Monday, July 3, 2006

Thy Name Is Vanity

Hmm.

hick0088@garnet ~>$ last
[...]
bend0075  pts/29       207-67-87-34.sta Wed Jun 28 14:48 - 14:48  (00:00)
wain0001  pts/3        64-148-59-82.ads Wed Jun 28 14:46 - 19:02  (04:15)
edenx001  pts/96       x101-199-138.cla Wed Jun 28 14:45 - 15:59  (01:14)
doh       pts/87       atlas.socsci.umn Wed Jun 28 14:44 - 16:19  (01:34)
leonard   pts/65       leonard1.nts.umn Wed Jun 28 14:44 - 08:51 (1+18:07)
smiile    pts/3        c-24-118-198-187 Wed Jun 28 14:40 - 14:41  (00:00)
troy0005  pts/52       209-240-88-34.st Wed Jun 28 14:40 - 14:52  (00:12)
frede005  pts/69       x101-215-48.ej10 Wed Jun 28 14:38 - 15:23  (00:44)
corne001  pts/69       x94-152-169.ej10 Wed Jun 28 14:38 - 14:38  (00:00)
^C
hick0088@garnet ~>$

Bah, I always do that when I'm bored. Wait.. 'doh'?

hick0088@garnet ~>$ finger doh
Login name: doh                         In real life: Dong J Oh
Directory: /home/d/doh                  Shell: /bin/tcsh
Last login Mon Jul  3 04:00 on pts/54 from atlas.socsci.um
New mail received Mon Jul  3 07:01:10 2006;
  unread since Mon Jul  3 04:00:54 2006
No Plan.
hick0088@garnet ~>$

Oh... My... That's pretty funny ;-)

Posted by mike at 10:35 AM | Internet | Comments (0)

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Aroo! I'm Nixon's Head!

Whenever I hear the phrase "kangaroo court", I end up thinking about Captain Kangaroo.

Posted by mike at 10:29 AM | Politics | Comments (0)

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Rare Word Watch: Yare

Occasionally unusual words and phrases start popping up with unusual regularity in news articles, get used for a while, then fade. Vis--vis was popular back in my freshman year of college, for instance, but I haven't seen that for quite a while.

Here we have a Los Angeles Times article about the Tesla Roadster:

The event where Tesla was offering its first 100 "signature edition" cars for $100,000 apiece felt like automotive history, and I have the feeling that one day I'm going to be very glad I bothered to attend. The yare and sleek carbon-bodied sports car is, by my reckoning, the first plausible electric automobile of the 21st century. And, without electrics, the 22nd century is going to be very rocky indeed.
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  yare \yare\ (y[^a]r), a. [OE. yare, [yogh]aru, AS. gearu; akin
     to OS. garu, OHG. garo, G. gar, Icel. gerr perfect, g["o]rva
     quite, G. gerben to tan, to curry, OHG. garawen, garwen, to
     make ready. Cf. {Carouse}, {Garb} clothing, {Gear}, n.]
     Ready; dexterous; eager; lively; quick to move. [Obs.] "Be
     yare in thy preparation." --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

           The lesser [ship] will come and go, leave or take, and
           is yare; whereas the greater is slow.    --Sir W.
                                                    Raleigh.
     [1913 Webster]

Well, someone was making use of their thesaurus...

Anyway, plenty has happened since I last posted. I got a new car. I sold an old car. My brother visited. My family and I saw art cars and visited the Guthrie (we saw Loni Anderson acting touristy). I watched F1 Powerboat racing on the Mississippi River. See my Flickr page if you don't believe me.

Posted by mike at 10:13 AM | Car , Family , News , TV | Comments (0)