rent uncle rico’s van from napoleon dynamite

Only a year after buying a 2010 Camaro 2SS — otherwise known as the Transformers Bumblebee, I’ve done it again. Click here to check out the screen used 1975 Dodge Tradesman Van — otherwise known as Uncle Rico’s Van. Yes, the real van. Uncle Rico not included (provide your own).


texas instruments professional computer (tipc)

I’m attempting to get all of the data off my old MFM hard drives which date back to 1983 through 1985. There’s literally an inch of dust caked into these things, but that’s not what’s really annoying. The computer these run on is a Texas Instruments Professional Computer (TIPC). Never heard of it? They never […]


my work laptop, my enemy

My work laptop automatically receives updates to do little things to itself (that’s what she said) at odd times. Install something new here, update this, patch that… and all of these things usually conclude with the laptop rebooting itself without my approval. I’ve kept the machine pure — meaning I haven’t defiled any of the […]


markshields.org is mine!

I let the domain markshields.org slip through my fingers years ago only to see some guy put up a cheesy family home page that was never updated and wreaked of ”hey I learned how to make HTML in Microsoft Word.” That’s over with today with my acquisition of the domain. I briefly considered parodying that […]


want to hide the Facebook Highlights section?

Don’t like the Highlights section on Facebook? If you don’t have Firefox yet, click here to download it. Next start Firefox and click here to install the GreaseMonkey Plug-in. Last click here to install the script. You may have to hit the F5 key to get it to kick in. If it isn’t working then […]


us versus them

I try not to get too political since I basically ride the fence as a moderate. I definitely lean more towards liberal politics with some exceptions which are more important to me and less important to you (so I won’t shove them in your face like a lot of other people will). Speaking of which– […]


texas taxes are cheaper?

Here’s a shocker. It’s actually gotten slightly cheaper to be a Texas property owner. I’m not sure how this happened, exactly. I was comparing the taxes I just paid earlier this week (which are due today) and discovered things weren’t as unreasonable as I’d foreseen. This is a lot of cash, of course, which I […]


delorean time machine for rent

Did you know that I have a DeLorean time machine for rent? Well, now I have a web site to get that point across. It’s a little rough around the edges at the moment, but I’m building up the additional pages. Nice! In other news… the marching band season is over, although I have to […]


attack of the show

In case you didn’t know about my 1989 Keaton Batmobile Replica, the G4TV network clued everyone in on it in a short piece they aired yesterday on their program ”Attack of the Show.” Want to see? Here’s a clip!