I wonder if anyone is reading this. May 6, 2001:Crystal-Pier::Pacific-Beach::San-Diego::California::USA

15 ArtLung posts from May, 2001

May 7th, 2001

Yikes! More than a week since I’ve posted anything.

Some news – the water temperature is 62 degrees F. Andd yesterday I went to the beach. The waves were subpar, but I went in the water. It was very nice.

Pictures soon – I want to put something beach-y in the header.

May 8th, 2001

And now, something beachy in the header!

Ta da!

May 8th, 2001

I enjoy good weather. I like bundling up and snuggling under thick, heavy layers of covers — but summertime has a nice featureset.

I’m looking forward to much bodysurfing and snorkeling this year.

May 11th, 2001

Twigg’s is a small coffeehouse in North Park — part of San Diego. Last night Jenny and I saw AVENCOM play guitar and sing there. I was pleasantly surprised – he’s got talent. Number One with a bullet, I think. As was pointed out last night, it is nice to see the people you work with in more than just a work context.

May 11th, 2001

A small mention of me, and of the WebSanDiego.org mailing list in this weeks’ ComputorEdge. Link to the ComputorEdge version, or to the more permanent link here – from Doug Welch’s site. Thanks for the mention, Doug!

May 13th, 2001

I have an irrational affinity for Christina Aguilera.

In part it is irrational because her roots are multiethnic, like me. I have at least Scot, Irish, Mexican, Spanish, French, and Yaqui in me.

Christina can legitimately claim to be Latina, and be on the cover of Latina Magazine. She can also claim Irish heritage, and appear in the Irish Abroad web magazine.

This is a wonderful example of the melting pot. Many of us in the USA are just mutts. Interesting things happen when cultures mix. It also illustrates the fluidity of racial definitions. In the end we all should be judged by the content of our character.

May 16th, 2001

Rudy Limeback, a fellow I think very highly of, asked me to post the head lemur on the webdesign-L list, a mailing list for web developers.

And so, here it is.

May 16th, 2001

New stuff for the lab!
Multiple, Hierarchical SelectBoxes and Reverse a string, but only the digits.

Always satisfying to add to the lab. Based on the hit logs, it looks like people are using it. This makes me happy.

May 17th, 2001

Another addition to the lab:
WS_FTP Password Decoder.

May 21st, 2001

The other day I watched Stop Making Sense [buy | learn about] on DVD.

I had not seen the movie in a while. I do have a VHS videocassette version, but have not whipped it out for maybe 2 years.

I was struck, on the additional commentary track, bu the naivete of the artists, and of Jonathan Demme, the Director. Perhaps they were indulging in nostalgia, but it sounds like a project that was fun to make. It was great to hear the thoughts of the participants, these many years later. It’s stunning to me that it’s 17 years old now. I can vividly remember being in my local Tower Records and wanting to buy it, but not having the money for it.

Talking Heads were a remarkable band, for their ingenuity and originality.

May 21st, 2001

I’m a comics fan – and I keep meaning to explore these links.

after-y2k.com
comics.com – Red and Rover
dieselsweeties.com
e-sheep.com
exploitationnow.com
markmartin.net
nichtlustig.de
penny-arcade.com
redmeat.com
scottmccloud.com
ucomics.com – Pluggers
userfriendly.org
mercurycenter.com/comics

I blog them so I may revisit (or visit!) them.

May 22nd, 2001

Thought for the day:
“When three men walk together, there is always something I can learn. Choose what is good in them and correct what is not good.”
– Confucius

May 22nd, 2001

May 26th, 2001

There is no undo for rm * in unix.

The files are just gone.

And you only have yourself to blame.

May 28th, 2001

A lovely Memorial day here in the States: best highlight – playing a few games of foosball – including playing a game with my wife Jennifer – who had never played before, ever.

April 2001 ←Before

After→ June 2001