Monthly Archives: June 2010

What Do You, The Sparkly Vampire, Choose to Do?

Given my enjoyment of older styles of videogames, is it any wonder that I’m charmed by Twilight redone as an 8-bit JRPG?

Tik Tok

I’m not sure why this is as entertaining as it is, but hey! That’s the internet!

Changing Uptime to Use More Relevant Units

[stephen@sargent ~]$ uptime
8:58:08 up 10 Isner-Mahuts, 06:10, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

For those of you wanting to actually make the change to uptime.c, note that, instead of

updays = uptime / 86400;
uphours = (uptime – (updays * 86400)) / 3600;
upmins = (uptime – (updays * 86400) – (uphours * 3600)) / 60;

use […]

A Tribute to My Dad

My brother Andrew wrote a tribute about our dad for Father’s day.

A father’s tough love is a cultural cliché – walk down the Hallmark aisle in May, and you’ll be assaulted by pink and white frilliness that proclaims a mother’s tenderness while the next month, the same aisle is festooned in blue and brown straight […]

My crochet habit and my Doctor Who habit collide

This is without a doubt my favorite thing I’ve crocheted so far. I worked on him while in the UK, so I think he is sufficiently British. Blessed even.

The cuddly Doctor is going to Alana over the Fourth of July weekend and I will be so sad to see him go. I think I’ll […]

Smaller Pants

I got a wake up call right after the first of the year.

I went to the doctor for a sinus infection and my blood pressure was high. So high in fact, that my nurse practitioner was afraid I would have a stroke. She ripped open a sample box of BP meds and stood and […]

What I Learned in the UK About Multinational Corporations

Hello Kitty followed me from Japan.

25 or Bzzz to Vrrr

I’m really enjoying the new kick horn section that the band Chicago is using.


Never fear: I’ll soon move on to other obsessions.

Vuvuzela Cat

I’ve got football fever, and it’s expressing itself in meme mashups.

What I Learned in the UK About the Military

They play their best music while running away.