Archive for April, 2002

April 15, 2002

This non-Photoshop’d picture was actually from the same “roll” as the Fenway Park picture, and I have no idea what I was actually trying to capture at the time. Sort of turned out cool though, right? (as with all the thumbnails, click on the image to the right to view the full sized version)

Today I took the day off. Heck, it is Patriot’s Day and all. The Red Sox continue to play good baseball — taking 3 of 4 games against the rival Yankees. That’s something to be happy about.

Looking to set cookies with Perl? I was a few months ago for this site, so I thought I’d post the little script that handles setting the font and color cookies for in case anyone is interested. Pretty simple stuff… extracting the cookie values is for another day.

April 14, 2002

Today turned out to be the official kick-off to summer. It was hot, so we played catch, went to the batting cages, ordered a new fridge, assembled porch furniture, listened to the Red Sox/Yankees game while sitting on assembled porch funiture and watched golf. Oh, and also watched Moulin Rouge — I liked it, but not at first. I felt like I just didn’t “get” what was going on towards the beginning, but eventually the story was more involved, and it turned out to be good. Wacky, but good.

I’m an electric razor kind of guy, but I do keep a regular razor as backup for days when I forget to shave for say 3 days straight. Today, my only hope was one of my wife’s (a sea-foam green Gillette with a big “For Women” printed on the side). Whatever, I thought, a razor is a razor. Sort of. I was marvelling at just how good it was working — even better than the masculine ones. Then I discovered I had about a dozen small cuts. Damn. Be careful out there.

April 13, 2002

The Microsoft/Apple 5 year relationship had just expired, but I’m relieved to hear that they are continuing. Truth is, Microsoft is actually pumping out some darn good products recently — turns out they’re all for the Mac :)

What’s new in XSLT 2.0? Looks like there’s some nice additions, especially the new “for-each-group” function (if you’re into this stuff).

April 12, 2002

We took in a Red Sox game last night (thanks Daigo). There is nothing better than having a hot dog in one hand, and a $4.75 can of Bud Lite poured into a plastic cup in the other at Fenway Park. It was a disappointing 9th inning, and the Sox threw the game away, but it’s still always a good time. I have mixed feelings about them building a new park — I guess as long as they never tear Fenway down.

Clickable sound clips from Homer Simpson, Bruce Campbell and Samuel L. Jackson. Hilarious. (props to rusted robot)

April 11, 2002

Over at, there is a really interesting article on how to create a custom template language with XSLT. It talks about using your own namespace to truly separate your HTML templates from your XSL programming — a smart way to handle content/template management.

Lunch is Fun is growing — you can even buy t-shirts and mugs. I’ve been documenting my fun lunches here since it launched a couple days ago. This site will be huge. Oh yes, it will.

April 9, 2002

So, at GoDaddy you can register a domain for $8.95/year. That’s pretty darn cheap. It’s dangerous though, I can think of so many to register. Too bad this one is already taken. (fyi, one of the best new sites on the web. Hands down.)

April 8, 2002

So, the kid who starred in the most excellent movie Rushmore has a band, Phantom Planet, and I can’t get their song out of my head. I may have to investigate this further.

Also, I heard the new Moby song (something with stars in the chorus) yesterday. Had no idea it was Moby, and wouldn’t have guessed it. Sort of a Wire/Kraftwerk/Air thing happening there. Sounded great.

And this Andrew W.K. guy is pretty entertaining. Catchy song… and relentless.

Watched Happy, TX last night. Pretty funny movie with William H. Macy and Steve Zahn.

April 6, 2002

Over the past week or so, Daigo has been creating installation art at the office — using nothing but office supplies. The photo on the right documents the first attempt. Some walk by and laugh, others chuckle at how real museums actually display this kind of stuff.

If you’re running Mac OSX, I highly recommend RBrowser — a way cool FTP/SSH/SCP client that works seamlessly with BBEdit. Extremely useful for editing files on servers with FTP turned off for security reasons.

April 4, 2002

A guy drops his $800 digital camera in a pond in New Mexico, fishes it out, lets it dry, and now it takes amazing pictures with rainbow colored streaks and blobs added in — as if by magic. Not sure I’m gonna try this with my own camera though.

April 3, 2002

I’m feeling creative today. I want to write a book, start a software company, record an album, design something, build something. I may need to focus on one of these though.

Oh, and I drank two more lime seltzers today.