Mon Nov 02 1998 09:39:
Woo, lots of stuff has been happening.
I went home for the weekend. My mother made me grade spelling tests and
write quizzes for little Isaac Asimov-narrated films about the earth and the
moon. That was a dirty trick.
Then we went shopping and snarfed all the marked-down Halloween candy.
I got 440 Pixie Stix. Numnumnumnumnum.
I have midterms next week. I also have to work and work on this dull
benefit data entry program.
I lost my absentee ballot puncher thing, so I punched my ballot with my
That Microsoft memo thing
blows my mind. Well, I guess it doesn't. Actually I'm not really surprised
at all. Oh well. Back to work.
Tue Nov 03 1998 22:24:
Everything looks so cosmic! I am made of ice! Voting results
are coming in! You think that just because I am Mexican you can
take advantage of me, but I am no fool! The bad news? It's the final season! Ow, my pituitary gland!
You can probably tell that I just updated the intro text.
Vader: Where are the plans you were given?
Curly: [begins dancing wildly] Woob woob woob woob woob! Ruuuuh ruuuuuh ruuuuuh!
Moe: What are you doing?
Curly: Eeeh, I'm givin' him the plans!
Moe: That's not how you give him the plans, you lunkhead!
Tue Nov 03 1998 23:01:
Hey, I just made a face on the command line:
cp *_* ~/crummy/mail/
This also means that all the old mail messages from the old
Leonard's Yummy homepage are in the mail/ directory now. I still need
to write the automatic header-reader and menu-generator.
Wed Nov 04 1998 04:41:
I finally got ADSM working on gogol. I actually had it working a while ago,
but I never restarted the daemon. We are now automatically being backed up.
I think I might switch to Debian. gogol uses it, and I like it better than
Fri Nov 06 1998 07:35:
I stayed up late last night to work on my CS homework (still working
on it), and the NPR DJ guy was talking about how on his way to work
he hit a deer. It was very surreal.
Sat Nov 07 1998 07:33:
I am now typing with a dvorak keymap. it is agonizingly slow; ordinarily I would have been long
finished with what I mean to write by now. However, the advantages are
obvious; I can generally guess where a key should be. Now I have forgotten what else I had to say.
I keep having to move my hands away from the keyboard to find a key.
Agh I say.
Sat Nov 07 1998 07:44:
Whoa, that is weirder than weird. If you look at that thing I just wrote, you will see
that I subconciously chose words that are easy to type. I bet the same thing will be visible in
this bit. Oh, the unbearable slowness of typing.
Well, the <p> tag sure is easy to type. Andyway, segfault has won awards. Yippee.
Sat Nov 07 1998 08:01:
The Pokey mirror I was using for Dada Pokey went down, so I changed it. It
works again. I am writing this from Linux Netscape, which is strangely
unaffected by my recent keymapping.
Da da [sic] Pokey has 18 votes!
That's a whopping 6%! Not bad, for the random recombination of someone else's
work. Also check out the glowing endorsement from none other than Tom Servo.
Sat Nov 07 1998 08:04:
What's with my homey that vote URL? Try this one.
Sun Nov 08 1998 05:45:
Miracle of miracles, it is raining. It has been raining for at least
5 hours. Yippee.
Sun Nov 08 1998 08:11:
It has stopped raining, but the sun has not yet come out to wreak its luminous havoc upon the world.
In other news, I located the old Leonard's Yummy Homepage stuff, and restored the
May 1998 NYCB, the party of the first parts of which were missing.
I really need to study for my CS and stats midterms.
I am somewhat better at Dvorak than I was yesterday. An interesting side effect is that I
sometimes feel a sense of resignation upon beginning to read something, thinking
that I'm going to have to read it really slowly.
Tue Nov 10 1998 05:16:
Hm, it's raining again, after two days of the stereotypical California weather which
makes people talk about it in the checkout line. Manic-depressive weather we're having.
Oops, I almost let a Dvorak-spawned typo through there.
Wed Nov 11 1998 19:47:
Today is a happy day, as I have learned that my mother and sister,
while cleaning out the attic, have found my big boxes of boons that I thought were lost forever.
None of the original Lucky Charms marshmallows are still part of
Lucky Charms. They have all disappeared in a Stalinesque purge, replaced
by other freeze-dried marshmallows.
Actual scripting has begun on The Nathan Hale Comedy Hour Beer.
Stay tuned for more details.
Wed Nov 11 1998 19:49:
Sorry, Dvorak-spawned typo there. s/boons/books/
Fri Nov 13 1998 08:21:
The bus I was taking home yesterday crashed into a car. I had to fill
out an accident card and wait for the next bus.
I got an A on my Plautus paper. "Leonard - this is an awesome
analysis of Plautus. You clearly have thought it through clearly.
You've made some very keen insights [sic] & I thorougly enjoyed reading it. But you seem to have
trouble distinguishing what makes a complete paragraph."
You know, one day I'll write a paper the weekend before it's due
and it will get a terrible grade and then I'll be sorry. But until that happens,
let the good times roll!
Andy is coming over today.
Fri Nov 13 1998 12:06:
Wow, what a great deal! On the way home from work I stopped by a yard
sale and picked up an old DOD 8-track mixer for $25. I got a guitar
stand for $1 too.
Finally, the fact that browser/OS integration is a dumb idea
gets submitted to the general public.
Mon Nov 16 1998 15:16:
I got an 83 on my stats midterm. I should have gotten an 85.5 due to
a score-tallying error. I will appeal.
On another note, I have proved completely unable to do my CS
homework. I will have to seek help from Kris or Adam.
Fri Nov 20 1998 06:28:
I saw the Star Wars trailer in the CSUA lounge yesterday. That is good stuff.
Sat Nov 21 1998 16:42:
Hey, Chocolate Cherry Garcia is good frozen yogurt. And right now
The Grateful Dead long guitar solo sketch is playing on MST3K.
Mon Nov 23 1998 08:30:
I fixed The Best of Dada Pokey. It was getting its panels from a now-defunkt
Soon it will be time for Thanksgiving break. I have to write a paper over
the aforementioned break.
Mon Nov 23 1998 08:32:
Oh yeah, for those who only know about new Crummy things from NYCB, here is
The Windows 98 TV Commercial
which bears a strange resemblance to another commercial.
Thu Nov 26 1998 08:18:
It's time to move on. Soon I will be going up to my aunt's house to eat things.
I'm glad I installed Ewan on my mother's computer.
My hard drive isn't coming in til next week. I wonder how I'm going to
print out my Classics paper.
Fri Nov 27 1998 18:32:
I must say, the Tobler Chocolate Orange is an incredible innovation.
Mon Nov 30 1998 05:57:
Right now some Asian person is laughing at a freakish
spam mail intended for me. LARGEST OUTDOOR SMOKING PATIO W/WATERFALL!
Mon Nov 30 1998 08:52:
I'm printing out my paper with LyX. Apart from the huge margins, it
looks awesome. It's so easy on the eyes! Everything else looks like crap
compared to this! Wow!
I am now officially blown away by the might of LyX and TeX in general.
Mon Nov 30 1998 10:18:
Let me tell you something. I wrote a thing for the idea base that
will generate Segfault-ish ID numbers. I did this a) because the
code used by Segfault isn't a PHP function, it's a C function embedded in PostgreSQL (I think) which makes it database-dependant (I think) and you have to do something weird to
PostgreSQL to get it to work (again, I think), and b) the code used by Segfault can't
be GPLed. The code and a benchmark is in my idea base directory
Mon Nov 30 1998 14:20:
I'm showing Peter Hodgson the NYCB publisher.
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