May 2009


When it comes to computers, there are pink components, and there are good components, but there are scant few good pink components. While for most geeks this is not a problem, for me it is as the better half loves the color pink. So, in addition to doing every odd job I could think of to fill my time, I decided to right a serious geek wrong and make the pink computer I know she wants.

That’s the Burger King Flavor!

Ever wonder what it would be like if you travelled across one entire country to another…on a bus? Wonder no more! Let me, Mel, open up your senses to the sweet smell of bus bathrooms and stinkey cheese feet as I regale you with tales of my travels on a bus from Florida, U.S.A, to Alberta, Canada.

Star Trek Rising

This film got 95% on and gets the sort of praise normally reserved for foreign language, anti-American films at Cannes. Was it really that good? Was this film worth the insane amount of hype?

Um… What?

Every day on my trip to work I pass by a carwash right next to the gas station I usually hit. Out in front, it has one of those “insert the letters” marquee type of signs, allowing the message to be changed

Wolverine: Operation Not that Bad

Ok, so like every good geek, I set out this last week to see the new X-Men origins: Wolverine. Reviews in the geek community tend to vary from “utter garbage” to despicable. I’m pretty bored with the wife out of town and decided that even if it’s bad, it’s a good way to waste 2 hours. I went in with no expectations other than Hugh Jackman looking cool.

My Skies

My skies are painted in two different shades: hard lessons learned, memories of childhood warm and safe–and the hope for tomorrow peeking out from behind the fronds of a palm.

Darkest Before the Dawn

There has been a lot of great pro-atheist/secular press lately, while I approve, a few things in recent reports have made me quirk my eyebrow.


Ok, I couldn’t resist sharing. The garden continues it’s amazing development. While we finally said goodbye to the peas, that we still have a bag full, I might add, everything else is coming up like crazy! I hope you all enjoy the pics of a walkaround of the most awesome 2PhatGeeks garden ever. A special “Hello!” to all of you that are following this at Mel’s LiveJournal.

You Do Have a Right to Remain Silent

You hear a lot about free speech lately. Usually it’s someone complaining about some business or some person infringing on their right to exercise that free speech. Something I’ve noted about most of these complaints has always bugged me. Allow me to quote the actual First Amendment so we all start at the same place: