For The Musically Inclined

This, penned by Tam. I’m sure the Irish would approve.

Flintlocks and Flop-tops
And Number Three Russians
Black-powder Mausers
From jackbooted Prussians,
Shiny Smith PC’s from limited runs
These are a few of my favorite guns.

Socketed bay’nets
On Zulu War rifles,
Engraved, iv’ried Lugers
That make quite an eyefull
Mosin tomato stakes sold by the ton
These are a few of my favorite guns.

Rusty top-breaks!
Smallbore Schuetzens!
And all of Browning’s spawn
I just keep on browsing my favorite guns
Until all my money’s gone.

We’ll be at the pub, in green, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Have a pint on us!


Curiosity lands tonight, or becomes loose parts scattered across Mars.

  • 1:31AM (after midnight tonight) Eastern Daylight
  • 12:31AM (after midnight tonight) Central Daylight
  • 11:31PM Mountain Daylight
  • 10:31PM Pacific Daylight

The software orchestrating the “Seven Minutes of Terror” landing sequence is running on the operating system I teach, VxWorks.