Category Archives: random

On the hazards of homonyms

So I’ll just sum up a couple of conversations between me and my long-suffering wife over the last few weeks: First conversation, some while ago: Me: “Hey, I ordered a Switch off Amazon” Her: *vague grunt of assent* Second conversation, … Continue reading

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Lost a gaming buddy

For some reason, our neighborhood seems to get more than its share of stray cats, and most of them are terribly cautious of people.  Occasionally, one of them will pick our back porch as a place to hole up, and … Continue reading

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Cube Swag++

So, confessions time: I’ve been a west coaster most of my life, and the US east coast scares the heck out of me.  I’m pretty sure that, if I ever happen to visit New York or Boston, I will be … Continue reading

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This is for kids, right?

Oh hey, it’s a Pokémon with a bone, guy looks like he came out of the Flintstones.  Cute! Wait, what? WHAT What in the actual hell, Nintendo? I have no previous exposure to Pokémon outside of seeing the first half-dozen … Continue reading

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In which, I succumb to gamification

So, a little backstory here. Literally. For a few years now, I have had recurring pain in the lower right corner of my back, something that I chalked up to the inevitable advances of age. Never enough to be serious, … Continue reading

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Finding your Amazon Locker Pickup Code

Boring post title, I know. This is another one of those cases where I had a minor annoyance and thought I’d do my best to spare others of the same.  I work an odd shift, and I’m a bit of … Continue reading

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The Internet was a mistake

I was probably exposed to the Internet too early – both in that I was in my teens and that it was the mid 1980s, before the advent of the world wide web, before anyone but the government and colleges … Continue reading

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