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Lots of fonts that are basically just fun with Unicode, so you can post that way on twitter, facebook or whatever.

Maybe I was feeling goofy due to the shining sun and happy kitties, but whatever it was, it was a welcome change from a lot of gloom and doom that had been going through my head in the last month or so.

Aside from that, I printed out my revised resume for distro to a gig I could really get my teeth into - I would love to find a 40 hour a week job with minimal on-call or weekend work, like my gigs have been so often in the past.

Swung by the knitting store so BHK could learn how to do a trinity stitch (so she can make a nice cap for J and Sean's soon to be born little girl) from Nancy at Ch'NaCa, while I lurked about at the craft table and watched Between Two Worlds, which I enjoyed quite a bit.



1 year ago - atw man with snowball pic, long work meeting, Annapolis trip
2 years ago - Library Ellen on Facebook, Gygax RIP, wingsuit, BHK earworm, 50 things continued
3 years ago - more photos of my new environs. boardwalk, barns, bay, decapitated gnomes and sundry other stuff, dog day at the fire dept, assassination vacation
4 years ago - rs drops to part time, spoofcard, condo issues, newtcam time lapse, spore,
5 years ago - pomade, numbers, lumbee talk going strong, rat flies a f-22, ifbot, secutiry, scotto pic, zombie quiz, miami bridge, New York Public Library Digital Gallery , hurley episode of lost, mile markers
6 years ago - stress, bro, god wishes, font music, audio books, tofu "chicken parm", he-man, owie-back
7 years ago - stupidity genetic?, pulp-it, sick folks, history of eating utensils, tree like, riblets are great
8 years ago - fiddled with tulpa, dream, oxycontin, naproxen, oxycodone, Domesday
9 years ago - CJ & Herman story 2, dangers of reading in bed, AOK2Geotarget
10 years ago - ramble thoughts on the good old days, dennis miller
scottobear: (Prisoner Quiz)
Living Root Bridges -- making bridges out of living trees


getting to know each other - meme

You've been tagged :) You have the honor of copying all these goofy questions, writing your own responses, and tagging 25 other people, including me. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you - but not in a creepy stalker kind of way. (I'll leave folks to tag and let me know if they posted - Scotto doesn't like to impose)

1. What time did you get up this morning? Approx 8:40
2. How do you like your steak? Alive, and still living in the meadow. (Or, made of tofu)
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Julie & Julia
4. What is your favorite TV show? Currently on the air - Better Off Ted, Recently on the Air - Middleman, off the air for a long time, there are too many to count.
5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Someplace where BHK and I could have maximum enjoyment of the world and each other. So... just about anywhere, as long as she's near! 
6. What did you have for breakfast? Sesame seed bagel with cream cheese and fake bacon.
7. What is your favorite cuisine? I really like Mexican, but I wouldn't contest Indian or Chinese.
8. What foods do you dislike? Raw tomato, anything prepared poorly.
9. Favorite Place to Eat? Joss is great for sushi, Selby for pizza/subs, but home is where the best food can be found. :)
10. Favorite dressing? vinaigrette
11.What kind of vehicle do you drive? 2006 Honda Element - Blue / Silver
12. What are your favorite clothes? comfy stuff - changes with the weather, but I am fond of my fedora in summer and mad bomber hat in winter.
13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Bremen, Egypt, Greece, Austin TX, Brockton MA
14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? That cup contains 50% water, 50% air. Which half?
15. Where would you want to retire? I like it here in Maryland. the DelMarVa area has a lot of potential. 
16. Favorite time of day? sunset / sunrise
17. Where were you born? Planet Earth in the Sol system.
18. What is your favorite sport to watch? I'm not a bit sports viewer - Jousting is pretty keen though.
19. Who do you think will not tag you back?
20. Person you expect to tag you back first?
21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?
22. Bird watcher? I do like to spot flying critters!
23. Are you a morning person or a night person? Night, but I can reformat to morning if you give me a week.
24. Do you have any pets? Newton and Pyewacket!
25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? Hmm.. I'm looking for a new gig, and I'm looking forward to finding one! :D
26. What did you want to be when you were little? Bigger.... and smaller.
27. What is your best childhood memory? walking on the beach and making a ring out of tin foil - feeling the salt scrape my fingers. The ring was later used to imprison my army men.
28. Are you a cat or dog person? I'm allergic to both, but I love the cats we have. I'd enjoy a dog too, if the situation were right.
29. Are you married? yes--to Allison / BHK / "Poophead" von Berg
30. Always wear your seat belt? whenever the coach is in motion!
31. Been in a car accident? certainly so - I've been run over by a car, and hit while inside another vehicle.
32. Any pet peeves? I'm not a big fan of using the telephone
33. Favorite Pizza Toppings? Cheese, Olives, and most types of veggies
34. Favorite Flower?  I lean toward honeysuckle scent, and orange blossoms.
35. Favorite ice cream? mint chocolate chip,usually
36. Favorite fast food restaurant? Not sure - too many good mom and pop joints around here. Maybe... Wendy's for the fries?
37. How many times did you fail your driver's test? none
38. From whom did you get your last email? My Mother
39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? none - I prefer to pay with money I have.
40. Do anything spontaneous lately? Haven't combusted yet, but we do wander about a bit at random.
41. Like your job?
42. Broccoli - Is tasty!
43. What was your favorite vacation? Traveling up coast with BHK on Honeymoon
44. Last person you went out to dinner with? BHK, Chris, Mandy, Larry, Chris
45. What are you listening to right now? Mad Men season one
46. What is your favorite color? variable, lean to Rust / orange
47. How many tattoos do you have? zero
48. How many are you tagging for this quiz? anyone who wants to do it
49. What time did you finish this quiz? 7:16pm
50. Coffee Drinker? not really - I prefer diet soda / tea.
scottobear: (black cat meow)
Chilly this morning!

