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|Wednesday, December 21st, 2022|
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|Saturday, May 25th, 2013|
|Tuesday, May 7th, 2013|
|Friday, May 3rd, 2013|
|Wednesday, May 1st, 2013|
|Books I’m Reading
I just finished Unlucky Charms
and am currently part-way through reading all four of these books. I’ve read The Hobbit
and The Barsoom Project
before (the latter because I read it a long time ago; and now that I’ve found a fourth book in the series, I’m re-reading the first three before getting to the new one). The other two are new to me, although I’ve read other things by both authors before. (Rob Grant was also one of the co-creators of Red Dwarf.
Click on the picture for a close-up of that sticker on the cover of Incompetnḙce. I found it amusing.
|Saturday, April 27th, 2013|
|Six Flags America: Abandoned Boogaloo
This is the third installment in my “Abandoned” Six Flags series of photos. I do these primarily for my own amusement, but some of you (OK, j_brew) also seem to enjoy them. Unlike the previous two posts, each of which was shot in a single day, the pictures in this entry were shot over the course of three visits to the park. (We are using the Hell out of our season tickets.) The reasons it took longer to accumulate these is that it’s getting harder to find new subjects to shoot and camera angles to shoot them from (although they are opening up more areas of the park as the year goes on) and it’s also getting harder to take some pictures without getting any people in the shot (as the crowds grow larger every weekend).
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|Friday, April 26th, 2013|
|Two by Two, Hands of Blue
I bought a cheap Magic Eight Ball a while ago, mainly because I wanted to disassemble it and get a look at the die inside. (I thought they had an eight-sided die inside, and maybe they used to; but this one had a d20.) We tried to open it without destroying it, but that just wasn’t going to happen – these things are clearly over-engineered to withstand some serious impact, and to prevent any of that blue dye on the inside from getting out. Today Q and I spent about twenty minutes with various tools carving, cracking, stabbing, and otherwise destroying the Magic Eight Ball (and getting blue dye all over our hands – but not on the floor, we worked over a large plastic bowl) and here’s the result… Hardly looks worth the effort, does it? But hey, it’s mine now. Too bad the ball didn’t remain intact for repurposing.
“Outlook not so good” – I’m interpreting that as a sage comment on the quality of Microsoft products.
|Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013|
One of my coworkers loves “Bug
.” Yesterday I walked into her office carrying a big pair of scissors, said “Meh,” and walked out. Laughter ensued.
|Sunday, April 14th, 2013|
Yesterday, there was a reenactment of a small Civil War fracas not far from our house. (There were no major battles here; but Maryland was a Union state with a lot of Confederate sympathizers – and right on the border of the CSA – so some minor incidents here and there were inevitable.) Richard and I walked down there and spent part of the morning talking to the reenacters who had all of their equipment and camps set up. We even got drafted to drill with the rebels.
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|Friday, April 12th, 2013|
|Thursday, April 4th, 2013|
|Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013|
|Monday, April 1st, 2013|
|Six Flags America: Abandoned, Backstage, and Closed
We went to Six Flags America last weekend, and went on all the usual rides and took the usual pictures. However, while we were taking a train ride around the park (which goes through the park and through the woods behind the park), we decided to try to capture all of the things which aren’t in plain sight from the rest of the park, and then expanded that to cover various other disused rides and property…
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|Saturday, March 23rd, 2013|
|Wednesday, March 20th, 2013|
|Saturday, March 9th, 2013|
|Wednesday, March 6th, 2013|