Archive for June 2002
Me and John just found out they’re raising our rent by $260!! We can’t afford it, we have to find someplace else to live. Sept. 1st is the deadline. Argh!!!
Well, it’s better than gettin’ evicted…
I just had a dream that I was climbing around some mountains in Colorado, and the whole place was flooded. How freaky is that, with the wildfires going on right now? My brain’s apparently trying to help. Everybody visualize rain in Colorado!!
Ugh, I haven’t been feeling very well, the past day or so. Bad case of the farty-cramps… Mother Nature’s way of telling me I need to watch my diet, I guess. Must have been that creamy chicken TV dinner I ate while John was at practice yesterday, or maybe it’s just sympathy pains from the TV show I saw over the weekend about competitive eaters. Heheh.
Me and Ryan and Via had our third jam session today. (Today meaning Saturday, not Sunday! I’m always writing in the wee hours.) It’s sounding nice. Via was playing guitar with a glass slide and Ryan was fooling around on the Wurlitzer for the last half of it. Ryan’s so good, he can play anything, anywhere, anytime. I know he reads my blog and I don’t care if I’m embarrassing him!!! heheheh.
It has come to my attention that the Klez worm has hijacked my e-mail address again, and is sending out messages from some goddamn machine out there using my address as the (spoofed) sender. So if you get a copy of this worm with my return address, IT WASN’T FROM ME!!!!
Sorry I didn’t get around to blogging earlier. I have everything pretty much reinstalled now, and all data is back where it needs to be. There wudn’t nothin’ to it but to do it.
John took me out to see DJ Shadow tonight. It was awesome!!! Okay, I know. The Grand Canyon is awesome. The Great Pyramid is fucking awesome… I shouldn’t use that word like I’m a surfer dude. But it was really really great. It was at Park West; neither of us had been there before. It’s a pretty nice place, maybe like a snootier version of the Metro. Or, you might say, a not-so-snooty House of Blues. (We like to pronounce that with a silent ‘L’.)
Got caught up reading a comments thread that’s been growing over at Mac News Network… I’m sorry, but it’s about the browser wars. It’s the most boring age-old dumbass question… "which browser is right for me?" But I’ve always been interested in this. I have to admit that when I turned on my iBook for the first time, I was a little shocked to see Internet Explorer as the default browser. I guess I was expecting a more Linux-ey setup, using Netscape, or maybe Opera or something, but not IE!! The last time I had used Mac OS was about 1997, and I guess back then Netscape was the only game in town. Now there’s so much to choose from…
I had to reinstall everything on my iBook, yet again. I don’t want to talk about why, I just did something stupid, screwed myself over and decided to start fresh for the tenth time. I didn’t lose any actual data that I know of; I used Sharity to back everything up to the PC’s hard drive before I reformatted. But it’s going to take a day or two to get all my programs reinstalled, so bear with me if I don’t do much blogging. The internet seems to be working though! That’s always nice. :-)
Reinstalling software is infinitely more entertaining than watching the news, which is nothing but depressing. It’s like a freakin’ world war out there!! There’s nothing you can do. You can do your laundry…!!
Finally saw another bit of news on the Segway scooter, I mean human transporter. I’ve been drooling over this thing since it was first announced. Not that I’ll be able to get one — I don’t even know if I would have the nerve to ride it around if I had one! But I still think it’s the coolest technology to come around the pike in a long time. I even wrote to Dean Kamen and told him so, back when the story first broke. :-)
Five minutes after I wrote that last one, I found out Apple released a new OS update today… but I’ll have to get it later, there’s a line around the block. I don’t know if it fixes the Finder bug or not. Can’t get into Apple, can’t get into Yahoo either. This whole internet thing is a big crocka… ;-)