Monthly Archives: October 2010

Chuck Music

New music is one of the unexpected benefits of having suddenly discovered the awesomeness that is the TV show Chuck. I hardly listen to the radio, and the radio stations up in the high desert are why. We don’t even … Continue reading

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Chuck Season 3

So I began watching Chuck I guess in September sometime, and it’s now become my favorite TV show ever because of its uncanny degree of awesomeness. So, okay, they finally resolved the tension between Chuck and Sarah over the course … Continue reading

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Indian Cooking in Crock-Pot

About once a quarter, Mrs. Accretion Disc is able to devote half a day to making some kind of Indian-food dish, and those days are awesome. Sadly, they only come once a quarter. But maybe that will change, now that … Continue reading

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A Better Diet Plan

My doctor’s been on my back to lose a few pounds. That’s good, because it’s kept me from gaining any more. Otherwise, it hasn’t been very effective. But now I think I’ve figured out the secret: After two weeks, the … Continue reading

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Milky Way is Square?

Researchers create a new map of our galaxy, with the following features: One conclusion is that the Milky Way has an additional spiral arm, not seen in previous surveys of the galaxy. The new arm is about 30,000 light years … Continue reading

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Bloody MacPorts

Here’s what I hate about MacPorts: —> Fetching xorg-bigreqsproto —> Verifying checksum(s) for xorg-bigreqsproto —> Extracting xorg-bigreqsproto —> Configuring xorg-bigreqsproto —> Building xorg-bigreqsproto —> Staging xorg-bigreqsproto into destroot —> Installing xorg-bigreqsproto @1.1.0_0 —> Activating xorg-bigreqsproto @1.1.0_0 —> Cleaning xorg-bigreqsproto —> … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me

In an hour and a half it will be 10/10/10. Could a birthday be any more auspicious than that? Plus, I will be 49 years old. In the Bible, that would be 7×7 or perfection squared. So, good for me. … Continue reading

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Awesome Customer Service – Nuance

Earlier today, I posted my initial review of Dragon 2.0, and tweeted the blog entry. I didn’t pan this upgrade, but it wasn’t the most positive review ever. I stand by the review, in any case. But. I just got … Continue reading

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Dragon 2.0 nee MacSpeech Dictate

Nuance recently released Dragon 2.0, an update to what was formerly called MacSpeech Dictate. I’ve been using MacSpeech Dictate for nearly two years, and I’ve been pleased with it. Apart from the new branding, Dragon 2.0 has what seems to … Continue reading

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