Created an account at stickam.com, a video/audio broadcasting site like mogulus , but it seems to have a few more controls. I might make it my default streaming site for when I have the laptop with me. Feel free to friend me there - it looks like a lot of fun so far.

not sure if the player will embed, but test-




Saw and fed franklin... hung out with him for a few minutes while I ate my poor, overlooked and smooshed pumpkin muffin.

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Google image search now includes a color filter ? pick the drop down, ad you can narrow it to red, or whatever color monkey you're searching for. also breaks it down into faces, line art and news pics, which is neato. This makes seeking out images for the coloring book community something easy.

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1 year ago - 50 things meme continues, TV , razzles, Tidal Basin Inlet bridge, pic of me and danny fighting zombies on a papercraft bridge

2 years ago - Easter doodle - eggs, sweetest thing.

3 years ago - math problem, kitten auth, triffid tree, walkabout thoughts

4 years ago - golf day, audio entry, ransom notes, Stuffed animal seven, google maps silliness, 3-coffin pope burial, pirates and fonts!

5 years ago - Religious notes, Super Mommy and Evil robo-lights, Manatee Escaped Tracking , Nevada, and stupid CS

6 years ago - Rachel, dreads, Easter

7 years ago - Rick comments about QaF, Happy to come home, yahoo dilemma, elephants, sleeping in airports, singing Eugene, virtual om

8 years ago - back talk, Dan's spring break, got a grove gig!, beautiful worldGeotargetVisitor Map
scottobear: (super-scotto)

Bro's girlfriend / possible mother to his kid Shannon has been found, and she and her baby are doing OK - Momster is distancing herself from the situation - and I think that's a good thing.

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Google voice - free phone goodies -

http://www.google.com/support/voice/bin/answer.py?answer=142423 - That sounds amazing... google... I hope you don't turn too evil on me!

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Ran a query to update about 20000 drivers for a client - amazing what a little snippet of code in the right place at the right time will do.

 

update driver_details set timestamp='2009-03-18 20:10:00'

WHERE

driver_details.MC_ACCT_NO =  '**account number**' AND

driver_details.DRV_TERMINATED_DT is null

 

 That'll earmark all the active users for that group and send an update file to everybody. Hooray for Triggers !

 

Chasing potential errors after, now. Seems to be working within parameters, save for one not splitting properly.


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Chinese food from the Octagon tonight - this was try #2 - I suspect BHK'll be leery of a third try, unless Little Panda or Grace's are closed.

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1 year ago - voice post, eating grapes, haiku, busy day, gaming with R/K/P, POTA, Will Smith Denies Scientology

2 years ago - Behind the Mask, Tigger Adopted!, whistle blowers get some clearance,

3 years ago - bethany, st patty plans sacked,

4 years ago - much work, webjay, Danny invite, George, potential condo piccies (many mock the pre-move decor)

5 years ago - Astronaut Jones, Square Bear, speak and spell, Frank R paul, I create an fdle syndicated lj

6 years ago - iwo jima in the rock garden, I start using jarhead, wish for peace

7 years ago - facemaker, cab stacking, poem tag, timeline, roles I've filled, cool bunker

8 years ago - cartoon logic that works, alice, I want tasty snack food, lone gunmen, workplace desiresGeotarget
scottobear: (cave painting)
Got home from work, and had more homework to do before bed - I think I'm pretty prepared for tomorrow's meeting, though.

Not much to say, save that I'm sleepy, and tonight's Big Bang Theory was pretty weak. They're on a train and Summer whoozit from Terminator / Firefly is there. Bleh. Best thing about the episode was the end title card.

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From BHK -

"Funny story about this morning. I made a bagel and went upstairs to sit on the bed and eat it and watch the news. I kept hearing this rumble. I couldn't figure out what it was---maybe my stomach or something outside...at 6am??? On the bed was my jacket which I'd taken off after curling up in yesterday when I wasn't feeling well and I was cold----the sound seemed to be coming from there---I touched the coat and felt a lump---trying to figure out if it was Newt I picked it up and----he had WRAPPED himself like a burrito A BURRITO in my coat and he was purring like CRAZY!!! He's so silly!!!!"
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1 year ago - alien in america, nerds jelly beans, 911 emergency on bus, free streaming tv, secret lunchtime nosh with BHK, 2 more of the 50 things I've done, invictus

2 years ago - D&G off to NY, emergency prep meeting, potato candy, missed 300 with lj folks, birdwatching, everything test

3 years ago - quizzes, secret ritual skeletons, crapulous, neverwinter nights

4 years ago - Open house follow up, pacific northwest tree octopus, lj badge, credit card scam, lois lane's mustache

5 years ago - walk piccies (sudsy fount), CS bombed as a tech, zombies, condos, legal poop, broken website

