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August 04, 2003

my tv needs tabs.

to quote myself in IM: please, please kill me. I'm flipping
through the program guide on my tv and just tried to process
open-channel-in-new-tab.

Nooooooooo. I knew it was bad when my mozilla broke
a while back when a power outage killed libraries, and I
tried to get by without them and went mad. Mad, mad, all
mad, all of them!

I hate computers, someone save me.

music: Basement Jaxx: Broken Dreams

candice at August 4, 2003 03:21 AM

Comments

My set-top box/PVR has the necessary brains to do it - why shouldn't it? Why doesn't my phone have a backspace?

I think you should things that are inflexible, not the computers, which are only raising your expectations of other gizmos, after all...

Posted by: Howie at August 4, 2003 06:26 AM

Ah, reminding me of that time I tried to cut and paste something from the sheet of scratch-paper on my desk into the emacs buffer I was editing. Dammit. There must be a way of coding that up in lisp.

Posted by: Waider at August 4, 2003 01:05 PM

>Ah, reminding me of that time I tried to cut and paste something from the sheet of scratch-paper on my desk into the emacs buffer I was editing.

That's what I was getting at. I've tried to do the same, vi instead of emacs, you get the point.

You see though, where half the people I've told this to have totally missed the point, I do not want to be this far immersed in technology. I know, I'm commenting to you on this in a piece of goddamned blogging software, but that aside, it's all lost it's sheen. Life outside the box is far more interesting than the one inside, as I discovered many years ago when I put down my books and went out for the night, and never looked back.

Posted by: candice at August 4, 2003 03:22 PM

I think I'm still on the slippery slope. I keep looking at the disparate bits of tech lying around the computer room (I guess having a computer room is a bad sign all by itself) and thinking about ways to integrate them all.

That said, I sat in my local last night drinking perfect pints of Guinness and reading a Douglas Adams book, so I'm not entirely lost to the human race.

Posted by: Waider at August 5, 2003 04:18 AM

My last house... I had the pdp's in the livingroom, decstation coffee table and end table, and that's not even getting into the computer room, the laptop collection that kept growing on my kitchen table...

Nope, no point here. I only kept ten computers or so when I moved back south, really.

Posted by: candice at August 5, 2003 04:27 AM

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