Tag Archive: random shit

Nov 21 2013

Doing and Being

I’ve not blogged in quite a long while. It’s not due to any lack of things I want to write about, certainly. Every day brings something that catches my attention enough that I want to express my thoughts about it. I even start writing posts once in a while, but the drafts never seem to …

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Aug 27 2012

My Top 100 Audio Tracks Of The Moment

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A “Top 100 Songs” meme has been going around, this one on FaceBook. I find it very difficult to choose favorites from music that I enjoy from so many different genres and artists. I made up this list of one hundred tracks based on what I happen to have available for play on my computer …

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Oct 07 2011

My First 360° Panorama Attempt

Panoramic photos have always intrigued me. The techniques used to take such photos have changed with the introduction of high-tech digital photography and processing capabilities. I decided to try my hand at a full-range panorama. Prairie grass near Urbana Dog Park in USA I took 53 sets of 3 photographs each for this project. I …

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Jun 07 2011

Cool Abstract Backgrounds

It’s great when I have a relevant photograph or other image to use as a header background for a post. Sometimes I really don’t have anything appropriate, though. Abstract images are a great substitute for relevance. I’m not really a big fan of abstract art. I’m not much of an artist, either, when it comes …

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May 30 2011

Listen to “Packard Pokes At”

For the past several weeks, I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of a podcast called “Packard Pokes At.” It’s a weekly podcast that covers news, politics, and religion. Each show is about an hour in length. We record the show on Friday evenings at 9:00pm central time. The show is broadcast live on …

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Feb 27 2011

I Like My Macchinetta

I didn’t like coffee until I was in my mid-twenties. I loved the aroma, but simply hadn’t developed a taste for it. One of my co-workers at the time was an avid coffee drinker (and former police officer). He worked diligently at getting me to drink coffee, and eventually succeeded. I’ve always been a fan …

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Jan 04 2011

The Sleepy City

sleepycity — Here there be adventures and travels the likes of which you’ve probably never seen. I am in awe of the guys who do this sort of thing. Here’s a snap from their “Best of” page: They go places and see things most of us are completely unaware of. Luckily, they also document their …

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Nov 07 2010

Can’t take a joke? Confirmation bias too strong?

Stand aside... Serious Business!

I read a blog post today. It was one of several that I took time to look at. This post in particular was made by someone who was angry about something they saw on the Internet. What was it they saw? They read an article from The Onion. For those of you not familiar with …

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Apr 09 2010

A Bunch of Random Shit, vol. I

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My friend Jason refers to his own ‘random stuff’ posts (which I intend to mimic here) as RCIMT, or “Random Crap In My Tabs”. Most of what I intend to put into this post is from tabs currently open in one of my browsers. Some of those tabs have been open for weeks, waiting for …

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Feb 11 2010

How About Some Interesting Music: Die Antwoord

I’ve been under the weather recently, which has left me tired and unmotivated. There are several things that I want to write posts about, but the text isn’t quite ‘flowing’ yet. I’ll get to those posts soon though. In the meantime, I’ll provide another musical interlude. I’ve never been terribly fond of music which is …

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