Daily Archives: November 27, 2007


I maybe worked in a vet’s office for a year

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I found this comic intensely funny. Many times when preparing bills for the next day’s patients, I would see a certain item on the doctor’s write-up sheet that made me gape in slow horror, then stare damagedly at the wall for about an hour. It really hurt my productivity. Couldn’t they call the procedure something else?

Penny Arcade - Darkest Revelations (anal glands expressed)Brutal.


I had a cup of tea 6 hours ago

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I haven’t been drinking much caffeine lately. Hardly anything, not even soda. Add to that the fact that I’ve been imbibing inordinate amounts of tasty German beer, and it should be clear that I’m really sensitive to caffeine.

I don’t feel wired at all, it’s just that sleeping isn’t an option. But I have class tomorrow and a lot of important things to take care of, so I’m going to rest for a bit. Thank god my buddy Jim was looking out for me.

04:13:52 Jim: why don’t you sleep
04:13:58 Jim: honestly
04:14:02 I: yeah jesus
04:14:04 I: what am I doing
04:14:06 I: I gotta get in bed
04:14:08 Jim: haha, ok
04:14:10 I: thanks for looking out
04:14:12 Jim: anytime
04:14:13 I: I’m not tired AT ALL
04:14:17 Jim: from across the ocean
04:14:18 Jim: with love
04:14:33 I: my bed’s got shit on it though, I can’t sleep like that
04:14:42 I: I seriously have internet addiction
04:15:11 I: there, I’ve admitted the problem. I think that buys me another couple weeks of generating an action plan to change it, which I can maybe revise for another couple weeks after that
04:15:22 Jim: true
04:15:36 I: my trick for getting up in the morning is to drink two liters of water before going to sleep
04:15:50 Jim: nice
04:16:01 Jim: like if you had the next watch for the enemy
04:16:31 I: I like the way you think, buddy.

And with that I head to bed.


Are Mac users really that different?

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I was doing some e-mail juggling this evening, futzing around with my Gmail settings. Google recently joined the rest of us in the 21st century and decided to offer IMAP in addition to POP3 for Gmail accounts, so I’ve been migrating my stuff over, trying to maintain the level of order and cleanliness my POP3 account in Thunderbird had. This all means that occasionally these days I must visit Gmail’s web interface.

Today I was confronted with the following error message above my inbox.

Firebug slowing down Gmail?

Peculiar, but at least it shows the dudes are Google are on the ball, and are using spiffy Firefox extensions like Firebug. So I click “Fix this” to find out what they think I should do, and I’m taking to a brief guide which is inexplicably forked according to operating system—not by browser, mind you.

Some solution that is

How bizarre is that? The instructions for “Mac Users” are the exact same steps for “Windows or Linux Users,” only the Mac crowd isn’t given the choice of leaving Firebug running. Why separate the instructions by operating system? In this context it wouldn’t even make sense to separate by browser, given that Firebug is an extension for Firefox and Firefox alone. (OK, Iceweasel and Bon Echo too, but let’s not get into that right now.)

I guess the Gmail team believes that Mac users are so used to simplicity that they can’t follow more than two steps worth of instructions.

Yeah, that sounds about right.


All I want for Christmas

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Somebody buy me these right freaking now. I can’t think of anything in the universe I’d rather have.

Cthulhu slippers

Cthulhu slippers, man. Cthulhu slippers. All I can say is, it’s about damn time.

On a related note, it’d also be nice to have a CD or two of Christmas carols adapted to the works of H. P. Lovecraft.

Awaken the terrifying wrath of the Great Olde Ones during the holiday season with Cthulhu-themed solstice songs! A Very Scary Solstice and its new sequel, An Even Scarier Solstice, are available now from the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society. The albums feature gloriously disturbing songs like “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Fish-Men,” “Awake Ye Scary Old Ones,” “I’m Dreaming of a Dead City,” and “I Saw Mommy Kissing Yog Sothoth.”

Ars Technica

What a wonderful mood this has put me in. I’m so happy, I might just go insane.


Both items found in Ars Technica’s wonderful 2007 holiday gift guide.