Archive for the tag "books"

  • I finally finished reading Musicophilia! Whew. Good enough book, just hard to get through all those clinical tales. #
  • Skeptical about Amazon Daily. Thinks it’s the new Bloglines or GReader, but with Amazon-knows-best subscription choices. amazon.com/gp/daily #
  • I get so irritated when press people try to go over Drag City’s head and contact me directly for interviews. We have a System, and it works. #
  • I was looking up this 1st edition Philip K. Dick book I want to sell (The Zap Gun), and the only other one I can find is like $700!! OMFG! #
  • Just finished another Kindle book, “After the Quake” by Haruki Murakami. Also: it’s been pouring rain for like a month now. Is that normal? #
  • My Kindle is out for delivery! #
  • My Kindle’s here! It’s so spiffy. First purchase was ‘The Diamond Age’ by Neal Stephenson. Got tons of other (free) stuff to read later too. #
  • Got my 2nd copy of Musicophilia, heheh. JJ gave me the hardcover for Xmas but I’m only halfway through and wanna continue! So, of course… #
  • Ever since I moved to WP, my content’s been getting splogged like a mofo. Wonder what scraper they’re using? Maybe I could htaccess ‘em out. #
  • @McChris: Great idea, I forgot you could do that. I wonder if you can buy a gift card using a gift card? #
  • Terraminds twitter search (via Biz)
  • Angsuman’s Feed Copyrighter Plugin: a WordPress plugin to automatically add copyright message to your RSS / ATOM feeds
  • Kindle books now wish-listable on Amazon! Although, for now the button only appears if you visit the book’s customer reviews page. #
  • Wil is a prolific movie reviewer on his F’book Flixster. Super smart &/or funny. I.e. for Vanilla Sky: “I personally prefer chocolate rain.” #
  • 5 stars for Pootie Tang! “it’s a baddy daddy lamatai tebby chai. That’s a canapan, all the way down. wa-da-tah.” I concur. #
  • Got a little something for Mama after all. It’s not going TO her exactly, but I think she’s gonna like it anyway. :-) http://www.heifer.org/ #
  • Ohhhh my bank… my aching bank… #
  • The people down the street who like to build bonfires in their backyard just got a visit from the Albany FD. Swear I didn’t call! #
  • Ohhh… somebody at Kindle Korner is saying that although you can add Kindle books to your wishlist, nobody can actually buy them. Psych! #
  • @Ihnatko: I’m afraid of that too! I never blog on my blog anymore, but here I can’t shut up. You’re hands down my favorite tech writer btw. #
  • Honest Gift Tags
  • We’ve been watching the Bugaloos, a kiddie fave of Wil’s. I remember it vaguely too, but I’m very much a child of H.R. Pufnstuf & Lidsville. #
  • Feeling a little guilty for not confining my anti-spam foaming-at-the-mouth to my own webpage(s). #
  • Listening to a Teresa James cover of DeZurik Sisters’ “Arizona Yodeler”. I’d never dream of even attempting that, mainly ‘cuz I can’t yodel. #
  • Preparing an external drive for Time Machine. I’ve been living way too dangerously waiting for a Leopard-compatible version of SuperDuper. #
  • Finished “The Millionaires” free audiobook from iTunes. Enjoyed it OK but felt like escapist fare compared to my usual diet of cyberpunk SF. #
  • H.R. Pufnstuf (the character) was created for HemisFair ’68 in SAT & was the symbol of the fair. I was there, 4 yrs old. Wonder if I got it? #
  • Feedbooks Downloading Guide for the Kindle
  • Wow. This Kindle hacker found an undocumented picture viewer, Minesweeper, keyboard shortcuts & misc. easter eggs: http://tinyurl.com/3apd37 #
  • Photo by Barry Phipps - Paul from MOTO Paul Caporino from M.O.T.O. (via Barry Phipps’ Flickr)
  • Reading the internet speculation about Donnie Darko, which we saw last night. I sure do dig the freaky sci-fi flicks. #
  • Ultrasound was no biggie at all. Results later, but if there’s anything majorly wrong, the radiologist deserves an Academy Award for acting. #
  • Today’s mail brought this year’s holiday CD from the Greenbergs: Ann-Marie, Mark, Georgia, August and now Frankie too! Excited to hear it. #
  • Once again, because there’s no candy in the house, I have to settle for Viactiv. #
  • I look at the world with my head cocked to the right because of the astigmatism in my right eye. Trying to get the left one closer to you. #
  • OMFG. Daddy wants to know if I’ve read Snow Crash. He’s halfway through, and he likes it! I didn’t even tell him! This is a little too w … #
  • …weird! Why did PocketTweets cut me off? #
  • Krazy Kindle lady says I’m an angel. :-D God, I should’ve bought it from her and not said anything but I don’t have an extra $400 to blow. #
  • It’s official, we can now use Amazon gift cards to get Kindle books. Direct gifting and wish-listing coming soon, one would think. #
  • Depressed about Xmas. Got one good present for Wil but I’m on such a tight budget, that’s all I could afford. What about everyone else? Ugh. #
  • (Knowing what I know about that word, I shouldn’t be saying I’m “depressed”. I’m not depressed, just disappointed in my poor money skills.) #
  • @BluesBro: I know exactly what you mean. I just want to give more to my loved ones, period. All the time. #
  • On a mailing list where everybody’s kvetching about top-posters who don’t trim replies, and ppl who post “me too!”. Quaint, but still valid. #
  • Got a full physical today for the first time in ~25 years. I’m good but they wanna run all these extra tests to look at everything. BLAHRRGG #
  • Did you know that 3/4 of women my age have a fibroid? I certainly didn’t. That’s nasty! Supposed to be nothing to worry about at all though. #
  • (of course I’m worried anyway because I had no clue, and don’t know what that is, and gotta get an ultrasound for it, goddammit.) #
  • Totally aching where they stuck me with 3 immunization shots. Grumpy like a a 43-year old minus the forty. And no lollypop to show for it! #
  • Just passed the halfway point in the audiobook of Spook Country — I had to start over after putting it down for a month or two. It’s goood. #
  • Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge (The whole book, for free online in one bigass text file)
  • DAMMIT! My iPhone’s volume rocker just lost its clickum. It thinks I’m pushing the up button and won’t stop. ARGH #
  • HA! I got my geeky dad all intrigued about the Kindle. I *knew* he’d be into it. :-) #
  • Met up with the wreck-a-stow lady. Status upgraded to “probably sometime”! FU if it seems an odd choice for a webcoder. I’d love it there. #
  • I love mystery packages even if they’re not for me. Wil got one and it’s driving me mad even though it’s prolly just boring ol’ boy stuff. #
  • For somebody who doesn’t even own a car anymore, I sure am indignant over that jalopy parked in our spot for the last 9 days. #
  • LOL!! In the Kindle video demo of the dictionary feature he looks up the word “profligate”: recklessly extravagant or wasteful of resources. #
  • The Amazon Kindle
  • My iPhone is now useless for podcasts, unless I want my ears blown out by the faulty rocker switch. Got an appt with the genius tomorrow. #
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