Monday, June 27, 2005

So FJ!!, Did You Play A Lot Of Video Games Or Something?

And when I close my eyes, I see fields of objects strewn around, CGI'd with flat texture maps, ready to be rolled up in a wrihting ball.

The King Of All Cosmos is hung and way stacked. And not the most supportive of fathers.

There are many many stars in my new sky, but I am only at level 7. This should indicate how awful I am.

I close my eyes and the fish floparound, and the swans turn into a big flapping ball...

Friday, June 24, 2005


Bribing friends is so much fun.

And it makes me actually cook. (Boursin chicken salad tonight.)

So I am going to play Katamari Darcy after all this weekend on someoneelse's PS2. And Rez again. Besides, Dvora's probably still not over getting her new PSP yet, so she won't miss the 2 for a few days. And either I start using these Harry & David chocolate dessert pies, or they are going to be in my freezer forever with the way   travels and doesn't eat chocolate. I think I'll serve the first one 'Midwestern' style: in chunks in a glass layered with cream and ice cream.

Not gonna play DDR. Last time I did that, the pounding of my feet destroyed the TiVo.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005


So, any preferences for a content management system for, a, say, department spread over 12 countries or so that needs 5000 people to make personal and project pages of undetermined content, but probably including blogs, wikis, download areas, and forums? Most will want to use templates for their stuff, many will not, and many pages may need to be maintained by non-tech department admins.

Oh yeah: no money for installation or support, initially. Organization is happy to deal with OSS.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Oh Brave New World That Has Such Clicks In It!

I just paid my dentist with PayPal.

I remember when I first saw a T bus go by with a URL for a product on the side. I remember having to explain the Web. I remember having to explain the Internet.

I just paid my dentist with PayPal, and on the page where I got his PayPal link -- the URL for his site where I could find that page was on the bill he sent me in the mail -- there was also link for his intake forms as PDFs so you can fill them out at home before the visit.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Spam Social Attack


In other news, I keep getting emails from several support positions at like management, support, helpdesk, and services, to tell me that my account has irregularities in all sorts of ways. If I could just please open the attached zip file to correct it all. Unfortunatly, comforting as the thought is that there are all these people there looking out for my best interest, is a vanity domain maintained entirely by me on some hosted server somewhere. It seems these cruel worm writers get their kicks by dangling all these friendly support people I actually do not have in front of me, teasing me about me being all my lonely self, back unwatched, account un-managed. Oh how I hate this psychological warfare!

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Things Break When We Change Them

Oh poop. It seems my hosting company made more secure, probably by implementing jails for the web processes. Which I can't fault them for, but now my scripted pages can't find commands like grep and awk, and those are what I relied on to put all my pretty pictures on my pages.

I still can execute Perl scripts, so that would be my work-around: implement what I wanted done in Perl instead of as piped UNIX commands. Too bad I don't know Perl.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Friday, June 03, 2005


Is everyone on LinkedIn?

The site suddenly recaptured my interest since I got a job feeler from there, and I keep finding people I knew.