29 January 2009


from here:

AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin drivers making their morning commute were in for a surprise when two road signs on a busy stretch of road were taken over by hackers. The signs near the intersection of Lamar and Martin Luther King boulevards usually warn drivers about upcoming construction, but Monday morning they warned of� "zombies ahead."

but i think my favorite bit is the section under the video, called "Your Guide to the Undead," with such classics as What is a zombie? and Zombie Survival and Defense Wiki.

22 January 2009

positive 51

that is the temperature on my first floor right now. i really hate my new high-efficiency furnace, given its proclivity to conk out (where "conk out" can be read as "fail utterly").

at least the repairman is here now. brrrrrr......

16 January 2009

negative 15

it's currently -15 F here, and that's not even factoring in windchill. i think we're right at the point where my car won't start.

i should get 3 "it's just too fucking cold to leave the house" days per year at work.

update: yep, this is the first i've not been able to start the car, iirc. after letting it sit all day in the sun, and temps way up to -2, i was able to start it without issue.

05 January 2009

steel curtain

i was reading on sports illustrated today that the steelers' defense is good. something which many of us suspected. though i enjoy their number one-ness with such things as fewest yards allowed and fewest points allowed, i was actually pretty impressed by this stat: in the 2008 season, the steelers have allowed neither a 100-yard rusher nor a 300-yard passer.

that's pretty awesome.

i don't dare guess how far they'll make it this playoff season (indeed, they seem to be a better playoff team on the road than at home), but i will say they seem to live or die by Roethlisberger. so here's hoping he has a good playoff run.

update: looks like Rivers threw for 308 yards. i'll take the win :-)