11 Feb 2001 jmg   » (Master)

I finished reading Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 (ISBN: 0345342968) on Thursday I believe it was. Definately interesting. I had started this book shortly before Christmas, but I had misplaced it. So that's why I read it so quickly. That and it's a short book. It's funny, in the afterword (or coda) he says: "Only six weeks ago, I discovered that, over the years, some cubby-hole editors at Ballantine Books, fearful of contaminating the young, had, bit by bit, censored some 75 separate sections from the novel." Funny that a novel about sensorship was sensored itself. Was thinking I wasn't going to be able to include the MARC record, but here you go:

001 4768383
003 CU-UC
005 20010211081127.3
008 870928c19871953nyu            00 0 eng d
020    $a 0345342968
035    $9 4768383
040    $a VVX $c VVX $d CLU
100 1  $a Bradbury, Ray, $d 1920-
245 10 $a Fahrenheit 451 : $b Fahrenheit 451 -- the temperature at which bookpap
er catches fire, and burns ... / $c Ray Bradbury.
260    $a New York : $b Ballantine Books, $c 1987, c1953.
300    $a 179 p. ; $c 18 cm.
500    $a "A Del Rey book."
500    $a With an Author's afterword.
546    $a English

The past two days have not been fun. I've come down with something and finally made an appointment for today to have it looked at. Haven't been able to get any sleep the past two nights as my nose is so runny that I can't find a decient possition to sleep in. It was so bad Saturday morning that I was thinking of going to the Emergancy room, but found that some IBprofin reduced the swelling in the back of my throat making it more managable. Sometimes it's nice being sick, but when you can't sleep, being sick just sucks.

Oh, does anyone have a flashrom burning in the bay area? I reciently tried to upgrade my FIC PA-2007 motherboard with a beta bios, and now the machine doesn't even like a ISA VGA card it in. You turn it one, and it just beeps at you. :( Need to burn the old BIOS back into the chip. (or test with another bios that is not beta).

alisdair and ajv:
In the day-n-age of dynamic web content, why pregenerate them? I wrote a cgi script a while back that will generate thumbnails (and downsized versions) of my images when requested. I of course store the resulting image in a database so I don't have to regenerate them every time. Plus it autogenerates indexes for the images too. ls *.jpg > somename.indx and I have an index. As for that, why not use jpeg + pnmutils? djpeg | pnmscale -xysize 175 175 | cjpeg -optimize? That's what Unix was designed for, putting commands together to build a bigger project.

Hmmm, realized that I'm really hungry right now. Off to find some food.

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