Archive for January, 2008

Will I ever be that good?

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

I’ve started getting back into dancing; going out several nights a week. Unfortunately, since I haven’t been dancing in a long time, I kinda suck.

But not the good kind of suck, like Donny Osmond in this music video :)

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Thursday, January 24th, 2008

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Thursday, January 24th, 2008

I dreampt that I ran into one of my favorite professors from when I was an undergraduate in university. He was trying to convince me to enter a Ph.D. program because it would help him win a bet with another professor. Plus he was drunk.

There’s a lot of good reasons for pursuing graduate studies. There’s also a lot of bad reasons.  In hindsight, I probably had more bad reasons for doing my Masters degree than good reasons. But I’m pretty sure they’d all be trumped by “I got a Ph.D. to help a drunken professor win a bet.”

Dental floss: The post-modern duct tape

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

I was sitting at my computer, minding my own business, when all of a sudden, a screw dropped out of my eyeglasses and the lens fell out. And, of course, the screw magically turned itself into carpet lint and was impossible to find, especially for someone who’s not wearing their glasses. I put my mind to the question “How can I temporarily fix my eyeglasses, given that I’m living in a corporate apartment and have none of my tools?”

  • Even if I could find the screw, I wouldn’t be able to be able to put it back in, as the closest thing I have to a screwdriver is a dull kitchen knife.
  • I could tape it up – uh, no.  No tape.
  • And no band-aids.

What I ended up doing was threading dental floss through the hole and tying it into a knot. 

“I’m a Mac…”

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

I made the switch – I bought myself a Mac. Does this mean I have to grow a goatee now?

Darren with goatee

Gosh, I hope not – Once per lifetime is enough for that mistake.