2004 Archives

2004
Dec
31
We have a lovely view of the correctional facility
“"If I open my mouth and call room service, will they send somebody up to ...”
30
Hello!
“Hello from room 42 of the infirmary wing of the poor house. (Really!) Dinner was ...”
28
Obligatory Christmas Post
“So this is my Obligatory Christmas Post. Things have been busy, busy, busy. ...”
23
plate of shrimp
“Last night, I was looking at a leaflet that came with a DVD and stumbled ...”
Bugs, Cats, and Robots
“Recently at work, I have been bug fixing. Most of the big bugs are ...”
21
18
lemonysnicketlemonysnicketlemonysnicket
“Today, we had the office Christmas party. In past companies, we have either skipped ...”
17
Do not start your day by causing a small accidental fire in your office
“First in the series of "how not to start your day:" Do not start your day ...”
15
Nyucknyucknyuck
“Ick. I just got home from a long day of finger-pointing. Ahhh...the naïve ...”
14
Stop playing in the damn sandbox and do your half of the chores!
“I had a dream last night in which "W" was my roommate. The situation ...”
Spin The Bottle ...err... Dreidel
12
The Absinthe Minded Professor
“Last night was absolutely amazing. We went to a winter party at the house ...”
11
You and me and Big Bird make three--and Ernie's got the video.
“There is nothing quite like driving slowly home from work in mysterious stop-and-go traffic while ...”
07
Fur Rent
“Oh, by the way: I am not sure that I mentioned it here, but it ...”
A Weekend Of Adventure!
“Yow. This weekend was a whirlwind of adventure. I had assumed it would ...”
03
02
Nov
30
The Fountain Runneth Over
“The Precious was given the nickname "Pee Fountain" the other day. I am not ...”
27
Buy Local Day?
“"Forgive me, Father, for I bought something on Buy Nothing Day." Yes, I bought something, and ...”
25
"Turkey Monarchy"
“"Waffles: It's what's for dinner." I am an adult now. I can do ...”
24
Bisquick Bisquick Bisquick Bisquick Pancake Pancake Pancake Pancake WAFFLE
“This weekend: Kim and I were sick monkeys. I slept for something like 13 ...”
19
Wunderbar!
“When someone hands you a postage-stamp sized surface-mount microchip that was recently removed from a ...”
17
13
Hot and Cold Running Blood
“Today is shaping up to be a rather interesting day. I woke up surprisingly ...”
Hello From Sapphire Hotel
“Holy the crap, the Sapphire is crowded tonight. I guess I never really have ...”
12
Sticks and Scones May Break My Bones
“First order of business: It seems I have 411 DVDs (or rather, DVD titles, as ...”
11
Gah!
“Attempting a second email post... Lunch today consisted of some sort of weird chicken schnitzel sandwich ...”
09
"Your door is...evil."
“It seems the programmers at Delicious Monster have a sense of humor. Their sense ...”
08
Food, Dance, More Food, and Consumer Products
“It has been a couple of weeks since I made a "real" post about stuff ...”
05
Good MORNING!
“I woke up this morning... ...to the cat... ...hanging above me... ...from the ceiling fan.”
03
I hope this post-by-email works...
“I have never tried the post-by-email thing before. Hopefully, it will work, as logging ...”
"When important issues affecting the life of an individual are decided by somebody else, it makes no difference...whether that somebody else is a king, dictator, or society at large."
“It is a bit early for Thanksgiving, but I figured it was still okay for ...”
Democrazy At Work
“I think there is a ballot drop-off box on Belmont, not too far from the ...”
02
I have lemony cupcake mix
“It seems that the folks at Punk Voter have put up a pretty good billboard. ...”
Oct
30
The Eyes Have It
“I have two gigantic pumpkins and two pumpkin pies in the oven. Strange things have been ...”
27
EEEP! EEEP! EEP! eeep eep eeeeeeeeeep!
“Spent the big three-oh at The Sapphire. The whole turn-of-the-century-brothel scene seemed like a ...”