6 years ago - Newt in a tub, wandering walk photos

7 years ago - I'm Newt's bfast table, at the doc, parrots & cuban food, Asimov died of AIDS, Dave's birthday on the 14th, spiders, squids,Stichomancy, and a little zen, death to smoochy, gypsies

8 years ago - good day, accomplished much, new phone, akimbo, Super Newt, fun words, random plotsGeotarget
scottobear: (Prisoner Quiz)
Newton slept on my hands - must've been seeking bonus warmth, or he was jealous of my rubbing BHK's arm.
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meme-time - snagged from Sean

Think of 15 albums that had such a profound effect on you they changed your life or the way you looked at it. They sucked you in and took you over for days, weeks, months, years. These are the albums that you can use to identify time, places, people, emotions. These are the albums that no matter what they were thought of musically shaped your world. When you finish, tag 15 others, including me. Make sure you copy and paste this part so they know the drill. Get the idea now? Good. Tag, you're it!

Here is my list, narrowed to 15.
(Scotto isn't tagging anyone, but is happy to see any other entries)

Let's see... this could be fairly tricky - I'm not sure of music that changed me forever... I've never really been one of those folks to play the same album over and over again... a few that come to mind -

Stuff that was significant to me, and I still dig -

1. Beach boys - I went through a major Beach Boys phase as a kid - Pet Sounds was something that got a lot of play both in my home and on my walkman. The album still cheers me up quite a lot.

2. Beatles - Yellow Submarine / Octopus's Garden (not really an album, but the first music I had as a kid.. that I remember. It wasn't even the Beatles, it was the Sesame Street Version) If I had to pick an actual Beatles  album, I really liked Rubber Soul.

3. Talking Heads - Little Creatures Great album - started me on that Band, and despite the "art student snob" aspect, I really like 'em.
 
4. Tubes - Outside Inside Got this form a yard sale - I was very pleasantly surprised. (Wild Women of Wongo is what got me to drop 25¢ for it. ) I figure I've gotten well worth my penny a play just for that track.
 
5. ELO - Time - first Album bought with my own money, played a *lot*

6. Steve Martin - A Wild And Crazy Guy Not really a music album, though it had banjo and The KingTut single.

7. B-52s - Whammy Discovered them late - mostly via gaming with Ray & Kat. (Specifically for Trism)

8. Zombies - Odessey and Oracle This one keeps coming back, and I love it every time. (Most recently for "This will be our year")

9. XTC - Oranges and Lemons  So Sue me... I like Mayor of Simpleton.

10. They Might Be Giants - Lincoln I first heard them on Dr. Demento when I was in High School - I've been hooked since. Hard to believe it's been 20 years+

11. Genesis - Selling England by the Pound Very different stuff than the Phil Collins-centric bits in later years. It may be my all-time fave Genesis Album.

12. Chuck Mangione - Chase the Clouds Away - One of the five 8-track tapes I had for my first car, the blue bomber. played repeatedly, because we only had 5 albums, and eventually the AC/DC and Beach Boys tapes wore out.

13. Rusted root - When I Woke - first really fun time with the hippies - post concert. I like them quite a lot.

14. Poi Dog Pondering - Poi Dog Pondering - "and I said YEAH!" - discovered by accident. Thanks, tape-traders in college!

15. Queen - Flash Gordon Soundtrack - FLASH ! AHAHHHHH! HE'LL SAVE EVERY ONE OF US!

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PSA -

This site could contain the Ultimate List of software created by Microsoft for Office 2007.

Free Office 2007 Software from Microsoft


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1 year ago - transformer at mexico, veggie pocket pies!, back surgery

2 years ago - bhk takes a pic of Newt and I snoozin'

3 years ago - bday via eryx, monkeys and kitties, compusa fails me, quizzes, morrisey vs van halen

4 years ago - apheresis skip, cocktail party, banana man snippet, netflix queue,Ultima 4 Virtue Quiz, system tweaking, ethiopian skellie, dr. who shipping, health and family review, Broward slots, SCI

5 years ago - food, gator bus ride, Voting, business cards, spammed again, MONKEY POPS!

6 years ago - prepared to pee in a cup for TAG, after Nordis tried to toss mysalad... Painted minis in the haunted tunnel... Rockford Scientist

7 years ago - bro came by apt, multi-journal quiz, fear vs love, Fire and Ice, Pliny the Younger

8 years ago - Brad Mentions adding a photo server and chat to live journal.... speed hasn't been a real priority on that dev. Meat-eating robots, top atrocities... and the return of a heroGeotarget
scottobear: (OK - All right)
BHK gave me a lift in to work this morning - let me sleep in an extra hour or so. I repay her by going over her accent on the way in - we were talking about someone's "pen collection", and With BHK, Pin & Pen sound alike - and I had no context cues to work with. so I innocently asked if it was the writing implement or the sharp thing that pierces fabric.

That devolved into a Rosetta-stone style communication back and forth - She doesn't pronounce the difference between pin or pen. Long story short, we just were silly and giggly on the ride in - perhaps you had to be there, dear journal.
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[update - noonish]

Found out this afternoon that my brother's girlfriend Shannon has had a relapse and has vanished with her baby (Bro's daughter). Bro is still in prison for the next few months (out in May) - My Mom is understandably upset - had bonded some with the child and is looking into legal recourse. I really don't think that they've even established paternity yet, so I doubt she has much to work with.

I am a bit cold about the whole thing - saw this coming (heck, I dealt with Derek's bouts back and forth with rehab, and know how that whole deal works), but there is not a lot I can do for any of them.

