Vital Statistics

Aches & pains: sciatica, temperature sensitivity, left hip
Current reading: Little Heathens by Mildred Armstrong Kalish
Recent listening: The Chess Story, Eric Clapton, The Yardbirds, Beckology, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Steve Miller Band, Traffic, Boz Scaggs, The Rolling Stones
Recent viewing: CSI, God in America, Sin City, V is for Vendetta, CommandoTheremin: An Electronic OdysseySecrets Beneath the Ice (Nova), Real Time with Bill Maher, Japan’s Killer Quake (Nova), BBS: The Documentary
Recent playing: DropZap, Words with Friends, WSOP Hold ‘Em Legend HD
Recently accomplished: Couch acquisition, Troop 820 collections, mowed lawn, new couch prep
Imperative To Do: Clean garage, clean gutters, new shelves for stereo, bank trip, bark dust, doctor appointments

What’s on Thomas’ Hard Drive?

Thomas Hard Drive

This image speaks volumes about Thomas. He made it using Disk Inventory and marked it up with Skitch. Code Monkeys, How I Met Your Mother and Doogie Howser are all television series. Click the image to see it full size.

Screen cleaner

Vital Statistics

Bike odometer: 2472
Van odometer: 153074
Weight lost (in pounds): 0
Aches & pains: left shin (still healing)
Current reading: The Book of Totally Useless Information by Don Voorhees, My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk, Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy
Recent listening: News from Lake WobegonFresh AirScience Friday
Recent viewing:  Numb3rs, Pardon the Interruption, Mo’ Better Blues, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte
Recent playing: Chain Factor
Recently accomplished: sold G4, mowed lawn, cleaned cat boxes, resolved various online purchase problems, ordered replacement LCD for Thomas, attempted to fix The Doctor (GPS), recycling, got rid of junk (bed, mower, microwave)
Imperative To Do: Get rid of junk (couch, vacuum cleaner), buy trailer for van, activate new Tivo, oil change for van, weeds, clean garage, moss, new muxtape, upload pictures

Remix of Radiohead’s “Nude”

James Houston took seriously the challenge by rock band Radiohead to remix their song “Nude”:

Houston explains the remix on the YouTube page. More information about the remix challenge is here. Radiohead’s original is also available on YouTube along with loads of other user-created videos.

Font trivia

I used to be sort of a font geek but eventually became overwhelmed by the sheer number of fonts that were available. I also settled on a few favorites and became disinterested in the rest. Even so, this little game was fun and worth the 5 minutes it took to play it. I scored 19 out of 34 which is probably better than everybody I know except Rob.

Vital Statistics

Van odometer: 151601
Weight lost (in pounds): 6
Aches & pains: sciatic, right ankle
Current reading: The Book of Totally Useless Information by Don Voorhees, The Areas of My Expertise by John Hodgman, My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk
Recent listening: News from Lake Wobegon, Go Tell It On The Mountain by The Blind Boys of Alabama, Fruitcakes by Jimmy Buffett
Recent viewing: The Colbert Report, Are We Done Yet, Mystery Men, 10 Things I Hate About You, Vacancy
Recent playing: Guitar Hero III
Recently accomplished: archives, mowed and trimmed lawn, paid bills, cleaned van, groceries, cat boxes
Imperative To Do: Join gym, finish 401k rollover, sell G4, get rid of junk (couch, vacuum cleaner, mower), buy trailer for van, activate new Tivo, renew prescription

Vital Statistics

Bike odometer: 2361
Van odometer: 151399
Weight lost (in pounds): 12
Hours of sleep last night: 8
Aches & pains: sciatic, lower back, right shoulder
Picks left in March Madness office drawing: 0
Current reading: The Book of Totally Useless Information by Don Voorhees, The Areas of My Expertise by John Hodgman
Recent listening: News from Lake Wobegon, Science Friday, Fresh Air, Raising Sand by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Recent viewing: Blades of Glory, Little Miss Sunshine, March Madness, Countdown
Recent playing: Puzzle Boy
Recently accomplished: cat box, installed new tuning pegs & strings on guitar, groceries, Time Machine for Tina, bought and assembled new vacuum, tracked Thomas’ reading homework, Song of the Day, recycling, began moving, broke mower
Imperative To Do: Sift through inbox, taxes, post office (Kent, Sue, Lala), phone calls, test bike commute, join gym, 401k rollover, finish moving, buy new mower, mow lawn

Feel the gloat

My new computer at work has eight processors:


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Vital Statistics

Weight lost (in pounds): 30
South Beach days in the last week: 3
Hours of sleep last night: 9
Hours billed last week: 43
Aches & pains: wrists, left shoulder
Current reading:: 2107 Curious Word Origins, Says & Expressions by Charles Earle Funk, The Book of Totally Useless Information by Don Voorhees, Death By Black Hole by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Recent listening: This American Life, Coverville, DrugMusic, Pure Pod For Now People, Science Friday, Fresh Air
Recent viewing: Countdown, Hardball, The Daily Show, My Name Is Earl, CSI: Miami
Recent playing: Guitar Hero II (XBox 360)
Recently accomplished: Updated Tina’s OS, cleaned up kitten poop in Thomas’ room, 2nd annual 40th birthday party, updated resume
Imperative To Do: RMA old Tivo drive, sift through inbox, post office, finish garage, freecycle gorilla shelf parts, sunglasses, sign release papers for Sears commercial