Spring is in full-bloom in Pennsylvania, and I’ve not been able to breathe through my nose in weeks. I have been, as I joking said to my sister, pollinated. Some recent scenes. I attended the Lancaster Barnstormers Fan Fest on Saturday. The Barnstormers put on an exhibition game against the Black Sox, a travelling team.Continue reading “Scenes of Spring”
It wasn’t really warm enough today for shorts, but I wore them anyway. Shorts and a hoodie, and to the post office I walked after finishing a work project that took a few hours yet, as Spock of Vulcan once put it, “hours will seem like days.” It was a lovely day. I’m glad IContinue reading “Spring Walkabout”
A New Hat?
Forty minutes after the Harrisburg Senators lost to the Richmond Flying Squirrels Saturday night, I saw something in the street on City Island. It was a hat. A Flying Squirrels hat. I picked it up. There wasn’t a soul around. Obviously someone dropped it on their way back to the south parking lot and neverContinue reading “A New Hat?”
Remaking Harry Potter
Warner Bros. has announced a Harry Potter television series. Why make a Harry Potter television series? Why re-adapt the books? Besides WB wanting to make money with the IP, of course. I doubt I’ll watch it — I don’t have the former HBO Max, and don’t plan on having it in the future — butContinue reading “Remaking Harry Potter”
Opening Day! The happiest day of the year for a baseball fan! The day when everything is new! The day when everything feels possible! The Harrisburg Senators, AA team of the Washington Nationals, began their season last week on the road in Somerset, losing two of the three games in New Jersey, and today wasContinue reading “Opening Day”
After three years, my Snoopy coffee mug has returned to the office. I work down on the south end of the building now, and the south end has a working coffee nook! The north end of the building… did not. Not only was there no coffee, nor a hot water tap, these last three years,Continue reading “Order Restored”
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Saturday afternoon, I sat in the stands of York’s WellSpan Park and watched my first baseball game of the year. Penn State York annually hosts a game at the home of the York Revolution, and I decided a few weeks ago to go, weather permitting. The weather permitted — it was in the high sixtiesContinue reading “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”
So Smart I’m Dumb
Let’s begin with this: Windows XP, running in a virtual machine on Linux Mint. Hell, I even configured the Quick Launch toolbar, and the single screenshot I have of my XP days shows I never used the Quick Launch toolbar. So, why do I have a Windows XP virtual machine running under Linux? Yesterday morning,Continue reading “So Smart I’m Dumb”
I Love Victory!
I’m not this good at Othello. Really, I am not.
Office Space, Three Years On
Last week, Diamond entered the fourth year of work-from-home. I work out of the offices two or three days a week — it depends on the kind of work I’m doing and the projects I’m working on — and have, honestly, since the end of March 2020, but full time in the office, for mostContinue reading “Office Space, Three Years On”