just anti insomnia

the update: i am back from cambodia, readjusting to regular life. except it is anything but regular. my laptop died upon arrival (thankgod for pretrip hard drive backup) thus bringing my euphoric state of ubiquitous computing to a screeching halt.…

i think pizza causes headaches

i’ve got a nagging headache. i’ve been trying to redesign the revenue portion of our financial database at work. i worked on it straight for a week before cambodia, until i had this nagging problem with negative expenses. well i…

laptopless inconvenience day 6

all i wanted to do today was sit down and work on a java servlet assignment. however due to various impediments (no laptop, can’t install java sdk on work computer, can’t access workspace via AFS, can’t access workspace via ftp,…

eric raymond and adaptation

back to working on my web application/java servlet assignment. let’s hope things go better today. having dinner with eric s. raymond at mama dips tonight. that’s pretty wild. i should go grab a copy of the cathedral and the bazaar…

to drop or not to drop

i have a completely stupid intractable decision to make. do i remain in adv www programming or do i drop it? basically it has come down to a question of ranking the benefit of getting 3 more credit hours this…

ibm calls

apparently my system board was fried and the hard drive is aok. so strange! this is good, cause there was *1* file on there that I didn’t have a copy of anywhere else. so the guy has replaced the board…

look who came home…

First trip to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

I traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia in January 2003 to do work for the USAID Mission there. Mountains over Alaska

Google Buys Pyra

Blogging Goes Big-Time I’m not sure this is such a good idea. I mean, I’m sure Evan Williams and Pyra and the blogging community think it rocks, but is this really smart for Google or blogging in general? We don’t…

having a number of thoughts

synthesizing them in interesting ways. not having a car is sort of a disability. yet having a car is a financial burden. my mozilla web browser has been sporadically making the sound i’m programmed to respond to when new email…

free beer at the library

so it just finally occurred to me how perfect it is that us info and lib science kids have been having our thursday afternoon happy hour at “The Library” (on franklin st). guess i just missed that whole librarians-library connection…

valenti

went to duke today to see jack valenti, ceo and president of the mpaa, give a speech about the moral imperative of not copying digital material. i on the other hand feel that copying digital material is an absolute moral…