I spent this afternoon converting half of one side of my porch into a little vegetable garden. I have no idea whether it’s going to work, but in theory, here’s what I have (or will have): 6 “Brandywine” tomato plants (an heirloom variety) 6 “Mountain Pride” tomato plants (This is a modern hybrid variety, bought [...]
I have a nice big back porch, and over the last couple of years (thanks mostly to Kate), I’ve collected bunches of plants. But, well, it’s October and this being New England, it’s starting to get cold. Heck, it’s snowing right now. I only have a couple of windows that get any sun in my [...]
Noticed this on my company’s website today, and it’s pretty cool: Cut&Paste’s Digital Design Tournament. It’s design, but as a sport. A spectator sport. The Boston show is coming up in mid-March, and I’d definitely be there if that weekend wasn’t already pretty busy. (Mikey, I’m talking to you…)
I think sleep helps.
I’ve been working on getting the Linux Virtual Server/IPVS server running on an EC2 instance. It’s a little tricky, because you need kernel modules that aren’t included in the stock kernel. So, I went ahead and compiled them, working roughly off of the directions that were posted by Tag 1 Consulting. Anyway, to simplify things, [...]
Mike Zarren is a Boston boy, who lived in my house at UChicago back in the day. He was my tie to home in many ways. He now works for the Celtics, in their front office. Here’s what was posted about him on the TrueHoop blog over at ESPN: You know Mike Zarren? Stat wizard, [...]
11:46 – They pre-filmed a “please don’t riot” commercial! And, we have our first sighting of Brian Scalabrine on the bench…now we just need Scot Pollard to show up to make the experience complete. 11:44 – Oh, one more thing. Bill Simmons, I hope your dad doesn’t actually have that heart attack you’ve been predicting [...]
No, seriously. It’s really quite fantastic, and I’m looking for someone(s) to live there. 6 or 7 bedrooms, lots and lots of porch space, 3 full bathrooms, off-street parking and laundry and all kinds of good things… http://tallape.org/rent.html
I have a confession to make: I sometimes watch television shows that have no particular purpose other than extolling the (apparently great) virtue and wonder of being really, really rich. It’s not intentional — the building where I work (for the next two weeks) has a number of financial firms in it, and when the [...]
I’m playing with the tags feature (over there, on the left, in the sidebar). Just as an experiment. It means going back through my past posts and adding content-related tags to them, which is an interesting exercise… Anyway, I’m curious what people think. Add a comment and let me know…
It’s been nearly two months since I’ve written anything here. But I’m not done. Oh, no. I’m not done. I’ve been busy. I own one of them “automobile” things that people always talk about, and have used it to get myself out of town more than usual. Between that and time spent at work in [...]
Look, ma, I’m growing up!
I’ve never found a better place to drink a cup of coffee and read a book than the porch of my family’s cabin in West Virginia. In fact, I’ve never found a more relaxing place, period. Because this is what you see when you look off of the porch. (Random side note: that tree that’s [...]
Mom, or Taz, or Nancy I., or anyone: if you have that photo of Taz and I standing in front of the wall of the kitchen at the Cedar Street apartment, grey t-shirts and muzzy hair and all, I seem to have lost my copy, and it’s making me sad. Can you send me a [...]
There’s something to be said for school spirit. The University of Chicago, god love it, had none. At least none in the traditional sense. Our school spirit mostly revolved around the Reg, Soc, and bragging about how late we stayed up to write our papers the night before. (Bragging about how much whiskey you added [...]
Morning Noon (or early afternoon. And I hate New York City.) Night
Seen in Southern Connecticut. I couldn’t decide whether this was ironic commentary on Enron, or just a standalone. But it struck me as funny.
I hereby call for a moratorium on the joke about Devin Hester lining up at quarterback for the Chicago Bears. Yes, I get that he has more touchdowns than their offense. Yes, I get that both Rex Grossman and Brian Griese are, well, let’s just say that they’re not really NFL quarterbacks. But the same [...]
Three random pictures from a lunchtime game of football yesterday. I’ll try to post more at some point, but they’re huge in their original format and I don’t have time to shrink them all down right now. Grossman-like form Greise-like form Just silly looking