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Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
11:07 pm
And the Falcon Ridge forecast is about what you would expect...

Budgiedome forecast: 100% chance of tarp.
Friday, July 16th, 2010
8:24 am
Oh, internets.  Now you've done it.

Old Spice commercial parody for a library

And if you've got a moment, would you be so kind as to send A Prairie Home Companion a note that you would like to hear Greg Klyma on their show.  Maybe Red Molly too?
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
7:40 am
via shakenbysound in falconridge:

Falcon Ridge 2010 schedule.

Things I notice:
Typo on Saturday night, Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams is scheduled "10:35-11:30 A"  Are they playing a 13 hour set? :-D

Seth Glier has managed to land himself a Saturday Afternoon mainstage set!

Of all the people in the Emerging Artist showcase this year, I recognize one name.  And that's just "recognize".  I don't think I've seen any of them perform before.

Did I mention we updated The Budgiedome website?
Thursday, July 8th, 2010
8:17 am
Music post!
Wow... there's a blast from the past... Seth Horan is going to be at Milkboy Coffee in Ardmore on 8/5.  He's got house concerts in New Brunswick and Verona on 8/6 and 8/7.

Paul & Storm tacked on a track by Marian Call on their last podcast (#089). The track is "It's Good To Have Jayne On Your Side".  Sounded pretty cool.  She's playing W00tstock 2.4 in San Diego at the end of July.  She's also working on a self-booked 50 state tour, so be sure to check out when she will be in your area.  MD, DE, NJ, PA is up in the air, but the calendar has her around October 6-10, then NYC 10/11-10/20.

I need to remember to check out Peter Sagal's monologue from the Chicago W00tstock. Part 1, Part 2.

I've been listening to The Nerdist podcast a lot lately.  I've been trying to get caught up on podcasts while I'm doing this mind destroying work.
Monday, July 5th, 2010
4:37 pm
Attention Rochester friends: David Hein's "My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding" is coming to Rochester this December, running Dec. 4th-19th at Center Stage Rochester.

Current Mood: excited
Thursday, July 1st, 2010
10:53 pm
Happy Canada Day!

Have a blast from the past, Moxy Fruvous, Canada Day 2000.
Thursday, June 24th, 2010
7:12 am
Come on, Woot!  I was supposed to have a productive day today... then you go and have a wootoff.

In the Amazon gold box is Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series Collection for $37.49.

via redstapler : This is one of the funniest things I've seen.

In other news, ningeek returns from vacation today.  Yay!
Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
8:43 am
Yarrr! There be a Pirate Fluxx in the works, matey! Springtime in twenty-eleven is the plan!

Current Mood: excited
Thursday, June 10th, 2010
10:38 pm
Friday, June 4th, 2010
8:28 am
via my friends, two time wasters that have sucked me in:

Wikipedia Game
Given a starting topic and a finishing topic, you have to find a path of clicks through Wikipedia that lead from the first topic to the second topic.  Speed is how you are ranked.

Funny Farm
Start with "On the farm", and connect ideas in a mind map.  As you reach the edge of the screen, your mind map expands into other areas.  If you start playing and would like to combine maps with what I have, post the URL given after you click the "Save Game" button.
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
7:09 am
Amazon's $5 June albums...

Norah Jones "The Fall", the soundtrack to "Once", "One eskimO" self titled album among others.
Sunday, May 9th, 2010
10:48 am
Avenue Q responds to the Muppets Bohemian Rhapsody

Current Mood: amused
Thursday, May 6th, 2010
8:01 am
My own dentist, Moorestown Dental Associates joins the ranks of "Companies who have had a security breach and lost my e-mail address to spammers"

EDIT: Wait, no, it's another byproduct of the security breach at iContact.com

Lets see what else is going on...

via Kotaku and elsewhere: You can get Gish, World of Goo, and 3 other interesting games in a "name your own price" sale.  The games are cross platform compatible (Windows/Mac/Linux).  In addition to the straight-up giveaway, you get to choose how the money you give is divvied up.  You can choose to give all the money to the developers or make some or all of it a donation to the Electronic Frontier Foundation and/or Child's Play charity.

