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Cool! Justin wrote a review 2000

Cool! Justin wrote a review of The Sims. It's a very good overview of the game with interesting insights. My favorite: "Rich people, isolated together with espresso makers and no furniture, fight."

Posted on February 26, 2000 at 05:57 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Dang, and then I get 2000

Dang, and then I get back and they've got some pop smarm. Feh. More Working Music, please!

Posted on February 26, 2000 at 05:35 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Damn! And then they play 2000

Damn! And then they play some Abba followed by Moby. These guys are indeed The Shit (tm).


The only bad thing is I kinda have to go to the bathroom and I'm waiting for a bad song... Hm. Well, OK, I don't love this next song and it does repeat the chorus about 50 billion times, so I suppose I could tear myself away now.

Posted on February 26, 2000 at 05:26 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

God, I love cyberchannel.de. Coming 2000

God, I love cyberchannel.de. Coming out of Pet Shop Boys to Tom Jones singing "You're my sex bomb..." and now heading into Enrique Iglasias (however the heck you spell that) for some nice housy Rhythm Divine.


A big shout out to the Pyramaniacs (all of them bone fide sex bombs in their own right). Ev, I've got my headphones on too as I work hard testing the latest build and logging issues into our Pyra project. Happy workers!

Posted on February 26, 2000 at 05:20 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Omigawsh, I've been undertipping my 2000

Omigawsh, I've been undertipping my hairstylist. Thanks for the etiquette research, pb!

Posted on February 26, 2000 at 05:11 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Could someone just pay me 2000

Could someone just pay me to play The Sims all day? That would be fine with me. I don't wanna spend Saturday afternoon working (as I am) or moving & unpacking (as I should be), I just want to see if I can make a couple more friends for Doug and get him that promotion...

Posted on February 26, 2000 at 02:36 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Derek's Nikon Silliness Theatre makes 2000

Derek's Nikon Silliness Theatre makes me happy. "Happy happy, joy joy..."
(aside: you know, I really dig the way Derek has a comment for his links and then he opens it for you in a new window so you can see his comment down in the status bar of his window while you look at the linked item in the new window in front. Mmm. Yes.)

Posted on February 24, 2000 at 04:31 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

I really like this picture 2000

I really like this picture of my friend Ev.


And this one is cool too.


And this picture of Derek is also pretty fun.


Omigawd, now this one of Meg and Derek is faaabulous. Reminds me of one of those Saul Steinberg sketches of conversational dynamics.

Screw the Sears photo studio, next time you want to be photogenic, just visit the offices of Pyra!.

Posted on February 22, 2000 at 12:48 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Yes, I was supposed to 2000

Yes, I was supposed to get my sorry ass in gear half an hour ago and move more boxes into my car, but I was busy playing Furious George and the Cross-Country Crime Spree. [Thanks to my sick monkey friend Charon for this link]

Posted on February 20, 2000 at 01:31 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

I visited University Avenue in 2000

I visited University Avenue in Palo Alto yesterday after Edmond & I had a nice long soak at Watercourse Way. Had a good simple dinner at World Wrapps and then wandered along poking into stores. It's odd how many things there close at 6pm on Saturday. There is plenty of foot traffic well into the evening. Strange that people wouldn't want to stay open.


There was an enormous line for the Stanford Theatre's Hitchcock movies (Lady Vanishes & (hmmm, was it Suspicion? can't recall). They finally did a schedule and mailed it out. One can hope that they will see how beneficial this is to them and even start reporting their movies & times to Metro again.



Home Chef has not been rebuilt after their fire - not caused by the demonstration cooking area, as you might suspect, but rather due to some chemicals stored near the water heater - but they are going to rebuild this year sometime.



The comic book shop has closed and is going to be replaced by a Neimann-Coppola wine bar or some such.



There's a great new store, Modernbook, full of yummy art/design/architecture books plus a small gallery of beautiful fashion paintings. The current show goes away within a week to be replaced by a photography exhibit. Nice little shop. Makes me wish I had the money to buy every pretty book that catches my eye.

Posted on February 20, 2000 at 12:29 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Ed pointed me to the 2000

Ed pointed me to the first Viridian design competition: make an electric meter which visually rewards people for using less energy.

Posted on February 20, 2000 at 12:10 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

I've been working many hours 2000

I've been working many hours lately. I do like being a project manager, but there are days where I miss the no-brainer pleasure of being a retail drone. Nowadays, I spend all day on the phone and dealing with email and schedules and meetings. That must be why I find Action Item provokes both laughter and a guilty twinge.

Posted on February 20, 2000 at 12:02 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

2000

I love Blogger

Posted on February 20, 2000 at 11:54 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

I am very in tune 2000

I am very in tune with this Bruce Sterling quote which pb has in his fine collection.

I have a large collection of quotes. I need an interface like this. Sometime soon, when I have more time, I'll bribe pb to let me use his. "Oh Pa-a-aul, I've got a nice book of zen poetry and an album of Rumanian covers of Depeche Mode songs for you-u-u..."

