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The Oddness of American Yard Signs

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:30:11 +0000

I don’t “get” American yard signs. 2010 Yard Signs St. Paul, Mn by Mpls55408 via Attribution Engine. Licensed under CC NC. Do you know which parties these candidates stand for? What their policy positions are? Can you believe that it’s quite likely that both candidates pictured represent the same party?! This is standard American political campaigning (this … Continue reading The Oddness of American Yard Signs



Brief update on the Adult Recreational Soccer League

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:30:07 +0000

An update to this post: For the past couple of seasons, we’ve been playing on the VT (artificial) Turf fields, which are frankly amazing compared to what we used to play on. The price has gone up a small amount, but personally I consider it worth it. You can also find pick-up games at the … Continue reading Brief update on the Adult Recreational Soccer League



Adult Soccer League in Blacksburg, New River Valley

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:43:37 +0000

Registration is still open for a few more days at http://sports.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=394114. I’ve written about the league before.



Wayfinding in Food Lion is really bad

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 23:40:27 +0000

Wayfinding in Food Lion (my local grocery store) is really bad. It’s surprisingly bad. The most egregious fault is that the list of items you’ll find in an aisle is different depending on which direction you’re coming from! To know what’s in an aisle you have to stand at the end and look up to … Continue reading Wayfinding in Food Lion is really bad



BBWorld 2015

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 02:11:12 +0000

Just arrived at the hotel. DevCon starts tomorrow. I’m in a bit of a bad mood. The drive up was horrendous. Dense traffic the whole way from Blacksburg, with multiple slow-downs all the way, and stoppages at Staunton and of course on 95 from Fredericksburg on up. Near DC it just got worse, but really … Continue reading BBWorld 2015



Emails my daughters’ school might have sent…but didn’t

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:04:59 +0000

I have no clue what’s going on… I’ve always assumed that part of the reason I have no clue what is going on at my daughters’ schools is that we’re in separate households. It’s becoming clearer that no, it’s not that. Our local school system is just pretty awful at communicating with parents….I mean, really, really … Continue reading Emails my daughters’ school might have sent…but didn’t



Federal GSA Per Diem Calculator

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 00:18:01 +0000

In my spare time recently I’ve been working on a small programming project, which is now live at http://www.perdiemcalc.net/. It’s an extension of work I began many years ago when I was at Wytheville Community College (WCC). History As I describe on the About page, the issue I had at WCC was a constant back … Continue reading Federal GSA Per Diem Calculator



Selling My Car: 1996 Honda Accord

Sun, 07 Sep 2014 15:50:05 +0000

I’m selling my car. It’s a silver (officially Heather Mist!) 1996 manual Honda Accord with 326,000 miles on it. It’s in pretty good shape. It was in an accident in the late 90s when someone pulled out in front of it, but otherwise it hasn’t had any accidents that I can recall. There are no … Continue reading Selling My Car: 1996 Honda Accord



Soccer in Blacksburg

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:40:16 +0000

If you search for soccer (football/calcio/futbal/fútbol/Fußball) in Blacksburg, you will probably quickly see that the high school has a great tradition of success for both girls and boys. If you look at Virginia Tech, the women’s team is excellent, the games are free, parking is good, and they are excellent to watch. The men’s soccer … Continue reading Soccer in Blacksburg