Category Archives: Egocentric

Niaga Ton!

In my continuing quest to vent my irritation at the mistakes of everyone in the world but me, I’ve written here about strange messages from machines (mojay and NO2), and, more recently, about things that are printed backwards by people … Continue reading

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It’s a Hoax, a Fake, a Flim-Flam, a Humbug, a Canard, even!

So there’s an email floating around the Intertubes that purports to show a Boeing B-52 Stratofortress being transported on an aircraft carrier. The image is accompanied by the following text: While this may look like a gag shot, it is … Continue reading

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The Devil is in the (Inattention to) Details

Last year, I was beset (if something happens twice, I can say it beset me, right?) by strange messages from vending machines – a gas pump that asked me to remove my NO2 and a stamp machine that prompted me … Continue reading

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From Out of the Clear Blue of the Western Internet …

Comes Sky King! Sky King was a television series that ran in the US in the 50’s (see the Wikipedia link above for the convoluted history of networks and run times) that was based on a radio series by the … Continue reading

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AirVenture 2008 – Day 3.1: Wait! What About Days 2 and 3?!?!

They’re coming, honest. In the meantime, I wanted to share the breaking news of whom I was quite pleased to have met tonight, thanks to some mutual acquaintances. I didn’t ask to have a picture taken, though naturally I was … Continue reading

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Mike – We Have a Guest! We are NOT Going to Taco Bell!

“If you’re ever in the Bay Area, you should head out to the Nut Tree and say hello to Duncan Miller … he’s been around a long time … still flies, and has hangars full of interesting stuff. If you’re … Continue reading

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Recent Feedback, Part 2: The Jaw-Droppingly Peculiar Kind

Note: Anything in the following that might remotely resemble an opinion is mine and mine alone, and reflects neither the stuff nor the things of the Microsoft Corporation, its subsidiaries, associates, customers, antitrust investigators, or anyone who ever has or … Continue reading

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