26
NeoZombies Reach Your Brain Through Your Eyes
“Tonight's dream was about zombies, but not conventional zombies. None of them were shuffling ...”
Order Of Operators And The Dinner Menu
“When people write dinner menus, they need to be more exact. For instance, a ...”
24
Rated 'D' for Democracy
“I spent the week dealing with a flea infestation as well as preparing for this ...”
20
19
WORK FROM HOME EARN $$$
“I am going through the Oregon ballot, and the arguments in favor of the "a ...”
18
Don't Blame Me, I Voted For Koko
“Last night was a romantic night of wine, candlelight, listening to the rain outside the ...”
17
Free Mattress!
“If anyone wants a free mattress, it looks like there is one available for the ...”
13
12
"Because I could not stop for death; he kindly stopped for me"
“On the way home from lunch, I walked past a squirrel near the underbrush by ...”
11
Like Kung-Fu Theater: Catching A Fly Using Chopsticks
“It is not every day that you see a cat in the center of the ...”
10
The House Merlot Was Quite Tasty
“While walking, discovered a "tall boy" Pabst Blue Ribbon can with a custom burned CD ...”
09
Cinnamon Raisin Bread! MMMmmm...
“It seemed my kitchen had been getting darker over the past couple of weeks. ...”
Night on the Town, Blight on the Crown, Smite me a Noun, whatever...
“Quote of the night: "He is probably not buying sex toys from Target." "Though... if he is ...”
08
06
I took her. To. A. Supermarket. I don't know. Why. But it had to. Start. Somewhere.
“"How was your day," you ask? I came home and found an avocado in ...”
04
and the monkey is wearing a little robe
“A quote that has been sitting in this phone for at least a month, describing ...”
Coffee and Book ... Finally
“I had been planning, since mid-week, to spend a mellow evening out at a coffee ...”
03
Fancy Musique And Stuff
“What the cats like even more than the laser pointer: a bright, sunny day with ...”
01
Hungry, Hungry Monkeys!
“I worked pretty late today. Some of the schematics for the new motherboard may ...”
Sep
30
Still a walk, but in the opposite direction
“This evening, I was going to go to the Personal Telco meeting, but by the ...”
29
I saw you! On your bike!
“Getting a cross-compiler toolchain working from PPC to ARM is a pain in my rear. ...”
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bool bladePower = (powerBitmask & 0x0001 bladeNumber) != 0;
“This week I have rediscovered that, while I deal with elaborate and complex arrangements of ...”
20
Of Pumpkins and Drum Circles
“The party last night at Eric's was great. This morning was not so great. ...”
17
Obsessive Constructive
“I have been in a building mood lately. "Building?" Yes--lots of cleanup, creation, ...”
15
Aug
30
27
Yes, I have "that cartoon factory song" stuck in my head now
“Today's lunch was, basically, at a sushi factory. We sat down at a table ...”
26
"Separation of Coven and State"
“Random notes from the past week or so... I got a yearly pass for the Portland ...”
21
I can't feel my legs
“I bought a bike yesterday! I do not actually get it until tomorrow because ...”
16
I want your soul! I will eat your soul!
“This weekend has been ... odd. Normally Friday the Thirteenth is just another day ...”
13
My CROSS-COMPILER is made of BITS
“Events of the past week include dinner with Kim at The Farm, which included a ...”
10
RETROFUTUREGRAM
“HELLO INTERNET FRIENDS STOP I AM WRITING TO YOU FROM A CONTRAPTION CALLED A TELE-PHONE ...”
Holy Molé!
“THIS NEW JOB ROCKS MY LOBSTER! Seriously. The fun thing about the 5 freeway is ...”
07
Fez!
“I can officially say that I am "between jobs." I can even say it ...”
05
Another Sporadic Update
“Yes, dear reader, this is yet another in a series of sporadic updates. Why ...”
01
Jul
30
Sorry to harsh your mellow
“I just knocked on the neighbor's door to introduce myself and ask a question about ...”
29
portland-diedrichs
“I know some of us were saying "we need a list like diedrichstable was, but ...”
28
System Overload!