She's made a good decision not to pursue custody or guardianship or anything like that and I feel she made a good, if very difficult choice.

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Tomorrow, BHK and I are attending the United Way Mardi Gras - we got comp tickets from the Maerten's Gang!

We're taking a limo, with the whole crew, and it'll be like BHK and I are going to prom. I'm looking forward to it all!

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Picnic at home night! BHK and I are going to have fun with a light supper of veggies, fruit and cheese ... just lots of fun and relaxation - just what a Friday night should be! Starting in a little bit... until later, dear journal!

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http://www.bombombombomwooooo.com/

goes nicely with  Instant Crickets ,sad trombone and instant rimshot .

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Hmm.. I wonder if I will have time to make some paper dinosaurs this weekend? A triceratops , at least?

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1 year ago - Bilvil, mental flicker vision, loco roco, chimpanzee have a speech center in the brain, 3 word meme

2 years ago - Taco dinner, bhk edit, relaxing at home, doggie videos, bhk marine museum article from 13 years ago

3 years ago - walkies at a carnival with pix, Yanni beats folks up,

4 years ago - ren-fest trip w/pictures, Things Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age

5 years ago - Newt-vet pics, Carpathian undead, radar on chip, Aerial Recon Archives, exorcist in 30 secs (by bunnies), punctuation meme

6 years ago - Gali sends me fan mail from Israel, ape music in my mind

7 years ago - playing the numbers, the bolters, euphemism generator, lj-reflink-list. (including 6 degrees), being romantic, superman 2, magic item poll, street signs of the world

8 years ago - filepile, interview, SQL issues, Kung fu Oz, CJ & Herman - part 2Geotarget
scottobear: (Prisoner Quiz)
I am both amused and a little dismayed that our town uses a very similar font as The Prisoner for all of their emailed town announcements. Mostly Amused.



North Beach
Planning Commission
February 26, 2009
7:00 p.m.
North Beach Town Hall

1) Minutes from the January 22, 2009 Meeting
2) Board of Appeals Case: Recommendation for 9201 Annapolis Avenue, variance request.



Firsts Meme (snagged from Kat)

Read more... )



Repost from a few years back - Free, Legal games for download.

http://www.liberatedgames.com/gamelisting.php



1 year ago - voice post - general gripes about americantina, foggy day, dentist, Garf-garf, death industry, will writing

2 years ago - BHK and I on a snowy drive video, bass guitar, kitties, joe magnolia, heroes meme

3 years ago - dan bailed, don knotts (Mr Limpet) RIP, what do you want poll, netjaxer, mk12, Darren MCGavin RIP (Kolchak), dipkiss

4 years ago - Splenda downside, Pinkerton's Superman, Geourl back, text to speech test, palm doodles, hiring the a-team

5 years ago - I'm a radioactive zombie, monkey hate clown!, got a $13.86 check, land mine detection flower, action figure art, desires in life poll, barbie prowler

6 years ago - pipe snag, Jim Rockford, Newt Vet, Movie idea, Pravda Headlines, I'm awesome, palm doodles

7 years ago - Star Wars Pants, spy-cow, Reizan, Scientists cross pigs with spinach, 1979

8 years ago - lj comments burpy, Kitty love, monkey-news, Proposed Indian Names for Certain White People, Hatt-Baby, Twist Endings, ineffable, Bozo Matic, Callipygean, cool picture of a grasshopper, poetry is all in the format, In the Skin of the LionGeotarget
scottobear: (bhk and scotto sleepy day)
Reading Booster Gold on the EEE on the ride home and listening to Free Audio books .

BHK made TVP with Mac & Cheese - Tasty stuff!

We relaxed quite a bit, watched TV, read and snuggled the night away. My kind of evening.

1 year ago - newtcam leap, sunday relaxing, in-laws, vallies day atw man

2 years ago - buttered Chris's nose at tinas

3 years ago - songbird, Opa, micro retro, FREE PANCAKES!, personality awareness, scary mary

4 years ago - Bro & HI, website income to AmeriCares, I miss CJ, Danny gets Debate, mirror newt pics, still talking to mel, #3 for kp/rs shenanigans, Newt Love, Danny sick (and he was again last year), sedef & crew adorable, MmmmMMMmonkey, masked grader

5 years ago - shopping for condos, zombie night club

6 years ago - memes, dreams, Streets of San Fran, computer sculptures, Pith, Good quote of the day, interviewing, hot shower

7 years ago - up early on a Sunday, Finished reading FAFCwGM, nice weather, tulpa plot

8 years ago - kid tv-memories, valentinesGeotarget
scottobear: (Default)
Midweek, already? Not much happened tonight, save for burgers on the grill with the in-laws - hung out, and tv caused bhk to fall asleep - I'll be trotting her off to bedski shortly.



The monetary density of things...or what substances are worth their weight in gold, including $50 bills, LSD, and antimatter.

People have been saying that the new industrial grade swimsuits like the LZR Racer are worth their weight in gold. As you can see, this is clearly inaccurate. But such a suit is worth its weight in marijuana or industrial diamonds.

