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January 31, 2005

Cat lady ()

by fluffy at 11:13 PM
(This would be a comic, but I don't feel like drawing lately. Meh.)

So, on the subway on the way to work, I was standing in front of a woman who had a duffel bag and a soft pet carrier. Between these two vessels she was juggling perhaps half a dozen young kittens, wiping their eyes of cruft and otherwise consoling them.

She put most of the kittens into the duffel bag, but left it open so they could peek out. One of the kittens, obviously her favorite, she kept in her jacket. She talked to this kitten all the way to Union Square.

January 22, 2005

Hot cocoa mix ()

by fluffy at 5:41 PM
On the side of a box of hot chocolate mix:
99.9% caffeine free
Does this mean that a 35-gram packet of cocoa mix is made up of 0.1% caffeine? Because if so, 350 35mg of caffeine is actually rather a lot...

In the news for today ()

by fluffy at 2:19 PM
  • The most obvious headline ever (I had no idea court trials involved things which happened in the past)
  • The best tech news graphic, ever (the headline linked on Google News was "Firefox eating into Internet Explorer market share)
  • Sudden realization about one of the oft-repeated lines in stories about the Mac Mini:
    The computer will start at US$499. It will be sold without keyboard, display or mouse, but with input ports that Apple says are designed to let most PC users continue using the keyboards, displays and mice they already own.
    This ignores that the key mapping between Mac and PC keyboards is very slightly different (the position of Alt and Meta/Win/Command are swapped — at the keycode level as well as the symbol level — and you need to use a program like uControl to fix them — unless Apple finally gets around to putting that option into OSX itself to correct this issue)
  • Snow!

January 17, 2005

New IM policy ()

by fluffy at 8:39 PM
I've gotten overwhelmed by the number of people always trying to have conversations with me regardless of whether I even know them or not, so from now on, if you want to get in touch with me via AIM, either send me an email or private message via my forum with your AIM username so I can add you to the whitelist, and a reason why I should. (Note that if you can see me on and send me messages, you're already in the whitelist.)

It's nothing personal, really. I'm just not particularly fond of being bothered with every random person's request for more information I don't have on video gaming systems I don't care about.

January 15, 2005

The week that wouldn't end ()

by fluffy at 2:58 AM
Finally ended. BREW version of Sprung is very nearly complete, and should be available on a Verizon handset in just a few weeks. (Also, BREW sucks.)

I've finally come to realize that I'm happiest when I'm learning things. I mean, as much as I hated working for John nearly a year ago, I did learn a lot of interesting stuff about telecommunications and so on which I would have never learned otherwise. And, of course, my current job has involved a lot of learning of various things (different mobile platforms, the inner workings of the games industry, etc.), and currently I'm doing something which actually makes me happy!

January 12, 2005

my new best friend ()

by fluffy at 8:52 PM
  • 1 part sweet and sour
  • 1 part amaretto
  • 1 part blue curacao
yummy (and also very pretty, especially in my nifty cocktail glasses)

January 10, 2005

Crest Fresh Citrus Breeze ()

by fluffy at 12:34 AM
Remember how when you were a kid, your parents thought you weren't brushing your teeth enough so they thought that maybe it's because you didn't like mint and so they'd buy you that kid-oriented orange-flavored toothpaste, which tasted even worse so you'd brush even less?

Well, Crest has updated the flavor for adults, and it's actually pretty tasty. It tastes kind of like hot orange juice with cinnamon, only not hot, and the cinnamon might be a figment of my imagination. It also doesn't taste particularly like orange, either. But still, it's pretty yummy as far as toothpaste goes. Probably still not particularly edible though.

January 8, 2005

Man, now I'm all paranoid ()

by fluffy at 3:44 PM
Someone at work was reading a bunch of my weblog yesterday from 10:30 AM to 8:10 PM. It was probably Jason but it could have been Antoine or James. I guess I'll probably find out on Monday.

(Incidentally, it was originally found through someone else's weblog post, where a kuro5hin acquaintence had linked his coworker to my weblog, on a writeup of Sprung which Google ranks very highly now. I wish he hadn't done that, but oh well.)

January 7, 2005

Haha, crap ()

by fluffy at 7:45 PM
Allo, Gérard. Ne vous inquiétez pas, car le démuni de I a mis tous les secrets de compagnie sur mon weblog, et je ne projette pas sur le ce non plus. Cependant, je suis enclin à rant parfois!

En outre, je ne parle pas beaucomp français. Babelfish c'est magnifique.

January 4, 2005

Fresh meat! ()

by fluffy at 10:39 PM
So, like, a few weeks ago, when I first got on Second Life, I met someone who really wanted to get into the gaming industry, and who actually had a hell of a lot of hobbyist experience and could articulate this impressively-well to me. So I passed his resume on to Antoine and got to know this guy, and he got an interview and I warned him about a lot of the issues at work and so on, and yet he still took the job anyway.

So anyway, today was my first day working with him, and I am happy to say that my instincts were right in suggesting him — this guy is great.