The Caffeinated Penguin

musings of a crackpot hacker

Glad I’m not…

| March 30, 2011

A character in a Joss Whedon series.

Angel is the vampire with a soul, loses his soul, gets his soul back, then gets killed by Buffy.

Buffy has to be the slayer, kill Angel, explain everything to her mom – and then her mom flips and she has to go off on her own for a bit.

(And that’s as far as I’ve gotten in that).

In practically every episode, one of the crew of Serenity gets landed in the infirmary.. and then two of them get killed in the feature.

Productive weekend

| March 27, 2011

Kind of a lazy about the house weekend, but with us, that doesn’t mean nonproductive:

  1. Got the oil changed on my car, the inspection sticker affixed, and some misc detail repair (the 1 to 4 power adapter is remounted, etc.).
  2. While the oil was draining, I tidied up the garage a bit.
  3. Got the seed order squared away
  4. Emptied the compost buckets
  5. Played with dog
  6. Posted the generator instructions
  7. Made bread (maple oatmeal)
  8. Cleaned up and stowed the beer equipment in the basement
  9. Cleaned up the furnace room a bit (still needs more, and I need to add some more light fixtures back there)
  10. Assembled some more minis (Behemoth, Drago, Skarre)
  11. Made chicken and dumplings
  12. Watered the plants

I think that about covers it.

Hey, Mike Rowe and Ford…

| March 26, 2011

If you want to come by and try to get me to trade in my Golf, I’m more than willing to take one of the Fords for a test drive. I mean, Ford has a whole line of nifty diesel engines and they would definitely be competitive with the Golf….

if, you know, they were sold in the US…

Icky snow

| March 7, 2011

Half inch of sleety slush, topped by an inch of slush, topped by four inches of heavy, wet snow. The tractor worked fine, but got stuck several times, even with the chains and wheel weights. In some cases, I was blowing slushy mud.

The roads aren’t much better – there’s about half an inch of slush, kept liquid only by salt. So, they’re passable, but not really good.

Snow day

| March 7, 2011

There’s half an inch of ice, topped by about four inches of snow, and coming down at a rate of an inch or two an hour. Nothing is moving, and I figured it best to stay home. Hopefully, this will be the last of it. Two days of melt and rain turn into over a foot of snow.

I’m watching Defiance, and painting minis.

This weekend was relaxing. We bottled the last of the beer – a chocolate porter, played with dog, did some electrical work (split some of the basement lights on to another switch, so they don’t all need to be on at once, and then added a couple of pot lights to another area of the basement) which I’ve been wanting to get to for awhile. The lights are now laid out correctly for the new gaming table and beer draught system (not that we have these yet, but they will come). I am also going to add another light in my office, and a couple more in the back room, so as to have more light by which to work (in both places).