I’ve gotten some mileage out of Facebook. I caught up with a few old friends, whom I otherwise would’ve never heard from. That’s about it. I actually appreciate that a lot, but the rest of Facebook can really just go to Hell.
A few other CPAN authors have already uploaded bundles that install all the modules they want to have around before they start working. This has always seemed like a good idea, but with all the re-installing of perl I’ve been doing lately, it’s finally hit home just how much time I can save.
Ages ago, I got an Audible membership. Three days each week, I walk about half an hour to the bus and about half an hour home. For most of the year, I can spend that time reading a book. In the winter, though, it’s just too cold. My fingers freeze, even if I read with one hand in my pocket and switch back and forth. Audible sells audiobooks, and I can listen to them on my iPod while I walk. They have a subscription model where get one or two credits each month, and each credit can be exchanged for one book. Sometimes, this is an okay deal: you pay $15 per month and get a $25 copy of the abridged version of a popular novel. Sometimes, it is a great deal: you get a $40 copy of a twenty-five hour classic.
Earlier today, I shaved my face. At one point during the routine, I noticed that a lot of hair had collected under the blade and wasn’t rinsing out. Rather than wipe perpendicular to the blade, I tried to clear the razor by running my index finger across it. What was I thinking? I didn’t even draw blood, but I have a nice slice across my fingertip now.
Ugh. A while ago, I wrote about the difficulties involved in getting wasted in Pennsylvania. Normally, it only affects me as trivia. The thrice-cursed monopoly’s stores carry the brands that I’m used to buying. Their prices aren’t intolerable.
How on Earth have I not yet written anything about how good beer bread is, and how easy it is to make, and how everyone should make more of it?
About a week ago I upgraded my hard drive, which was much less simple than it might have been, largely because of an incredibly overtightened screw.
I switched from Subversion to Git entirely, shortly after YAPC last year. Now
I only use
svn for work and other people’s projects, and even that is because
I’m just way too lazy to bother witching to
git-svn just yet.
So, I don’t use Apple’s Mail.app very much. Actually, I detest it. Still, you know, I’m an email geek. Every once in a while, I get a bug that says something like, “Apple Mail is doing something totally insane, and only you can help us, Rik!” Well, that’s how I like to read the bug reports, anyway. It makes me feel like more of a superhero, even while doing my secret identity thing behind a terminal.
Before the semiannual Big Mac Announcements, I was thinking that I might buy a new laptop. I was half suspecting that we’d see a subnotebook – something like a Duo or even more like the 12” PowerBook. I wanted something narrower than the MacBook, as that would make it a bit easier to use on the bus, if someone sits beside me. Unfortunately, the new MacBook Air isn’t any narrower, but is a good bit more expensive, so I skipped replacing my MacBook. Instead, I spent about .5% its original purchase price on nearly tripling its storage, which is the only limitation that I bump into much.