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Tuesday, March 28, 2000

Well, the free Personal Edition of BeOS R5 has been released, and it’s been a zoo. I logged onto EFnet this morning to check in with the IRC’ers on #beos and #beoshelp. The channels were hopping with folks eager to download the new file. I logged into and kept checking the /pub/beos directory for the files, until finally at 8:32 the files appeared. Unfortunately, they weren’t downloadable yet, and finally I had to go to work. Since then, […]

Monday, March 27, 2000

OK, my apologies for not updating lately. I sort of fell out of the habit. Don’t really know why. Before I go into a full update, let me get something off my chest. Ain’t It Cool News, one of the few movie news and reviews sites that actually offers sane and realistic reviews, is running an article from its European news reporter. I quote: “‘The Fifth Element’, one of Europe’s biggest […]

Thursday, March 16, 2000

The budding twigs spread out their fan  To catch the breezy air;And I must think, do all I can,  That there was pleasure there.— William Wordsworth (1770

Monday, March 13, 2000

Though you be absent here, I needs must sayThe Trees as beauteous are, and flowers as gay,  As ever they were wont to be;  Nay the Birds rural musick too  Is as melodious and free,  As if they sung to pleasure you:I saw a Rose-Bud o’pe this morn; I’ll swearThe blushing Morning open’d not more fair.— Abraham Cowley (1618

Thursday, March 9, 2000

Heard about something interesting this morning: PayPal, a system which serves as a proxy for money, with this twist: you can send and receive money in many forms, and the other side is notified via e-mail. You sign up for a PayPal account, then you can use a credit card to “send” an amount to anybody; if they’re not on PayPal, they get a temporary account. They are then notified by e-mail, […]

Wednesday, March 8, 2000

I woke up this morning with an upset stomach and sore throat, so I stayed home and relaxed. Not surprisingly, I enjoyed myself a lot; it’s great to have a day with no worries, so to speak. The Hauppauge WinTV card that I ordered came today. It came out of my check, mainly because the cel that I mentioned yesterday was sold before I could get a chance to grab it. I was extremely […]

Tuesday, March 7, 2000

Not too much to report. I finally got my Weather Tracker fully installed. It’s great, except that the monitor is slowly but surely freaking out on me. I’ll post more on that soon. Now, as some of you might be able to guess from reading this diary, anime is one of my passions. As such, over the past few months I’ve been collecting anime cels, or the actual original artwork […]

Thursday, March 2, 2000

Ugh. I lost yesterday’s update due to a random lock-up in Windows NT. I normally save pretty early and pretty often, but this one caught me unawares. Fox Trot (the website for the comic strip) is running a terrific faux advertising campaign spoofing the new iMac. The strip had a series that followed the launch of the “iFruit,” a computer that’s so trendy it causes Beanie Baby-style fanaticism in adults, and changes wallpaper to be […]

Wednesday, March 1, 2000

Well, I’m an uncle again. Today, my sister gave birth to her third girl, Megan. Everyone is healthy and happy. My parents drove down to my sister’s for the birth, which meant that after a long day at work, I came home at 7:15 to an empty house. We’d had a neighbor come over to let the dogs out at 3:30 or so, who then locked them into one side of the house. Unfortunately, that particular neighbor […]

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