Here's a reason creative folks might not want to use google chrome, at least for the time being -

From the EULA:

11. Content license from you

11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights that you already hold in Content that you submit, post or display on or through the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying the content, you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive licence to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content that you submit, post or display on or through the Services. This licence is for the sole purpose of enabling Google to display, distribute and promote the Services and may be revoked for certain Services as defined in the Additional Terms of those Services




1 year ago - more enchanted forest pics, skipped game convention, new camera (one year old today!), The Host, Godzilla quiz, Nerd Test,

2 years ago - yub nub, Manger scenes with skittles, Godzilla and baby-llama Jesus on the brain, old time radio, silly quizzes,

3 years ago - had to take call, dan and I gabbed, missing kids, color/citizen test, suzy bday, walkabout map plan, wetlands commercial well before hurricane

4 years ago - hurricane frances - evac to Danny's

5 years ago - bad toon rising, international supers, Turkish accidents

6 years ago - flock of seagulls, speed racer custom cars, newt steals sabretooth, Plato, custom clix

7 years ago - location quiz, feelings, dead picture links

8 years ago - Norman and the walnut, old school observational junk Geotarget
scottobear: (Default)
Sick right after lunch today - stomach cramps, vomiting and a bit of shakes afterward. I wish the bathroom at work was less centrally located.. I felt like I was broadcasting my problems to the whole office. Ah well... no helping that.

Watched season opener for Eureka last night and the start of Death at a Funeral. (spoilers on page - don't read, unless you care to know.) Both were pretty standard fare for the genre, but entertaining nonetheless. Product placement in Eureka - interesting... I was surprised that we watched it last night -was rather expecting it to be a "see the whole season prerecorded after it's ended" sort of thing. As for the movie, it's always nice to see Peter Dinklage.

BHK made salad and queso for me, and had some left over chik-fil-a strips in hers... it smelled wonderful, and mine was delicious.



The Book of Secrets, Back Home Again



I Used To Believe is a wonderful site where people share things they used to believe as a child. The vast menagerie of monsters that children create (most of which apparently live in the toilet) is simply amazing to me, and that section of the site is a favorite.


1 year ago - extra-random rough draft entry, health update, food, shirt, trip, unerasable robot pic, helicopters, hate / bait?,

2 years ago - pom, apples and limeade, GP ahooga, close to the edit, burrito/screech butt, god lj, more ernesto a-comin'!

3 years ago - katrina track, toyota safe vs falling knives, brothers grimm, eco footprint, The Outbursts of Everett True , caffeinated death quiz, cat toy, superheroes and goats, office has no juice

4 years ago - on call all weekend, cej packet returned, super hero movies, charities, spectral analysis

5 years ago - begging for freebies, cases, frankie, wifi, paper toys

6 years ago - comic book ads, genetic ID card, lifegems, happy tree friends, Bheesh got a vette, free fonts, and Pynchon paper dolls

7 years ago - sci-fi dorkness (pity enterprise is so bad), red headed wildcat, bacchanalia, ultima Thule, stinky cab driver, lj "post limit hububb"

8 years ago - zoo day, de-compartmentalized some pals, Brown, turtle Geotarget
scottobear: (Default)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BHK!!

Allison's B'day! I buttered her nose while she was distracted by playing audiosurf. (Got it for $5 this last weekend.) I was a little disappointed that my mp3 of Christopher Walken reciting Poe's "The Raven" was so linear.

As a gift / party-favor to all for BHK's day - A GAZILLION Free to print and play games.

Oh BGG, how I thank the Internets you're there.

If you're not into free games, (or even if you are, dear journal) here's a stop-motion zombie movie called Chainsaw Maid. Best zombie film this year. (from the same people who did Bloody Date )

No Lebanese Taverna Tonight - Falafel time must wait - instead we hit Gallo's Deli - food is still pretty good. Not as superior as Selby, but only a block or two from the house. BHK opened the remainder for her loot tonight.

I got her an assortment of little trinket-treats - My faves were earring-studs in the style of mexican sugar skulls and a bottlecap pin with a pirate inside saying ARG in letter beads.... but I'm partial to things skully. I need to take a picture of BHK's loot pile - other items were a lovey charm, a ouija board pin, and a horde of coupons to do / get things, from getting me in a good mood to a movie night with no snarky comments. (2 nights, if neither are Jane Austen-related).



1 year ago - BHK Bday, (buttered via nightstand dollop), lots of bayfest food and heat, parade, spidey lunchbox, tarot test

2 years ago - robo-post while I'm on vaykay with BHK, dragonfly-kitty pic

3 years ago - google talk, web-surfing, Katrina, Robertson apologizes, v05-blueberry, medieval career, book meme, palm doodle, weather, power-out phone post

4 years ago - bag lady update, Twilight Zone: Planet of the Apes

5 years ago - got bro a Ganesh, (but I skipped the digeridoo), law and order coloring book, first day at new gig as good server king of the south, gabbed with mi Hala re: jhumkas and moonstones, and happy thoughts of working with her, Shal'weez.

6 years ago - heroclix improvised weapons, deadly toys, poemtag

7 years ago - pirate joke, selectivity, amor, warning label poll

8 years ago - aliens operate on my body, rhymes, colors, stevie Geotarget

120 years ago - A plant grows in Mexteca, Mexico, which the natives call the "herb of prophecy." A dose of it produces sleep similar in all respects to the hypnotic state. The subject answers with closed eyes all questions that are put to him, and is completely insensible. The pathologic state brings with it a kind of prophetic gift and doublesight. Furthermore he loses his will and is completely under the control of another. On returning to himself he remembers nothing of what he has done. -Excelsior Cottager, August 25, 1888.
scottobear: (Default)
scotto and chae, he-man styleOh My Goff! -Emmy award winner Angie Goff profiled me, the kitties and Alan & JC's pup Chae on her blog entry today ! (Picture here from the entry... eek and awesome. BHK is going to tease me mercilessly - She'd better watch it, or she'll get She-Ra'ed.) The WUSA9 team all have blogs it seems, and the bulk of them are very entertaining!



