Archive for February, 2007

*shakes fist*

Movable Type, I curse you for your outrageous rebuild times. We’re talking 30 minutes a pop here, minimum. Each freaking time. Gaaaaah.

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Happy Anniversary to Us!

To celebrate our one-year anniversary, Liz and I got all fancied up and went out to a place called Geja’s. It’s a fondue place, which is something she’s been wanting to try for a while. Walking down to the entrance. Quick peek around the interior. A lot of my shots are like this, as the light was super low and…

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So close…

The new blog is close. So close. I can almost launch it, if not for the fact that I can’t get the 4%^&@$%&#% thing to rebuild. Argh. I’ve been testing things out on a small number of entries (I uploaded all of 2007), and was able to “rebuild” the site, each time I made a change to the templates or…

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Apologies (somewhat)

I’ve been inattentive here of late, but I assure you it’s for a good reason. Most of my time so far has been spent (some good, much of it frustratingly) converting my blog over to MoveableType. I’m not sure yet if I can get it up and running mid-week, but we’ll see. I’m off of work tomorrow, and so I’ve…

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Note to self

Find out more about some coffee-making device called “The Clover.” There’s one in Chicago, at an Intelligentsia store. This, apparently, is something that must be documented.

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Lazy Day

Hung out at Liz’s apartment most of the day. For dinner, we met up with Justin, Dave, Alex and Linda (and Johanna), Rob and Gretchen, along with Jude and a few of his friends. I’m not sure why, but I didn’t end up taking any photos. I think I’m severely out of practice, as I didn’t even bust out the…

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Find/Replace

More patterns, more finding and replacing. I know talking about this is nerdy, but I’m going to one-up myself here: video! The script that’s running is the one Justin wrote for me (it copies the first instance of DATE and re-inserts it before any subsequent entries). I did a bit of a tweak to it, and got it to run…

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Why Newspapers Are Ultimately Going to Lose

It’s crappy titles/ploys like this that say to me: newspapers aren’t long for this world. Looking at it again, this just seems really sad to me. Spotted this at the Hickory Creek Metra stop. Took an early train down to Mokena this morning, to go pick up my car. All’s well with the vehicle (for the time being). I think…

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On Vacation, At Work

Spent most of today mucking with text patterns, trying to convert my home-rolled files over to the MovableType format. Right now, I’m using BBEdit and Text Factory to run a series of GREP patterns, doing some find and replaces. After that, I’m using an Applescript that Justin wrote for me, which plucks out the date and copies it into each…

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Addendum

It should be noted that I’m not someone who totally hates Starbucks and is simply looking for a chance to rail on them. I like Starbucks. And while I typically get my coffee from local shops, I’ll often go in to Starbucks if I’m in the mood for something sweeter, and want a crapton of sugar with my drink. I’ll…

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Mychael Knight, Starbucks, and the art of subtle indoctrination

Over the weekend, Sandra sent out an email to all of us regarding Starbucks’ latest promotion: the Starbucks t-shirt. Billed as part of their “Customization Promotion,” this promotion features Mychael Knight (of Project Runway fame) at the forefront. Knight has created a variety of designs, which users can then mix and match, creating their own custom shirts. According to their…

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