Tuesday, June 28, 2005

car "troubles"

so the "power" light came on my car - and i was all in a panic...turns out - i bumped some switch that puts it in some kind of power mode...while debugging that - apparently hit some other switch that put my car in a permanent neutral...finally sorted everything out and all is well - except the engine light which is always on - i get it fixed and it comes on 2 weeks later....

ugh, i gotta dump this pos


if you don't already, you should listen to solex

Monday, June 27, 2005

insert title here

as jen pointed out, the iPod can be a harsh mistress (unlike her, i did look under its skirt)...

anyhow, i got Minnie (my iPod Mini's name, get it - i crack me up - named for, well, the obvious reason, and partly because i loved minnie driver in the phantom of the opera and partly because of one of the guys on the style channel has a cute dog minnie...) an iTrip and these little things that make the ear buds feel better (my one *gasp* compalint about Minnie is that her earbuds were a bit uncomfortable - much better now)... i was however, heartbroken - i dropped her (no00000oooo...i am sorry - it was an accident) - and she has a tiny scratch - but i think it just adds to her charm (at least that's what i'm telling myself)...next stop: hmmmmm or hmmmmm though i should probably consider this, to prevent further injuries

had lingoberry crepes for breakfast at ihop...yum

am going to donate a photo to this benefit

i am working on an Access project, which is taking more time than i thought, but i think i'm in good shape...doing a mini-class for hisgh school students in a couple of weeks i must prepare for - but my class is done - so i have completed my masters (though i won't be happy til i have the paper)...am teaching a class too - which is going well...with my class over and more relevant, no more writing assignmentws, perhaps i'll start posting more...



Thursday, June 23, 2005

this y that...

here is either a witty and insightful commentary of modern society or a cool, odd little picture i happen to like for no good reason - you be the judge
bug on screen

my brother is going to be on judge hatchett - details to follow

since when is it cool to be a geek - witness this and this. these are but two recent examples of the co-opting of geek...i'd think of more, but i'm making this short cause i want a beer...

when being a geek was not cool, it was cool to be a geek. now that it's getting cool to be a geek, it isn't...

heck, you want to talk geek, i'll match slide rules, computer lab stories and high school dating records with any of these posers...

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

summertime, and the livin' is...

not necessarily easy.
on the other hand, it's not bad either.
it just doesn't feel like summer. the weather has been ok - but i've been working hard with the following. since i've started teaching, the first two summers, i worked at nasa as part of a faculty fellowship program, last summer, i worked on odds and ends and took a class. this summer i am teaching a class and taking my last class for my master's degree (the last session of which is tonight) the master's class was a pretty good chunk of work - a lot of writing - which probably explains the lack of posts. but anyhow, that's all behind me - and it feels good - don't know when i will officially receive my degree. because of my technical background, the ed tech classes were mostly not challenging (though i had one professor who really focused on the "ed" part of ed tech, and pushed me). i found the core education classes fascinating. in one respect i am thrilled with getting my masters - largely because it will be very helpful in securing tenure, but also for what i have learned. in another respect, it's a bit anti-climactic. at each level of schooling i have enjoyed it more. i was always a great student, but i despised grade school, tolerated high school, kind of liked undergrad and enjoyed grad school. i am thinking of going to kent state for a phd in instructional technology - but i think that'll wait til 2006 at the earliest. at the risk of bragging, i think i have a fairly rare combination of skills - most folks with a strong technical background are not terribly interested in education - at least, that's my perception.

anyhow, other than that - video gaming - fifa street, warioware:twisted, katamari damacy and various star wars games (lego and rots) being my current favorites...

been reading a lot: freakonomics, everything bad is good for you and my current read, nick hornby's new one...

here are my father's day presents...both of which rank as best father's day presents evuh
father's day present
father's day present

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

new web site...

artisan's cove
a gallery at which i have photos.
please check it out and let me know if there are any problems with your browser of choice - or any other feedback...

Monday, June 20, 2005

and while we're at it...

check out vijay iyer's reimagining

really new music...

while i don't claim to know everything about music, or have heard everyone, i've been around the musical block a time or two and rarely find music i would really consider new. however, the world of music is sol large that you gotta keep looking. here's a new discovery (new for me, anyhow) that knocked me on the seat of my pants...

Hyperrealism by Noah Creshevsky

Thursday, June 09, 2005

new photo albums

new photo albums


Saturday, June 04, 2005


missed the cut AGAIN

Friday, June 03, 2005

from the onion

barbeque tips

When barbecuing veggie burgers, be sure to tie your long hair back. That will keep it away from the flames, you stupid hippie

uh, dude, that's like....not funny. and besides i have short hair...


g*d bless the internet

crying while eating

i can't stop laughing and viewing clips...
hmmm...what should i be crying about???

from the hazzards, nyc's finest female ukulele duo

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