International Talk Like A Pirate Day

This is someting my friends have been into for years. International Talk Like A Pirate Day: International Talk Like a Pirate Day isn’t one o’ those governmentally sanctioned holidays that shifts around to create a convenient three-day weekend. No, the date is ALWAYS Sept. 19 (Cap’n Slappy’s ex-wife’s birthday.) Though apparently the inventors were on… Continue reading International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Alone for VD

People who happen to not be dating someone stand out on Valentine’s Day, I think. I have known women who freaked out over the thought that they might be alone for it. Those are only a handful, thankfully. Most people I know who have no significant other just mope and grumble all day long. I… Continue reading Alone for VD


All of the emails begging me to join their singles site does not surprise me. It is Valentines. Single people like me are supposed to get uber-depressed that we do not have anyone in our lives. The upswing in divorce lawyer emails├é┬ádoes surprise me.  

Chinese beat Columbus and Magellan

Even the├é┬áChinese beat Columbus and Magellan. Zhang He sailed around the world about 1421 according to historian Menzies. I will have to pick up his book when it is published. I’ve never been a fan of Columbus Day. I think the Norse beat him across the Atlantic centuries earlier.  

Internet Shrinks

We knew this would happen sometime. The Internet reached its peak in 1999. Survey: Internet shrinks as domain numbers fall. Fewer domains were registered than not renewed. Guard-IE handles cookies, web bugs, pop-ups, and their ilk. Very innobtrusive. Think I could actually buy this one.

Long weekends

Long weekends are the best. Can kick back and do nothing until the holiday! Course, when I get back to work I still have to battle installing Front Page Extensions on the new web server. Hmmmmmm… maybe the trick is to clear out the data I have so meticulously massaged to be correct on the… Continue reading Long weekends