2002 Archives

2002
Dec
31
An Objective-C Rant
“I made a few minor tweaks to my LJ style (mostly in the stylesheet). ...”
3 com­ments
30
“We’re get­tin’ the band back together“
“Today I went to a gospel brunch. It was not quite what I expected. ...”
27
“It’s not rain­ing, my ninja mon­key is actu­ally pelt­ing you with poo“
“For those that care (well, basi­cally, that would be only me), I updated the lay­out ...”
25
Generation X-Mas
“I had an odd dream back in June when Kate and I went to New ...”
24
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good plight.
“There was a jour­nal entry over in Tenacious G's jour­nal that I started to com­ment ...”
23
Pipsquack
“It would seem that more peo­ple are into Satan (over 1000) than Santa (103). ...”
“I’m dying, Ferris.” “You’re not dying, you just can’t think of any­thing good to do.“
“When Cameron was in Egypt's land...Let my Cameron go! It is only 8. I should ...”
“You’ve taken every­one else’s cheese.“
22
All walk and no car make Brian something-something
“I have a feel­ing that a con­spir­acy is going on. I am sure this ...”
20
Bibbidy Bobbity Poo
“Meta_kate and I went to see Lord of the Rings last night. Summary: it was ...”
16
Pushing is the answer
“Blah, blah, blah, can I have the floor? Blah, blah, blah, I sec­ond that. ...”
15
Gold Box
“I am always amazed and con­fused by Amazon and their “Gold Box.” For those ...”
13
My Kingdom For A ... Nunnery!
“It is always invig­o­rat­ing to arrive at work with an inbox full of “well, it ...”
Nobody Knows The Words To Bonanza
“Dear Dairy , I had a con­ver­sa­tion with Citizen X today about cheese. It seems, ...”
09
Late Morning Adventures
“So, I dropped my car off at the dealer this morn­ing for some repairs. ...”
08
Tora Tora Watermelon
“Last night's dream involved me build­ing a rocket-powered car out of Legos. I wore ...”
Friends don’t let friends use Microsoft
02
4 gigs down, 76 to go...
“I have dis­cov­ered a few things today: 1. iTunes is great if all of your MP3 ...”
Nov
29
0d 2h 34m Remaining
“Last night was the first Thanksgiving that I heard, “Brian, please don't set the per­sim­mons ...”
28
OS X Suggestions?
“Okay, so I am com­fort­able enough with the basics of the new Mac. In ...”
27
A Thanksgiving Prayer
“Okay, so I am a day early, but it is a REALLY slow day at ...”
Jumping Bean Capsules, But Not
“So, I guess my com­pany chose me to be on the OASIS tech­ni­cal com­mit­tee to ...”
25
I han­ker for a hunk o’ cheese
“Mac Update: I have almost col­lected up all of the orig­i­nal “w4r3z” and “appz” for ...”
23
Is that his real name?
“This is my first post from a Mac. The LiveJournal client soft­ware looks pretty ...”
18
SPAM in the place where you are/Ham and pork
“I was brows­ing through my junk mail folder (kudos to SpamAssassin for such a great ...”
16
14
ROCK THE VOTE...or some­thing...
“It may not be as impor­tant as writ­ing your con­gress­man about repro­duc­tive rights, but ...”
Evil
“My Sea-Monkeys at work are hav­ing a three­some. A male has grap­pled onto a ...”
13
12
I just put my money where my mouth is
“For years now, I have been rag­ging on Microsoft. “They suck.” “They are ...”
09
All wet and no inter­net make Brian something-something
“Due to cir­cum­stances beyond my con­trol, I basi­cally had to leave LiveJournal for a week ...”
03
7 days
“Kate and I saw the film “The Ring” last night, and let me tell you ...”
Oct
31
Ashes to ashes, we all fall down
“Ahhhh....Halloween....the one day of the year you can wear leather pants, 8″ plat­form stompy boots, ...”
