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ArtLung posts tagged with “Virginia” ·

  • Progeny Film Festival; Blacksburg

    This past weekend Leah and I went down to Blacksburg and attended (most of) the Progeny Film Festival. These were student and community-made films and they showed real promise. I have a soft spot for student film. The Festival was held at The Lyric Theater, which has an interesting history. The film I liked best…

  • Roanoke Users Groups

    I’ve spent some time yesterday compiling a list of users groups here in Roanoke, Virginia. I’ve placed that at When we first arrived here in late November I was quite happy to have found the Roanoke .NET Users Group, though the fact that I’m not particularly a Microsoft developer is a hindrance to my…

  • It Is So Green Here / Laptop Bummerville

    It’s noon here, which means it’s nine ante meridiem back in California. It’s odd to think about that difference. Meanwhile, I’m a little bummed because my laptop is going wonky. It’s an iBook G4:    Anyone seen this kind of “melting screen” effect. Happens at random. I suspect it’s the hard drive crashing and grinding….

  • Third Best Comic Book Store Ever

    While I was visiting Washington D.C. last week, my sister and I wandered around Georgetown a bit. In so doing one of the places we went was a place my sister had never been — Big Planet Comics. Now, I’ve lived all over. And I’ve been to a lot of comic book stores. My compliment…

  • Lines & Grauman’s & Unintended Consequences

    They’re lining up at Grauman’s Chinese For Star Wars 5, Er… Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Which reminds me of my Super Simple Countdown in PHP and of course my ancient R2. Fun fact: I was living in Alhambra California in 1977 with my parents. My Mom was pregnant with my sister….

  • Ramble about Vince

    Tomorrow morning my friend Vince will go in for surgery to address a tumor in his head near his pituitary gland. Vince is the fellow on the right in this picture. Vince was a big mentor to me in Respiratory School, and in some ways I was to him too. We have had many very…

  • I have a Bacon number of 3.

    I checked it with The Oracle of Bacon at Virginia. I was an extra in Up From the Depths (1979) with Sam Bottoms Sam Bottoms was in Gardens of Stone (1987) with Elias Koteas Elias Koteas was in Novocaine (2001) with Kevin Bacon Therefore, my Bacon number is 3. What’s this about?

  • Additionally, my mother is in town from Virginia…

    Additionally, my mother is in town from Virginia. And last week, Jenny’s mom was in town from Miami.

  • Watched parts 1 and 2 of Band of Brothers

    Watched parts 1 and 2 of Band of Brothers [ based on the book of the same name ] last night. My father is in town from Virginia, and he was a veteran of Vietnam and served in the 101st Airborne Division. My father is a history buff, and has read on the history of…