“I hope Dreamhost still likes me. This afternoon, everyone who had a site hosted ...”
27
Too busy for updates
“Entirely too many updates to remember... Yummy, happy sushi with samiamrex at a place that had ...”
21
"Fill this cup." "Can I choose what to fill it with?"
“Assuming the background check and drug test go fine (and I do not know why ...”
"We're planning to break the record by flying maybe 70', but any more is up to God or Elvis."
“In the past few days, I have changed stations from the local NPR affiliate to ...”
20
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Three cheers for job offers!
“Woo! Job offer from the pet health insurance people! I have a few ...”
15
Nike? Yeah, take a number and sit over there.
“Wow! What a past couple of days! At least, on the job front. ...”
14
Update your contact lists!
“Starting Sunday, my new address will be: 2343 SE Pine St Portland, OR 97214 Photos are forthcoming. Since I ...”
13
The Spine / The Spine Surfs Alone
“My thoughts on the new TMBG album: "meh!" Maybe it will grow on me after a ...”
12
Jobby Jobs
“Phone interview this morning with an embedded Linux company: went decently Phone interview this afternoon with ...”
Happy Times and Moving
“The weekend was great. I realize that distilling the entire weekend into the single ...”
08
Peekchurs!
House details...
under blue houses
“Good news: I signed the lease on that house this afternoon and got the ...”
07
Roscoe's
“I am watching the new season of Six Feet Under and, as best as I ...”
05
FIRE!FIRE!FIRE!
“The weekend was quite full. Friday, as previously reported was an evening at the ...”
03
Blues Festival, Day 1
“Notes from the Blues Festival, Day 1 Do not go to the Blues Festival immediately after ...”
02
Callback!
“I just got out of a 45 minute phone interview with the lead developer at ...”
Job and Food
“At some point, Certivo, the company I work for, is going to crumble. It ...”
01
Housey
“This morning, on a whim, I checked the rental home listings this morning and called ...”
Jun
29
Kitty Antics
“It would appear that Ebenezer removed The Precious' collar and is running around the house ...”
28
It would suck to be in stasis for thirty years
“I just woke up from a rather strange dream. It sort of started out ...”
This entry needs a witty subject line
“The extended weekend was rather full... Thursday (as seen previously in this journal): Computer exploded, worked ...”
26
"Theives, Jewish Weddings, Parisian Tramps, and the Enigmatic Marlene Deitrich"
“Last night was Vagabond Opera at The Mississippi Pizza Pub. I recommend both the ...”
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BusyBusyBusy
“Wow...full weekend. Let me see if I can remember it all. Friday night ...”
17
Updates, updates, updates
“It has been a while since I have updated here with anything but real estate ...”
16
Grrrr....
“...and to top it all off, the place I was going to look at tonight ...”
15
Snatched
“D'oh! It looks like I lost the choice little rental home up the street from The ...”
14
Skinny Puppy Stream-of-Consciousness
“Beach is to sand as my kitchen is to ____. If you guessed "powdered ...”
12
"Making time in a low rent highrise no place to go downtown..."
“I looked at a couple of rental properties today. Both where in the Hawthorne ...”
11
Everybody's moving! You know you want to!
“Woo! Linus in Portland!!!”
10
Day. In compressed form.
“If you used Hymn to convert your protected iTunes music, the latest iTunes will refuse ...”
08
"Good morning, good morning, we talked the whole night through"
“This afternoon there was rain and hail and thunder and lightning! Woo! It ...”
07
Random Randomness
“The weekend was magnificent, but that is all I am going to say right here, ...”
05
Good morning! Wakey Wakey!
“Last night: aimless wandering and coffee. In fact, I think I did that coffee ...”
"You are free to do as we tell you"
03
Lunatics, Loot, and Language
“This is a really cool, haunting, cover of "The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum" ...”
01
Forestry and Machinery
“THE GOOD Yesterday, I was the anti-sloth. After working half the day (bah!), I grabbed ...”
May
31
AWWWW...CRAP!
“This one time? At work? The company had the day off and nobody ...”
