Archive for January, 2006

New Folks

We had two new folks in the office today, helping out on some backend development. Scott and Jahnavi are our hired guns, coming in to help Justin, Matt and Kashif with what will turn out to be a pretty busy month and a half for all of us. Scott agreed to let me take his photo (although Jahnavi declined), but…

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On the way to work

Spotted this spray bunny on the corner of the Damen/North/Milwaukee trisection. It’s been there for a while, and today was the day I finally remembered to grab a shot of it (in some daylight). I don’t have a real reason for it, but I dig the design. I like the way this looks, even though it’s graffiti. I guess I…

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Immortalized for the ages… well, until someone edits me out

I was going over my referrer logs today, and stumbled across this little jewel: one of my experiments is listed on Wikipedia, under the entry for Infinnite Monkey Theorem. Woohoo! *wipes tear* I’m … I’m so proud. It’s one thing to get linked up, but to have monkeys involved to boot? Excellent. My pi experiment also found its way to…

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Impulse Buys

After work, I ended up hanging out with Justin for a bit. We were on our way to grab a drink, and decided to duck into Myopic. I didn’t really have anything I was looking for, so I ended up just wandering the stacks aimlessly. Next thing I knew, I was in the fiction section and looked up to see…

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Interview Simulator – Sneak Peek

Remember last week, when I wore the half-suit? And when Ben went so far as to shave himself for work? Well, here’s a quick glimpse as to what that was all about. I looked over and saw my mug sitting on Jane’s computer. I asked for a screenshot, and well… what you see is what you get. I’ll post a…

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Danny’s

Hung out for a bit at Danny’s tonight, while Justin was doing his DJ thing. I showed up somewhat early, and ended up sharing a table with a girl named Kelly. She and I talked for a while (a weird experience for me, chatting it up with a total stranger). We kicked around our jobs, and I learned that she…

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Photos imported!

Finally got a sort of hack going, where I was able to modify all my images. I ended up doing some stuff manually, as it was taking me more time to research Applescript syntax than it would have for me to just do it by hand. One of these days, I’ll get into doing Applescript more… but for the time…

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Everyone, meet fozzie

Really, the only way to top off a lunch at Hot Doug’s is to go and play a little poker. The three of us set up in Chris’ kitchen. There, Will and I got to meet Fozzie, Chris and Leslie’s new cat, for the first time. Fozzie is incredibly laid back and, once he gets to know you, very affectionate….

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Hot Doug’s, Revisited

Since we had the day off today, Chris, Will and I decided to pay a visit to Hot Doug’s – the best damn hot dog joint in the city. Though I took this photo after we left, the line we encountered on arriving was similar. That’s right – people line UP for this place! It’s really that good. Wow. Has…

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Slow News Day

I spent the day like a sloth. No real much of anything, other than watching the Colts lose to Pittsburgh. I’m not a big sports person, but I was fixed on that game – lots of ups and downs, a total rollercoaster ride. They had a chance there at the very end, but alas. And they were doing so freaking…

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Google Earth: Mac version now available!

Hot damn. I was about to sign off and go to bed. But I chanced across a mention that Google Earth is now available for Macs! Yeah! I first saw this application while visiting Alex, several weeks ago. Me, Alex, Justin and Dave were all mesmerized, looking all over the world at various landmarks and notes. If you haven’t already,…

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Audioplayer Updated

I think I’m trying to get better about updating that audioplayer (on the right). Too often, I let the same songs sit there for a month or more. Tonight, after discovering I am Robot and Proud, I decided it was time for another update. The Bells, by Dave Fischoff.More than a year ago, I mentioned this simple, haunting song by…

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I am Robot and Proud

I came across I am Robot and Proud this evening, thanks to yet another great link on Ektopia. I’m not sure how to describe the music – electronica? That’s probably not the right term. I’m not a huge music person, as you can tell… but if this is any indication, I ended up buying two of his albums shortly after…

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