Called Dr. Wolfe - cracked my back tooth, the one with the composite filling. I'm taking antibiotics starting tonight, and I'll be seeing him in a week for a fix-up. It only hurt a wee bit yesterday, but has progressed to headache level annoyance now. I wonder if the tooth will come out of my noggin before thursday... it feels a bit loose.



noot2pyecam. squinkypyecam. squikypyecam2. squinkynootpyecam.
recent Pyecam captures of Newton in the "treehouse" - as always, click to embiggen them!

We need to get pye in the light like that, so he doesn't look like the phantom blot !



A very interesting graph of the estimated ideological positions of US voters, senators, and representatives shows that members of Congress are much more liberal and conservative than are US voters, who fall somewhere in the middle. (via 3qd)



Maryland Renaissance Fest is coming up. I figure we'll go again, probably for one weekend, this time to just people watch, if nothing else. Scottish Weekend might be fun.



Got a postcard from the bro. He sounds better when he's sobered up. I'll be writing him sometime between tomorrow night and this weekend. It breaks my heart every time I think of him... I thought I was mostly over it, but I'm really still fairly tender about it at times. If luck enters the picture, maybe he'll get some good, solid treatment, but I won't get my hopes up.

His arraignment was supposed to have been on Monday - I wonder how long before public records will give me follow-up info? He's got a calendar call on 9/2/08 - I guess I'll know more then.



Al Gore Places Infant Son In Rocket To Escape Dying Planet

"I tried to warn them, but the Elders of this planet would not listen," said Gore, who in 2000 was nearly banished to a featureless realm of nonexistence for promoting his unpopular message. "They called me foolish and laughed at my predictions. Yet even now, the Midwest is flooded, the ice caps are melting, and the cities are rocked with tremors, just as I foretold. Fools! Why didn't they heed me before it was too late?"


1 year ago - payday, mas90, chalupacabra, Ultimate Blade Runner set, Amy on her way home, All Star Superman, Harry Potter, Metatron

2 years ago - first pente loss to bhk, newt and squirrel pic, dice wars, proximity, nobility, vista speech off, clip art movie, hotspot hacks, gamelan,

3 years ago - entry loss, sky high good, Danny wins prizes, calls while not on-call, 10k superballs, Newtcam Law and Order, meme stuff, pics of lisas, and autostitch garage

4 years ago - museum pics, slippery, Loveless

5 years ago - tv shows, comic fonts, paper money, sound resource, gay high, starmark, CA2, tunnel walkies pix, Dan visit, toys

6 years ago - random voog glimpse, infrasound, dinner timeline, GRASP, hate group mapping, Jen plans on being wed, FMM steals paid time from me, mach 8 jets

7 years ago - animal traits poll, Museum of Black Superheroes, remonstrate, Pompano info, evil news, mental health day, rainbow newt poll, icq/lj tech trouble

8 years ago - April stress, New everway group review, Babel fish translations, green lantern, Jerry's Birthday bash, Discover marquee, Bev Preggers, Bro working at Amici's, We Like Pie, 29th Scroll, 6th Verse Geotarget
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Veggie-protein meatloaf, green beans from the garden and a simple salad made for a great dinner tonight, compliments of BHK.

Middleman was excellent, again. I wonder how long it'll take them to run out of steam? Alien dictators and Boy Bands. So far, so good!

That's about it for me today... Have some cool links du jour from around the web, dear journal!

Om Nom Nom Nom. - pictures badly photoshopped in paint to look like monsters eating things. Ah, simple pleasures.

Atari 2600 Label Maker - produces authentic looking Atari 2600 Labels including the famous “Picture Label” using your own image and title.

WASP Injection Knife - This weapon injects a freezing cold ball of compressed gas, approximately the size of a basketball, at 800psi nearly instantly. The effects of this injection will drop many of the world’s largest land predators.

Metro Hack -
Thieves took a legitimate paper Farecard with $40 in value, sliced the card's magnetic strip into four lengthwise pieces, and then reattached one piece each to four separate defunct paper Farecards. The thieves then took the doctored Farecards to a Farecard machine and added fare, typically a nickel. By doing so, the doctored Farecard would go into the machine and a legitimate Farecard with the new value, $40.05, would come out.



1 year ago - karma, John Lovitz pummels Andy Dick, car moving nearly squishes BHK and Amy, new shoes, Hp movie, bhk's 4th grade yearbook and kid goodies, matt's summer mix

2 years ago - movies, writing, housebound, heifer.org, king kong song, monday meeting, planetary mass comparisons, I doubt fate/design, lego jesus, oh don piano!

3 years ago - visited with constance1010 and tarpo, book meme, fanfic folks angry with original Harry Potter Author, zefrank's sing-along, AIM email, bananaman

4 years ago - zombies, urine, veggies, pagerank test

5 years ago - celeb divorce, there-sales, batman movie, witch game, hulk's diary

6 years ago - palm doodle-strip, lost hosted photos, crank yankers 80% sucks. Fortean times, F-ing Mongorians!

