This morning Absolute Zero hit my home internets. Nothing. Dead. Silent. DAMMIT. Oh well, who needs information in this Information Age anyway?
The DVR-less Era Has Begun
Yesterday I not only received on of my digital-to-analog converters (hoping UPS delivers the other one soon and without me having to track it down, as well as my new ViP222k Dish Network (beta) receiver. The ViP222k will provide me with more HD channels than my previous beta receiver, but sadly lacks a hard drive so I can no longer record television. You’d think that the lack of recording would be the most devastating feature loss, but it’s not; once I realized that I no longer have the ability to pause and skip live television I shuddered as if I was experiencing detox (or so I imagine since I’ve never actually detoxed).
I’ve reentered a Brave Old World of television.
Back In The Twenty-First Century Realm
I have created a Google Calendar for the Black Sheep Hash. Why have I done this?
- Because the calendar name “Black Sheep Hash” was available and I could.
- I will post the hash number in each entry
- I will post the sign-in list in the notes for each hash
This Black Sheep Hash calendar is a public calendar, hopefully only editable by myself and those I choose, and will serve as a recorded history of the hash. This should help me keep “accurate” stats and resolve future conflicts. Hopefully this won’t also add a load of painful extra work to my life.
‘Tis The Season To Give
Believe it or not I am not referring to Christmas, but rather the end of Fiscal 2008. It’s time for Paulie to check his list of charities twice and open up to coffers to those who have not been naughty, but instead nice.
One of the better offers I’ve seen recently is from singer/songwriter Jonathan Coulton. Coulton has partnered up with the Electronic Frontier Foundation so that if you donate $50 or more you will receive a USB drive containing twenty of Coulton’s favorite songs (of his, of course).
Also on my radar for potential financial support this year, in no particular order
- Trees Atlanta
- Camp Eureka!
- Horizon Theatre
- NPR (or one of Atlanta’s affiliates)
- High Museum
- and of course, Paulie’s Plumbing Fund
See anything that I should be considering? If any of you readers run a non-profit and are
503c 501(c)3 (thanks non-birthday Stacy) compliant (I get a tax credit) feel free to post the charity’s name in the comments or send me an email at the address shown in the right-hand galley.
It’s Birthday Time For One Of My Long-Lost Friends
Today is the birthday of my friend Stac
ey. Stacy belongs to that group of friends with whom I’ve lost too much contact because they procreated. I seriously doubt that she’s an ITP-reader as she’s a hoity-toity Executive over at Turner.
If any of you out there know her and still see her, please tell her that Paulie says “Happy Birthday, Yo!”
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – okay, although I thought today was Sunday
Current Music – listening to the “This Week in Tech” podcast
Website Of The Day – Google something for someone and he/she has knowledge for a day. Use Let Me Google That For You and he/she has knowledge for a lifetime.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Foot Mileage – 4 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 9 (9)
Vegetarian Days – 6
Carnivorous Days – 2
Marta Rides – 0
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4
1) Lose no fewer than two pounds
2) Drink no soda
3) Run no fewer than 50 miles
4) Completely read no fewer than one book
5) Write at least one program using Ruby on Rails