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Doghouse Dilemma

June 2nd, 2013 · No Comments · Potpourri

Dilemma: I’m building a Snoopy doghouse for photos at my daughter’s 1-year birthday party. (1) Should I just build a facade, or make it a full-blown, functional doghouse? (2) If I just make a facade, what should I put behind it so that we can make it appear as if midgets are sitting or sleeping […]

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Gentlenews & Two Nagilas are moving!

November 11th, 2012 · No Comments · Potpourri

I’ve moved my site to a new server, after almost a decade of using the same old dusty debian box. If you’re reading this and I host your sites, please contact me via subspace radio. At the end of November, the old server will bite the dust it has been collecting. Does this mean I’ll […]

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DFW Bass Players (Who Aren’t Terrible): Read This

April 17th, 2012 · No Comments · Potpourri

I play bass guitar for a band that plays out with some regularity. My wife is having our first child this summer, probably sometime in June. Though not mutually exclusive, these two interests have the potential to conflict. If you play bass, are not terrible (at bass, at driving, at not being a jerk, at […]

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Computers Are Horrible And Should Never Be Used By Anybody

March 21st, 2012 · No Comments · Daily, Potpourri

Last night the display adapter on my four-year-old 24″ iMac started going nuts, so I shut it down hoping a cool-off would make all my problems go away. This morning it was still doing the bananashits. It’s probably just trying to manifest all of my suppressed emotions about the pending Michael Bay Adult Non-Ninja Non-mutant […]

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Christopher Hitchens: A Confession

December 17th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Potpourri

This started out as a comment on Joel’s quite respectful comic about the death of Christopher Hitchens. In case you weren’t aware, Christopher Hitchens has been a pseudo-idol of mine for the entirety of the Current Farris Era (a little over a decade, I would guess). I was in a rather foul mood yesterday, due […]

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