Monday, May 10, 2021

Ted Lasso Easter Egg - Victory

We were re-watching Ted Lasso last night and during the Season 1 Episode 7 "Make Rebecca Great Again," the name of the goalie for Richmond's opponent caught my eye. Coach Beard was writing it on a whiteboard. I had to lookup the other names, but, sure enough, this is the line up from the 1981 movie Victory (Escape to Victory) with Sylvester Stallone and Pele. Stallone plays the goal keeper, Robert Hatch.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

A Hazard

 You might be GenX if your inner middle schooler completely lost their shit just now.

Friday, December 11, 2020

Small Bears


From Hold Everything: Stormtroopers Have Discovered Tactics:

"Stormtroopers also demonstrated their willingness to break off and chase whatever came their way, with very little discipline, which is how an army of small bears nearly wrecked one of Vader’s legions on the Forest Moon of Endor. So the modicum of tactical acumen that stormtroopers displayed last week came as a genuine shock."

Friday, November 20, 2020

$1.99 - Lord of the Rings Trilogy in One Volume (Kindle Edition)

Today only, you can get all three books (Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King) in a single Kindle volume for $1.99.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020


Monday, October 5, 2020

Bigger Problems

While I get the point, I think there is something to be said for priortizing.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

A Goal

Be curious, not judgmental.

That quote is often attributed to Walt Whitman, but I can't find the original source.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Monday, August 31, 2020

DJI Drone Factory

 A rare peek inside a DJI factory

Like most manufacturing, there is a testing/quality control process at the end... for the drones, this means literally flying off the assembly line!

Via DC Rainmaker

Monday, August 24, 2020

Cobra Kai on Netflix #cobrakai #hashbrown

I watched the first two seasons on YouTube, but they will be on Netflix starting August 28. Excited to watch Season 3 in 2021.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Thursday, August 13, 2020


When I unsubscribe from an e-mail list and I get a message like this:

"You have successfully unsubscribed from our mailing list. We are sorry to see you go. We will process your request in the next 10 days."

I always go back to Gmail and flag the message as spam. Ten days! Bogus.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Space Force

Speaking of space, Space Force talked about their logo and lots of folks thought it looked like they ripped off the Star Trek imagery.

(I know this old news, but I'm just catching up.) 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Summit Fighting COVID

The fastest supercomputer in the US is being used to fight COVID. Summit is in my backyard at the Oak Ridge National Lab. I was surprised by all the haters in the comments. I would think folks would want every resource possible working on a way to get us out of the pandemic. 

Monday, August 3, 2020

Star Wars Titles

Sunday, August 2, 2020


The last couple of weeks have been "Space" themed. We've watched The Martian, Apollo 13, and Armageddon. (Amazing how many flights require a space craft to do a slingshot maneuver.)

Also, we watch the International Space Station go overhead one night. It was amazing how bright it is. We streamed the Dragon departure from the ISS yesterday and hope to catch splashdown today.

And there was this: