November 22, 2005

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November 21, 2005

I can smell your brains ()

by fluffy at 1:38 PM
Amazon [disclaimer: my employer, yadda yadda] just launched a pretty interesting clickstream aggregation thing, Pheromone Trail. It'll be interesting to see if this catches on.

November 18, 2005

grar wrists ()

by fluffy at 10:56 PM
For the entire weekend, I will not be on MUCKs, IRC, or AIM. I will try to not post lots of weblog entries. The only computer use will be reading email, browsing the web, and maybe drawing my comic.

Future livelihood is more important than short-term entertainment.

November 16, 2005

Computer keyboards suck (, )

by fluffy at 8:09 PM
Once upon a time, I had severe carpal tunnel syndrome. During this time I went to Hong Kong, and while I was there I discovered a copious number of small form-factor keyboards, which had minimal key travel and were narrow enough that I could keep my mouse at a reasonable location rather than having to either reach awkwardly for the mouse or keep the keyboard off to the side. Within a few months, these keyboards helped me to reclaim the sensation in my fingers. I bought several keyboards, and sold many of them to my computer scientist compatriots back in America, keeping two for myself.

One day I spilled a soda on one of them, and a few years later the other one wore out.

November 14, 2005

I feel like Ray Smuckles ()

by fluffy at 11:56 PM
If I order this, is it a sign that I actually have too damn much money?

Because I'm really tempted.

November 12, 2005

Get your idioms right! (, , )

by fluffy at 1:57 PM
It's "Without further ado," not "without further adieu."

"Ado" means "fuss" or "delay." "Adieu" is not a noun but a complete statement which simply means "goodbye."

Why have I been seeing "without further adieu" on weblogs so often lately? It's stupid and wrong and makes no sense in any way! (Unless you're trying to cut a goodbye short.)

November 3, 2005

Maybe not ()

by fluffy at 5:04 PM
Palo Alto trip might be getting cancelled entirely. I'll know tomorrow. Never mind, I'm heading down as originally planned.