All a-Twitter

I’ve decided to finally give Twitter a try. My username is cursedstorm there also. Twitter widget coming soon. Once I start digging around for feeds, I think I will find more librarians using it than friends I talk to on a normal basis.



I just clicked on a PNG file and it opened in Fireworks. Finally! IT installed Adobe Design Premium CS4 on our work machines. Woo-ha! In other news, I’m looking to spruce up the blog. I’m seeking out new themes. I’m also debating whether or not to upgrade the Cursedstorm and Starrynight blogs to WordPress 2.7. […]


Holiday Break

Update on my previous post: the package turned up. Yay! Call off the dogs, Comrades. We had a nice Christmas spent at Mom and David’s. I got some nice goodies and I had more than enough money to get a camera. I’m still playing with settings and doing a lot of consulting in the manual […]


5 Years or $250,000

That’s the maximum penalty for mail fraud. This morning I tracked a package that was evidently delivered yesterday and “left at the front door” because the package didn’t need to be signed for. Russell just called to report that the package, a gift for someone, is no where to be found. In retrospect, I suppose […]

Holidays Musical Interlude

Tis the Season

For this Friday’s Musical Interlude, I thought I’d go with something seasonal. I’ve always liked Deck the Halls. This arrangement is pretty bad ass (and played by a truly bad ass horn line). Happy Solstice, Christmas, Festivus, etc., etc. Carolina Crown, July 2008(Yes, I’ve been waiting for months to post this.)

Books Diversions

A Zombie Christmas Carol

Mr. Fantastic Fiction is back over at Libba Bray’s blog. Huzzah for paragraph-long sentences! And zombies. In fact, Mr. FF believes that any piece of literature can be improved by the appearance of the undead. Mr. FF offers the following example (and many more): Moby Dick: Two words—Zombie. Whale. YES. Mr. FF issued the following […]



I noticed in the Google Language Tools this morning a new addition: Use the Google Interface in Your Language. Among the many available languages are Elmer Fudd, Bork, Bork, Bork, Pirate and Klingon.

Music Musical Interlude

That Which is Sacred

I think I may love these boys and girls. Carolina Crown and the final Passing of the Metronome (when the metronome is passed from pit to staff- more description in the comments at YouTube). Here’s a link to the same from a different angle.



A month later and I’m still sick. Last night marks the third night in a row that I haven’t slept soundly. No hot water this morning. OK, not ideal but something I can handle. I’ll just skip the hot shower and call in the problem after I get to work. I fall back asleep waiting […]

Health Life

Photos Up

I finally put up a few photos from vacation. It occurs to me that they are all of buildings and scenery. Russ and I don’t appear in any of them. If pressed, I suppose we have no real photo evidence that we were there at all. Too bad, I got a cute hair cut before leaving, […]