2003 Apr 30
Last night I had a few things I wanted to do. First, I wanted to pay some bills (yuck) and after that work on Bay’s page. I pretty much know what I want to do with the design, now it is just executing the plan. After that, I was planning on going for a quick bike ride around the neighborhood. Finally, I was hoping to get a few games of Battlefield 1942 in with the [KrshFrkz] crew.
But my body and mind would not cooperate, and I fell asleep at 8:30… At least I got some much needed rest and am fully refreshed this morning.
2003 Apr 29
Claw Theater is a site that Chris found and it is totally awesome. It features cats starring in some classic stories ranging from Snow White to Titanic. The graphics are top notch. I don’t know what they used for their CG, but it’s gotta be high-end SGI stuff. And the music is pretty neat too. On par with Vangelis or Philip Glass, I would say. Make sure you have Quicktime installed to hear the soundtrack to the plays.
Today I checked my email and there were 35 new messages. 33 of them were spam (unsolicited) email. Some of the best subject lines were:
“When can I see you again?”
“what is this”
“fwd: you’ll like that”
“No More Spam for Barron!”
Oh, when will it end? I have been using the Junk Email filter in MS Outlook and it works ok. I think my list of Junk Senders is probably about 200. When I check email at night, about 20% gets filtered into the Junk Email folder. Hopefully the spam epidemic will subside in the future as Microsoft, America Online, and Yahoo! have reportedly joined forces in the war against spam.
“In the toughest move to date against unsolicited commercial e-mail, Virginia enacted a law Tuesday imposing harsh felony penalties for sending such messages to computer users through deceptive means.”
Spam musubi is so awesome! We usually pan fry our spam (low sodium) and season it with garlic powder. We have a plastic musubi mold that is the perfect size for spam musubi. I prefer to eat it without any kind of sauce on it like some that I ate in Hawaii. Spam n eggs on rice is a great breakfast too.
2003 Apr 28
In my search for a Honda Passport/Supercub, I ran across this group of moped enthusiasts: The Moped Army. It looks like a totally fun group. You should check out their photos. You don’t see too many mopeds around anymore… it’s a shame because they are pretty fun. Gotta love Moped Army’s slogan/dvd title: “Swarm & Destroy”.
Mariko sent me this link to the Gas Buddy. Here you can check on the latest prices in your city/state. What’s cool about it is that you can find the cheapest station near you. It works good for us because Austin is not a big town, so it is possible to find one of the stations listed on the “cheapest gas” list.
2003 Apr 27
This morning I awoke to the sound of a gas-powered mower. One of the neighbors had decided that 6:30am was late enough to start mowing their yard. Does that seem strange? Not to mention rude. I am not even next door and it was loud enough to wake me.
2003 Apr 25
An old obsession of mine is back! When I was in Japan, I fell in love with the Honda Super Cub. There were a lot of cool variants, for instance, the Press Cub (for newspaper delivery). These motorbikes are so uncool that they are supercool. Here’s a link to the Honda website in Japan that has the super cubs. Here in the States, they are hard to find and expensive. I am hoping to get lucky and run across one in the classifieds. If you know of one for sale (cheap) in Austin, let me know!
2003 Apr 24
I was reading an article in Bike magazine last night and at the bottom of the page it read “continued on page 82”. So I tried to find page 82. But there were page numbers on only a few random pages. And when I finally found the continuation of the article, there was no page number. I hate that!!! I think magazines should have page numbers on ALL pages, and have them in the same location on each page. Grrrrr…
This week we have been subjected to the awful fundraising drive for NPR/KUT. This year the theme is “Pledge Early, End Early” and is limited to five days. Last year was the first time I sent in a contribution, and this year I actually “became a member”. Woo hoo. Now I won’t feel so bad when they give the guilt trip. I wish there was a way to tune into a secret frequency that did not have the fund-raising going on for those who have already contributed. I guess if radio was digital, that would be easier to accomplish. At any rate, I feel better for giving a little to them, since I listen to NPR on my commute to and from work.
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