Personally, I say just give the money to the developers and donate directly to Child's Play, and  directly to the EFF as well but the EFF is offering a nice package of Pioneer membership to the first 30 people who donate $100 total to either charity through the sale..
Monday, April 19th, 2010
7:43 am
Who knew that a little piece of plastic could cause such a big problem?

For a little while now, we've had water leaking down from the freezer in to the refrigerator.

A description of the problem from somewhere on the Internets:
"The most common cause is a blocked defrost drain. Every 8 hours or so, the refrigerator goes into defrost, and ice is melted from the cooling coils. This water must drop into a very small hole just under the evaporator coil, and from there, falls into a drain cup in the fresh food section. It the goes into a drain hose thru the back wall and down to the condensate pan under the fridge."
So I pulled the fridge away from the wall off, unplugged it, then took off the bolts that held the interior panels out.  As I suspected, the floor beneath the false floor was covered in ice, and the metal drip tray in the back was also a sheet of ice.

Through strategic use of a hair dryer, I was able to remove the ice.  I found a piece of broken blue plastic lodged in the hole, preventing water from draining out of the freezer.  After clearing that out, and sending a bit of boiling water down the drain hole, I eventually heard the sound of running water hitting the evaporation tray beneath the fridge.

These are some pictures I found that show in detail almost exactly what I did. (No, the site isn't mine).

Of course, now the kitchen is in a bit of disarray.  I had to take everything out of the freezer and put it under ice in coolers.  The coolers are still sitting there on the kitchen floor, airing out.  I'll need to make sure that I put them away today.

Current Mood: accomplished
Sunday, April 11th, 2010
2:29 pm
2 good house concerts this weekend.

I saw Teresa Storch on Friday at a house concert in Audubon.  The second set started off particularly good, with one of the most raw and emotional bits I've heard in a while.  And then she brought the mood back to "silly" with "My Mom's Christmas Polka".

I saw We're About 9 at valjean615 and redstapler 's apartment.  It was so good to see you all.

4 hockey games with playoff significance today.  Speaking of which, there is my 85th Fark greenlight:

81 games played and we still don't have it all figured out. It's the end of the regular season for the NHL and three games have playoff implications

And yes, I miscounted. There are really four.
Thursday, April 8th, 2010
10:11 pm
Everyone's favorite Republican vote suppressor is back in action, this time in Virginia. In a county where a full third of the population does not speak english as its primary language at home, Hans Von Spakovsky and the other Republican on the Board of Elections has directed the BoE registrar to no longer publically distribute registration forms in languages other than english.
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
11:40 pm
Relevant to just about my entire friends list:
John de Lancie and Brent Spiner (aka Q and Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation) checking out an iPad

From the comments (FTW, +1 Internets):
"Odd I would have thought Brent Spiner to be an Android kind of guy."

RIT hockey in the New York Times. Game time 5 PM Thursday, ESPN 2 (and ESPN2 HD where available!)
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
9:59 pm
RIT Tigers pep rally video / Detroit send off.  Now with more Big Goon via RIT University News
Thursday, April 1st, 2010
9:19 pm
If you're a computer geek, you'll REALLY like today's XKCD page.

Be sure to try a few other Linux commands...

make me a sandwich
sudo make me a sandwich
find kitten

And some others:
asl
hello joshua

Other things to look at: Thinkgeek.com, Whole Foods Action Figures (And be sure to check out the "recipes" at the right side)

And of course, the grand daddy of all lists, TechCrunch's full list of April Fools Day 2010
7:53 am
March 32nd ramblings
I'll be using the Topeka search engine from now on.  It's a different kind of company name.

Or, maybe I'll Woot My Own Adventure.
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