Nonmusical Music and Nonfree Free Television
“The User's Symphony #2 For Dot Matrix Printers is pretty good. It is that ...”
30
"Jack Shows Meg His Tesla Coil"
“Stuff I forgot to include in my entry last night: The Swagat in NW is much ...”
29
The waitress knows kung foo
“Things that are not fun to return home to, number 3975: cat eating other cat's ...”
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EEEEEeeeee!
“I was getting ready to get off of work, do a few chores, clean up, ...”
26
I GOT THE DIGITS!
“Item the first: Rasputina kicks ass live. Item the second: Dante's is pretty much THE club ...”
Am I going to have to write my own news reader?
“I have been using PulpFiction to read RSS feeds ever since it came out. ...”
24
DocBook Rant
“Dammit, somebody needs to come out with a DocBook XML pocket reference!”
"Everybody, you have to stop! Stop eating! It's not beef. It's made of people!"
“Tonight's meal marks the second time Ev-Ar that meat has been cooked in this house ...”
23
Paper, Food, Food, and Food
“Today: The rainy-day paper activity of doing more work on the clock. Folding gears with ...”
22
"They got! The muuuuusstaaaaaard! Ouuuuuuuut! They got the mustard out!"
“I could not resist and had to start watching the new DVD season of Buffy ...”
20
"Mr. Jennings is not not a super agent. He is an engineer."
“I saw Paycheck yesterday and was pleasantly surprised after such stunning misses as Minority Report ...”
19
From the abstraction of an abstraction department:
“You can get the audiobook version of the Cliff's Notes version of Hamlet on iTunes ...”
18
Scaliwag!
“Printed Material I finished Doctrow's "Eastern Standard Tribe" tonight, after setting it down a few weeks ...”
17
14
Didja Get The Memo?
“Please excuse my formatting. I had to convert it from RichText to MS-Word HTML to ...”
Ebenezer Antics
13
The clock blurs to keep up with time
“Pied Cow. Big bottle of Duvel. Plate o' cheese and salami with high quality mustard. Eric, Kate, and ...”
12
"Where is my taco? I cannot seem to find my taco."
“Today was good on a culinary level, and rather zombie-like on all other levels. ...”
11
"He spake, neglecting sound and sense"
“I want a miniature seeing-eye horse. The Precious has tapeworms (I even saw the tail end ...”
10
Word to your mutha!
“I have talked to both Conrad and Kate about this: I am having difficulty finding ...”
08
"David Bowie came to town, flying overhead. 'Don't you did my chops,' he cried?"
“Hair The bleached streaks worked out pretty well, after I stopped being a chicken over leaving ...”
05
"There's a brand new dance, but I don't know its name"
“It seems my hair does not want to take bleach, within safe and reasonable limits. ...”
03
02
Noshing and Moshing
“Nothing quite beats the adrenaline rush of realizing you just jay-walked in front of eight ...”
01
Monkey Biscuits (Orange Flavor), 8oz
“I need to become a lecturer. Those guys must make bank. Consider this: A ...”
Apr
30
Is that coffee or brine?
“When it is early Friday morning, you have no milk, it is really hot outside, ...”
27
"Can I have a bite of your ice cream?"
“It turns out that sometime last night someone broke into my car. As best ...”
26
25
"You got your substitution in my transposition." "No, you got your transposition in my substitution."
“The other day, I got stuck at the register at the Apple store behind someone ...”
24
Time to load up the EtherPEG
Cats Drunk on Copper
“For the first time in the past week, I'm spending the evening at home. ...”
23
And How!
“Screw you, Amazon! So, like a good little consumer whore, I checked my Amazon ...”
22
"There's a fiiiish in the peeeercolator"
“I am sitting in the most unusual coffee shop. It's like Twin Peaks with ...”
21
Fire!Fire!Fire! Crappuccino!
“For the Mac people reading this, Fire 1.0 just got out of beta. (Finally! ...”
It's my turn to ride on the hood! You can have shotgun!
“I read the Oregon driver manual and motorcycle manual about 30 minutes before my test ...”
