March 29, 2005

March 28, 2005

PSP Sweetness

Flickr and my new PSP have been verified as the cat's pajamas. Lumines is a great puzzle game and sucked up most of my weekend. PSP home dev seems to be well under way.

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March 22, 2005

Independent Theater

The Moxie looks like a cool project. I want to be a theater owner one day...

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March 20, 2005

Redhat Fedora

As of this moment, Fedora FC3 can suck my balls. It consistently freezes at the 'formatting / file system' stage of the installation. I don't know what's going on. Does it just not like my old PII and all the other old stuff attached? Maybe I'll try FC4.

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March 17, 2005

For Software Engineers and the Dedicated

Ira Glass has a great story on some software people at Apple from back in the day. Look in the 2005 archives of This American Life for "Should I stay or should I go?" and start listening at 25:33. Direct link to the Real audio file. The story as written by the lead conspirator. This sort of love of one's work is the envy of overqualified workers employed by uninspired companies -- or at least me.

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March 15, 2005


Man, I want a woodshop one day. And a killer homemade router table.

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Making things

Cool Media Lab grad who makes cool things and documents well (the couple of pages I've seen so far).

Heard about Make for a while. Didn't bother to visit until today. Some pretty interesting stuff there so far.

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March 08, 2005


Huh. It turns out that I have an RSS feed automatically generated for me (without any setup) courtesy of MT. I only found out b/c of Firefox's little orange icon thing. Live bookmarks are cool.

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March 07, 2005


Great song, great video. Courtesy of courage. Brilliant. I really want that song now. I've been bopping to it for a little while at work now. Apparently this is the title: "Dragostea Din Tei," or "Love From the Linden Trees" - lyrics or here

Another work of genius are these fox-dogs. I want.

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March 03, 2005

Bathroom Chatter

This afternoon in the stall to my right. I recognized his voice. He was on my old team.
Yes, sir.
I'm in the bathroom now.
I'll be there in 5 minutes.
Ungh. (fart, fart)
Maybe sooner.

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March 02, 2005

Great Design


Posit: I am what I eat
Hypothesis: If I stand in the path of that building's destruction, I will become fried spam

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Buy this Monitor

I have the Dell 2005FPW monitor, and you should, too. just posted a $75 coupon that brings the price down to $487 + tax. Tax + and environment fee is added for CA, but I hear that no tax is applied for NY.

"But what about the dead sub-pixel? And aren't you bitter that it's $100 cheaper a couple of weeks after you bought it?"

I called Dell customer support on the off chance that I'd be able to get some sort of price match. I figured this would be another example of the big company squashing the little guy. It wasn't. I lean a little anti-big corporation these days, but I now think Dell is one of the few good guys. Either that, or they're one of those bad guys that hides their badness by being really nice. Really really nice.

Suman (I'm on a first name basis with the customer support guy now) credited most of the price difference. It was actual money back instead of the fake money back where they give you a coupon or something so that you have to buy more stuff from them to sort of get your money back.

Then he asked how I liked the monitor. I said it was great except for the dead sub-pixel. He said he'd send a replacement right away. Bonus. I hadn't called to replace it before because I thought it was going to be a hassle. It turns out that it's so easy that you don't even have to be meaning to do it and it'll happen.

In exchange for 18 minutes on the phone, I'm going to get a second chance at a perfect monitor, and I'm getting it at pretty close to the price available today.

In summary, Dell rocks, GreatAZO sucks, and Meritline sucks for carrying them and advertising them as being "highly compatible". See how I didn't link to the suckas? That's how cold I am.

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