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 ...”
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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 ...”
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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 ...”
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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
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WET SEAWEED
“USED WET SEAWEED TO GIVE OFFICE WINDOW A STAINED 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 ...”
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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 ...”
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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 HAVE A PIE! 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 ...”
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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 ...”
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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 ...”
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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 ...”
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Ahhhh....
“Ya' know, I have said it before, and I will say it again. ...”
21
I was born in a world that's ending
"Did you know him?"
“Last night was a surreal roller-coaster. I was looking forward to Kate and Lisa's "Lindmann's ...”
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 ...”
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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
Crazy, Confusing Email Du-Jour
“So, I wrote a lot of HaXoR software, subscribe to several mailing lists, and generally ...”
16
Yarrgh...
“SITTING AT DIEDRICHS STOP WAITING FOR GIRLFRIEND TO RETURN FROM RESTROOM STOP SCARY "BREE" PERSON ...”
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 ...”