Archive for October, 2002

October 17, 2002

Drinking tea is a horrible battle. It’s either way too hot… or half of it gets wasted because it gets too cold. Something needs to be done about this.

October 16, 2002

Watched several episodes of “The Ship” on the History Channel last night. A great, semi-reality mini series where 50 people travel for 6 weeks on an 18th century replica of Captain James Cook’s ship. The course takes them through the Great Barrier Reef and out to sea to Indonesia. It’s unbelievable how people could navigate in the 1700s without 21st century technology. (Note: the History Channel’s site for the The Ship looks like it doesn’t properly sniff for the correct version of Flash on the Mac. Bummer. I can’t even see the site. Bad bad bad.)

October 13, 2002

Yesterday, we babysat for our niece and nephew twins while our other nephew got to take in the circus. The picture on the right is what 90% of the pictures I took yesterday look like. A blur. This time, it’s not a result of my shaky hand with the camera. The twins are almost a year now, and they can move. Fast. And often. Fun times were had.

October 11, 2002

Whoa. Wired News redesigned today — using a total XHTML/CSS layout. They are the first large, high-traffic site to do this. I think from here it will snowball. I’m already thinking about making the switch at work.

October 8, 2002

If you use iPhoto and Microsoft Entourage for email on OS X, then download this nifty little patch: iPhoto Mailer Patcher. Instead of using Mail when you choose to share photos directly from the application, it’ll enable you to use Entourage. A great feature when you’re quickly sending off photos from your library.

I forgot to mention that on Friday, we went to see a reunion of sorts for one of Boston’s most underappreciated bands from the mid-late 90s: Flying Nuns. The show at TT the Bear’s Place was fantastic — not sounding like a band who is now spread out across the country. They have a new CD out on Q Division Records that you should get — and more importantly the Pilot EP from ’95. A gem.

October 6, 2002

Yesterday, we went with my brother and sister-in-law to Boston’s Wang Center to see Lord of the Dance — this turned out to be pretty damn cool. Crazy Celtic step dancing. (Photo is from the train ride home … no pictures allowed at the show)

My brother reminded me that Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry) of “Friends” once stated that Lord of the Dance scared the beejeezus out him saying, “His leg flails about as if independent from his body!”

Afterward, we hit a restaurant in the South End called the Red Fez. Excellent food, with a Middle Eastern theme and highly recommended if you’re in the neighborhood.

October 4, 2002

So today at work we devised an impromptu game involving a four-square ball, a volley ball, a foam fish and a rubber chicken. The game takes 5 people sitting in a circle where on the count of three, each item is passed to the next person as fast as possible. Appropriate music is also played (yodelling or loud classical music). Some experienced players demonstrate superior abilities by “flipping” the fish (or chicken) to the next person in a flashy manner. Images and/or video will hopefully follow.

Crazy pixel site.