Night of the Doctor

Ah, so this explains things a bit.


Finally made the move to MovableType 5. Need to peek around inside and see what's what.

The Indestructible Jens Voight

There's a profile of Jens Voight over on the Mens' Health site. He talks about what it means to be a domestique and pro cyclist for 16 years:

Obviously, this sport is a very hard sport. If you only do it for the money you're not going to last very long. It's too hard to be a mercenary. You have to have passion inside of you. Passion in me feels like a high, full burning flame--it's not a tiny spark in the dark. It's still burning and I still love it. I'm not winning races like when I was on top, but I believe I'm still able to do my job, be among the best and be a valuable teammate. Every year you get a contract, you know that people still think you're worth it. And it's cool to hang out with all of your boys, get a shiny new bike every year and all of this equipment. You get paid to stay healthy and fit. When I'm riding a quiet little country road, I heard birds tweeting and think, I'm in my office now. How cool is that?

Favorite Jens saying? "Shut up, legs!"

Hello Nano

Apple's running an iPod Nano replacement program for first generation Nanos. Apparently their batteries are prone to overheating. I know I bought a nano years ago for Nike+ use, but wasn't sure what generation it was--first or second. Ended up using my iPod touch for the same purposes. Dug up the Nano and plugged it in and found the serial number after it finally had enough energy to boot up. Turns out I do have a first generation one. I must have bought it right when the second-generation ones came out. Looking forward to getting a new one, although I'm not sure what I'll do with it.


Time to relaunch the weblog, especially in these days of Twitter and Facebook.

The Great E-Mail Migration

Taking a big step today and migrating away from Eudora as my e-mail client. I'm giving Postbox a try. I've been with Eudora since 1992 or so, since version 2.x I think—I can't find a release date listing online. The process is a little complicated. I'm importing everything into Apple Mail on Snow Leopard, then moving messages (63K+) over to Postbox, then I'll create accounts in Postbox and start with new folders and filters there. No idea how attachments will work out. Guess we'll see. Decided to move over before Rosetta support gets dropped from OS X in 10.7. Here goes....

Musical Advent Calendar Day 9

Feels like the Bleak Midwinter these days.

Musical Advent Calendar Day 8

Since some shopping has already been done, time to get a head start on wrapping.

Musical Advent Calendar Day 7

From Jon Anderson's(!) Three Ships album from the early 80s.

Musical Advent Calendar Day 6

OK, two tracks by Billy May and his Orchestra today. First, let's start a movement to put the Santa Claus back in Christmas.


Bonus track: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Mambo by Billy May and his Orchestra.


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