7 years ago - important people, ne plus ultra, anile, evil news, more majestic, now defunct Newton ICQ-bot

8 years ago - junky food, prepped April for launch, budgeting, hung out with bro, me no like stinky Geotarget
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BHK and I may go see The Fall tonight... I also I really want to see Son of Rambow before it leaves the theaters, too. We'll see how we feel after dinner.

So.. it's June already! Second day and so far, so good. Maybe we'll buy a bicycle today!


Walrus man sent me this, to add to the coloring book community

cb060108

awesome.



via robin laws -

A bachelor in the Japanese town of Kasuya, concerned that he was the victim of serial burglary, installed security cameras in his home. Instead he discovered that a woman had been living on the top shelf of his closet for over a year.



An enormous Antarctic iceberg will be known as “Melting Bob” after being named by a Hampshire schoolboy.




From ABC News:

A University of Melbourne team has broken new ground, extracting genes from the extinct tasmanian tiger and bringing them back to life in another living creature.


The team put the thylacine DNA into a mouse embryo in what the university’s Dr Andrew Pask says is the first time DNA from an extinct species has been used “to induce a functional response in another living organism.”


The thylacine DNA reproduced in the mouse’s body and showed biological function, reviving hopes that the tiger may one day be successfully cloned.




1 year ago - I first see psycho rodent, books, Fahrenheit 451 misinterpreted, google gears sql, docmorph, network security tools, readymechs paper toys

2 years ago - mom and wilton project, a year without cable tv, o fortuna, castles, mr rogers rocks, friday 5, susp

3 years ago - June 3 is Free doughnut day, fog of war, one word movie (still fun!), blood, mp, I read to newt, bro telemarketing, book review, sloth defeats gluttony, killed comcast!, poor at philosophy, solar powered recharge backpack, deepest sender works, newt pic

4 years ago - pikachu combat icon, Weather, transit of Venus, GP call, Cult TV, tree, journal remix

5 years ago - First use of Thing as Blackbeard, Character Studio, My first hint of Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow, bro gets a new phone after a bike crash, photo-Friday "transportation"

6 years ago - Apartment Shopping, world's smallest website, markers defeatcdprotection, sum of all fears, coming home fumigation, smile creators

7 years ago - SWAT Team visits my apartment, prompting me to move. (No-nose flips out, cam pictures, too)

8 years ago - newt recovers from Fritz's Parasite, and I discover Imood.comGeotargetVisitor Map
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Long weekend is almost upon us. I think we'll be staying close to home and walking a bit in the nice weather that's expected.

Not much to say today - off to work in a few - but have a few links from here or there.



I forget if I linked to this recently or not - It bears repeating-

Austrian court agrees to hear arguments that a chimpanzee should be considered a legal person.



Best Bumper sticker seen recently - "I Bet Jesus Would Use His Turn Signal"





Am I too young to be nostalgic for Johnny Carson? I think not. I can't believe it's been 16 years since he retired.

My favorite swami Carson bit was the gag where gave the answer to questions sealed in envelopes.

The Answer : "A dog with wings"

The Question "Who Is Linda McCartney?"






I have no good reason to want a curta calculator, other than it's cool. Curse you for putting the idea in my head, jwz, but thanks for the link to the flash curta emulator!



1 year ago - museum camera sign picture

2 years ago - puffball collective, mm plans, bro mooching, pilar meme, tarpo scavenger hunt, sedef and weez coming, carmen sandiego, tiny text, coffee bomb

3 years ago - superhero meme ,Wayne Dyer not my thing, alien invasion from the ocean tv themes, vader 20Q, Tofu flavored like human flesh (for the vegetarian cannibal), It only makes me laugh, walkabout graffiti pix, tiny tiny text!

4 years ago - S&W apart, Dawn of the dead, Saw Shrek 2 last night, palm doodle, walkabout pictures, lilo & stitch experiments, pre-inca graveyard found, silly snape / puppetpals, Apeshit, bro

5 years ago - wants, slashdot blocked, best family guy line ever, nig newtie-eyes, book meme, rain

6 years ago - I was compared to Travis Tritt, an image of MyCn18, a broken link or 2,genetic music, Sleestak music, fresca and goldfish crackers, got the complete prisoner TV series on DVD, I restocked some clothes,discovered line-through deleted journals on bio-page.

7 years ago - propitiate, chaplet, sweetheart went out for ice cream, I've got naughty thoughts, brasilein, friends only review of new work arrivals. (all but one of whom still work at FMM.)

8 years ago - April interviewed for Barnies, EMAGE goes downhill, my first 'who I am' post. I was friended by sunusku, meemee & christin, and first thoughts about developing NewtcamGeotarget

scottobear: (Road Spoiled - Full of Other hoboes)
BHK is continuing to make great gastronomic strides with her "meatball" and bean soup. The veggie meatballs got a little crumbly, but they still added excellent texture and flavor to the spicy bean brew. Had more of the salad from yesterday as well, and it was a tasty counterpoint of cold crunchy to the hot and spicy.

Watched the first half of Rataouille (hey! got the spelling in one!) over our supper, and it looks very cute thus far.

Rainy outside... tornado warnings for Calvert and Prince Georges Counties.

Lunch today will be more fajitas and salad - tasty and very healthy.



