On the Questions People Ask

In the next day or two, I’ll put up a complete breakdown of August’s webstats for allyngibson.net, but in the interim, I thought I’d point out a couple of interesting things I’ve seen come through from Google in the past week or two of search phrases people are using. alan moore star trek. I don’tContinue reading “On the Questions People Ask”

On Being Histamatic

I am histamatic. That’s my word-coinage for the day, defined as “I itch all freakin’ over.” Why is Allyn histamatic? I ate some mango in a fruit salad a few days ago. Mango contains trace quantities of urushiol, the active toxin in poison ivy that causes skin irritation. Cashews also contain trace amounts of urushiol.Continue reading “On Being Histamatic”

On the Flight of the Cheese Wedge

Some news of the weird for the previous week. To commemorate the 40th-anniversary of Apollo 11’s landing on the moon, a group of cheesemakers in Somerset, England, decided to send a piece of cheddar into space on a high-altitude weather balloon. The logic of this, so it seems to me, is that some thought inContinue reading “On the Flight of the Cheese Wedge”

On URLs as Written by Charles Dickens

Imagine, for a moment, that Charles Dickens wrote URLs. For the non-technical, a URL is a website address. A “Universal Resource Locator.” I presume you’re reading this from http://www.allyngibson.net/, though there are other places and other ways you might have found your way here. But, again, let us suppose that Charles Dickens wrote URLs. WeContinue reading “On URLs as Written by Charles Dickens”

On Why I Hate Daylight Savings Time

Dear Daylight Savings Time, Please go away. I want Standard Time back. I want Standard Time back now. You have wrecked my sleep schedule. I can’t get up in the mornings with Standard Time. I definitely can’t get up with you. Yes, I like that it’s daylight when I leave the office. That’s nice. But,Continue reading “On Why I Hate Daylight Savings Time”

On Commemorative Ice Cream

This is too good not to share. 🙂 Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream is creating a flavor to commemorate the election of Barack Obama as the 44th President. Here’s a list of suggested names for ice creams commemorating George W. Bush, the 43rd. I’m fond of “Rocky Road to Torture” and “Death by Chocolate… andContinue reading “On Commemorative Ice Cream”