Fri Sep 11 1998 19:32:
I don't like that format, let's get something like what we had before.
Second paragraph requires both tags.
Fri Sep 11 19:29:37 1998 (leonardr):
This is a test of the mighty News You Can Bruise web publication
system. Behold the HTML!
09/11/1998: In keeping with the tradition of recieving mail
from cool people I don't know on account of having reflected upon
their work in some fashion, I present this
message recieved from the mighty Brett Glass in response to my
Segfault article which I don't have gpm on this terminal and I'm not
going to type the URL so you'll just have to find it yourself that
talked about his Windows 3.1 error message program.
In other news, I am making the notebook program into a
nitro-burning remote publishing mobile. It will rock, oh yes. More
traffic on the ones.
09/08/1998: Woohoo! I got mail from Pokey himself! And Pokey uses
09/07/1998: Whee, we have moved. Crummy will be here until
next June, probably. Puff the mighty Sampo lived by the sea.
09/04/98: Oh no, yenrab found my secret page!
Soon I may be moving webbily as well as physically. Peter has
decided to claim gogol as his own. I hope Andy comes back soon.
09/02/98: Screw it. Here's
the notebook source. CGI is wonko lately. Some people see the
browser greeting and some don't. Agh.
09/01/98: The Browser Greetings program stopped working. I
don't know why.
Source for the notebook will be forthcoming, unlike my renewal. If
you get that reference, I'm really impressed.
Fri Sep 11 1998 19:36:
As you can see from the
thing below, we're moving over to a new format here in the Deep 13
Grotto Room. Rather than open up a telnet every time we want to update
News You Can Bruise, Andy and I can just fire up the notebook program and
publish the news through the Web. Of course, since we care not for
consistency, we'll be doing the telnet thing quite a bit as well. Soon
there will be a public notebook for the common rabble to put notes in,
and private notebooks for first-estaters me and Andy, which all can
read but which are us-password-protected. Woohoo! Once again SSI
proves its superiority over all other forms of communication!
Thu Sep 17 1998 08:32:
I hate the firewall.
Thu Sep 17 1998 08:42:
Good, that got through.
All of my services have been cancelled, except for the damn Sprint long
distance that David got and that I can't find a bill for. I hate phone
companies even more than I hate the firewall.
My new apartment is mighty. Each day I am humbled before its cleanness
and carpetedness and all-around groovyness.
I forgot the pizza I was going to bring for lunch. But no, I planned not
to bring it for lunch. I think. Either way, it ain't here.
Soon we will have a new firewall, which I wouldn't hate except it runs on
NT so I am obligated to hate it. We are testing it now.
Thu Sep 17 1998 08:48:
In the interests of strict accuracy, I should have said
More traffic on the "ones".
below. But the quotes look stupid. Either way, it is a worthy companion to
Jake's "More news as it happens" (and fair).
Fri Sep 18 1998 07:28:
Lucky generic root beer remains the best root beer in the world. Vons generic
root beer comes nowhere close.
Fri Sep 18 1998 13:12:
You'll notice that Andy rebooted sampo, and so the date here is wrong. Oh
I was bored, so I updated my CSUA homepage. I can't type the URL, as it
contains a tilde, and the laptop I'm using has no tilde key. So it's time to
use the %7E trick. http://fire.csua.ucla.edu/%7Eleonardr"
Sat Sep 19 1998 13:13:
No luck finding a track recorder, but I found a great drum machine.
I did the mighty drum intro to
Scentless Apprentice and a photonegative
of the aforementioned drum intro. They're both about 115K.
09/19/1998 (leonardr) My mail was bouncing yesterday. They
changed my SEASNet username from leonard to leonardr (They told me
they were gonna do this, and I'm glad they did as now I have the same
username everywhere except at work where I'm still leonard), and
therein hangs a tale. A while ago (you can check the NYCB archives if
you care) I was pissed off at OAC for sending me warning messages
about checking my mail too often (which was my fault, actually; I had
a misconfigured asmailbox) so I decided to go off OAC and I set my
forwarding address to email@example.com. Then I moved over to
fire, where I am now, and I changed my SEAS forwarding address to
firstname.lastname@example.org. So for quite a while everything sent to
email@example.com had been forwarded to SEAS and then forwarded to
fire where I got it. But when they changed my username, anything that
went to firstname.lastname@example.org got sent to email@example.com and
bounced. So yesterday I decided to just stop with the Rube Goldberg
thing and now firstname.lastname@example.org forwards directly to
email@example.com. So if you sent anything important to me
in the last 36 hours and it bounced, send it again.
The sound files I made yesterday are obviously not proper .au
files. This salesman is obviously a dummy. I don't know what they
are. Sorry. I can play them in my weird X-based sound editor that's
the best I've found so far that won a Microsoft Student Innovation
Award or something even though it sucks like an empty oil well.
Oh yeah, Lucky generic Mountain Dew is pretty bad, too.
leonardr Hey, check it out. I found a program on sunsite (I
ain't gonna play sunsite) called sapphire, an "acoustic
compiler". It's basically a sound specification language. Not
something I'd use to create many of my tracks, but good for some
things. The easiest thing you can do with it, actually, is use it to
play samples playing musical notation into a sound file. So I
scrounged up some musical notation I did the last time I was near a
piano, and made sapphire-compiled versions of the opening and the mega
piano closing (which I will use in a recording someday) to I Screw
Up Everything I Touch, and the main theme to Yo Quiero
Breakfast. The latter doesn't sound right, as it has a weird
rhythm, and I have no rhythm, musical-notation-wise, so it doesn't
exactly fit into two measures and it gets cut off. The sounds are in
the sound directory. Final verdict, sapphire is
pretty cool. I'm still looking for something that will duplicate the
functionality of a 4-track, though.
Sat Sep 19 1998 19:07:
That's interesting. Go here with Lynx and look at the status bar..
Mon Sep 21 1998 07:38:
Today I recieved, unsolicited, an email from
Richard M. Stallman, in response to this.
This is probably the best piece of email I have ever recieved. How long until
the chicks start rolling in? Probably quite a while.
Correction: In the NYCB for March 5, 1998, I claimed that Winston
Churchill was the originator of the term "Iron Curtain". According to the
radio programme My Word, which would know, this is not true. It was
someone who wrote a book about (being in Russia during the 1917 revolution).
Mon Sep 21 1998 10:00:
With the beginning of school fast approaching, it's time for me to re-evaluate
the list of summer projects I made back in June. Here we go:
Project: Finish the Bastard Squad! screenplay
Status: I finally figured out the plot, but only about 20 minutes of
screenplay have actually been written. Put this down as a work in progress.
Project: Write stories for Segfault
Status: Completely achieved. I continue to write stories for Segfault
to this day.
Project: Write a GTK clone of the blow-other-players-up-in-a-mine game
Status: Still just a gleam in my eye. I may never even start on this.
Total and utter failure.
Project: Work on FaultNIC and other Segfault stuff
Status: Brilliantly achieved. Rewrites continue to this day.
Project: Record Ow, My Prostate! 24,996 Years Of Porcelain Puppy Oppression.
Status: Almost achieved. Would be completely achieved if Adam and/or Kris
had stuck around during the summer.
Project: Write rock opera: Boris Goodenough
Status: Not much progress made. Most songs have yet do be written; still
unsure as to plot details. Chalk this up as a failure.
Project: Write rock opera: His Own Platters
Status: Some progress made. Again I can blame Adam and Kris on account
of their not being accessible. Plot set, most of my songs and some dialogue
written. Still have to find out what the heck Jack Platters are, exactly.
So, there you have it. This evaluation of one's projects strikes me as quite
Franklinian, and I shall continue it. Look for a new list of projects soon.
Tue Sep 22 1998 06:05:
Andy's mother once made me a thing like
this, only it's made of yarn and it's a reindeer.
Tue Sep 22 1998 06:52:
Some links I keep looking up. I need to get the multi-notebook feature up so
that these can go in my personal notebook rather than the front page. But I
got tricked into working on Segfault some more, and have had little time for
my own projects.
Wed Sep 23 1998 07:09:
Three more days (counting today) of working.
Wed Sep 23 1998 09:52:
The notebook program is up. The various
notebooks, except for Andy's, are also up. The source
for the new version is avaliable.
Thu Sep 24 1998 06:46:
Check this news
As I was telling Jake, I cannot, to save my life, remember the circumstances under which I
first watched Fargo. I'm pretty sure I watched it with
somebody who had already seen it and thought it was great. Andy, was it you?
Thu Sep 24 1998 10:43:
Okay, more updates. I updated the old mail program, which you won't see yet
until I write a thing to scour the /mail directory for messages and build a
mail menu based on that. But I also wrote a NYCB file viewer, and rewrote the
/news directory to use it, in the absence of a similar
scourer program for the news directory. There will be one eventually, and also
a cron job to move the NYCB notebook file into the /news directory at the end
of the month. Automation frees the workers!
Fri Sep 25 1998 22:36:
Adam and Kris, my schedule
is up. Compare notes. In keeping with my plea for timekeeping reform I have used 24-hour time throughout. Unfortunately, the travesties of scheduling that
are my Classics discussion and my CS M151B lecture cannot be avoided,
as there's only one CS M151B lecture and all the Classics discussions are on Thursday Thursday Thursday.
Mon Sep 28 1998 10:24:
Here I am in the SEASNet xterm lab, and the browser greeting program knows
this fact even. I could put in more hostname recognition, I guess. Then Kris
and Andy, at least, could also get personalized greetings.
I just spent $160 on books. I could have easily spent over twice that if I
had bought the optional CS M151B books. I may return the one CSM151B book I
did get if I can get a better price on it from Amazon.
Woop, I just got mail from Ilyah. Time to go downstairs.
Sep 26 1998 (leonardr): Wow, Kris shares three of my four
classes (all except Classics). I think Adam shares one but I have not
heard from him. Kris must endure the four-hour lab with me and then he
has three more hours of class right after that. My heart bleeds for
Mon Sep 28 1998 17:23:
Ow, my feet hurt.
Ilyah and I spent 2 or 3 hours cleaning up the CSUA lounge. We moved in the big bookcase and put the books into it. Many of our books are autographed by Linus, but he just wrote "Linus" on the part of the book that's made up of the sides of all the pag
es, so it looks like they are Linus' books and we stole them.
We also hung up the mega Star Trek: First Contact poster.
Then on the way home I decided to get some stuff from Trader Joe's and test my hypothesis that I could save time by getting off the bus and walking home down National.
I made it home in about 15 minutes, so I think that doing that should save from 5 to
10 minutes, depending on how much stuff is in my backpack. My backpack is completely full right now.
I fear that Trader Joe's may not stock the raspberry sticks anymore. All they had were two tubs of orange sticks. I bought one of those just to try it, but I don't think they're going to sell them anymore. Oh darn.
Tue Sep 29 1998 19:32:
The United States Japan Foundation of New York!
Wed Sep 30 1998 12:22:
This is interestsing.
I'm watching my tape of The Sinister Urge, and one of the
commercials is one of the old Nike "Griffey in '96" commercials.
And it showed a clip of Ken Griffey Jr. cavorting on the baseball field, and
close-captions were shown that were not the close-captions for the
commercial, but rather the close-captions for the game commentary
during the period of the game from which the clip. I thought it was
interesting that they'd let that slip through.
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