May 23, 2008. No Furnace Day.

The propane is once again sealed within it's echoing metal caplet. All told, it's been 247 days since the furnace was started on September 19th. That seems a...

Malcolm Stigwell, Municipal Assassin

The little bit of non-technical writing that I do tends to be inspired by random odd phrases that strike me as amusing. "Municipal assassin" is one such phra...

Technical Support Free Verse

While debugging an errant process in the College's execrable system this afternoon, I found this passage in a technical support bulletin from the manufacture...

Canis ut cenavit quispiam horrendus.

Three years of high-school Latin, and that's the best I can do. Still, slapping a dead language on a throwaway phrase like, oh, let's say, "the dog that ate ...

Relearning Emacs

The last time I used Emacs regularly, the computers were SPARC pizza-boxes, and every time you logged off, the screen would display how many dollars and cent...