I once claimed that I have a daughter. I now claim that she has just started in kindergarten. She’ll be going to a language immersion school, where she’ll learn Chinese.
After resisting smartphones for many years, I got one a few months ago, just before I moved. It turns out that they’re pretty nifty. Who knew, right? I got an LG Optimus V on Virgin Mobile. One of the big things that had been stopping me from getting one before was that I couldn’t quite […]
I bought a house. Strangely, this makes me feel like more of a “grown up” than producing a daughter did. Possibly because health insurance meant that producing the daughter cost appreciably less. Actually, according to the explanation of benefits letters I got from my insurance company, childbirth was almost exactly one third the cost of […]
So, funny thing, I realized that an important life event occurred when I wasn’t paying much attention to this blog, and I never got around to mentioning it. I have a daughter now, and have for a bit over two years now. She’s pretty cute.
On balance, I would not recommend Oasis Storage and Moving, Inc. They lost my chair.
WordPress 2.7.1 has a wonderful quirk of immediately redirecting the “new post” page to a page that appears to just be the row of buttons from above the editor. It’s probably a Firefox 3.1 quirk. But it’s still annoying.
I updated my desktop to the new Ubuntu release (Intrepid Ibix) This is mostly good, but I discovered a problem as a side-effect of them improving their mouse support. Now that my mouse is auto-detected with all its buttons, the side-button no longer defaults to being a middle-click. I like having the side-button do middle […]
sudo aptitude install mt-daapd Edit /etc/mt-daapd.conf so that mp3_dir = [your music directory]. (Also any other configuration changes you might want to make; the file is well-commented.) sudo /etc/init.d/mt-daapd restart Really this would work on any Debian-derived distro… but I’ve only tried it on Ubuntu. Update: It looks like mt-daapd puts an admin interface on […]
Yesterday when leaving work I stepped out the back door of our building and almost blundered through someone filming a scene for something. The back doors of our building had been made over into a hospital entrance, and someone who was the very embodiment of The Wise Old Bum was dispensing advice to people in […]
I’ve been running Ubuntu on my home computer for a week and a half now. That’s right, I’ve joined the “A-list blogger circle-jerk”. For certain values of “A”. Specifically, the value “F”. I’ve mostly found alternatives for all the programs I used. The only area where I’m not quite satisfied is a music player; I […]