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.

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.

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.

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:

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.)

apple terminal hell

September 9, 2005  🍏 💾

There is not a good terminal for use with Mac OS X, as far as I can tell.

defending copyright on the bible

September 8, 2005  🤤

A few weeks ago, I got an email asking about my RSS feeds for the daily bible reading provided by the USCCB. (The USCCB is the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.) I said that I hadn’t heard back from the USCCB since I last tried to contact them in June and they stopped returning my emails (though they seemed to be interested in providing RSS).

(the )?ringu?( \d)?

September 6, 2005  🍿

Everyone was so excited about The Ring when it came out that Gloria and and I, who don’t mind a good scary movie, rented both The Ring and Ringu back in early 2003. I thought Ringu was really scary, and still do. I wasn’t really excited by the ads for The Ring 2, though, and we didn’t go to see it. Every once in a while, I’d see “Ring Zero” on the shelf at the Asian imported DVD place in the mall, but I avoided that, too.

wireless tivo

September 4, 2005  🔐

As long as we’ve had our TiVo, it’s been connected to our network by a long cat-5 cable that runs across the living room, through the library, and into the office. Tonight, John asked if I wanted to tag along on a trip to Best Buy. I did, just for kicks, but I had a quick look through the networking aisle and found a cheap 802.11g USB adapter with a “TiVo Compatible!” sticker on it. It was only $30 after rebates, so I bought it.