Gritty is the recently unveiled mascot for the Philadelphia Flyers, an ice hockey team in the National Hockey League. Researching that sentence just now, I learned more about Gritty than I knew before. Despite not being au fait with Gritty's origin story, I've been enamoured with his image and without realising it, I have contributed … Continue reading Now I’m envisioning him talking like a wookiee
In 2005, I taught Computer Literacy at Beaulieu College in Kyalami. It was fun. During my time there, I helped some students produce a play, based on an extremely short story I wrote in my youth, called Pineapple George. This was the transmogrified version, with undue credit. I hope this haunts their Google searches in … Continue reading Pineapple George: thirty minutes of mayhem and bison blood
My very favourite author died a week ago. Sir Terry's death was expected, though not this suddenly. For the last week, I've been wondering how, or even whether, to address this loss on my website. So many greater words have been written. I decided to relate a story, based on what my friend Brendon said … Continue reading Rudolph Potts (Baker)
My friend Aidan posted about the new Pope on Facebook, and how he doesn't like silly hats as much as Vitamin B-16, prompting me to plumb the depths of DuckDuckGo Image Search. For your reference, here's Benedict Eks-vee-eye: And now here's Francis, with three excellent reasons why he doesn't wear a silly hat in public. Of … Continue reading A review of silly hats
ShutOff 2000 works better in Windows 7 than it does in Windows Vista. I think it's awesome. I can even run Visual Basic 6 in Windows 7 without resorting to Virtual XP.
<A> you have no idea the shit I've tried
Before I started this entry, my blog statistics claimed 79,767 words in 589 entries. I'd like to artificially increase these stats to 80 000 words in 590 entries in one go.