20
More Lists
“I broke my new see/hear/speak-no-evil monkey mug this morning in a fit of clumsiness while ...”
19
LISTless
“Big crazy day today, which included (but is not limited to): Six hours of work building ...”
18
If I batter my hand, can I fry it?
“Mental note: one pound of shrimp and three heaping plates of cut up raw vegetables ...”
17
"Can I smash it?"
“This morning was a very busy morning that started with me smelling like a wino ...”
"Works great on stains & odors from older adults with incontinence as well!"
16
"...that pretty lady to her right, who's dressed like she's a villain on Star Trek, is her lawyer"
“To catch up with my recent media adventures: Some time last week, I finished Dan Brown's ...”
13
I'll take the veggie burger with bacon, please
“P.S. I am not sure how, but somehow Ebenezer, the nekkid kitten is covered in ...”
This poopcorn tastes like ass
“RadioIO Edge is neither edge nor good. While it is true that one man's ...”
12
ComicsCatsCars
“The fun thing about writing an online comic generator is that I do not have ...”
11
Insert Subject Here
“After complaining for a year or two that AvantGo has been dragging their feet on ...”
08
Pants, Recipes, Tabasco, and Freebasing
“Mental note: don't try to bathe Ebenezer when wearing white pants. I watched Abre Los Ojos ...”
06
And wine can of their wits the wise beguile
“So, this one time? At band camp? It turned out that there was ...”
04
03
Rock Concert Movement #2: The One-Armed Fist Pump. Ready? Go.
“The iTunes Music Store is currently offering a handful of audiobooks for super-cheap. Unfortunately, ...”
BMG
“"In a moment, it will be time to execute rock concert movement #3, the up ...”
02
An ordered list that probably does not need to be ordered
“1) I dropped a raw egg on the floor. In the process of trying ...”
Mar
31
There was an old lady who lived in a shoe
“So, here's the deal. I have been entertaining the idea of buying a house ...”
"And they laughed at Jules Verne, too."
“Tonight, I watched the second film in the past week in which someone jumped "to ...”
30
"Once upon a time there was a magical place where it never rained, the end."
“I got Invincible from Netflix last week. A very fine film about a Jewish ...”
29
This reminds me of nopantsday.com
“Silly names inserted into mail-merge, red-tape, bureaucratic form letters can sometimes yield unexpected and hilarious ...”
"Hey you, with the pretty face, welcome to the human race"
“Things I did this weekend... ...actually got to spend some time with Kate ...made lemon cupcakes. ...”
25
"Well, technically, it *IS* brain damage"
“So, I watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind for the third time today (don't ...”
24
"We're crooks. If everything was right, we'd be in jail."
“Two of the awesome things I love about Firefly: (1) The grandiose special effects CGI shots ...”
23
"He's awfly spry for a dead feller"
“Firefly is shaping up to be a good series. I got the series today ...”
22
Randomness
“Something I forgot to mention about the movie last night: NO TRAILERS. I repeat: ...”
21
Microbrew and Quantum Physics
“So, last night I went to see "What the #$*! Do We Know?" last night ...”
20
Interstate Pizza
“Yesterday, I was the recipient of an interstate pizza delivery. The pizza itself did ...”
18
The modernized H.G. Wells "Time Machine" is craptastically bad
“So, I got both versions of Solaris from Netflix the other day. The 2002 ...”
14
Can you hack it like an Aibo?
“So, it turns out they are making a movie based on Asimov's "I, Robot" type ...”
12
Everything has got a moral if you can only find it
“You know how sometimes (what, like in the military or something?) you have inspectors that ...”
10
A little old, but still scary
“Isn't electronic voting fun? It allows for things like voter turnouts in Orange County ...”
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08
06
Powells, Parking, Parody, Pictures
“I went to Powell's this evening after work. I probably should have waited a ...”
05
A Caucus Race! A Caucus Race!
“So, I rented a made-for-TV version of Alice in Wonderland. It was one of ...”
04
02
"I will make all the iApps my bitches!"
