January 21st, 2007

marvin pondering

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        Depending entirely on your viewpoint I have been mac-enabled or e-mac-ulated I am enjoying the setup process on the mac. Everyone goes on about them being intuitive. I haven't found it to be so at all, but then I'm overcoming lo these many years of ingrained PC habits. I am disheartened to find that I will have to give up at least a few of my favorite products. Coffeecup's HTML editor doesn't have a mac version. Neither does mIrc have a mac version. I've found Ircle to be a worthy substitute so far as mIrc is concerned. I think Taco might work out to replace Coffeecup.

         I am listening to " Going Postal " by Terry Pratchett. It is hysterically funny in the tongue-in-cheek style for which he is noted. It is hard to listen to such a fast-paced, funny story in the laggard fashion required by audio books. I am particularly fond of the jailbreak episode that occurs early in the book. There is an interesting discussion of the value of hope.

         After a full day of experiencing my new (well used) mac I am quite content. There are some interesting things taking place that I don't understand. I have had to work over my wireless network. I think someone was using it heavily. With new security in place the mac is running faster.

         I woke from an afternoon nap today having dreamed of washing windows with no pants on. For those who would like to psychoanalyze me, I will charge 5¢. If you're going to play with my psyche you shouldpay for the priveledge.

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nanowrimo 2010

Make, Jake, and Arlo

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         I'm having a black day today. I woke after a poor sleep filled with odd dreams. I can't seem to get moving today and I don't have the motivation to do so. Bleak. Bleak. Bleak.

         The dream I remember was of driving in company with another person. I don't think we were in a car. We eventually gathered a small crowd of people, 20 or so, and came to a cleft in a huge rock — one of those "Door in the Wall" things. We went inside and found we were to be part of a trial. The person to be tried was a short fat woman of unremarkable appearance. They wouldn't tell us her crime, though. We were to judge all her actions as a whole, not just the crime she committed. The jurors were strange. There were a couple pointy-eared folk I judge to be elves. A short, fat man who was probably a dwarf, though not in any folklore-ish sense. I saw a few other individuals covered with fur or somehow "different" coverings. We never did get around to the trial, but there were some lengthy discussions. It seemed a very pointless dream.

         I don't know why my music has been running to death metal and loud stuff in general of late, but it certainly has. For years, jazz and classical has been my staple in listening. Perhaps it's a "phase" I'm going through.

         I feel the mac mini has served its purpose for me. I now know that I can flee windows to a safe haven in OS X. The mac mini is just not enough machine for me. For one thing it just hasn't enough drive space. It is also slow. It is, however, acceptable in all the very few things that I do on a computer. I basically browse less than 10 web sites, update this journal, play chess at gameknot, shop online, pay bills online, and order pizza (papa johns) online. tune my netflix queue, look up things in onelook or wik/tionary/ipedia/ihow. and play a limited number of games usable with my vision. Now you've covered the extreme range of my computer usage. I used to do *so* much *more* on computers.

         My television watching of late has included a lot of episodes of Jake 2.0 on the Scifi channel. I like Chris Goreham. He was on Medical Investigation after Jake. Both series lasted only 1 season. Too bad.

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