycle rally. It was great. I’m tired. More later. Check out the photos. Follow the race tracker (it’s still picking up tweets).

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Sayano-Shushenskahya Dam on the Big Picture

If you didn’t hear, the Sayano-Shushenskaya dam in Russia, a large hydroelectric power plant, suffered a massive industrial accident last month when the turbine room was flooded for reasons not yet released. At least 74 workers died The Boston Globe’s … Continue reading

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