Hope you all had a wonderful turkey feast! The song displayed in my “currently playing” dealie is the best Thanksgiving song I know of, so listen to it a million times, even though it’s a day after the fact. ENJOY A WEEK STRAIGHT OF TURKEY SANDWICHES! I know I will.
Posts from my old LiveJournal account.
Cylinders Make The World Go 'Round!
Whether you’re a fan of cylinders, or just casually acquainted with the notion, check out the UCSB‘s Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project. They’ve got over 5,000 recordings ranging from the 1890’s to 1920’s transferred from Edison cylinders, all available for download in MP3 (cleaned up) and WAV (uncompressed, but also not touched up, so they’re pretty staticy) format. Pretty hot stuff, considering it’s all free to download (from what I understand, Edison cylinder recordings are all in the public domain). Get going!
Steve Jobs on Saturday Night Live
…or at least an impersonator, but whatever. Good times.
OBSERVE ALL-CAPS DAY AT THE CHURCH OF YOUR CHOICE
IT’S THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF NOVEMBER. YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS: WHENEVER YOU HAVE THE OCCASION TO WRITE OR TYPE SOMETHING, DO IT IN ALL-CAPS!
OKAY, A LOT OF PEOPLE PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW THAT AT ALL, SINCE ALL-CAPS DAY WAS ONLY STARTED LAST YEAR BY STEF AND I, FOR KICKS, AMIDST OUR FORUM FRIENDS. BUT STILL… ALL-CAPS! START YOUR LIVEJOURNALS!
"He's very gay with his new way of wooing"
I ordered the new iPod (in black, for those who care about such things (like me!)). It got shipped out from Shanghai yesterday afternoon. Now I just have to sit around monitoring the Package Tracker until it gets here! Fun.
Helena Bonham Carter is made of clay
Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride was thoroughly awesome. I will give mad props to the first person who throws together a convincing Emily costume, complete with skeletal limbs. And don’t cheat by wearing some kind of full-body costume, I’m talking blue paint and fake holes in your skin all over the place!
So who wants some mad props? I’m waaaaaaaaitiiiiiiiiing…
Boom! Bang! Zowie?
Holy crap, thunderstorms! The girls in the classroom next to my office all screamed that annoying stereotypical girlish scream with the first thunderclap. It was bright and clear early today, then the clouds just rolled on in and thundered about. The sky is a strange place sometimes.
"He does it, he says, to raise awareness of suffering children."
My boss came in a few minutes ago to ask a question, and overheard the music a-comin’ out of my iTunes. The song was “Corsair” by Boards of Canada. She told me it sounded awful.
I’ve never made any disparaging remarks regarding the choir music or Christian standards she plays in her iPod! Her musical preference is her own, and I would never apply some kind of higher-than-thou stance if I didn’t care for her tunes.
I don’t know, that just bugs me. I like ambient music! It makes for nice music to play in the background as I get work done. I guess I’ll just have to respect her opinion, but there are nicer ways of saying you don’t care for something.
The iTunes phone isn’t for me. I’ve looked over the specs, read some of the reviews, and just decided the phone lacked a certain panache that $250 ought to buy you. So after a bit of research regarding iSync compatibility (mostly by way of random Mac forums and the reviews on Mac ‘n’ Cell) and other various doodad features, I think the Sony Ericsson S710a is the phone for me. $50 less (when bought from Cingular), and it’s a much more slick gadget. Slick is an important selling factor, y’see Rudy.
You probably want me to stop yammering about geeky phone stuff. I probably will not.
My cable box is on the fritz. It won’t let me change the channel, or access recorded programs, or even shut it off. So I get home and it’s stuck on Maury. The text on the bottom-left of the screen reads: “My wife needs to know… I have sex with men for money!”
Yeah. The world is dumb sometimes.