Here comes a can­dle to light you to bed/Here comes a chop­per to chop off your head
“It has been a few days since I posted. Why? That is an ...”
27
War is Peace
“I had a strange dream last night that had a very movie-like for­mat. Supposedly ...”
24
Yawn...
“I woke up from a strange dream. In the dream, I was try­ing to ...”
23
Otter-Monkeys
“A cou­ple of things today, but first a Poll. veg­emitelover got an ant farm ...”
22
Referental integrity must be enforced
“So, I am watch­ing The Outer Limits and notice that a par­tic­u­lar episode makes VERY ...”
21
Pumpkins!
“If I were an avid reader of horo­scopes, I fear my horo­scope for today would ...”
20
We con­trol the hor­i­zon­tal and ver­ti­cal. We con­trol the dig­i­tal.
“You know you are a Cheezy-Sci-Fi-slash-Gothic-Industrial geek when... * ...you are watch­ing The Outer Limits and ...”
18
Bring me my ranch dress­ing hose!
“I stopped by Hi-Time (the local beer-slash-wine-slash-anything alco­holic or gourmet shop) this evening on the ...”
16
Cue Dream Sequence
“In the invis­i­bil­ity or fly­ing ques­tion, I have always answered invis­i­bil­ity, but my dreams always ...”
13
My toi­let runeth over!
“I have a new icon. It really creeps out meta_kate, but I kind of ...”
Presidential Zombies
“I feel like I need a sep­a­rate icon for my dreams: The dream seemed to ...”
12
“Becky, just look at that girl’s butt. She must be one of those rap guys’ girl­friends.“
“My crazy dream­let: I walk into a bar (“so this guy walks into a bar...”) ...”
11
Wheat Grass
“I was in Jamba Juice the other day when some­one ordered some wheat grass juice. ...”
10
Sinatra was swinging/All the drunks they were singing
“A shock­ing real­iza­tion: What kind of soci­ety mar­kets liv­ing crea­tures as toys for chil­dren, know­ing ...”
08
“I was cured all right.” –Alex
“I went to the den­tist today and I think some­one was try­ing to play a ...”
File Sharing Madness!
“We all know that AudioGalaxy went lame and SoulSeek swooped in to replace it, but ...”
07
Random Stuff
“Lots of ran­dom stuff today: I got very lit­tle sleep last night, mostly due to a ...”
03
All we ever wanted was everything/All we ever got was cold
““Killing An Arab” by The Cure just came on the Netscape Radio 80's chan­nel. ...”
01
We’re paint­ing the roses red
“I was tak­ing my morn­ing con­sti­tu­tional, a walk down to Diedrich's for cof­fee and a ...”
Do not use the blue keys on this ter­mi­nal
“One bot­tle of wine on the wall One bot­tle of wine Take it down, kill some tooth ...”
Sep
30
Phat Profits
“I am read­ing a whitepa­per on a product–no, cor­rec­tion, “Productivity Solution”–offered by our par­ent com­pany. ...”
Copying...still copying...still copying...still copy­ing...
“Richard D. James is the Production Designer on Star Trek: The Next Generation. I ...”
29
Flying Dreams
“I had a strange dream last night that was com­posed of some strange and dis­tinct ...”
Sugar Frosted Brain Flakes
“Last night, I found an arti­cle that linked to a very strange request. A ...”
27
Metamucil head­phones, oh yeah.
“Insurance changeover at work, go do bills, go directly to bills, do not pass go, ...”
26
“Initiative comes to thems that wait.“
“I had a strange dream last night. In the dream, Meta_Kate came down with ...”
23
Everyone goes to the freak show to laugh at the freaks and the geeks
“I still feel a lit­tle crappy today, but I think going out and run­ning errands ...”
22
“I can’t eat sprayable cheese since that per­for­mance art.” –Steve
“Wow, this is really weird. I just upgraded the LiveJournal client I use and ...”
