In the spirit of holiday greed, I began my online wishlist today. I’m not posting the address here, ’cause I don’t want it to look like I’m trolling – if you actually do want it, ask me or raininva and we’ll hook you up. Also, I didn’t put in any of the kinky stuff. You’ll have to convince me you really wanna buy it for me first. 🙂 … Continue reading →
Well, we all have a face, that we hide away forever And we take them out and show ourselves when everyone has gone Some are satin, some are steel, some are silk, and some are leather They’re the faces of the stranger, but we love to try them on — Billy Joel, “The Stranger” So often, I want to bring my stranger out into the open, and just openly be that facet of myself. I repress him and keep him locked away, but he won’t stay there, and I can always feel him rattling the bars of his cage. Sometimes, … Continue reading →
Pre-dawn Wednesday, our office blew its hot water heater. Efforts to fix matters have only made it worse, we can’t shut off the sink, and now the ladies’ bathroom is rapidly taking on water. We have rechristened the office “Her Majesty’s Ship The Titanic“. Sentries have been posted with orders to shoot Celine Dion on sight.
Found a streaming server for Japanese anime music and j-pop… http://japanaradio.com/. Listened to it this morning while getting dressed – it was nice background music. I would listen to it here at work to annoy everyone, but our ISDN connection isn’t fast enough. Besides, the only other person who will be here today is my coworker Adam, who wouldn’t be annoyed by it at all – and how much fun is that? As near as I can tell, the only game shop in Roanoke that has available stock of Mechwarrior: Dark Age is a little place called “Ground Zero” that … Continue reading →
Tuesday is, of course, production day here at the paper. The last weeks have been rough, as the salespeople have seriously overloaded the production staff with full-page full-color spec ads for accounts they probably won’t be able to land; incorrect runsheets giving us faulty information about the existence, size, and placement of ads; and major changes made at the last minute, after the last minute, the day after the last minute, and “you understand that the printer is printing these pages now” after the last minute. None of this is unusual in the printing industry, of course, but the last … Continue reading →
Only after 13 straight hours of staring into these monitors will the phrase “Ahhh, Elfhopper, I see your cookie-fu is strong” make an entire room of people giggle hysterically. We are now building an advanced school of self-defense based on the products of the cookie aisle at the supermarket.
To a certain subset of my friends list: I think our superhero team should be The League of VTSFFC Members Whose Job Allows Them to Track Neopets, LiveJournal, eBay, and Slashdot All Day. LVMWJATTNLESAD for short. … Continue reading →
Well, we watched our first NetFlix last night – we both sat through Storytelling, and Rain watched Ghost World. I actually was a big fan of Daniel Clowes’ “Lloyd Llewellyn” comic, but i just couldn’t deal with the “quirky teenager” movie after watching the “I couldn’t think of anything, but I had to spend this money before they pulled my grant” movie. Sometimes, I read a book or watch a movie, and I finish it with the horrible feeling that, somewhere, the author or filmmaker is laughing hysterically at having tricked me into wasting part of my life. That’s different … Continue reading →
Sometimes, there’s no doubt about to which section of society a person belongs. When one of the greatest thrills that person’s had lately (outside the bedroom) is the detection and crushing of a month-long bug in old database code, there is absolutely no doubt. (but, I found it, and I fixed it, and now everyone in my office has to bow down before my superior intellect. so there.)
In the “Has it been that long since Stand By Me?” department, the Joy of Tech web comic released this movie poster celebrating our favorite Bridge ensign’s 30th birthday. Pay no attention to that glowing crystal in your palm, Wil. … Continue reading →