March 23rd, 2004


Some of my day

On this day, I drank a yogurt for breakfast.

On this day, I was surprised to win a vintage leather bookcover on ebay, intended for my as-yet-unreceived spiral-bound Planner Pad.

On this day, I suddenly decided to fly to Austin, Texas, for a weekend in April.

On this day, I made the CEO and the Office Admin laugh.

On this day, I worked very hard.

On this day, I wrote an ad on this stuff for a pharmacy in Alaska.

On this day, I hugged the bookkeeper, who is doing my taxes.

On this day, I ate lunch at noon.

On this day, I bought vitamins for my cat at the fish store.

On this day, I changed strategies and made decisions.

On this day, I hurdled obstacles and rewrote history.

On this day, I left only a half hour late.
  • Current Music
    Beck - Sunday Sun

The many faces of Google, and a new face on GIMP

Well, that's just way too cool.

When I was researching something for that ad I was writing earlier today, google threw me right into google local!

I think that's what I find so interesting-- not even that there IS a google local, but that google itself is intuitive enough to know when I WANT google local, or froogle, or google news, or whether I want to know the equivalent of half a cup in teaspoons so I can make my square root of pi.

I wonder how much longer it'll be 'til they work a deal with one of the online dictionaries. I think it's just a matter of time, strategy and designed obsolescence.

Strike that (don't bother, I just did)-- google cleverly avoids the problem of having to acquire a third-party database by using the web itself.

Smart. Very very smart!

Other nifty tricks, (like finding an airport's FAA status by entering its three-letter code and the word "airport," or picking up a phone number by listing a name and a city), can be found by navigating around googleguide.

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In completely unrelated news, GIMP 2.0 is out. If you want to know more about GIMP, go here. I haven't tried it yet, but they're officially supporting their windows version now (which is still technically in development, and available here).
  • Current Music
    Thomas Dolby - Quantum Mechanic

Visual interpretation of livejournal connectivity

Oh, and have I mentioned that this is insanely cool?

Well, it is.

I'd been chatting with Mr. marccanter about the visualization of LJ FOAF data, and how cool it would be to integrate it into something like the visual thesaurus when I stumbled over a link to it. It's not quite what I had in mind, but it's pretty nifty nonetheless!

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What's up with my playlist? It's also pretty nift:
Thomas Dolby - Quantum Mechanic
Quincy Jones - Soul Basso Nova (Austin Powers theme)
PBD - Nastyrhythm
Parliament - Flashlight
Disney - Monkey's Uncle


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OK, enough of this. I have an early doctor's appointment tomorrow. And I'm TIRED! To bed! To bed! To buy a fat... shed!

Sweet dreams when you get there, m'dears :)
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