A phrase I never thought I’d hear on TV

I’ve started watching Pawn Stars recently. A good show that illustrates the crap you have is worth only as much as someone will pay for it. While this show features a lot of odd stuff, a gentleman wanting to sell his drag racer and trailer featured a phrase that I never thought I would hear […]

Roof Replacement

Dear Internet: Thank you for your help in selecting a color for my roof. I know that voter turn-out was light, but the results were close (9 to 8), but the favorite, Thunderstorm Grey pulled out a win. Before After Now as to why it took a year to post the results? Well, while a […]

This Week in St. Louis Sports

This was going to be a post about Albert Pujols and his stalled contract negotiations. I was going to give a compelling and well thought out argument that the Cardinals will be just fine without him. But then the Cardinals suffered a massive loss with the season (plus) ending injury to the Horse of the […]

Twitter anyone?

If you care to follow the ol’ Marktastic Site on Twitter, do it here: @TheMarktastic I have no clue as to what will be posted there as of now, but follow now for what I’m sure will be even less updates than you get through this master piece.

WordPress Weidness

So this site is published on WordPress. Generally, I love WordPress. It is a terrific publishing engine that has all but rendered my desire to create websites from scratch moot. I’d just like to address one thing I’d love tweaked. But I have run into this issue enough though lately that I figured I’d share […]

TrackMyShipments.com is no more

I’ve been using TrackMyShipments.com for some time to keep track of all the packages that arrive from Ebay, Amazon, etc. It was a handy tool to show you the status of shipments for USPS, UPS, FedEx and DHL in one place. After creating an account with TrackMyShipments.com, it went something like this: Buy something Get […]

How to backup and distribute Adobe Reader toolbars

I recently found myself building an SCCM package for Adobe Reader 9.4. Sure enough, I got it tested, packaged and distributed just as Adobe Reader X was released. I mention that only as a disclaimer that I don’t know if the following works with Adobe Reader X. After testing with a pilot group, some of […]

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 […]