2015-03-19 Guide to the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest!


Sounds like a Broadway Musical! Somehow I kept thinking about the Armenian Genocide, though, which is pretty disrespectful of me, and almost certainly not what they were going for. All those melancholy grey set pieces and black and white photos of relatives, I guess? I like this song, though!

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2015-03-12 Tosca

At the Lyric Opera

March 3rd, 2015


The Lyric's version of Tosca was almost universally panned.

I loved it, myself, and I'll explain why in a bit. But the reviews were so unified in their dislike that my boss decided not to go. The fact that she is incredibly busy, a... more->

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2014-07-02 Cedar Point

On the last weekend of June I joined Cat's family for a trip to Cedar Point. Catherine, her brother Matt, Matt's girlfriend Mal, and I drove east from Chicago while her mother Ann, her sister Liz and Liz's friend Aurora, drove west from Rochester. We arrived at almost the same time in lovely Sandusky Ohio, where Catherine had booked us a cabin on the grounds of the amusement park.

Cedar Point claimed (continuously, on... more->

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2013-09-17 FIFA: Enemy Unknown

I assume that no one is reading this anymore, as I'm been doing all of my 'blogging on G+ for the past several years. That's not really a great platform, though, for a number of reasons.

Then again, this is a super-rickety structure that I built myself, while standing on it (so to speak), so it's not great either.

Anyway, you might be interested in this project I'm doing on Blogger: FIFA: Enemy Unknownmore->

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2011-11-10 Teen Crack Whores .com

Once upon a time, I worked as a web developer for a company in NYC (good old Learning Worlds!). Oftentimes I would need a theoretic example of an archetypal "bad website". You know, like, "we have to check for that, otherwise hackers will just break in and redirect it to 'teencrackwhores.com' and we wouldn't want that!"

One day, November 9th, 2001, to be precise, I actually went to teencrackwhores.com and, to my shock no one had registered it! Well, naturally I signed up for it, star... more->

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2011-09-29 The Temple

The Temple

This year there were two Temples at burning man. The big Temple, as always, was... more->
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2011-09-26 They tricked me! (:

One goal that I always have at Burning Man is to avoid being too pervy. Which is to say, there are a lot of pretty woman and a lot of good looking guys, and they aren’t always wearing a lot of clothing... but it's pretty important to remember that... more->

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2011-09-26 The Man, 2011

The Man means different things to different people, of course,... more->

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2011-09-26 Black Rock City Memories

Instead of attempting to write another long essay about Burning Man, I thought I'd write a series of smaller posts about particularly treasured memories from 2011. I also noticed that I had ninety or so photographs, and it seemed kinder to split them up then to simply dump them all here at once.

So far, I've written about:

2011-08-17 Financial Milestones!

Holy crap! I just updated my old Financial Milestones page from way back when, and it turns out that I have (with a lot of help from others, to be sure!) paid off ten thousand dollars since 2005. Not counting student loan payments, by the way--this is just straight up credit card and personal debt!

That is a non-trivial amount of money! It has often seemed like I wasn't making any progress at a... more->

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