CCTV boom has failed to slash crime, say police.



Per the always aware flying_blind - "I was surprised to see not only how many Betty Boop cartoons there are in the Internet Archive, but how much other stuff the Film Chest cartoon collection contains. 66 cartoons! That's like eight hours worth!"


The problem with bio-art is that it’s often made of living tissue — and sometimes living tissue gets out of control. That’s what happened late last week at a New York MoMA exhibit called “Design and the Elastic Mind,” where a tiny living jacket made out of stem cells had to be put to death for growing too fast and trying to burst out of its container.

The art piece was called “Victimless Leather,” and according to The Art Newspaper:

The artists, Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr, say the work which was fed nutrients by tube, expanded too quickly and clogged its own incubation system just five weeks after the show opened . . . Paola Antonelli, head of MoMA’s architecture and design department and curator of the show, says she had to make the decision to turn off the life-support system for the work, basically “killing” it.

Ms Antonelli says the jacket “started growing, growing, growing until it became too big. And [the artists] were back in Australia, so I had to make the decision to kill it. And you know what? I felt I could not make that decision. I’ve always been pro-choice and all of a sudden I’m here not sleeping at night about killing a coat…That thing was never alive before it was grown.

Link via seedmagazine.com, original story here.




1 year ago - Pictures: Steve the Caterpillar is missing, Lime vanilla Ice, Kitty hugs, and green leaves - also lasagna, not shown.

2 years ago - allergies, ultraman, money scans, feng-shui phone, map thingie

3 years ago - little scotto, work, spanish, bimini boatyard, hot dog water, missed free comic book day, Carnivale, rufus, tv, dan and kev scarce, blood donation factiods/excuses, sweater fashion, work form

4 years ago - MD, Nat'l Lampoon, RPG database mail (never came to fruition), Celestia, DIE DUCKS, added by kscare

5 years ago - owie sleeps, There Quest victory, telecommuting, clear channel hubbub, Hala finished Portalzilla, CitizenX closed down

6 years ago - cleanup, and milk crate shelf, did new code that's all over Ramada,playing with Newtie, real estate invaders. newt pics I need to locate and rehost

7 years ago - [community profile] menstrualhut grows rapidly, journal types, mp3s in rotation, illegal confessions (feel free to keep adding to it.)Geotarget

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BHK made stuffed cabbage last night... it was super yummo. I was a bit cranky and creaky watching Enchanted with her and the In-laws... the movie had a couple of cute bits in it, but was pretty cut-and-paste throughout. No real surprises, short of the animal bits, which I liked the most. City-animal summoning was keen... Flies were more disconcerting than roaches, I think.

Today BHK is meeting me at work for a little lunch picnic on the lawn downstairs... It's supposed to be mid-70s and sunny!

Thank you, anonymous commenter for the pancakes video.







Best quote heard recently - "Trust in God, but tie your camel to the post." (I've heard it before, but not in conversation.)

On religion- recently got a link to a church furniture store via Newtcam. Slogan - Do you know the difference between a good pew and a bad pew?




Scientists say the Earth gives off a low, constant hum. The origin of the hum is a mystery, but it drives Mars freaking nuts.



big free abandonware downloads collection



via David Byrne's Journal -

There’s a lovely and surprising piece in the NY Times Arts section disguised as yet another article on the China Tibet issue and the Olympic torch relay. The piece points out that the torch relay originated with the Nazis. It was a bit of stagecraft thought up by Carl Diem and filmed by Leni Riefenstahl for her 1938 hymn to Aryan supremacy, Olympia. The Wagnerian imagery is mythic: within a landscape of Greek ruins, a naked and pure human specimen holds a javelin as it is lit by a bowl of fire, and then transports the burning torch to the Rhineland—well, the symbolism is pretty obvious.




1 year ago - comcast vs my surfing, sewage eruption in north beach, tons o' work, dual-gendered deer, amy meetup, modok, the cage, pics of pye and squirrel, evil condo guy arrested

2 years ago - yellow + blue = no green?, pancakes, newt pix, easter bunny fight, farm hustle

3 years ago - mzk, dr who, nbc6 video feed

4 years ago - Khaan!, walkabout statue pictures, CoH, tv turnoff week, Jenjen

5 years ago - Passover, Good Friday, House of 1000 corpses, hair registry idea, past life poll

6 years ago - Pig book, Argentine ants, textarc, haiku, exploding private-parts,slug-eating plant, vibration energy, freedom force, Disney rides becoming movies

7 years ago - cartoons, weeping cherry, newt pic, web hits, Tom Green & PMS ruined my nightGeotarget
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-via brian @ shoebox blog



The Top 50 Proprietary Programs that Drive You Crazy — and Their Open Source Alternatives

(The comments are handy, too.)



1 year ago - saw 300 with BHK and TM, supper at chevy's

2 years ago - six comments per entry, dark organic secrets, working rocket boots, no 'e's, hurricane names, ape & kitty,

3 years ago - superhero idea, prvt brokentoy on pavement, bandwidth pull, eclipse, DOJ presentation, Digicam RIP

4 years ago - Bubba Ho-Tep, Bro info, RI annoying

5 years ago - Season poll, spring rains

6 years ago - Newtie Mer, grabby bunny, text-m's, Pirate disfigurement poll, clever robber, outside reading sources online

7 years ago - sql, free pulp novels online
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