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By Brent on 31 January 2003
Some thoughts from James Lileks: “Perhaps…the present makes those old visions of the future look infantile and silly. We’re not wearing one-piece jumpsuits and taking meals from a pill-dispensing machines, or flying off to work on jetpacks. We have the stuff that counts. We have computers and communicators; we have a global information network, a space station, robot war machines, cybernetic implants. And we still wear jeans and eat hamburgers, […]
By Brent on 30 January 2003
A journal entryIn the haiku form today.This sounds good to me. I’m looking outside.Snow just like powdered sugarDecorates the ground. It makes me wonderIf God’s creativityHas been passed to me In just a fractionof a tenth of a fraction,why don’t I write more?
By Brent on 29 January 2003
I just followed in Stephen‘s footsteps and bought a bunch of CDs from CD Baby. As I browsed the site, I found myself admitting that this is the way music buying should be: browsing a wide variety of artists, sampling their tracks, and buying relatively cheap CDs (some dip below the USD $10 mark). It’s convenient for me, and I’m directly supporting the artist. I bought quite a few CDs; for the record, here they are: […]
By Brent on 28 January 2003
My goodness. I have been neglecting this journal. Ah well. Here’s my situation: I watched the Superbowl at the apartment belonging to that friend who wants me to move in with him. The first friend. It’s a nice place; well-furnished and clean. The rent’s cheap, too. There are two main problems: I’d be living in a fairly small room, and my commute to work would take an hour, each way. However, this friend and his roommate […]
By Brent on 24 January 2003
I’ve just uploaded a review of Noir to Points of View. In other news, I’m still thinking about moving out. The current situation makes my head spin. I have four options: I have an offer from one friend to move into the loft in his apartment. It’s a fairly small space, and the apartment is probably a forty-minute drive to where I work. OTOH, I like the roommates there, and the rent would be cheap. I have another offer […]
By Brent on 23 January 2003
I haven’t been posting much here lately (for various reasons I wont’ go into now), but… Ha!
By Brent on 20 January 2003
“The real problem is that the computers (with ANY UI) still force users into limited ways of interacting and thinking.” — the anonymous Editor at Nooface, writing in Humanizing the User Interface Perhaps I just enjoy taking up the contrarian position, but I think that the situation described is not a problem. In fact, it’s good. Let’s go back to the Baroque. The Baroque style of art defined a large set of rules and limitations on artists’ […]
By Brent on 15 January 2003
In searching for some help with Microsoft Word, I stumbled across this and had to take a second to link to it: an early review of Windows 3.0, from 1990. Most humorously, it mentions two major bugs/flaws in Windows, both of which persist to this day.
By Brent on 14 January 2003
Beware Orwell’s Parody. I agree with his analysis; I tend to write in the “modern” style, and would like to use a more classical one.
By Brent on 10 January 2003
I have a website, All Anime Music Videos. No, please don’t go there; don’t give it any more hits. I’m not being entirely facetious. I started All Anime Music Videos (AAMV) back when I first started downloading anime music videos, and there was no website that reliably linked to the music videos out there. Very frustrating. So, I put together AAMV, which is […]