Author Archives: matt
Public transportation in my city that’s still running after my night class ends.
The College Democrats on my campus are having an organizational meeting this week; they’ve got signs up around my building. They follow a “What/When/Where” sort of format that’s not uncommon for student organizations, and the “Who” is listed as “Everyone … Continue reading
My laptop is nearing the end of its three-year extended warranty, which is more or less equivalent to the end of its three-year lifespan from what people have told me. The battery’s reached the point where it’ll last for thirty … Continue reading
I’ve finally figured out a working version of Oscar Peterson’s “Hymn to Freedom”. It’s not perfect, but then perfect isn’t generally what I do on guitar. Musical notation is cumbersome. Really must get my MIDI keyboard set up and working. … Continue reading
In response to the continuing deterioration of my home phone and DSL service, I figured I should look into the alternatives: either switch to cable, or else “upgrade” to the phone company’s fibre-optic service. So I went and set up … Continue reading
(Hey Nutshell fans! Yes, I haven’t updated in two months; I’ve been out in the world for a spell. I actually have three partially completed posts in the Drafts folder, that I might work on finishing in the near future. … Continue reading
State law made it illegal to sell alcohol before 6:00pm today… when the polls closed. As I was walking home at around 6:30, it pleased me greatly to see business booming at the local liquor store.
My state of residence is in the peculiar situation of having people care about its primaries on Tuesday… or at least about one of the primaries on Tuesday. I’m not sure I’ve seen more than two signs/stickers/etc. supporting one or … Continue reading
Dear spammers, Please stop sending me notices about how easy it is to get a mail-order degree. As someone who actually earned an advanced degree, your suggestions that it amounts to nothing but an empty qualification are offensive and irritating … Continue reading