Steam Blowing, Log Entry Version 2.0
I am all for non-Microsoft browsers. I cut my Internet teeth using NCSA Mosaic, was a huge Netscape supporter until they got snapped up by AOL, and eventually succumbed to the Evil Empire’s Internet Explorer. Right now I am typing this entry using Firefox. I want to love Firefox, however it needs to stop crashing under Mandrake Linux, and stop creating zombie processes under Windows XP Home. This can be done, the world needs it to be done.
[UPDATE 12:30pm: Of course this story about another developer leaving Mozilla for Google won’t help.]
Last night saw my return to the Red Light Cafe for Thursday night bluegrass. As I have mentioned before, bluegrass is a relatively new music style for my ears. My past history with bluegrass consists mainly of bands on Hee Haw and the constant replaying of “Rocky Top” by the University of Tennessee marching band. The band last night was called Chatham County Line, who I am told are neighbors of my friends in Raleigh, NC. From what I heard of the band they were quite good, and I was quite amused how they kept huddling around their one microphone as if they were posing for a group photo. I would have heard more if not for the couple on a date at the table next over who refused to stop talking (folks, you are at a music venue shut the fuck up!). Kudos to my friend Bill who waited until the girl excused herself before asking the guy to keep his voice down.
Twice this week I found money, or at least things which could be used like money. Yippee! I found a $50 Green’s Package store gift certificate given to me on my birthday last year and a $50 rebate from Amazon arrive in the electronic post this week. Gentlemen, start your eCommerce engines!
All I am missing from looking like Timothy Busfield from thirtysomething is a tweed jacket with suede elbow patches. Combine my current beard and slightly-longer-hair than I have sported in years with the burnt orange turtle neck sweater I am wearing today and you get “pseudo intellectual english professor Paulie” — which I have been trying to get Mattel to produce as a replacement for Barbie’s pansy-ass manfriend Ken.
Websites Of The Week (my name is Paulie and I have endorsed this message)
Here are some websites that I have visited during the week
- YongFook: Japanese food. Don’t ask, just go.
- ALS Ride: If you are up to the task of riding a bike in North Georgia, consider doing this; it’s for a good cause.
- Smart Playlists: still trying to learn how to use my new toy better.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – “off”, coffee + mexican + beer = bad combination
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 26, playing Modest Mouse
Current Read – nada