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Hallelujah

Couldn’t help it. After all, for today’s performance we will have about a 100 member-chorus, the city symphony, and four soloists (flown in from around the country[!]).

Christ is risen!

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I know, I know…

I’ve posted this before, but I’m on a big time Rush kick right now and it’s stuck in my head.

Snakes and Arrows is tied at second place with Clockwork Angels for “Favorite Rush Album.” First is Counterparts, which I think I’ve discussed before. Third is a three way tie between Vapor Trails (sound quality notwithstanding), 2112, and of course, Moving Pictures (I think every song on that album is on their “Greatest Hits” collection…).

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Why? WHYYYYY? Zed.

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Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris

My dad loved this album. We listened to it over and over back when it came out, but I haven’t since he died. Time to remedy that one…

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Sad…

Not really, I think this is pretty funny.

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Got tired of hacking and slashing, so instead moved to downloading and configuring files I don’t understand

Skyrim was getting a bit boring, and KSP is back to that point where I have pretty much unlocked all the parts and rumors of the next update are circulating, so I installed Fallout 3 again to shake things up.  Of course, when I install Fallout 3 I have to install as many mods as I can.  24 hours later I’m still trying to configure the mods so they play nice and I haven’t actually started a game yet.  You can definitely see the progress in game design from Fallout 3 to Skyrim when it comes to mods–I have never had any conflicts or problems with anything in Skyrim, but Fallout, being 3 years older, shows it’s age.  Oh well, I can feel myself getting close–it doesn’t immediately crash when I turn it on!

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Black

For all their reputation of a roudy drinking band, Gaelic Storm can do a fine dark ballad, too.

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Order up!

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January 25, 2014 · 08:27

I need to watch this one again

Life Aquatic is one of my favorite movies. Soundtrack is so weird.

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FOR ALL THE SCIENCE!

Opportunity is now ten years old and still trucking. Hell yeah! For all I complain about NASA’s weak, boring, PR-laden and extremely cost INeffective manned programs since the Apollo program ended, they know how to build a rover like no one else. This thing was supposed to work for three months.

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Donuts on the Moon

This is pretty much the coolest thing you’ll see all day:

seen first at TBSBFB.

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Axe

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It came a little bit rough around the edges, but that’s what the reviews all said and I was expecting it. Just sanded and oiled the handle and it already feels like it’s worth another 20 bucks. When I get around to sharpening up the blade, it’ll be up to a Bruks*! 

I’ve never done any wood finishing, it was kinda fun to see it go from “serviceable” to “smooth as a baby’s bottom.”

*ok, probably not, but still a dandy Swedish axe for half the price

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KSP

Well, CG has me going, so I thought I would show what I just accomplished in Kerbal Space Program. I researched everything in the new career mode, so rather than start over with an ambitious project of tracking my progress, I thought I would just show you my first manned landing to an extra-Kerbin location–Duna, the game’s Mars equivalent.

We join our mission in Kerbin orbit, at the fuel depot I have.

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Now, my Kittyhawk lander and Harpy Flyer are docked and ready to rock

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Bye, bye, Kerbin!  Bye, bye, Mun!

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[cut lots of fiddling with orbits and time acceleration]

Hello, Duna!

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Barely landed!  My parachutes didn’t open til 500 meters off the ground, if I hadn’t been running the engines at full blast I wouldn’t have made it.

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Jeb contemplating the big questions in life.  Like “since I had to burn all the way down, will there be enough fuel to get home?”

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I thought maybe I wouldn’t have enough fuel to get back home, but some fortuitous timing and the calculator on this website made it easy-peasy.

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Hey, I can see my house from here!

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And a gentle landing into the sea.

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All three, home safe and sound.  And I got 27 science, for recovering a vehicle that orbited Duna.  If I hadn’t been chicken and left my Kittyhawk in Duna orbit, it woulda been a might higher, but for now, science isn’t transferable between vehicles (look for it in the next update!).  But like I said earlier, I’ve already maxed out my research, so, like, whatever, huh?

There’s where Gurshel Spacecraft Corporation stands.  We’ll see where they go next.

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It’s Friday

QdrHDDon’t judge.

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