Monthly Archives: January 2012

Moving CDs

Empirical evidence suggests that a typical CD jewel case weighs between 3.0 oz and 3 1/8 oz. Let’s call it 3.1 oz. I have to ship about 864 of them to Alaska. That means I’m shipping 164 lbs. of jewel … Continue reading

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Moving to Alaska?

People have been asking me if I’m out of my mind to move to Alaska. (Possibly, but that’s not important right now.) Of course, people are generally too polite to say it directly. Instead, they ask if I know what … Continue reading

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Browncoat Vocabulary

About time! Someone’s put together a list of the top 15 Chinese expressions (“curses”) from the late, great TV series Firefly. My personal favorite: 喝畜生雜交的髒貨, which is from Shepherd Book (naturally). Via VodkaPundit.

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Command Line Interfaces of the Future

This cracks me up: the Windows 8 server is going to nudge, and eventually force, administrators to give up their point-and-click interfaces in favor of something a little more up-to-date. (I could have told you they’d eventually wind up here, … Continue reading

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Internet-Enabled TV

We got rid of our cable nearly 15 years ago, and haven’t seen any broadcast TV since then, except at neighbors’ homes. We are great patrons of Netflix and the library’s DVD loan program. Increasingly, we get a lot of … Continue reading

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Top Music in 2011

Looking at iTunes, I see my top song this year was “40 Day Dream” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes. I listened to it 137 times. A few of those must have been in 2010, since I bought it … Continue reading

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