the Andrew Bailey

a former Buckeye trying to figure things out

Stinkbugs

Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't see you there. There seems to be an infestation of stinkbugs going on over here.

Cedar Point Skyline, from Flickr user Andrew 94

Cedar Point

Last Wednesday, I went to Cedar Point for the fourth time in my life. I have been there twice in the past 10 years. I was technically "there" when I was about 5 or so; that's a bit too young to really enjoy the place. This time, I went on rides that I had not been on.

Verizon FIOS, part 2

I just upgraded my FIOS to the new "quantum" speeds.

Operation Bearlove

Yesterday, I came around to The Oatmeal to see if there's anything new. When the site eventually loaded, there was, but not the usual funny comic. I have never seen Oatmeal be so slow before. I had apparently come by two hours into "Operation Bearlove Good Cancer Bad".

Reprise of the Good Old Days?

Several months ago, I was pondering about the good old days, as one is wont to do. But it wasn't good enough, I wanted to define exactly when this was.

State of the Andrew Bailey

All I wanted was to transfer my driver's license; I didn't want an epic quest. So I go the the PA License Bureau on the 18th. It's closed for President's Day, even though this is Saturday, not Monday. In the 2 minutes I was there, 5 other people walked up and jiggled the door. Looks like I wasn't the only one.

MPAA and Lies

Only days after the White House and chief sponsors of the legislation responded to the major concern expressed by opponents and then called for all parties to work cooperatively together, some technology business interests are resorting to stunts that punish their users or turn them into their corporate pawns, rather than coming to the table to find solutions to a problem that all now seem to agree is very real and damaging.