Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Typical of my mother's house, now half owned by me, is that everything gets old and breaks faster here than anywhere else. The latest example: A CFL bulb. I put a dimmable CFL into a fixture in the kitchen. It cost me about $13. Lasted all of 16 DAYS. Damn near a dollar a day for the fucking bulb, and naturally I threw the packaging in the trash Sunday night. (That trash got hauled off Monday morning.)

Monday, December 26, 2011

Cold Warriors at Work

The Associated Press (via Yahoo!) has a very nice story about a recently declassified Cold War spy satellite program. For those of you that remember 1970s era references to Big Bird that had nothing to do with Sesame Street, this story provides some depth and human interest.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Does blogger still not like "blog"?

Blogger isn't objecting to "blog" as I write this post. So blogger eventually figured it out.