13
Sea Monkeys
“Dental Ass-Reaming In Your Favor!“
“Several bits of inter­est today, none of which have any­thing to do with George W., ...”
11
You say peo­ple gonna die?
“I got to work today and dis­cov­ered a flyer on my desk. It is ...”
10
Go to level 8, go directly to level 8, do not pass go, do not col­lect 200 coins
““If you tickle me, I'm going to make him DIE!” Tonight, I fin­ished Super Mario Brothers ...”
09
08
Thank you Mario, but our princess is in another cas­tle
“I hooked up the old Nintendo Entertainment System today. For the first time ...”
02
01
Wrenches, books, and dreams
“I scream! You scream! We all scream For basin wrenches! I just com­pleted the nas­ti­est, grungi­est, dirt­i­est, smelly­ist job ...”
Aug
30
29
WET SEAWEED
USED WET SEAWEED TO GIVE OFFICE WINDOWSTAINED GLASS LOOK STOP CANNOT STOP LAUGHING ...”
27
I could make an entire movie using stock footage!
“As I write this, I am mas­ti­cat­ing an octo­pus. Why do I feel like ...”
26
Now this is the point. You fancy me mad. Madmen know noth­ing.
“A few points: I can­not wait until the next Harry Potter audio­book I can­not wait ...”
24
Anyone Have Any Good Job Leads?
“On Thursday, there were a large num­ber of lay­offs. Basically the com­pany for which ...”
22
Hey, Hey, We’re the Monkees!
“The Monkees (with Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz) are play­ing at Disney's California Adventure tonight ...”
It’s like a ghost town
“This feels too weird. It is almost 10:30, and I am the only devel­oper ...”
21
Unabridged Excerpts
“Why have din­ner when you can sim­ply have ice cream and magic shell? I got a ...”
19
Shuddup, Sevis
“The com­pany for which I work has started doing some con­tract­ing for the Department of ...”
17
Sugar and Spice and Curried Rice
“Today has been just one big long trippy sur­real dream. Where to start? ...”
15
Ant Grossout
“Grossest Thing EV-AR: This morn­ing I had sinus iky­ness and coughed up a big ball of ...”
The Cyberpunk Present
“We live in a glo­ri­ous and fudged up world. Back in high school, Gibson ...”
14
Peep show, creep shop
“Meta_Kate and I saw Siouxsie last night. As we were get­ting ready and wait­ing ...”
12
Garlic Farts
“Today, I fart the farts of much gar­lic. Yes, Meta_Kate and I made our ...”
10
08
Crapaccino for my Bunghole
“I might as well write this as a full-fledged jour­nal entry and not just leave ...”
07
7 schools in 7 states and the only thing dif­fer­ent is my locker com­bi­na­tion
“I just woke up from a wacky dream. I dreamt that some­one broke into ...”
Chatting with American Beauty Guy
“Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring arrived last night. Kate is the ...”
03
All the good domain names have been taken
“I just read a Salon Article that had a link to a web­site offer­ing a ...”
01
MobileLJ becomes offi­cial
“I was search­ing through the LiveJournal down­loads for a link to down­load the lat­est ver­sion ...”
American Beauty Guy
“So it turns out that dri­ving an auto­mo­bile on low-pressure tires is just as funky ...”
Jul
31
Pretend I wrote a really good jour­nal entry here
“Pretend I wrote a really good jour­nal entry here.”
29
I get to move my cubi­cle again
“There was an all-company meet­ing today in which we got to meet some­one we have ...”
27
26
Effect Without a Cause
“Plate of shrimp; sack of frogs...today, for me it seems to be a Mary-Kate and Ashley ...”
25
?!?!?!!
“So this one time, I was on Amazon and noticed they wanted to sell me ...”
Blah...
“Dear Diary, I have not writ­ten to you in a while. The three B’s ...”
18
The great­est thing you’ll ever learn...
““The medication’s wear­ing off, gonna hurt a lit­tle not a lot.” All I can ...”
