Enjoying San Francisco

I should be working but some friends came into town and have reduced my productivity to 0. I blame Matt. This means I'm leaving the office to hit the streets, enjoy the weather, and most likely, spend some money I don't have.

A giggly day

I'm kind of hungover, more tired actually, and I've got the giggles. Worse than earlier this week. This week has been one of my silliest weeks in a while. Anyway, pb's report rant made me laugh and laugh and laugh. Till tears came out of my eyes. I don't really know why. It's just that kind of day.

Flipping the bird

While driving with Sailu to get supplies for our Halloween costumes, a woman cut us off, and I gave her The Finger. And then I realized, I don't ever give anyone The Finger! In fact, I can't remember doing it before, at least since I've been "grown-up." I think I'm going to start giving The Finger more.

The loss of a Blue Angel

Blue Angels jet crashes. Wow, it was only a few weeks ago that I saw their show from a rooftop on Lombard Street.

A gripe

I hate it when things don't move as fast as I want them to.

Still MIA Amazon books

No books. I feel like an e-commerce sucka. :(

MIA Amazon books

I've ordered a lot of books from Amazon over the past...well...long time and never experienced a problem. Until now. I received an email on Monday October 18 saying my order had been shipped. Hasn't arrived yet. I sent an email yesterday morning, haven't heard anything back. Is it possible that all this time Amazon was getting us hooked in, and now they've switched the whole thing to some giant internet book scam? Nah...I'm going to go upstairs and see if maybe my books were delivered this afternoon. Wish me luck!

Kunstler's Home From Nowhere

I started reading Home From Nowhere awhile ago and put it down for some reason. I grabbed it this morning as I headed out the door and was again awash with thoughts. James Kunstler provides a great articulation of what's wrong with current urban and suburban development practices, how they weaken our society, and how to improve them.

Bad web user experience

Why isn't there more client-side form validation on the web? It's so irritating to have to go back and fill something in, especially when they don't point out where you failed to provide the required information!

Yummy megnut

When people ask me about megnut, I always say it's filled with "carefully chosen and delicately prepared morsels of web goodness!" - well maybe not always *carefully* chosen, but definitely always delicately prepared.

pb's great redesign

pb's redesign is brilliant! View onfocus through the designs of other weblogs. Very cool.

Time off is good time

Wow, a weekend without posting, and a mostly weekend without work. What a treat!

Migration to Blogger complete!

Well, it's about time!!! Finally I can say with pride, "This site powered by Blogger!"

Feel free to send it in prefers visa. prefers cash.

He must be kidding

"There needs to be more rants on the internet" - pb

Don't Ask Jeeves

pb and I both think that Jeeves is an idiot. He never answers anything correctly! And he looks so snooty. What a turn-off! Are we supposed to be impressed by the rich fancy-pants British overtones or think he went to Oxford or something? Ok, maybe I'm being a little silly. I feel silly right now.

Keeping the private thoughts private

I've been observing and contemplating the ebb and flow of blog posting lately. Sometimes it seems nearly every thought leads to a post, other times, like now, days seem to pass and I find I have nothing to say. Maybe because I'm busy at work? Not likely, I'm always busy at work. Maybe because I've been in a bit of a funk lately? I think sometimes the thoughts the churn in my brain are external, public-type thoughts, and those are the thoughts that lead to posts. And right now, my thoughts just seem to be more private. I guess some thoughts are just for me.

How about 48 hours is one day?

There's not enough time in one day, I've decided.

That's some true talking

As my old friend pb always says, "he's not the only oyster in the fryer!"

Two takes on the time capsule

"The International Time Capsule Society estimates that more than ten thousand people and institutions have buried time capsules. They must think that future archeologists will be grateful for the bounty of twentieth-century wristwatches, telephone books, decorative caps, CD-ROM's, and ampules of Budweiser beer." - Faster, by James Gleick. Related: Newly Unearthed Time Capsule Just Full of Useless Crap.

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