cpants whoring

September 20, 2005

I think the preferred term is “gaming,” but I don’t feel the need to whitewash it. I am a kwalitee monger.

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vim, my new netflix client

September 16, 2005

Tonight, I was struck by an urge to JFDI. For a long time, I’ve wanted a better way to organize my Netflix queue. There used to be Netflix Freak, which was decent, but cost money, and I think it went away. I think it had other problems, I just can’t remember anymore.

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orphans count for half

September 14, 2005

I had a weird dream last night. I was writing test code for mailing list software – which is what I’ve been doing at work – and somehow found myself engaging in a game based on list subscribers. It would have had to be a computer game, you’d think, but instead it was more like soccer. You’d reach down into a manhole, pull out a subscriber, and position them. There was a limit as to how many subscribers you could put on your side of the pitch. While setting up my side, I found out a weird little exception: orphan children counted for less than a full person, so you could really line the goal line with them.

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getting (not enough) things done

September 12, 2005

Today, we made it through three more episodes of Six Feet Under. They were good. We also watched The Man with the Screaming Brain. Actually, I watched it. Gloria watched most of it, but then wisely decided to go read instead. It’s a lousy movie, and I’m sort of depressed by that. I did make some progress on some other things, though.

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shafted by nawab

September 12, 2005

We went out to dinner with my parents tonight. We went to Nawab, the local Indian place. They had coupons for two-for-one entrees, which said, “Cannot be combined with other coupons. One coupon per person per visit.” The waitress would only take one coupon, though, saying that the “cannot be combined” meant that only one coupone could be used for the entire party of four. This totally blew. My mom was treating, so she got stuck for an extra twelve bucks or so.

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tivo thirty second skip

September 12, 2005

I keep forgeting this, and every time I need to know I look here before resorting to Google. So, to save myself a step in the future:

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saturday indulgences

September 11, 2005

Today was pretty relaxed, as Saturdays should be. We split a chocolate coconut milkshake, walked around downtown just a little, and came home to do some DVD watching. First we watched disc two of season two of Dead Like Me. It bugs me that they cancelled this show, especially because I’m assuming that the last episode won’t wrap things up. (Please don’t tell me, thanks.)

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