Category Archives: Meandering

John Carter of Mars Trailer. My take on it.

Just watched John Carter trailer in 1080p, with lots of breaks for details. Here’s my blow by blow take. 00:09 – pic of John Carter- very savage noble/John Clayton look. He’s totally uncomfortable in the clothes/chair, nice touch. 00:15 – … Continue reading

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The 30 Cravats of Le Blanc

In 1828, H. Le Blanc Esq. published the ‘Art of Tying the Cravat’, a treatise on the tying of that most civilised article of clothing. I chose to treat this  book first as it is not tounge in cheek as … Continue reading

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Now that’s the way to do a luminary…

Hmm.. Quick change, perhaps in a mason Jar as an oil lamp?  

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Using Word 2007 (or 2010) to publish to a CMS

I had been aware that Word 2007 had a blog publishing feature for a while, but hadn’t thought much about it. I absolutely hated Word 2003’s export to HTML, and had no interest in looking at it further. That is … Continue reading

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Andrew Jackson

Throughout the Great Steampunk Debate, I have been mentally circling around a trip I made last year to Tennesse and the afternoon I spent at the Hermitage, the home of the US president Andrew Jackson. Oft credited as the founder … Continue reading

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What am I doing here?

family life work reenactment steampunk history hacking fantasy chance God love boredom  meandering lazy dad  hatcherpass myChoice notLA palmerLifer orthodox evangelical bornToLate outOfGas Linux stuck Sci-Fi celticChristianity earlyChristianityOfTheBritishIsles profHorne scotty royalRangers FCF duty honor cowardice commitment crazy pacifist  violent  Christian Atheist Henontheist husband livestock … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Frank Chu!

Happy Birthday Frank! You made my time in San Francisco memorable, and every visit since has been a revelation about your continuing fight against the evils of the 12 galaxies. Impeach Madison 50 Galaxies Guiltied to a Birthday Rocket Society

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Well put…

” Look at every photo of his, he is dressed impeccably. A little old fashioned, but everything is this perfectly historically belated elegance.” – Hans Gumbrect, said of writer Jorge Luis Borges A problem I have with a lot of SteamPunk, … Continue reading

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Deliciously Lo-Fi

I took my boys to the thrift store this weekend, and found an old VHS copy of Star Wars from around ’83. I bought it on a lark. We watched it this evening, and I  did not expect the enjoyment … Continue reading

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What is up with Sarah Palin?!?!?

So I have just traveled outside Alaska for the first time in a year. And it seems like the questions have changed. I still get some of, “It’s really cold there, huh?”  (yeah), “Do you have a dog team.” (sorry, … Continue reading

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