Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Well hello!

Possumblog and the rest of the wonderful world of the Axis of Weevil (and friends?) have a tradition of the Thursday Three (which this week is the Wednesday Weversal?). Anyhow, seein' as this is my last shot at a computer for the week and the library closes in an hour and I REALLY SHOULD be doing homework, I thought I'd play. So hello to anyone who wanders over, but please--none of this sitting on the couch with your pants unbuttoned thing. You may do that in your own home, but--think of the couch. She barely knows you. Thanks. Ahem:

Name ONE traditional Thanksgiving food that you would be satisfied to NEVER EVER eat again! I'ma have to go the way of several down in the comments over on Terry's blog and say it's not so much any particular food but the things people put in them that I would wish never to eat (or have to look at) again:

Marshmallows really do belong in s'mores or on sticks, and jello really oughta be left out of the whole--well, yes, I would say out of the whole mealtime/eating thing in general (in my "'umble but absolutely correct" opinion). I can eat giblet gravy as long as I don't think about it too much while I'm eating. It actually does taste pretty good and is one way I get through the turkey (along with the dressing). (Yes, I have never been much of a fan of turkey, though I do like (and celebrate) Thanksgiving. Does that make me a heathern, Terry?)

As a side note, I thought I'd throw in my actual favorite thing at Thanksgiving: Pumpkin pie. Actually, I eat that at Christmas, too. I would probably eat it anytime of year except those are the only two times anybody really makes it. Mmmmmm!
Well, that's it, I guess. Have a good one, all, and thanks for letting me play.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

I can not believe

I go home for Thanksgiving tomorrow. I'm not sure it's quite sunk in yet, though it's starting to. I don't know who I'll see tomorrow before I leave, but to all my friends who I don't happen to see before then--to all the dear good people of the world:

Have a happy Thanksgiving.
And to all a good night.
(--week? weekend? Whatever, as long as it includes lots of sleep.)
Our friend the noble hog(TM) sends his regrets that he will not be able to attend this year. Sorry but you will just have to carry on without him.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Wouldn't you know,

I think I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, here. One can only hope.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

But before I go,

I might as well take this time to direct you to a splendiferous concept. There are several really good organizational concepts employed in Gmail email which make dealing with my email just a way lot easier, for which reason I have had, and been enjoying, it since--whoa! Aug 04. I just checked. I thought it'd been maybe five months.

Here, let me sum up:

- More space - Gmail offers roughly 2600mb of space, "and counting", as they say on the site (when I joined it was "just" 2G). Hotmail offers 250mb--now. I think Yahoo's the same. That's a chunk, people!
- You can search instead of scrolling through pg by pg or folder by folder. (That takes a long time, in case you didn't know.) It's not completely perfect, but it still turns a 20 minute search into a 2 second one.
- It has no folders. I didn't get this at first but have since discovered the joys of "labeling" emails rather than manually sticking them in different folders and then having to rearrange and forget where you put stuff. This is one of those such-a-great-idea-why-didn't-I-think-of-that things. End result, you can group folders in multiple categories, pull up everything in one category, jump over to another, or back out and see everything at once if you need to. :)!!!

So that's my (humble? uninformed?) perspective. It is still in Beta form, I think, but it's been over a year now and I've had no real problems with it, though that might depend on your OS.

Blogging Forecast

I guess you may have noticed I have been rather absent. Lots of things I've had to concern myself with the last few weeks, namely (and mainly) school. Thought I'd (finally) be considerate and let you know this will probably last through Thanksgiving, at which point I have faith that I will be able to post again, at least a little. So blogging may be light, or cloudy (?) or--nonexistent--for the next week at least.

To all my loyal readers out there (you know who you are, *sniff*), have faith and hold on, if you feel like letting go; and in the meantime, concern yourselves with your own living, Oh. And I really do have a few good links on the side. Really! So go check them out!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

You more "with-it" intersurfers may have already heard of these people but I was just looking today at something called WordPress. I've had the link on my 'puter for--I don't even know--ages, but I found it again recently and today I went and had a look around. Bottom of the page is this lovely little scrap of text, so light and un-attention-grabbing at first you might not even notice it's there:
Code is poetry.
Isn't it amazing that poetry can take so many odd and different, unexpected twists and turns? Even the bare-looking scrolls of plain text programmers use that in most of our world's way of thinking seems the farthest thing possible from poetry, or art, or beauty.