I’m not that much of a celebrity – 1

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

If I was Ray Liotta, every time one of my friends did something that I didn’t like, or made a humorous wisecrack at my expense, I would good-naturedly punch my right fist into my left palm and say “Why I LI-oughta!..” like in an old gangster movie. I’m just saying that if I was Ray […]

The clicking is deafening!

Monday, October 30th, 2017

I’ve been updating my Link Din stuff. Every interaction with someone causes Link Din to automatically prompt you to send a thank you message. Thing is, I’m the kind of person who does that anyway. Doing stuff on Link Din feels like when your mom told you to do something polite that you were already […]

It’s freezing in here.

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Thanks to Equifax’s data incontinence and the flaming clown-car of death site they slapped together purely for optics, it’s a good idea for anyone subject to American credit reporting agencies to “freeze” your credit reports.  You can read more details on the whys and hows here. We froze our credit reports from all three big […]

The Black Squier–Update

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

More pressing of words, less booking of faces. This is an update to an earlier post about my beloved E-series Squier Strat from 198something.  It might be of use to you if you are thinking of modding or rehabbing a Stratty guitar. Since that post, I’ve done the following: Started playing in a band called […]

Automatically broken

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

ATTN: People who make video softwareses! I know you all read my posts, so I thought I would mention this here.I know it makes you feel cool to just use the names of Chip Jewelry for output settings, but some of us actually want to know what those settings mean. Seeing as you require me […]

Why they come in boxes

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Just opened up a brand-new Lenovo laptop running Win7 to set up for someone who just bought it. I do this kind of thing for people. If you are planning to do this yourself, try this: When you buy the laptop, ask the person selling it if you can just go ahead and open it […]

Not currently in Denmark

Monday, December 9th, 2013

I just saw this. What kind of world do we live in where it takes a threat to the entire planet to get famous people to pose naked with dead fish? When I was a kid, people were much more caring. Why, all it would take is a mugging or a minor flood and the street […]

It’s so hard to swim cross the mainstream

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

HOORAH!  Ubuntu is now a sure-nuff mainstream operating system!  Here’s a transcript of a conversation I had with it just the other day.  I couldn’t figure out why it felt so familiar, but then I realised that it’s the same conversation I’ve had with the more popular operating systems. netdud: Hello Ubuntu computer I use […]

Excerpt from “The Future and History of netdud”

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

” Once again, netdud found himself transported back in time.  This time it was the medieval times or whatever.  People were all like, “Yo dawg, you’re a demon and stuff!” and one really big knight guy rushed at him, pulling his halberd from its sheath and brandishing it all menacingly and looking really tough. netdud […]

Keep those flowers bloomin’

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

  She (on phone): That was nice netdud: What was? She: The way you drew a heart in the air as I was leaving. netdud: Oh!  No–I was trying to tell you to pick me up a pretzel while you’re at Whole Foods. She: …. netdud: Thannnnks. Love yaaaa…..