Category Archives: Musings

Highlights from my subscription to Time Warner cable

It’s been a while since I went through the signup rigamarole associated with a new internet account. It’s been full of stupid stuff as long as I can remember, but this one had some real gems. The installer was nice enough, but he obviously wasn’t prepared to deal with anything out of his expected work

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The most disappointing thing

Dreams are pretty amazing. They can be explosions of creativity and new ideas, and you’re along for the ride. It’s not that frequent, but when I have a really good sleep and dream deeply, I can experience these complex, interesting stories that my sleeping mind just pulled randomly out of the mass of concepts and ideas tucked away in my memory…

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…A Distance There Is…

I found Theatre of Tragedy through their older stuff, around the time Musique came out. It’s common for fans of the band to disown their newer stuff, but I’ve found I enjoy each album for what it is. Still, it’s their older albums that interest me the most. They’re pretty interesting and distinct, particularly the vocal parts…

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Dead drops

I was in Seattle today and, on a lark, decided to go check out the local¬†dead drops. I thought it was an interesting thing, and was curious if people were actually doing anything with it. I was honestly a little concerned about what I might run into, but it turns ¬†out I needn’t have been…

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How to Help Newbies the Smart Way

Many years ago, I stumbled into and read a document entitled How To Ask Questions The Smart Way. It’s an excellent document that should be required reading for people to get their Internet license. I’ve been in those channels, helped those newbies, had the same frustrations and seen the same patterns as the people who wrote that.

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