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Dum de dum. Went to work late today. Got some stuff done. Locked my keys in the car yesterday, felt pretty smart about that. Got it open in about 10 minutes with a coathanger though. Got Galeon working. Using it as my primary brower on the laptop side. Needs cookies and ssl support though. Better transfer stats would be nice, too. Oh, and lots of other stuff I could theoretically code but figure "why bother" because someone else is probably already doing it and could do it better than I. There's my cynical runon sentence for tonight. Hope you enjoy it! Mozilla's menus are slower than Gtk's. Ugh.

OK, enough mindless blathering. I think I'm catching a cold or something, so I need some sleep..

PS: IE is stupid to have the backspace key bound to the Back button.

Nice relaxing day today..Napped from 3-6. Should do some work tomorrow, got some easy database stuff coming up. Kind of like my music review system (which I still haven't got online), it's just put-together-the-pieces perl/SQL.

Ook, this is too much canned pineapple for one person. Acid, bad for mouth.

Picked up OK Computer by Radiohead the other day. I have a distinct feeling it'll take more than a few casual listens to grok it.

Saw X-Men last night with a buddy of mine. Fun stuff. I thought the mixture of realism (beginning description of human evolution) was silly when compared to the actual mutations shown in the movie.. Oh well, it was fun anyway. I wished they'd made it longer and went into more detail about Wolverine's past. Guess that's for a sequel, or something.

  • Off day today...Went into work at about 3. Skipped voice lessons, I had a feeling I wouldn't be singing very well. Darn this Deus Ex game. Making me stay up late still, even though I've beat it once.
  • Headache
  • Got some cds recently...Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime (thanks to dave camp), Beethoven's Last Night by Trans-Siberian Orchestra (see "Awesome music" below), and Transatlantic, some supergroup made up of Neil Morse, Mike Portney, Roine Stolt, and Pete Trewavas..Very prog, with some Beatles and Pink Floyd thrown in.
  • Poof

Attack of the bulleted lists:

  • Whee. I'm going to see Dream Theater live next month! I'm pumped.
  • Finished Deus Ex. Dang, what a great game.
  • I have new faith in M$ tech support. They're going to replace my broken Intellimouse, no trouble at all.
  • Cripes, it's hot and humid here. I hate Minnesota. You have to suffer heat and humidity, and not even have tropical beaches to enjoy. Why do people live here, anyway?

I've been spending a lot of time on a CGI/Perl-based music review system, so I can write a little blurb about each album in my small collection. Dunno how useful it will be, but it's fun and gives me something to do. Inspired by Ram's Music Ramblings and The War Against Silence

In other news, my office floor at work is being re-waxed. Thus, I guess I have a few days off while it dries..

Welcome to the next voyueristic peak into Tim's exciting life.

  • Started cleaning my room up. Pulled everything out from the corners, stacked some boxes on the shelf, and arranged my books. Looks messier than it was before...Couple more hours and it'll be good. I miss having a closet. Keeps me honest though.
  • Check out The Hunger Site. 8-10 sponsers donate a certain amount of food to the UN (could be worse) food folks for each click per client per day.
  • Ordered Deus Ex today. Awesome game.
  • Must practice voice and piano songs tomorrow. Lessons coming up.
  • Learning JavaScript for work. Joy joy. Grr, it can't draw on an image. Oh well, I handle that.
  • Ok, it's 2:00, time to sleep.

Another bulleted list because I don't feel like making coherent sentences tonight.

  • Finished some vocal recording for The Castle. Crappy laptop soundcard butchered it. Must grab master. It's hard acting voice when your co-stars are across the Atlantic ocean.
  • Awesome music. More awesome music.
  • Trampolines are fun. They can also leave a crick in your neck if you land wrong.
  • Been mapping for Unreal Tournament. It's fun.
  • Rain can suck. So can lack of rain. Weird weather this summer.
  • Hey boc! My menu panel gets overly tall when I disable "Make buttons flush with panel edge". Maybe this should be a per-panel option.
Ok, night.

Just got back from a fairly fascinating MINOS conference in notheast Minnesota. Beautiful country out there, actually. Makes the western part of the state look pretty boring, flat, and bare. Oh wait, it is.

Wow! 3 days after building my mp3.com radio station (see below), I got no less than 6 emails from various mp3.com artists asking that I listen to their music and see if it fits my station. Got some crap, and some really good stuff. I will be updating my little station shortly.

Anyway, time to relax from the conference and catch up with things at home.

I finally followed raph's example and put up an mp3.com station.

Wow, been a while since my last post here.

  • Been doing lots of database work for the MINOS Project at UMN and elsewhere. Using Perl and MySQL. Good tools.
  • I want to build a 25' climbing wall in the back yard! Shame decent green-treated lumber is so expensive.
  • Taking voice lessons. All I've learned so far is that I don't know how to sing. :)
  • Found out that Mp3.com actually has some pretty cool stuff. Haven't really delved into much of the music there, but 303 Infinity is pretty decent 1/4th-note-bass-drum technoish stuff. There's also a lot of good classical stuff on there. An amazing electronic rendition of Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet can be found at Arthur Sulit's page.
  • Well, that's about it for tonight.

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