So, as a follow-up to my last post, here is the situation:
Yup, the master card finally kicked the bucket, limiting my resolution to 800 x 600 and putting those funky-arsed static lines across my screen.
The technical details is that I have a ~5ish year old Dell XPS desktop tower with two NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 512MB cards in it SLI’d together (which, for those not familiar with the term, basically [...]
Alright, I am officially not a fan of North Carolina. Since moving to this state…
- My DSLR has broken (refuses to auto-focus). – My printer has died (printer head went kaput, and those cost more than printers). – My new-to-me Land Rover Defender’s engine detonated for no apparent reason. – My desktop’s video cards are exhibiting all the classic symptoms of spontaneously combusting in the near future (no, I do not overclock, and yes, [...]
I will freely – and proudly – admit that I did not watch Obama’s pontificating to the American public this morning. I may be unemployed, but I definitely have better things to do.
I will likewise admit that I have not read a great deal of aftermath recapping or reporting… and my blood pressure thanks me for that.
That said, from my admittedly limited point of view, it would appear to me that [...]
All patch orders I have received are in the mail as of today.
For those folks who were paying me in a non-PayPal fashion, I have only received payment from one of you, I already shipped that order out, and I think the recipient already received it. If you sent me money and I have not sent you a patch yet, please drop me an email and we will work it out.
So take a look at the receipt to the left; it is a pretty standard product of someone who has cheap tastes and not a lot of money to spend on alcohol. You will have to forgive the Burnett’s Vodka – it is my intentions to see if I can use that as a base to make gin that tastes better than the New Amsterdam stuff but comes out cheaper. I will probably fail, [...]
There are laws against murder. People are still murdered every day.
There are laws against exceeding the speed limit. People still speed every day.
There are even laws against serving alcohol at bingo games. … Well, I got nothin’ on that one, actually.
The point of all of this is to observe, and hopefully educate, that laws do not stop crime. They cannot. They have not. They will not.
Remember that awesome new logo Oleg Volk dreamed up and I somehow managed to cobble together?
Remember how I promised I would make up patches of that logo?
Remember how the shipment was on its way?
And remember how fundraisers, moves, job hunts, and busted-ass vehicles got in the way of me actually selling the bloody things?
Well, ok, you might have missed that last item, but not the repercussions of [...]
This Is The End: Jesus Christ on a Pogo Stick, people actually paid money to see this in the theater? Willingly? Consciously? And then they brought it back to the theaters to have another run?
And, hell, I wasted $1.20 to watch it myself; Redbox should count themselves lucky they do not have a return policy.
(Yes, this review was over one sentence in length, but the movie was that [...]
Take a look at the image to the left.
If your semi-automatic, .22LR-caliber handgun can happily feed the cartridge on the right of the image all day long without hardly a hiccup or a concern, but patently refuses to do anything useful whatsoever with the cartridge on the left, you are doing it wrong.
No, I have never designed a firearm. No, I have never really built a firearm; I have, however, assembled [...]
Let me tell you a story, though an admittedly dry, boring one.
Regular readers will know that I am a United States Navy veteran*, and, specifically, a Surface Warfare Officer; in short, this means I directed other people to drive ships around oceans. However, while ships are in port, they have something called a “quarterdeck”; I have no idea what happens to the quarterdeck when the ship is underway, but think of it like [...]
Not sure if any of my readers would be interested, but if anyone is looking for a contemporary, 3000+ square-foot, 4 bedroom / 2.5 bathroom, two-floor-plus-finished-basement house on half an acre that recently had its kitchen, living room, dining room, powder room, and master bathroom completely renovated from the floor panels up and that is very convenient to West Knoxville shopping, let me know.
I might have a lead on one…
I went out to wheel our trash and recycling to the curb this morning (yay for living somewhere that does not actually charge you to recycle… aside from the higher property and income taxes, of course), and was confronted with these guys, one chilling under each can:
No idea what either is (aside from “snake”), and by the time I had secured a better camera than my phone, both had slithered off [...]
This probably comes as no surprise to some of my readers, but I grew up in a very conservative family, and for many years, I had a… shall we say "less than salutary" view of homosexuals, transgenders, queers, and all of the rest of the terminologies and categories people can fall into other than "straight and square". I would not say I was homophobic, per se, simply because they did not frighten me, but rather [...]
I am never again moving into a not-brand-new house/apartment/etc without first steam cleaning the carpets. Repeatedly. We have vacuumed, steam cleaned, vacuumed, vacuumed, steam cleaned, and vacuumed a single bedroom, and dust bunnies – drowned and otherwise – are still being pulled out of the carpet. Good times.
Irrespective of employment (since it was Better Half’s job that brought us here), I can only come up with one reason (you can purchase wine in [...]
“Did you just see that guy walking out of the store wearing a skirt carrying a gun?”
Sometimes it’s amusing to have ears that can “hear paint dry”, to quote the person who treated them.
Yesterday, I received this email, twice, with the subject of “we want your blog – http://wallsofthecity.net”:
My name is David Smith and I work for GunAuction.com. Your website, http://wallsofthecity.net has sparked our interest. Recently we have realized that we are in need of high ranking blogs about guns. Our company is working to build a blog network that will be seen by millions. With gun rights under attack, we want to create [...]
How is it that “court costs” are fully six times the amount of a citation fee?
For that matter, how are there court costs at all if you waive the hearing and eat the citation?
Oh well. Looks like my first ever speeding ticket has been achieved in a rented Jeep Compass; sadly, the state trooper’s incredulity at my getting that heap up to the speed he recorded did nothing to get me out [...]
Based on personal experience and for a plethora of reasons I am simply not going to get into on here, if I should ever find myself in the market for an early-model, older, non-American, or otherwise importable Land Rover again, I will not be using GMR 4×4 out of Charlotte, VT. I wish I could tell you who I would use, but I have insufficient experience with any other company. Although, really, this whole experience [...]
Remember that Pre-Production Mustang Bullitt I have for sale? It is still for sale, it is still awesome, and its asking price is down to $20,000 or best offer. Its mileage just went past 67,000, but aside from that, nothing much else has changed. This car needs to be gone out of my driveway by the end of the month, so make whatever offer you feel like you can back; I am willing to entertain [...]