Beanbag Sofa [pic]
17
Rather Have a Root Canal
“That whole “I’d rather have a root canal than ” phrase kind of becomes a ...”
OUCH!
““My god, this is the biggest bean bag I have ever seen.” Brian C. ...”
16
Two Turntables and a Microphone
“So the fol­low­ing ques­tion came up today. There is a lit­tle bit of a ...”
TPS Report
“Targeted Project Status Report Peek-a-Booty: Successful tests. This lit­tle “surf what you want at ...”
15
14
13
D-Land
“Went to Disneyland last night to take advan­tage of Kate’s newly renewed annual pass. ...”
10
FIRE!FIRE!
“I do not know if it is a good thing or a bad thing that ...”
08
AudioGalaxy is no longer a file shar­ing ser­vice
“The RIAA licks my unclean, smelly bung­hole. It now seems that AudioGalaxy is no ...”
07
When Harry Got Mail in Seattle
““When Harry Got Mail in Seattle” That is all.”
Jun
30
In New York, the cashiers wear latex gloves
“In New York: All of the cashiers wear latex gloves. Is the money ...”
27
Meet’n’Greet
“Sitting in the Brooklyn Law School Meet’n’Greet, feel­ing that I fit in as much as ...”
26
Powering Down
“Posting will be spo­ratic or not at all for a week because this is from ...”
22
Do you feel the pain?
“This morn­ing, on NPR, they talked about The Painstation a head-to-head video game, like Pong, ...”
21
The Great Certivo Move
“I give thee The Great Move. I get a desk that is per­ma­nently ...”
20
Office Spacial Relationships
“After fur­ther dis­cus­sion, it seems like the fol­low­ing sce­nario is bound to hap­pen. I ...”
Lowry! Sam Lowry! HAS ANYONE SEEN SAM LOWRY!?!!
“I HAVEPIE! Well, yeah, it is no big­ger around than a CD, ...”
16
Did I do that? Oopsie.
“I feel that it is about time to post here. It has been a ...”
08
Hey Joe, what do you know?
“About a year ago, I remem­ber hear­ing about an AI project that some com­pany was ...”
07
Office Ranting
“There is a project at work now that is so very Office Space. I ...”
Ketchup
“As you can prob­a­bly tell from the new user icon, I have a South Park ...”
03
Soy Bean; Wheat Flour; Alcoholic Cont: Less Than 1%; Amino Acid
“MMMmmmm....raw tunafish....raw salmon.... You can tell the mark of good fish by how eas­ily ...”
02
“I Got Algorithm“
PEOPLE OF EARTH, take heed! For today is the day that I have been ...”
May
29
Just because you’re not para­noid, it doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you...
“Something tells me the answers are just a lit­tle inac­cu­rate: Disorder Rating Paranoid: High Schizoid: High Schizotypal: High Antisocial: Low Borderline: Low Histrionic: Low Narcissistic: Low Avoidant: High Dependent: High Obsessive-Compulsive: High – Click Here To Take The ...”
27
26
24
Pho’ 79
“I just got back from Pho’ 79, a semi-local Vietnamese restau­rant. For lunch, I ...”
Geek Alert! Geek Alert!
“Wanna fight?! Fight ME!!!”
I don’t beat clocks, just peo­ple. Wanna try me?
“I have not posted in a week, so I will spam this entry with a ...”
19
G is for grep, a clever detec­tive
“Why do all the crazy things hap­pen to me at the super­mar­ket? ALONE at ...”
16
13
Winner!
“Ding!Ding!Ding! WINNER! Give the man a cigar! In Heaven.You’re mys­te­ri­ous, picky, and a bit aloof. ...”
Kriss Kross
“In honor of Mother’s Day, I just fin­ished watch­ing Throw Mamma From The Train. ...”
11
Why is there a water­mel­lon there?
“In less than 24 hours, Kate will be offi­cially resid­ing in this domi­cile. It is ...”
