So, here we go, dipping a toe into this whole weblog thing all the kids are talking about.
It'll gradually take over from my woefully neglected original website.
I live in Boston, my interests include (in no particular order) science fiction, history, mystery novels, retro technology, politics, both local and national, [adult swim], the sciences, and just about anything else that catches my attention for more than a few moments.
Favorite TV series include COUNTDOWN, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report (are we seeing a trend here?), MythBusters, LOST, Futurama (soon to have NEW episodes!), The Venture Bros..
Favorite movies on DVD include The Matrix Trilogy, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, Office Space, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the Harry Potter series, the X-Men series, the two UNDERWORLD movies, Mystery Men, Sky Captain (A Doc Savage movie in every regard, save that Doc is not actually IN the movie) National Treasure (another pulp adventure), The Rocketeer (a movie that SHOULD have had Doc in it, as he was in the original comic book series!), Real Genius, The Night Stalker/The Night Strangler (Carl Kolchak, my hero!)
I also have some DVD box sets, The Lone Gunmen (Langley, Byers and Frohike. Also my heroes! "Whatever it takes!") The first season of The Venture Bros. and the complete Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. (Thanks, Keith!)
Personal info: straight white male. (not that there's anything wrong with that!)
56 years old. Currently unemployed, due to diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis and depression that does not respond favorably to any of the current medications.
It's not as bad as it sounds, though. I get by OK. Good days and bad days and days that are a combination of the two.
A recent self portrait can be seen here.
My computer is an elderly Macintosh Blue and White, currently running OS X, version 10.3.9, soon to be running 10.4.
My cousin surprised me this past Christmas with a gift of a digital camera! Currently, most of the saved images can be seen at Flickr.
Do not expect daily updates. I certainly don't!
Eventually, there'll be a "blogroll" of my favorite weblogs and weblogs of my friends.
Comments, if any, will remain largely unmoderated. Spam will be deleted. Otherwise, you'll have to REALLY work at being a dickhead to get moderated. Thank you for your kind attention!
I think that's all for now.