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Wednesday, September 24, 2003
A Commuter's Graph
Proof positive that our little corner of the world is about to collapse into a black hole of collective geekery.
Note: I included myself in the data even though I *technically* left my copy of Quicksilver at home. That shit is fucking heavy, yo.
Note redux: One dude reading the book was *actually almost finished* even though it just came out yesterday. He can share my Dork of the Day prize with this one girl in my class? Who is an up-talker? And makes everything sound like a question? And I totally hate her? I was, like? Going to push her down the stairs today? During a fire drill? But I didn't? Because I'm, like? A humanitarian? Or something?
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Monday, September 22, 2003
Beta driver from Raging Menace [via NSLog] enables scrolling and more advanced tapping features for PowerBook trackpads. I should start using categories so I could hide posts like this away under "totally annoying Mac geekery," right?
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Sunday, September 21, 2003
On the list for today:
1. Girl in my class who says "condensation" instead of "condescension." Every day. Every single fucking day.
2. Low rider jeans + thongs. Seriously, this is totally weird. On any given school day it's conceivable that 20 of the 25 girls in my class will be sporting visible thongage. It's beginning to upset me.
I'm studying today. But I can't concentrate because I keep trying to find a corollary between ignorance and thongs. I will make the logical leap eventually, I'm sure. Gah.
Posted at 11:45 AM | Comments (0)
Lip My Stocking
Every hipster on the planet has seen it, right? Still, what a gorgeous film. And what a lovely iconic figure that Scarlett Johansson cuts on screen. Yo La Tengo wrote a song about Julie Christie; who's writing the song about Scarlett?
Don't you wish the iMDB had wishlists? Recommendations? It's like they're just sitting on all this data and not using it to its potential. Some pundit or other called Amazon a social-software system with a store grafted onto it. The iMDB needs to be like that, too.
Posted at 11:41 AM | Comments (6)
Tuesday, September 16, 2003
but still hungover on Tuesday from Kristen & Michael's wedding at the Public on Saturday.
Currently on my short-fuse shitlist:
1. Guy who refuses to take his fucking backpack off on a really fucking crowded PATH train.
2. Guy who insists on holding onto the fucking ceiling (?) rather than a pole like a normal person on another really fucking crowded PATH train.
3. Girl who played coquette with her pole-mate on a really fucking crowded PATH train for like 20 minutes, flirting incessantly with him and batting her eyelashes in the most amateurish, ridiculous way even though he was SO CLEARLY EXTRAORDINARILY GAY THAT HIS INITIALS WERE PRACTICALLY "CARS*N KR*SSL*Y." Hint: If he listens attentively when you talk about your sister's greeting card design business, he does not want to have sex with you.
p.s. the guy wasn't me, I just had to watch the whole fiasco the whole way home.
p.p.s. Commuting sucks.
p.p.p.s. How come I haven't read a single recap of the Movable Type meetup from Saturday which I had to miss due to aforementioned (awesome) wedding?
p.p.p.p.s. The Gothamist happy hour thing on Thursday better be really fucking fun or this whole week will have been for naught.
p.p.p.p.p.s. Confidential to my boyfriend: I am not really this cranky, I'm just venting, don't freak out.
Posted at 08:55 PM | Comments (6)
Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Pinnacles of Western Civilization
I think I remember reading an interview with Stephin Merritt once where he mentioned that he considered a certain ABBA song the pinnacle of western civilization. Probably "Dancing Queen." Anyway, Paul Morley's gone and written a book about how Kylie's "Can't Get You Out of My Head" is (According to Popjustice) "the absolute pivot of everything in the universe." I had better pick that one up, then.
Posted at 02:21 PM | Comments (1)
Sunday, September 07, 2003
Oy with the poodles already.
Instead of thinking about the readings I need to have done by tomorrow morning for class, I'm thinking about making sure the TiVo is prepped for the fall TV season. Do I have issues with my priorities? If only skool provided witty banter, then I might be more enthused.
LORELAI: Huh. You know what I just realized? Oy is the funniest word in the entire world.
