September 27, 2007


Shadow has rarely looked so cool. Thanks, Black Mamba.

September 26, 2007

*.deity is after me

SOME deity is definitely after me -- or at least it feels like it.

After working hard all morning and early afternoon, I decided to take a ride out to Walden for a swim, an incredibly attractive prospect given the 91 degree weather.

I've cycled out there at least once a month since March -- ok, not August -- and thought it would be the perfect way to clear my head and then tackle a long-standing coding project.

I wish I'd found some other way to decompress.

I went downstairs to get my bike and found the front tire flat.

I pumped it up and then drove over to the bike path, thinking I would avoid having to cycle through rush hour traffic and give my already-sore legs a break when I returned.

I geared up and pedaled all of 8 strokes before the back tube blew, sending me skidding sideways.

I broke my fall with a gloved hand (fine), knee (now sans a large swatch of flesh and skin) and my pedal.

Determined to persevere and get out to my swim, I drove back to the bike shop and then went over to CVS and bought a big bleedstop bandaid.

Patched up, I extricated the tube, bought and installed a new one and drove back to bike path, sure that I'd overcome my challenge and was still going to get a pedal and dunk.

And then I saw that my pedal had broken in half due to the force of the skid, no doubt preserving my joints but making the bike more or less unridable.

I tried to stop at my favorite BBQ place on the way home to console myself over while I iced the knee....and of course my debit card wouldn't read on their machine.

A long, hot shower later, I'm shaking my head and wondering where the bad karma came from while being thankful that I didn't wipe out in traffic or on the trail.

Frickin' hump day. My knee hurts.

September 25, 2007

Family Guy and Star Wars?

I feel like I've gone to Geek Heaven.

We'll see how long these embeds stay live on YouTube.

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Part V

Simpsons intro for the new season -- nice nod to the movie

What can I say? I'm a fan.

September 20, 2007

"digitivity denizen"

Yep, that's at least a partial description of me. A denizen of digitivity.

I don't agree with everything in this story, though.

It's quite possible that more of us are hooking up because of Facebook, MySpace and Craigslist.

Not all of us are giving up the horizontal mambo in favor of Desktop Tower Defense, Halo 3, updating our blogrolls and friending old classmates.

And technology in many cases is bringing us closer together, not apart.