Until recently, I knew very little about Haiti. I knew that a coworker did mission work down there, supporting an abysmally ad hoc network. I knew that it was an island. As far as I knew, Wyclef Jean was the most notable product from the country (in regard to his origins, not as a source [...]
Monthly Archive for January, 2010
I finally made it out to Coal Fire this week, a pizzeria where “charred to perfection” is their motto. Sure enough, they live up to it; their coal-fired oven produces a very thin crust with a crisp bottom and a charred top. It’s enjoyable but I didn’t notice any change in flavor. Should I have? [...]
Inspired by a fellow blogger’s weekly Thursday post, here’s a few things that rock.
Pre-heating the bed with the electric blanket.
House, M.D.: Season 5, minus one episode in particular. Particularly Locked In, for camerawork and perspective (and a nice performance by Mos Def).
Amusing late-night emails that close out the day just right, with a smile on [...]
If snow — or worse, the mere threat of it — causes a cancellation of this weekend’s festivities, I’m going to be irked.
It’ll be the second time this season.
Eyes to the skies, please. And some crossed fingers.
I like throwing parties.
When a few people get together with the notion of throwing a party, there’s a mysterious mix of nervousness and excitement that surround the upcoming event. When each of the planners invites a bunch of people — perhaps with some crossover and familiarity but for the most part within their own individual [...]
I’ve been rediscovering things all weekend.
After a recommendation of a New York pal, I was looking at a “nifty fifty” lens for my camera. He said (and I’m paraphrasing slightly) that it changed his world. After taking a few unlit shots with a friends D80 on Friday evening and seeing how bloody crisp and fast [...]
I use CrossOver Mac when I need to run Windows applications on my Mac. It isn’t that often, but I’m glad it’s an option. I picked up a free download code a few years ago, before I really had a use for it; I’m not one to pass up a $40 package for free. CrossOver [...]
I can’t be the only person who has to cope with these sorts of scenarios, but here’s another one from the cube farm.
When you send me an email, I read it. If it prompts me to take action, I do. I will usually respond with an email of my own, summarizing said action and any [...]
It blows my mind that we can create little people. From nothing.
It’s such a unique concept. It’s so far out there it’s like something you’d hear about in science fiction story or in biology class. Always theoretical. So despite our commonality and my own origins, it feels strange that I know people who have done [...]
Was chatting with some coworkers last week in a group chat room. Having just described some awkward situation with regard to dating…
coworker: Is that from xkcd?
me: Nope. My life.
A few chuckles were had. Thus, an idea for a t-shirt was born. The front would read:
Is it xkcd?
Nope. My life.
It was more amusing at the [...]
I accumulate virtual hosts. It’s a problem.
Inspired by a new DNS toy that I found last night, I went on a cleaning spree early this morning. Rather than perpetuating the stockpile of legacy domains, I wiped out nine virtual hosts. None of them would have worked anyway, unless someone had the names hard-coded into their [...]
In an attempt to educate myself, I’ve been reading through NK Guy’s Canon EOS Beginners’ FAQ. There’s a lot here.
While I stumbled upon it while looking for something else, there’s something about the writing style that’s comforting and inviting. I get the impression that the author could go over-the-top with technical jargon that would be [...]
Words. Strung together and stuff.
What the world needs now
is a new scripting language
like I need a hole in my head
Apologies to Cracker.
I was surprised to read about Google’s new approach to China. Very public. On the other hand, the search magnate seems to like grand and shocking departures from norms, even theirs. While I wouldn’t consider censorship and humanitarian issues “antics” per se, it seems like Google is fed up.
We have decided we are no longer [...]
I’ve got two general admission tickets to Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa at Rams Head Live this Friday, January 15th at 8pm (with doors at 6:30).
Free. No strings.
First come, first served.