LORELAI: I mean, think about it. You never hear the word oy and not smile. Impossible. Funny, funny word.
EMILY: Oh, dear God.
LORELAI: Poodle is another funny word.
EMILY: Please drink your drink, Lorelai.
LORELAI: In fact, if you put oy and poodle together in the same sentence, you’d have a great new catch phrase, you know? Like, oy with the poodles already. So from now on, when the perfect circumstances arise, we will use our favorite new catch phrase.
RORY: Oy with the poodles already.
OK. Bedtime. That was apropos of nothing. I've obviously gone off the deep end.
Posted at 11:29 PM | Comments (12)
I used to have an mp3 page. People liked it. They wrote to me about it all the time. Then I took it down because I was going over my monthly transfer quota. Well, the powers-that-be raised the quota. So the files are back. Only now they're in the sidebar over there, under "Gifties." First up: Broadcast, the Innocence Mission and the Pernice Brothers. I'll rotate them every so often. Enjoy!
Posted at 11:15 PM | Comments (0)
Saturday, September 06, 2003
From me to me
Eudora's AppleScript documentation sucks. And because I know I will lose this script, I'm putting it here. If it's useful to anyone else, well, that's just great.
tell application "Eudora" display dialog "Enter Return Address:" default answer "" buttons ["OK"] default button "OK" set fromField to text returned of result set field "from" of message 0 to fromField end tell
This script allows you to set the "From:" address in an outgoing email on the fly. Handy for those of us who use a catch-all email address at a particular domain and want to be able to send mail from any of a number of handles, and quicker than visiting the Settings dialog box. Only tested in Eudora 5.2 for OS X, probably works in any version though since I don't think they've touched the scripting dictionary in about 10 years.
Posted at 05:06 PM | Comments (8)
Thursday, September 04, 2003
OS X VNC? WTF.
[Skip this one if you're not a Mac dork] Does anyone out there know how to get a VNC between two OS X machines to work??
I have been happily Timbuktuing into my work Mac from home for years now but we don't have enough Activation Keys for the OS X compatible version so I can't use it any more. Unless I shell out a hundred bucks myself which I don't plan on doing.
I've tried running OSXvnc and Share My Desktop as servers and VNC Thing, VNCDimension and Chicken of the VNC (ugh) as clients. None of them will pass the Command key through to the server! None of them! How am I supposed to get anything done with no Command key? They all also exhibit various impossible-to-work-around bugs like arrow keys "sticking" and refusing to stop moving the cursor. I can't get any work done like this. WTF am I doing wrong?
Update: Well, it looks like I'm not alone. Apparently there is some issue with the VNC system sending everything as if I'm holding down the Option key at all times. No solutions yet, though.
Posted at 07:06 PM | Comments (4)
Wh00t. Firefly movie!
On a related note, the Buffy game is kind of rad, even if it's just run-around-and-stake-things-and-pick-up-keys in terms of plot. Plus It's a little jarring that Alyson Hannigan & Sarah Michelle Gellar didn't do the voices for their characters. Maybe they could only afford the second string actors. Doh.
Posted at 08:16 AM | Comments (0)
Wednesday, September 03, 2003
I love your Jerker
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Tuesday, September 02, 2003
Onward, Intrepid Solderers
So a few weeks ago a 2-year old played jumprope with one of the controllers for our G*meCube.
Long story short, the first controller port doesn't work anymore. And guess what? Instruction book to the contrary, the new B*ffy game requires you to use the first controller port to start the game.
Can I borrow a soldering iron from somebody? Oh, and I'll also need to borrow a cute Xander Harris-esque boy who knows how to use said soldering iron. Eyepatch optional. That'd be great. Cheers.
Posted at 11:40 AM | Comments (3)
Monday, September 01, 2003
Back from Vermont. It was nice there. Quiet. Ish. Once again I carted my camera around in my bag the whole time but didn't take any pictures. Oh well.
Tomorrow I start my final (really! swear! for real this time!) semester as an undergrad.
A 26-year old undergrad. Who'll have to go to bed early to make sure he gets up in time for class.