The latest from Tatertown

  • SAP and the Defamation of π

    I smell a conspiracy.  I’m not talking about the recent mysterious disappearance of a Malaysian airliner.  The conspiracy I have discovered is something far more insidious.  It’s an attack on the very fabric of geekdom.   I’m talking about the defamation of π.

  • Zakly what I needed

    I guess it’s time to dust off this long-neglected blog, since I have some horsey news that’s longer than a 2-line Facebook status. It will probably fall back into neglect after this, but here’s the scoop.

  • Quest for a Phone

    As a slave to technology, I just wasted spent an afternoon acquiring and activating a new (almost) iPhone 4. It turned out to be a much more arduous task than I anticipated, but I think it was worth it.

  • Moonlit Morning

    Today was my first hunt of the 2010-2011 season, which started three weeks ago. I’m in a mood to ramble a little more than can fit in a Facebook status update, so I might as well update the long-neglected blog.

  • Keep the Music Alive

    This afternoon, I made a small, unexpected but voluntary contribution to the Lexington street music scene. But the skeptic in me keeps wondering whether I was scammed socially engineered out of the price of a set of guitar strings, or whether I somehow luckily but unknowingly escaped from a more complicated, expensive con, or whether […]

  • Menagerie Musings

    After several years of my four-legged population being fairly stable (no pun intended), the last couple of years have seen some turnover, some of which has been noted here and some hasn’t. In the past 20 months, I’ve lost 3 dogs, acquired 3 dogs, and lost one horse. Since I’m killing time updating the blog […]

  • Hunt Season Summary

    The 2009-2010 foxhunting season ended with a very nice hunt on March 27, and I’m just now getting around to summarizing it here, not because my life has been filled with more exciting activities, but just because I’ve been lazy. (I still haven’t gotten around to cleaning the mud off my boots from that last […]

  • Miscellaneous Update

    This blog is still being sorely neglected, with only 2 entries so far this year. Since it’s a rainy weekend, curtailing outdoor activities, I’m faced with the choice of cleaning house, watching inane Derby blather on TV (if my TV even still works, I haven’t turned it on for months), or updating my blog. Housecleaning […]

  • Snow Woes

    Although Central Kentucky’s recent bout of winter weather was somewhat puny compared to the DC area’s recent Snowmageddon, it was not completely uneventful. And since I’ve had another extended spell of blogger’s block, I might as well break the silence with an account of some of the minor adventures created by the snowfall.

  • RIP Shadowfax – 1986 – Jan 6, 2010

    Today I said Goodbye to Shadowfax after a 22-year relationship full of amusement and frustration. I often said that he didn’t cost me an arm and leg, just a knee. He was an interesting horse, who probably had the potential to achieve much more than he did if he had better human handling. He was […]

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