ted | Uncategorized | Wednesday, September 26th, 2007


Sometimes I miss Pervelous

ted | house | Wednesday, September 26th, 2007


Over the years I got to be quite a connoisseur of soap. Though my personal preference was for Lux, I found that Palmolive had a nice, piquant after-dinner flavor – heavy, but with a touch of mellow smoothness. This bar of Dove, however, has a nice floral bouquet, a refreshing crisp tartness and finishes with hints of oak, saddle leather and motor oil.

tailgated by a truck, again

ted | chicago,driving | Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

Direct Transport? I forget the name on the side of truck, but it was from Chattanooga TN, white, with “004” on the back of the cab. I do remember hearing your horn quite frequently as well as seeing your lights flashing repeatedly, you jerk. If I offended your meth-addled brain by having the audacity to let a nice space cushion develop between the car in front of me in the slow traffic on I-90/94 through downtown Chicago on 2007 September 22, around 1100 – 1115, well, that’s too bad for you – the National Safety Council agrees with my driving tactic.

I only wish I had a camera or pen & paper with me that day. Normally right now I would be emailing your bosses pictures of your truck and a description of your dangerous, hyper-aggressive driving right about now.

But, lucky you, I had my car detailed the day before and had not put my usual assortment of flotsam back into my Golf. It’s a shame drivers like you give the other careful, cautious 98% of OTR drivers a bad rap.

Time to flood the market with my Ameros

ted | Uncategorized | Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Way to go, gummint. Now Loonies are worth more than our Washingtons.

our money ain't worth shit!

And they all laughed at me for having a cake-heavy portfolio.

Summer must be over

ted | chicago | Wednesday, September 12th, 2007
  • Diesel is creeping up in price
  • 50°F (10°C) in my house this morning
  • Technically we’re in the grey area between labor day and the autumn equinox, but it sure has been beautifully nice and warm during the day but cool and crisp in the shade
  • Sun is starting to set earlier, around 1930 or so



ted | computer | Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

I think this thing is back up and running.

closing time!

ted | computer | Monday, September 3rd, 2007


we’re moving to a hosted account, one that isn’t reliant on commonwealth edison for power or the deathstar for internet access. there may be a few days of pain, but it will all be worth it, trust me.

this machine will still be reachable via sammich.dyndns.org but there will likely be nothing here – apache may continue to operate but only on a non-standard port, sshd has on such a port for a long time now, qmail will be turned off completely. the ease and cost of hosting has made it very attractive to not run my own server anymore.

but, like i said, the machine will remain up and working until it doesn’t – i like having a shell account mostly reachable from the outside world as my own sandbox to piss in.

so, like a wiser feller than myself says every single night:


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