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

May, 2001: 15 posts.

Yikes! More than a week since I’ve posted anything.2001May07

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.

And now, something beachy in the header!2001May08

And now, something beachy in the header!

Ta da!

I enjoy good weather2001May08

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.


Twigg’s is a small coffeehouse in North Park — part of San Diego. Last night Jenny and I saw Will, a co-worker at 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.

A small mention of me2001May11

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!

I have an irrational affinity for Christina Aguilera.2001May13

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.

Rudy Limeback, a fellow I think very highly of2001May16

Rudy Limeback, a fellow I think very highly of, asked me to post this to my site somewhere. It was prompted by a simple question posted by the head lemur on the webdesign-L list, a mailing list for web developers.

And so, here it is.

New stuff for the lab!2001May16

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.

Another addition to the lab:2001May17

Another addition to the lab:
WS_FTP Password Decoder.

The other day I watched Stop Making Sense2001May21

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.

I’m a comics fan – and I keep meaning to explore these links.2001May21

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

comics.com – Red and Rover
ucomics.com – Pluggers

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

Thought for the day:2001May22

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

New lab item!2001May22

There is no undo for rm * in unix.2001May26

There is no undo for rm * in unix.

The files are just gone.

And you only have yourself to blame.

A lovely Memorial day here in the States2001May28

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.

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