The Mike Hardy Saga, Part XI: Five Year Interlude

August 8th, 2010

(note: read parts I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, and X if you haven’t already)

I never actually thought I would be posting an additional part to this series. After Part X was published, I briefly collected information posted in the comment sections of all the Software Saga articles. Eventually I got tired of keeping track of it all and let it fall by the wayside, never planning to post a Part XI, as it would be.

Though it may seem that I had forgotten about this series of articles, I would like to make one thing very clear: I greatly appreciate the readers who have contributed information about this person’s activities. Without you, his actions would never have received widespread acknowledgement. Thank you.

Now, on to the purpose of this entry. A recent e-mail from one Michael Hardy spurred me to revisit this sad tale. Read the rest of this entry »

Hey, what’s this?

April 9th, 2010

Sometimes I forget that I even have a blog. Here’s some more useless stuff that I’ve taken pictures of or recorded.


Looks like a normal can of peaches, right? Click on the thumbnail to peer inside the can.


Apartment fire across from the store.

The new AngelSoft baby

February 12th, 2009

While down the baby wipes and toilet paper aisle at work one night, a passing conversation with a co-worker revealed his feelings about the appearance of the most recent baby to grace the packages of AngelSoft bathroom tissue. You could also be more old-fashioned and call it “toilet paper”, or you could be like another co-worker of mine, who eloquently refers to it as “shit paper”.

Anyway, he said the baby was creepy looking. When I first looked at it, it struck me somehow; there was something incredibly familiar about that baby. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it… Read the rest of this entry »

Disfigured snack foods

November 9th, 2008

Spot the error part 2

August 29th, 2008

One of these cans of Chef Boyardee’s Mini Bites has a spelling error. Which is it?

Mini Bites

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Light Midwest Earthquake

April 18th, 2008

About 10 minutes ago (approximately 5:35 EDT), I felt a light earthquake, which was preceded by an even weaker foreshock. I could feel the entire house move slightly, and heard some rumbling and creaking. One of my brothers called soon after, stating he felt the same thing. Based on this, I estimate it to be about 4.0 on the Richter magnitude scale. I live in Columbus, Indiana.

EDIT: Associated Press brief
EDIT 2: USGS map
EDIT 3: Internet reports of activity

Spot the error

April 6th, 2008

Looks like Summit Brands’ label designer needs to brush up on grammar skills.

Holiday music reminder

December 17th, 2007

Remember, it just isn’t Christmas without some Christmas Rap. Four years and running.

The 8 Bits of Christmas (backup link) by The 8bitpeoples also gets my hearty recommendation.