Keith Gets Published!!!

Yes, that’s right – the great Keithius is taking his first steps on TAKING OVER THE WORLD by influencing public opinion.

Yes, that’s right – the great Keithius is taking his first steps on TAKING OVER THE WORLD by influencing public opinion.

See my greatness at work in this article, a letter to the editor of the Sentinel & Enterprise paper here in Fitchburg & Leominster. Yay for me!!

Sentinel & Enterprise Online – Letters to the Editor

Snow & Stuff

Anyway, the obvious stuff: it snowed. It snowed A LOT. I drove in the snow. It was fun! AWD is such a cool thing, there was literally NOWHERE I couldn’t go. I love my Outlander!!

Current mood: Caffinated

Currently listening to: Super Metroid ‘All the World in One Girl’ OC Remix

Wow. What a week it’s been since I last wrote here!

Anyway, the obvious stuff: it snowed. It snowed A LOT. I drove in the snow. It was fun! AWD is such a cool thing, there was literally NOWHERE I couldn’t go. I went up Mt. Vernon St, up all the hills I could find in fact; none of them could hold me back, even when they were compacted snow with no sand AT ALL. Ice? Whatever – I drove on. I even got to do some radical donuts down in the Civic Center – with the hand brake, whee! I think I got close to a true axial 360 – but I’m not sure. On Sunday, when the storm was over, there was a LOT of snow down in the Civic Center, and I took Amanda there to teach her the finer points of snow driving, and to have her get used to how the car feels in the snow. However, there was so much snow that it actually came up higher than the front fenders on the car! So, I drove into it anyway, and didn’t get stuck at all (although turning was a bit tough). Isn’t AWD sweet? Amanda praticed on the better-plowed portion of the lot, and then I had her go out onto the roads (which were pretty good by this point, but still slippery – and this is Fitchburg after all, which isn’t renowned for its plowing abilities). She did VERY well, I must say, which is a relief to me. All in all, the snow storm was fun, fun, and more fun. The car preformed impecably – which is what I was hoping for.

I’ve been very zombie-like lately; work is really doing a number on my conciousness. Long days of driving (snow doesn’t do much for traffic I’m afraid), and long days of support (which is down a bit, thanks to my MAD PR0GR4MM1NG SK1LLZ) followed by long nights of programming (hax0ring).

Something tells me I had a lot more on my mind this morning, but I tend to forget all of that by the time I actually have a free minute to write my thoughts down. Oh well.

-Keithius

Zombie-week

On Sunday I went outside and found that I had a flat tire. It was freezing out and the wind was really cold, but I put the mini-spare on and drove down to John Fitch Highway to get it fixed.

Current mood: Calm

Currently listening to: the wind

I’m re-writing this in a terse, shortened version because I lost my previous post due to internet problems. Argh.

On Sunday I went outside and found that I had a flat tire. It was freezing out and the wind was really cold, but I put the mini-spare on and drove down to John Fitch Highway to get it fixed. Turned out, there was no hole, no slash, no leak at all. It must’ve gotten cold and broken the seal with the rim or something, because it’s been fine since. Go figure.

Saw an interesting bumper sticker today. It said: “Have you seen my constitutional rights lately?”

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary

safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

— Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), Letter to Josiah Quincy, Sept. 11, 1773.

Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not

have, nor do they deserve, either one.

— President Thomas Jefferson. 1743-1826

Just some food for thought.

-Keithius