Wednesday, February 7, 2001

And, like a dying lady lean and pale,
Who totters forth, wrapp’d in a gauzy veil,
Out of her chamber, led by the insane
And feeble wanderings of her fading brain,
The moon arose up in the murky east,
A white and shapeless mass.
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822), “Moon”

It’s well-written. It’s well-drawn. It’s another cool online comic strip: Ozy and Millie, a childhood-oriented strip that Brennen turned me on to. Cool.

The Apple IIe computer arrived today. Unfortunately, it came without any software, which makes it rather difficult to use. So, I grabbed some system disks via a fortuitously nearly-ended eBay auction, and will be ordering some games from these folks shortly. The thing evidently has BASIC in the ROM, which should be fun itself. If I can find some 5.25″ disks to use as storage.

Had a good run at Gold’s Gym after work. I ran at a sustained 7.5 miles per hour (an 8-minute mile) for most of the time, but was able to push myself up to 11 mph for about a minute and a half near the very end. My goal is to eventually run a 5-minute mile, which is evidently world-class running. We’ll see what happens; physically, there’s no reason that I can see why I can’t.

I also ordered a copy of Fluxx, the card game I described in yesterday’s diary entry. Should be fun to play with my parents.

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