“Can I just say that the iPhoto XML file format is all farged up? ...”
01
Feb
29
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"Streetcar vehicles will carry a sardine load of up to 150 passengers"
“It would seem that we have a pretty kickass streetcar system. In fact, it ...”
26
Look, Ma! No Wires!
“Last night's dream, which is quickly shaping up to be a recurring thing: somehow I ...”
24
MS Projoket 2000
“ATT'N ALL: MICROSOFT PROJECT IS A FLAMING PIECE OF SHIT! You probably already knew that. ...”
23
Random tidbits...
“Last night, Ebenezer stole Kate's keys and ran across the house with them. I ...”
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WinCo
“WinCo foods is an odd place. It is a sort of hybrid between a ...”
Fred
“Third season of Angel! Fred is so cool! I want to write all ...”
17
TWO brushes with the DMCA in one week!
“Over the weekend, I got a Valentines love note from Microsoft, putting me on the ...”
16
I was a busy little coder-monkey this weekend
“For those people who are members of del.icio.us and also happen to be running the ...”
13
"I thought he was going to pull a hookah out of his ass"
“Penn & Teller's "Bullshit" is one of the coolest series I have seen in a ...”
11
"When Ebenezer gets upset...PEOPLE DIE!"
“I was going through my website logs recently, and discovered a few interesting facts People are ...”
08
06
DVD Delicious Cats House Mac
“Netflix and DVD purchasing acquisitions: Lost on Translation - Awesome! (Once you get past the ...”
05
New Collars
“I just picked up my mail and found a letter from 24Hour Pet Watch, the ...”
04
"I'll take 'Reasons I switched to Mac for $1000,' Alex!"
“Can someone 'splain me http://del.icio.us/? I understand it is a place to put your ...”
Goodbye, Pants
03
"CrackleCrackleCrackle, which is a bit of a shock if you're not quite dead"
“Are you allowed to say "a couple dozen meters" or do the metric police appear ...”
01
I coo, you coo, we all coo for haiku
“You'll have to pardon my artiness this eve. The last few times I had ...”
...God kills a Kitten
Jan
28
DVD "Fun"
“Well, I plowed through the first hundred or two pages of "DVD Studio Pro For ...”
"MEAT ME IN MY HAMMY"
“When people spell okay as an acronym (O.K.) what is it supposed to stand for? It ...”
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"Ground Control to Rock Collector Brian"
“Last night's dream: At first, I was hanging out at JPL in Pasadena and ...”
Mole Asses
“Molasses is not as slow as I thought. In fact, I have seen motor ...”
23
"Do you like cats?" "Yes, I quite like cats." "Leg or breast?"
“Things I saw today: A cement mixer truck almost rear-end a log-carrying truck on the freeway ...”
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"I'm a pacifist" "That thing babies suck on?" "No, that's a pedophile."
“The fluffy... This morning, I poured coffee into the cat bowls. I need to learn ...”
17
Yet another empty and meaningless post of random observations...
“Why is it that every time you want to make a right turn into a ...”
16
Hey, are you in a band?
“Ahhhh... ya' gotta' love stereotyping. Mine was not nearly as bad or inexcusable as ...”
14
Offerings are being dropped at my feet
“Recently woke up. Recently put on coffee maker. The Precious (the psycho-razer-beast cat ...”
REVELATIONS AND OBSERVATIONS!
13
I dislike origami, but enjoy pop-up. Go figure.
“So, I went back to Borders today to get a necessary technical book, and picked ...”
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09
"Like and equal are not the same thing at all."
“Yet another thing to check off on the list of pages to translate from diedrichs.org ...”
08
Diedrichs.org Reborn
“Yeah, so the rest of the site is pretty skeletal, but without further ado, I ...”
They say he wandered very far, very far...a little shy and sad of eye...
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05
"Champagne for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends."
“(Apologies to those that have seen this on Slashdot or some other news/blog site) According ...”
04
Collection of Sentence Fragments and Some Complete Sentences
“Made it home safely. Cats were ecstatic to see me. Cats were double-plus-ecstatic to be able to ...”
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