09
Helicopters
“So I just got home, sat down, and was ready to relax when I hear ...”
08
a mess on my hands and at my feet
“Attention People Of Earth: When you are full of red wine and decide it is ...”
LaLaLaLaLaLaLaLaIAmNotListeningToYouLaLaLaLa
“Ick!Ick!Ick! Slam my head against the key­board! I would have writ­ten this ear­lier, ...”
07
refined red wine is divine by the Rhine
“Did you ever notice how odd coin­ci­dence and syn­chronic­ity ends up being some­times? For ...”
04
Magi Ex Machina
“I sit here, drink­ing cof­fee, wait­ing the manda­tory 30 min­utes for the hair dye to ...”
02
01
Hoopfully Flangle Me With Crinkly Bingled Worms
“Three words: HitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxyonDVD I cer­tainly hope this beats the copy-of-a-copy-of-a-copy-of-a-copy-ad-infinitium VHS ver­sion I have kick­ing ...”
Apr
29
28
Mint Balls and Bocce Julep
“I woke up yes­ter­day after­noon and peered out the win­dow. There was sup­posed to ...”
26
24
Last last night and the night before, Tommyknocker, Tommyknocker knock­ing at my door
“For the sec­ond night in a row, I had a narsty dream that woke me ...”
Gluons have eight pos­si­ble color states
“Several obser­va­tions today: Today would have been a per­fect day for play­ing hookie and tak­ing a ...”
23
22
Ahhhh....
“Ya’ know, I have said it before, and I will say it again. ...”
21
19
Wine, American Pie, Korean BBQ
“What does one do when one has been tak­ing Advil all week and feels like ...”
18
Oh, look, there’s a rape machine/I’d go out­side if it looks the other way
“I have had the same few Gary Numan songs in my head for the last ...”
17
BlahBlahBlah
“I was lis­ten­ing to the radio over the week­end and one of the states, Minnesota ...”
“Still dark out­side the window/F’ing alarm clock, start the day in fear“
“Random, busy, f’ed up day at work... I really do not know what to ...”
15
Eels, Java, Crab
“Once again, I find myself tak­ing my alter ego super­hero (or pos­si­bly sub­hero?) per­sona: Captain ...”
14
11
Go ‘nigma! Go ‘nigma! It’s your birth­day! It’s your birth­day!
“Ten years ago, I used to work in a Radio Shack. (Damn. I ...”
09
CHICKENS are made from MILK
“I won­der if there is a con­nec­tion between the ori­gins of the words “trans­port” and ...”
07
PantaL0000000NZ!
“i had to blow dry my under­pants this morn­ing end of line”
02
Veggie Overload!
“Can you over­dose on veg­eta­bles? I just made, with­out think­ing, a moun­tain of pasta. ...”
01
Alfred Hitchcock on a Harley!
“This after­noon, while dri­ving around, I hap­pened upon a sight: Alfred Hitchcock on a Harley ...”
Mar
31
I like cheese
“I just dis­cov­ered that I made bread last week­end and for­got about it. I ...”
28
An errant .jar file can steal hours of san­ity
“As it turns out, the über­cof­feemaker does not work so well when you put the ...”
27
Cereal and half-and-half
“Okay, so I worked it all in my head out this morn­ing on the way ...”
24
o/~ What I Like About Knotts... o/~
“Last night, the usual sus­pects and I went to Knotts. “We never go out. ...”
23
A big American flag printed on the ass
“Today, dur­ing one of my rare free moments at work, I decided to head on ...”
21
Under The Sea
“You AND the Little Mermaid can go fuck your­self.”
17
16
Yarrgh...
SITTING AT DIEDRICHS STOP WAITING FOR GIRLFRIEND TO RETURN FROM RESTROOM STOP SCARYBREEPERSON ...”
15
We fell like Greeks, we feel like Romans/Centaurs and mon­keys just clus­ter ’round us
“I am becom­ing more and more afraid of going to the local Ralphs. I ...”
