Category Archives: This Big Old World

Massage

http://www.peopleiwanttopunchinthethroat.com/2011/05/me-at-zen-massage.html I happened across this post a little while ago. If you’re not familiar with PIWTPITT…Jen is hilarious! Here’s my response: Sooooo….late to the game, here, but I stumbled across this post and laughed my ass off…I got a mall massage, once. You know, some folks take over a defunct Hallmarks, hang up a couple of curtains, and go to work. The price was right, … Continue reading Massage »

Updates

As you may have guessed, things got pretty hectic toward the end of the semester. I’ve been wanting to post, but just haven’t had the time. All-in-all, the students did pretty well this spring. And I made an ‘A’ in my class (Human Computer Interaction). But it got pretty busy there, for a while. The Minecraft server (jram-mcs.ml) is still up and running,  but it … Continue reading Updates »

Minecraft and other errata

So my interest in WoW has fallen off, of late. I’ve just gotten tired of grinding; doing the same thing over and over. One of our self-assigned projects with the Linux SIG this semester was walking through the installation of a Minecraft server. I’ve discovered that the game is very engaging and have wasted faaaaaar to much time on it. I spooled up a DigitalOcean … Continue reading Minecraft and other errata »

Goin’ to see Star Wars!

I remember when I was eleven years old, a friend of the family and neighbor in married student housing in Clemson took me to see Star Wars. I left in awe. Awe of the story, the effects, the sheer wonder of it all…and especially the music! Who would have thought then how much of an impact the franchise would have on not only the movie … Continue reading Goin’ to see Star Wars! »

Fitting Memorial Day Post

There were a bunch of Memorial Day posts on FB yesterday… Many were re-posts of President Reagan’s speech, which is very moving. But this one was new, and really struck a chord with me. I’ve been spellbound with the story of Operation Red Wings since reading Marcus Luttrell’s book several years ago. And the movie, in spite of its deviations from the book, is awesome … Continue reading Fitting Memorial Day Post »

The Imitation Game

So I watched The Imitation Game last night. Really good movie. I was somewhat familiar with the story of Alan Turing from past professors who are fans. But I found the story compelling on many levels. First as a sometime fan of history, particularly the World War II era, the movie portrayed yet another facet of the war that is rarely attended to by Hollywood. … Continue reading The Imitation Game »