Archive for September, 2005

Everything comes undone..

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

So, as per Kayti’s requirement, I’ve removed P. from my journal friends list. The problem is that I know I’m going to resent her for this, and I don’t see any solution.. Kayti is requiring that I have no contact with P. until I stop being in love with her (P.) or Kayti will leave me.

Nothing is good right now.


Saturday, September 24th, 2005

iTunes music store still lacks much content, including local favorites Big Spoon and Emmitt Swimming, and any Information Society but the first album. Back to the peer-to-peer nets for me.

[grin] I wonder how hard it would be to get Mischief Committee’s CD on their store?

It had to happen..

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

I finally installed itunes on my PC, and tried out the store. Pretty snazzy. I guess my stand on free music and the labels and whatnot has run out of energy.

I’m dangerously close to believing in nothing. Or everything. Or something.

For those of you curious, the four tracks I purchased:

Speed of Sound, Coldplay
Beautiful, Christina Aguilera
Your Song, Moulin Rouge
Elephant Love Meledy, Moulin Rouge

Proof that the world’s gone crazy..

Saturday, September 3rd, 2005

Just a couple more peices of proof that the world isn’t entirely a sane place:

1) I recently bought a computer vacuum, in the hopes of vacuuming out my laptop keyboard so it wouldn’t make so many crunching noises. I noticed the air the vacuum was blowing seemed awfully warm, so I looked in the tail end of it – and discovered it had heating elements. Anyone who can offer a sane explanation for this is encouraged to do so. Dropping resistor for a low voltage motor, is all I can figure. Either that, or the engineer lifted the design wholesale from a hair dryer.

2) I was listening to Rush while on a road trip the other day (I’m really not sure why I do this, other than as a exercise for my blood pressure) and he said that no hybrid technology, no new innovation could styme the U.S.’s thirst for oil, that oil was the fluid that kept the engine of freedom and democracy going. What, exactly, does Rush think is going to happen in 50 years? [Oh. I get it. He’ll be dead then so it won’t matter?] And why doesn’t he think new technology can help these things? Even just the ability to shut down while idling in traffic and creep along on a small electric motor looks to me like it would save millions of gallons, what with the state of our fine nation’s freeways at rush hour. 😉

3) I know there was one more, but it’s hiding in the back corner of my mind.

For those of you keeping track, I’m back in Seattle again.