Fantastic Fate will be on the radio!

28 04 2004

Woohoo! A few years ago I did a bunch of parts in a radio drama/comedy/mystery something or other 😉 It’s going to be on the radio!
May 29th – June 19th, Saturdays at 3pm on 90.3FM KFAI, in Minneapolis, and 106.7 FM St Paul.
http://www.kfai.org/
Apparnetly they’re stored online in Real Audio format for 2 weeks after playing, so folks can hear them! Yay!
Or you can buy the CD’s here





Mom’s Upgrade, Phase 1

27 04 2004

It’s spring! Spring! Yay! KNow what that means?
No, not baseball, not walks in the woods, not hayfever.
It means it’s time to get my mom back on the ‘net.

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The new website is ready!

26 04 2004

After 2 months of development, debugging, and testing, the transition of the Stonekeep web site from static pages to Moveable Type is complete. Special thanks to Lisa for all her work on the new design, and to Razil and Catya for debugging and design suggestions. Also thanks to Pancua for the graphics help.
The new site is available here.





Evil friends and sailboats

23 04 2004

It’s not news that I’ve long wanted a sailboat. I inherited a love of sailing from my dad, but the last few years I haven’t had much of a chance to exercise it. We have a small Hunter 140 up in Maine, but it is really too small for me to handle (I actually outweigh the boat). We’re looking at replacing it with something easier to manage and that can take passengers comfortably.
The current top contender is a Hobiecat catamaran. The advantage here is that when the boat is sitting on the mooring in maine, it makes a -fine- swim platform 🙂 Go out, lie on the trampoline and just hang out 🙂 Can’t do that in a monohull. Least not a little 14′ fiberglass one.
Of course, my real love is in larger ocean-racing class boats. I have a particular weak spot for JBoats having sailed J-24’s and J-30’s while sailing at the Boston Sailing Center. In fact, the only time I ever took my father out sailing (incidentally also with my nephew – who is in that pic I pointed to above – was on a J24 in boston harbor. I even named my laptop ‘Jboat’ (we tend to use boatnames / types here at homeport, oddly enough) :).
Anyway, in chatting with a friend while at Lunacon I mentioned I’d love to get a J24, if I found one for, oh, around $5000. With a trailer. Ready to go. And wouldn’t you know it, the bastard went out and found me one.
That’s pretty close to what I was looking for. It needs cleaning, but doesn’t look damaged. The one thing it lacks is a motor, but since J-24’s use an outboard mounted on a sort of swinging platform on the transom, it’s easy to mount any long-shaft motor to it.
Of course, the reality of it is… well, a) I don’t have the money now. b) I’m not -making- the money I’d need to own that boat, and c) I don’t have any way to tow that boat. Maybe if we still had the Suburban, but 3500lbs on a trailer really requires a truck of some type.
Alas. Maybe I’ll just sell my motorcycle, buy that boat, park it in the driveway, and pine for a time I can really go sailing in it.





Oops

22 04 2004

Sorry bout that folks, we made a change to the LJ feed setup, which caused livejournal to assume all the posts happened just now. THis’ll make the postings look better (there was an extraneous link in there).





For everyone waiting…

21 04 2004

… to hear about how the Stressy Meeting I Was Nervous About went this (Tuesday) evening, it went fine. No major stress (in my direction), lots of good feedback from people, and things in place to complete the ‘things that broke’. Another meeting or two in the works to finalize, but we’re definately now headed in the correct direction. *PHEW!*





Sore. But good.

17 04 2004

I tell ya. For an older game staton (PS-1’s are about 6 years old now), for an old version of the game (released August 2002), for a goofy concept (“So, lemme get this straight. IT’s a video game. you plkay it on your tv. but you… dance? in front of it? like, on special pads… to club danc music? THisi s a joke, right?”) – the game is MIGHTY addicting, and a helluva lot of fun.
Besides, where else do you play a video game and burn off a couple hundred calories at every playing?
I’ve played more DDR in the last couple days than I have for a while. This is doing wonders for getting my legs in shape for biking this summer.