Friday, February 28, 2003

Wish List

These things seem to deserve a listen or two:



Carter BurwellHamlet

Elliot GoldenthalFrida

Elmer BernsteinFar From Heaven

Howard ShoreSpider

James Newton HowardSigns

Jerry GoldsmithPapillon

Jerry GoldsmithStuds Lonigan

John OttmanPumpkin

John WilliamsCatch Me If You Can

Stephen EndelmanEvelyn

Thursday, February 27, 2003

Bad Idea

This seems like a dopey thing to me. It will not be a feature on this here blog. HTML and CSS was guid enuff fer me pappy's blogge and his pappy's afore him and it's guid enuffer'n me!

Monday, February 17, 2003

Accursed PC Architecture!

Why did I not realize that my Zip drive was my second hard drive? And that my pathetic Windows 95 box was not even a suitable second choice? Grr! I'll figure it out soon enough. One of the side effects of the hard drive project is that all my machines are in a shambles and unable to fulfill their duty of taking pictures of my Lego. So I have set up Ginny's laptop to do the honors for a day or two. The furry one, Kitty No, should be visible frequently unless the presence of a Bohrok scares her away from her window perch.
UPDATE: Look for the second IDE connector on the motherboard, idiot.
UPDATE UPDATE: I can't find it, maybe it's behind the CD and CDR cables -- d'oh!

Sunday, February 16, 2003

New Computer Bits

President's Day sale at Staples: A free network card, a 40 gig hard drive for fifty dollars, a hard drive cable, a network card for Ginny's laptop, a dry erase board (matches the fridge!) and a clutch of blank CDRs.
UPDATE: Hard drive included a cable. That was unexpected.

Saturday, February 15, 2003

It's ... it's furry!

In unexplored territory, the Toa Maiden and her Matoran companions come across an utterly alien creature.

Friday, February 14, 2003

Co-worker Lego Incarnation

Yoda is included for a sense of scale.



UPDATE: Co-worker complains that the Lego interpretation's hair and physique are not accurate and/or adequate. I found myself in the unaccustomed position of explaining that Lego is just a toy.

Thursday, February 13, 2003

Consistent espresso

I have mastered, after a few trials, my Krups espresso maker.
UPDATE: Vince reports that the espresso produced is adequate. I am gratified.

Stupid, stupid terror. Who would want such stupid terror?

I'm in Seattle which I cynically presume is being targeted by North Korean nukes (not to mention Russian nukes but they're not evil anymore apparently) and Ginny is in London which is under threat of Al Quaeda attack. Charming.

Finished Idoru and All Tomorrow's Parties

In one sitting each, no less. Which is as about as ringing an endorsement as I can give. Page-turner and so forth.

New Responsibilities Confirmed

After a longish period of mild uncertainty, my new job responsibilities have been confirmed. Hooray!

Mom and Dad have e-mail!

Thanks to one of my cool brothers, the folks now have an email appliance. Spiffy! Appropriate!

Sunday, February 09, 2003

Wednesday, February 05, 2003

Unfortunate Headline Aggregator

The Columbia disaster fills me with nothing but grief. And this sort of unfortunate headline composition doesn't really help. I feel guilt presenting it.

Monday, February 03, 2003

William Gibson reading

Went to Kane Hall to see William Gibson read from his new book. He also signed books and a pair of socks. A fine time was had by all.

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