Posted on February 10, 2000 at 08:48 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

That great Rattan laundry basket 2000

That great Rattan laundry basket is available again via Novica. They only have 12, so get one while you can. These are the best! Very strong and beautiful.

Posted on February 8, 2000 at 02:44 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

I wrote an epinion about 2000

I wrote an epinion about my new company car. I like the New Beetle. I like it a whole lot.

Posted on February 8, 2000 at 10:18 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Here's a fascinating interactive map 2000

Here's a fascinating interactive map of the strategic alliances in the Internet industry. I love the way network diagrams can give insight into underlying patterns. Try dragging the key players around to see who's clustering and who's networking with more than one player. Notice that HP is linked to three of the key players in this diagram and I worked on a joint project between HP & the fourth player, Microsoft. Clearly, HP has done a good job of positioning itself to thrive off of anyone's success.

Posted on February 8, 2000 at 10:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

I'm visiting family this weekend. 2000

I'm visiting family this weekend. My grandmother just showed me this poem written by my great-grandmother, Chella Bennett McCombs:


This party is in honor of a very special date

And we're very sorry that it's over two weeks late

But there's nothing in this country that can be hurried anymore,

So, our apparent negligence, we're blaming on the war.


There is nothing that is usual, or as it used to be

And nothing you can count on, to react consistently

When things are being rationed, how is anyone to know

But what birthdays are included, unless Roosevelt tells you so.


So, we had to write to Washington, and see if Howard could

Be granted a priority to have one when he should.

Well, Nelson was uncertain, and referred to Henderson

Who appointed a committee, and they argued "pro and con".


Then they sent it to the Senate, where 'twas brought up for debate

Then 'twas laid upon the table, to discuss at a later date.

We wrote our representative to "please" our cause espouse

So he investigated, and 'twas brought before the House.


Then they sent for information, "Were we sure that he was born?

Were his dad and mother present? Was it nite or was it morn?

Was his birth recorded rightly? Had a finger print been made?

Had his hair been straight or curly? Had the Dr. bill been paid?


Is he working at the present? On a project for defense?

Does he drive an automobile at the Government's expense?

Does he serve on a committee, corporation, or a board?

Or on drives collecting rubber, iron or paper, to be stored?


Is he blessed with fame or money, personality or pull?"

So we answered all the questions and filled out the blanks in full.

Then we waited and we waited, while the days went flying by,

'Twas no use to rant or worry and no use to swear or sigh.


The red tape must be adjusted, every knot securely tied,

We must make an affidavit that on no point had we lied.

When our patience was exhausted, and the birthday date long past,

We received an official notice from our Congressman. At last.


As a very special favor they were giving their consent

And granting him a birthday, but it must be wisely spent.

And what could be any "righter" than a party and a feed?

Where friend may join together, wishing "many more" indeed?


And what could be better than delicious birthday cake?

And who could do a better job than "Fanny" on the bake?

And many happy birthdays, tho a little late they be

We are wishing in the future, for the honored, Howard "B".

Posted on February 5, 2000 at 09:21 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Ya know, certain persons have 2000

Ya know, certain persons have slammed weblogs as mere link lists. They say there is no creative effort involved; blogger X finds some cool sites and makes a link to it with some slaphappy comment and bam: weblog. But I think they're missing something. A lot of times, I have an idea and I write about it and then I find an appropriate link for my readers to explore if they like. I'm not sure, but I think maybe that's what Lilly might have done in today's entry including links to different pieces of music. The "downright evil 'Song That Doesn't End'" link is an interesting destination and I don't really care whether it inspired the entry or Lilly happened upon it after searching for the song name.

Posted on February 4, 2000 at 04:07 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Things are better new. *whew* 2000

Things are better new. *whew* Still chaotic, but I made progress on my urgent tasks (found a tolerable apartment & put in an application which I'm expecting will be approved and got my Saturn - anyonewannabuyacar? - in for service so it will be all fabulous for its new owner). Last night I had a very nice time with Edmond, but stayed up too late. Totally worth it, but, man, am I a zombie this morning... [picture Calvin as evil dead lurching across the schoolyard, tongue protruding...]

Posted on February 4, 2000 at 09:05 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

I feel pretty good about 2000

I feel pretty good about being an elm tree. That works for me.

Posted on February 3, 2000 at 09:19 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

But Derek made me laugh 2000

But Derek made me laugh with his nikon silliness theatre (see his entry of February 1). Bless his heart (and his alarming lizard face). I can't decide which one I like best. Happy kid Dinah claps her hands and says "Do it again, Derek! Again!"

Posted on February 2, 2000 at 10:31 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

February is not working out 2000

February is not working out very well for me. I guess everybody hurts sometimes, but I still don't like it.

Posted on February 2, 2000 at 08:32 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Sorry. Friday activities with Dinah 2000

Sorry. Friday activities with Dinah are cancelled. Those of the Edmond gang may wish to contact him and see if he's still game.

Posted on February 2, 2000 at 01:47 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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