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).
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.
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.
12:19 * rjbs wants macros in Perl.
I had a dream, last night, that Casey got me a job working with him at his new gig. I worked at a small desk pushed together with his and Uri’s. Our boss looked like Wilford Brimley, and knew it. He’d walk up to us and say, “What’s for breakfast?” I felt bad about ditching Pobox, but I guess I really wanted to work for Wilford Brimley.
I’ve been drinking a lot of Coke Zero lately, despite my previously stated goal of evil-corporation-avoidance. Coke Zero is basically zero calorie Coke Classic. It tastes like Coke Classic, not like Diet Coke. I can get it, in Bethlehem, at 7-11, Wawa, gas stations or the grocery. Yesterday I stopped at the Wawa at 11th and Arch (I think) in Philadelphia and they didn’t have any. Everyone I asked about it at work assumed I meant Diet Coke with Splenda (the third Diet Coke), and hadn’t seen Coke Zero.
Today, I got a package from a bookstore in Brooklyn. It contained a copy of Shadows Over Baker Street, a collection of stories about Sherlock Holmes’s encounters with Cthulhu and the other Elder Gods. I did not order this book, although I wanted it. It was delivered to “Ric Signes.”
We use Kwiki::Icons::Crystal at work, because (to quote John) “otherwise the toolbar ends up taking two rows!” I don’t want a multi-row toolbar, but neither do I want a huge array of tiny icons that often have little bearing on their link’s action.
We headed to Mr. V’s this morning for breakfast. Mister V’s Blues Cafe is in the site where Hack’s was; they’ve been open for about a month now, and this was our third trip there. I wanted to get eggs, sausage, toast, and grits.
Well, those long paths were too much for me. It’s not that I had to type them much… I just kept thinking about them. This morning, I couldn’t enjoy my yogurt, dreading the thought of having to type that huge svn+ssh URL again. Is it pathetic that my main reason for trying this way powerful svn client was to avoid typing long URL’s? Yeah, maybe. I don’t care!