Friday, November 30, 2007


Woke up this morning to discover about 4 inches of snow had fallen overnight. We get more lake effect snow being closer to Lake Michigan and all, so no storm system required. It was wet enough snow that the elementary school on my drive to work had several snowmen in its playground from the kids' 20 minute morning recess.

If the artificial pond in our back yard freezes over, I'm definitely using it as a stage for Calvin and Hobbes snowmen tributes.

Monday, November 26, 2007

All quiet on the western front

One of the advantages to working at the second-largest venue in town is that the acts who perform there are not likely to result in hysterical fights over tickets. For example: Hannah Montana. This is from the Wikipedia article on her upcoming "Best of Both Worlds Tour":
A Ticketmaster official said, "Hell hath no fury like the parent of a child throwing a tantrum. People who have been in this business for a long time are watching what's happening, and they say there hasn't been a demand of this level or intensity since the Beatles or Elvis.

Yeeesh. As popular as Fall Out Boy may be, this does not happen quite so much at the DeltaPlex.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Secret Cardinal Trailer

The trailer is finally on YouTube. Spread the word.

Monday, November 05, 2007

A case of the Mondays

Work today involved buying a new DSL modem and router and configuring them to work across the entire building. This was basically an eight-hour troubleshooting session. I saw a Best Buy ad for 1gb sticks of RAM for $35 and decided buying a couple would brighten my sour mood. They were surprisingly cheap, RAM is the oldest part of my computer, and I could use some more now that I'm designing full-page magazine ads for the DeltaPlex(!).

It sounded too good to be true, and it was. I bought DDR2, which I learned after a struggle, is not compliant with my DDR-based motherboard. At least the engineers shifted the pin a few millimeters so I wouldn't be able to turn it on and fry anything. I just couldn't win today.