“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that an empty USB port in good working order, must be in want of a device.”— Jane Austen, Specifications and Serial Busses I needed a USB hub. The Doctor Who TARDIS USB hub that I was given at work during the David Tennant era — so, circa 2008 —Continue reading “The New LEGO Project”
This happened last night. And I was there! So, too, apparently, was Charlie Brown, who went home to his sister Sally, very happy and excited. I was In Lancaster last week for games 1 and 2 of the division series against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Lancaster lost game 1, though they made a furiousContinue reading “Lancaster Wins It All”
A meme seen on Facebook by a number of friends, Keith R.A. DeCandido among them: Will somebody play, please! I want to see your answers and I’m tired of seeing political posts, bad news, or anything about gas prices!!! You’re next. Let’s lighten up! Favorite pie: Key Lime Pie Steak or Seafood: Steak Coke orContinue reading “The Lighter Side of Life”
I went to last night’s Baltimore Orioles game — they were paying tribute to Brooks Robinson with a personal appearance and a Norman Rockwell print giveaway — but before the game I made a visit to Baltimore’s Mt. Olivet Cemetery. I was looking for two things — early Methodist bishops and Joe Biden’s ancestors. We’llContinue reading “Looking for Methodists”
It’s been three years since I’ve been to a postseason baseball game. No, I didn’t attend any of the Nationals 2019 World Series run. I spent the first week of that in the hospital, and, honestly, Diamond didn’t then (and doesn’t now) pay well enough for me to have bought World Series tickets. That postseason,Continue reading “Lancaster Clawed by Blue Crabs”
Today was too nice to spend the whole day inside working on work, so about one o’clock I went for a walk around town. Two enormous aircraft flew overhead rather low. Then I saw two Amish boys working on replacing the roof of a house.
It has been my dream since Diamond went WFH two and a half years ago — March 18, 2020 — to connect my Linux Mint install to the work VPN. I have tilted at this windmill for two and a half years, and for two and a half years its arms have thrown me andContinue reading “Victory at Last!”
A cat stuck her head in my coffee this morning. It was a little past ten o’clock. I fixed myself a mug of coffee, picked up my Rubik’s Cube, and went to sit outside and enjoy my coffee on a glorious Saturday morning. As I sat outside, I scrambled my Rubik’s Cube and proceeded toContinue reading “Making a New Friend”
Let’s turn the block back to April… Hmm. Hawaiian spaghetti, made with cream cheese, ham, and pineapple. I thought that sounded fab! The reaction online, however, was less than enthusiastic. Well, I’ve made it. It’s fine. It could be better. But it’s fine. It is not “a hate crime.” If I make it again, I’dContinue reading “Life Is Better with Pineapple”
I’m sure she knew you loved her, Paul.