Archive for November, 2002

November 29, 2002

I did something insane yesterday. It’s Thanksgiving morning, so I got up at 6am, drove 1 hour to Andover, MA and ran a 5K race in 20 degree weather. It took me about 40 minutes. Not very good. But I didn’t really train, and admittedly did this for my wife who runs one of these things every other weekend it seems.

Anyhow, after that we had a great Thanksgiving at my Brother and Sister-in-law’s. Hours and hours of preparations, 10 minutes of eating, hours and hours of clean-up. You gotta love Thanksgiving. Still probably my favorite holiday though.

November 24, 2002

24 hours later, and I’m still not sure what I really thought about the movie Donnie Darko. It had similar qualities to “Magnolia” — where you’re just not sure what’s happening the whole time. Add to the fact that time travel dilemmas always confuse the heck out of me. It was a good film though. I think.

Why on earth do you still have to twist speaker wire so tiny — yet it sill never fits in the damn hole on the receiver? Make the hole bigger — or the wire smaller. Thanks.

November 21, 2002


“… an enterprising cook decided to take a boned chicken, a boned duck and a boned turkey, stuff them one inside the other like Russian dolls, and roast them. He called his masterpiece turducken.”

Mmm, just in time for Thanksgiving.

Kikkoman, the soy sauce-wielding superhero.

November 20, 2002

Am I correct that yogurt should not taste salty? I thought so.

Transmit 2 update: Several have written in, correcting me — Transmit 2 does work with BBEdit, just right (or control) click on a file. That’ll make me take a second look at it for sure. Thank you.

November 19, 2002

Had a photo shoot today with E.T. — complete with lighting technician and key grip. E.T. was incredibly hard to deal with, always bitching about how hot it was, running out of candy and how he needed to lie down. Anyhow, after the shoot, E.T. and I hit the pub and threw a few back. He’s got some funny stories, that E.T.

Transmit 2 looks to be a fine little FTP client for OS X — although (as far as I can tell) it uses its own built in text editor rather than being able to work with BBEdit. That alone will prevent me from abandoning the almighty RBrowser.

iPulse is a cool little desktop app that graphically monitors your Mac’s memory, CPU, disk usage and other stuff. Very customizable as well.