Foods I am not allergic to:
( Big long list )
Foods I am allergic to:
- Dust mites
It's been months (half a year?) since I last tried it, and it still has some major bugs. It's losing metadata, it fails halfway through my upload, and when I tell it to recover, it tries to upload all my photos again.
Version 2 was not as feature-rich, but at least it was solid. And instead of giving you a "preview" that's just a rehash of the photo thumbnail when you click on it, the old version actually let you see a bigger version of the photo!
I've been meaning to post a retrospective of 2008, but since I failed to post a retrospective of 2007 don't hold your breath.
Oh, and I like this video. "Where the hell is Matt: An Elaborate Hoax"
Or I can lazily lounge around tonight and just buy their CD instead.
ETA: Alas, there was an error in the calendar listing--BTO is actually playing tomorrow in JP, when I'll be elsewhere. Boo. Maybe I'll buy the CD anyway.
A 52x CD-RW drive
A PCI card with 4 USB 2.0 ports (1 internal) and 3 IEEE-1394 ports (1 internal, up to 400 Mbps)
If so let me know--otherwise I'm thinking of giving them away to charity.
ETA: I'm impatient, so I'm donating them to charity.
- On the 7th I went on narya's mob to see The Rimers of Eldritch (directed by desireearmfeldt with lighting done by puffy_wuffy and rusalka)
- The night of the 14th I saw The Heidi Chronicles (technical director brief_life)
- marcusmarcusrc came into town and had a mob to see the Capitol Steps on the 29th
- shumashi introduced me to the Soweto Gospel Choir on the 30th
- Last night (6th) was the Harvard-Radcliffe Choir with ukelele and chenoameg singing Vasks' Dona Nobis Pacem and Poulenc's Gloria
In other news, I have a replacement for my old desktop purchased fall of 1998. Technology has passed me by these last ten years; since then non-USB input devices have fallen out of fashion, as have IDE hard drives and parallel ports. In their place I found little glowy blue lights, a metric buttload of USB and Firewire ports, and an extra miniature screen on the front panel of the computer. Apparently the Chinese government thinks my mouse has more lead in it than is safe (well, it exceeds a certain unrevealed threshold), but Dell has apparently not bothered to translate this into English.
Also, the book Fight Club is somewhat more intriguing than the movie.
Then I went online to check what was coming up next on my Netflix queue, and I noticed that I had Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Cool Hand Luke coming up, from when I first created my queue last November:
... and guess what, everybody and their moms decided they had to watch those movies after Paul Newman passed away over the weekend. Requiescat in pace.
ETA: "Failure 2 communicate. U haz it."
This wasn't the first time I had to shut a dream down because I didn't like it, but I thought the ability to do that was pretty cool.
Speaking of grocery stores, Johnnie's Foodmaster has been selling these cheap plastic tote bags that feel kind of like cloth. They all look the same, and every time I bring mine to the cash register the clerk has to ask me if I'd already bought it. ( How do I distinguish my bag so it's obviously not new? )
Here's what I ended up with:
Also, I've been playing way too much Dr. Mario on the Wii lately. But I'd only played on medium speed until now. Apparently if you beat level 20 on high, you get the ending credits... with Mario and the viruses floating around. It looks like Dr. Mario has been abusing prescription medication: ( or perhaps I'm the one on drugs if I'm seeing stuff like this )
And I avoided typing "liverjournal.com" into my Web browser. (Am I the only one who makes that mistake? What is my subconscious mind telling me?)
Last night I had a series of dreams that I couldn't quite piece together. At the very end I was trying to decorate a bowl of rice--I lined a small bowl with saran wrap, stuffed it with rice, and flipped it over on to a plate to make a cute little mound. Then I wanted to squirt a squiggle of Sriracha sauce on top and garnish it with a sprig of mint. But somehow it turned into a mound of custard. puffy_wuffy and brief_life were involved in this epicurean madness but I don't remember how.
Upon waking up this gave me the inspiration of making a half-white-rice, half-brown-rice mound. It seems like too much effort without a special occasion though.
I just got off a conference call with my manager. This is okay, since right before the call I got the third green star in Super Mario Galaxy and unlocked the trial galaxies.
And look, it's my first post of the year. Happy 2008! and happy year of the rat.