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I’m back, Baby

In early February of 2014, my blogs got hit with an automated hack that took them down, hard.  I was in the middle of preparing for the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association conference, so I took them offline (along with most of my website) “until I had time to deal with the situation.”  […]

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Peace and Joy

Here’s hoping you have a lovely holiday season, stay warm, and drink plenty of A&P’s delicious coffee, just like the big guy here. But seriously, the best from the whole team at Digital Sextant to our dear readers.

This looks like a shot from IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Doesn’t this look like the lighting from Potterville in the alternate future of It’s a Wonderful Life?

Behold: the creepiest Santa you will see today

I don’t know about you, but I think this Santa is massively creepy.  Look at the man on the far right — he thinks so too.  “Don’t go over there, little girl! Are you nuts?!”

Amazon Associates are back

I got this email Thursday: We’re pleased to announce that the Amazon Associates program is again open to residents of the State of Illinois. We’re now able to re-open the program because the Illinois State Supreme Court recently struck down legislation that had forced Amazon to close the program to residents of Illinois. Amazon strongly […]

Child hangs a Christmas stocking, and makes you want to cry

There’s a long history of telling sad stories about children at Christmas, and I guess this blog has now joined that tradition.  I originally thought this was just a cute photo of children in a Christmas scene.  But then flickr kicked me in the gut with the label: Christmas Scenes from a Methodist Orphanage.  It’s […]

Why did the turkey cross the train tracks?

Adventures in Bug Hunting: Or, PHP 5.3, why can’t you handle whitespace?

Caution: NERD TALK AHEAD A couple years ago, I created a request system for my department which would allow users to register their teaching preferences.  This wasn’t really anything new, many other people have done it (I did it for my department at University of Florida years ago).  In the years since, I’ve tweaked it […]

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All star balloon

Pumpkin season

The Limehouse Text

The Limehouse Text by Will Thomas When Thomas Llewelyn inadvertently attacks a young woman with whom Cyrus Barker has a mysterious relationship, he gets himself into a world of hurt — and not just by getting his shoulder located.  This third book in the Barker & Llewelyn series follows the pair as they investigate the […]

Dividend on Death

In a Deadly Vein

Blood on Biscayne Bay

Tickets for Death