Tired
Marth
revanad
I am so very tired right now. Really, I've been feeling pretty tired and weird all week so far. I think part of it is due to staying up too late working on some attempts at starting a little programming project and continuing with not getting to work nearly as early as I'd like (and consequentially having to leave later). Tonight I'm not working on that, and feel pretty fail in general. I watched a video of a conference talk on social networking for developers by a programming blogger I follow and was convinced that I really need to start a programming blog now so I can talk about problems I have and solutions I find, etc. This of course led me to the insurmountable brick wall of A NAME for the blog. Also, I was going to make the blog on Blogger, but then thought "what if it eventually became popular, a Blogger blog isn't that great for that, I should have a blog hosted somewhere with its own URL". Argh, life is hard, etc.

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Marth
revanad
I've been messing around with Google Chrome tonight, now that I switched it to the developer build instead of the release build. This is because the release build is completely unusable for me because it has no mouse wheel click scrolling! The horror! No one else seems to actually use this kind of scrolling except me though, which is strange considering it is so awesome.

Anyway, other than having a bit of a difficult time adjusting to the differences from Firefox (it seems I can almost click the Refresh button in Firefox without thinking, because I try to click it in Chrome and it's not there), I'm finding Chrome nice to use.

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Tomorrow is Friday, and casual Friday and we're having catered Chinese food for lunch at work! I'm kind of excited about that, though I'm most excited about leaving work tomorrow. I'm looking forward to a fun weekend! I'll need to do some cleaning in my apartment though, I think....

Daylight Savings Time
Marth
revanad
As happy as I am that it's Daylight Savings Time now, this evening has me seriously confused. o_O

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Marth
revanad
I think I need a new phone. My current phone's battery seems to be going to crap, as it was fully charged yesterday morning and then, after not using it all day, it ran out of battery in the middle of a conversation on the way home from work. There's too many options for what to get though. I feel like getting another "normal" phone now would be kind of stupid, because smart phones seem to be the next thing and it might be cool to get one of those. Of course, my current provider doesn't offer 3G I don't think, so... bahh, I don't know!

Edit: So today, I left the phone off all day, and it still cut off during a conversation!

Edit again: New $10 phone is ordered. I should be getting it Friday!

Weird
Marth
revanad
Driving home tonight, after getting off 66, I saw a stopped police car up ahead with its lights on. In the middle lane. Weirder still, upon passing it, I saw another car, also stopped in the middle land... facing the wrong way. Since the cop was in front of the car, it probably must have been stopped there already....

Coolest thing
Marth
revanad
I was down in old town Alexandria on Saturday with my family, visiting stores and seeing the sights. At one point, while I was waiting around in a small shopping arcade, I heard some music playing from a short distance away. It sounded nice, but I didn't think much of it. Since I was waiting for my family to come out of stores, I decided to wander over and listen. When I got there... then I was surprised!

It turned out that the music was being played by one guy... on WINE GLASSES. He had a table with a large number of wine glasses of all sizes arrayed on it, each tied down tightly and filled with a certain amount of water. There were very large glasses on his left, and very small ones on his right. The songs he played sounded really good... he played as many as 6 of the glasses at the same time. I remember him playing, among other things, the Star Spangled Banner and set of Korean, Japanese and Chinese music including that Japanese traditional song Sakura.

It was amazing!

Crisis averted
Marth
revanad
Computer near-death experience; emergency surgical proceduresCollapse )

Terrorism
Marth
revanad
I wonder if people actually know the meaning of "terrorism" any more....

I was just reading an article that has this quote:

In a recent video clip from MSNBC, McCain asked a rally, "Who is the real Barack Obama?" In response to McCain's rhetorical question, a voice from the crowd can be clearly heard to shout in response, "Terrorist!"

Who is it here that is trying to make the public fear Obama by suggesting that there are dark secrets that he has hidden away? Is it ironic that a vague fear of "terrorists" is constantly being played upon as a means of influencing people politically here?

o_O
Marth
revanad
http://prope.sega.jp/letstap/

LET'S TAP
LET'S TAP
FUTURE
TAPPING
GAME

RAIN
Marth
revanad
Wow, that was some serious rain to drive home in. Could hardly see.

Also, SPICED CIDER.

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