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Thursday, November 27, 2003

Not playing:

For the record, that little "Now Playing" thing on my sidebar has been broken for a while. I'm not just in some death-of-Elliott-Smith-funk where I've been playing that one song over and over and over for the last month. See, I forgot to save my Kung-Tunes template when I upgraded to Panther and I can't really be arsed to recreate it at the moment. Oops.

If the Arbor Mist runs out too early tomorrow (thereby rendering my family unfit for human sitting-next-toage) maybe I'll fix it. Heaven knows, I can't resist the mist.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2003

You say pimento, I say pimahhhhnto

"Allspice takes its name from its aroma, which smells like a combination of spices, especially cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg. In much of the world, allspice is called pimento because the Spanish mistook the fruit for black pepper, which the Spanish called pimienta. This is especially confusing since the Spanish had already called chillies pimientos. Lets [sic] also thank the Spanish for centuries of linguistic confusion created by naming all the natives they met 'Indians.'"--Encyclopedia of spices

My boyfriend is baking this weekend. I am looking forward to reaping the fruits of his labors. That's not a euphemism. A metaphor, yes, but not a euphemism.

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Saturday, November 22, 2003


I keep hoping that one day I will wake up and Leander Kahney will no longer exist. It keeps not happening. I can't help but think that he just makes all his "wacky Mac user!" stories up. They make me sick to my stomach. Also, if anyone ever waves their little white headphone jack at me on the train ride home, I *will definitely* slug them. [via prosaic.nu]

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Friday, November 21, 2003

The vile, smutty picture? I'll keep that, thanks.

The best part of this article is that the offended senior who ripped the cover off the "immoral" issue of the Advocate didn't burn it or throw it in the trash in disgust. He took it home with him--for what devious purpose I can only imagine. [via Obscure Store, I think]

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Revenge is oh so sweet sour

Last night I finally got revenge on my boyfriend for getting really drunk and vomiting all over my corduroy jacket and into my messenger bag. By vomiting all over his denim jacket! And, well, my own pants and shoes and backpack. And possibly several passengers on the 9:45 PATH train to Newark. But that's a minor detail! Revenge is mine!

Dear cheapass day-old leftover half-drunk bottles of Cote du Rhone that the bartender at work gave me and the bookkeeper for free: YOU ARE SO EVIL. DRY, REFINED AND TASTY, YES, BUT STILL EVIL. Love, Brian.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go and try and keep down two slices of rye bread.

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Monday, November 17, 2003

Whoa Whoa.

I just bought a VHS dupe of the entire first and second series of Popular on eBay. Not sure what I was thinking there. I blame this tiny mention of the show on aaronsw.com. I don't know if I even remember how to use the VCR. What do you mean the tapes don't fit into the TiVo??

In other news, my entire place o' business was shut down all day yesterday for a massive taping for the credits of the next season of Qu**r Ey*. Word is they closed down the whole street and filmed an Austin Pow*rs-y dance number outside. I was kind of hoping I would come in and find my office repainted with one wall featuring a calming, life-size seascape illustration. Or at least some Jonathan Adler ceramics or something! But lo, all I got was a broken spotlight with a post-it on it: "Broken. From F*z Up bar by Qu**r Ey* shoot."

Only, you know, the manager didn't use asterisks to prevent her note from getting Googled to death.

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Sunday, November 09, 2003

Geekery ahoy. What else is new?

So. I have these two Lexar SmartMedia readers. One of them looks like this and has worked for me sans issue in OS 9 (dark ages) and OS X (well, Jaguar) for years now. It won't do diddly squat in Panther. The other one looks like this and I bummed it off my friend Heidi as a replacement for the one that won't do diddly squat in Panther. But it won't do diddly squat in Panther either (despite being listed on the iPhoto compatibility page). I am at a frickin' loss here, people. Neither will mount on my computer (although the second one DOES appear in the System Profiler) nor on Matty's. Lexar won't admit that the first device ever existed and will barely admit that there is such a thing as a Macintosh computer. Viking made a similar device to the first one called the Intelliflash and at one point I used its drivers (that might have been in OS 9, although my memory is kind of hazy), but they don't do anything in Panther. I've looked up about a dozen different SmartMedia readers online hoping to find another brand using the same innards and downloaded 4 or 5 associated drivers, but none of them do anything. Why the heck won't these work in Panther, how does one go about writing/editing/updating a kext file to reference what SHOULD be a Mass Storage-compatible device (I looked in the Image Capture SDK and this Apple developer page and it was all Greek to me), and why am I wasting my Sunday evening on something that should "just work"?? Can anyone recommend a small, reliable SmartMedia reader that will simply mount on the desktop in Panther so I can copy pictures off of it? I'm not interested in using iPhoto (too slow) and I don't really want to pay more than a few dollars (I already have TWO readers and I'd rather not pony up another $40 for another one that won't work) I'm really just posting this hoping that someone will find it whilst Googling and offer some info in the comments. Sigh.

Update: I knuckled under and got a Kensington reader instead. Voila, instant gratification, a week late. The "rotating cube" thingie in Image Capture is totally sex and I can't imagine ever MANUALLY dragging photo files around in the Finder again.

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Tuesday, November 04, 2003

SICK DAY!!!@!!

Dear Ganon,
Just let me BEAT you, you son of a bitch!@!!!
Link Brian.

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