Monthly Archive: February 2008

Yao Out, still the hottest team in the NBA 0

Yao Out, still the hottest team in the NBA

I was traveling yesterday, didn’t get the news until I turned on the Rockets vs. Wizards during the 3rd quarter when I got home. Statistics usually don’t lie (people make them lie, but that...

converting LPs to MP3s 0

converting LPs to MP3s

I have almost every album Rush has put out…on LP, including a pristine 1975 Fly By Night. I have signed copies of several albums now considered “Classic Rock”, including a Black Sabbath Album signed...

the other “me” was on the USS William M Wood 2

the other “me” was on the USS William M Wood

I have a very unique name. I thought I was the only one in the world. But I found out I assumed incorrectly in a very interesting way. About two years ago, I started getting...

bookrev: A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge 0

bookrev: A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

Winner of the 1993 Hugo Vernor Vinge is in the list of SF/Fantasy novelists with the most Hugo/Nebula awards. Yet I had not yet read any of his works. This is my first; it...

Rockets best record in 2008 but still out of the playoffs 1

Rockets best record in 2008 but still out of the playoffs

The Rockets have gone 17-3 since January 3, the best record from that date to the current All Star break. But with 30 games left in the regular season, in spite of that run...

geek job #11: Computer Jock for the LHC 0

geek job #11: Computer Jock for the LHC

The teams I’ve worked on have managed some incredibly large data centers. But I have some serious geek envy for the dudes running the computing and network infrastructure for CERN’s Large Haldron Collider. In...

Last Year we were at the Super Bowl 1

Last Year we were at the Super Bowl

Contrary to popular belief, there are people who win contests, not just some made-for-TVcheering and screaming rubes. My wife is one of those people; last year she won the Burger King Bobble Head Bowl...

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