Monthly Archives: April 2008

Let us bow our heads

And say goodbye to Albert Hoffman, the inventor/discoverer of LSD, who has died at the age of 102. Wiki. The Albert Hofmann Foundation. Erowid entry on LSD. Hofmann’s often-cited essay, “LSD, My Problem Child.” A conversation with Dr. Hoffman. I wouldn’t be who I am today without the experiences I had because of his experiments. […]

I’m a winnah!

So, I was a beta tester for the Microsoft Office Live product offering, and was entered in a sweepstakes to win a full version of Office Pro 2007…and it got here today! Wheee! I haven’t upgraded my Office software since the 2000 version. Theoretically, this one changes all kinds of stuff, so it’ll be interesting […]

Poor Limpy, shot dead.

Edit to add: The Fish and Wildlife Contact form is cleverly hidden. Here’s the direct url: http://www.fws.gov/duspit/contactus.htm The killing in the Greater Yellowstone region has already begun. One of the first victims: Wolf 253M — a celebrity wolf, affectionately known as “Limpy.” Nicknamed ‘Limpy’ because his back legs were crippled in a fight when he […]

An engineer’s guide to cats.

Dear Spammers,

No, I won’t cash a check for you, even if it is for 11 million dollars. Nor do I want to increase my girth, as I spend a lot of time eating yogurt and celery to do the direct opposite. Sure increasing my length would be nice, but then I’d have to get everything re-hemmed, […]