Yet another personal blatherblog.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2004

I loves me some JavaHMO.

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Best-selling author R. A. Salvatore will pen the game's storyline -- what's next, Sue Grafton's "X" is for Xbox?!

Mozilla 1.7b seems to hang on the filter, but IE behaves. Go fig.

Free bagels for lunch -- yum. Also the last of the zucchini.

Maine will pay its libraries for their losses if they refuse the federal money with CIPA strings attached. How cool is that?

Monday, May 24, 2004

Predictable but annoying: I knew that it was a bad idea to wash my car just before a road trip. Or at least pointless.

Back from a weekend in Stuart where we got loads of gifts. And apparently we get more gifts, from the same people even, when we get married. Sweeeeeeeeeet. Made a zucchini something-or-other. Used a cheese plane to make strips out of 5 zukes, piled them back and forth in a baker, added milk and butter and salt and paprika, and baked the whole thing. When drained, it came out like a vegetable mille-feuille.

Friday, May 21, 2004

That wireless meeting was totally pitched above everyone's head. I only wish I'd gotten the chance to tell the story about the cat.

I was doing housework until around 1am last night, getting my laundry done and making sure the car is clean for our trip to Stuart. Jodi didn't like that I was up so late when I have to get up early (I don't like it either).

I keep missing the chance to get my oil changed. It's been about 4500 miles and I'm going to Stuart this weekend, so I'd better do it during lunch, even if it does cost more than I'd planned.

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Going home early -- to get a prescription, and then to take Jodi to try on her dress again.

The former officiant for our wedding, when asked about his RSVP, said (in essence): drama drama drama drama drama maybe I'll tell you tomorrow drama drama. Good to know teen angst bullshit doesn't end at graduation. ;)

So... after taking off an hour of medical leave and an hour of time-to-be-made-up this afternoon, I'll have 3.25hr to make up before next Friday. Not too bad, although I'm looking forward to being able to just take off a few hours without stressing.

I'm reading my second Calin Trillin book, Feeding a Yen. It's wonderful to 'meet' another person who tortures himself with memories of meals that will never be replicated. Tepper Isn't Going Out seems tame when compared to foodie porn like this.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Hmm. I just saw the trailer for Shark Tale -- it looks like a remake of "Mickey the Giant Killer". But it does look good...

Egads. I'm actually behind a web filter now. True, I'm the administrator, but it's still pretty freaking trippy.

Yeah, you thought I canceled this account, but actually it's still up and running. Just goes to show you that nothing is ever truly erased by the Net. Except, perhaps.

Monday, February 24, 2003

I just heard via The Schnitt Show that Fox News is reporting that there are rumors that Iraq could use unmanned planes with GPS to spray nasties on us. I don't buy it. First, it's almost impossible to make good use of aerosol weapons by spraying them from a plane. Updrafts keep them from reaching the ground before they're dispersed too widely to do anything. Second, civilian GPS isn't accurate enough. You try to fly a plane through the concrete canyons of a city, using GPS signals, and you'll just crash. Now, you certainly could drop a bomb of some sort, but that makes it even more complicated...