Monthly archives: October, 2005

New computer WOOHOO!

    Well, I finally got my new computer. A fully tricked out Mac Mini. It’s about three times faster than my FrankenMac, and it makes a world of difference. Even my wireless keyboard responds better! Plus, it’s so tiny and quiet! I’m very happy with it, it’s nice to have a real desktop computer again, …

Dick Craft died

    I come not to praise him, but to bury him… I have mixed feelings, this is the guy my mother left my father for. I lived with him for a year or two and mom almost married him. People seemed to like him quite a bit, but I never got past the drinking and …

    The trip was nice. Hung out with my aunt and grandmother quite a bit. I ate waaaayy too much and I slept quite a bit. Can’t believe that I have to go back to work tomorrow, that’s going to suck. Wonder how late I’m going to get up, hopefully I’ll still get to work …

    Here’s a quick entry over at cafe hayek that talks about the common misunderstanding about profits of companies. There’s this idea that transactions are a zero sum game, one of the parties is screwed while the other benefits. This is obviously not true, both parties benefit, even when the price is high, otherwise the …

Random stuff

My cousin read my post about her picture and the comments. She found it “interesting.” We had a brief discussion about not recognizing ourselves in pictures or even in the mirror sometimes. I’ll write more about that later on… I’ve put up a couple of my econ papers on my web site. These were on …

    It was a weird music day. First off, I heard “Superman” by the Kinks for the first time in years. It was during the promos for the World Series. Then I had to sit through an awful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner sung by Michael McDonald. Whose idea was that? It is a …

The picture that no one likes (except me)

    I’m visiting my grandmother up in Connecticut. I brought along my laptop so that I could show her some pictures of my cousin (her granddaughter) that I took a little while ago. She didn’t even recognize her! Keep in mind that up until last year, they had been living together for years. My grandmother …

New favorite adult swim show.

    Here’s the synopsis from Amazon, “In search for a captive pirate, an alien girl riding a Vespa uses a 12-year-old boy’s head as a multidimensional channel.” Believe it or not, that’s pretty accurate. FLCL is my new favorite “WTF was that?” program. It’s difficult to follow, has great music (have to pick up a …

One more

The 5×7 field camera and the two lenses got sold tonight. That leaves just one large piece of equipment to go and a bunch of little stuff… It feels pretty good to turn this stuff into money, and rather significant amounts of it I might add… Of course I’ve been thinking about the replacements, hehehehehe. …

Ahhh, that makes more sense…

    Went to my second guitar lesson today. Got a few things cleared up and now those little squiggly marks on those lines make more sense:-) Gotta work on my chords, I was supposed to be doing arpeggiaeted (sp?) chords, not strumming them. It sounds much better the right way…     Speaking of music, I …