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The following is a list of all entries from the Random Buggery category.

And the stars on the battlefield shiver in tears, a dead-bright lesson from a thousand light-years…

…because ripping off song lyrics for a blog post title is the thing these days. I mean, all the cool kids are doing it!

So, it seems that Mike has kicked the bucket. Ahh well, it was coming, I suppose. I mean, Nick seems to have quit blogging, and neither Mike nor myself had posted in quite a while. Still, it pains me to see that I’m the last one of us who’s “still alive”, so to speak, or maybe it doesn’t. This sentence no verb. I suppose the reader would wonder if I could be expected to quit any time soon, but the fortunately, or perhaps unfortunately as the case may be, I’ll keep on blogging ’til the end of time, or at least when I get bored of it. As one can gather, that time has not yet come. Mike has also mentioned something about a “joint political blog”, something I seem to be invited to contribute to. Of course, I’d love to. Further bulletins as events warrant.

To bring this disorganized and rather shoddy post to a close, I’d just like to let my fans, or lack thereof, know that I’m still alive and will hopefully not stop blogging here for quite a while.

Also: fear it.


His path was marked by the stars of the Southern Hemisphere…

So…yeah. I realize I haven’t posted for quite a while, I’m still alive, just had a lot going on, what with the end of the semester and such. I’m satisfied, how about you?

Other then trying to patch up my end-of-the-semester grades, something which took more work then I had hoped, I’ve just been hanging around, playing various video games, and listening to more Paul Simon then is probably healthy, something you’d already know if you read the post title, or checked out  my profile, where my various musical obsessions can be tracked and tabulated for your examination. Speaking of music, those of you who know me well will know my tastes can be labeled as “very eclectic”, which in English means “I will listen to anything”, from Green Day to the aforementioned Mr. Simon, from Linkin Park to Steve Savitzky, so be prepared to be surprised.

Enough talk of music, I’m sure nobody actually cares what games I play, but I’ll use this section of the post to plug Vega Strike, the open-source space trading and combat simulator, which is awesome. It may not be graphically advanced, but it’s pretty good for an open source game, and ’tis free. What can beat free video games?

Yeah, I guess that’s all for now, and I’ll bring this post to a close with the assurance (or perhaps it’s a warning?) of more rants to come in the near future. Oh, and expect the site to update soon, with a links section and stuff.


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Beer is the source of technology and civilization.

According to Gizmodo:


Scientist Declares Beer as the Source of Civilization and Technology, Nobody Is Surprised

This is a post that Gizmodo’s resident hops philosopher Travis should have written, but as he’s sleeping one off it’s been left up to me. Charlie Bamforth, a British academic who holds the most fabulous of titles—the University of California’s Anheuser Busch Endowed Professor of Brewing Science—claims that without beer, we would be without computers, the iPod, Silicon Valley and the space program…

Read more here. What kind of buggery is this? I thought it was kinda funny, at first, but the really strange part is that this is a real, genuine, scientific theory. What will they think of next? On the other hand, though, it actually kinda makes sense, once you read through it a couple times. One thing’s for sure, though: It kinda screws up the GNU’s motto, “Free as in speech, not as in beer”.

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