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November 29, 2006

oh, look, a halt button!

I wasn't going to say anything, because I figured you folk
are all enough nerds that you'd have heard about this. But
Joel put such a great headline on it that I couldn't resist.

How many Microsofties does it take to implement the Off menu?

So, we have some vague idea on the builds process for Vista
there. 1-3 months for feedback? Ack. OS X builds weekly.
(At least. Probably daily now, according to him.)

I spent six months at DEC while it was being Compaq-ized when
I was 19. Worked on X for what had just been renamed Tru64,
had commit bits and all that. It built every night for several
different OS versions. Compiler first, if I recall right.

Le roi est mort. Vive le roi.

music: Arcade Fire: Haiti

candice at 1:43 | link to post

November 27, 2006

free wireless!

(Reasons New Orleans is cooler than your city part N.)

Just noticed the fancy new city wireless is online.
60% signal inside of my apartment uptown by the river,
it's not too bad for free. It's by no means superfast,
but the latency isn't too bad. I'd have to do keepalives
with SSH though, I think, to really use it.

For my local friends, look for the "FeatherByEarthLink"
ssid. Anyone else have it? Posting from it now.

music: The Raconteurs: Steady, as she goes

candice at 0:22 | link to post

November 24, 2006

shopping in the madness

A friend messaged me at 9am. I called him back at about 2.
"Well, I thought there was a chance you might be up. But
Candice, don't you love the smell of capitalism in the morning?"

"Yeah, but I had to get up early yesterday to drive down to
my grandma's house and I like the smell of capitalism more
in the afternoon."

I did go shopping. I usually do, mostly because my mom always
hated to shop during christmas season and I like the madness.
Now I need a mini christmastree to throw on the bar in the
livingroom and I'll be good.

music: Chris Cornell: Can't change me

candice at 21:10 | link to post

November 23, 2006

on disasterworld

Some stuff to ponder. Ray is contributing to Squandered Heritage,
which is documenting historic properties up for demolition.
Also, this is in this month's GQ, following the year of an ordinary
block in the lower 9.

Related, tangentially. Dear IKEA: Please build us a store near
New Orleans. Lots of people here need decent cheap furniture.
I don't want to have to drive to Houston for inexpensive modern.

Unrelated, I need a new camera. A disaster and two mardi gras'
and my miniature sony is toast. Thinking of picking up one of
the thin flat black cybershot variety.

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all.

music: Shapeshifters: Lola's Theme
(mmmmmm bad club music. Addictive.)

candice at 2:10 | link to post

November 21, 2006

smart cafe

So I was just at the coffeehouse around the corner* to get a
cup of coffee and do some French homework, and remembered to
post about their nifty coffee card file. Instead of giving
out little cards to punch which you then lose, they have a
small, brightly colored index card file next to the register.
You put your name on a card and file it, and it's there the
next time you go in. No card to lose. Old hat, I'm sure, but
it's the first time I've seen it.

*Urban Cup Cafe, Magazine at Upperline, Uptown N.O., Open 24.

music: Royksopp: Remind me

candice at 1:24 | link to post

November 20, 2006


is not a word. Microsoft seems to think it is, and has filed
stored procedures under it.

Not much going on, looking forward to thanksgiving down da bayou
by my grandma's house. (How many meats and starches can we fit
on one table? Vegetables? What vegetables? I don't even think
there were green beans last year. Cornbread dressing, oyster
dressing, mashed potatoes, potato salad, bread, sweet potatoes...)

Someone remind me who was talking about fried turducken?

music: Audioslave: I am the highway

candice at 2:28 | link to post

November 13, 2006

saturday nights

It's not "normal" because I can find a parking space in the
quarter past midnight, but there is a crowd around. "I don't
need a jacket." "It's freezing." "Wow, look, crowds on Bourbon
Street." "Check out the feather boa drunk girls." "Not cold
anymore, must be the alcohol." We had several people ask us which
way Bourbon was. "You're gonna want to go that way." "Yeah, we
don't want to send them to the gay bars, do we, they look a lot
like a couple."

We walk into one of the gay bars and see "Welcome National
Convention of Realtors" in bar letterhead on the door. They've
got a wood burning fire going to complement the plasma screens
playing supergaytechnoremix music videos.

One of my pre-storm haunts has gone gay as well, we were
looking for food and found the end of a drag show. And a
change like that also tends to mean "Don't trust the kitchen."

The goddamn video poker noise was marring up one of my favorite
bars, and it's been forever since I've been out down there.

music: Tahiti 80: Don't misunderstand

candice at 1:52 | link to post

November 11, 2006


music: Persephone's Bees: Paper Plane

candice at 22:59 | link to post

November 07, 2006

car and dancing fridge graveyards

Ran some stats today, and got these terms in order in the
middle of the "individual search words" block.

Cheers to the Googletrap!

30 second review: two weeks ago on my Thinkpad in Windows
I upgraded to Firefox 2.0 and IE 7, and new IE makes testing
stuff before I inflict it on the customers much less stressful.
They did not break tabs, and they took out the File menus are
the majors for me. Firefox 2.0 is fine, and I am telling all of
you freaks now, if you upgrade for no other thing, do it for the
spell checker in text fields. Other than that, nothing fancy,
and it broke a couple of extensions I didn't use. I'm not too
extension-happy, though, so test at your own peril.

music: The Thrills: Not for all the love in the world

candice at 2:08 | link to post

November 06, 2006

this is my life

It's 3am Monday morning and I am invoicing. This is normal.
Dear something.

I'm not complaining mind you, it's at good rates. Just...

music: Persephone's Bees: On the earth
(People people people...Cars Cars Cars...)

(I swear I will start uploading music and making it playable.
Soon. Really. Can the delicious playtagger work in RSS?)

candice at 3:44 | link to post

November 02, 2006

art deco jewelry

old jewelry

Got this from my granny. Apparently belonged to one of my
great-grandmother's friends. Could be 1920s, could be 1960s,
I really don't know. It's enamel, with old-school rhinestones.

Cameraphone pictures are a pain.

music: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Shuffle your feet

candice at 0:37 | link to post

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