June 4th, 2002



I was reading some product history on the side of its box and I noticed that all the quotes were replaced with "I" characters with either graves or hats. And instantly I knew that somebody with Microsoft Word typed the paragraph, Word smart-quoted it, sent it to somebody else, and the CP1252 encoding got changed to ISO-8859-1 along the way. Disappointing that nobody noticed, given that it occurred 4 or 5 times. But it was made in China... maybe they can't read it.

I ordered a flat-screen monitor. It'll be here in a few days. Planar CT1904N. Way bigger and more kick-ass than I need, but given that I do nothing but stare at the computer, it'll be worth it. Now I just need the silent case.

I used to have a dozen mice but now I can't find one. Windows hides the mouse cursor if no mouse is logged in, so I can't use x2vnc to it without a mouse. It's kinda neat actually... plug in USB mouse, cursor shows, remove mouse, cursor hides. (But I can still use x2vnc... just not easily....) There's probably a Windows option to keep it on, but hell if I could find it.

Working on my new website is a joy ... so easy, having so much past knowledge and code to work off of. I'll be able to avoid a few dozen huge architectural mistakes that I made in the past on LiveJournal. (and I said the same thing about LiveJournal after making FreeVote....)

Meeting with my realtor on Thursday to look at houses. Can't wait to own a home.