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May 1, 2005

If it keeps on raining, levee's gonna break

Long month, no posts. Where did April go? I've been away a lot, as a couple of my dearest friends got married in NYC (though not to each other). I was in New Orleans for a bachelor party. I drove a lot. The weather has improved incrementally. The Heels won the NCAA championship. The Sixers won't win the NBA championship. I've been spending a lot of time on a bid for a freelance project. My real job is about to get (even more) chaotic. I still haven't sold my old car. All last night, I sat on the levee and moaned.

May 2, 2005

How is this not the funniest thing ever?

I know it's nothing new, but.... jeebus!
Gov. Schwarzenegger

May 4, 2005

It's late

...and I should really go to bed.

Brazil spurns US terms for AIDS help

Wow. This is simultaneously admirable and tragic.

May 6, 2005

"recognize massive stupidity"

"Four seconds to cold-boot the operating system.

Pretty impressive, no? All it takes is a willingness to look at the traditional way of doing things, recognize massive stupidity, and correct it."

May 10, 2005

What is the point...

...of fat-free half-and-half?

Does anyone really think that the chemicals which replace the fat are healthier than the fat that got replaced?

If you want all those chemicals, why not just go with non-dairy creamer?

If you want something that's more-obviously related to milk than non-dairy creamer, but doesn't have any fat in it, why not use skim milk?

I'm no fan of skim milk, but at least it came from a cow.

May 17, 2005

Hang up and drive

I don't believe anyone should hold a cell phone while driving. But that goes double for you, Granny.

May 20, 2005

Mac OS X, pine, Thunderbird, perl and me

I'm here to talk to you about pine and perl, and Thunderbird.

I haven't been able to get Tiger's updated Mail.app to connect to my IMAP server. Which sucks. Because as ugly as Mail.app clearly is, I always thought it worked ok, and I had high hopes for the new version.

So instead of switching to (the lame, emasculated and inadequate) Mail.app, I decided to give Thunderbird another try. Works great, for the most part. PGP works well with it, it doesn't choke on large mailboxes, etc. I wish I could export filtering rules and copy them among machines, but maybe someday I will be able to do that.

The main thing, though, was the address book. I wanted to get my pine .addressbook into TB. But TB's addressbook didn't know what to do with pine's format, and could only convert Entourage and Eudora addressbooks into the LDIF format it preferred. So, how?

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Not-so-sudden thought

Tim has already heard me expound on this, but:

Do they drive VW microbuses because they're hippies, or are they hippies because they drive microbuses?

May 27, 2005

Governor digs fixing potholes / San Jose crews destroy part of road for staged event

Ah, yes. The ol' "dig holes in order to fill 'em" thing.

May 31, 2005


Woman: Nice car. Maybe I can get a ride sometime...?

Man [brightly]: You bet. Oh. Wait. Did you mean in the car?

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