Entries by Mark

So I Am Supposed to Update This Site, Right?

I sure do suck at making time to keep this site updated in any semblance of a reasonable frequency. Perhaps, I’ve been reading too many books lately. As such, I’ll throw out a few book recommendations to tide you over until I start writing more! Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century […]

In Honor of a St. Louis Holiday: Opening Day with Harry Caray

The home opener in St. Louis is practically a holiday. No one gets anything done as anticipation of the impending season distracts everyone from St. Louis from even a modicum of real work. In honor of that, I bring you Harry Caray, sort of. Go Cards!

Shingle Color Help

Dear Internet: My house is in need of a new roof and I am stuck picking out a shingle color. Thus, I turn to you, wise Internet, to lend your assistance to help whittle down the choices of shingle color. Here is a photo of the house:

Books for Sale

I recently realized that most of the books I own will never be read again by me (if I ever read them in the first place). As such, I’m selling them all. Please see below for a  list of books for sale. I’m willing to ship books (via UPS), provided you paypal me the money, […]

Windows Server 2008 R2 Random Lockups on VMWare ESX

So the nerd level of this post is slightly higher than normal, but I have recently been working on a couple of Windows Server 2008 R2 systems. The machines are running on VMWare ESX 3.5. Randomly, and usually while browsing the Start Menu or Windows Explorer, the system would hang. It was still responsive to […]

Lunarpages Sucks! – A New Host Recommendation: Dreamhost

About a year ago, I recommended to you, the handful of readers of Marktastic, that Lunarpages was a great place to host a website. This site was initially hosted there. I want to apologize for any of you that took my word and went with Lunarpages. They are awful. I found quickly after this site […]

Dear St. Louis Blues: Please finish your games!

Dear St. Louis Blues: I love you. I really do. You’ve been my hockey team for a long time. I’ve put up with a lot of mediocrity. I’ve put up with those God awful jerseys that had way too much red in them. For a time, I bought into the notion that simply making the […]