Monday, April 23, 2007

What is emo???

Have you ever wondered what "emo" is? I found it amusing...the whole concept is one of those things that makes me feel old. I was emo before there was emo! Or something.

[pic is Dashboard Confessional dude- emo!]

Getting all twittery

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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

More failure

Just read page one of Mind Set, by Carol Dweck.

It's basically a Kings of Convenience lyric, made into a psych book.

"Fail-ure is the best way to learn."

So why do we fear it?

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

In Twee Wee Tryst

Just about everything from waah/bring on bull is now downloadable. These guys were a sort of 2nd division UK label in the 1990s along the lines of Sarah records. Delicate stuff, it's really cool.

While I am writing this I am watching The Merlin Show and he just said "email bukake" to Chris Wetherell.

While I was looking up Chris's url for the above link, I just saw this post about names of wifi nodes on his way to work. We had a similar experience running around our building at work. "I hate everyone in this building" was one of our favorites, although I think "Penis Pain" was probably the popular choice for best/worst network name. Mine is a unintelligible string of characters.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Mad Chopstix Skillz

Saw this on Make advocating long tweezers. Learn to use chopsticks already...they're not just for sticky rice. I've used them for retrieving tiny screws that fall into inconvenient places under the motherboard, places where my Mr. Magneto screwdriver was not working.

I know some people believe that chopsticks are inferior to the "barbarian" fork, but they really come into their own in precision work. I will admit that they have certain failings when used for Jello or the odd heavy item...but I guess my actual favorite thing about Asian food is that it comes pre-cut- no knives out on the table. Just tweeze and eat. Yumalazious.

DRM is dying

Yes, dying I tell you, dying! It's actually almost safe to get back on the iTunes Music Store again. Now I just need to get my Tivo to play AAC (too much pain to always convert to mp3), or buy one of those apple tv things so I can enjoy the entertainments on my hi-fi.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

April Fools' Day

April fools day on the internet completely fails to be interesting or funny to me anymore, it's completely predictable and lame. Even this.

I think everyone should take a few years off, maybe it would seem fresh again. Probably not though, it's just a dumb idea.