Below are 7 recent journal entries, after skipping 25
Books and their discontents
From Substitute's entry, here is my own list of books, differently categorized.
The following is a list of the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users. Bold what you have read, italicize those you started but couldn't finish, and strike through what you couldn't stand. Add an asterisk to those you've read more than once. Underline those on your to-read list.
Books I've read at least once:
I have read the bolded books more than once
Books I've started, but could not finish
Books I cannot abide
I have read the bolded books. The others are loathed on reputation alone.
Note: The following authors can suck it: Ayn Rand, James Joyce and Charlotte Bronte. Yes, we all know how clever you are. Now go away.
Books I'd like to read
Books I'm not interested in reading
Want to know something even sadder than me organizing this list? I wrote a Perl script to do the markup.
lj Jabber thingie
I tried out the weird jabber thingie the the LJ dev team developed. It seemed to work ok, although I no jabber hacker (I live that to prog).
Since my primary workstation runs XP Pro, I used the Pandion client. I tried the SIM client, but that didn't connect to the livejournal.com server.
Ok. Please continue reading taskboy.com now.
My blog is on taskboy.com
If you are interesting in reading my mind, please visit taskboy.com. Thanks.
All good things...
My Fellow use.perlers,
When, in the course of human events, it becomes
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that not all blogs are created equal, that some are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable features, such as posting pictures and controlling background colors.
We, therefore (meaning me), appealing to the Supreme Judge of public opinion for the rectitude of our (mine, actually) intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good readers of my blog, solemnly publish and declare, that this blog is, and of right ought to be a free and independent site.
And may God have mercy on my poor soul.
That is all.
those aren't friends
From Chris Juergensen's site on the Lydian mode:
Friends don't let friends vamp on Gmaj7#11 chords. Only junkies messed up
UPDATE: What's sad is that I googled for both of these names and still got them wrong. Sigh...
Firefly -- good!
Saw the premier of the TV series tonight. It's amazing what gets cancelled and what doesn't. That Mr. Whedon can sure craft a pith sentence.
a metaphor for our times
Dogs can be territorial, but this is absurd. Doesn't he know that a dog divided cannot stand?