Archives for: November 2008

Post-vacation thoughts

November 28th, 2008
We recently returned from a multi-day trip to LA and environs. The main point was to go to Disneyland. We last went two years ago, when our youngest was eight months old. She, of course, remembers it vividly. We set off at 5:30am on Saturday...yes,… more »

Linguistic Jibe

November 25th, 2008
Winston Churchill's famous speech to the House of Commons from June 4, 1940: We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall… more »

Fallout 3: Review and Comments

November 24th, 2008
So I recently "finished" Fallout 3. It was good - not awesome, but good. 7.5/10 on the Oso scale. By "finished" I mean I visited ~75% of the available places, completed ~80% of the side quests, and of course completed the main quest. And, like many,… more »

Slow-building songs

November 20th, 2008
There's a type of song that builds slowly, then bursts into a crescendo of sound. There's a name for this sort of thing, I'm sure of it. I was thinking about these songs this morning on the drive to work. The classic Rock example (and, of course… more »

Fresh New Home Page

November 20th, 2008
As promised, the new home page replete with swanky Cascading Style Sheets and tricked-out Photoshop graphics is now up and running. It's not fully complete, there are some rough edges to smooth out and some pages further down the tree to finish up, but… more »