Archive for 2000

November 1, 2000

Today, I was thinking how funny it would be to walk up to a total stranger and say “Bob?!… Bob Filangy??! (or whatever).. Wow, how long has it been??? 10 years?!!” and then continue to pretend like that person was an old friend from years past. Of course, I quickly realized that I didn’t have the guts to pull it off.

I broke down and got a new mouse. It’s one of those new-fangled optical ones. I must say it’s really nice without the ball to deal with. Very smooth.

October 27, 2003

Finally saw Best in Show last night, and it was just as funny as I thought it would be. Eugene Levy, Christopher Guest, Fred Williard, etc. displayed some pure comic genius. It just secures the fact that the “mockumentary” format is my new favorite style of film. Highly recommended if you liked Spinal Tap or Waiting for Guffman.

October 25, 2000

Does anyone know anything about founding a new city? What’s stopping people from going out in the middle of nowhere, and claiming land for their own. I’ve been thinking I’d like to start my own city. And I’d name it — (warning, I’ve never actually gone to this site) American City.

October 23, 2000

So far, this book seems pretty great. The author goes a little toward the extreme with the “you can only use HTML 1.0″, but I get the feeling that the book will be good insight for trying to design with speed, simplicity, and usability in mind.

October 17, 2000

It’s sites like K10K that make me want to redesign everything. Now, after visting only a couple times, I don’t pretend to know exactly what its purpose is — but I do know it’s got some talented people behind it, and there’s some really great animation, fonts and desktop images there. Not a pixel out of place, either.

In other news, I finally have BeOS up and running again on a new hard drive. Sadly, I can’t post with Blogger under NetPositive. Damn, someone give us a decent browser for Be. Don’t get me wrong though, I still love the simplicity.