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Jeremy R. Gilby

December 11, 2013

Football: Snow, Eagles, Lions, Wolverines, Wildcats, Bears, Vikings, Cowboys and Global Warming (Oh My!)

Filed under: Football,IFJ,Local @ 10:15:21 PM Tags:
From the "If-you-don't-block-you-don't-play" Department

It has been awhile since I posted about my favorite football team. (Last year was definitely not post-worthy) and this year started with disappointment, but after the Lions-Eagles SnowBowl, I was sucked into Football Fanboydom.

I loved watching that game. Even when the Eagles were losing (and losing badly) and the stats guys said the birds had a 6% chance of winning, after Jeremy Ross ran back a punt return, making the score 0-14.
So why was the game so fun to watch?

November 14, 2013

Jeremy’s Test Bar :: Fireball Manhattan

So in not so recent months, Fireball Whiskey has become the trendy liquor in most tasty-adult-beverage establishments.

Its okay. I’m a bourbon fan, and enjoy a good neat bourbon to relax with, and whiskey likewise. I tried Fireball and it tastes like its advertised. Trendy.

So I thought to myself, especially with the Holiday Season coming up, and bartenders are inventing new holiday cocktails. How could I intergrate this trendy liquor into a cocktail?

In the back of my head, the Manhattan was always looming.

October 6, 2013

Windows 7

Filed under: Geek-Fu,Mindless Banter,Personal @ 1:07:09 AM
From the "I'll-take-you-to-the-Seven-Seas-of-Rhye" Department

I hate Windows 8.
That is the end of the beginning of this post.

I abhor Windows 8.
I thought I hated Windows Vista, and I still do, but I absolutely detest Windows 8.

Don’t talk to me about Windows Me.

September 21, 2013

Be It Ever So Humble

From the "I'm-Gonna-Make-This-Place-Your-Home" Department

For the first time in almost three weeks, I’m “home”.

For those of you who came in late, I lost my home on the night of September 3rd, 2013, due to the events described in This Article. [I'm mentioned as "The fourth roommate".] Since that night, I’ve been living out of a glorified suitcase.

Until today.

August 12, 2013


Filed under: Mindless Banter @ 1:54:15 AM
From the "They-put-Michael-Vick-in-Prison-for-less" Department

Google informs me that today is the 126th birthday of Quantum Physicist pioneer and Cat-Hater, Erwin Schrödinger. If he had not died of Tuberculosis in 1961, he would easily be the oldest Quantum Physicist in the world.

I have often paid tribute to the father of the equation that bears his name. My favorite is the picture below:


April 21, 2013

WordPress 3.5.1

Filed under: Administrivia @ 1:26:27 AM Tags:
From the "Three-point-five er Three-point-five-point-one" Department

Okay Fools! I’ve finally upgraded to the WordPress 3.5 Platform.

For one, I’m getting tired of the damn Spam, which seems to prey on non-upgraded websites.

April 1, 2013

Hey Fools!

Filed under: Mindless Banter,Parodies @ 8:06:48 PM
From the ""My-face-is-OVER-HERE!"" Department

I’m not usually a participant of April Fool’s Day gags, but I stumbled on this idea last week, and Today was a fun day to play it out.

See, I have pretty good peripheral vision, and I can keep a straight face, while at the same time delivering an animated engaging conversation.

So when people would come up to my desk to ask a question, I would respond to them.
But I would not look directly at them, in fact, my gaze would not even come close. My entire body might face 30-45 degrees from the direction of inquirer, but my voice and body language as if I was talking directly at them, reacting at their reactions, nodding thoughtfully at their words, letting my face react to what they might say.

Observers thought the exchange was uncanny.

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