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April 25, 2004

New Renkucorp! New iPod! ()

by fluffy at 1:02 AM
I just noticed that Renku Corporation has made another (free) release, Condenser. Go forth and leech abstract electronica goodness!

Oh, and the iPod is great, though it's kind of forced me to go through and finally put proper genre tags on my stuff since that's the only way to actually tunnel through my massive collection on it! Thankfully, iTunes smart playlists make this very easy.

April 21, 2004

Who programs like that?! (, )

by fluffy at 10:21 AM
Is it just me, or are the various "you need to change foo to bar" stuff on the C++ section of the gcc 3.4 changelist things which a sane programmer would never, ever do to begin with?

April 19, 2004

Gaijin (, )

by fluffy at 8:50 AM
When I was in Portland, terpia took me out to lunch at Benihana. For those who don't know, it's a "theme" restaurant chain which is an attempt at simulating a Japanese hibachi restaurant (where the chef prepares your food right on the table, with a little culinary acrobatics). The thing about Beni Hana is that most of the chefs aren't actually Japanese (ours was named Felipe), but they squint their eyes and speak in an extremely-forced accent right out of a 1950s sitcom; I'd imagine that any actual Japanese patrons would end up leaving totally offended.

That said, the food is pretty good.

But it gave me an idea for a theme restaurant chain to start in Japan, called "Guy Gene's."

April 13, 2004

Overheard at the office ()

by fluffy at 10:10 AM
<John> Well, you know, that's why I never register to vote. When I lived out in California, I got jury duty all the freaking time.

April 1, 2004

Striking similarity ()

by fluffy at 12:11 AM
I just realized that the theme to "Inspector Gadget" is extremely similar to "In the Hall of the Mountain King."