11
A link to your web­site has been placed on the Apple Sales Web
“Did a Mac site get hacked with a link to one of my sites? ...”
10
Coffee!
“Meta_Kate wants to marry my cof­fee maker. You see, the über­cof­feemaker does not merely ...”
06
Stupid White Men
“ I am a cit­i­zen of the United States of America. Our gov­ern­ment has been ...”
04
Joe Frank
“I have come to the con­clu­sion that pub­lic radio should be more like base­ball cards. ...”
Feb
27
Guilty by Design
“I had the strangest dream last night. It was scary and pre­vented me from ...”
Clothespins Are To Be Closed
“I drove to work this morn­ing and hit every pos­si­ble red light. And you ...”
25
FIRE! FIREFIREFIREFIRE!
“So....when you acci­den­tally buy the match-light char­coal instead of the nor­mal kind and you decide ...”
22
Moody :)
“Freaking A! It takes a hell of a lot of work to get lit­tle ...”
21
Negative Zero
“In Java, neg­a­tive zero is per­fectly accept­able: int xyz = –0; System.out.println(Integer.parseInt(“-0″)); System.out.println(xyz); Take THAT, Meta_Kate! :)”
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blipverts
“Random bits of mini-news...written one at a time through­out the day (fig­ured it would be bet­ter ...”
17
There is no such thing as right and wrong, there’s just pop­u­lar opin­ion.
Crazy Taxi
“I am very sad today...the really cool crazy taxi that some­how flew into a fence ...”
16
We’re in a truck!
“This evening, I was dri­ving home from work. A cou­ple of blocks from my ...”
14
Radio Free Albemuth
“So, I’m read­ing this book by Philip K. Dick (he’s the one that wrote the ...”
Norton AntiVirASS
“I updated Cygwin at work this morn­ing. Like I had any­thing bet­ter to do... ...”
12
LJ Paid Account
“Everyone, wel­come me to the land of paid accounts!”
The Dead Man’s Float
“Yes, cer­tainly bet­ter when you mix the Guinness and the bour­bon.”
Beat My Guest
“Last night con­tained a cou­ple of culi­nary exper­i­ments. First off, was the lasagne. ...”
06
Wave at the par­ti­cles as they pass, chil­dren!
“If cars can be thought of as par­ti­cles rid­ing waves of traf­fic, do the traf­fic ...”
I need FUZZY LOGIC to cook my RICE!
“Do not eat the bay leaf, gen­tile reader, for the bay leaf is pure unadul­ter­ated ...”
Fertilla The Dancing Womb, Flapping Her Fallopian Tubes
“Sometimes I am pleas­antly sur­prised by how great Gothic Radio is. Sometimes I am ...”
Jan
27
Random
“There is some­thing extremely cool, at a very high school level, about clas­si­cal music played ...”
Microcenter is cool!
“Assignment: Describe in 1000 words or less why you like Microcenter over Fry’s. Today, ...”
20
I thought it said kiss the COOK
“With this nifty new cubic com­puter, I can watch Fight Club on the big-screen TV ...”
18
I thought it said: Kiss the COOK
“I didn’t know that Gray’s Anatomy was a cook­book! What next? To Serve Man?”
17
I coo; you coo; we all coo for haiku
“I just bought PANTS using the POWER of the INTERNET!!!”
15
Pipsquack
“The fine film Poltergeist teaches us three things... Most peo­ple of the age 20-something or ...”
14
Food and Such
“Last night, I was able to prove that both Meta_Kate and I are pretty decent ...”
11
Give a hoot, read a book!
“So, there I was at the super­mar­ket today, look­ing for sour­dough bread machine mix. ...”
10
Stuph
“I had a few ran­dom thoughts arise today... Will the pay­check I deposited last week ever ...”
03
What’s a year, any­way?
“This whole cal­en­dar thing we’ve got going on is the cal­en­dar of TYRANNY over MEN’S ...”