Sunday, October 30, 2005

What a day

After a fun Halloween at Glo, I decided to shirk my upcoming art project deadline to get a much-needed haircut. I heard these could be gotten cheaply in Chinatown, but I failed to realize that this might involve surrendering my fate to someone who didn't speak English. My new hair is, uh, interesting.

Also, I bought an iPod (after trying out the clunky iriver at best buy). It's very pretty! I'm slowly filling it with music, podcasts, and subway maps. My laptop appears to have a 2.0 controller but 1.1 ports, or else something else is amiss. Now will I start buying music at iTunes? That's the big question.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Good & Bad

Good: seeing the Daily Show in person (Jon is short!), indie music podcast, franz ferdinand remixes

Bad: enamel loss, idiotic arguments (try lessig instead), and Nov 1 deadlines

The new ipod still don't have cases to run with, which leaves me free to remain undecided.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Fun wildcard search of the day

Today's fun search is inspired by Martins' tag fame. Try it out: in the future *.

In other news, I upgraded Moveable Type! I'm slowly working my way back through 20,000+ spam comments, but in the meantime, you'll have to use TypeKey to comment, and no trackbacks.

And I wrote a Greasemonkey script to put Google Reader content in a scrollign div, if that's something you'd find useful.

Friday, October 7, 2005

So much going on

Another week of recovering from sleep! This time, I came back from Chris's bachelor party in Vegas. Good times were had by all. The pools (wave machine! river!) at Mandalay Bay are amazing. (Yes, there were strippers, but it was very class compared to past experiences. Are they being exploited? C disagrees on this, but especially after reading about them, it seems no less absurd than being a model or actress, or anything else, really. they definitely make good money. Sadly, only a few of them displayed any real athleticism, despite Greenspun's belief after seeing the same art I saw that strippers who can hang upside down were a dime a dozen.)

Unfortunately, on the way there, I missed yet another flight, and had to pay a fee AND hang out at the airport for 5 hours. Delta has this new system where they guarantee you on the flight, but you have to wait till 3 hours before. This meant I had to hang out without food for 2 hours before I could go through security. Lame. JFK is far too annoying to get to, although considering I was late for a bus that left 5 blocks from here to DC, I suspect I might have some lateness issues of my own.

Meanwhile, I'm still deliberating about whether I want a Nano or a hard drive player that's Napster-compatible. This would be easier if I weren't also committing to a music provider. LimeWire still seems more convenient than being locked into ITunes for the rest of my life. But anything has to beat my poor little Audible player. Luckily Song has lots of great mp3s to listen to during the flight.

With the added time waiting for my flight, I managed to finish Super-Cannes. It's a little heavy-handed at points and a little obvious in others, but overall is very entertaining.

Oh, and Catherine and I went to Grocery, where, despite my apprehensions, the vegetable plate entree turned out to be both exotic and tasty, if a bit heavy on beets. Yum!

I'll conclude with a shoutout: Good luck on Grand Challenge, Richard!