Jan
03
2018
8

Snow in Tallahassee!

Alternative title: Hell, orange futures markets freeze over. Not that Tallahassee is Hell, of course.  Not even Jacksonville is Hell, although when you go there in August* you kind of get a rough approximation of the likely climate there. Still, hey, snow in Florida!

 

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Jan
02
2018
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Something Positive’s Randy Milholland is having a time of it.

It took me a minute to parse this comic, but apparently Randy Milholland’s wife is having their first kid today.  I remember when we had our first! — No, really, it’s burned into my synapses. It was a rather hectic and Sleep Madness-fueled time, time stretched and contracted in weird ways, and I shouldn’t say another goram word because my wife might read this at some point and it was infinitely more intense for her. Obviously.

So good luck or congratulations, depending on whether the birth’s happened yet.

Jan
02
2018
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Tweet of the Day, Ending A Bitter Vendetta edition.

I imagine that it was tough for the guy. Vengeance is a powerful drug. But sometimes you just have to make the decision not to dig two graves.

Jan
01
2018
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Regular posting returns tomorrow.

It’s been a — well, I had a cold for most of the last week, but it could have been worse. I slept more, at least. That’s often a problem for me.  But I should be getting back into the swing of things now.

Hope everybody had a good Christmas/holiday break!

Dec
31
2017
3

Belated New Year’s Eve warning: please be careful out there.

I have no plans. Well, not true: I had plans — putting the finishing touches on this month’s gaming supplement for Patreon — and now they are done.  2017 was not actually the dog’s breakfast for me that it seems to have been for most of my Twitter and Facebook feeds; we’re all in good shape here at the house, I saw some movies I liked, and I sold a thing!  So let’s not have anything bad happen on the roads tonight, OK?  Stay safe and raise a glass at midnight where you’re going to be OK.

Moe Lane

PS: My usual toast.  To the truly deserving! — There’s so damned few of us left.

Dec
29
2017
12

I don’t know what the maximum crime is in this Wichita swatting homicide case.

[UPDATE: Apparently there’s an Asshole #3, who made the call on Asshole #1’s behalf. Constant Reader BigGator5 used the term ‘psychopath,’ which I feel fits.]

Short version: Asshole #1 threatened Asshole #2 over a Call of Duty situation. Asshole #2 gave Asshole #1 a fake address.  Asshole #1 called the cops and sent them to that address with a false report of a shooting and hostage situation (‘swatting’). Cops show up, shoot and kill the guy who answered the door. In my opinion, it is exceedingly unlikely that the guy who got shot by the cops did anything to deserve that, but I don’t have the actual details on just what caused the shooting. (more…)

Dec
28
2017
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A cold, in case you were wondering.

The usual: kids got it, I got it, wife got it, everybody’s cranky. Between that and the cold snap I ain’t doing nothing this weekend, and I can’t make myself feel bad about that.  I’m just generally going to get more sleep and fluids, and hopefully we’ll all be better by Tuesday.

Dec
26
2017
2

And we’re back!

A day early: kids had not yet melted down, but one was coming down with a cold. So we booked after breakfast. And now we are home. I hope everybody had a good holiday season.

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Dec
25
2017
1

Tweet of the Day, Merry Christmas! edition.

It was a very nice day with family, both today and yesterday. Prime rib again today, and oh my but it was as good here as the one my mom made. See?

Alas, no mushroom sauce for it today. No room in the kitchen. For that matter, no mushrooms.

Merry Christmas, folks.

Dec
24
2017
1

Merry Christmas!

The first wave of presents (my side of the family) has occurred. Dinner was prime rib, with a nice little mushroom sauce that I put together, to the shocked expressions of my sisters (they remember my cooking). Now everybody else is drinking salted caramel vodka martinis and I’m dragging my stuffed butt to the Chromebook to wish everybody a safe and merry Christmas. God bless you all, and I’ll see you tomorrow.

Moe Lane

PS: Half a stick of butter, slice up the mushrooms and saute them on medium heat until they’re nicely browning and producing liquid. Salt, pepper, garlic, onion to taste; then take some beef broth infused with au jus mix, combine, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let it simmer once it thickens a little. It’s not difficult, but you have to stir it regularly.

Dec
22
2017
2

Early night tonight.

Car ride tomorrow.  Two sets of in-laws, which means that the toys will probably permeate the entire carspace and then get put into the overhead soft carrier bag.  Or whatever that’s called.  Bottom line is, the car will probably be riding low on the ground on the trip back.

This isn’t ‘see you next week,’ but in case it is: see you next week.  And Merry Christmas for those of you who celebrate it, and enjoy the winter break for those of you who don’t.

Dec
22
2017
4

Amazon Music to end third-party uploads of music by 2019.

Well, this is theoretically rather unfortunate.

One feature of Amazon Music allows users to upload their own MP3 files from other sources, but that service is shutting down over the next year or so. According to a help page on Amazon’s website, the company will end its Amazon Music Storage subscription service in January 2019. An official date hasn’t been released, but once the storage service ends, users won’t be able to play or download MP3s they previously uploaded.

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